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Solar Eclipse ReCap

Solar Eclipse ReCap

Taylor Schiffelbein, Sports Editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under Feature

As students looked up in the sky while sitting on the front lawn berm of the school, they realized what an opportunity Principal Martin Straub had given them on Aug. 21. Leading up to the day of the eclipse, the school had daily trivia contests until the day of the eclipse. If a student was to get...

Students return home after 20 day Europe trip

Students return home after 20 day Europe trip

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

June 22, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Top Stories

Spending 20 days away from the place you call home may be difficult for some, but those who participated in the Europe trip, taking place June 1 to 21, learned that it wasn’t too bad when they were having fun. The group consisted of students, parents and instructor Lora Gallegos-Haynes. For the...

Teachers retire after years of educating

Teachers retire after years of educating

Madison Weber, Staff Reporter

May 17, 2017


Filed under Feature, News

The senior class spends four years at Hays High, but that’s nothing compared to some of the teachers. James Mages has been here for 47 years, Jeanie Michaelis for 20 years, Janet Affentranger for three years, though she has taught since 1978 at other schools, and Mona Chapman for nine years but...

2017-2018 editorial staff for The Guidon newspaper announced

2017-2018 editorial staff for The Guidon newspaper announced

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 9, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Top Stories

The editorial staff for The Guidon newspaper has been announced for the 2017-2018 school year. Serving as Editor-in-Chief will be Lacey Gregory. Assistant Editor will be Amiyah Gonzalez, Online Editor will be Isabelle Braun and Co-Sports Editors will be Taylor Schiffelbien and Jacob Maska. "I am...

Students discuss thoughts on major retailers closing

Students discuss thoughts on major retailers closing

Madison Weber, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2017


Filed under Feature, News

Recent headlining news has stated that major retailers will be closing soon due to bankruptcy. Some of these stores include K-Mart, JCPenney, Macy’s, GameStop, RadioShack, Staples, and CVS.  There will also be a large amount of mall stores closing too including Abercrombie and Fitch, Bebe, Guess,...

Students experience living with ADHD

Students experience living with ADHD

Lizzy Lee, Cartoonist/Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under Feature

Attention Deficit Hyper-Activity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are developmental learning disorders diagnosed in early childhood, characterized by lack of attention span and impulsiveness. The only difference between the two is that ADD doesn’t effect a person’s impulse and...

Guidon Online earns top state award

Guidon Online earns top state award

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 28, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Top Stories

Newspaper students were recognized for their collective effort when it was recently announced that the Guidon Online has been awarded All-Kansas from the Kansas Scholastic Press Association. All-Kansas is the top state award presented to student yearbooks, newspapers and websites. Gasper said this w...

2017 Dinner Show promo

2017 Dinner Show promo

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2017


Filed under A&E, Feature, Montages, Top Stories, Video

Different hubs throughout the school become homes-away-from-home

Different hubs throughout the school become homes-away-from-home

Madison Crees, Anniston Weber, and Kara Brooks

April 26, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

The average Kansas student will spend approximately 5,000 hours in class throughout their high school career. However, these hours don't include the extracurricular activities that 60 percent of all high school students participate in. With all that time spent in one location, it’s not uncomm...

Students have qualms with sexual education

Students have qualms with sexual education

Lizzy Lee, Cartoonist/Writer

April 25, 2017


Filed under Feature

Sex-ed is a part of health not usually thought about in school, yet many students have issues with it, believing that the quality of the course is not as good as it could be. They are not alone in this criticism, since many local groups have tried to pass laws changing sex-ed all over the country. As...

Journalism students attend national convention in Seattle

Journalism students attend national convention in Seattle

Jordyn Dake, Online Editor

April 25, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Several journalism students, along with adviser Bill Gasper, had the opportunity to travel to Seattle to a journalism conference that began on April 7. The nine students and their adviser left for Denver Thursday morning and did not return until April 9. Junior Amiyah Gonzalez jumped at the chance...

Welding and woods students show different projects at Fort Hays

Welding and woods students show different projects at Fort Hays

Isabelle Braun, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

From fire pits to equipment, several students from woods and welding will be showing different projects at the mid-Kansas technical show on April 27 and 28 at Fort Hays. “Students around the western Kansas area are bringing projects in to show them off,” instructor Nathan Howard said. The object...

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