Country Stampede moves from Manhattan

Anika Nyp, Blue M Editor-in-Chief

August 12, 2019

Country Stampede has been a long lasting tradition that many people from all over Kansas have come to. Stampede has been happening since 1996 and usually held out at Tuttle Creek Lake -- until recently. Weather and flooding had caused it to move to Topeka, which caused a lot of people who had already...

‘Toy Story 4’ sweet, comical

Anika Nyp, Blue M Editor-in-Chief

August 12, 2019

After all the years of only growing up with three “Toy Story” movies, Disney decided to release the new “Toy Story 4.”. The film starts out with showing Bonnie (Madeleine McGraw), Woody  (Tom Hanks) and the gang have been getting ready to go to kindergarten. When Woody sees how upset Bonnie i...

‘Spiderman: Far From Home’ action packed, comical

Julianna Poe, Sports Editor

August 12, 2019

Among the many Marvel movie releases this past year, “Spiderman: Far From Home” hit theaters July 2 after much anticipation. Following the “Avengers: Endgame” chapter, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) packs his bags -- ignoring Nick Fury’s calls -- to embark on a heroic-free, two-week-lon...

“Rocketman” big, bold, sparkly

“Rocketman” big, bold, sparkly

Sophia Comas, Online Editor-in-Chief

August 12, 2019

As most of my close friends know, I am a seriously die-hard fan of classic rock and ‘80’s music, which is why no one was really surprised that even before it came out I was dead set on seeing “Rocketman.” When it was released on June 2 of this year, I was there and I was ready -- ready to see ho...

Band camp practices for upcoming football season

August 12, 2019

While most of the school was sleeping and getting ready for a new school year, the marching band was busy practicing to perfect their routines.  Band camp took place from July 29 to Aug. 2 and lasted all day. The day was split up into parts. In the morning, they marched and learned how to cohesiv...

‘Stranger Things 3’ humorous, suspenseful

Julianna Poe, Sports Editor

July 15, 2019

After nearly two years of twiddling our thumbs, the highly anticipated show “Stranger Things 3” was released with a bang on July 4, outshining the firework shows for many. Opening a little over a year later, love and friendship fills the summer air of Hawkins, Indiana, as the paladin Mike Wheeler ...

Cool treats to try before summer ends

Julianna Poe, Sports Editor

July 1, 2019

Sweet, fruity flavors swing; frozen, tropical tastes fly; creamy, sugary sensations climb -- summer treats are in. Many summertime sweets provide a new, fresh and delicious way to keep cool. Mix in some seasonal fruits -- such as peaches and strawberries -- and you have the perfect party treat.&n...

Thespians plan Disney World trip with choirs

Kaitlin Clark, Print Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2019

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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