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Grit is the key to success

Ashley Cossaart, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Some students are just plain old smart. However, if that student doesn’t work hard, the people who do work hard can easily pass by the ones with natural talent. According to Ruth Tam's article over Angela Duckworth's theory of grit in the Washington Post, Angela Duckworth was once a teacher and is...

History neglected in today’s society

Aislinn Walters, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Oct. 29, 1929 and Dec. 7, 1941 are two of the many dates every American citizen, students included, should know. The crash of the stock market and the attack on Pearl Harbor are important parts of American history. Yet many American citizens don’t know these facts. More depressing is the fact that...

Honors classes require responsibility

Ashley Cossaart, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2013


Filed under Opinion

The best and the brightest are those students in honors classes. However, I wonder how some students in honors classes still have a not-care attitude. Many of them don’t read the English books, don’t study, don’t get help from teachers and don’t get higher than a C on a test. It baffles me how...

Flaws define personality

Sylina Zhang, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2013


Filed under Opinion

As much as our talents make us who we are, flaws can help us grow in ways our positive attributes can’t. Faults – we all have them, and I have plenty. I procrastinate, I’m forgetful, and I self-depreciate more than necessary. Though, in a way my every fault within fifteen years makes me the...

Back-to-school stress unnecessary

Rachel Moravek, Editor-in-Chief

August 29, 2013


Filed under Opinion

As teenagers, and especially high school students, we are constantly stressing out about one thing or another, usually for no good reason. Something as trivial as forgetting a pencil on test day can press the panic button inside our heads and send our anxiety levels through the roof. But the most...

Gender Judgment Unnecessary

Gender Judgment Unnecessary

Delphine Burns, News Editor

September 20, 2012


Filed under Opinion

When you see a guy wearing something sparkly or hear about a girl who wants to join wrestling, a part of your subconscious immediately makes a judgment. “This isn’t normal,” your mind seems to say. “This isn’t right.” Even if you aren’t drawing a negative conclusion, your mind still processes...

School Needs Auditorium

Aislinn Walters, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Students walk into 12th Street Auditorium and witness a depressing sight. Chipped paint, stained floors, cracked walls and dim lighting surrounds them. Musical and Spring Play are both rehearsed and performed at 12th Street Auditorium, which is located half-way across town from the school. Due to re...

Misuse of the word “gay” offensive

Delphine Burns, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2012


Filed under Opinion

They’re displayed expansively and you’ve seen them a billion times. “Eliminate the R word” posters can be found in nearly every classroom. The posters attempt to make students aware of the disrespect conveyed when using the word “retarded” as a synonym for stupid or inferior. While I think...

Disrespect in the halls of Hays High?

Jackie Balzer, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 3, 2012


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Disrespect—that’s all it is. Whether it’s true or not and whether you think it’s funny or not, it’s disrespectful. The latest trend making its way through the halls is the new Twitter account “HaysHighProbz.” Technology provides a whole virtual world that can be used in such great ways,...

Homework puts a damper on life

Katie Krug, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2011


Filed under Opinion

It seems like more than ever academics is controlling our lives. There is so much pressure to succeed and prepare for college and a career that it all but consumes our minds. But I think a line has been crossed. I can personally testify that I have spent at least three hours on homework a night on...

On whining: no one wants to hear it

Sami Hobson, Assistant Editor

March 25, 2011


Filed under Opinion

It’s been a while since I’ve ranted. A certain group of people have been getting on my nerves. They’ve bothered me for as long as I can remember, but their behavior as of last has pushed me to my breaking point. I can’t take any more. These people are whiners. It must be that time of the...

Don’t fret, there’s still your whole life

Erica Staab, A&E Editor

March 25, 2011


Filed under Opinion

What do you want to be when you grow up? In kindergarten, the options seemed endless. I could be an astronaut, a wildlife adventurer, a ballerina, or a super star. I thought I could travel the world. I thought I could grow up and be a genius and come up with the cure for cancer. I wanted to spend...

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