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Puerto Rican musician Edgar René offers advice to budding performers

Puerto Rican musician Edgar René offers advice to budding performers

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2019

Puerto Rican performer Edgar René traveled to Hays on March 27 on his first school tour, Viviras 2018-2019. René’s goal is to promote Spanish learning in classrooms and spread the positive message of unity through his music. René’s first CD, Corazón Poeta, came out when he was only 11 years old. He...

Junior explains decision to delete social media

Junior explains decision to delete social media

Nikka Vuong, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2019

Social media is used for many different things such as being able to interact with others, share your thoughts, posting pictures of the best moments, etc. For junior Lauren Kent, she found herself constantly comparing herself to others online. Having always struggled with the way social media made...

Chamber Singers hold Q&A with Little Match Girl Passion composer

Chamber Singers hold Q&A with Little Match Girl Passion composer

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2019

The Pulitzer Prize winning-composer, David Lang, took the time during seminar on Tuesday to Skype with the Chamber Singers before their performance of "The Little Match Girl Passion" at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 30 at St. Joseph’s Church. Lang said that the Passion was originally written for very...

2016 graduate Albany Schaffer continues volleyball career at DI school in Louisiana

2016 graduate Albany Schaffer continues volleyball career at DI school in Louisiana

Anna Brull, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2019

Albany Schaffer left Hays three years ago to pursue her dream of playing collegiate volleyball at an NCAA Division I school. In the fourth grade, Schaffer started playing volleyball after watching her neighbor play. Schaffer played all positions in recreational ball but started playing libero when...

Chamber Singers to perform Pulitzer Prize-winning Little Match Girl Passion

Chamber Singers to perform Pulitzer Prize-winning Little Match Girl Passion

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

The Chamber Singers will perform David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work, The Little Match Girl Passion, at 2 p.m. on March 30 at St. Joseph’s Church. The 35 minute long Passion, inspired by Danish author Hans Christian Anderson, is a combination of acapella and simple percussion instruments that tel...

Freshman travels to Germany over spring break

Freshman travels to Germany over spring break

Nikka Vuong, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2019

Imagine traveling for 15 plus hours to only have your flight delayed multiple times. You’re tired of the delays and just want to arrive to your destination. But, you’re still excited because this is your first time leaving the country. Freshman Ella Voth traveled to Germany this year for spring break...

Sternberg Museum offers seven summer camps

Sternberg Museum offers seven summer camps

Levi Weilert, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2019

Sternberg Museum of Natural History is offering seven science camps this summer, being out of country Field Paleontology: Australia, Ecuador Wildlife Biology, in-country Field Volcanology, Southwest Wildlife Biology plus in-state Field Paleontology: Kansas, Introduction to Research and Fossil Preparation...

Students compete at Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, two out of five awards received

Students compete at Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, two out of five awards received

Isabelle Braun, Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2019

The Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, organized by Grow Hays, took place at Brief Space on March 20. With approximately 30 registered projects, two student's projects were awarded out of the five possible awards. Senior Jacob Maska placed third and senior Sydney Davis was awarded the "Ready to Launc...

Reading books declines in past decade

Reading books declines in past decade

Nikka Vuong, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2019

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

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

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

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...

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