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Journalism students become 4A Sweepstakes champions after May 5 state contest

Journalism students become 4A Sweepstakes champions after May 5 state contest

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

May 5, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Thirteen students participated in the state journalism contest held in Lawrence on May 5. Those who participated in on-site contests include seniors Lacey Gregory, Amiyah Gonzalez and Elizabeth Lee; juniors include Isabelle Braun, Emily George, Hannah Harman, Jacob Maska, Scout Perryman and Taylor...

New German restaurant changes location, expands menu

New German restaurant changes location, expands menu

Allison Hillebrand, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2018


Filed under News

As students become old enough to start looking for jobs, they tend to turn towards the classic fast food restaurants in town. However, a new German restaurant in town may be able to offer these students a different opportunity. Das Essen Hütte is a family-run business, originally opened at Big...

Honors chemistry class offers extra credit opportunity

Honors chemistry class offers extra credit opportunity

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2018


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Several teachers offer extra credit, but science instructor Kayla Brown chose to combine art with chemistry. Brown gave her Honors Chemistry classes the option to write a short paper about the relationship between chemistry and various areas of art such as sculpture, painting or drawing. “My husband ...

Two freshmen win first place at talent show

Two freshmen win first place at talent show

Allison Brooks, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Many students look forward to watching the talent show every year. It is a way for students to cheer on their peers or showcase their own talents. After the news that there may not be a talent show, there were students who were upset. “I was sad because it is a school tradition that we have a...

Students compete at state music competition

Students compete at state music competition

Dawson Rooney, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2018


Filed under News

State Solo/Ensemble took place on April 28, this event only occurs once a year, and it is the only time in which music students can get a rating for their individual performance. Making State Solo/Ensemble is a feat in it of itself, and once there, students must perform exceptionally to receive the...

Board of Education approves proposal for Dell Latitude devices in 5-2 vote on April 30

Board of Education approves proposal for Dell Latitude devices in 5-2 vote on April 30

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2018


Filed under News

After much debate, The Board of Education approved the proposal for Dell Latitude devices in a 5-2 vote on April 30. Greg Schwartz and Lance Bickle were the two board members who opposed the implementation of the devices. The biggest concern for Bickle was the cost of the Dell devices. He felt that...

Indian Grounds raises money for Options organization

Indian Grounds raises money for Options organization

Lizzy Lee, Cartoonist/Staff Reporter

April 30, 2018


Filed under News

On April 24, Indian Grounds took donations and tips for Options, the local domestic and sexual violence services organization. Taking tips from students, they raised over $232. Instructor Michelle Thacker is the supervisor of Helping Hands, and the Indian Grounds coffee shop. “I’m thrilled...

Local Special Olympics hosts practices for students every week

Local Special Olympics hosts practices for students every week

Allison Brooks, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2018


Filed under News

The local Special Olympics branch participates in seven different sports and attends around 14 tournaments per year. There are about two tournaments for each sport every year. One tournament is held in town each year and that is a basketball tournament in March. The head of the local Special Olympics...

Students become national champions for Xcel cheer

Students become national champions for Xcel cheer

Madison Weber, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2018


Filed under News

Recently some students that are a part of the Xcel Cheer Team including freshmen Audrey Rymer, Franklin Owens, Madison Davis and sophomore Shayla Meredith, qualified for U.S finals. Finals took place on April 21. Xcel Cheer has two teams, a junior team and a senior team. “Our team name for th...

Looking back 10, 20, 50 years ago

Looking back 10, 20, 50 years ago

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under A Look Back in Time

The Guidon staff has decided to include a monthly feature in which it will look through past editions of the newspaper to see the new events that were being reported ten, 20 and 50 years ago during each particular month. Ten Years Ago April 2008 Students speak about voting for the first time and poli...

Newspaper, website earns top state award

Newspaper, website earns top state award

Lacey Gregory, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2018


Filed under News

Newspaper students were recognized for their collective effort when it was recently announced that the 2017-18 Guidon print edition and the Guidon Online were both awarded All-Kansas. All-Kansas is the top state award presented to student newspapers, websites and yearbooks. Yearbook awards are typically...

Future Farmers of America put on Spring Flower Sale to raise money for program

Future Farmers of America put on Spring Flower Sale to raise money for program

Kayli Potter, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under News

The Future Farmers of America (FFA) class instructed by Curt Vajnar will be selling a wide variety of plants at 3:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. on April 27 and at 9 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. on April 28 in the Hays High Greenhouse located in the E-Building. Their first day of sales was on April 25. "We did...

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