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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...

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...

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