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Board of Education should not purchase Chromebooks for next school year

Board of Education should not purchase Chromebooks for next school year

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Next school year, Hays High will be getting new devices to replace the Surface 3s. One replacement option is a Chromebook. However, if the Board of Education were to choose Chromebooks, it would be a mistake. First of all, Chromebooks run on their own operating system. They do not support any Windows...

Global warming evidence hard to ignore

Global warming evidence hard to ignore

Isabelle Braun, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As freshmen, students are tasked with a project over climate change in Integrated Science. This project gives students a chance to better form opinions on whether they believe in climate change or not. However, not believing in climate change is hard to do. According to Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet: Evidence,...

25-minute lunches should be commonplace

25-minute lunches should be commonplace

Lacey Gregory, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Many teachers give up five minutes of their third hour class period to add to students’ already-short lunchtime, bringing the lunch period to a whopping total of 25 minutes. However, it has recently been rumored that 20-minute lunches will become required in all classes. This standard is not realistic...

Pressure to choose career stressful for teenagers

Pressure to choose career stressful for teenagers

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Elementary school children and younger are constantly being told to think about a career. This can be a stressful thing for a kid, not knowing what they want to do, yet being pressured to decide on something even though they aren’t ready for it. We need to stop demanding definitive answers from stud...

YouTube’s policy change strikes outrage among small YouTubers

YouTube’s policy change strikes outrage among small YouTubers

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

January 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Small YouTubers were outraged last week when YouTube released new guidelines to their Partner Program. The YouTube Partner Program allows YouTube channels to make money through Google AdSense. Once a channel becomes part of the program, YouTube places ads before or during that channel’s videos....

Golden Globes fraught with hypocrisy

Golden Globes fraught with hypocrisy

Lizzy Lee, Staff Reporter/Cartoonist

January 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

This year’s golden globes had some amazing results, but the feel for the event was shadowed by a large political premise. That being the hypocrisy of the entertainment industry. For the whole night, women and men alike wore black to the red carpet to protest sexual abuse in the entertainment industry....

YouTuber’s recent upload unforgivable

YouTuber’s recent upload unforgivable

Allison Hillebrand, Staff Reporter

January 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

To continue his vlogs during his time in Tokyo, YouTuber Logan Paul uploaded a video of a suicide victim in Aokigahara, Japan’s ‘suicide forest.’ Paul had the audacity to walk onto hallowed land and make a mockery of a dead body that he found hanging there. He has received a large amount...

Net neutrality laws should remain intact

Net neutrality laws should remain intact

Lacey Gregory, Editor-in-Chief

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Imagine something similar to the school’s barracuda web filter popping up when you open Netflix because your parents only paid for news websites. Though nothing like that could happen at this point in time, similar situations could potentially occur if net neutrality was repealed. In recent weeks,...

Trump’s mention of religion after shooting futile

Trump’s mention of religion after shooting futile

Isaiah Schindler, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

President Donald J. Trump addressed a shocked nation during his first stop in Tokyo after a gunman killed 25 people and injured 20 others at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on Nov. 6. Trump claimed at the end of his speech that “all of America is praying to God to help the wounded...

Crocodiles experience inhumane treatment

Crocodiles experience inhumane treatment

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Since 1854, Louis Vuitton has been creating bags, shoes and wallets that are created from crocodiles. Along with other companies such as Prada and Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton uses crocodile farms in Vietnam to get the skin, as illustrated by a video produced by PETA. In these farms, crocodiles are crammed into enclo...

Spirit Day name changes unnecessary

Spirit Day name changes unnecessary

Scout Perryman, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Spirit days are supposed to be a time of light-hearted fun. They are supposed to gauge the school spirit that each class shares. However, they should not be steeped in controversy, like this year’s spirit days. There were two spirit days that were changed as a result of controversy. Through the...

Teens need to take charge of healthy eating

Teens need to take charge of healthy eating

Lacey Gregory, Editor-in-Chief

September 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Despite former first lady Michelle Obama’s valiant efforts to combat obesity by reforming school lunch guidelines, teens are still not fueling their bodies properly. According to the CDC, from 2011-2014, 20.5 percent of 12 to 19-year-olds in the United States fell into the obese category. Even yo...

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