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German Students Take Literacy Exam

German Students Take Literacy Exam

Hunter Flagg, Online EIC February 4, 2024

Throughout the last couple of weeks, the German classes have been participating in their annual German literacy exams in the Manhattan High School Library, under the supervision of their instructor, Dr....

Get to Know Your New School Board Members

Get to Know Your New School Board Members

Advith Natarajan, Managing Editor January 31, 2024

Last November, voters selected four members to the school board: Kriston Brighton, Curt Herrman, Katie Allen and Greg Hoyt. With Allen and Hoyt being new to the school board, we wanted the student body...

Freshman jump start club about sexual assault

Freshman jump start club about sexual assault

Emery Schmidt, Staff Writer November 10, 2023

Freshmen Maegan Ackerman and Ella Adams are embracing their new roles as club leaders for the Students Against Sexual Violence club that was passed down to them. “The purpose of SASV is to raise awareness,...

Photo Courtesy of Lane Lewison

Environmental Club Starts Up

Alejandra Parma, Staff Writer October 31, 2023

When thinking of recycling and “going green” in school, chances are that one most likely thinks of the school’s “Green Team” or in the case of Manhattan High, the Environmental Club, but then...

Marching Band performs for Veterans Day

Marching Band performs for Veterans Day

Gabe Morla, Staff Writer October 30, 2023

The Manhattan High School Marching Band will perform at the Manhattan Town Center and downtown to show respect to Veterans during the Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 10.  The Marching Band will pay...

Project MHK Helps Students in Need

Project MHK Helps Students in Need

Jack Speigel, Senior Staff Writer October 27, 2023

A new organization has been formed by a group of five students with the hopes of helping students in need. Project MHK targets education and food security with K-12 tutoring services every Monday night.  “We...

Junior Spreads Her Art Across Social Media

Junior Spreads Her Art Across Social Media

Jack Speigel, Senior Staff Writer October 23, 2023

Photographer Soleil Disney, junior, started an Instagram account showcasing her art with people all across Instagram. Disney’s love of art began at a young age, competing in art contests around Manhattan....

Photo Courtesy of Lane Lewison

Heat sensor triggers fire alarm in school once again

Advith Natarajan, Staff Writer September 14, 2023

At 10:35pm last night, a heat sensor in the lower E-hall kiln room triggered a fire alarm. The Fire Department arrived at 10:42pm and deemed the school safe, allowing custodial staff to reenter.  “I...

East Campus closes after storied history

East Campus closes after storied history

Danny Biniecki, Mentor Editor-in-Chief August 24, 2023

As the 2022-2023 school year ends, after more than a century as a Manhattan school, East Campus is closing for the final time.  The building at 901 Poyntz Avenue has more history than most buildings...

IPS builds community at Camp Wood

Avery Inman, Blue M Editor-in-Chief September 26, 2022

Rock climbing, horseback riding and archery, what could be more fun?  Interpersonal skills class did all that and more on Sept.14 on their annual field trip. The group attended Camp Wood, a YMCA...

Freshman Jalissa Jobity competes in the 3200 meter race.

Track boys 3rd, girls 9th at LFS barriers meet

Kris Long, Print Editor-in-Chief April 26, 2022

Boys track took third and girls placed ninth out of 23 schools at the competitive Lawrence Free State barriers meet on Friday. The meet had an atypical scoring method, with athletes earning medals based...

Sophomore’s incessant passion for books gains widespread following

Sophomore’s incessant passion for books gains widespread following

Advith Natarajan, Staff Writer April 11, 2022

Just a few months ago, sophomore Sonika Khosla reached a milestone only few could imagine: 10,000 followers on Instagram. A project which Khosla had started just over a year ago had now become an established...

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