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Preparation essential for job interview process

Preparation essential for job interview process

Lacey Gregory, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2018


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With summer fast approaching, students may be working on applying for summer jobs. With applications come interviews. Many students may have never experienced the formal interview process before. Anxiety and negative feelings toward one’s first interview are common but are not necessary as long...

Junior Brittani Park participates in graphic design, drawing classes, plans to pursue a career in graphic design

Junior Brittani Park participates in graphic design, drawing classes, plans to pursue a career in graphic design

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2018


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During high school, students get the opportunity to choose activities and classes that interest them. For some students, they may choose to fill their schedule by taking woodworking classes, while others may prefer to take music classes. Junior Brittani Park has chosen to use some of her electives...

Kansas teens lack protections provided by Romeo and Juliet laws

Kansas teens lack protections provided by Romeo and Juliet laws

Lacey Gregory, Editor-in-Chief

April 11, 2018


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Everyone is familiar with the story of Romeo and Juliet—in essence, young love. What many may not know about are the laws put in place with the same name. Close-in-age exemptions, more commonly referred to as “Romeo and Juliet laws” are sexual consent laws put in place to keep individuals who...

2012 graduate Jaici Simon returns to district as educator

2012 graduate Jaici Simon returns to district as educator

Lacey Gregory, Editor-in-Chief

April 9, 2018


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Jaici Simon never expected to return to her former school district as an instructor after her graduation from Hays High in 2012. But after changing her field of study and deciding to pursue a profession in education shortly into her college career, the alumni will ultimately do just that. During her...

Juniors Molly Eikenberry, Spencer Wittkorn, Jacob Maska to enlist in military

Juniors Molly Eikenberry, Spencer Wittkorn, Jacob Maska to enlist in military

Dawson Rooney, Staff Reporter

April 4, 2018


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Junior Molly Eikenberry says goodbye to her older sister Lizzy as she enlists in the Army Reserve. Molly is ecstatic, but a little bitter that her sister gets to go first. That was almost a year ago, now Molly is getting ready to enlist on April 27 when she turns 17 and has her parents sign her over...

Talent show to take place in the month of April, students can pick up form in office

Talent show to take place in the month of April, students can pick up form in office

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

April 3, 2018


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The annual talent show will be held on Apr. 27, and those who would like the opportunity to audition can do so on Apr. 10 and 12. “They need to sign up in the office for tryouts,” StuCo sponsor Alicia Brungardt said. “If their group is selected, that’s how they will participate. I hope to...

13 questions with junior Peyton Thorell

13 questions with junior Peyton Thorell

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

March 30, 2018


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Junior Peyton Thorell has been involved in track since 7th grade. Thorell participates in pole vault and has been considering continuing the track career in college. He has even been spoken to by certain colleges. How long have you pole vaulted? “Since 7th grade. That’s when I started.” W...

Ronald McDonald Houses give school employees place of refuge

Ronald McDonald Houses give school employees place of refuge

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

March 22, 2018


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Since 1974, the Ronald McDonald House Charities have opened houses in more than 64 countries. In the year of 2016, 5.5 million families were helped. In 2017, a member of the school staff needed the Wichita houses. “My daughter was in the NICU at Wesley Medical Center, and that was two and a half...

2013 graduate Christopher Rooney pursues graduate degree at Cornell

2013 graduate Christopher Rooney pursues graduate degree at Cornell

Dawson Rooney, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2018


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Christopher Rooney, a 2013 graduate of Hays High, participated in Scholar's Bowl, Orchestra, Full Chord Press, Science Olympiad, Math Relays, National Honors Society, Musical, Spring Play and a book club while in high school. Rooney is currently a graduate student studying astronomy at Cornell University...

Past, present Spring Play leads discuss their experiences

Past, present Spring Play leads discuss their experiences

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2018


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Those who have participate in Spring Play each year have found that it has positively affected them in different way. Senior Amiyah Gonzalez is one of the leads in this year’s production, "The Man Who Came to Dinner." “Spring Play helped me find my group,” Gonzalez said. “I’m friends...

Student-led conferences give students opportunity to share career interests with parents

Student-led conferences give students opportunity to share career interests with parents

Allison Brooks, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2018


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Student-led conferences were held March 6 and March 7 for freshman, sophomores and juniors. Each conference lasted around fifteen minutes. Students were given a script with the general outline for what they needed to say during seminar. Over the past couple weeks, students have had opportunities during sem...

Breakfast proves beneficial to students

Breakfast proves beneficial to students

Anna Brull, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2018


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You wake up and hear your alarm go off. Do you sleep 10 extra minutes, or get up and eat breakfast? Unfortunately, a lot of students decide to skip breakfast. Breakfast is very important, and provides individuals with energy to help get them through the day. Nutrition teacher Michelle Thacker thinks...

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