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Sophomore wins 2019 Talent Show

Sophomore wins 2019 Talent Show

Madison Weber and Caitlin Leiker

January 10, 2019


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Students often get nervous before things a big athletic event or when they have to give a presentation for class, but imagine what it would feel like to have to perform for the entire student body. That’s exactly what this year’s talent show participants experienced. But this year’s winner...

StuCo hosts Dodge For a Cause

StuCo hosts Dodge For a Cause

Allison Brooks, Staff Reporter

December 21, 2018


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Ellis High School principal Corey Burton is battling leukemia. Student Council hosted Dodge For a Cause as a way to help him. “We wanted to host Dodge For a Cause because we thought it was important to unify high schools in the surrounding area and more importantly to help out the Corey Burton family...

Music department holds annual Winter Concert

McKena McBride, Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporters

December 19, 2018


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The music department held their annual Winter Concert on Dec. 17 at Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center. The Chamber Singers kicked off the concert by performing “O Magnum Mysterium” by Tomás Victoria and “Locus Iste” by Anton Bruckner unconducted. Vocal director Alex Underwood said...

Straub discusses changes to curriculum for 2019-2020 school year at Board of Education meeting on Dec. 17

Straub discusses changes to curriculum for 2019-2020 school year at Board of Education meeting on Dec. 17

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2018


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The Board of Education met on Dec. 18 and discussed a wide range of topics including revisions to the 2019-2020 Hays High School curriculum. Principal Martin Straub talked to the board about changes in the curriculum. For example, Straub discussed adding more options for Career Explorations. “We...

KMEA District Choir takes place at FHSU

KMEA District Choir takes place at FHSU

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2018


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Chamber Singers to perform 33rd annual Cathedral Concert

Chamber Singers to perform 33rd annual Cathedral Concert

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2018


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The Chamber Singers will perform with Fort Hays State University’s choirs and other music department faculty at 3:30pm on Dec. 2 at St. Fidelis Basilica in Victoria, Kansas. The concert is free of charge. Current FHSU choral conductor Terry Crull said the congregation of St. Fidelis and the FHSU...

Board of Education meets on Nov. 26, announces monthly Best of Best award winners, discusses lack of snow day on Monday

Board of Education meets on Nov. 26, announces monthly Best of Best award winners, discusses lack of snow day on Monday

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

November 27, 2018


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The Board of Education met on Nov. 26 to discuss different topics on the agenda and award The Best of the Best awards. This month, instructor Matt Brooks was nominated for the award along with student Olivia Goetz. Goetz was nominated by instructor Michaela Gower. “I nominated Olivia beca...

Board of Education meets on Nov. 12, Hays Middle School Tech T.A. students present, members discuss search for new superintendent

Board of Education meets on Nov. 12, Hays Middle School Tech T.A. students present, members discuss search for new superintendent

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2018


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The Board of Education met on Nov. 12 to discuss several topics. After approval of the agenda, Hays Middle School Tech T.A. students, Celia Brooks and Abigail Voyer, presented about iPad usage. “Students use iPads for many different reasons,” Voyer said. “They have opportunities for teachers and...

Indian Grounds perks up students

Indian Grounds perks up students

Cody Conger, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2018


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It is early in the morning and you are still exhausted from getting out of bed and trudging to school. The thought of going through another maroon day without any caffeine is dreadful. Ten minutes before the bell is supposed to ring, you can smell the fresh coffee coming from the library. As of last...

Spanish classes gain new cultural opportunity

Spanish classes gain new cultural opportunity

Madison Weber, Online Editor-In-Chief

November 9, 2018


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Every student taking a Spanish class was presented with the opportunity to learn a style of Latin dance including the Salsa, Merengue and Cha Cha, on Nov. 6 and Nov. 7, depending on the day of their class. Only one style of Latin dance was taught per class period meaning different students were able...

Students attend induction ceremony for National Honor Society

Students attend induction ceremony for National Honor Society

Allison Hillebrand, Associate Editor

November 7, 2018


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In honor of members accepted into National Honor Society (NHS), an induction ceremony was held in the Lecture Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 6. NHS is a national organization established to support high school students of outstanding standards. The Hays High June Reynold NHS chapter recognized 40 ...

Students in instructor Layton Hickel’s American Government participate in mock trial

Students in instructor Layton Hickel’s American Government participate in mock trial

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2018


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Seniors in instructor Layton Hickel’s American Government class participated in a mock trial last week. “We did a mock trial when I was in college in one of my political science classes,” Hickel said. “I got a lot out of it so I figured our kids would too, once we got into the judicial system.” For...

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