Artist of the Week

Artist of the Week

Makenna Wollenberg, Assistant Photo Editor

April 15, 2019


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Nathan Pickands Senior   This year Pickands is a Thespians officer. He also plays plays percussion for marching band and symphonic band.   What do you love about drama? What I love most about drama is being able to feel like I’m apart of a community. The sense of frien...

Orchestra has ‘intangible’ experaince while at state festival

Sophia Comas, Sports Editor

April 15, 2019


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Within Manhattan High’s West Campus lies a classroom over in D Hall, a classroom with a wide doorway and thick walls. Inside this classroom is an array of black chairs sitting in the shape of a “U” that surrounds a raised platform for a director to stand. Behind that platform is a neat row of ...

Headlight Rivals sign record label for new album

Sophia Comas, Sports Editor

April 15, 2019


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Manhattan is known for a lot of different things, but local music isn’t one a lot of people recognize. In Manhattan High, it’s even less popular. However, one of the school’s very own is breaking musical boundaries by releasing an EP they hope will expand to new levels. Eric Kleiner, one o...

Artist of the Week

Makenna Wollenberg, Assistant Photo Editor

April 8, 2019


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Audrey Parish Sophomore   Parish is learning how to play the Viola and has been playing the piano since she was seven years old.   How did you get into orchestra? “I started playing the violin in fifth grade.”   What drives you to keep playing? “The thing that keeps m...

New film “Us” creative, great for horror fans

Emma Elliot, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019


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“Us,” a film created by the same director as “Get Out,” is a movie filled to the brim with jump scares, the most intelligent use of foreshadowing a horror movie has seen in recent years and just enough confusion and open ends for it to capture the true essence of the genre. The story star...

‘The Act’ Proves Heartbreaking, Suspenseful Stories.

Makenna Wollenberg, Assistant Photo Editor

April 8, 2019


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Hulu just released a truly based television show “The Act.” The three episodes released with more episodes to come show Gypsy Rose Blanchard played by actor Joey King who is a young ill girl who is taken care of by her over protective mother Dee Dee Blanchard played by Actor Patricia Arquette. The...

‘Shazam!’ wonderfully unique

Julianna Poe, Copy Editor

April 8, 2019


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Taking place just after the events of Justice League, “Shazam!” was nothing short of exceptional. Opening in Philadelphia in 2019, Dr. Sivana, played by Mark Strong, having dedicated his life to finding a way back to the Rock of Eternity where an ancient wizard named Shazam, played by Djimon Gas...

‘Free Spirit’ another chapter in Khalid’s musical journey

Kaitlin Clark, Print Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2019


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If you listen to the radio, stream music on Spotify, or have recently looked at Billboard’s Hot 100 list, chances are you’ve heard of singer-songwriter Khalid Donnel Robinson, more widely known as Khalid. He was first rocketed to stardom two years ago with the release of his first album, “American...

First episode of ‘The Twilight Zone’ reboot unexpectedly haunting

Kaitlin Clark, Print Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2019


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When the words “The Twilight Zone” are said, they conjure up black and white television screens, an unexplainable sense of anxious anticipation and, of course, the classic words, “it is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.” After nearly 55 years since the original show’s end in 1964, c...

New Billie Eilish album a tantalizing taste of artist’s introspection

Meredith Comas, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2019


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Electro-pop has a new queen, and it’s Billie Eilish. Eilish, the 17-year-old indie electro-pop sensation dubbed “the voice of Gen Z”, has again dropped her darkly-laced rhythms and rhymes on the modern music lover, releasing her debut studio album “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” ...

‘Five Feet Apart’ powerfully signifies vulnerabilities of cystic fibrosis

Brianna Carmack, Opinions Editor

March 27, 2019


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Six feet apart and never less. This is one of the main struggles that a young couple faces from suffering a progressive, genetic disease called cystic fibrosis in the newest romantic drama, “Five Feet Apart.” Based on Racheal Lippincott’s novel of the same name, the film revolves around the li...

“Disappearance of Madeleine McCann,” bored, misleading

Katya Tarabrina, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019


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While it’s been the parental instinct to repeat this to kids, recent events have caused a greater understanding towards the fact that the world is not safe for children anymore. The recently-released Netflix documentary “The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann” reinforces that point. “Madeleine is ...

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