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Reading books declines in past decade

Reading books declines in past decade

Nikka Vuong, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2019


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With the new technology available to students, the incentive to read physical books has decreased over the years. In the 2008-2009 school year, the number of books checked out by a student body of 710 at the Hays High library was 1,272 books. This school year has a student body of about 950 students,...

Colton Vajnar slated for Kansas Northwest District President, Vice President 

Colton Vajnar slated for Kansas Northwest District President, Vice President 

Kalyssa Boyle, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2019


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Junior Colton Vajnar has been slated to run for Kansas Northwest District President or Vice President.  Vajnar has already served as this year’s Northwest District Reporter and will give a speech to run for district President or Vice President on April 25 at the Northwest District FFA Banquet i...

Dane G Hansen Foundation provides seniors with scholorships for college

Dane G Hansen Foundation provides seniors with scholorships for college

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2019


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Students planning to go to college know how expensive it can be, which is why many apply for scholarships in hopes of being able to pay for their education and have as little debt as possible when done. Every year the Dane G. Hansen Foundation gives away over 260 scholarships to high school seniors acro...

Public advocate speaks about experiences to students

Public advocate speaks about experiences to students

Levi Weilert, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2019


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During Instructor Codi Fenwick’s Current Issues and Forensics class, guest speaker Andres Mata spoke to the students about public advocacy and his career at the Mennonite Central Committee on Feb. 22. “I asked Andres Mata to speak because of his personal experiences as a City Commissioner and...

Project Prom produces volunteer opportunities for Helping Hands students

Project Prom produces volunteer opportunities for Helping Hands students

MacKenzie Fagan, Sports Editor

March 4, 2019


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There are many opportunities for students to volunteer and do community service. One way is Project Prom, which is a program ran by the Helping Hands. Instructor Michelle Thacker is the head sponsor who helps run the program. “Project Prom is a community service project sponsored by the Helping...

Students participate in KMEA All-State Choirs

Students participate in KMEA All-State Choirs

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019


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This year’s KMEA All-State Choir participants traveled to Wichita on Feb. 21 for rehearsals and a performance on the afternoon of Feb. 23 at Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center. This was the first year that KMEA split their High School Honor Choir into two so they could accommod...

13 questions with sophomore Tom Drabkin

13 questions with sophomore Tom Drabkin

Allison Brooks, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2019


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1. How long have you been doing music? "I started playing my first instrument when I was three so that would make it around 13 years." 2. What made you interested in music? "At first it was forced on me but I have fallen in love with music." 3. How many instruments do you play? "Three if you inc...

2016 graduate lands internship at Amazon

2016 graduate lands internship at Amazon

Isabelle Braun, Editor-in-Chief

February 18, 2019


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Trenton Potter graduated three years ago. While in high school, Potter participated in numerous activities he feels contributed to where he is today. "While at Hays High, I was involved in Spring Play, Webteam, Track, Scholars' Bowl and Science Olympiad," Potter said. "I also tried out other activities...

Community Ambassadors attend session on entrepreneurship

Community Ambassadors attend session on entrepreneurship

Isabelle Braun, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2019


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Seniors Ryan Hernandez, Shyann Schumacher, Kallie Leiker and Isabelle Braun attended the Community Ambassadors session on entrepreneurship on Feb. 13 at Sunflower Bank. In this session, downtown store owners Shaun Musil and Anissa Pfeifer spoke about their experiences with opening their businesses....

Indian Call activites conclude

Indian Call activites conclude

McKena McBride and Madison Weber

February 11, 2019


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Indian Call activities came to an end with the annual dance in Gym B, 8:00-10:30p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9. The Indian Call king and queen were announced after the Varsity Girls’ basketball on Feb. 8. The winning candidates for Indian Call were Cade Swayne and Hannah McGuire. Swayne said he wasn...

Chess team wins first at Concordia tournament

Chess team wins first at Concordia tournament

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2019


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The chess team won first place at their tournament in Concordia on Saturday, Feb. 9. There were four teams in all participating in the tournament. The team's win was the first championship win in club history. “We were pretty excited,” Sophomore Mataya Quinby said. The team was split...

Nathan Leiker, junior

Nathan Leiker, junior

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2019


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"If I had a magic wand and could change anything about the school I would make it less white walls and more color, its very bland in this school, it needs more color."...

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