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Students prepare for homecoming

Shelbie Berens, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2013


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  Homecoming can be an exciting time of the year. Girls shop for dresses, guys rent tuxedos and buy corsages, girls make hair appointments, and plan for the night of the dance. Senior Tia Grover shares her plans for the night. “I have a friend from here I’m going with and a friend from G...

Leadership Team

Brianna Mathias, Staff reporter

September 9, 2013


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This year, Leadership Team training will take place on the day before each freshman follow up which will be during seminar in Gym A. There will be training on the following dates: Sept. 9, Oct. 8, Nov. 5 and Dec. 5. Follow ups with the freshmen will be on Sept.10, Oct.9, Nov.6 and Dec. 6. At the...

Excessive bookbag weight

Aislinn Walters, Editor-in-Chief

August 29, 2013


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The hallway is a crowded place. People are walking at different directions, making sudden stops to get to their locker and just standing around. In addition to an already crowded hallway, over-packed bookbags are hanging from peoples’ backs, slowly falling apart. The amount of work isn’t the only...

Students, teachers applaud new study hall

Students, teachers applaud new study hall

Sara Schoenthaler, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2013


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  Guided Personal Study, or GPS, is a new concept to all students this year. Along with seminar, it provides another study and homework opportunity. This new required class is provided second, third, and fourth hours. Administration did not put this as a first hour class due to the possibility of st...

Students enjoy Spring break

Rachel Moravek, Staff reporter

March 28, 2013


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Spring break; A time when teenagers travel all over to enjoy their sunny and in some cases not-so-sunny time off from school. Some students enjoyed their spring break, while others did not. “I went to Chicago during Spring Break,” sophomore Alex Crowley said.  “I visited my uncle, went to museum...

History and origins of St. Patrick’s Day

Samantha Rohleder, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2013


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On this day, not wearing green is a crime punishable by a pinch. Shamrocks are all the rage, and Celtic music with a wee bit of jig mixed in sets the tone. St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday that celebrates Ireland, had a religious beginning. St. Patrick’s Day is set to honor a man of the same name....

Cooking and baking popular hobbies among teens

Anna Shippy, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2013


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Tick, tick, tick, tick ding! The timer sounds and the smell of fresh baked cookies fills the house. The chocolaty smell makes your mouth water. Many students cook and bake as a hobby. “I enjoy cooking because all of my family enjoys it,” junior Abbey Rupke said. “I get my love for cooking...

“Ask Angela” offers advice to students

“Ask Angela” offers advice to students

Samantha Rohleder, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2013


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A new open questionnaire has made an appearance on the school website. “Ask Angela” is a new question and answer forum made for Hays High.  In the bio tab of the website, the mastermind behind the forum mentions that they “used to be a column writer for many different newspapers in the state of...

Students compare popular books and movies

Sara Nansel, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2013


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A hot topic is always up for debate is: Will the movie be as good as the book. Now-a-days, it is very common for Hollywood to turn best-selling books into major motion pictures. However, the movie sometimes disappoints. “There hasn’t ever been a movie based on a book that I was impressed with...

Awareness of Bullying on the Rise

Delphine Burns, News Editor

January 28, 2013


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In movies, high school is always portrayed as a place where bullies are plentiful and pain is abundant. You watch with anticipation as the main character gets sat on, has his lunch money stolen and is pushed into lockers. As entertaining as this may be, bullying isn’t just a dramatization shown on...

Music vs. Athletics

Rachel Moravek, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2013


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It’s your first day of high school. The bell rings, releasing you from band rehearsal. On the way to your next period you see him... a jock. Contemplating running in the other direction, you keep walking and pray for a minor beating. As he gets closer to you, you brace yourself for a shove into...

Craving New Restaurants

Craving New Restaurants

Ashly Arthur, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2013


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As the afternoon comes to an end and families begin to prepare dinner, most students will usually ask the one question. What is for supper tonight? Many students are tired of the same fast-food and restaurant choices and want a new variety of food. “We have so much fast-food,” junior Haili...

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