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2014 graduate moves to Germany

2014 graduate moves to Germany

Kalyssa Boyle, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


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Graduate Nicole Feyerherm left Hays High in 2014 but never expected to move to Germany after studying abroad at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Essen, Germany. “Several things about Germany drew me to it. Like many people in Hays, I have ancestors from there, and even met some distant relatives...

13 questions with freshman Sam Vesper

13 questions with freshman Sam Vesper

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

February 7, 2019


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Freshman Sam Vesper is new student this semester. Where did you move from? I moved from Lyons, Kansas. What brought you to Hays? I moved to Hays because my mom got a really good job offer here at the hospital. What is your favorite part about Hays so far? There’s a lot more things to...

Scholars Bowl team wins Regionals runner-up, State bound

Scholars Bowl team wins Regionals runner-up, State bound

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2019


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The Scholars Bowl team won runner-up at Regionals on Jan. 31 at Bishop Caroll Catholic High School in Wichita. After placing as Regional Runners up, the team automatically qualifies to compete at Desoto High School on Feb. 9 for the title of 5A State Champions. Members of the scholars bowl team...

Community Ambassador meeting gives seniors better idea into the minds of interviewers

Community Ambassador meeting gives seniors better idea into the minds of interviewers

Isabelle Braun, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2019


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The Sunflower Community Ambassadors met on Jan. 30 to discuss volunteering and interviewing skills. Tammy Wellbrock from the Chamber of Commerce spoke, giving students the opportunity to ask questions and telling stories of her own experience interviewing. The four attendants from the school include...

Chamber Singers to compete in acapella competition

Chamber Singers to compete in acapella competition

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2019


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Chamber Singers will compete against each other in an acapella competition in May as part of the Spring for Music Festival. The Spring for Music Festival will be replacing Dinner Show this year, and will consist of four different concerts, one of which being the acapella competition. Vocal dir...

Entreprenuership Promotion week proves successful for DECA members

Entreprenuership Promotion week proves successful for DECA members

Isabelle Braun, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2019


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Throughout the dates of Jan. 22 to Jan. 25, junior DECA members Cassidy Prough, Brooke Denning and Madelyn Waddell hosted Entrepreneurship Promotion Week, hosting different activities on different days. On Tuesday, information was launched on different social media sites promoting the events. On...

Sociology lets students see different perspectives

Sociology lets students see different perspectives

Levi Weilert, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2019


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Sociology is one of many social science classes offered. Sociology instructor Abby Gillan says Sociology helps provide students “an academic way to study the world around them aside from our cultural biases or our own personal perspectives.” Sociology is an upper-level course that talks about...

Grammy Award-winning songwriter Monte Selby visits Chamber Singers

Grammy Award-winning songwriter Monte Selby visits Chamber Singers

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


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Grammy Award winning songwriter, recording artist, educator, author, and speaker Monte Selby came to talk with Chamber Singers on Jan. 11. Before he made it big, he was the assistant principal, principal, and basketball coach at Hays Middle School. He described the middle school as being a “songwrite...

13 questions with freshman Gracie Wente

13 questions with freshman Gracie Wente

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


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Freshman Gracie Wente has participated in several community productions and this year is part of Hays High's production of "Cheaper by the Dozen," playing Dani Gilbreth. 1. How long have you been involved in theatre, and how many productions have you been in? I have been involved in theatre si...

FHSU professor speaks about Holocaust

FHSU professor speaks about Holocaust

Kalyssa Boyle, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2019


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Dr. Paul Neinkamp of Fort Hays State University (FHSU) visited and spoke to Vanessa Schumacher’s sophomore Honors English II class on Jan. 15. Schumacher is teaching a unit on the Holocaust and accompanying literature. “Dr. Nienkamp teaches a workshop every year on the Holocaust, and I knew...

Family Studies gives students opportunity to interact with kids

Family Studies gives students opportunity to interact with kids

Nikka Vuong, Staff Reporter

January 14, 2019


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Family Studies is a course designed to prepare students for the role of parenting, introduce childcare as a career, and help students learn more about children and their development. The semester class is offered to juniors and seniors. This spring, there are two family studies classes taught by instructor...

Sophomore wins 2019 Talent Show

Sophomore wins 2019 Talent Show

Madison Weber and Caitlin Leiker

January 10, 2019


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Students often get nervous before things a big athletic event or when they have to give a presentation for class, but imagine what it would feel like to have to perform for the entire student body. That’s exactly what this year’s talent show participants experienced. But this year’s winner...

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