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Friendships changing

Nikki Vuong, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2014

Sometimes in life, things come up that put a rift between you and your friends. One day, you’re best friends and seemingly the next day, you’re total strangers. I myself have experienced this in the past. I believe that there probably is a reason for this distance. Sometimes you have an argument...

Student’s attitudes towards school

Shelbie Berens, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2014

Students come in many shapes and sizes, along with many different opinions and values about how they should act in school, treat teachers, and talk to other students. My opinion is that students should act respectful of their teachers at all times, even if they might disagree with something a teacher...

Risk-taking enhances your life

Nicole Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2014

I’m a very cautious person, or so I like to think. I don’t believe in “YOLO” or doing potentially dangerous things “because I can.” However, as I get older and supposedly wiser, I’m learning to differentiate between stupidity and opportunity. Sure, I don’t recommend jumping off tall...

Follow your dreams

Follow your dreams

Hannah Baxter, Reporter

March 14, 2014

I feel so strongly that everyone should always follow their dreams. The century we are in allows us all the opportunity to learn and be educated but there aren’t enough people who take it seriously. If we all have a deep love for something, we should try and chase that and accomplish something out...

Motivational posters

Nikki Vuong, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2014

In most classrooms at Hays High, motivation posters can be found, giving advice to students. They can come in many different sizes and shapes, with quotes ranging from useful to not very useful. Do these posters do any good in helping students be motivated? Do students even look at these posters? During...

Teachers are there to help

Ashley Cossaart, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2014

With every subject comes a topic a student will not understand at first. Not knowing how to do something is just the process of learning. When a student doesn’t understand something on their homework, they should go in to get help from a teacher. Some students think that homework isn’t all...

No pep at pep assemblies

Ashley Cossaart, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2014

A couple times a year all of the students go to the gym for a pep assembly.  However, many students would agree that pep assemblies aren’t very peppy. Normally students don’t really want to volunteer to play the games that are setup for each class to compete in. Some students think of pep...

Students respect hardworking teachers

Ashley Cossaart, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2014

Students put a lot of time and effort into doing their homework, studying for tests and maintaining a good understanding of the subject being taught. When it is obvious that a teacher is working just as hard as the students, they are more respected by the students. Students enjoy when their teachers...

Making friends difficult for students

Hannah Baxter, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2014

Being in high school is not an easy thing and I am sure I’m not the only one to know this. But a strong subject that is always pulling on me is “friends”. Not only transferring from a junior high to high school but just being in a new environment can easily switch up your element. I know for myself...

Student should be eager to learn

Sylina Zhang, Staff Reporter

January 9, 2014

We live in the twenty-first century. We live in an age where information is easily accessible, with technology, the glorious internet, libraries and a good education system. I am not saying that everything on the internet is true, but knowledge is very much within our reach and is handed to us day...

Courage and ignorance brings success

Sylina Zhang, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2013

While surfing the internet, I came across a quote by Mark Twain: “To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” It got me thinking and has stuck with me ever since. Ignorance and confidence are two traits possessed by everyone in the world, in different measures and expressed...

Grit is the key to success

Ashley Cossaart, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2013

Some students are just plain old smart. However, if that student doesn’t work hard, the people who do work hard can easily pass by the ones with natural talent. According to Ruth Tam's article over Angela Duckworth's theory of grit in the Washington Post, Angela Duckworth was once a teacher and is...

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