Lucia, Carlos Gonzales say farewell to Manhattan High

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

December 19, 2017


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Carlos and Lucia Gonzales have been the faces of Manhattan High East campus for years. But, it seems as if it is time for MHS to say farewell to the couple and their duties as East campus secretary and security guard. Lucia will work her last day at MHS this Wednesday and Carlos will be retiring thi...

Interpersonal Skills gives back to the community

Micheal Simmons, Blue M Sports Editor

December 19, 2017


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The spirit of giving has infected the Interpersonal Skills students, who recently hosted a pancake feed at Longhorn Steakhouse to raise money to buy gifts for infants and children whose parents are training at the Flint Hills Job Corps Center. A requirement of the IPS class is for mentor students to give ba...

Manhattan High journalism makes trip down to national conference

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

December 12, 2017


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Five aspiring Manhattan High journalists had the opportunity to travel to Dallas to learn from world renowned professionals during the Journalism Educators Association/National Scholastic Press Association Conference in Dallas, Texas Nov. 16 through Nov.19. “I was terrified because it was like walki...

Boys and Girls club kicks off Youth of the Year

Alyssa Stevens, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


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Paris Souza has been involved with Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan since of February of this year. BGC is an after school care place for elementary school children and middle schoolers. They also have summer programs in the elementary schools or at their main office on 5th street. BGC’s main goal i...

AP Spanish classes work towards ending poverty

Alyssa Stevens, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


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The feeling in Senora Carmen Wilson’s fifth hour is one of seriousness as she has her Advanced Placement Spanish Language class work on WE Learning Surveys. WLS are where the students learn about the effects of poverty and education. The students are coming up with their own national projects. It’s w...

Artist of the Week: Abbey Shaneyfelt

Hailey Eilert, Photographer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Artist of the Week, Entertainment, Features

When did you begin playing music? I've played instruments throughout my childhood and up to now. In early elementary school I picked up the violin, and after a few years switched to cello and played flute in the school band. I've played the ukulele since summer of 2015 and baritone and piano since l...

French classes get festive learning experience from traditional baking

Micheal Simmons, Sports Editor

December 12, 2017


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Some students take French in order to meet college entry requirements, others take it because they genuinely enjoy the language, but not many people expect for baking to be part of a foreign language class. Melissa Langston’s French one and three classes are certainly an outlier to that situation, a...

MHS student gets elected for national choir

Aloera Ostermann, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


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During nearly every school year students from each region are chosen to attend the National Association for Music Education, the NAfME, for All-National Honor Ensemble. This year one   of our very own students from Manhattan High, junior Alexander Aramouni was chosen to attend. NAfME was hel...

German club students raise funds for extravagant trip

Elizabeth Alexander, Trending Editor

December 7, 2017


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As the holidays approach, students and teachers alike are trying to wrap things up in order to spend their break in relaxation. For the Manhattan High School German Club however, the holidays open up opportunities to fundraise and sell Christmas goods such as advent calendars and hand-crafted orn...

Watch out for scholars bowl

Kami Bussmann, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


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Scholars Bowl has had a productive start to their season. JV has won every meet this season, placing 11-0 at every meet. The only two girls on the team compete on Junior Varsity, Vanessa Woods and Alice Le. In addition, the two varsity teams have placed in every meeting they have competed in. The Scho...

Artist of the Week: Neely Joyce

Artist of the Week: Neely Joyce

Aaron Hemby, Staff Photographer

December 7, 2017


Filed under Artist of the Week, Entertainment, Features

How long have you been interested in art?   Forever really. I’ve been doing it for as long as I remember, even when I was three or four, but I really got into it in seventh grade when classes were available at school. And then painting kind of became my thing.   Is painting you...

Manhattan High teacher played pro baseball

John Ostermann, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Stepping up to the plate with a deep breath and a little shoulder shrug, eyeing down the pitcher, watching a ball come in at over 80 mph and swinging for the fences. Manhattan High teacher Drew Biery was used to that feeling after playing baseball at Kansas State for four years. After playing himsel...

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