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Indian Grounds perks up students

Indian Grounds perks up students

Cody Conger, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2018

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

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

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

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...

Astronomy Club meets to watch ‘Hidden Figures,’ discuss t-shirt designs on Nov. 1

Astronomy Club meets to watch ‘Hidden Figures,’ discuss t-shirt designs on Nov. 1

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2018

Astronomy Club met on Nov. 1  at 6 p.m. to watch “Hidden Figures” and discuss T-shirt ideas. “We had originally wanted to go and see ‘First Man,'” Astronomy Club board member Sophia Garrison said. “However, there weren’t any showings on November 1,  so we decided to watch ‘Hidde...

Family Studies kids parade around school

Family Studies kids parade around school

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2018

Halloween is a favorite of many children of all ages, offering the chances to dress up as anything or anyone they want and to get free candy. Once a week, preschool-aged children come join the Family Studies class to help the students learn about children. The students do several activities with the children such as making...

Marketing Applications class travels to Briefspace

Marketing Applications class travels to Briefspace

Isabelle Braun, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2018

Briefspace is an office space for individuals who work at home who need to cooperate with other individuals. Twelve Marketing Applications students traveled to the space to see what it is about and how people use it on Oct. 30. "It's pretty nice," senior Connor Teget said. "You can really get away...

German I, II classes participate in ‘Oktoberfest’

German I, II classes participate in ‘Oktoberfest’

Isabelle Braun, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2018

German I and II classes participated in "Oktoberfest" on Oct. 29 during their M3 and M4 classes. The classes learned more of the German culture, and the German II class had the opportunity to try authentic German recipes. "As a part of language, it is important to learn about the culture of what is...

Scholar’s Bowl hosts Battle of the Brains

Scholar’s Bowl hosts Battle of the Brains

Allison Brooks, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018

Battle of the Brains, where Scholar’s Bowl members go head to head against teachers, took place Wednesday, Sept. 26. There were six teachers that participated, Heath Meder, Joan Crull, Melanie Folkerts, Codi Fenwick, Kayla Brown and Lynn Zimmerman. “The event was a joyous display of brainpower...

Michael Cuestas speaks about overcoming challenges at 2018 Regional StuCo Conference at Ellis High School on September 25

Michael Cuestas speaks about overcoming challenges at 2018 Regional StuCo Conference at Ellis High School on September 25

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018

Michael Cuestas was 5 years old when his mom discovered his dad was cheating on her. “I remember that day,” Cuestas said. “I came home from school and I saw my mom and she was sitting on the front steps crying. I went up to her and said ‘Mommy, Mommy, why are you crying?’ She didn’t answe...

Library suffers water damage ruining over 300 books

Library suffers water damage ruining over 300 books

Allison Brooks and Alicia Feyerherm

September 21, 2018

Suited up with a respirator mask and gloves, librarian Erin Holder had to dispose of over 300 books that suffered from water damage in the school library over the summer. Holder was in the process of rearranging some things in the library to make room for a new display when she discovered the damaged...

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