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Adoption provides new opportunities

Adoption provides new opportunities

Alicia Johnson, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2011


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“A lot of times I find myself asking ‘Why couldn’t my mom pull herself together?’” senior Stephanie Windholz said. These are the kind of questions that those put through adoption can often wonder. Adoption, defined by dictionary.com as to take and rear the child of other parents as one’s...

Access denied? CCU explains reasoning behind inconvenient web filter

Anna Shippy, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2011


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While trying to complete your English project, you realize you need a picture of a symbol that demonstrates violence.  You fire up your computer, go to the Google images website, and type in violence. Everything seems fine until a window pops up on your computer saying that you do not have permission...

Trashcan Band Performs

Katie Krug, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2011


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When people say band, the first things that come to mind are usually guitars, drum or basses. But trashcans? That isn’t the typical band but in 2007 students banded together to create the Hays High Trashcan Band. It’s comprised of buckets of all sizes, drumsticks, metal trashcans, lids and a lot...

Mac, PC: computer debate continues

Mac, PC: computer debate continues

Alicia Johnson, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2011


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Warning: while typing away on the most important research paper of the year the night before it’s due, your computer may spontaneously combust and you will lose all of your hard work, research, and A+. Unfortunately, it is often too late to backup information once you realize that the black screen...

Students share answers regarding cheating

Students share answers regarding cheating

Erica Staab, A&E Editor

March 22, 2011


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Running into the building late, sweat drips down a furrowed brow. A blank worksheet is clutched in a fisted hand. Eyes search the halls for a familiar face. By the lockers you see your best cheating friend. Frantically, an exchange takes place and relief is felt. The worksheet is complete and a zero...

Cheating students perplex, dishearten teachers

Cheating students perplex, dishearten teachers

Jackie Balzer, Online Editor

March 22, 2011


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Walking between each row, the teacher’s eyes wander over each student as they try to guarantee that everyone’s eyes stay on their own paper. However, two eyes versus 30 eyes can definitely make this a difficult task. Recently in staff meetings, the subject of cheating came up and according to...

Junior Rylie Scott writes novel

Delphine Burns, Staff Reporter

March 16, 2011


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You type the last sentence of your English essay. You’ve been editing and revising it for eternities, it seems. Writing isn’t really your favorite, so it’s nice to be finished. While many students struggle to complete a three page persuasive essay for an English class, junior Rylie Scott has...

Students go on Mission trip during spring break

Katie Krug, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2011


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While many students jet off on vacations or simply sleep in, some are spending their spring break doing good work for people in need. Students from CrossCurrent youth group of Celebration Community Church are going to inner city Denver Colo. to help churches and spend time with under privileged children. “I...

Students feel pain from excessive texting

Katie Krug, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2011


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The fingers are flying and buttons are clicking. The screen suddenly lights up with the much anticipated “New Message.” With another round of flying fingers and clicking buttons, another message is returned. A Pew Research Center and the University of Michigan study says nearly one out of every...

Senior Ashley Moore aspires to set cookie-selling record

Senior Ashley Moore aspires to set cookie-selling record

Delphine Burns, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2011


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It’s that time of year again. Millions of girls go door to door carrying large order forms displaying pictures of delicious cookies just waiting to be sold. Girl Scout cookie sales have officially commenced internationally. We all love the scrumptious taste of one of America’s favorite traditions,...

Need for speed?

Anna Shippy, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2011


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You’re running late again.  Your alarm didn’t go off, you overslept, and now you’re frantically speeding down the road trying to make it to school on time. You push the accelerator just a little more, thinking you won’t see a cop when bam—a white car with flashing blue and red lights is...

Students discusse difficulties of military relationship

Students discusse difficulties of military relationship

Katie Krug, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2011


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Everywhere news is on, war is on. Many people see the after affects. The bombings and the men running in armor, but few see the personal effects of military life on the soldiers and their loved ones. Senior Carolyn Malott has been dating her boyfriend Chase for just over two years now. She believes...

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