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Students participate in city-wide protest against police brutality, organized by Hays High alumna

Senior Alicia Phlieger (left) and junior Aleyia Ruder (right) hold a sign during the protest on May 31.

Alicia Feyerherm, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 31, 2020

Lining Vine Street, around 100 people stood in protest of police brutality and racism on May 31 at 2 p.m. The protest, organized by 2017 Hays High alumna Anniston Weber, was publicized via Facebook. “The murder of George Floyd has incited protests all across the country,” the Facebook post...

Students find creative ways to stay connected during COVID-19 outbreak

Junior Caitlin Leiker completes a chalk drawing on someone's driveway. Leiker drove around leaving positive chalk messages for different friends and acquaintances as well as leaving drawings in front of the Hays Medical Center.

Allison Brooks and Alicia Feyerherm

April 18, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the daily routines of students. Schools are closed and those with non-essential part-time jobs have been let go. The stay-at-home order has also restricted students from hanging out with their friends. To combat this, many students have been finding...

Students compete in 2020 Ellis County Youth Entrepreneur Challenge

Freshman Tanner Werth presents his company Cattle.Online to panel of judges during the 2020 Ellis County Youth Entrepreneur Challenge. Twenty-five students competed in the event.

Alicia Feyerherm, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2020

Twenty-five students competed at the 2020 Ellis County Youth Entrepreneur Challenge on March 10. The event was held at BriefSpace on West 10th St. with setup starting at 8 a.m. After introductions and a welcoming statement from those in charge of the event, individuals started presenting their...

Student body responds well to online learning

Freshman Kaden McBride persists with his classwork.

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2020

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has caused all Kansas students to begin continuous learning. The immediate change in education style has affected student motivation when it comes to completing their schoolwork. Seniors, having the rest of their last year of high school being moved online, have been affected...

Students attend Fort Hays Sate University Future Educator’s Day on March 9

Students pose for a picture at Fort Hays State University Future Educator's Day. Seventeen students from Hays High attended the event.

Alicia Feyerherm, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

Seventeen students attended the Fort Hays State University Future Educator’s Day on March 9. “I plan on becoming a teacher when I attend FHSU,” senior Joji Backman said. “I heard about FHSU wanting to throw this all together, and I was also hoping to get some questions answered from the right...

Leadership Team hosts eighth grade visit

Leadership Team accompanied eighth graders throughout their visit to Hays High. The incoming freshmen had the opportunity to tour the school, meet sponsors from several activities and organizations, and begin pre-enrollment.

Allison Hillebrand, Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

The Leadership Team hosted the eighth grade visit on March 9 to give the incoming freshmen an idea of what high school will be like. Seniors and juniors on the team broke into groups to provide the eighth graders with tours of the school, a pre-enrollment session and an opportunity to meet with nearly...

Gender Sexuality Alliance holds bracelet-making day on March 10

Students gathered in Room 112A after school on March 10 to make bracelets in promotion of the school's Gender Sexuality Alliance. The purpose of the GSA is to discuss how to handle bullying and provide a safe space for students to express themselves.

Caitlin Leiker, Copy Editor

March 10, 2020

In order to encourage more students to attend the Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) meetings, the current members decided to host a day for interested students to visit Room 112A on Tuesday, March 10 after school to make friendship bracelets. A common misconception is that GSA is only for members of...

Journalism team competes at Kansas Scholastic Press Association regional contest

Journalism team competes at Kansas Scholastic Press Association regional contest

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

The journalism team participated in Kansas Scholastic Press Association regional contests at the Fort Hays State University on Thursday, Feb. 27. Out of the 36 events the team entered, 25 qualified for state. Journalism instructor Jessica Augustine said she was impressed with how the group did...

Art students place in 2020 WAC League Art Competition

Art students pose for a picture after setting up for the art show in Garden City. Students traveled to Garden City on Feb. 26 to help set for the WAC Art Show.

Alicia Feyerherm, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2020

Art students participated in the 2020 WAC League Art Competition on Feb. 28. “Students from all over Southwest Kansas submitted art for this show,” senior Olivia Reed said. “As far the people from Hays, Mrs. [Jen] Younger pretty much chose students who were willing to submit their work and whoever...

Valentine’s Day Card Contest Winners

Allison Hillebrand, Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2020

Based off of a poll on the Hays High website, the Hays High Guidon is happy to announce the winners of the Valentine's Day Card making contest. Congratulations! Winners, please come to instructor Jessica Augustine's room, Room 144 before school or during PRIDE Time.

Forensics team competes in Lyons on Feb. 22

The forensics team attended the tournament in Lyons on Feb. 22.

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2020

The forensics team attended a tournament in Lyons on Saturday, Feb. 22. The team did not bring back any medals or have any finalists, though. Freshman Emily White competed in Impromptu Duet Acting. Senior Casey Su competed in Humorous Solo. Quinton McGuire competed in Humorous Solo and Impromptu...

2020 Spring Play cast prepares for first student matinee

This year's Spring Play,

Caitlin Leiker, Copy Editor

March 7, 2020

This year's Spring Play cast has been refining their performance of "Murder's in the Heir" for their first-ever student matinee for Hays Middle School on the morning of March 11. The performances will take place at 7 p.m. on March 19-21 at 12th St. Auditorium. In order to book your tickets in adva...

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