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Lil Nas X serves new hits, but not all were good

Lil Nas X serves new hits, but not all were good

Lasirra Hines, Blue M Editor-in-Chief September 22, 2021

After the release of “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and “Industry Baby,” rapper Lil Nas X, birth name Montero Lamar Hill, announced on Aug. 25  he was releasing his new album “MONTERO”...

Mortal Kombat was visually appealing, but not the best story

Lasirra Hines , Entertainment Editor May 5, 2021

It’s time to choose your character. You have a wide selection, ranging from the Outworld warrior Sub-Zero to Hollywood action movie star and martial artist Johnny Cage. It’s a battle to the death,...

Musical Revue successful, final production this year

Brianna Carmack/Lasirra Hines, Print/Entertainment Editor May 5, 2021

Choir and drama students collaborated in creating a variety show called the Musical Revue that occurred on April 22, 24 and 25.  “It was a huge blessing and miracle to be able to produce the...

Reece Bunning — senior

Lasirra Hines, Entertainment Editor May 5, 2021

Q: How long have you been doing choir? A: I’ve been doing choir for as long as I can remember for school.   Q: What made you choose to start singing/performing in a choir? A: My family...

‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ continues classic Marvel storytelling

McKayla Clarksnodgrass, Photo Editor May 5, 2021

The future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is looking brighter than ever after the release of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.” “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” was originally meant to...

Poetry Slam winner pursues poetic passion

Amelia Knopp, Staff Writer April 5, 2021

Manhattan High senior KJ Jones loved reading poet Shel Silverstein’s works, including “The Giving Tree,” in his early childhood years. Now, Jones is pursuing his own passion of writing poetry, and...

Musical Revue auditions last week

Brianna Carmack, Print Editor-in-Chief March 31, 2021

Regular spring performances that were canceled due to COVID-19 are being replaced by a Musical Revue, planned by theater teacher Virginia Pape and her husband Chad Pape, choir director.  The pandemic...

Snyder’s cut of Justice League proves better

Taryn Robinson, Opinions Editor March 31, 2021

One of the newest cinematic hits -- released during spring break -- was Zach Snyder's version of Justice League. Many DC fans have been expecting this for nearly four years- giving fans what they wanted...

BSU hosts 6th annual poetry slam

McKayla Clarksnodgrass, Photo Editor March 31, 2021

The Manhattan High Black Student Union hosted their sixth annual poetry slam on March 23.  “While it’s a chance to express, you know, your thoughts and opinions about things through poetry,...

Artist of the Week : Allie Cloyd — Freshman — Prose, POI — State Qual with Prose

Lasirra Hines, Entertainment Editor March 31, 2021

What made you choose to do prose? I’ve done plays and have had some acting experiences previously and I enjoyed those. I was drawn to prose because I like the idea of storytelling and it was a good,...

Artist of the Week : Clancy Livingston and Ted Dawdy

Lasirra Hines, Entertainment Editor February 25, 2021

Ted Dawdy   What do you teach? AP Statistics, Probability and Statistics, and Algebra 1 Q: How did it feel to be in Night of Scenes? A: I enjoyed it a lot. The time commitment didn’t...

Everyone who was involved in the acting and directing of Night of Scenes applauds the audience, along with the technical producers of the show. Prior to the applause, one of the acts called Boogie Down ended with choreography that welcomed all of the other performers back onto the stage for a 70s freestyle dance.

‘Night of Scenes’ has successful showings

Brianna Carmack, Print Editor-in-Chief February 25, 2021

"Night of Scenes," originally scheduled for three nights, was hosted in Rezac Auditorium on Feb. 19 and 20 after two snow days last week cut into rehearsal time. "Both performances went really [well],"...

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