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Emerging Tech makes students more familiar with technology

Emerging Tech makes students more familiar with technology

Jordyn Dake, Online Editor

January 17, 2017


Filed under Feature, Technology, Top Stories

According to Emerging Tech teacher Suzanne Stark, Emerging tech is a class to explore new technologies and become skilled on classes that are already available here at HHS. “Exploring the Surface is first on the calendar,” Stark said. “We tweak settings to make the individual devices more useful...

Students awarded for Golden Belt Bank video project

Students awarded for Golden Belt Bank video project

Jordyn Dake, Online Editor

January 13, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories, Video

When Emerging Tech teacher Suzanne Stark announced her class would be doing a video project that was part of a contest for the Golden Belt Bank, senior Tiana Lawson was indifferent. “When she first announced the project, I wasn’t sure if I would like doing it,” Lawson said. “As I got into...

Inside the life of math instructor Erin Deenihan

Inside the life of math instructor Erin Deenihan

Kayli Potter, Staff Reporter

January 13, 2017


Filed under Feature

Math instructor Erin Deenihan's teaching profession started here two years ago, in 2015. While getting her degree at Fort Hays State University, Deenihan student taught for former math instructor Lisa Colwell. Deenihan has always seemed to have the ability to teach in her. "I've always done...

Psychology offers students a chance to learn about themselves

Psychology offers students a chance to learn about themselves

Peyton Augustine, Sports Editor

January 13, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

  In his primarily junior and senior Psychology class, Matt Brooks’ favorite part of teaching psychology is getting to tell and prove to students that they do control a lot of their lives. “Many students think they have little to no control over things,” Brooks said. “My goal is to...

13 questions with sophomore Alycia McVay

13 questions with sophomore Alycia McVay

Isabelle Braun, Staff Reporter

January 13, 2017


Filed under 13 Questions, Feature

While some students spend their time participating in sports or music, sophomore Alycia McVay has a special interest. McVay competes in pageants that consist of a casual wear and a gown section, a talent section and an interview. She’s been doing this for little over a year. 1. What is your talent?...

Gallegos-Haynes talks International Travel Club 2017 trip

Gallegos-Haynes talks International Travel Club 2017 trip

Jordyn Dake, Online Editor

January 13, 2017


Filed under Feature

Every few years, students get the chance to go on a trip to foreign places with a club that is titled just that, the International Travel Club. “The International Travel Club is a club where, every couple of years, we travel to different countries,” Lora Gallegos-Haynes said. “We may go to somewhere...

Chelsea Jonte subs for Kayla Bell until March 3

Chelsea Jonte subs for Kayla Bell until March 3

Isabelle Braun, Staff Reporter

January 11, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Top Stories

Science teacher Kayla Bell is out of the school on maternity leave and Chelsea Jonte will be subbing for her until March 3. This is Jonte’s first year subbing, but before coming here, she was teaching in Victoria. Her teaching includes five different subjects. “I’ve taught human anatomy,...

2015 graduate Max Befort continues following music passion

2015 graduate Max Befort continues following music passion

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 6, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories, Video

The arts have always held a special place in 2015 Hays High graduate Max Befort's heart. Throughout his high school career, Befort participated in four years of musical productions, Chamber Singers, two years of spring play, three years of district and state solos, four years of district KMEA choir,...

Winter Concert interactive slideshow

Winter Concert interactive slideshow

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 21, 2016


Filed under Feature, Slideshows

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Winter Concert showcases music department talent

Winter Concert showcases music department talent

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2016


Filed under Feature, News, Top Stories, Video

The music department held their annual Winter Concert on Dec. 19 at the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center. First to perform was the vocal groups, including Concert Choir, Chorale and Chamber Singers. Concert Choir performed two pieces, "Festival Sanctus" by John Leavitt and "African Noel" arranged...

Guitar club boosts holiday cheer with hallway carols

Guitar club boosts holiday cheer with hallway carols

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2016


Filed under Feature, News, Slideshows, Top Stories, Video

The guitar club brightened the halls on the morning on Dec. 20 with Christmas carols and other festive holiday music. Music choices ranged from "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer", to "Feliz Navidad", to "Silent Night". Spanish instructor Matt Whitney is responsible for bringing this exciting new opt...

Spanish II class carols around school

Spanish II class carols around school

Isabelle Braun, Staff Reporter

December 16, 2016


Filed under Feature, News

Going on her second year, teacher Lora Gallegos-Haynes has begun Christmas caroling. Her second-year Spanish will be touring the school Dec. 16 and 17. “Last year was the first year,” Gallegos-Haynes said. “We go to the office, the library, the special ed, preschool, and cafeteria.” Everyone...

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