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IPS strives to improve community, let others know they care about them

IPS strives to improve community, let others know they care about them

Lasirra Hines, Staff Writer

January 15, 2020

Christmas came late for the children at Job Corps thanks to a rescheduled gift delivery from the Interpersonal Skills students on Jan. 9.   The class intended on going before Christmas break, but due to the weather, it was pushed back. They went and delivered presents to the kids of the single pare...

Advisory now worth a credit

Kyla Barnett, Features Editor

January 15, 2020

This semester, Manhattan High School began a pilot of a pass or fail grading system in Advisory. This means that Advisory is now graded on participation and attendance as well as being worth a credit for all four years at MHS. “So, it's a weighted grade. In other words, 50% of the grade comes from att...

Blue Light Journal looking for board members

Kyla Barnett, Features Editor

January 15, 2020

Manhattan High School students seeking a creative outlet can turn to The Blue Light Journal to publish their creative writing and artwork. The Blue Light Journal is a literary magazine made up of student works like poetry, personal narratives and photography. The Journal gives every student an opportu...

Debate National Qualifiers: One team gets through

Lasirra Hines, Junior Entertainment Editor

December 17, 2019

Four teams from Manhattan High School’s debate program competed in the Kansas Flint Hills District Tournament Friday and Saturday with one team getting through the qualify for Nationals. The team of senior Trinity Brockman and sophomore Samuel DeLong became alternates for Nationals, placing fourt...

Scholars Bowl team came second

Lasirra Hines, Junior Entertainment Editor

December 17, 2019

The Manhattan High Scholars Bowl team went to Flint Hills Christian School to compete last Saturday, placing second overall, nearly going undefeated except for one loss to Flint Hills Christian School.  The team was really proud of their success at this meet and thought it went well for it be...

District holiday practice email causes controversy

Taryn Robinson, Junior Sports Editor

December 17, 2019

A memo distributed by teachers from the USD 383 Committee of Diversity and Inclusion earlier this month has created controversy, The memo gave instructions for making holiday activities non-denominational while explicitly instructing teachers to include minority religious practices. The document, which ...

Club offers chance to broaden mathematical horizons and meet new people

Club offers chance to broaden mathematical horizons and meet new people

Hannah Loub, Junior Copy Editor

December 17, 2019

If you’re looking for a chance to learn something new about math or play some unique games, then Math Club is a good idea for your Thursday after school destination. It started two years ago when Styopa Zharkov, a then-sophomore, realized there wasn’t anything math-related on the list of clubs.  ...

Baking, culinary classes selling Cookie Boxes

Aubrey Strother, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

Faculty and staff, still looking for gifts to get for the holidays? Well no need to fret, the Baking and Culinary Essentials classes are selling boxes full of treats.  Lisa Pluff, the Culinary Essentials and Baking and Pastry teacher, recently sent a message to all faculty to put out the word ab...

AFS goes ice skating

AFS goes ice skating

Adam Wollenberg, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

A chilly indoor afternoon brought Manhattan High AFS students together building international friendships. AFS went ice skating on Saturday to give foreign exchange students a view into the life of an American student. “The main thing that we really try to do is, there's not a lot different between...

Debate continues season, moves on to National Qualifiers

Meredith Comas, Print Editor-in-Chief

December 10, 2019

The Manhattan High debate team is moving full speed ahead in their competition season, taking on Clay Center High and Maize High School this weekend, their last regular competitions before National Qualifiers next weekend.  “The regular debate season has absolutely flown by,” said head coach Mac ...

Club Feast sees poor attendance

Club Feast sees poor attendance

Kris Long, Opinions Page

December 10, 2019

  Students for six separate clubs at Manhattan High attended the annual Club Feast, organized by Student Council, last Tuesday to relax and socialize. StuCo started organizing the event before Thanksgiving break, though it was fairly low key. They informed clubs of the event’s existence ...

FFA officers gather valuable skills to improve chapter

Julianna Poe, Sports Editor

December 10, 2019

Manhattan High FFA officers, junior Tessarae Harris and seniors Chanae Parker and Lauren Walradt, met with guest speaker Logan Elliott, FFA state officer board president, to discuss ways to improve Manhattan High's FFA chapter. “I believe that we had some valuable takeaways that we can implement righ...

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