Culinary classes participate in food truck designing

Riley Williamson, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018


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Culinary Arts 1 is finishing up the semester with an unusual final. The students had the opportunity to compete in a food truck design competition. “They had to develop a business plan for a food truck, including designing the outside and what equipment they would need on the inside of the truck,...

Humanities students study ‘around the world’

Madison Ritz, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018


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At the beginning of the semester, Educational Humanities and Composition teacher Jenna Grater assigned her senior students to research a country of their choosing. The students present them to the class, teaching their classmates about the countries’ traditions and culture. “We just kind of p...

Geometry classes race around math problems

Madison Ritz, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018


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Solving math problems to progress through challenges similar to the CBS show "The Amazing Race" has been a new project in Jancy Radke's math classes this week. Students are given a paper folded together similar to the actual tickets that the contestants on the show receive during the race. The p...

Spanish classes decode lockboxes

Madison Ritz, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


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While Spanish students study the words and phrases, Spanish teacher Lindsy Clark creates a twist to their daily studying. Clark came up with an idea to put together a little black box covered in different varieties of locks. It made it impossible to break in without cracking each code. Students we...

Clubs unite to volunteer

Tara Wood, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


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‘Tis the season to help others, and Interpersonal Skills, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Common Ground and a school social worker, Stephanie Thomas, are doing just that by providing aid to students here at Manhattan High,  Salvation Army and Operation Christmas Child. Sherry Lancaster, a v...

Flipping into Interactive Notebooks, ‘Whodunnit’s’

Flipping into Interactive Notebooks, ‘Whodunnit’s’

Madison Ritz, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


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From flip pages to cut out and paste for math notes, educational math teacher Jancy Radke takes a turn to student’s typical notes. Radke started something new with her students last year called ‘interactive notebooks’ which is a book that corresponds with their course title. The book has thing...

Contest opportunity for Blue Light Journal

Riley Williamson, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


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Through this month the Blue Light Journal, Manhattan High's literary magazine, is hosting the first of several planned writing contests to recognize students and generate content for this year's edition of the magazine. For this first contest the BLJ board has chosen the theme "Connections." Submis...

Students welcome opportunity as election clerks

Aloera Ostermann, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


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The majority of high school students are under 18 years of age, and this means that they can’t vote in any election. Yet many students have still found a way to help out and be involved by being election clerks. While many MHS students did work as election clerks they were not placed in the same ...

Braxmeyer earns Teacher of the Year

Braxmeyer earns Teacher of the Year

Madison Ritz, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


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Teacher of Manhattan High School, Dedra Braxmeyer has earned the Master Teacher of the Year award. Currently teaching Advanced Algebra 2, Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus, Dedra Braxmeyer has been a teacher for a total of 20 years overall while having 13 spent at MHS. “It was a big honor. There ...

Artist of the Week

Artist of the Week

Makenna Wollenburg, Staff Photographer

November 6, 2018


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Finn Huslig, Senior Drama    What got you into performing? Ever since I was really young I have been singing and dancing. I use to do the plays and musicals at the Performing Arts Center when I was younger and since then I have been doing everyone I had the opportunity to be in. ...

Jostens vists sophomores about class rings

Jennifer Sadler, Staff Photographer

November 6, 2018


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It’s the time of year again for students to order class rings. Every year, representatives from Jostens, a company primarily known for creating customized class rings and other apparel, visits with the sophomore class of Manhattan High. They discuss what items students can order for their senior year...

Scholars Bowl comes out undefeated in their first meet

Brianna Carmack, Opinions Editor

November 6, 2018


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Junior Varsity Scholars Bowl kicked off the new season with an 11-0 win in their first meet last Thursday at Topeka High School. “We went 11-0 on the night and finished in first place,” Ted Dawdy, Scholars Bowl coach, said. “Eleven matches in one night is quite a lot. Typically it's seven or ...

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