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Trump failing to protect women’s and minority rights

Trump failing to protect women’s and minority rights

Hannah Norris, Staff Reporter
February 17
Filed under Opinion

The presidential shift to the Trump administration has brought about uncertainty in many political and societal aspects. His original campaign was inadequate in making his stances on important issues clearly defined. But one major hot-button issue that Donald Trump has been unclear about is the future...

Respect people for differences instead of trying to change them

Respect people for differences instead of trying to change them

Peyton Augustine, Sports Editor
February 1
Filed under Opinion

  The time has come to stop pushing your beliefs on others. Instead of just saying your opinions louder to drown out the people who disagree with you, try listening to what they to say and be respectful of their opinion. You are entitled to your own opinion and so is everyone else. It isn’t...

AP Government needs to be upgraded to year-long class

AP Government needs to be upgraded to year-long class

Madison Crees, Co-Editor-in-Chief
January 11
Filed under Opinion

It’s no secret that Hays High offers a challenging curriculum to those who ask for it through their AP courses. The heavy workload of the advanced setting is time consuming, but manageable in most cases. In most cases. AP Government isn’t one of them. AP Government is designed to be a year-long...

Tattoos should be accepted in the workforce

Tattoos should be accepted in the workforce

Lacey Gregory, Staff Reporter
December 16
Filed under Opinion

Imagine studying for four or more years for your degree, landing an interview for a job you are more than qualified for, only to be denied the position because of a visible tattoo. According to a skinfo.com article, 14 percent of college graduates and 25 percent of college attendees in the U.S. have a ...

Surface turn-in for winter break unnecessary

Surface turn-in for winter break unnecessary

Kayli Potter, Staff Reporter
November 28
Filed under Opinion

Every year we have a winter break, and now, every year we have to turn in our devices. I really don't see the point in having to turn them in over break. Sure, there are a select group of people that need to have things fixed, but those people can leave their Surfaces if they want. Others, along...

History of Thanksgiving needs to be discussed in schools

History of Thanksgiving needs to be discussed in schools

Amiyah Gonzalez, Staff Reporter
November 21
Filed under Opinion

Throughout elementary and middle school, we celebrated holidays not every student understood. We sang songs about Christopher Columbus and read stories about how nice the pilgrims were towards the Native Americans, but we were never told the full context. Until recently, I hadn’t known the whole...

President-elect Donald Trump doesn’t promise bright future

President-elect Donald Trump doesn’t promise bright future

Isabelle Braun, Staff Reporter
November 11
Filed under Opinion

I used to think the United States was a country where I could live and do something great with my life. As of Nov. 8, I can no longer say I believe that. After Donald Trump’s election, it’s safe to say my faith in humanity is wearing thin. When half of the country wants a man such as Trump to...

Arts need sufficient funding

Arts need sufficient funding

Lacey Gregory, Staff Reporter
October 25
Filed under Opinion

It’s no secret that the arts, among other things, are underfunded in Kansas. This year alone, the state is missing out on more than $800,000 in federal and regional funding to the arts because the state budget does not meet the minimum requirement of the National Endowment for the Arts. Because...

Food should be allowed in GPS

Food should be allowed in GPS

Kayli Potter, Staff Reporter
October 20
Filed under Opinion

It's my sophomore year here, and within my first few weeks last year as a freshman I started to wonder why I couldn't have a snack in GPS. During GPS I sit, work on homework, occasionally doodle, and for the majority of my time, I think about going home and eating. In every other class throughout...

Animal Abuse is unnecessary and needs to stop

Animal Abuse is unnecessary and needs to stop

Isabelle Braun, Staff Reporter
October 12
Filed under Opinion

I became vegetarian when I was in third grade. I told people I did it because I didn’t like how animals were treated, but when I was little that wasn’t true since I didn’t understand how they were treated. In about fifth grade, I started to really recognize why being a vegetarian was so important...

Diversity in film is important

Diversity in film is important

Amiyah Gonzalez, Staff Reporter
August 29
Filed under Opinion

Pick a movie and think about it. Think about who the star is and think about the main characters. Think about movie franchises: Harry Potter, Hunger Games and the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe are a few. Whatever movie was thought of, they probably have a very big similarity, that the cast is a majority...

Harambe died too soon

Harambe died too soon

Raina Basso, Editor
August 25
Filed under Opinion

A life was taken this past summer on May 28 at the Cincinnati Zoo. A young boy managed to crawl into the gorilla exhibit, resulting in the death of a silverback gorilla named Harambe. The zoo’s decision to fatally shoot Harambe stirred quite the reaction from the public, and probably rightfully...

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