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Spotify has been blocked from student computers for around three years. This is the screen that displays when the application is searched for.

Having a strict web block does more harm than good

Allison Brooks, Multi-Media/Photo Editor February 28, 2021

Have you ever tried to reach a website, but it was blocked by the school? If you answered yes, you are in the same boat as most of the school population. Around three years ago, the school increased...

Soccer Ball

Why is soccer the best sport?

Corey Musil, Staff reporter February 26, 2021

Why is soccer the best sport? One reason that I think it is the best sport is because it is a team-oriented game, which leads to teammates needing to have total trust with one another. Also, you...

Fresh organic rainbow carrots

Carrots are weird!

February 19, 2021

Carrots are weird. Why? Well, because there are more than 100 different types of carrots, they are full of water, they are able to survive the winter, they can become sweet, they turn you orange, there...

The Superbowl is the highly anticipated championship game for the NFL

Superbowl LV did not live up to its hype

Ryan Schuckman February 18, 2021

The Super Bowl is a major staple of American culture. Sports fans everywhere watch the big game and even people who do not consistently watch sports may tune in for the halftime performance or the commercials....

Potatoes are the best food!

Potatoes are the best food!

McKena McBride, Assistant Editor February 5, 2021

The debate about what the ‘best food’ is has always been something on which no one can agree. People have argued that it is chocolate, mac n’ cheese or pasta, but let’s be honest. Potatoes are...

This is the electoral map for the 2020 presidential election so far. Joe Biden is the projected winner with 290 electoral votes as of now.

Electoral college is an outdated system that needs to be revised

Allison Brooks, Multi-Media/Photo Editor November 9, 2020

The electoral college is an outdated system that gives imbalanced power to voters in different states. It was never meant to be permanent part of our government; it was just a compromise the Founding Fathers...

Men's birth control should not be taboo

Men’s birth control should not be taboo

McKena McBride, Assistant Editor October 26, 2020

In our society, most young women are taught that, when they become older, they will probably have to be prescribed birth control because, when a woman and a man are in a relationship, the woman is the...

The dreadful screen that discontinues the access among many websites appearing on a student's screen.

Removal of access to online features, sites causes issues

Cade Austin Becker, Staff Reporter September 21, 2020

There is a significant obstacle that disrupts Hays High students’ potential to learn and to work online. The denied entry to many websites, programs and features prevents students from accessing key...

It has been debated whether the phrase 'okay boomer' should be used.

‘Okay, Boomer’ is not comparable to other derogatory terms

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter March 9, 2020

The generation gap differences between “Boomers” and “Millennials” is completely normal and has occurred with past generations as well. Recently, adults have expressed their anger about how...

This Education System is Failing Us

This Education System is Failing Us

Levi Weilert, Staff Reporter December 20, 2019

This education system is failing us. We, the younger generation born in the 21st century, are treated with the same education of those from the 19th century. We are trained to be on tight schedules,...

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...

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...

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