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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...

Political parties are damaging American politics

Political parties are damaging American politics

Katie Weisenborn, Staff Reporter

April 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

  Political parties are bad for American politics. For justification of this, a person needs only to look to one of the greatest founding fathers. In his farewell address, President George Washington said, “The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit...

Anti-transgender bill will spark more violence if passed

Anti-transgender bill will spark more violence if passed

Brianna Mathias, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Lawmakers in Kansas recently introduced a set of bills to the state house and senate that would allow for people to sue for $2,500 if they find a transgender student in the “wrong” restroom. With this proposed bill, we see our unfocused and bigoted state leaders attempting, yet again, to pass...

Don’t shame non-vegetarian animal lovers

Don’t shame non-vegetarian animal lovers

Anniston Weber, Online News and Media Editor

March 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Animals are a big part of our culture in today’s society. From household pets to food, animals have become increasingly important to comfort and feed millions of people. I would consider myself an animal lover. Naturally, I’m fonder of domesticated animals like dogs, cats, and the occasional rodent....

It helps to move on

It helps to move on

Brianna Mathias, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

We each have a very short amount of time to live on this planet. For some, it’s unfortunately shorter than others, but even 100 years isn’t that significant in the long-run. Because of this, we have to live our lives to the fullest. We shouldn’t get so hung up on the little things. Moving on...

Participate in upcoming caucuses

Participate in upcoming caucuses

Brianna Mathias, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

As we all know, it’s election year and the pool of candidates is shrinking. In order for each party to narrow it down to one candidate, there are caucuses and primaries. Kansas is having caucuses, and anyone who will be old enough to vote in the general election can participate. So you could potentially...

Access to guns should be restricted

Access to guns should be restricted

Katie Weisenborn, Staff Reporter

January 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

  Access to guns should be restricted, but not abolished. According to the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), a person currently doesn’t need to have a permit to buy a rifle, shotgun or handgun. I think this is dangerous because people, as a general...

Teachers need to compromise with students’ schedules

Teachers need to compromise with students’ schedules

Madison Crees, Online Editor

January 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

As we run through life, we’re advised to join as many activities as we can to really get a feel for what we might like. We’re also told to take the hardest classes we can handle, because it may earn us scholarships later on in life. What they don’t tell us is that you’ll be going from school,...

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