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Grammy Award-winning songwriter Monte Selby visits Chamber Singers

Grammy Award-winning songwriter Monte Selby visits Chamber Singers

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


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Grammy Award winning songwriter, recording artist, educator, author, and speaker Monte Selby came to talk with Chamber Singers on Jan. 11. Before he made it big, he was the assistant principal, principal, and basketball coach at Hays Middle School. He described the middle school as being a “songwrite...

13 questions with freshman Gracie Wente

13 questions with freshman Gracie Wente

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


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Freshman Gracie Wente has participated in several community productions and this year is part of Hays High's production of "Cheaper by the Dozen," playing Dani Gilbreth. 1. How long have you been involved in theatre, and how many productions have you been in? I have been involved in theatre si...

FHSU professor speaks about Holocaust

FHSU professor speaks about Holocaust

Kalyssa Boyle, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2019


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Dr. Paul Neinkamp of Fort Hays State University (FHSU) visited and spoke to Vanessa Schumacher’s sophomore Honors English II class on Jan. 15. Schumacher is teaching a unit on the Holocaust and accompanying literature. “Dr. Nienkamp teaches a workshop every year on the Holocaust, and I knew...

Sophomore wins 2019 Talent Show

Sophomore wins 2019 Talent Show

Madison Weber and Caitlin Leiker

January 10, 2019


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Students often get nervous before things a big athletic event or when they have to give a presentation for class, but imagine what it would feel like to have to perform for the entire student body. That’s exactly what this year’s talent show participants experienced. But this year’s winner...

Juniors take on Public Relations Campaign for DECA, organize week of mental health awareness

Juniors take on Public Relations Campaign for DECA, organize week of mental health awareness

Isabelle Braun, Editor-in-Chief

December 10, 2018


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DECA is an association of marketing that allows for students to gain knowledge in a multitude of business fields. The first class is Principles of Marketing, which is available to juniors and seniors joining for their first year, the second class, Marketing Applications, is available to seniors. Juniors...

College credit classes beneficial to high school students

College credit classes beneficial to high school students

Addie Braun, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2018


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There are a number of college credit classes to take in high school to get hours out of the way so a student doesn’t have to worry about them in college. “It is beneficial especially for students who have a pretty strong idea of where they want to major or where their life is going,” instructor...

Chamber Singers to perform at Matlock’s studio for Winter Art Walk

Chamber Singers to perform at Matlock’s studio for Winter Art Walk

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2018


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The Chamber Singers will be performing from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec. 7 at 809 Studio for this year’s Winter Art Walk. Former vocal director Johnny Matlock said that this is the first public event they have hosted at 809. The idea of the Chamber Singers performing at Matlock’s studio came up...

Team of three win statewide competition

Team of three win statewide competition

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2018


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A team of three students brought home the title of Night At the Lab State Champions after competing in the KU Medical School competition held in Kansas City on Nov. 27 and 28. Students must register three weeks before regionals and are given a topic – somewhat based on the cardiovascular system...

Student provides insight after car accident

Student provides insight after car accident

Madison Weber, Online Editor-In-Chief

November 30, 2018


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Being in a car accident can be a traumatic experience for just about anyone, but can also be a valuable lesson after it is all over. According to ‘Teen Driver Source,’ 16- to 17-year old drivers are nine times more likely to be involved in a crash than adults and six times more likely to be in a...

Chamber Singers to perform 33rd annual Cathedral Concert

Chamber Singers to perform 33rd annual Cathedral Concert

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2018


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The Chamber Singers will perform with Fort Hays State University’s choirs and other music department faculty at 3:30pm on Dec. 2 at St. Fidelis Basilica in Victoria, Kansas. The concert is free of charge. Current FHSU choral conductor Terry Crull said the congregation of St. Fidelis and the FHSU...

Instructor, coach Rick Keltner sponsors Spirit Club

Instructor, coach Rick Keltner sponsors Spirit Club

Taylor Schiffelbein, Sports Reporter

November 28, 2018


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At every football and basketball game, the students and fans are given a theme for the night. The themes include, but are not limited to, pink out, white out, black out, camo night, favorite player and American night. These themes are chosen by the school Spirit Club. “Spirit Club is designed to...

Girl Scouts give back

Girl Scouts give back

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2018


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Students from Girl Scout Troop 10247 purchased clothing items for two angel tree children after school on Nov. 20. Every year, Ellis County Teaming up for Tots (TUFT) sets up trees at Walmart, Walgreens, and Big Creek Crossing covered with pink and blue paper angels. The angels represent local...

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