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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,...

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...

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