The Booster Redux

2018-2019 Staff

Nicole Konopelko


This is Nicole's third-and-a-half year on the staff of The Booster Redux. She invests her soul into both this newspaper, and website. She has a passion for writing and multimedia storytelling, and takes pride in the work the staff...

Ximena Ibarra

Managing editor

This is Ximena's second year on staff and first as managing editor. Aside from newspaper she is the president of Equality Club and she is in debate and forensics. She enjoys writing stories and taking pictures.

Matthew Moore

Managing Editor

Matthew is a sophomore at PHS and he is managing editor for the Booster Redux. He is also involved in yearbook, student council, and football. He is patriotic and supports law enforcement. He enjoys shooting whenever he gets the...

McKenna Hodges

Online Editor

McKenna is a sophomore and this is her first year on the Booster Redux staff and her second year in the journalism program. She's an online editor along side Natalie Talent. Outside of newspaper, she puts attention towards yearbook...

Natalie Talent

Online Editor

 Natalie Talent is a sophomore at Pittsburg High School. This is her second year in student publications, but first year in newspaper. She is an online co-editor. She enjoys writing and hopes to be able to express it through...

Joseph Lee

Print Editor

 This is Joseph's second year on the Booster staff as a sophomore. His roles on the publication include editing the print product and reporting. Outside of the publication, he is involved in Band, Debate, Tennis, FCA, HOSA,...

Amanda Bourbina

Visual Content Editor

Amanda Bourbina is a Visual Content Editor for The Booster Redux. She's been on staff for three years and it has by far been one of her favorite activities. She also loves photography, vocal music and roller skating! Fun fact:...

Elle Burgess

Visual Content Editor

Sophomore Elle Burgess is on her second year of being a designer for the newspaper and her first year of being Visual Content Editor. She's also treasurer of Equality Club, a member of Student Council and a member of Get Busy...

Morgan Noe

Photo Editor

Senior Morgan Noe has been a photographer for four years, on yearbook staff for three years and on the newspaper staff for one year. Morgan has traveled to two national conventions and three summer workshops. Morgan is also involved...

Aubrey Bolinger

Photo Editor

Senior Aubrey Bolinger is a four-year photographer. She is currently a photo editor of The Booster Redux and in her first year on Newspaper and Yearbook staff. She's also involved in National Honors Society, Equality Club, Science...

Jorge Leyva


Jorge is an illustrator for The Booster Redux. This is his first year and final year on the newspaper staff. Outside of newspaper, he is involved in Art Club and Equality Club. He currently works at El Caballo de Oro. He loves...

Maddy Robison

Social Media Manager/Reporter

Maddy is an editor for the Booster Redux social media. She loves writing, taking pictures, Dr. Pepper and the color green. She plays clarinet, saxophone and ukulele. She is a fan of indie music and all musical theater. 

Katie Painter


Katie Painter is a part of the Booster Redux staff. She really enjoys English, writing and doing creative things, which is a large part of what is done in newspaper. She is also heavily involved in theatre and music. Which definitely...

Hannah Gray


This is freshman Hannah Gray's first year on staff. She plays softball in and out of school and manages the boy's basketball team. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family. 

Keith Perkins


 This is sophomore Keith Perkin's first year on the Booster staff. He's also involved in scholars bowl and tennis. Outside of school, he enjoys watching football and basketball.

Ian Sullivan


This is freshman Ian Sullivan's first year on the Booster staff. Aside of publication, he is involved in football, tennis and powerlifting. Outside of school, he enjoys listening to music and hanging out with his friends.

Mattie Vacca


This is freshman Mattie Vacca's first year on the Booster Redux staff. Outside of newspaper, she enjoys reading and dancing. She is also a member of the PHS dance team. Along with dancing for the school, she dances competitively...

Ashlan Brooks


This is freshman Ashlan Brooks's first year on the newspaper staff. She is also involved in Book club, Archery, and French. Outside of school she enjoys reading and writing as well as traveling. 

Lane Phifer


This sophomore Lane's first year on the booster staff and second year with the journalism department.  His main focus is writing and reporting but enjoys other aspects of newspaper. Outside of newspaper, he enjoys painting,...

Emma Lawson


This is sophomore Emma's first year on the Booster staff as a reporter. Outside of newspaper, she's involved in student council, track and tennis. 

Cassidy Bayliss


Cassidy absolutely loves being on newspaper staff. She really enjoys shopping, cooking and baking. Her favorite thing to bake has to be macarons, especially red velvet. She also really enjoys watching movies, and she buys at least...

Vincent Norman


Vincent is a senior this year and this is his second year writing on the newspaper staff. He is also a first year photographer. He has competed in forensics and debate all through high school. Outside of school he enjoys playing...

Kaley Mussa


Kaley is a freshman and this is her first year on staff. Outside of newspaper she is also involved in dance team and competitive dance.

Joy Lee


This is Joy's first year on the Booster staff. Aside from publication, she is involved in debate, tennis and forensics. She also enjoys painting and play various musical instruments. 

Abby painter


This is freshman Abby Painter's first year on staff. Outside of newspaper, Abby enjoys watching movies, listening to music and traveling. 

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