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German College Students Visit International Club

German College Students Visit International Club

Brianna Mathias, Staff reporter

November 7, 2013


Filed under Feature, News, Top Stories

Three international students from Fort Hays State University visited the international club to give a presentation about some differences between the United States and their country on Nov. 5. Julia Daitche, Yvonne Brieger and Zuzanna Lewandowska, all students from Germany, started off talking about...

Band receives superior ratings at FHSU Marching Festival

Band receives superior ratings at FHSU Marching Festival

Aislinn Walters, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2013


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Crowds cheering, the band marches into the field. Anticipation high for the last competition of the year, they left-face and start progressing towards the audience and the judges. The Fort Hays State University High Plains Marching Festival took place throughout the day on Monday. Out of six judges...

Students open up about reckless driving

Students open up about reckless driving

Shelbie Berens, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2013


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Texting, speeding, drinking, no seatbelt, wearing ear buds-the list goes on and on. All of them dangerous. All of them illegal. The ones who aren’t caught slip sneakily under people’s noses, putting every other driver around them in as much potential danger as they are putting themselves in. Teenagers...

Students discuss the coming of winter

Students discuss the coming of winter

Shelbie Berens, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2013


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It is that time of year again. Snowflakes will begin to fall and sweaters will emerge from closets. Students cuddle up in boots and hoodies on their way to school in the mornings. Kids seem to be excited about this year’s chilly season. Junior Lexie Reinhardt is very enthusiastic about getting...

Musician makes own tracks

Musician makes own tracks

Sylina Zhang, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2013


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While some students create music using pianos or violins, junior Jacob Balzer creates music using a computer program. “I create electronic music which is usually a more melodic version of dubstep without all the wubbs,” Balzer said.  “It emphasizes a chill and relaxing aspect of music.” Balzer...

Band to compete at marching festival

Aislinn Walters, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2013


Filed under A&E, Feature, News

Bass drums laying out the beat, the focus is high. Left, right, left, right. The band marches onto the field and waits for the command. The marching band will be traveling to Liberal on Oct. 22 to compete in the annual Western Athletic Conference, or WAC, marching competition. “Marching bands...

PSAT prepares students for standardized tests

Nicole Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2013


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Every year, sophomores and juniors have the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT test, paying a registration fee and giving up approximately half of a school day. “The PSAT stands for the Preliminary SAT,” guidance counselor Suellyn Stenger said. “The official name of the test is the PSAT/NMSQT,...

Some make profit from hobbies

Some make profit from hobbies

Rachel Moravek, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 16, 2013


Filed under A&E, Feature

Most students have hobbies. Some enjoy sports, others reading or maybe writing poetry. However, not all students can say they profit from their interests. Junior Shayla Cochran enjoys spending her time creating 3-D figurines and selling them to others. “I'm really in to a wide variety of art,”...

Student Council Attends Regional Conference

Alexa Steinkuhler, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2013


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On Sept 27, Student Council members of Hays High attended the StuCo Regional Conferences in Ellsworth. StuCo Regionals were held at eight different locations throughout Kansas. “This became the date due to Homecoming conflicts,” teacher Melinda Cross said. In the past few years Student Council...

Class rings a sentimental token

Class rings a sentimental token

Aislinn Walters, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2013


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To buy or not to buy, that is the question. Every year, the conversation can be heard through the halls. Students who purchase new class rings flash the new accessory to all their friends, while others decide not to buy one. “I don’t remember the exact prices, but I remember thinking they were...

Excitement expressed for Halloween

Excitement expressed for Halloween

Shelbie Berens, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2013


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Ding dong! A smiley adult opens the door and gawks at someone’s costume, saying, “Well, don’t you look cute!” or “Happy Halloween!” As a little kid, they grin and hold up their candy bag. “Trick-or-treat!” they squeal. Most students feel high schoolers are not too old to go...

Students offer tips for ACT testing

Students offer tips for ACT testing

Aislinn Walters, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2013


Filed under A&E, Feature

Students’ anxiety skyrockets. The big test is here, causing nerves and doubts to rise. With a calculator, a photo identification and multiple number two pencils, students walk into the testing center for the ACT. The first ACT test of the school year was held Saturday at 8 a.m. Both Hays High and...

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