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False threats prove to be harmful to communities

False threats prove to be harmful to communities

Levi Weilert, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2019

America has seen a number of mass shootings in 2019, such as the three recent ones in Odessa, Midland and El Paso, which are all located in Texas. Normally, after a shooting, threats of another shooting arise in many communities across America. Many posts are shared on social media about people allegedly...

Helicopter parenting detrimental to free thought

Helicopter parenting detrimental to free thought

Kalyssa Boyle, Staff Reporter

April 29, 2019

Helicopter parents are parents or legal guardians who track, supervise and regulate their children on an extremely frequent basis. These parents usually believe they are doing the best for their child or are keeping their child safe by restricting their privacy and freedom. However, smothering...

Personal devices should be allowed throughout the school day

Personal devices should be allowed throughout the school day

Paige Polifka-Denson, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2019

Prior to returning to Hays High, I attended Cypress Woods High School (Cy-Woods), a high school of approximately 4,000 students in Houston Texas. One major difference between Cy-Woods and Hays High is their personal device policies. Phones in the classroom have always been seen as an issue because...

Gun control process needs to progress faster

Gun control process needs to progress faster

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

April 14, 2019

It’s been a little over one year. One year has passed since I sat on the lawn of Hays High with over a hundred fellow students, mourning the loss of students in Florida after yet another school shooting, now known as America’s deadliest high school mass shooting. We sat silently for 17 minutes,...

Schools should not ban music applications

Schools should not ban music applications

Levi Weilert, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

Recently, many different schools across the country are starting to pursue bans onto music applications, such as Spotify, Pandora or Amazon Music. They do this as a way of trying to minimize distractions and try to get students to focus during class, but in reality, it does the opposite effect. Music...

Students should not feel pressured to attend prom

Students should not feel pressured to attend prom

Allison Hillebrand, Associate Editor

April 5, 2019

Prom is commonly considered a necessity for high school students to attend and has become increasingly more elaborate as teenagers expect the night to be perfect. Although many believe it to be an American rite of passage, those who do not attend will manage to survive. At our school, prom is often...

Students should not be awarded extra credit for unused bathroom passes

Students should not be awarded extra credit for unused bathroom passes

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2019

“May I go to the bathroom?” That’s a phrase heard almost daily during the school day. Teachers are constantly dealing with students leaving the class to go to the bathroom or grab a drink of water. Understandably, some teachers have taken measures to mitigate the disruptions due to students...

Print edition Guidon should continue

Print edition Guidon should continue

Kalyssa Boyle, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2019

Keeping the paper edition of The Guidon is very important to Hays High. The Guidon has been printed for a long time at Hays High and traditions such as this should be continuously honored throughout the years. The first regularly published print newspaper was the “Relation aller Fürnemmen und...

Advances in communication causing more issues than solving

Advances in communication causing more issues than solving

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019

Letters to telegraphs to telegrams to phones. Over the centuries, we’ve invented better ways to communicate with others. However, are these “advances” just causing more issues? With cell phones, we now have constant and instant communication. Instant communication can be useful if you become...

Students should take appropriate classes

Students should take appropriate classes

Levi Weilert, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2019

Honor and advanced classes are what most students strive to have throughout high school. It could look good for colleges and it could help students do better on the ACT, but is it really worth the extra stress put on them? To get into an honors class is fairly simple. If a student has good grades...

The government shutdown needs to end

The government shutdown needs to end

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2019

A United States government shutdown began on Dec. 22 due to a disagreement between President Donald Trump and the Democrats. This government shutdown is affecting many more citizens than people would believe. President Trump needs to end the shutdown, before things get worse for the nation. On...

School should provide more vegetarian lunch options

School should provide more vegetarian lunch options

Addie Braun, Staff Reporter

December 20, 2018

I understand that meat is a very important source of protein for everyone who eats it, but what about the ones who don’t? Many vegetarians I know, including myself, bring their lunches a lot of the time. When I do not bring my lunch, I either do not eat or I eat sun-butter and jelly, which is...

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