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Movie sites infect student devices with malware

Movie sites infect student devices with malware

Lacey Gregory, Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2017


Filed under News, Technology, Top Stories

Rumors surrounding the passage of viruses to school-issued Surfaces have become increasingly common in the halls and GPS rooms. CCU technician Brian Schauf said that use of illegitimate media streaming websites has led to a rise in Surfaces infected with malware. “It [malware] can prevent you from...

Junior sets sights out of this world

Junior sets sights out of this world

Kara Brooks, Editor

March 7, 2017


Filed under Feature, Technology, Top Stories

Growing up, it is common for students to have big, seemingly unattainable dreams for their lives. Junior Sara Rohleder is making her seemingly impossible dream a reality. Rohleder has always had an interest with space and stars, and her interest kept growing into the dream she has today. “My...

Emerging Tech makes students more familiar with technology

Emerging Tech makes students more familiar with technology

Jordyn Dake, Online Editor

January 17, 2017


Filed under Feature, Technology, Top Stories

According to Emerging Tech teacher Suzanne Stark, Emerging tech is a class to explore new technologies and become skilled on classes that are already available here at HHS. “Exploring the Surface is first on the calendar,” Stark said. “We tweak settings to make the individual devices more useful...

Senior Jacob Alexander pursues career in photography

Senior Jacob Alexander pursues career in photography

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 15, 2016


Filed under Feature, Technology

Photography and cinematography have always been an important part of senior Jacob Alexander’s life. Starting out by simply just recording and taking photos, Alexander now owns his own website where he shares the images he captures. “My passion for photography and cinematography really began when...

Trend “binge-watching” OK in moderation

Trend “binge-watching” OK in moderation

Madison Crees, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 29, 2016


Filed under Feature, Technology

“Are you still watching?” The simple, white font shames you, glaring. The question makes you realize how long you’ve been sitting there watching Netflix. You look away from Grey’s Anatomy, Stranger Things or some other popular show you’re watching in mass quantity and realize you’ve been...

Students comment on the new surface stylus

Students comment on the new surface stylus

Isabelle Braun, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2016


Filed under Feature, Technology

The school has had the Surface Pro 3's since last year. They always were the same – the black protective case and the silver stylus with a purple button. About a month ago, something set a few away from others, a new stylus. “They were just the ones that were available,” CCU tech Brian Schauf...

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...

Students create website in honor of classmates

Students create website in honor of classmates

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 20, 2016


Filed under Feature, Technology, Top Stories

Seniors Alex Feyerherm, Quinn Buffington, Sam Crowley and Bryce Davidson created a website last spring in honor of their fellow classmates, senior Tanner Callis, junior Trinity Callis and alumni Tristan Callis. The group decided that it was appropriate to create a site dedicated to the trio in order...

AP Government class creates campaign ads

AP Government class creates campaign ads

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2016


Filed under Feature, News, Technology, Top Stories, Video

AP American Government students participated in creating a campaign ad. "So far, all of the ads I've seen this year have been really good," AP American Government instructor Abby Maska said. For the assignment, students in groups were required to create a 30 second issue ad using some type of political...

Select students visit C-SPAN bus for presentation

Select students visit C-SPAN bus for presentation

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2016


Filed under Feature, News, Technology, Top Stories

Students involved with AP Government, AP American History or journalism classes were offered the opportunity to visit the C-SPAN bus on Oct. 12. The Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network (C-SPAN) is an American cable and satellite television network. Their interactive bus was parked in front of th...

The releases of iOS 10 and the iPhone 7 produce excitement among students

The releases of iOS 10 and the iPhone 7 produce excitement among students

Isabelle Braun, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2016


Filed under Feature, Technology

The iPhone changed Sept. 13 with the release of iOS 10. The update changed a multitude of things but drastically affected the way people text. “The gif board, that is so cool,” sophomore Brittani Park said. “That is my favorite part.” With the new update comes the chance to text with a...

Sleep Center invites Psychology class to facility

Sleep Center invites Psychology class to facility

September 28, 2016


Filed under Feature, News, Technology, Top Stories

Instructor Matt Brooks's Psychology class went to the Sleep Center at the Center for Health Improvement in order to learn more about the importance of sleep. The lesson was held by Bryan Noone, a manager of the Sleep and Neurodiagnostic Institute at Hays Med. "By the time you reach your 60th bi...

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