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Winter Olympics in full swing

Winter Olympics in full swing

Ashley Cossaart, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2014


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This year the Winter Olympics is being held in Sochi, Russia. The games are scheduled for February 7 to February 23. This is the first time the Olympics has been held in Russia since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. There are a total of 98 events in the Winter Olympics. “My favorite...

Forensics competes at Great Bend

Forensics competes at Great Bend

Nicole Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2014


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Forensics traveled to Great Bend on Saturday, with two competitors medaling, one of which fell just short of qualifying for state. Junior Ben Rajewski took fifth in extemporaneous speaking and senior Megan Zeman took third in poetry, forensics sponsor Zach Butte said. Senior Rachel Muirhead already...

USD 489 to approve the hire of new head football, head track coach

Sara Nansel, Sports Editor

February 18, 2014


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The Hays Unified School District announced that the USD 489 Board of Education has been asked to approve the hire of a new head football and head track coach for the fall of 2014. The approval will be confirmed at the BOE meeting on March 10. The selection committee has recommended Bo Black, the...

Scholars’ Bowl season comes to abrupt finish

Scholars’ Bowl season comes to abrupt finish

Nicole Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2014


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The Hays High Scholars Bowl team was unable to compete in what would have been their last meet of the season due to a Sunday night snow. The Indians were scheduled to go to regionals in Shawnee Mill Valley on Feb. 10, which had been postponed from Feb. 6 for weather-related reasons. Sponsor Cheryl...

Hays High gym to be used as TMP venue

Aislinn Walters, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2014


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Thomas More Prep-Marian has recently had to find new venues to hold basketball games, wresting and other school events. One of these venues is the Hays High gym. “The fire marshal shut them down,” principal Martin Straub said. “They lowered their gym capacity to less than 50 and said they needed...

Creative Writing Club posts stories online

Creative Writing Club posts stories online

Brianna Mathias, Staff reporter

February 7, 2014


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The Creative Writing Club now has a website where the members can upload their writing. It consists of a list of the members, upcoming events along with stories, poems and other pieces of writing. Members try to regularly submit pieces to the site and encourage people to read them. To get to this...

Scholars’ Bowl competes in Norton Invitational

Scholars’ Bowl competes in Norton Invitational

Nicole Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2014


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Scholars’ Bowl came back with a record of 5-3 from the Norton Invitational, earning a spot in the semifinals for the second time this season. The meet was held on Feb. 3 at Norton Community High School. Competition was divided into two pools of seven teams each, with the top two teams in each pool...

Senior participates in 4-H competition

Senior participates in 4-H competition

Nicole Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2014


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Not all competitions require a team. Senior Jill Pokorny competed in a competition called Horse Panorama along with nine other Ellis County 4-H members on Saturday, Jan. 25. The event was held at Rock Springs Ranch in Junction City. “Horse Panorama is a competition in which you are judged based...

Regional poetry out loud competition

Regional poetry out loud competition

Brianna Mathias, Staff reporter

January 22, 2014


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The regional Poetry Out Loud competition was held on Jan. 18 at the Hays Public Library. Hays High was represented by the runner-up of the local competition, sophomore Elizabeth Emerson, because the winner, senior Nicole Feyerherm was unable to attend. Emerson recited the same two poems as she did...

Scholars’ Bowl competes at Phillipsburg

Scholars’ Bowl competes at Phillipsburg

Nicole Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2014


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Scholars’ Bowl sought to improve their record at the Phillipsburg Invitational. And improve they did, bringing home a final record of 4-2. The meet was held on Jan. 21 at Phillipsburg High School. Competition was divided into two pools of seven teams each, with the top two teams in each pool advancing...

State Debate goes 3-3

State Debate goes 3-3

Hannah Baxter, Reporter

January 22, 2014


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The State Debate team was held this last Friday Jan. 17. With three state competitors, two of them are second year round competitors at the state tournament. “We came to the tournament on a qualifying record of 14/6.” Debate teacher Zach Butte said. “Even though I was only an alternate, it...

Music department to send 17 to All-State convention

Aislinn Walters, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2014


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Wichita, Kans. It is the largest city in the state, known as the Air Capitol of the World and also is the location of the Kans. All-State Music Convention. Six students auditioned for a spot in the Kansas Music Educators Association, or KMEA, All-State ensembles this past Saturday. Out of these six,...

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