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Apply Kansas allows seniors to apply to college for free

Counselors Troy Dale and Amy Miller help senior Sierra Smith fill out her college application.

Allison Brooks, Multi-Media/Photo Editor

October 23, 2020

The school hosted an event called Apply Kansas for seniors during their GPS classes on Wednesday, Oct. 21 and Thursday, Oct. 22. The goal was to provide a time where students could easily apply to colleges. More than 50 colleges statewide participated in the event, waiving their application fees,...

Fighting the snooze button

A chart showing the amount of students average hours of sleep per night according to student polls

Grant Tesluk

October 22, 2020

If you are like most students, waking up early can be a challenge, especially with the freedom you had to create your personalized sleep schedule during the quarantine. Having a good morning routine can be essential to waking up early. According to VeryWellMind, productivity coaches suggest that daily...

Hays High students design their own masks

Hays High students design their own masks

Rylie Fairbank, Reporter

October 22, 2020

Hays High students making masks Since face masks are mandated, students and staff may have noticed some unique masks being worn around Hays High, as some students are showing off their talents by making their own masks. Freshman Dakota Normandin has made several masks so far. “My mom started...

HHITA Participates in the Touchstone Energy Electro Rally

Racing Around Track

Cade Austin Becker, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2020

On Wednesday, Oct. 14, HHITA participated in the Touchstone Energy Electro Rally in Hoisington. “During the race, we found a lot of things to work on, which is good for the spring season,” sophomore HHITA secretary Mackenzie Hagerman said. “I was one of the lap counter and took a part in the...

Senior Pen Pal program starts again this year

Rylie Fairbank, Reporter

October 21, 2020

The Senior Pen Pal Club, which was started last year by teachers Luke Lundmark and Diane Mason, is a club in which students get to know a senior citizen through hand-written letters. Hays High students are matched with senior citizens form anywhere from Hays to New York. “The Pen Pal program is...

Hays High freshmen take the Pre-ACT

Alexandra Coveney, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2020

On the mornings of Oct. 12 and Oct. 13, Hays High freshmen took the Pre-ACT. Testing took place in two groups in the cafeteria. “I was excited, but also nervous because I wanted to do good,” freshman Evyn Cox said. “I wasn’t sure what to expect so it was an interesting experience.” The Pre-ACT ...

Halloween door decorating competitions commence

Halloween door decorating competitions commence

Emry Lundy

October 16, 2020

There are many occurrences that remind people of autumn. Pumpkin-flavored everything, red, yellow and orange leaves, Jack-o-Lanterns, corn mazes, candy corn and Halloween are among a few. Doors across Hays High will begin to embody those same images as the Halloween-centered door decorating competition...

Students reflect on favorite Homecoming spirit days

Seniors Mylah Potter, Kaitlyn Suppes, Jason Krannawitter, and Nicolas Park dress up for Guys in Ties/Girls in Pearls on Friday.

Rylie Fairbank, Reporter

October 16, 2020

While Homecoming week had many changes this year, Spirit Week was one constant that students participated in. Spirit days included Monochromatic Monday, Throwback Tuesday, Western Wednesday, Class Color Thursday and Guys in Ties/Girls in Pearls on Friday. For Monochromatic Monday, some students...

Athletic teams face fundraising changes

Hays High Indian Volleyball Fundraiser card.

Alexandra Coveney, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2020

Due to COVID-19, almost every Hays High activity has had to adapt to changes in the first few months of the school year. Another of these changes that affects athletic teams is in their fundraising efforts. A recent fundraiser that had to change was the wrestling team’s sale of bierocks. In past...

National Honor Society officers announced

National Honor Society's 2019 Induction on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Alexandra Coveney, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2020

The officers for National Honor Society for this school year were recently announced. “For electing officers, we take the previous year’s juniors, so the start of the senior class for this year,” co-sponsor Kayla Brown said. “We let them nominate each other, and then we go through the nominations,...

Mike Pence, Kamala Harris participate in only vice presidential debate

Mike Pence, Kamala Harris participate in only vice presidential debate

Emry Lundy

October 16, 2020

On Oct 7, from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris participated in the only vice presidential debate of 2020 in the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. The two displayed their sides of several different prominent current issues with Susan Page, the Washington...

Hays Public Library’s Bookmobile visits Hays High

Sophomore Michaela Dickman sorting through the large display of books inside the Bookmobile.

Cade Austin Becker, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2020

The Hays Public Library recently got a mobile transport, called the Bookmobile, that contains many options that the library building offers. The Bookmobile contains books, movies and more on the inside, and with it being mobile, it can reach around town and to surrounding areas. “I mean, for...

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