Thespians plan Disney World trip with choirs

Kaitlin Clark, Print Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2019


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Yesterday, students from the choir and drama departments met in the evening to discuss next year’s Disney World trip, which would bring both groups together for the first time. The trip is planned to take place over spring break in March 2020. The trip came together due in part to the teamwork of drama teac...

Music department holds emotional final concerts

Sophia Comas, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2019


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As the conductor lowers his baton, the sheet music is put away and instrument cases are lugged off by their players for the final time, Manhattan High walks the halls with hearts heavy and eyes bright after ending their last concerts of the year. “After six years of performing, I was no longer nervous. It wa...

‘I Don’t Care’ doesn’t surprise audience

Madison Ritz, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019


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Last Friday, just after four years after Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber surprised us with a collab called “Love Yourself,” they released a second song called “I Don’t Care.” A day after Sheeran posted a photo of the lyrics, he then posted the cover photo of the song while announcing when the n...

Violin performance leads to more orchestra funding for following year

Katya Tarabrina, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019


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On Wednesday junior Allen Zhang recited violin music at the K-State All-Faiths Chapel to raise money for the Manhattan High School Performing Arts orchestra. “Allen is a tremendous musician so the music of course went well,” said Nate McClendon, director of orchestras and Blue Notes Jazz ensemb...

Varsity Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Pop’s Choir put on showcase concert

Emma Elliott, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019


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Manhattan High’s choirs and jazz groups wowed the crowd with an amazing performance Thursday night. The concert, which was held in Rezac auditorium, included performances from Varsity Choir, Jazz Ensemble and Pops Choir, with each of them performing songs they had been working on throughout the ...

Artist of the Week

Makenna Wollenberg, Assistant Photo Editor

May 7, 2019


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Kate McGee Junior McGee is in Chamber and Varsity Choir. She also participates in girls tennis, National Honors Society, and Red Cross Club. When did you get into singing? "I got into singing in 5th grade,  I joined my elementary school after school choir,  called the Jammi...

‘Extremely Wicked’ shows power of manipulation through amazing performances

Brianna Carmack, Opinions Editor

May 7, 2019


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The charismatic, handsome devil proceeds to be the center of attention once again. The story of Ted Bundy, a serial killer, rapist and necrophiliac, was presented in the new dramatic film, “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile,” in which the title of the film was a quote of the judge...

Bastille’s ‘Joy’ genuinely fun

Kaitlin Clark, Print Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2019


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It’s been three years since indie pop/rock group Bastille released an album, and no one has been waiting as excitedly as I have. Well, the wait is nearly over. Last Thursday, Bastille released the song “Joy,” which is one of eleven songs that will be on the upcoming “Doom Days” album,...

Thespian names 2019 – 2020 board members

Kaitlin Clark, Print Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2019


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While decked out in shining costumes in true Thespian fashion, over a dozen club members smiled as it was announced that they would be a part of the 2019-2020 Thespian board. Last Friday, the annual thespian banquet was held in Rezac Auditorium. Instead of the traditionally semi-formal banquet attire that...

Spring Play comes to end, drama department prepares for changes next year

Spring Play comes to end, drama department prepares for changes next year

Kaitlin Clark, Print Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2019


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After three performances with sizable crowds, Manhattan High’s spring play, “The Crucible,” has come to an end. This year’s spring play was a classic choice, but it was still able stretched students’ acting abilities in many ways, especially through the use of time period appropriate di...

‘Endgame’ fitting end to Avengers era

Kaitlin Clark, Print Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2019


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As the lights in the theatre dimmed, I was instantly hit by the realization that this would be the final time I watched an Avengers movie for the first time. That reminder was ever-present through my viewing of “Avengers: Endgame” as I watched the characters that I have loved for years make immen...

GSA host movie night for MHS students

Hannah Heger, Features Editor

April 29, 2019


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Manhattan High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance sponsored a free movie night for MHS Students last Wednesday.  The event was free for students but GSA accepted donations of new socks for the FIT closet. The idea of a movie night came about after a conversation of how GSA could be more involve...

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