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Counselors introduce new career program

Counselors introduce new career program

Madison Weber, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2017


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With the start of a new school year comes a slew of new programs and activities. One of those changes is a new career program that has been recently introduced. Former students may remember Kansas Career Pipeline, a tool used to help lead students along the path to future school and career success....

Origins of widespread Homecoming celebrations unclear

Origins of widespread Homecoming celebrations unclear

Lacey Gregory, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

With annual Homecoming festivities and all the excitement that comes with them coming to a close, some may be left wondering from where, exactly, the American celebration of Homecoming and its various traditions originates. According to active.com, much debate surrounds the topic of when and where the first Homecoming occurred. One...

StuCo makes efforts to spread the word to student body

StuCo makes efforts to spread the word to student body

Hannah Donaldson, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2017


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Student Council continues their trial and error to get students informed on events happening around the school and more importantly what is going on in StuCo itself. StuCo consists of students getting involved in committees including the bulletin board, recycling, patio, and S.A.F.E. committees. Alicia...

Candidates Prepare for Homecoming Week

Candidates Prepare for Homecoming Week

Scout Perryman, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2017


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Homecoming week. Everyone from student to faculty is running around trying to prepare for a week full of spirit and fun. Countless hours from generous people have been put into the planning of the week, the dance and the parade all while balancing school and work. Students attending homecoming are...

Teachers discuss differences between honors classes and regular classes

Teachers discuss differences between honors classes and regular classes

Hanna Dannar, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2017


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At the high school level you have many levels of difficulties you can choose for classes “The main difference for English classes is that the Honors classes are a bit more challenging for students,” Instructor Lisa Renz said. “The expectations are a bit higher we move at a quicker class in the...

Musical rehearses on in-service day

Musical rehearses on in-service day

Dawson Rooney, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2017


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DECA chapter collects cans for Community Assistance Center

DECA chapter collects cans for Community Assistance Center

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

October 10, 2017


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DECA members met at Dillions on Hall on Oct. 10. The plan was to head out and collect cans of food for Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat from 5:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event had participation from DECA members as well as Student Council and National Honors Society. “A lot of the groups require...

Hospital hosts free drive-thru flu shots

Hospital hosts free drive-thru flu shots

Allison Hillebrand, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2017


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Every year, a new Influenza shot is provided for the public. The flu vaccine is modified each flu season by the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), school nurse Jessica Roe said. This vaccine will not help with the stomach flu, which is a completely different virus. The Hays Medical...

Movie sites infect student devices with malware

Movie sites infect student devices with malware

Lacey Gregory, Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2017


Filed under News, Technology, Top Stories

Rumors surrounding the passage of viruses to school-issued Surfaces have become increasingly common in the halls and GPS rooms. CCU technician Brian Schauf said that use of illegitimate media streaming websites has led to a rise in Surfaces infected with malware. “It [malware] can prevent you from...

Upcoming Spirit Days announced

Upcoming Spirit Days announced

Dawson Rooney, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2017


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As Homecoming rapidly approaches so do the Spirit Days that come with that week. There are only four Spirit Days this year due to an in-service on Monday. The competitions will begin Tuesday with Through the Years Tuesday. Through the Years Tuesday is where students dress up as if they are a different...

Step It Up for a Cure hosts co-ed fundraiser softball tournament

Step It Up for a Cure hosts co-ed fundraiser softball tournament

Kayli Potter, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2017


Filed under Event Calendar, News

Step It Up for a Cure will be hosting a co-ed softball tournament starting at 9 a.m. on Oct. 14 at the Bickle-Schmidt Sports Complex to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). It is $15 per person, and all of the proceeds will go to the JDRF. Each participant will rece...

HHITA wins Kansas High Plains Electro Rally

HHITA wins Kansas High Plains Electro Rally

Scout Perryman, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2017


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  Hays High Industrial Tech Association takes first overall at the Kansas High Plains Electro Rally on Sept. 28. Teams at the Electro Rally race electric cars around a track for an hour. Teams are scored on how many laps are completed within the hour. HHITA took first in the Standard Class...

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