Lauv connects to audience through new album

Madison Ritz, Blue M Student Life Editor

March 20, 2020

Starting back in April 2019, Lauv released his first song off his newly released album, ~how i’m feeling~ called “Drugs & The Internet.” Since then, he has been slowly releasing more music one by one until he announced a whole album was being released on March 6. Now that his second debut al...

A nerd’s guide to social distancing 

Meredith Comas, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 17, 2020

Spring break 2020 has taken a turn for the worse. COVID-19 -- more commonly referred to as the virus that causes it, Coronavirus -- has put the world on lockdown to stall what is now a global pandemic. In response, schools around the United States have closed their doors for the next few weeks, incl...

Band takes four to KMEA

Anika Nyp and Sophia Comas

March 3, 2020

  Four select Manhattan High band students joined the rest of the performing music department last weekend in Wichita for the KMEA All-State conference where kids auditioned to participate in high-level performing skills. Senior Josh Brandt, junior Jonothan Wood, sophomore Jessica Park and freshman...

Choir performs in KMEA concerts

Anika Nyp, Blue M Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

Three Manhattan High students were chosen to perform in the Kansas Music Educators Association All-State choir this past weekend. Senior Tysen Plumber and juniors Alissa Kohls and Bernice Poulter auditioned for KMEA earlier this year and among many students made it into the mixed choir.   ...

‘They can change the world’

Senior Allen Zhang plays intensely to Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8, which is meant to express both the sadness and anger he felt during the World War II era. His self-written requiem required that the Chamber Orchestra play aggressively, resulting in broken bow strings.

Sophia Comas, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

“Am I going to cry?” I asked. “I seriously hope that you do,” responded orchestra director Nate McClendon. As I tiptoed out from behind backstage in the subtlest way I could manage, I snuck into the third row, bracing myself for what I was about to hear. Manhattan High’s Chamber Orchestra...

Artist of the Week

Artist of the Week

Katya Tarabrina, Blue M Organizations Editor

March 2, 2020

Abbey Shaneyfelt Glass and 3-dimensional art  How long have you been doing art?  For a very long time I'd say. I've been doing it since elementary school, but I didn't care about it until high school or middle school, and take it seriously. How do you express yourself through art?...

Artist of the Week

Katya Tarabrina, Blue M Organizations Editor

January 27, 2020

Senior Ethan Meyer Trumpet player What are some of your accomplishments in band? “I've been in Wind Ensemble for four years, I have been in the jazz band for three years, I've been a soloist and a lead trumpet in jazz band. I've earned multiple superior ratings at state competitions and dis...

Band and Orchestra students on their way to All-State

Kyla Barnett, Features Editor

January 27, 2020

Four band members and 10 orchestra members from Manhattan High were selected for the Kansas Music Educators Association’s All-State groups. The students were among the 18 MHS band members and 24 MHS orchestra members who auditioned at Salina Central High School on Jan. 18. “We’re very proud of...

Thespians performs “She Kills Monsters” at State Conference

Senior Ivy Auletti stabs junior Max Barbe during their scene in

Brianna Carmack, Entertainment Editor

January 15, 2020

Five mainstage shows from high schools around Kansas.  Over 200 workshops to choose from.  A high school thespian spectacular. Despite the poor weather, Manhattan High Thespians Troupe 941 made their annual trip to the Kansas Thespian Festival and performed the fall play “She Kills Mon...

Production for spring musical excites students involved

Brianna Carmack, Entertainment Editor

January 15, 2020

The spring musical has been in production for weeks now, as students, along with the two directors of the musical Chad Pape and Virginia Pape are preparing for the first showing in February.  Rehearsals for “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” have taken place after school 3:30-6 p.m. ...

Weather postponements problematic for music department

Sophia Comas, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 15, 2020

Among the many cancelations and postponements that took place after Friday’s inclement weather, the Manhattan High bands have taken a hit to their schedule that has quickly become more problematic than helpful. The Kansas Music Educators Association All-State Instrumental Live Auditions, which wer...

Artist of the Week

Hannah Loub, Junior Copy Editor

December 19, 2019

Jecca Park Sophomore, Musical and Individual Art Made district central Honor Band  When did you first get started in art? “Well I started when I was like a toddler, just, you know, as a kid, and I never really started getting serious about it until maybe fifth grade.”  What...

Next Page »

The student news site of Manhattan High School
Entertainment