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Debate season kicks off with Halstead Tournament

Debate season kicks off with Halstead Tournament

Anna Brull, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2018


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The annual high school debate season has officially started. This year, 13 students are out for debate, and many of them competed at their first tournament on Saturday Sept. 15. Hays placed 8 out of 18 teams. Students who competed include juniors Joanna Carrillo and Colton Vajnar, sophomore Grace...

Library suffers water damage ruining over 300 books

Library suffers water damage ruining over 300 books

Allison Brooks and Alicia Feyerherm

September 21, 2018


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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...

Journalism students attend KSPA Fall Conference

Journalism students attend KSPA Fall Conference

Allison Brooks, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2018


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Newspaper and yearbook students attended the Kansas Scholastic Press Association Fall Conference at Fort Hays State University on Wednesday, Sept. 19. “The main goal of the conference is to get new ideas in front of students,” KSPA executive director Eric Thomas said. The day started with a...

What is POW/MIA Recognition Day?

What is POW/MIA Recognition Day?

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2018


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The U.S. National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. Many Americans take the time to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families. Are today’s young people being...

Musical cast list announced

Musical cast list announced

Allison Brooks, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2018


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Musical Director Alex Underwood announced the fall musical, Bright Star's, cast Friday, Sept. 14. The cast list is as follows, in order of appearance: Alice Murphy- sophomore Caitlin Leiker Billy Cane- sophomore Gabe McGuire Daddy Cane/Ensemble- junior Nathan Leiker Margo- senior Rebecca...

Musical auditions take place

Musical auditions take place

Allison Brooks, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2018


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Auditions for this year’s fall musical, Bright Star, took place Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 10. and 11, in the Lecture Hall. Prior to the audition, students had to fill out a form with information about their previous stage experience and what their schedule is going to look like for the next couple...

FFA Land & Homesite judging competition

FFA Land & Homesite judging competition

Cody Conger, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2018


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The FFA team competed in the Kansas Northwest District Land & Homesite competition north of Norton on Sept 12. The individual scores are as follows: Junior Zoe Buffington, second Junior Jordan Hunsicker, third Junior Colton Vajnar, fourth Senior Alex Miller, 10th Senior Tanner Has...

Homecoming candidates announced

Homecoming candidates announced

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2018


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The 2018 Homecoming candidates were announced on Sept 17, after being selected by the senior class. Girls: Jaysa Wichers, Brittani Park, Brooke Pflaum and Isabelle Braun Boys: Palmer Hutchison, James VonLintel, Keaton Markley and Peyton Thorell   Pflaum said when she heard her name...

StuCo decides on Homecoming spirit days

StuCo decides on Homecoming spirit days

Isabelle Braun, Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2018


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The spirit days decided on by Student Council were approved for the 2018-19 Homecoming week. The committee met on Aug. 11 to discuss ideas. Senior Connor Teget was in charge of the Spirit and Music Committee with senior Kallie Leiker helping out. "We brainstormed different ideas for the spirit...

Student volunteers needed for Go Truck Go project

Student volunteers needed for Go Truck Go project

Allison Hillebrand, Associate Editor

September 13, 2018


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The strategic doing on Sept. 10 provided an opportunity for community members to share ideas about necessary changes or additions in Ellis County. “The meeting was more of an update on what we have going on with our different groups and projects,” instructor Shaina Prough said. “I think there...

Freshmen meetings help students adjust

Freshmen meetings help students adjust

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2018


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Being the new kid in a big unfamiliar school can be daunting, but it’s always helpful when someone takes time to help show someone around. While some freshmen already know what’s going on or have people they can ask, some do not. Leadership team has freshmen meetings to help them adjust to high...

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