MHS choirs perform numbers for state fair audience

MHS choirs perform numbers for state fair audience

Elizabeth Alexander, Trending Editor

September 21, 2017


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Even in sweltering Kansas heat, Manhattan High School Varsity and Pops Choirs still finds pep in their step and song in their hearts. Choir students from MHS combine their skills of song and dance to put on a show for their audience at the Kansas State Fair this year, putting their many practices and y...

Artist of the Week: Faith Bliss

Elizabeth Alexander, Trending Editor

September 21, 2017


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Faith Bliss Jewelry Designer   Have you enjoyed being in jewelry over the past few years? “Yes. It’s really challenging and you get to see what you make out of metal. Cutting glass is just really amazing how the glass just does what you want it to. Sometimes.”   Did yo...

‘Hello Dolly’ rehearsal shows promising production

Savannah Cherms, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017


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For many thespians and drama students, fall musical time is a magical one. The excitement of the possibilities of what this year’s show could do is one that can be felt in every single person involved. This year is no exception with the production of “Hello Dolly.” Only a few weeks into the school year and re...

Emo Nite offers escape from real life with untraditional party

Savannah Cherms, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017


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Downtown Lawrence on a Friday night is an experience in itself. The bars are open, the restaurants are packed and there are at least six sidewalk musicians every block. Take all of that and add over 100 emo kids waiting to do nothing but party together, and the night is bound to be a good one. Emo ...

U.S. Overwatch competitive team offers huge salary to 17-year old gamer

Elizabeth Alexander, Trending Editor

September 12, 2017


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Wouldn’t it be a dream to be a 17-year-old a earning $150,000 salary just for playing video games? This is a life most kids would love to be living, and for one gamer, this dream is a reality. “Overwatch” competitive player Jay “sinatraa” Won` was recently signed off by the NRG gaming leag...

Artist of the Week: Jenna Dominguez

Elizabeth Alexander, Trending Editor

September 12, 2017


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Jenna Dominguez Musical and visual artist     “When did you know art was something you wanted to pursue?”   “I guess it was just a thing that I did. I’ve always drawn even when I was little. …[For band] I started in sixth grade on my flute. My mom’s flute act...

Stephen King’s ‘IT’ upcoming remake wins over horror fans

Maddy Gleason, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


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When you think of horror movie classics, Stephen King’s “IT” is definitely one of them. Despite being released 27 years ago, it still gives children the heebie jeebies. But to filmmakers, one “IT” just isn’t enough. On September 8th, 2017 the classic IT remake was released. Manhattan High’...

Keep up with local music through social media

Savannah Cherms, Staff Writer

August 29, 2017


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Before musicians get to hear the thunderous applause of hundreds upon thousands of adoring fans, many will first hear the muted claps from the small crowd at their local bar or coffeehouse. Before the bands have those adoring fans wearing their T-shirt and attending all the meet and greets, there will...

$720 Back-to-school shoes

Mason Alberto, Staff Writer

August 29, 2017


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Recently Nike has been accused of trying to replicate the electronically-adjustable shoes that Marty McFly wore in “Back to the Future.” Nike has come out with a new concept, the Hyper Adapt 1.0 Red Lagoon that retails for $720 on Nike.com. What makes this shoe special? It’s the first fully...

Taylor Swift’s new single dark, needs work.

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

August 29, 2017


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Taylor Swift -- known for her preppy, girl-next-door songs -- has been pushing the boundaries of music. Not only has she set world records by becoming one of the youngest, most successful artists in our world today, but she has also made history as one of the few artists to successfully switch music ge...

‘Leap!’ jumps the screen, into my heart

Jonah Evarts, Sports Editor

August 29, 2017


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“Leap!”, released last Friday, is a wonderful tale of an orphaned girl, Felicie, who finds herself in Paris with no money, at only 11 years old, and somehow she gets into an Opera Ballet school to pursue her dream: to become a dancer. She has to deal with stuck up rich kids, who she is pretendin...

Old Dominion releases second official album

Megan Klug, Blue M Editor and Chief

August 29, 2017


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Old Dominion. It’s a name that sounds familiar to most people that are country music fans and Country Stampede attenders. However, they haven’t fully made a name for themselves yet. Just recently releasing their second album, “Happy Endings,” the band is consistently creating popular songs. Fea...

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