PHS Journalism

Freshman Fears

Freshman Fears

Natalie Glassel, Co-Social Media Editor

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 guided groups of freshmen and gave them a tour of the school but still struggled to find her classes...

Practice Makes Perfect

Marina Johnson runs for a cross country meet at Eudora on September 5.

Abi Shore, Co-Social Media Editor

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 me from running for a while and I need to build a good base for the season,” Johnson said. Although...

Hallorona 2020

Jack-O-Lanterns carved by Madisyn Robertson and KD Repphan on October 11.

Madisyn Robertson, Co-Social Media Editor

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 to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, classic extravagant Halloween parties, going...

Sloan, Markovich adapt to curbside, no service at eateries

Kaylee Miller, Reporter

May 7, 2020

With the pandemic looming, many eateries now offer their dishes by carry-out, drive-through and delivery. Several restaurants in the area don’t charge delivery fees, minimize contact and while diners opt for curbside carryout. Jeremy Sloan, senior, works at Casa Grande, near Town Square. Sloan...

Cheating easier with online schooling, but many maintain integrity

Mason Escobar, Reporter

May 7, 2020

While completing schoolwork at home, many students face a heightened temptation to cheat on assignments. Autumn Craig, sophomore, said, “I feel like everyone has felt the pressure to cheat since it's a lot easier to. I can't say that I've cheated but I know some people have since teachers can't see...

Students prep for AP exams in history, math

Students prepare for AP exams even with stay-at-home ordered. Pictured are Skylar Markovich and Tabitha Cantrell, juniors.

Macayla Enman, Managing editor

May 7, 2020

Even with the stay-at-home order and moving to online classes, nothing stopped the AP Exam. However, Tabitha Cantrell, junior, said online classes are easier because she can get them done on her own time. “We have had fewer assignments and the class is less stressful and it’s easier. We just have...

Eilts, Anderson keep on track despite stay-at-home order

Eilts, Anderson keep on track despite stay-at-home order

Kaylee Miller, Reporter

April 22, 2020

Walking into freshman orientation the thought of being in high school was unbelievable: the Friday night lights at the football stadium, sitting in the Rat Pack screaming at the top of your lungs You thought it has to be “one for the memories” type of story. Molly Eilts, freshman, said having...

EMTs take risks to help those in need

EMTs take risks to help others during pandemic.

Lillian Owens, Reporter

April 17, 2020

People who are being greatly affected by this pandemic are the EMTs who go out every day and work around sick people and risk getting sick themselves. “The EMT’s are required to take mandatory showers every 12 hours during their shifts. They also are not allowed to wear their uniforms home; they...

Students move all journalism work online

Students move all journalism work online

April 2, 2020

Due to COVID-19, on March 17 all Kansas schools received orders from Governor Kelley to close for the remainder of the school year. This was a shock to everyone. Over the past couple of weeks, teachers have worked around the clock to come up with a plan on how to conduct the rest of the school year....

School district offers students breakfast and lunch

Parents drive through the high school parking lot during meal pickup provided by USD 368 for breakfast and lunch for children ages 1-18 on April 2. Food service workers enjoyed helping families in need and seeing familiar faces again, said Rita Wobker, food service worker.

Abi Shore, Reporter

April 2, 2020

Bill Rosich, food service director, and the rest of the food staff spent their spring break frustrated and stressed as they tried to develop a plan to feed the families in the school district who rely on free breakfast and lunch from school. No one in the food administration was expecting such urgency,...

That Was Super

That Was Super
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Emma Johnson, Public Relations Manager

March 2, 2020

The Hard Rock Stadium in Miami was painted red on Feb. 2. Quinton Weidenbach, senior, watched from the 50-yard line as the Chiefs defeated the 49ers in Super Bowl LIV, with a final score of 31-20. Weidenbach, who travelled to the game with his family, said the crowd felt energetic and crazy. The...

New Greenhouse for Science Classes

Moorea Long

October 21, 2017

Biology teacher Karl Schmidt said he is extremely excited about the new greenhouse and anxious for it to be ready. “I’m excited to move everything in and start using the greenhouse,” Schmidt said. “I want to get using it as soon as possible with my classes.” Junior Lainey Dent said she is...

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