The Booster Redux

Surviving the battle

Surviving the battle

Story by Nicole Konopelko, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2018

Junior Caden Bressler spends most of his waking hours on the practice field. Starting his second year after moving from Paola, he’s earned varsity positions on the football, soccer, baseball and basketball teams. His name is chanted in the student section on Friday night during football games. ...

Thriving

Thriving

Story by Ximena Ibarra and Matthew Moore

October 29, 2018

Every morning at 5:00, junior Ethan Weidert climbs out of his bed, makes his pre-workout shake and heads out the door to work out. Ethan starts as an inside linebacker on the varsity football team. He powerlifts. He throws discus and javelin on the track team. Just last year, as a sophomore, he ...

Painting For School Spirit

Painting For School Spirit

Story by Nicole Konopelko, Editor-in-Chief

October 7, 2018

Every Friday night at home football games, PHS Art Club members share their craft with the Dragons' fans.

2018 Fall Homecoming Recap

2018 Fall Homecoming Recap

Story by Aubrey Bolinger and Morgan Noe

September 28, 2018

Click below to view our photographers' recap of 2018's Fall Homecoming at PHS.  ...

Nowhere to go

Nowhere to go

Story by Emma Fischer, Reporter

September 27, 2018

“Do you ever feel lonely?” I asked some friends of mine this. They are the kinds of people who had those stereotypical, small-town childhoods.  The kinds of people who have been friends their entire lives. But when I asked if they've ever felt lonely, they said yes. I asked more people...

Homecoming Coronation and Football Game

Homecoming Coronation and Football Game

Story by Nicole Konopelko, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2018

Last Friday, seniors Brett Wiemers and Ximena Ibarra were crowned homecoming king and queen at the Dragons' football game against the Fort Scott Tigers. The Dragons won the game 17-14 and are currently undefeated at home.

Breaking gender roles

Breaking gender roles

Story by McKenna Hodges and Nicole Konopelko

September 21, 2018

The sound of the fight song filled the air at Hutchison Field minutes before the start of last Friday night’s football game against Blue Valley North. The football players laced their cleats and tossed the ball to warm up. The band members played through their songs in the Pittsburg Community Mid...

Purple Power Hour suspended after successful pilot launch

Purple Power Hour suspended after successful pilot launch

Story by Cassidy Bayliss, Reporter

September 6, 2018

Purple Power Hour (PPH) has been discontinued until further notice due to student misbehavior, according to principal Phil Bressler. The building staff was notified by an email sent out by admin at the end of the school day yesterday. “We’ve had conversations of ‘do we need to put something i...

SPECIAL COVERAGE: LGBTQ+ youth in PHS

SPECIAL COVERAGE: LGBTQ+ youth in PHS

Story by Nicole Konopelko and Ximena Ibarra

July 7, 2018

It’s hard to live in a body that you feel you were never born to live in. It’s hard to feel accepted when others say you are unnatural because of who you love. It’s also hard to put yourself in the shoes of a person who has dealt with all of these difficulties firsthand. But it’s easy to ...

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