Buffalo troupe takes on four productions

 To put on four productions or not to put on four productions, that is the question. In the past years the theater department has performed  two productions every year for the high school. This year, they will perform four. These productions range from Shakespeare to Bob Fosse, modern concepts to original concepts, and musicals to plays. Barbara Hilt,  the director of these productions, stressed just how much time both directors and students apply to this process.

Buffalo debaters talk immigration

The debate team has locked horns preparing for the upcoming season. The Garden City High School debate teams season is fast approaching with the first tournament on Sept. 14 in Washburn Rural. In Debate a team is comprised of a pair of debaters vs. another pair in a round. Trever Southern, senior in the red academy, is one of the advanced varsity class debaters on the team. 

Valley Center rolls past Garden

The Buffs charged in with their best effort against the Derby panthers last Friday for their first game of the season. Despite their determination the panthers closed the game with a win and a score of 47-6.

New eBackpack causes confusion for students and teachers

Ebackpack is an app that has had a huge influence on education. Some students and teachers have mixed feelings about it, and therefore people are starting to question how useful eBackpack really is. Some teachers have even started to use different applications like Google Classroom.

Students help spread positivity in school

Over the last few years, more students are feeling alone and depressed. Some feel as though they have no one to talk to and this leads to many becoming depressed and dissociated. One of the students at Garden City High School noticed this problem and decided to make a change. Eresay Alcantar, arts and communication senior, decided to address this issue at her Peak Performance Leadership meeting while discussing ways to reach out to students. Alcantar pitched the idea of “holding posters with words of encouragement to students as they enter the loop.” Everyone at her meeting liked this idea and with the help of Adel Parr, Margaret Obholz, Troy Unruh, Peak Performance, KISS and StuCo, she was able to turn her idea into reality.

Teacher shortage takes over GCHS

Within the past couple years, there has been a large issue with a shortage of teachers. District wide there are many people looking to fix this problem. Cynthia Leiker, a first year-long term substitute is currently working in the freshmen academy. 

Buffs Athletics – A Week At A Glance

MONDAY -  Sept. 17 JV Tennis at Scott City - 3:00pm Varsity Tennis at Haysville-Campus - 3:00pm 9th Volleyball Quad at Liberal - 4:00pm 9th/JV Football at Hutchinson - 4:00pm   TUESDAY - Sept. 18 SCHOOL PHOTOS JV Tennis at Liberal - 3:00pm Varsity Tennis at Emporia - 3:00pm 9th Volleyball at Hays - 4:00pm … Continue reading Buffs Athletics – A Week At A Glance

KSHSAA implements new rules Students say goodbye to two-a-days

Karly Larson Sugar Beet staff reporter With fall sports comes hot weather, and in some cases this could be a burning problem. The National Center of Catastrophic Sports Injury Research has reports that show between the years of 1995 and 2014, 42 high school football players died of exertional heatstroke (EHS) along with other numerous incidents ultimately ending in the hospital. In order to help prevent this, the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA), implemented the Heat Acclimatization Program (HAP) for the 2018 fall  sports season.

Garden City High School receives Civic Advocacy Award

Hannah Kipp Sugar Beet Staff Reporter The Kansas Department of Education notified Garden City High School they would be one of the eight schools in Kansas to be a 2018 recipient of the highest level award of the Civic Advocacy Network. Out of the eight schools who were awarded, Garden City High School was one of only two high schools receiving the award. In order to be a contender for this Kansas contest, each school had to submit evidence of excellent civic engagement. The evidence submitted fell under six different areas. Among the areas were instruction in government, history, law and democracy, incorporation of discussion social issues and events within the classroom, design programs that provide students with opportunities to volunteer within their community, offer extracurricular activities, encourage student participation in school governance and encourage student participation in mock elections.