Netflix’s ‘The Politician’ a cinematic victory

Meredith Comas, Print Editor-in-Chief

October 7, 2019

Politics: it’s the drab, dull and down-right dirty wheel that keeps democracy alive and well. Vividly imaginative, cinematically thrilling and eye-catching? Maybe only to the few with a love-love relationship with CSPAN or to the producers of Netflix’s “The Politician.”  The captivating, binge-worthy, comedy-drama ...

Artist of the Week

Katya Tarabrina, Blue M Organizations Editor

October 7, 2019

Drum Majors Conduct the band and make sure everybody stays on time Senior Jayna Schwartz How do you express yourself artistically while doing music?  “So [Scott Freeby] really emphasized this throughout this season. He told us to go watch a bunch of old videos of like the Drum Corps Inte...

Artist of the Week

Artist of the Week

Katya Tarabrina, Blue M Organizations Editor

September 23, 2019

Sonda Copeland How long have you been a teacher at MHS? “I’m not sure, I think it’s something like 25 years…  maybe 24. I’ve been in the district for 29 years, I taught at some other schools first.” When did you first get into doing art? “In grade school.” What is ...

‘Downton’ movie witty, slightly disappointing

Meredith Comas, Print Editor-in-Chief

September 23, 2019

The beginning notes of John Lunn’s “The Suite” begins to fill the theater as it’s E to A piano notes surround the popcorn-stained seats.  Something begins to feel different -- timeless. Like an old story once forgotten, begun again. The opening scenes come on screen and there it is, standi...

Students visit Konza Prairie to see nature

Students visit Konza Prairie to see nature

Katya Tarabrina, Blue M Organizations Editor

September 16, 2019

It’s not usually normal for students to be looking for vertebrates as a class assignment, but for Rachel Fontenot’s first-hour Sculpture class, that was the case. On Wednesday, Fontenot’s class visited the Konza Prairie, something Fontenot only did once before with her Drawing and Painting ...

Artist of the Week

Artist of the Week

Katya Tarabrina, Blue M Organizations Editor

September 16, 2019

Junior Alyx Glessner What kind of art do you like to do the most? “I do mixed media art, so I don’t really have a specific favorite type of art, but I’m probably most talented in like charcoal drawings.” How long have you been doing art for? “Since I was around five to six.” What made...

Student actors prepare fall play

Hannah Heger, Trending Editor

September 16, 2019

Preparing a play about a girl playing a Dungeons and Dragons game designed by her deceased sister can be difficult for any ensemble, but the Manhattan High School drama department is taking it in stride.  The Drama Department is producing “She Kills Monsters” by Qui Nguyen, a story about a g...

Artist of the Week

September 9, 2019

Junior Teagan Hitchings Has 51.3K followers on her TikTok account "honeytongue" So how long have you been doing cosplays? “A year.” What made you start doing cosplay? “Inspiration from other cosplays and just wanting to do it for years.” When did you start making TikToks? ...

Comedy and Horror Coming for fun in ‘Ready or Not’

Anika Nyp, Blue M Editor-in-Chief

September 9, 2019

When I think of a scary movie, I didn’t think hide and seek.  A good scary movie should be able to keep you on edge at all times. “Ready or Not” does that.  “Ready or Not” -- directed by Tyler Gillet and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin -- does just that. Released on Aug. 21, “Ready...

Chamber Orchestra sets aspirations deep, personal

Chamber Orchestra sets aspirations deep, personal

Sophia Comas, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 9, 2019

Uncomfortable. That’s how director Nate McClendon opened class for his students in Chamber Orchestra on the brisk Wednesday morning of Sept. 4.  Of course, when thinking of an orchestra class, one does not immediately think uncomfortable, but that’s what came to mind for his conversation. ...

Pops missing dresses lead to new ‘70s fashion

Anika Nyp, Blue M Editor-in-Chief

September 9, 2019

Just when the Manhattan Pops Choir was preparing for their performance at the Kansas State Fair on Friday, the girls of the group were given some troubling news. They would not have their signature red-sequined dresses for the big performance.   “[Choir director Chad] Pape found out that...

Melanie Martinez makes comeback with K-12

Katya Tarabrina, Organizations Editor

September 9, 2019

The world had not seen anything quite as different as Melanie Martinez when she was first discovered in 2012 on “The Voice.” And though she did not place, that did not stop her from following her dreams of becoming someone in the music industry, releasing her debut EP, “Cry Baby,” and first-e...

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