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Getting to know the cast of the Hunchback of Notre Dame

Getting to know the cast of the Hunchback of Notre Dame

Allison Hillebrand, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2017


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Senior Dawson Rooney Rooney has been involved in school productions since his freshman year and has participated in every year. He is also involved Webteam, Chamber Singers, Orchestra, Newspaper, Spring Play, Full Chord Press, and will be in concert choir again during his final semester.   “I was interested i...

Musical rehearses at high school

Musical rehearses at high school

Dawson Rooney, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2017


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For the first time in the history of the Musical, all rehearsals will be held at the high school. The reason for this change is mainly because the Musical performances will take place at Beach Schmidt Auditorium. Choral instructor, and director of the Musical, Johnny Matlock said he sees no drawbacks...

International Travel Club offers opportunity to visit Scotland, Ireland in 2019

International Travel Club offers opportunity to visit Scotland, Ireland in 2019

Scout Perryman, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2017


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Students involved with the International Travel Club will have the opportunity to take a 13-day trip to Scotland and Ireland in the Summer of 2019. Instructor Lora Gallegos-Haynes has been a sponsor of trips like these since 2001. She has gone to Mexico, Costa Rica, London, Greece, Italy, Spain, France,...

Students watch anime after school

Students watch anime after school

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2017


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If you’re looking for a way to spend your Wednesdays, Anime Club might be right for you. Instructor Jolene Windholz hosts Anime Club every first and third Wednesdays of the month. Windholz described the group as a welcoming environment. “We started the club as a place to watch anime,” Wi...

13 questions with senior Levi Smith

13 questions with senior Levi Smith

Dawson Rooney, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2017


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Levi Smith is a Senior and this is his first year in high school. He recently transferred from his home school to Hays High where he now participates in Chamber Singers, Musical, marching band, and jazz band. What was it like being homeschooled? “Easy, but I had nobody to talk to.” What w...

Art gets new pottery wheels

Art gets new pottery wheels

Hanna Dannar, Staff Reporter

September 15, 2017


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The wheel thrown pottery class has recently gotten new pottery wheels for the class. “We have gotten three new wheels,” instructor Jennifer Younger said. “We hope that after every year we can get a few more and slowly swap all of the old ones out for these new ones. We have had the old ones...

Orchestra plans trip for Oklahoma

Orchestra plans trip for Oklahoma

Elizabeth Lee, Staff Reporter/Cartoonist

September 15, 2017


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For years, the September trip taken by Orchestra has been collectively referred to as “The Denver Trip,” but for two years it has taken a different turn. The Orchestra is going to Oklahoma City this week from Sept. 16 to Sept. 17. Director Joan Crull said that they used to go to Denver, but for...

Foreign students break barriers of language

Foreign students break barriers of language

Lizzy Lee, Staff Reporter/Cartoonist

September 14, 2017


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Students in Doctor Linda Maher’s English as a Second Language class come from all different cultural backgrounds. Hispanic or Chinese, in this small class they all find ways to communicate and have fun despite knowing only a little bit of English. “Usually there’s people in this class, like...

Mock job interview panel

Mock job interview panel

Allison Hillebrand, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2017


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When you think of a job fair, people generally think of a set-up similar to speed dating. The job fair at the high school did not resemble this image, but instead was a three-person panel from different professions who shared their ideas of how applicants should approach an interview. The panel consisted...

13 questions with senior Cheyanne Adkins

13 questions with senior Cheyanne Adkins

Hanna Dannar, Staff Reporter

September 8, 2017


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Senior Cheyanne Adkins dad has been in the military longer than she has been alive. It has caused her to go through many experiences that others have not. 1.What is it like to be an army brat? “It’s fun, exciting, interesting and hard. You have to have a sense of humor and you have to lear...

Guitar Club expands in size as its third year begins

Guitar Club expands in size as its third year begins

Isabelle Braun, Staff Reporter

September 2, 2017


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Spanish teacher Matthew Whitney created a guitar club two years ago, and it’s still going strong this year with meetings on Wednesday for beginners and Whitney said there is a possibility of practice Monday before school for those more advanced. They began the year with a meeting on Aug. 23 t...

13 Questions with sophomore Megan Flavin

13 Questions with sophomore Megan Flavin

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

September 1, 2017


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Sophomore Megan Flavin was the only girl who qualified for state last year on our Girls swim team and broke the school's old record in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:47.69.  1. What thoughts were going through your head after you broke the record? “I was just generally happy, I had worked ...

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