Q&A: Colorado Spring Break travel experience

Brianna Carmack, Entertainment

March 18, 2020

Did you experience any changes throughout the trip that were related to COVID-19? Of course. There’s a general loss of trust in other people -- not saying that’s a bad thing right now. In restaurants, guests brought their own wipes and wiped the dishes before they ate. There were skeptical loo...

‘The Me I See’

Sophia Comas, Opinions Editor

February 24, 2020

The 5th Annual Poetry Slam -- hosted by the Black Student Union -- flashed acceptance and diversity in Manhattan High’s Little Theater, prompting students to perform in-depth poems about “The Me I See” and their ideas about self-perception and acceptance. Inspired by Netflix’s “When They see Us,...

Hispanic Student Union hosts ACT prep class

Sophia Comas, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 24, 2020

It’s Friday night.  The rest of Manhattan High’s West Campus is empty. The only noise the walls can expect to hear are later in the night when the basketball games start and the crowds go wild.  But in the depths of E Hall, the walls hear a different kind of cheering, one that wasn’t supposed to...

Cassel’s tree promotes individuality, importance

Sophia Comas, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2020

Up until Nov. 4 of this year, there was nothing in the school that had everyone’s name on it.  There was no recognition for the students who typically didn’t receive it, no physical representation of who each person is or the society they create together -- that is, until Digital Learning...

Student ambassadors help eighth graders explore CTE pathways

Madison Ritz, Blue M Student Life Editor

January 27, 2020

Students from both middle schools gathered at Manhattan High Tuesday for Explore CTE Day. This event focused on Career and Technical Education, students from MHS's different CTE pathways helped eighth grade students from Anthony Middle School and Eisenhower Middle School decide what courses they are ab...

Student teacher builds bonds with classes

Student teacher Brock Lerous posts a website link for students to go to for a class activity in Business and Marketing. Though not exclusively teaching the class yet, Lerous already started to take over with leading the class. Lerous will start teaching the class full time at a later point in the semester.

Katya Tarabrina, Blue M Organizations Editor

January 15, 2020

As the new semester kicks off, new student interns from Kansas State University join classrooms to further their learning and grow to become a true teacher. “Right now it’s kind of an introductory phase,” business teacher Paige McCarthy’s current student-teacher Brock Leroux said. “The first couple of weeks [McCarthy] shows [students] what classes [are about],...

MHS Alumni Wall of Fame induction postponed

Julianna Poe, Sports Editor

January 15, 2020

With icy weather blanketing the roads on Friday night, the Manhattan High Alumni Wall of Fame induction -- which was to take place during halftime at the Varsity basketball games against Topeka High -- has been postponed to an impending date. “We have proposed Friday, Feb. 7 for [the rescheduled date],...

College professors teach high school students

Madison Ritz, Blue M Student Life Editor

January 15, 2020

This year’s automotive technology students are having a different experience than the past years, due to a change of instructors that has brought two professors from Manhattan Area Technical College to also teach at Manhattan High this year.   Alex Anderson and Jeff Pishny are both curre...

Role Models

Adam Wollenburg, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

Many people can influence your life in positive and negative ways. Role models can be important and positive people in your life. They are used to help you through your life when things get tough. Role models should be someone you respect and someone who you look up to. The models can be anyone. ...

New Year’s resolutions in abundance at MHS

Adam Wollenburg, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

The new year is almost upon us, and this year starts a new decade. Every New Year people are filled with the drive to do better.  New Year's resolutions are nothing new. They have been a tradition for about 4,000 years.The ancient Babylonians are credited with starting New Year's resolutions.  ...

The music of those who have passed still live on after they are gone

William Robben, Junior Opinions Editior

December 19, 2019

The death of Jarad Higgins, most commonly known as American rapper “Juice Wrld,” is the latest example in a too-long list of performers whose popularity explodes after their untimely death.  Higgins died suddenly on Dec. 8, just a few days after his 21st birthday. On that day, Juice Wrld’...

AFS holds Potluck

AFS holds Potluck

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

November 11, 2019

Members of both the adult and student chapter of AFS had the opportunity to interact Sunday during the semi-annual potluck dinner. It was a chance for foreign exchange students’ host families to meet and for Manhattan High students to learn more about the exchange students’ cultures.  “PIcking u...

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