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Thespians performs “She Kills Monsters” at State Conference

Thespians performs “She Kills Monsters” at State Conference

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...

The Next Level’ shakes audiences everywhere

Alexus Forsythe, Junior Trending Editor

December 19, 2019

Jumanji: The Next Level” was just as action packed as “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” with all the actors you love plus some new actors coming along for the ride.  In the first movie four teenagers -- Madison Iseman (Bethany), Alex Wolff (Spencer), Morgan Turner (Martha) and Ser’Dari...

Last Choir Concert Rock’s in Rezac

Alexus Forsythe, Junior Features Editor

December 19, 2019

The Manhattan High School Choir will sing songs from countries around the world for their last concert of the season on Wednesday.  “Most of the choirs are singing in at least a couple different languages,” Chad Pape, Choir teacher and director, said.Their music doesn’t just vary in la...

‘Black Christmas’ confusing

McKayla Clarksnodgrass, Junior Print Editor in Cheif

December 19, 2019

With almost every Friday the 13th, a new horror movie comes out to scare viewers. “Black Christmas” attempted to do that but was disappointingly not scary at all. The movie is a recent slasher film, a subgenre of horror movies, that follows Riley (Imogen Poots) and her sorority sisters. Throughout...

Jazz Band Performs alongside Orchestra in 7th Annual Orchestravaganza

Jazz Band Performs alongside Orchestra in 7th Annual Orchestravaganza

Aspen Tallent, Junior Photo Editor

December 19, 2019

The seventh annual Orchestravanganza stunned its crowd last Thursday and Friday night, featuring performances from Manhattan High’s Chamber, Symphonic and Concert orchestras along with special artists including vocalist Ron Lackey and MHS’s very own Eric Kleiner.  The concert -- themed ...

Orchestravaganza: Insider view of McClendon’s mind

Ashlyn Cassel, Junior Online Editor and Chief

December 19, 2019

The annual winter orchestra concert, Orchestravaganza, took place last Thursday and Friday.  While the concert itself is an amazing feat that the students put so much effort into, a lot of  credit also goes to Nate McClendon, the orchestra director who put it all together. “It’s a long pr...

Artist of the Week

Artist of the Week

Katya Tarabrina, Blue M Organizations Editor

November 4, 2019

Senior Lillian Smith  Realism art   What's your favorite medium to work with? "I really like working with colored pencils and acrylic. Those are like my top two."  What's your favorite type of art to do?  "I guess realism, realistic art." What would you say inspires your art? "I’m...

All Rise

All Rise

Sophia Comas, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2019

The Manhattan High orchestras commenced their performance season with a mindset of achieving new growth and unity, combining all three orchestra groups into one space as they worked together for their very first concert. The Symphonic Orchestra played a piece called “Simple Symphony,” which is notabl...

One-Acts exchanges student performances for critiques

Brianna Carmack, Entertainment Editor

October 28, 2019

One-Acts is a tradition hosted by Thespians every year where students will get the chance to dip their feet in the work experience of a director, whereas the other students get to perform an open scene in front of the directors. After many years of hosting the One-Acts auditions, Thespians has decide...

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