Timeline for foster care process as a teen

Taylor Bullock, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
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A thought that has plagued many in adoption and foster care for a while now is that individuals looking into adopting children only want babies, is a thought that. It's quite uncertain where that rumor began, but like many others it became well known. According to Afamilyforeverychild.org, there...

Manhattan High School junior finds family goes deeper than genetics

Taylor Bullock, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
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In a time where hurt is so widespread, compassion can be found in the hearts of those who can understand another's suffering enough to relieve it. For Manhattan High School junior Austin Gonzalez, that person was Lisa Andrijeski. Andrijeski works at MHS as head of the kitchen and has another son Brandon Nelson...

Teen foster child finds normalcy in nontraditional situation

Savannah Cherms, Trending Editor
May 15, 2017
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A perfect family is not one many people regularly see. Not very often will you see the classic Nuclear Family of a mother and father with two perfect children. That image is not normally one we are fed when the topic of foster care comes up. But for some foster children, it comes pretty close. Soph...

Court Appointed Special Advocates open doors for children’s voices

Cora Astin, Entertainment Editor
May 15, 2017
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When a child is stuck in a case where parents deemed unfit or give an unfit environment, someone is there for them. If children don’t feel as if their voice is being heard, someone is there for them. When a child wants an extra person around for a visitation with a parent, someone is there for them. ...

What stress does to a student’s mind and body

Taylor Bullock, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
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From struggling to balance academics, extracurricular activities and managing free time, a student's stress level is guaranteed to rise. When you're a kid being tossed into an adult world, being forced to pick and choose what you want to care about, everything can become stressful. But what exactly doe...

How stress affects student athletes

Taylor Bullock, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
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Students and student athletes alike are both exposed to stress. But, what makes a student athlete's stress different? Well, take all known stress factors to a student, and add commitment to a sport to that list. Participating in a sport takes time, dedication, energy and maybe even money. When a person...

How school affects sleep: Teachers and students

Nina Kumle, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
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Lack of sleep is something we all experience at some point in our lives. Normally when you talk about being exhausted at school, it comes from a student. But lack of sleep affects both students and teachers alike.   Student:  Freshman Jadielyn Cruz-Bianchi   Teacher:Tahnee Matusz...

What you should be eating

Lily Colburn, Business Manager
April 3, 2017
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First it was shown to us in a colorful pyramid, then a colorful plate and now our food goals and inspiration is in our Instagram feeds. The goal for what students should be eating is something taught through elementary and middle school, but now in high school, many students don’t think about what they a...

Selection Sunday, Monday picks revealed

Angie Moss, Print Editor in Chief
March 16, 2017
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The wait is over for basketball fanatics all over the nation. Last Sunday, otherwise known as Selection Sunday, marked the beginning of the biggest college basketball tournament in the NCAA: March Madness. The NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Committee revealed their top 68 picks among college...

Basketball takes a southwest turn

Angie Moss, Print Editor in Chief
March 16, 2017
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University of Phoenix to host the Final Four championship game in Glendale, Arizona, April 1-3. The location of Final Four tournament games spans all across the nation and according to the NCAA, choosing the location can be almost as grueling as picking teams for the annual tournament. While the...

Pick the perfect bracket

Angie Moss, Print Editor in Chief
March 16, 2017
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March Madness is upon us and that means it’s time for predictions. Time for analyzing every game that you’ve ever watched. Time for throwing yourself out there and probably watching all of your hard work crumble away in the first few games. Or at least, that’s what it used to mean for you. We’v...

‘Cinderella Champions’ to remember

Mira Bhandari, Copy Editor
March 16, 2017
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Everyone loves an underdog, and the world of sports is no stranger to such “Cinderella” stories. Sometimes, teams suffer through the tournament or don’t even qualify to begin with. Other times, they miraculously pull ahead with their teammates, coaches and fans’ support and motivation. For the...

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