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Indian Grounds perks up students

Indian Grounds perks up students

Cody Conger, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2018


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It is early in the morning and you are still exhausted from getting out of bed and trudging to school. The thought of going through another maroon day without any caffeine is dreadful. Ten minutes before the bell is supposed to ring, you can smell the fresh coffee coming from the library. As of last...

Program gives female students exclusive opportunity

Program gives female students exclusive opportunity

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018


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Several upperclassmen were chosen to attend Women in Health Care: The Next Generation on Nov. 14-16 at Kansas University. “Women in Health Care” is a three day program created by KU Medical Center Area Health Education Center to encourage women to become leaders in health care. Only 10-15 female...

Students attend induction ceremony for National Honor Society

Students attend induction ceremony for National Honor Society

Allison Hillebrand, Associate Editor

November 7, 2018


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In honor of members accepted into National Honor Society (NHS), an induction ceremony was held in the Lecture Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 6. NHS is a national organization established to support high school students of outstanding standards. The Hays High June Reynold NHS chapter recognized 40 ...

Pit orchestra assists in live music for ‘Bright Star’ musical

Pit orchestra assists in live music for ‘Bright Star’ musical

Allison Hillebrand, Associate Editor

November 6, 2018


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During musical season, the cast members are not the only ones working to learn the score. This year’s musical, "Bright Star," requires accurate background music, just as previous musicals have used. This background music is provided by the pit orchestra, a group of students, alumni and teachers dedicated to ...

Going behind the scenes with Musical’s parent volunteers

Going behind the scenes with Musical’s parent volunteers

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018


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Everyone knows that the cast of “Bright Star” has been contributing all of their time to sharpening their performance, but what role have the parents been playing in this production? The parents have been working just as hard as their kids behind the scenes in making this show a success. Jessica...

Students choose not to celebrate Halloween for multiple reasons

Students choose not to celebrate Halloween for multiple reasons

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2018


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For most, Halloween means trick or treating and dressing in costume, but for those who do not celebrate the holiday, it has a different meaning. While some students may not celebrate Halloween due to religious reasons, others avoid the celebration for financial reasons. Many Christian and Catholic...

Health class important to students growth

Health class important to students growth

Addie Braun, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018


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Mental health, sexuality, drugs, alcohol and nutrition are topics that are talked about in health class. “What’s more important than our health,” coach Rick Keltner said. “You can talk about all subjects being important but seriously having a healthy lifestyle is important. Young people today...

Students prepare for KMEA District Choir auditions

Students prepare for KMEA District Choir auditions

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018


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Auditions for KMEA District Choir are set to take place Nov. 3 at the school. To prepare, students must learn two pieces of choral music that will be performed at District and at State. Each student is assigned a time they come in, sing their three minute audition, and then have the rest of the day free....

Students talk about previous schools

Students talk about previous schools

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2018


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For many students, Hays High is big and offers several opportunities they wouldn’t find at other schools in the area, but for some students it actually seems small. Junior Paige Polifka-Denson attended Hays High her freshman year before transferring to Cypress Woods High School in Cypress, Texas, cl...

Welding classes give students industrial experience

Welding classes give students industrial experience

Kalyssa Boyle, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2018


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Welding classes at Hays High include Introduction to Metals, Technical Applications, Production Welding I and Production Welding II. “Welding or metal fabrication is spread over quite a broad group of professions,” welding instructor Nathan Howard said. “The information that is used in welding...

Colleges from all around state travel to high schools to sell their school to students

Colleges from all around state travel to high schools to sell their school to students

Addie Braun, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2018


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On Oct. 23, there will be a college/career planning conference with 49 schools. “Kids can’t always get to the colleges to tour their campus, to get the information,” counselor Amy Miller said. “It’s one of those things that they can bring here and this gives students the opportunities to st...

Musical cast working hard to be performance ready

Musical cast working hard to be performance ready

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2018


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The cast of the musical “The Bright Star” is at 12th Street Auditorium on Nov. 8-11. Sophomore Gabe McGuire worries that the cast is not on track at this moment in time. “The new director Alex (Underwood) is having a learning experience as much as everyone else has,” McGuire said. “We’...

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