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Electoral college is an outdated system that needs to be revised

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.
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The electoral college is an outdated system that gives imbalanced power to voters in different states.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
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...

Removal of access to online features, sites causes issues

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

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

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

Personal devices should be allowed throughout the school day

The use of personal devices within schools provides many benefits.
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...

Gun control process needs to progress faster

Gun control process needs to progress faster
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,...

Schools should not ban music applications

There are also partial music bans in schools, such as banning explicit songs or rap music.
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...

Students should not feel pressured to attend prom

At the 2018 prom,  three junior girls invited three freshman boys to attend with them. The 2019 prom will be held in the Ballroom in the Student Union at Fort Hays State University on April 13.
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...

Students should not be awarded extra credit for unused bathroom passes

Some teachers have a punch card system that limits the number of times students can go to the bathroom each semesters. Students are then awarded extra credit for unused passes.
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,...

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