PHS Journalism

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...

Another Year, Another Change

Mariah Sullivan and Chloe DeYoung

October 21, 2017

Seminar release is no longer. The three-year program was removed because of the increase in student enrollment. Sophomore Jacob Farmer said he was disappointed because he liked seminar release. “I really thought that it positively affected the overall grade of everybody,” Farmer said. “I think...

Foreign Exchange Student Alyssa Cole

Junior Alyssa Cole supports the Panther Football team for the first game of the year.

Jacquee Hecker

October 21, 2017

Being away from home is not always easy, said Alyssa Cole, 11. Cole is in Denmark as a foreign exchange student for her junior year. “The hard thing is definitely missing my friends and family. Not seeing them everyday is pretty hard and I don’t usually talk to them more than once a week,”Cole...

New Principal Jeff T. Hines

New Principal Jeff T. Hines

Gracyn Shulista

September 19, 2017

New principal, Jeff T. Hines, stepped up when the school needed it the most, said Callie Rolf, secretary. In May, , former principal, Phil Bressler announced he would be moving to Pittsburg to be the principal at the high school. “I took the position because I felt like it was the very best thing...

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