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2017 Talent Show recap

2017 Talent Show recap

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 10, 2017
Filed under Feature, Montages, Top Stories, Video

“12 Angry Jurors” promo

“12 Angry Jurors” promo

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief
March 7, 2017
Filed under Feature, Montages, Top Stories, Video

A young man stands accused of murder. The trial is almost over. Eleven jurors are in the jury room, ready to convict. One of them, however, is not so sure. Tempers rise and passions flare as the case is re-litigated. Reginald Rose’s compelling courtroom drama, “12 Angry Jurors,” will b...

New girls swim coach plans to promote team bonding

New girls swim coach plans to promote team bonding

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief
February 1, 2017
Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories, Video

Former varsity swimmer at Bishop Carroll High School, Nicole Solis, is the new girls swimming coach. Solis is a former lifeguard and swim instructor, and also once coached the Wichita Northwest YMCA Neptunes. So far, the team only has eight players, but Solis says she has plans to develop the small...

Former student becomes new soccer coach

Former student becomes new soccer coach

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief
February 1, 2017
Filed under Feature, News, Sports, Top Stories, Video

Silas Hibbs, a former student of Hays High, has become the new girls and boys soccer coach. During his high school days, Hibbs participated in soccer, basketball and track. He played on the state runner-up soccer team in 2002. After graduating, Hibbs continued with soccer at Tabor College in Hillsboro....

Students awarded for Golden Belt Bank video project

Students awarded for Golden Belt Bank video project

Jordyn Dake, Online Editor
January 13, 2017
Filed under Feature, Top Stories, Video

When Emerging Tech teacher Suzanne Stark announced her class would be doing a video project that was part of a contest for the Golden Belt Bank, senior Tiana Lawson was indifferent. “When she first announced the project, I wasn’t sure if I would like doing it,” Lawson said. “As I got into...

2015 graduate Max Befort continues following music passion

2015 graduate Max Befort continues following music passion

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief
January 6, 2017
Filed under Feature, Top Stories, Video

The arts have always held a special place in 2015 Hays High graduate Max Befort's heart. Throughout his high school career, Befort participated in four years of musical productions, Chamber Singers, two years of spring play, three years of district and state solos, four years of district KMEA choir,...

Winter Concert showcases music department talent

Winter Concert showcases music department talent

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief
December 20, 2016
Filed under Feature, News, Top Stories, Video

The music department held their annual Winter Concert on Dec. 19 at the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center. First to perform was the vocal groups, including Concert Choir, Chorale and Chamber Singers. Concert Choir performed two pieces, "Festival Sanctus" by John Leavitt and "African Noel" arranged...

Guitar club boosts holiday cheer with hallway carols

Guitar club boosts holiday cheer with hallway carols

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief
December 20, 2016
Filed under Feature, News, Slideshows, Top Stories, Video

The guitar club brightened the halls on the morning on Dec. 20 with Christmas carols and other festive holiday music. Music choices ranged from "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer", to "Feliz Navidad", to "Silent Night". Spanish instructor Matt Whitney is responsible for bringing this exciting new opt...

Chamber Singers perform at Cathedral Concert in Victoria

Chamber Singers perform at Cathedral Concert in Victoria

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief
December 5, 2016
Filed under Feature, News, Slideshows, Top Stories, Video

The Chamber Singers performed at the annual Cathedral Christmas Concert at the St. Fidelis Cathedral in Victoria. This year's concert was performed on Sunday, Dec. 4. The choirs of Fort Hays State University (Fort Hays Singers, Concert Choir) were joined by the Smoky Hill Chorale, Chamber Singers...

Varsity cheerleaders perform new routine at pep assembly

Varsity cheerleaders perform new routine at pep assembly

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief
December 2, 2016
Filed under Feature, News, Sports, Top Stories, Video

For each pep assembly, the varsity cheerleaders come up with a new routine to perform in front of the student body. This year, serving as co-captains for the varsity squad are seniors Kaely McKinney and Isys Bearly. Over the course of a month, the squad spent about 36 hours working on their ro...

Teachers defeat students during pep assembly basketball scrimmage

Teachers defeat students during pep assembly basketball scrimmage

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief
December 2, 2016
Filed under Feature, News, Sports, Top Stories, Video

A five-minute teacher versus student basketball scrimmage was the main event during the Winter Sports Pep Assembly on Dec. 1. Advanced Algebra instructor Jerett Pfannenstiel, Advanced Geometry instructor Dustin Dreher, P.E. instructor Haley Wolf, Ceramics instructor Jen Younger, Spanish instructor...

Paint mixing and sand cutting videos satisfy students

Paint mixing and sand cutting videos satisfy students

Lacey Gregory, Staff Reporter
November 3, 2016
Filed under A&E, Technology, Video

Recently an influx of aesthetically pleasing videos have surfaced on social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram. Such videos are typically of mixing oil paints or slicing, crushing and stretching molded kinetic sand in a plethora of colors. Accounts that post these videos describe them as...

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