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C.A.R.E Club gives students chance to speak about stigmatized issues

C.A.R.E Club gives students chance to speak about stigmatized issues

Addie Braun, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


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Community Acceptance and Respect for Everyone (C.A.R.E) club meets every other Monday and allows for students to get together and talk about stigmatized topics. “The students set the vision for the group,” sponsor Abby Gillan said. “Of course sponsors, myself and (Erin) Deenihan, and then administration...

Forensics helps students ‘find their voice’

Forensics helps students ‘find their voice’

Kalyssa Boyle, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2018


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Forensics is competitive speech, debate and drama for students and can be taken as either a class or an extra-curricular. “You can join the class, not the extra-curricular, which means there’s a grade attached to your outside-class activities,” Forensics teacher Codi Fenwick said. “It’s...

Students complete PSAT

Students complete PSAT

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2018


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Most Sophomores and Juniors spent a majority of their Wednesday on Oct. 10 taking the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Students began testing just before 8am and finished around 12:15pm. “My least favorite part were the short breaks,”...

Exchange student speaks of differences of soccer in America

Exchange student speaks of differences of soccer in America

Dellilah Herrera, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2018


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Futbol, or soccer, is a worldwide sport played by thousands of players. According to a 2001 FIFA survey, over 240 million people in about 200 countries play soccer. Playing the game of soccer is the same in concern of the rules of the sport. A ball is the top requirement for playing a game of soccer,...

Senior speaks of differences between clubs and sports

Senior speaks of differences between clubs and sports

Dellilah Herrera, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2018


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Every year, students have the opportunity to join clubs or sports. Getting involved in high school is not an uncommon thing to do. Students can join any and as many clubs as they wish. Sports, on the other, hand are different. Depending on the sport and what season, students are usually only allowed...

Instructor Abby Gillan gives insight on AP Government

Instructor Abby Gillan gives insight on AP Government

Scout Perryman, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2018


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One class that seniors are required to take before they graduate is a government class. Seniors can choose to take either AP Government or Government. If the course is successfully completed, students will be able to describe processes of U.S government, explain typical political processes, interpret...

Underwood brings changes to vocal department

Underwood brings changes to vocal department

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018


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Aug. 15, 2018. That’s the day Alex Underwood officially took on the daunting task of directing Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Chorale, Full Chord Press, the Musical, and the boys and girls choirs at Hays Middle School. “I’m happy with the pace at which we can work,” Underwood said. “It’s...

DECA seniors introduce pull tab competition for $1000 reward

DECA seniors introduce pull tab competition for $1000 reward

Allison Hillebrand, Associate Editor

October 4, 2018


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After raising $62,000 last year as a donation for their Ronald McDonald house charity, seniors Isabelle Braun and Kallie Leiker chose to collect pull tabs this year instead. The duo has been working on the charity as their District Educations Club of America (DECA) project since their junior year,...

Chamber Singers in charge of Fall Concert

Chamber Singers in charge of Fall Concert

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2018


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Vocal director Alex Underwood has put the Chamber Singers in charge of organizing the Fall Benefit Concert taking place at 7 p.m. on Oct. 15 at Beach Schmidt. The beneficiary is a nonprofit project of the JED Foundation called Love is Louder, which was started by actress Brittany Snow with the help of MTV in 2010 after t...

New student from Columbia settles in

New student from Columbia settles in

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2018


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Sophomore Nicolas Rojas is a new student who moved here from Columbia, South America, before the school year started, knowing almost no English. Rojas is originally from Columbia and moved to Wichita in June. Before school started, he moved to Hays. Speaking through translator sophomore Alan Enriquez,...

Dane G. Hansen test offers scholarship opportunities for seniors

Dane G. Hansen test offers scholarship opportunities for seniors

Anna Brull, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2018


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Forty-eight seniors gathered on a bus headed to Fort Hays State University to take the qualifying test for Dane Hansen scholarships on Sept. 13. “Hays High usually has around that number of students who take the test each year,” counselor Suellyn Stenger said. “The students represent our school...

Young new coaches bring leadership to the program

Young new coaches bring leadership to the program

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2018


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Curtis Renz and Mikey Ploutz are the new head coach and assistant coach for the girls tennis team this year. Before Ploutz and Renz started coaching, Mason Hickel had coached boys and girls tennis for three years. This is Ploutz’s first season of coaching tennis at Hays High, Renz’s second....

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