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Surface turn-in for winter break unnecessary

Surface turn-in for winter break unnecessary

Kayli Potter, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Every year we have a winter break, and now, every year we have to turn in our devices. I really don't see the point in having to turn them in over break. Sure, there are a select group of people that need to have things fixed, but those people can leave their Surfaces if they want. Others, along...

History of Thanksgiving needs to be discussed in schools

History of Thanksgiving needs to be discussed in schools

Amiyah Gonzalez, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Throughout elementary and middle school, we celebrated holidays not every student understood. We sang songs about Christopher Columbus and read stories about how nice the pilgrims were towards the Native Americans, but we were never told the full context. Until recently, I hadn’t known the whole...

President-elect Donald Trump doesn’t promise bright future

President-elect Donald Trump doesn’t promise bright future

Isabelle Braun, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I used to think the United States was a country where I could live and do something great with my life. As of Nov. 8, I can no longer say I believe that. After Donald Trump’s election, it’s safe to say my faith in humanity is wearing thin. When half of the country wants a man such as Trump to...

Arts need sufficient funding

Arts need sufficient funding

Lacey Gregory, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

It’s no secret that the arts, among other things, are underfunded in Kansas. This year alone, the state is missing out on more than $800,000 in federal and regional funding to the arts because the state budget does not meet the minimum requirement of the National Endowment for the Arts. Because...

Food should be allowed in GPS

Food should be allowed in GPS

Kayli Potter, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion

It's my sophomore year here, and within my first few weeks last year as a freshman I started to wonder why I couldn't have a snack in GPS. During GPS I sit, work on homework, occasionally doodle, and for the majority of my time, I think about going home and eating. In every other class throughout...

Animal Abuse is unnecessary and needs to stop

Animal Abuse is unnecessary and needs to stop

Isabelle Braun, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I became vegetarian when I was in third grade. I told people I did it because I didn’t like how animals were treated, but when I was little that wasn’t true since I didn’t understand how they were treated. In about fifth grade, I started to really recognize why being a vegetarian was so important...

Diversity in film is important

Diversity in film is important

Amiyah Gonzalez, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Pick a movie and think about it. Think about who the star is and think about the main characters. Think about movie franchises: Harry Potter, Hunger Games and the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe are a few. Whatever movie was thought of, they probably have a very big similarity, that the cast is a majority...

Harambe died too soon

Harambe died too soon

Raina Basso, Editor

August 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A life was taken this past summer on May 28 at the Cincinnati Zoo. A young boy managed to crawl into the gorilla exhibit, resulting in the death of a silverback gorilla named Harambe. The zoo’s decision to fatally shoot Harambe stirred quite the reaction from the public, and probably rightfully...

It’s not worth stressing over

It’s not worth stressing over

Anniston Weber, Online News and Media Editor

May 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Many times I find myself ripping the hair out of my head due to the stress of attempting to keep up with all of my school activities. On top of all of this, I genuinely strive to always be the best I can be. So, you can image how I feel when my efforts do not pay off. Think about spending all of...

Codependency in relationships doesn’t equal loss of individuality

Codependency in relationships doesn’t equal loss of individuality

Madison Crees, Online Editor

April 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I've always been what you'd call an independent person. I was raised as an only child and would frequently be left alone to tend to my own entertainment and needs. I excelled at whatever I would set my mind to and I would only have myself to thank for it. Approximately a year a half ago I committed...

Bathroom etiquette needs to be used

Bathroom etiquette needs to be used

Brianna Mathias, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In my four years at Hays High, I’ve faced tough classes, bullies, friend problems, nasty lunches and awkward, humiliating moments. I’ve been through so much, but I can’t think of anything more horrifying, anything more disgusting and anything more annoying than going into the bathroom and searching...

College is not always right for everyone

College is not always right for everyone

Anniston Weber, Online News and Media Editor

April 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

As soon as you step foot into the halls of any high school, you are instantly being geared towards college. Testing, homework and after school activities take up most of the average teens' time. But why are we pushed to do so much? The answer is simple: it looks good on scholarships. What if you didn't...

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