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AFS adapts to distance

Kris Long, Sports Editor

October 8, 2020

COVID-19 has changed much of what a club that focuses on travel and meeting different types of people can do, and so AFS multicultural club has had to modify its activities for this year. Although nobody from Manhattan High was planning on going on an exchange trip this year, they did intend to ha...

Debate places third at Olathe Northwest

Debate places third at Olathe Northwest

MaKayla Clarksnodgrass, Photo Editor

October 8, 2020

Debate continued its online season at the Olathe Northwest Invitational this weekend, where Manhattan High placed third overall out of 30 teams. Freshmen Anvesha Sharda and Connor Buchanan participated in the Junior Varsity division this weekend for the first time this season. The pair had previou...

Hybrid schedule heightens stress for teachers

Kris Long, Sports Editor

October 1, 2020

Hybrid learning has been a stressful experience for everyone, but those bearing the brunt of it are teachers. They have had to redo their classes and teaching styles to try and do their job whilst only seeing their students for a 90-minute period once a week, and they are constantly on call to answe...

Young Democrats hold voter registration event

Kris Long, Sports Editor

October 1, 2020

Manhattan High Young Democrats held their first event last week to encourage voter registration among 18-year-olds at Manhattan High. They ran their booth with voter registration forms at lunch last week on Tuesday and Friday. Only a small percentage of the MHS student body can vote, so they were...

2020 graduates receive seal of biliteracy from last year’s AP exams

Katya Tarabrina, Blue M Editor-and-Chief

October 1, 2020

The results are in, 38 kids from MHS are among just 280 in the state to receive the seal of biliteracy. The seal of biliteracy is a recognition from the state of Kansas, first started in 2016 in the state of Kansas.  “In order to get the seal of biliteracy you need [to pass] the [English and Forei...

Remote Learning poses problem for IEP students

Katya Tarabrina, Blue M Editor-and-Chief

September 22, 2020

Being gifted means you have certain abilities that typical students don’t possess. Often, gifted students have a lot of resources available in order for them to be successful. But this year has proved to be a difficulty for them. “How school is run this year, we’re not really allowed to go outside of the cla...

New teachers navigate hybrid

New teachers navigate hybrid

Kris Long, Sports Editor

September 21, 2020

As in every school year, Manhattan High has a number of teachers new to the building and the profession. However, this year’s incoming teachers face a new set of challenges due to COVID-19. From new methods of delivery to lack of contact with students, new teachers are tackling problems college didn’t t...

Larry Myers, new grade level Principal and Athletic Director

Larry Myers, new grade level Principal and Athletic Director

Lasirra Hines, Entertainment Page Editor

September 15, 2020

Myers was born in Clay Center and moved to Wakefield, returning to the district from being the middle school principal and athletic director at Concordia. Myers went to high school in Wakefield, then went on to Kansas State UNiversity where he received both his bachelors and masters degrees.&nbs...

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...

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