PHS Journalism

Emma Johnson, junior, and Chase Barenklau, junior, submit artwork for the annual literary magazine.

Literary Magazine Submissions

Students share poems and artwork for the school's literary magazine
Olivia Bassett and Luke Faunce April 29, 2021

The Depression By Olivia Bassett It’s so hard to explain Imagine you’re swimming and All of a sudden you feel like You’re being pulled down You have a weight on both of your feet, And...

Adios, Adieu and Au Revoir

Staff members write goodbye messages to the class of 2021
Addison Smith, Managing Editor April 27, 2021

From Morgan Roth, English teacher: Seniors, Including my student-teaching experience, you are the first class I've had the privilege of watching grow and develop from their freshmen year into their senior...

How the Plans Changed

How the Plans Changed

How childhood dreams can change for the better as time goes on
Natalie Glassel, Co-Social Media Editor December 15, 2020

When you are little, you think you know exactly what your life is going to like in 20 years. As time goes on and you age, your plans change. Elizabeth Oberheide, senior, made some drastic changes since...

Senior goodbye: Haleigh West

Senior goodbye: Haleigh West

Haleigh West, Senior ads editor May 14, 2020

March 13, 2020: the day Governor Kelley announced that she would be closing all schools in Kansas for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year due to COVID-19. At first, it made no sense. It was supposed...

Eilts, '19 grad, transitions to online school back home from college

Eilts, ’19 grad, transitions to online school back home from college

Paityn Hughes, Reporter May 13, 2020

Carson Eilts ‘19 graduate, attends Pittsburg State University. He says it’s bittersweet to be back home because it’s sooner than expected. He also said he’s sad about not being able to finish...

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.

Senior Farmer mentors freshman Anderson through the year

Ethan Cerros, Reporter 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...

Senior Spotlight: Brandi Hoover

Senior Spotlight: Brandi Hoover

Carlie Stallbaumer, Senior portraits editor May 13, 2020

Brandi Hoover, senior, chose to do online school for her last year of high school. Dealing with anxiety and depression for years made public settings difficult for her. Brandi said she lost a lot of friends...

Friendships bolster high school path

Friendships bolster high school path

Kaylee Miller, Reporter May 13, 2020

Starting high school in 2016 seems like forever ago but it’s now 2020 and Jordan Billesbach, senior, said high school isn’t as scary as people make it out to be and goes by fast. “Don’t waste...

Caption: Mason Escobar poses for a photo during his senior photo shoot. Escobar plans to use what he has learned in high school and what he will learn in college and give back to those around him.
“I want to achieve peace of mind whenever possible, and I feel that in my old age, if I haven’t given back the same or greater amount of good to the world that I borrowed from it, I won’t feel at peace in my own mind,” he said. “I think any career path I choose will have to be one that allows me to give back to the world in some form.”

Senior Spotlight: Mason Escobar

Emma Johnson, Public relations manager May 13, 2020

Mason Escobar, senior, said that his fondest high school memory was winning the state debate championship this past year. “I was ecstatic and very relieved. For many reasons, almost all of them internal,...

Senior Spotlight: Dylan Newton

Senior Spotlight: Dylan Newton

Vanessa Berrey, Reporter May 12, 2020

Dylan Newton, senior, graduated in December. He plans to attend KU to major in pre-med psychology and then go into medical school for psychiatry. “I graduated back in December, so thankfully I did...

Senior Spotlight; Michael Dowty

Senior Spotlight; Michael Dowty

Ariana Gallagher, Reporter May 12, 2020

Michael Dowty, senior, plans to attend Truman State University after high school to further his academics and his baseball career. “ I want to go far in my education and I have always wanted to play...

Senior Spotlight: Erik Brakner

Senior Spotlight: Erik Brakner

Hannah Billesbach, Reporter May 12, 2020

What do you plan to do after high school? I plan to attend JCCC where I will work towards a Graphic Design Degree and then transfer to KU where I will graduate with a degree in Arts for Graphic Design....

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