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Aida Nominated for Outstanding Achievement

Eryn Johannes, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2012


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The Music Theatre of Wichita High School Musical Awards (Jester Awards) were announced late Friday. The 2011 musical “Aida” was nominated for outstanding achievement in 12 of the 19 categories for which were eligible. The production “Aida” was nominated for outstanding achievement in the “Overall...

Students’ arrival time for school varies

Delphine Burns, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2012


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The obnoxious beeping noise harasses your ears as you try to ignore the pestilence of your alarm clock. Eventually, the sound is so exasperating that you reach over to shut it off. The digital number displayed on the screen is none other than 8:01. Frustrated that you overslept, you quickly part from...

Students share about their Valentine holiday

Jackie Balzer, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 16, 2012


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That time of year has come and passed. The time where giving teddy bears, chocolate, and roses was expected of every boyfriend: Valentine’s Day. “My boyfriend got me traditional Valentine’s stuff like roses, candy, a bear and a picture of us in a frame,” senior Reagan Kleymann said. However,...

Coffee Bar Back In School?

Rachel Moravek, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2012


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    For most students, mornings are tough. Getting up bright and early may seem like an endless battle against exhaustion. With pop machines being taken from the school, students feel lethargic and eager for a new source of caffeine. Perhaps a coffee bar?     “A coffee bar in school would be amazing,...

Are manicures and pedicures worth it?

Katie Krug, Staff Reporter

January 12, 2012


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One of the most favored past times of teenage girls is going to the salon. There’s nothing like the feeling of a fresh manicure or pedicure. And for that pasty skin? Just go to the tanning booth. But all of those vanity extras really add up. Hays Academy of Hair Design has Spa Manicures for $15 and...

Senior to take non-traditional path after graduation

Laurissa Marcotte, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2011


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During this time of the year, many seniors are busy writing essays, applying for colleges and scholarships, and filling out the FAFSA. For one particular senior, however, the story is different. “I’m applying to the Coast Guard because it’s a great alternative to college, especially because...

Students discuss favorite vacation spots

Anna Shippy, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2011


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With summer vacation approaching, many students are excited about their plans for the break.  To find out where students go over the summer, they discussed what their favorite vacation so far has been. “My favorite vacation was when we went to Disney World when I was 11,” senior Tara McGuire...

Scholarships are easy way to avoid debt

Scholarships are easy way to avoid debt

Alicia Johnson, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2011


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One of the biggest decisions a young person will make in life is whether or not college is a perusable goal. According to collegeboard.com, the average cost for college is about $8,000 dollars per year for in-state students. Overall, that totals a whopping $32,000 that a student could potentially...

Adoption provides new opportunities

Adoption provides new opportunities

Alicia Johnson, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2011


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“A lot of times I find myself asking ‘Why couldn’t my mom pull herself together?’” senior Stephanie Windholz said. These are the kind of questions that those put through adoption can often wonder. Adoption, defined by dictionary.com as to take and rear the child of other parents as one’s...

Access denied? CCU explains reasoning behind inconvenient web filter

Anna Shippy, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2011


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While trying to complete your English project, you realize you need a picture of a symbol that demonstrates violence.  You fire up your computer, go to the Google images website, and type in violence. Everything seems fine until a window pops up on your computer saying that you do not have permission...

Trashcan Band Performs

Katie Krug, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2011


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When people say band, the first things that come to mind are usually guitars, drum or basses. But trashcans? That isn’t the typical band but in 2007 students banded together to create the Hays High Trashcan Band. It’s comprised of buckets of all sizes, drumsticks, metal trashcans, lids and a lot...

Mac, PC: computer debate continues

Mac, PC: computer debate continues

Alicia Johnson, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2011


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Warning: while typing away on the most important research paper of the year the night before it’s due, your computer may spontaneously combust and you will lose all of your hard work, research, and A+. Unfortunately, it is often too late to backup information once you realize that the black screen...

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