BSU hosts open poetry slam

BSU hosts open poetry slam

Hannah Heger, Features Editor

February 26, 2019


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The Black Student Union celebrated Black History Month with their fifth annual Poetry Slam. Allowing students to express their individuality and their personal side, the BSU event also provides the students of Manhattan High School an opportunity to show off their poems and writing. Using themes like “...

K-State Sihasara Event Provides Cultural Perspective

Kris Long, Staff Writer

February 24, 2019


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Manhattan Kansas is home to a very diverse population with inhabitants from all over the world. Cultural events like Sihasara 2019, focusing on Sri Lankan culture held in the K-State Union on Feb. 24 remind us that there are many cultures different than our own. The event included displays of Sri Lankan cu...

SADD seat belt survey postponed

Hannah Heger, Features Editor

February 5, 2019


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Distracted driving can be a problem for any high school but Students Against Destructive Decisions is determined to change the students of Manhattan High School’s bad driving habits. To do so, SADD does seat belt surveys to figure out the percentage of students who drive distracted. SADD participates ...

GSA ice skates for club bonding

Hannah Heger, Features Editor

February 4, 2019


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While Gay Straight Alliance for their shopping cart for the winter pep rally, the officers had set out to have fun as a club and go ice skating. “We just wanted to have fun somewhere that wasn't at the high school,” said Anya Wesely, President of GSA, said. “It was a lot of fun. We were all la...

Key Club gives back with compassion

Julianna Poe, Copy Editor

February 4, 2019


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With Valentine’s Day in just a couple of weeks, Key Club jumped on the opportunity to give back to the community in a fun way. Last Wednesday, 30 Key Club members met at East Campus to make valentines for Meals on Wheels recipients. The valentines will either be handed out at the program’s upcoming b...

Mr. MHS succeeds in making for great show

Mr. MHS succeeds in making for great show

Brianna Carmack, Opinions Editor

January 28, 2019


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Wacky costumes and goofy dancing is all a part of the long running tradition at Manhattan High ever since 1986 called Mr. MHS. Mr. MHS is a male pageant based on a theme, this year’s being “Gone Viral,” for junior and senior boys. It is hosted by Student Council and two different clubs that als...

Track coach sprints to a new level of coaching

Micheal Simmons, Blue M Editor-In-Chief

January 28, 2019


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High school coaches are common; however nationally-recognized high school coaches are anything but. Kory Cool, the head coach for Manhattan High track, has been awarded National Coach of the Year for the midwest section by the National Federation of State High School Associations. Cool led the bo...

Patty paper aids students

Madison Ritz, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


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Jancy Radke, educational math teacher, finds a better solution to use patty paper to help students with geometry by learning with hands on activities. Patty paper is known for its transparency and being able to copy one drawn object to another by simply moving the paper to somewhere else. Patty pape...

Students working for greener house

Hannah Heger, Features Editor

January 28, 2019


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When people think about problems in energy efficiency many don’t think that they come from their house. Pairs of students in Advanced Placement Environmental Science have been developing parts of an energy efficient house. “So each pair of students in the class got control of a different system o...

Anime Club raises money for MHS

Joe Hall, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


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This year at Manhattan High, the anime club has partnered with the Gay Straight Alliance club to raise funds not just for the school, but also for other activities. One activity, in particular, is the club’s yearly trip to Naka-Kon on Mar. 17-19 in Overland Park, Kansas. Naka-Kon is a large cosplay co...

What is the purpose of physical education for students?

Coy Cavender, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


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Many students ask this question everyday. What purpose does physical education have when it comes to school? Well, there just happens to be a handful of things that are important when it comes to physical education in school. As many kids sit in there desks all school day and don’t have much physi...

Manhattan High’s BSU informs on their new Step team

Chloe Henderson, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


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Manhattan High has recently added a Step team to the Black Student Union club, which is optional to participate in. Stepping, or step-dancing, is a form of dance where the person uses their entire body to create music. BSU’s president of two years, senior Greg VanDyke, said that stepping was ad...

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