School buildings officially close due to COVID-19

Meredith Comas, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 17, 2020

Governor Laura Kelly has officially ordered schools to close their buildings in response to COVID-19, commonly referred to as the Coronavirus.  “We realized that closing classrooms and moving to a continuous learning plan cannot begin to replicate Kansas’ outstanding education structure, a...

Forensics brings back more successful news

Taryn Robinson, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

The Manhattan High Forensics team had not one, but two successful meets this weekend. “This was a great weekend for the Forensics team,” Mac Phrommany, Forensics head coach posted on Twitter. “We made an especially strong push to get students out to competition this weekend and it paid off immensel...

Manhattan students participate in Wamego Science fair

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

March 2, 2020

Three Manhattan students qualified for the state science fair in Wichita after competing in the Wamego Science fair on Saturday.  Senior Alexis Schlieper entered the event through the University Level Research Mentorship class. Sophomores Ashi Wickramasundara and Abdullah Rasheed also entered on t...

Model UN makes waves in Topeka

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

March 2, 2020

Manhattan High Model United Nations left their mark in Topeka last Monday and Tuesday, bringing a record number of students to the capital and winning seven awards. MHS brought 34 students to Topeka,  and a jump compared to 28 last year. They are now the largest Model UN club in Kansas. Accord...

Red Cross field trip postponed

Kyla Barnett, Features Editor

March 2, 2020

Manhattan High’s Red Cross Club postponed their field trip to the fire station headquarters last Wednesday because of the WorkKeys assessment, causing conflicts for those who planned to take the test and go on the trip. “[We rescheduled] because of the testing days,” senior vice president Log...

FFA week advertises benefits of agriculture

FFA week advertises benefits of agriculture

Julianna Poe, Sports Editor

March 2, 2020

In honor of FFA week, the Manhattan High chapter hosted activities to bring awareness to the benefits of agriculture and the influence it has on the community. “A lot of people don’t realize the impact [agriculture] has on areas like Manhattan,” junior and chapter president Chanae Parker sa...

America’s Got Special Talent results in crowd support

America’s Got Special Talent results in crowd support

Lasirra Hines, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

With the main lights beginning to dim, the spotlights were shining on the walls next to the stage, Eric Eklund walked out, mic in hand, and introduced the show to the now silenced crowd, which was followed by the start of the 1982 Micahel Jackson song “Beat It”. The Interpersonal Skills class, along with B...

Tribe changes admissions process to be more inclusive

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

March 2, 2020

Manhattan High’s pep club, Tribe, is changing the way they admit people starting next year in an effort to be more inclusive and better represent the school.  In past years, students have submitted an application in the spring of their junior year, which was reviewed by sponsor Haliegh Car...

BPA students compete at state

Katya Tarabrina, Blue M Organizations Editor

February 24, 2020

Last week, BPA club competed at the BPA State Leadership Conference with 21 people, with 14 advancing to Nationals  “I feel like [it] went really well,” junior Rhys Phipps said.  The conference was in Wichita at Friends University Thursday through Saturday. The club was accompanied...

FFA places second in North Central District contest

Julianna Poe, Sports Editor

February 24, 2020

After months of preparation, six FFA members -- freshman Nissa Olsen; sophomores Corinne Withroder and Erica Boyer; junior Hunter Boyer; and seniors Jacoby Kerr and Payton Day -- took second overall in the North Central District competition in Ellsworth. “This contest requires a lot of preparatio...

Scholars Bowl steals state title from Olathe North, end of memorable season

Brianna Carmack, Entertainment Editor

February 24, 2020

After qualifying for their sixth consecutive trip to State, Scholars Bowl traveled to Wichita North High School on Feb. 15.  “We didn’t quite meet the goal of Regional champion, placing third, but getting into the tournament was the only step needed,” head coach Ted Dawdy said. Throughout ...

SADD reaches out to other clubs for Spring Fling

Hannah Heger, Trending Editor

February 24, 2020

Winter is almost over and it’s almost time for the annual Spring Fling, hosted by Students Against Destructive Decisions. The members of SADD are planning out the carnival-like event and are reaching out to other clubs for participation. With the majority of the booths and games hosted by the individu...

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