PHS Journalism

Freshman Fears

Freshman Fears
A look into what freshman think about when coming into high school
October 21, 2020

Becoming a highschooler is an exciting moment in everyone’s life, but is also one of the scariest experiences. Josslyn Fuller, freshman, went to the freshman orientation, where student council members...

Practice Makes Perfect

Marina Johnson runs for a cross country meet at Eudora on September 5.
Fall athletes prepare for their upcoming season
October 21, 2020

Marina Johnson, senior, is excited to be running cross country again after a long recovery that prevented her from running her junior year. “I've been recovering from two surgeries that have kept...

Hallorona 2020

Jack-O-Lanterns carved by Madisyn Robertson and KD Repphan on October 11.
How Halloween is looking with Covid-19
October 21, 2020

The doors are closed, the porch lights are off and the streets are empty. The only indication of this night is glowing jack-o-lantern in windows and on decks. This could be the scene on Halloween. According...

Senior Farmer mentors freshman Anderson through the year

Freshman Layne Anderson felt supported by senior Jacob Farmer, second from left, as a freshman. Seniors Ashley Schwach, left and Creighton Markovich hold Anderson up after the production of Godspell this fall.
May 13, 2020

Layne Anderson, freshman, found it was easy to find a long-time friend in senior Jacob Farmer, who is also Anderson’s cousin. When it was Anderson’s turn in the family to a freshman, he knew having...

Juniors, seniors celebrate prom from a distance

Juniors, seniors celebrate prom from a distance
April 21, 2020

Bella Duckworth, senior, looked forward to prom every year. However, with this year ending so abruptly, she decided prom was not going to be taken away, as well. Duckworth came up with the idea for seniors...

The Odd Couple performed March 6 and 7

The Odd Couple performed March 6 and 7
April 17, 2020

Performers include seniors Cooper Eidson, Ben Owens, Ashton Bishop; juniors Ethan Cerros, Carly Markovich; and sophomores Daniel Benton and Nathaniel Troutman. Photos by Skyler Hughes

New shows, books can help pass time

New shows, books can help pass time
April 15, 2020

As high school students transition into their new versions of every-day life, Allen Peuser, junior, carries on with a full-time job and school. “With school being online, I have more opportunities...

Poetry by Christina Feugate, junior, and Photography by Katie Lynnea

I took it at Miola Lake  Jan. 3 of Tabitha Cantrell, junior. When I took it I didn’t really like it but I was feeling experimental and creative so I figured why not mess around with my editing. And it actually came out pretty darn tootin cool.
April 3, 2020

“My Angel” There are angel wings High in the sky When time flies You make me wanna cry I remember the time When I cried Seeing those blue eyes You will always be mine Your...

The Sadness

Senior Christian Dunmeyer captures the sun through the trees.
Poem by Kel Davenport, freshman, based on a the novel Long Way Gone by Jason Reynolds
April 2, 2020

I’ve got nothing left to say. It’s like the words ran away. And I’m stuck between these walls Just because I lost it all. What am I supposed to do When my inspiration was you? Between...

Letter from my future self to my senior self

Jacob Farmer puts himself in the place of his future self to help him out during his last quarter of senior year.
March 30, 2020

Dear Jacob, How are you doing? I hope you aren’t getting too bored sitting at home all day, every single day. I know you are still livid about everything that has happened in the last couple weeks,...


Short Story
May 2, 2017

When I was younger, I never saw them that much. Going through the park with my parents, I would occasionally seem them, running through the bushes, sometimes pushing the swings, even. Once my father passed...

Review: Miss Peregrine’s home for Peculiar Children

Courtesy of Books for Youth Minds
February 2, 2017

Different world different life, maybe it's better to be there or maybe not. Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children is the first of three books in a haunting series that brings a carnival freak...

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