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‘Not A Fun Time’

Katie Krug, Staff Reporter

December 16, 2010


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The recession started in 2008 but its lasting effects are felt to this very day. To some students the effects have been very mild. Most students say that it hasn’t even really affected them. While many towns and cities are reeling from the aftershocks, Hays seems to be spared from the worst. “The...

Sleep deprivation harmful to teens, but fixable

Kylee Filley, Staff Reporter

December 16, 2010


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It’s now 1 a.m. and there are still five more pages of math to do.  Instead of listening to the body pleading for sleep, the pencil keeps writing.  Semester tests are closer than ever, and for some students that means giving up sleep. “On a daily basis, I would say I stay up until midnight just...

Facebook keeps teens, families stay connected

Katie Krug, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2010


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Click. The friend request box is blinking with a new request. Upon clicking the viewing page, the teen views the profile, asking “Who in the world is this?” After a second, realization hits. It’s an old friend. With many people moving around, it’s hard to stay connected. With the invention...

Public library attracts teens through several activities

Katie Krug, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2010


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Many people wouldn’t expect a dance party in a library, but at the Hays Public Library Young Adult Department, it’s only one of many things librarians do to draw teens in. They hold themed days and provide crafts and snacks, but of course, they also draw teens in with books. Rows and rows of young...

Divorce causes pain to family

Divorce causes pain to family

Anna Shippy, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2010


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Concentration is never possible, the teenage boy thought as he buried his head in his hands while listening to his parents start up the same old argument once again.  But this time, the argument had a different ending. “That’s it.  I’m done.  This is over,” were the last words heard before...

Indian wrestlers look forward to new assistant coach

Kylee Filley, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2010


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His adrenaline is pumping; his body begins to jump up and down and sweat drips down his red face.  The heat in the room becomes well-known.  The thing is, he isn’t even the one wrestling. Tommy Edgmond, who was a three-time state champion from Goddard and a National runner up at FHSU, will now...

Facebook helps teens, families stay connected

Katie Krug, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2010


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Click. The friend request box is blinking with a new request. Upon clicking the viewing page, the teen views the profile, asking “Who in the world is this?” After a second, realization hits. It’s an old friend. With many people moving around, it’s hard to stay connected. With the invention...

Public library attracts teens through several activities

Katie Krug, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2010


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Many people wouldn’t expect a dance party in a library, but at the Hays Public Library Young Adult Department, it’s only one of many things librarians do to draw teens in. They hold themed days and provide crafts and snacks, but of course, they also draw teens in with books. Rows and rows of young...

Students addicted to watching favorite TV shows

Students addicted to watching favorite TV shows

Jackie Balzer, Online Editor

November 10, 2010


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The clock ticks as 7 p.m. nears and the anxiety kicks in realizing that the Tivo isn’t set for that one day of the week. According to TV by the Numbers, some of the top ranked shows are “NCIS,” “60 Minutes,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “The Mentalist” and “The Big Bang Theory.”...

Student shares school differences

Student shares school differences

Jackie Balzer, Online Editor

October 18, 2010


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Some students think that the detentions given by teachers for being tardy or the zero in the grade book for not having homework done are strict punishments. Junior Maryam Ogunbiyi would probably think that our discipline actions are fairly easy when compared to her native Nigeria. “If you were late...

Halo Reach: the new must-have

Kellen Griffin, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2010


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The new video game to the Halo series, “Halo: Reach,” just came out last month and is hoping to beat the “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” video game in sales. “I think Halo: Reach is one of the best games out there because I mean come on,” sophomore Blake Mathews said. “Who does not like...

How old is too old for candy?

Anna Shippy, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2010


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It’s almost that time of year again.  The weather is cooling off, there’s a smiling jack-o-lantern on every front porch in town, and kids are deciding who or what to dress up as this year for Halloween. Among all of the chatter, you realize you haven’t even decided what you want to be yet,...

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