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Students to collect shoes in Calista Isbell’s memory

Students to collect shoes in Calista Isbell’s memory

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2018


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The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. That’s the type of person Calista Isbell was. On her birthday last year, Calista wanted to take part in a Nashville-based charity called Soles4Souls, which is a non-profit organization that works to stomp o...

Michael Cuestas speaks about overcoming challenges at 2018 Regional StuCo Conference at Ellis High School on September 25

Michael Cuestas speaks about overcoming challenges at 2018 Regional StuCo Conference at Ellis High School on September 25

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


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Michael Cuestas was 5 years old when his mom discovered his dad was cheating on her. “I remember that day,” Cuestas said. “I came home from school and I saw my mom and she was sitting on the front steps crying. I went up to her and said ‘Mommy, Mommy, why are you crying?’ She didn’t answe...

Boys State gives seniors taste of government

Boys State gives seniors taste of government

Addie Braun, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2018


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Seniors Nick Zimmerman and Scout Perryman were selected to go to Boys State of Kansas presented by the American Legion in Manhattan on June 3 to 16. “The purpose was  to recognize high school juniors, going to be seniors leadership and give those same boys an experience, a taste if you will, of...

StuCo Lock-in give students opportunity to help with homecoming

StuCo Lock-in give students opportunity to help with homecoming

Addie Braun, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2018


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The annual Student Council (StuCo) lock-in was held in the library on Sept. 21 from 6:30- 9 p.m. “At the StuCo lock-in, we do a lot of painting, building, planning, preparation, and most importantly glitter,” executive vice-president Shyann Schumacher said. The lock-in worked to get students...

Painting one of 10 art classes offered

Painting one of 10 art classes offered

Kalyssa Boyle, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2018


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Students have the chance to take 10 art classes, one of which is Painting. The only prerequisite for Painting is Art Exploration, the prerequisite for all other art classes as well. “In class, we distinguish students new to painting class as beginners,” Painting instructor Jennifer Younger said. “B...

Students, teachers walk for suicide prevention

Students, teachers walk for suicide prevention

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2018


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Students and teachers participated in the Out of Darkness Walk for suicide prevention on Saturday, Sep. 15 at 2 p.m. Just over 70 people attended the walk held at the Municipal Park including 6 different teams from the area. Sophmore Alisara Arial was happy to see some familiar teachers participating,...

New rule responsible for vending machines shut off

New rule responsible for vending machines shut off

Scout Perryman, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2018


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In previous years, the main thing students did after lunch was to go to the vending machines, buy some snacks or a soda and enjoy their after meal extra. However, students will find that this year, the vending machines are shut off during school hours. Many students believe that the reason the...

13 questions with sophomore Eliana Buller

13 questions with sophomore Eliana Buller

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2018


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Sophomore Eliana Buller traveled to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota to volunteer for a week during the summer with North Oak Community Church. What were some of the things you helped with while you were at the reservation? “We helped the Lakota people there by building a wheelchair...

18 seniors to receive honor

18 seniors to receive honor

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2018


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The Kansas Honors Scholars is a program where the University of Kansas (KU) recognizes a select group of seniors from across the state. The students who receive this honor are seniors who rank in the top ten percent of their class. There are 18 students from Hays High School that will be recognized. HHS...

YAC helps Jana’s Campaign reach students

YAC helps Jana’s Campaign reach students

Kalyssa Boyle, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2018


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Jana’s Campaign has been visiting schools around the country since 2013, but many students do not know about the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) in Hays. “YAC was created because my fellow classmates and I were very interested in Jana’s story and the impact they are trying to make not only around...

Bystander intervention informs freshmen about healthy relationships

Bystander intervention informs freshmen about healthy relationships

Addie Braun, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2018


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Freshmen were called to the library for a bystander meeting on Sept. 10 and 11 to learn about healthy relationships from the leaders of Jana’s campaign. “My whole purpose is for every ninth grade student to be trained in bystander intervention training so that if they’re ever out and about and...

Orchestra to travel to Nebraska

Orchestra to travel to Nebraska

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2018


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The orchestra is going to Omaha, Neb. on Sept. 22 and 23. It is $125 per student to go, but students who have worked for a firework stand this past summer have had the opportunity to pay less, depending on how long they worked. “Right now it looks like we have at least 45 students going, a...

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