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Junior Lucy Lin talks difficulty of having parental language barrier

Junior Lucy Lin talks difficulty of having parental language barrier

Amiyah Gonzalez, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Junior Lucy Lin spends time with her parents just like every other teenager. She goes out to eat with them, talks to them about school and helps at their family restaurant. She also has to be around to translate English into Chinese for them. “I always have to be available to them and I’m pretty...

Student Council Community Service Committee remodels outdoor courtyard

Student Council Community Service Committee remodels outdoor courtyard

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 11, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Just outside of the library, a typically unused area lies in wait. The outdoor courtyard has not been used by teachers or students for some time now, and was overflowing with trash and plant life. Senior Kara Brooks, the head of the Community Service Committee, began to think of ways to revamp areas...

2017 Talent Show recap

2017 Talent Show recap

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2017


Filed under Feature, Montages, Top Stories, Video

13 questions with sophomore Scout Perryman

13 questions with sophomore Scout Perryman

Kara Brooks, Editor

April 7, 2017


Filed under 13 Questions, Top Stories

From being a leader in Boy Scouts, to being a leader in Student Council, sophomore Scout Perryman keeps busy through all of his activities and leadership positions. 1.What made you want to be in Student Council? “I wanted to be in Student Council because I really liked how it was organized an...

Hays High is the 2017 Kansas ACT College and Career Transition Exemplar

Hays High is the 2017 Kansas ACT College and Career Transition Exemplar

Madison Crees, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 7, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Top Stories

Set up in 2013, the ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign recognizes achievements and brings attention to the end goal of college and career readiness annually around the country. The ACT created the campaign to highlight individuals and institutions overcoming obstacles and working to improve the...

Student’s opinions on diversity vary

Student’s opinions on diversity vary

Lizzy Lee, Cartoonist/Writer

March 31, 2017


Filed under Feature

  Hays High’s cultural diversity has been described as minimal with white students being the most common. This is not just the surface-level opinion of students, but it is confirmed in statistics when looking at it from a numbers standpoint. Based on statistics by Niche.com, a site that...

New relationship trend takes rise through social media

New relationship trend takes rise through social media

Madison Weber, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2017


Filed under Feature

Ghosting is a trend that many have experienced, whether or not they realize it. The new term is used to describe a situation in a relationship where one of the parties slowly cut off communication from the other. This act has definitely been around for a while, but it wasn’t until the rise of popular...

Students prepare for assessments being taken throughout spring

Students prepare for assessments being taken throughout spring

Isabelle Braun, Staff Reporter

March 16, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Top Stories

The state assessments have been taken for many years and probably most everyone can remember preparing for the assessments in elementary school. Years later, students are still preparing for the tests. March 15 and 16, sophomores found themselves taking the math portion of the state assessments. Assessments...

FCA offers religious opportunities for student athletes

FCA offers religious opportunities for student athletes

Lacey Gregory, Associate Editor

March 14, 2017


Filed under Feature

Although separation of church and state is still alive and well, one religion-based club offered for student athletes is the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Our FCA “huddle,” or group, meets every Friday morning before school prior to spring break. After spring break, FCA continues with...

Poultry contest puts Greenhand team in first, Senior team in second

Poultry contest puts Greenhand team in first, Senior team in second

Isabelle Braun, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2017


Filed under Feature, News

At a poultry contest with the participation of seven schools and 47 people, 12 freshman and sophomores placed. Of those, five of them were in the top 10. Those are freshmen Colton Vajnar, Ashton Ottley, Shannon Smith, Ashlyn Luetters, and Alea Maestas. On another team, seniors Katelyn Fross, Breanna...

Senior Adam O’Connor plans to stay involved in golf, football throughout life

Senior Adam O’Connor plans to stay involved in golf, football throughout life

Madison Crees, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2017


Filed under Feature, Sports

As spring sport practices start up, many seniors are preparing for their final, and hopefully best, season. One these hopefuls is senior Adam O'Connor. "I play golf and formerly football," O'Connor said. "Either my dad or my brother played and I just learned to love the sport." O'Connor looks back...

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