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13 questions with freshman Andrew Duke

13 questions with freshman Andrew Duke

Hanna Dannar, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2017


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  Freshman Andrew Duke is the youngest student in most of his classes. He made the switch from going between the middle school and high school every day to being solely at the high school this year. At what age did you start taking high school classes? "I would have been 12." Why did ...

Students participate in life-skills classes

Students participate in life-skills classes

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2017


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Basic Food Prep is a class offered to all grade levels and is a semester long class. “I took the class because I’m good at cooking but I’m not good at watching the time it takes to cook,” freshman Haley Nottingham said. “I try to learn as much as I can when we take notes.” In class, stu...

Students put great effort into marching band

Students put great effort into marching band

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2017


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If you go to any of the home football games you might find yourself singing along to the marching band’s half-time show. The marching band is made up of freshman through seniors and practices every Maroon Day. In addition to playing at every home football game they perform at two marching festiva...

Psychiatrist says fidget spinners have benefits

Psychiatrist says fidget spinners have benefits

Hanna Dannar, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2017


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As you walk through the hallways of the school and peek into the classrooms you are likely to see at least one student in the school using a fidget spinner. Fidget spinners exploded in popularity during the 2016 school year according to sophomore Moriah DeBay. “I haven’t seen as many this year...

Former Hays High students enjoying the Learning Center

Former Hays High students enjoying the Learning Center

Hannah Donaldson, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2017


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When a student has reached the age of 16, they have the individual right to drop out of school. Every now and then, some do. However, students don’t always completely leave the education system. They have the opportunity to go to the Learning Center to finish their schooling. According to former...

Students bring outside dates to school dance

Students bring outside dates to school dance

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2017


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Every year, students decide whether or not to take students from their school to the Homecoming dance. Many opt out of the in school dates, and bring others from other schools. “I think its good because it allows your out of town friends to form bonds with people you know here in Hays,” senior...

Teachers prepare for midterms

Teachers prepare for midterms

Allison Hillebrand, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2017


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As the end of the nine weeks approaches, teachers with classes that only last for a semester have been preparing their students to undergo the midterm testing process. “The midterms are just an assessment of student retention up to this point in the semester,”instructor Codi Fenwick said. Fenwick...

Locker use uncommon among students

Locker use uncommon among students

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2017


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Each year students have the opportunity to get a locker from the office. While some students take advantage of this opportunity, several choose not to get one. With the many school lockers available, it may come as a surprise that less than a 100 people have requested one from the office. “I...

Student Council officers experience Regional Student Council Conference

Student Council officers experience Regional Student Council Conference

Scout Perryman, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2017


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Student Council executive officers and class representatives got up early for the Regional Student Council Conference in Ellis on Sept. 26. The Regional Student Council Conference is held every year across Kansas. Schools within the region all come to a host school, where they exchange ideas a...

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 performances will take place at Beach Schmidt Auditorium. Choral instructor, and music director of the Musical, Johnny Matlock said he sees no drawbacks to...

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,...

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