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Seniors plan events to educate students on human trafficking

Seniors plan events to educate students on human trafficking

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

January 8, 2018


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Human trafficking awareness week, and seniors Lisa Schoenberger and Kaitlyn Schaben have plans to educate the student body during Jan. 8 to 12. Human trafficking is defined as “the action or practice of illegally transporting people from one country or area to the purposes of forced labor or commercial...

Spanish students sing carols around school

Spanish students sing carols around school

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

December 19, 2017


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Spanish classes II, III, and IV traveled around the school on Dec. 18 and 19 singing Christmas carols. The songs consisted of traditional American carols as well as three basic Mexican carols. The songs included “Jingle Bells,” “Silent Night,” “Rudolf,”  “Mi Burrito Sabanero,” “Los...

DECA and Chamber Singers raise funds for Ronald McDonald Charity House

DECA and Chamber Singers raise funds for Ronald McDonald Charity House

Dawson Rooney, Staff Reporter

December 15, 2017


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This year, DECA decided to host a charity dinner at the Country Club to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House charities. "They put it together and invited a bunch of donors to raise money," junior Isabelle Braun said. "This is our first year, and we are hosting the dinner because our goal is...

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership participants announced

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership participants announced

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

December 12, 2017


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Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership seminar takes place in Manhattan during the summer before a student enters their junior year. The seminar allows for students to build on their leadership skills, bond with students who have similar perspectives as themselves, and get out of their shell. “It...

Ellis County Ministerial Alliance hosts 10th annual Thanksgiving Feast

Ellis County Ministerial Alliance hosts 10th annual Thanksgiving Feast

Hannah Donaldson, Staff Reporter

November 26, 2017


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Last Thursday marked the 20th year for a Thanksgiving meal to be hosted for the Ellis County community. However, this will be the 10th year that the Ellis County Ministerial Alliance hosted it. People from churches all over Hays, Ellis, Victoria, Russell and the surrounding area come to volunteer at...

Maddie Lohmeyer dives into minds of Roosevelt Elementary School kids

Maddie Lohmeyer dives into minds of Roosevelt Elementary School kids

Hannah Donaldson, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2017


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The USD489 News team has tried to stray from strict, business projects and create a more fun atmosphere for the students, instructor Dan Balman said. He encourages students to not take the class too seriously and use their imagination to create entertaining projects for viewers to watch. Sophomore...

Rouse aims to brighten day with announcements

Rouse aims to brighten day with announcements

Lacey Gregory, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2017


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Receptionist Sue Rouse has worked in the office since last January, performing tasks such as answering the phone, helping put in attendance and checking in visitors. “I’m the receptionist so I’m the first face people should see,” Rouse said. “I talk to a lot of parents, vendors and students...

Students, teachers, community members donate blood to save lives

Students, teachers, community members donate blood to save lives

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

November 2, 2017


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As you turn a corner on the road, you notice lights shatter the darkness and blind your eyes. Swerving to avoid the collision, thoughts flash through your head about what will happen to you. The next thing you know, you wake up in a hospital bed and are told you have had several blood transfusions....

DECA chapter raises over $1,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities

DECA chapter raises over $1,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

November 2, 2017


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The Ronald McDonald Houses in Wichita are homes that provide families with severely ill children a place to stay. The houses have been in existence for over 30 years according to http://rmhcwichita.org/. That same site stated that last year, more than 1,700 families were supported because of donations a...

Students purchase Scout Perryman for President merchandise

Students purchase Scout Perryman for President merchandise

Kayli Potter, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2017


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Throughout high school, many fads may come and go. This year, an inside joke between junior friends Scout Perryman, Spencer Wittkorn, Cade Swayne, and Cameron Karlin blew up into possibly this year’s biggest trend. “I was playing a video game and then I said to Spencer, Cameron and Cade ‘Hi,...

Helping Hands takes on coffee shop business

Helping Hands takes on coffee shop business

Lacey Gregory, Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2017


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The addition of the Indian Grounds coffee shop in the library initially started off as an idea generated last year by juniors enrolled in Helping Hands. “It was just a thought,” Instructor Michelle Thacker said. “We put the idea out to administration and they supported it.” Junior Camryn...

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