Seniors look forward to continuing music later

Alli Bruce, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Last Thursday Manhattan High had their last orchestra concert of they year. Some of the seniors are sad to be ending their journey. “I have been in orchestra all four years of high school,” Senior Audrey Pickering said. “As a group, I felt that we were more unified [this concert].  We kne...

Students use music to help focus, memorize facts

Meredith Comas, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Finals are fast approaching, and with it is the inevitable time of seclusion for students everywhere: study time. It’s not uncommon for students to listen to music while studying and while some argue it’s better to listen to classical genres to increase focus, others will argue in favor of the more...

Showcase concert combines old trends with new ones

Micheal Simmons, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Singing, dancing and jazz are what the Varsity choir, Pops choir and Blue Notes jazz band delivered to the audience on Tuesday. “I felt like it went great,” choir director Chad Pape said. “At this point in the year all of your students are completely frazzled and lost and I'm very proud that...

Artist of the Week: AP Visual Arts Students

Elizabeth Alexander, Features Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under Artist of the Week, Entertainment

Manhattan High School is home to various classes ranging from several different subjects. The fine arts district of the school does not go unnoticed in the school body. This week, the spotlight shines down upon the seniors of MHS who find themselves comfortable and successful in their AP art classes. Whethe...

Band, choir seniors to draw final curtain at year-end concert

Mira Bhandari, Copy Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

The final band and choir concerts of the year are bittersweet occasions, especially for the seniors who will be on the stage of Rezac Auditorium for the final time. As these performances draw nearer for Manhattan High’s musicians, many of them are using everything they have learned over the years in ...

Harry Styles’ new album rocks the music world; establishes new musical reputation for former boy band star.

Meredith Comas, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

In the past, former One Direction member and mega pop star Harry Styles has been known for his catchy boy band tunes that had preteens and some adults literally, and figuratively, going insane. Well not any more. Look out world because Harry Styles is back after a temporary hiatus, and this time he's ditc...

Biology teachers build relationships, spark competition

Hailey Eilert, Photographer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, KSPA

Freshmen biology teacher, Brad Fabrizius working with his first hour and advisory students. Fabrizius and his student teacher, Tyler Heiying, held a fun lab activity called the "battle of the beaks." During Fabrizius's advisory hour, he helps students with their assignments and aims them towards success.  ...

MHS teachers strive for success

MaKenna Eilert, Photographer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, KSPA

Teachers do more than just teach. They invest themselves into their student’s education and strive to make it an enjoyable experience. A great teacher can recognize and provide the tools you need to succeed. From creating fun and interactive lesson plans to building a deeper relationship with stud...

‘The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley’ provides much needed light of criminals

Angie Moss, Print Editor and Chief
April 11, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

As the daughter of an ex-prisoner, I don’t relate to most real-life teenagers. I don’t relate to most fictional teenagers, either. Therefore, it’s hard for me to read books with a teenage protagonist. Hannah Tinti’s “The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley” provided me with a teenage girl protagon...

New series uncovers the truth about suicide

Nina Kumle, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

An astonishing story that shows the shocking truth about suicide, the series and book “Thirteen Reasons Why.” The book “Thirteen Reasons Why” came out in 2007, 10 years later the series was released on Netflix, premiering on March 31, Between the book and the new series, there were quite ...

Omega Psi Phi fraternity prepares annual high school talent hunt

Taylor Bullock, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Every year Phi Xi and Delta Delta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity holds a Talent Hunt for high school students.The Talent Hunt is open for contestants ranging from 9th to 12th grade looking to further their education after high school. The show was adopted as a mandated program within the fraternity i...

Salute to Broadway offers student choice performances

Savannah Cherms, Trending Editor
April 4, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Manhattan High’s Drama department is a key part of the culture at MHS. Spring plays, fall musicals and One Acts are a few popular event out on by the drama department. But for many performers, Salute to Broadway is truly their moment to shine. Salute, as it is referred to by many students, is a stude...

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