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Quarantine affects student sleeping patterns

Quarantine affects student sleeping patterns

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2020

The stay at home order has affected student’s sleeping schedules more than one would assume. Since the national “quarantine” has begun, students have suffered a change in their sleeping patterns. According to the National Sleep Foundation, students being stuck at home, especially with low...

Chamber Singers host Q&A with Lyric Opera of Chicago prompter

As an opera prompter, Matthew Piatt works with each singer individually to help them perfect their roles in the production. The prompter also acts as an assistant conductor, guiding the performers through the music so they can focus more on their acting and technique. This means that Piatt must have every singer's part committed to memory before the first day of rehearsal.

Caitlin Leiker, Copy Editor

May 8, 2020

In order to finish out their spring semester, the Chamber Singers voted to watch and analyze Richard Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen,”also known as “The Ring Cycle.” “The Ring Cycle” is a series of four German operas loosely based on Norse mythology and the ancient German epic, the "Nib...

Covid-19 affects annual celebrations

Covid-19 affects annual celebrations

Maysyn Tippy, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2020

Multiple people have had birthdays or other celebrations that have been affected by the pandemic Covid-19. This is preventing friends from celebrating together in person, which is disappointing. In the last couple of months, people have had to reschedule celebrations or events that would have happened,...

Students provide their views on online schooling

Maysyn Tippy, Staff Reporter

May 5, 2020

Since the Covid-19 outbreak started, students in the community have had the experience of online school. That can have positive and negative effects on students. Oftentimes, students never realize how important school is to them because they focus on the homework and classes. However, Covid-19 has...

Social media constructive, yet detrimental, to students while social distancing

Social media constructive, yet detrimental, to students while social distancing

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2020

Social media has been helpful to students as well as harmful during the COVID-19 outbreak. Social media can be away for students to stay connected while they are social distancing. Using video chatting, such as the platform Zoom, has become more common among students even outside the classroom. “Video...

How to stay active in quarantine

Sophmore Landon Viegra races at the Great Bend Invitational Meet on August 30, 2019, before the COVID-19 outbreak. Cross Country is one of his motives for staying in shape during quaratine.

Meg Taggart, Staff Reporter

April 22, 2020

The COVID-19 or Coronavirus has caused the closing of many gyms and other outlets for people to stay physically fit. If you do not wish to go to one of the few gyms who stayed open out of fear of exposure, there are plenty of at home or outside workouts you can do. Many Hays High student athletes...

Presidential election approaches, some students eligible to vote

Presidential election approaches, some students eligible to vote

Allison Hillebrand, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2020

With the presidential election nearing, citizens across the United States are becoming more involved in political interests. For students taking classes in government currently, it can be assumed that the election is a hot topic. Seniors in high school must also begin considering whether they plan...

Hobbies to undertake during quarantine

Seniors Nathan Erbert and Lynsie Hansen have created a YouTube channel called “hErbs & Ginger.”Hansen said she enjoys learning how to edit videos and watching failed attempts.

Nikka Vuong, Staff Reporter

April 14, 2020

With school being online and students staying home more often, many students at Hays High have undertaken new hobbies to fill their free time. Seniors Nathan Erbert and Lynsie Hansen have created a YouTube channel called “hErbs & Ginger.” “In starting a channel, we hoped to bring smiles...

Current fashion trends mimic ’80s and ’90s

Current fashion trends mimic '80s and '90s

Maysyn Tippy, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2020

In the Hays community, students are seeing various new styles of fashion, like wearing feathers in their hair and returning clothing styles from their parents’ eras. There have been multiple students who have thought the unique fashion from the '80s and ‘90s is cool. So, the multitude of students...

COVID-19 virus causes K-12 cancellations of activities, school, commencement ceremonies

Allison Hillebrand, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2020

Worldwide panic has ensued as COVID-19, better known as Coronavirus, has begun impacting regions closer to home. Symptoms of Coronavirus include fever, cough and shortness of breath — all symptoms that are similar to Influenza-A virus. The first confirmed case in the United States was announced...

Former teachers return as substitutes at Hays High

Maysyn Tippy, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

Recently, students may have seen the faces of former teachers at Hays High School, as they have been substituting for others in the building. Since the leave of absence of English and foreign language instructor Melanie Folkerts, instructor Codi Fenwick, along with former teachers Mona Chapman and...

Nurse speaks to students about National Civilian Community Corps

AmeriCorps is a voluntary national service program.

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

Registered nurse Amanda Ray spoke to students about the AmeriCorps organization in the Multipurpose Room during PRIDE Time on Thursday, Feb. 27. Ray currently works at Russell Regional Hospital. She graduated at Fort Hays State University with a degree in biology in 2014 then spent a year as a Team...

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