Blue Light Journal shows off student creativity

Riley Williamson, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019


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The Blue Light Journal, Manhattan High’s literary magazine, The three-member editorial board of Blue Light Journal, Manhattan High's literary magazine, is at work producing this year's edition of the journal. Blue Light Journal usually includes pieces of creative writing, art and photography. The ...

Makenna Wollenberg, Assistant Photo Editor

March 25, 2019


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Joshua Brandt Junior Wind Ensemble Marching Band Bassoon   What inspired you to play bassoon? “I saw a video of a dude playing the ‘Grandfather Themed’ from ‘Peter and the Wolf’ on bassoon, and it was really cool. Also, I knew I wanted to play an instrument that no...

Orchestra concert at Rezac leaves students hopeful for next performances

Katya Tarabrina, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019


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Performing with all kinds of different people for the first time can be quite challenging for high school students. Cooperation with people who you don’t usually spend time with is not easy. Thursday, the Manhattan High orchestra beat that challenge by performing a concert at Rezac Auditorium with differ...

UK chart-topper ‘Singing to Strangers’ a worthy victor

Kaitlin Clark, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 20, 2019


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English solo acoustic singer Jack Savoretti has walked a long road to success, but it seems as though he has finally reached it with his new album, “Singing to Strangers.” Savoretti’s sixth album has become his first to top the charts, already hitting number one after its March 15 release. ...

Artist of the Week

Artist of the Week

Makenna Wollenberg, Assistant Photo Editor

March 4, 2019


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Briyona Wooten Junior Poet   How did you get into poetry? “I think it was my eighth grade year. We were writing about superstitions and I totally got into the story and I haven’t stopped since.”   What made you want to start sharing your poetry online? “A lot ...

Jonas Brothers reunion exciting, new

Sophia Comas, Sports Editor

March 2, 2019


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There are certain things in life that are decent all on their own, but when they come together it’s like a burst of magic. It’s impossible not to think “How could we have never noticed just how perfect it is that these fit together” once you try it. Peanut butter and chocolate are a classic exa...

‘The Umbrella Academy’ an unexpectedly heartfelt message of family unity

Kaitlin Clark, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2019


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Plenty of people feel like they don’t fit in during their teenage years, but for the characters in Netflix’s new series “The Umbrella Academy,” this feeling is taken to the extreme. The 10-episode series, based on the comic series of the same name, revolves around six young adults who were rai...

Music students take part in All-state performances

Katya Tarabrina, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019


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Students from the Manhattan High Orchestra, Choir and Band travelled to the Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center in Wichita to participate in the All-state concert today. The musicians stayed in Downtown Wichita for three days. Many of the performers felt that their All-state performance wen...

Winter Play celebrated as unique production

Winter Play celebrated as unique production

Kaitlin Clark, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2019


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For three nights, the Manhattan High drama department and Thespian Troupe 941 put on one of the most experimental pieces that Rezac Auditorium has ever seen. Feb. 14, 16 and 17 saw the performances of “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play.” Written by Anne Washburn, the play is set in a post-apocalypt...

Super Bowl LIII expected yet dissatisfying

Super Bowl LIII expected yet dissatisfying

Sophia Comas, Sports Editor

February 5, 2019


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My favorite memory of my English teacher Brad Ficke is when he said that everyone should be devastated that the Kansas City Chiefs lost to the New England Patriots because the only real Patriots fans live in Boston. That being said, I can with full certainty say that since the Patriots won Super ...

Intramurals begin championships

Intramurals begin championships

Aloera Ostermann, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


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For weeks on end many students have been playing intramural basketball and now the time has come for the best team to finally be decided. The intramural tournament, which is single elimination,  has finally begun. This means that all it takes is one loss and they’re done. There are three separ...

Super Bowl Halftime Show left fans unsatisfied

Riley Williamson, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


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Going into the halftime show of Pepsi Super Bowl LIII, the Patriots were winning 3-0. As the crowd rushed the field, Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi prepared themselves to face the mass of people.   With the stage in the shape of an M, Maroon 5 took the stage singing a song from their first...

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