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Hays hosts Western Kansas Orchestra Festival

Hays hosts Western Kansas Orchestra Festival

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2018


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Hays High hosted about 550 students for the annual Western Kansas Music Festival (WKOF) on Nov. 16-17. The festival concluded with a concert performed on Nov. 17 at 6:00 p.m., with eight towns and 15 different schools participating. For the performance, seventh through twelfth grade students split...

Math Relays team places first overall

Math Relays team places first overall

Scout Perryman, Cartoonist

November 9, 2018


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Select math students competed in Math Relays on Nov.8. The team finished the competition first overall in the 4-5-6A division. “I think the team did great,” instructor Dustin Dreher said. “Taking first place – that’s the first time in 20 years. Overall, the team did a good job.” The...

DECA Chapter collects over $1,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities

DECA Chapter collects over $1,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities

Isabelle Braun, Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2018


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From the beginning of October to Nov. 5, DECA members in the Principles of Marketing class and the Marketing Applications were expected to sell 15 coupon books to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). "We sold coupon books as a way of gaining money to give to the RMHC as well...

Students in instructor Layton Hickel’s American Government participate in mock trial

Students in instructor Layton Hickel’s American Government participate in mock trial

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2018


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Seniors in instructor Layton Hickel’s American Government class participated in a mock trial last week. “We did a mock trial when I was in college in one of my political science classes,” Hickel said. “I got a lot out of it so I figured our kids would too, once we got into the judicial system.” For...

Going behind the scenes with Musical’s parent volunteers

Going behind the scenes with Musical’s parent volunteers

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018


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Everyone knows that the cast of “Bright Star” has been contributing all of their time to sharpening their performance, but what role have the parents been playing in this production? The parents have been working just as hard as their kids behind the scenes in making this show a success. Jessica...

Marketing Applications class travels to Briefspace

Marketing Applications class travels to Briefspace

Isabelle Braun, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2018


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Briefspace is an office space for individuals who work at home who need to cooperate with other individuals. Twelve Marketing Applications students traveled to the space to see what it is about and how people use it on Oct. 30. "It's pretty nice," senior Connor Teget said. "You can really get away...

German I, II classes participate in ‘Oktoberfest’

German I, II classes participate in ‘Oktoberfest’

Isabelle Braun, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2018


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German I and II classes participated in "Oktoberfest" on Oct. 29 during their M3 and M4 classes. The classes learned more of the German culture, and the German II class had the opportunity to try authentic German recipes. "As a part of language, it is important to learn about the culture of what is...

Students prepare for KMEA District Choir auditions

Students prepare for KMEA District Choir auditions

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018


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Auditions for KMEA District Choir are set to take place Nov. 3 at the school. To prepare, students must learn two pieces of choral music that will be performed at District and at State. Each student is assigned a time they come in, sing their three minute audition, and then have the rest of the day free....

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership informational meeting to take place on Oct. 29

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership informational meeting to take place on Oct. 29

Isabelle Braun, Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2018


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Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) is a leadership seminar taking place during the summer for incoming juniors and those interested in attending the program may attend an informational meeting taking place on Oct. 29 during seminar in room 103. "They stay at K-State May 31 through June 3," counselo...

StuCo meets on Oct. 24 to discuss upcoming dodge ball tournament, talent show, Dillon’s fundraiser, pull tab competition

StuCo meets on Oct. 24 to discuss upcoming dodge ball tournament, talent show, Dillon’s fundraiser, pull tab competition

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018


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Student Council (StuCo) members met in the cafeteria during seminar on Oct. 24 to discuss upcoming events and sign up for committees relating to those events. One upcoming event is a dodgeball tournament with proceeds going to the Ellis High School principal who was diagnosed with leukemia over the...

Trio competes at KU Night at the Lab, moves on to state

Trio competes at KU Night at the Lab, moves on to state

Isabelle Braun, Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2018


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Sophomores Callie Raacke and Ginny Ke and senior Johnny Fuller competed at regionals in Colby on Oct. 17 for the KU Night at the Lab. The KU Night at the Lab is a new program from the KU Medical Center Area Health Education Center that allows students to showcase their knowledge of science and heath...

Human Biology classes given opportunity to hold human heart

Human Biology classes given opportunity to hold human heart

Isabelle Braun, Editor-In-Chief

October 17, 2018


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Students enrolled in Human Biology were given the opportunity to hold a human heart on Oct. 17 after three students asked to use the heart for a presentation. "I've been in the district 20 years," instructor Lynn Zimmerman said. "I have never actually ever asked Doctor Bennett at Fort Hays if we could have some of the organ...

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