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Lil Nas X serves new hits, but not all were good

Lil Nas X serves new hits, but not all were good

Lasirra Hines, Blue M Editor-in-Chief September 22, 2021

After the release of “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and “Industry Baby,” rapper Lil Nas X, birth name Montero Lamar Hill, announced on Aug. 25  he was releasing his new album “MONTERO”...

Thespians first coffee house of year

Thespians first coffee house of year

Lasirra Hines, Blue M Editor-in-Chief September 21, 2021

Thespian Troupe 941 held the first Coffeehouse of the year last Friday, where students can show off talents and interact with others. “You can do whatever you want and everyone is super inclusive,” ...

Jostens begins class ring sales

Jostens begins class ring sales

Azrael Wolf, Staff Writer September 21, 2021

Jostens came to MHS West Campus last week after coming the week before to show the sophomores a presentation about Jostens and class rings. Earlier in September, Jeff Heline from Jostens presented about...

IPS returns to Camp Wood

Katelyn Jensen, Staff Writer September 21, 2021

A total of 35 students from the Interpersonal Skills class went on a field trip to Camp Wood last Wednesday. “It was really cool to see everyone come together as one and really grow as a whole and it...

Debate opens season at Washburn Rural

Debate opens season at Washburn Rural

McKayla Clark Snodgrass, Page Editor September 20, 2021

The Manhattan High debate team opened their season at Washburn Rural after a year of competing online on Saturday.  Sophomores Allina Dougherty and Jordyn West went 2-4 in the Open Division. This...

Adjusting his camera for the perfect shot, senior Max Bowyer gazes at the world through a lens. About three years ago, Bowyer started a YouTube channel and since then has participated in a number of video production opportunities to further his skills. Courtesy Photo

MHS runner attends running, media workshop

Amelia Knopp, Page Editor September 20, 2021

Max Bowyer flew down Oregon’s gravel roads in a van full of elite collegiate and high school runners. Running media icon Ben Crawford sat behind the wheel. With his Canon M50 camera in hand, Bowyer leaned...

German Club hosts ice cream social, grows student interest

Avery Inman, Staff Writer September 20, 2021

German Club kicked off the year last Thursday with an ice cream social after school in the courtyard as a way of getting more students involved in German activities, according to treasurer Ayianna Bailey.  The...

Video production perseveres through SPC contest

Julianna Poe, Online Editor-in-Chief September 17, 2021

Stress defined the video production team’s time at the Kansas State Fair on Wednesday. The team of five -- sophomores Beau Boyles, Jackie Johnson and Ian Kastner along with juniors Xavier Campell and...

Marching band students play in All-Star band

Katelyn Jensen, Staff Writer September 14, 2021

Eighteen members of Manhattan High’s Big Blue Marching Band participated in the All-Star Band at the Kansas State University football game on Saturday.  This is the fifth time MHS has had students...

New orchestra directors

Lasirra Hines, Blue M Editor-in-Chief September 14, 2021

Manhattan High introduced two new orchestra teachers this year to fill the role left by the resignation of former Orchestra director Nate McClendon.  Cody Toll and Brett Lytle have taken over the...

Plans to create safe organization for LGBTQ teens underway in Manhattan

Kris Long, Print Editor-in-Chief September 14, 2021

The Gender and Sexuality Alliance hosted guest speakers and school board candidates Jayme Morris-Hardeman and Karla Hagemeister last Wednesday to get student feedback on Morris-Hardeman’s idea for a...

FCCLA attends first conference of the year

Taryn Robinson, Sports Editor September 14, 2021

Manhattan High School’s chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America attended the state-wide FCCLA of Kansas conference on Aug. 29-30. It was held at the Hilton Garden Inn with many students...

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