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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,...

Text language seeps into some English papers

Anna Shippy, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2010


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It’s something almost all teenagers do, and it’s starting to affect their high school careers. In the world of texting, nobody actually spells out full words—that’s just the way it is.  And now students and teachers everywhere are starting to notice writing and grammar mistakes made as a...

Teenage Mother: ‘Be smart. Use your head.’

Kylee Filley, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2010


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It seems all the talk lately is “Did you watch ‘Teen Mom’ last night?” or “Do you like the new girl on‘16 and Pregnant’?” With all the sensationalism over teen pregnancy, why do people keep asking how more and more teens are getting pregnant? Looking at the little outfits or shoes...

Students agree that boys, girls can be true friends

Students agree that boys, girls can be true friends

Katie Krug, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2010


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“And suddenly she realized she was in love with her best friend, the guy that had always been there for her.” It sounds like every clichéd line from almost any teen romance book or movie plot line today. Only it may be more real than most people think. He’s the best friend, the shoulder...

Unofficial Rules to Groove

Katie Krug, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2010


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The beat is fast and feet are stomping. The hair is perfect and the suits are pressed. But half the student population is in utter confusion. With every new school year, freshman and new students get lost in the chaos of official and unofficial rules of school dances. Homecoming is right around the...

Debolt tragedy vivid safety reminder

Kylee Filley, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2010


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Alicia Debolt was just a kid like any of us are or once were.  She was just getting ready for her first day of high school. She spent the day with her family shopping for school clothes, and then vanished. None of us really think we are going to be the one who has an Amber Alert issued for them. ...

New law makes texting behind the wheel a fineable offense

New law makes texting behind the wheel a fineable offense

Anna Shippy, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2010


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It happens to all of us.  We are driving down the road when we hear our phone ring or feel it vibrate, meaning we just received a new text message.  Everyone tries to resist the urge to read what is probably just another message from their best friend.  Even though we know we shouldn’t, we read...

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