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Painting class profile

Painting class profile

Kalyssa Boyle, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2018


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Students have the chance to take 10 art classes, one of which is Painting. The only prerequisite for Painting is Art Exploration, the prerequisite for all other art classes as well. “In class, we distinguish students new to painting class as beginners,” Painting instructor Jennifer Younger said. “B...

Students and teachers walk for suicide prevention

Students and teachers walk for suicide prevention

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2018


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Students and teachers participated in the Out of Darkness Walk for suicide prevention on Saturday, Sep. 15 at 2 p.m. Just over 70 people attended the walk held at the Municipal Park including 6 different teams from the area. Sophmore Alisara Arial was happy to see some familiar teachers participating,...

New rule responsible for vending machines shut off

New rule responsible for vending machines shut off

Scout Perryman, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2018


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In previous years, the main thing students did after lunch was to go to the vending machines, buy some snacks or a soda and enjoy their after meal extra. However, students will find that this year, the vending machines are shut off during school hours. Many students believe that the reason the...

13 questions with sophomore Eliana Buller

13 questions with sophomore Eliana Buller

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2018


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Sophomore Eliana Buller traveled to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota to volunteer for a week during the summer with North Oak Community Church. What were some of the things you helped with while you were at the reservation? “We helped the Lakota people there by building a wheelchair...

18 seniors to receive honor

18 seniors to receive honor

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2018


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The Kansas Honors Scholars is a program where the University of Kansas (KU) recognizes a select group of seniors from across the state. The students who receive this honor are seniors who rank in the top ten percent of their class. There are 18 students from Hays High School that will be recognized. HHS...

YAC helps Jana’s Campaign reach students

YAC helps Jana’s Campaign reach students

Kalyssa Boyle, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2018


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Jana’s Campaign has been visiting schools around the country since 2013, but many students do not know about the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) in Hays. “YAC was created because my fellow classmates and I were very interested in Jana’s story and the impact they are trying to make not only around...

Bystander intervention informs freshmen about healthy relationships

Bystander intervention informs freshmen about healthy relationships

Addie Braun, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2018


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Freshmen were called to the library for a bystander meeting on Sept. 10 and 11 to learn about healthy relationships from the leaders of Jana’s campaign. “My whole purpose is for every ninth grade student to be trained in bystander intervention training so that if they’re ever out and about and...

Orchestra to travel to Nebraska

Orchestra to travel to Nebraska

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2018


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The orchestra is going to Omaha, Neb. on Sept. 22 and 23. It is $125 per student to go, but students who have worked for a firework stand this past summer have had the opportunity to pay less, depending on how long they worked. “Right now it looks like we have at least 45 students going, a...

English teachers set up Job Fair for senior students

English teachers set up Job Fair for senior students

Addie Braun, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2018


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Senior students in English classes are given the opportunity for mock interviews during job fair on Sept. 5 and 6. “If you’ve never experienced a formal interview it’s a great experience to have,” English instructor Kathy Wagoner said. “It makes you understand why you get nervous, what to...

2012 graduate Mark Mathis II pursues geotechnical engineering

2012 graduate Mark Mathis II pursues geotechnical engineering

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2018


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Since graduating in 2012, Hays High graduate Mark Mathis II has received his bachelor degree and is working on his masters in civil engineering at Kansas State University.  While in high school, Mathis participated in football, track, National Honors Society, and Hays High Industrial Tech Associat...

13 questions with freshman Landri Dotts

13 questions with freshman Landri Dotts

Anna Brull, Staff Reporter

September 5, 2018


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Freshman Landri Dotts spends her time after school involved in varsity cross country and varsity cheer. Why did you decide to try out for cheer? “I decided to try out for cheer because as a little girl I always loved to watch the cheerleaders and the thought of being one was awesome.” ...

Fall pep assembly gives students chance to be recognized for sports

Fall pep assembly gives students chance to be recognized for sports

Addie Braun, Staff Reporter

August 31, 2018


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Band music sounded as students of all grades entered the gym. Moving to their assigned sections, excitement bubbled in the air around those supporting the cheerleaders. “This pep assembly was my favorite one because I’m a senior and I feel like I’ve been looking forward to this since my freshman...

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