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Overachieving leads to success

Overachieving leads to success

Brianna Mathias, Staff reporter

January 13, 2014


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Sometimes maintaining a B in a class is hard enough as is, but some students cannot stand being below average, or hardly even average. Those students tend to overachieve to get their grades looking like they want them to. “When someone is recognized as an overachiever, it’s because they turn in...

Debate Students Learn From Experience

Brianna Mathias, Staff reporter

November 25, 2013


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There is one topic, two points of view, 12 weeks, two levels, five rounds, but only one debate. This year’s debate team is doing quite well, crediting their successes to the knowledge they have gained from failures. There are two levels of debate: novice and advanced. Both classes are instructed...

Science Olympiad holds organizational meeting

Science Olympiad holds organizational meeting

November 21, 2013


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Another academic activity available to students is Science Olympiad, which held an organizational meeting on Monday, Nov. 18 during seminar in Mr. Walter’s room. “Science Olympiad is a competition that ranges over all areas of science,” science teacher and sponsor Chris Walters said. “The...

Students excited for winter sports season

Students excited for winter sports season

Shelbie Berens, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2013


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Once accustomed to sleeping in until 7:00 a.m., it can be a bit of a system shock to have to get up for 6:30 a.m. conditioning. It is again time for winter sports practices to begin and athletes share how they feel about starting a new season. “I’m ready for the basketball season and I’m...

Mr. Goodchuck tells about experiences

Mr. Goodchuck tells about experiences

Sylina Zhang, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2013


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Gary Goodchuck (Mr. G) is often seen walking down the hallways with a bright smile on his face. Though many know about his infamous dedication and love for his work, but only a select few know about his rich history and influential educational career. “I was in the Army before I started teaching,”...

German College Students Visit International Club

German College Students Visit International Club

Brianna Mathias, Staff reporter

November 7, 2013


Filed under Feature, News, Top Stories

Three international students from Fort Hays State University visited the international club to give a presentation about some differences between the United States and their country on Nov. 5. Julia Daitche, Yvonne Brieger and Zuzanna Lewandowska, all students from Germany, started off talking about...

Band receives superior ratings at FHSU Marching Festival

Band receives superior ratings at FHSU Marching Festival

Aislinn Walters, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2013


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Crowds cheering, the band marches into the field. Anticipation high for the last competition of the year, they left-face and start progressing towards the audience and the judges. The Fort Hays State University High Plains Marching Festival took place throughout the day on Monday. Out of six judges...

Students open up about reckless driving

Students open up about reckless driving

Shelbie Berens, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2013


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Texting, speeding, drinking, no seatbelt, wearing ear buds-the list goes on and on. All of them dangerous. All of them illegal. The ones who aren’t caught slip sneakily under people’s noses, putting every other driver around them in as much potential danger as they are putting themselves in. Teenagers...

Students discuss the coming of winter

Students discuss the coming of winter

Shelbie Berens, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2013


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It is that time of year again. Snowflakes will begin to fall and sweaters will emerge from closets. Students cuddle up in boots and hoodies on their way to school in the mornings. Kids seem to be excited about this year’s chilly season. Junior Lexie Reinhardt is very enthusiastic about getting...

Musician makes own tracks

Musician makes own tracks

Sylina Zhang, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2013


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While some students create music using pianos or violins, junior Jacob Balzer creates music using a computer program. “I create electronic music which is usually a more melodic version of dubstep without all the wubbs,” Balzer said.  “It emphasizes a chill and relaxing aspect of music.” Balzer...

Band to compete at marching festival

Aislinn Walters, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2013


Filed under A&E, Feature, News

Bass drums laying out the beat, the focus is high. Left, right, left, right. The band marches onto the field and waits for the command. The marching band will be traveling to Liberal on Oct. 22 to compete in the annual Western Athletic Conference, or WAC, marching competition. “Marching bands...

PSAT prepares students for standardized tests

Nicole Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2013


Filed under A&E, Feature, Top Stories

Every year, sophomores and juniors have the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT test, paying a registration fee and giving up approximately half of a school day. “The PSAT stands for the Preliminary SAT,” guidance counselor Suellyn Stenger said. “The official name of the test is the PSAT/NMSQT,...

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