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COVID-19 virus causes K-12 cancellations of activities, school, commencement ceremonies

Allison Hillebrand, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2020

Worldwide panic has ensued as COVID-19, better known as Coronavirus, has begun impacting regions closer to home. Symptoms of Coronavirus include fever, cough and shortness of breath — all symptoms that are similar to Influenza-A virus. The first confirmed case in the United States was announced...

Former teachers return as substitutes at Hays High

Maysyn Tippy, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

Recently, students may have seen the faces of former teachers at Hays High School, as they have been substituting for others in the building. Since the leave of absence of English and foreign language instructor Melanie Folkerts, instructor Codi Fenwick, along with former teachers Mona Chapman and...

Nurse speaks to students about National Civilian Community Corps

Nurse speaks to students about National Civilian Community Corps

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

Registered nurse Amanda Ray spoke to students about the AmeriCorps organization in the Multipurpose Room during PRIDE Time on Thursday, Feb. 27. Ray currently works at Russell Regional Hospital. She graduated at Fort Hays State University with a degree in biology in 2014 then spent a year as a Team...

Freshman shares unique talent

Freshman shares unique talent

Maysyn Tippy, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2020

Hays High students have many talents, but one of the most unusual talents that freshman Chase Wittman has is knife throwing. Knife throwing has been something Wittman has been doing since the winter of seventh grade. Wittman said her cousins introduced her to this activity at her family’s Thanksgiving...

Students learn life, workplace skills through Helping Hands

Students learn life, workplace skills through Helping Hands

Nikka Vuong, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2020

Helping Hands is a student-run business that has been around for 28 years, selling bakery goods as well as being involved in other projects. The Helping Hands bakery sells breads, cookies and popcorn balls for events, such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and most recently, Valentine’s Day. This...

Students attend March for Life in Washington D.C.

Students attend March for Life in Washington D.C.

Maysyn Tippy, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2020

Junior Nick Park, junior Sophia Garrison and senior Sophie Humphrey had the opportunity to go to the 46th March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 22-24. They went with Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) group in Hays. According to www.marchforlife.org, March for Life was the idea of Nellie Grey....

On-Air Talent, Music and Program Director presents to students

On-Air Talent, Music and Program Director presents to students

Michaela Austin, Staff Reporter

December 16, 2019

On Dec. 14, Carly (Evans) Hawthorne spoke to students about being radio on-air talent, music director and program director during PRIDE Time. Hawthorne is a graduate of both Hays High School and Fort Hays State University. She is an Academy of Country Music (ACM)-nominated, three-time Texas Regional...

KBI Forensics Specialist presents to students on Dec. 2

KBI Forensics Specialist presents to students on Dec. 2

Michaela Austin, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2019

On Dec. 2, Kansas Bureau of Investigation Forensics Specialist Holly Latham spoke to students about her occupation during PRIDE Time. Latham lives in Great Bend and has been employed as a Forensic Scientist since 1999. She has been with the KBI for 20 years. Latham has received a Bachelor of Science...

Army Ranger and author of ‘War Story’ Steven Elliott shares life journey with students

Army Ranger and author of ‘War Story’ Steven Elliott shares life journey with students

Caitlin Leiker, Copy Editor

November 30, 2019

Army Ranger and author of “War Story” Steven Elliott, a 1999 Hays High alum, visited students and staff during PRIDE Time in the Lecture Hall on Nov. 26. In April 2004, Elliott was deployed to Afghanistan with the 2nd Ranger Battalion to carry out "Operation Mountain Storm”– the objective be...

Physical therapists and health and human performance instructor present careers

Physical therapists and health and human performance instructor present careers

Michaela Austin, Staff Reporter

November 25, 2019

On Nov. 19, three people presented their careers to students. Mitchell Ackerman and Carson Konrade spoke about being physical therapists in the Lecture Hall, and Macy Klaus spoke about being a Health and Human Performance College instructor. Ackerman earned a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from...

Fort Hays director of Career Services speaks to students on Nov. 19

Fort Hays director of Career Services speaks to students on Nov. 19

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2019

The Director of Career Services of Fort Hays State University, Karen McCullough, spoke to students on Tuesday, Nov. 19. In her job, McCullough provides support services to students and alumni who are seeking professional employment opportunities, such as internships and full-time jobs. McCullough...

Debra Elston speaks with students about U.S. Department of Transportation jobs

Debra Elston speaks with students about U.S. Department of Transportation jobs

Caitlin Leiker, Copy Editor

November 16, 2019

Debra Elston, former Corporate Office Director for the U.S. Department of Transportation, spoke with students during PRIDE Time on Nov. 11. Elston worked in federal services for almost 30 years. Now that she is retired, she is passionate about helping others explore their possible career paths and...

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