Seniors add second ‘intramural’

Kami Bussmann, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018


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Even though Manhattan High School is a 6A school with hundreds of students in attendance that like sports, there is only one sport that offers intramurals for them: basketball. Seniors John Ostermann and Dawson Stewart decided that should change and began to make a sand volleyball league. The summe...

AFS Foreign Exchange students reflect on the year

Sophia Comas, Features Editor

May 24, 2018


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While the majority of Manhattan High begins to prepare themselves for summer, the AFS Foreign Exchange Program students are preparing themselves for their return home after spending the year in America. Sponsored by Tony Wichmann, the club gave students an opportunity to make new friends while simult...

Pushee retires from police force

Makenna Wollenburg, Online Photo Editor

May 24, 2018


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Police. Noun. The civil force of a national or local government, responsible for the prevention and detection of crime and the maintenance of public order. But what is a police officer? To some it is a rude, mean, or selfish person who has power over them. Others it is a friendly face, a protective sy...

Recently founded Hispanic Club hosts fiesta

Aloera Ostermann, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


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The newly created Manhattan High Hispanic Club held their first school-wide event since their creation early in the semester on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m., a night full of fun called “Noche Hispana Fiesta.” The event included a multitude of thrilling activities, all surrounding the Hispanic cult...

Group of students create petition to honor deceased class member

Elizabeth Alexander, Trending Editor

May 8, 2018


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One of the quietest days in Manhattan High School settled on April 28, 2017, after then-junior Elaina Lagabed died of suicide. This is a day that MHS classes 2017-2020 have yet to forget. In an attempt to honor the memory of Lagabed, a group of senior girls at MHS have started up a petition. “We...

StuCo members rewrite constitution to benefit organization

Elizabeth Alexander, Trending Editor

May 8, 2018


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Each club at Manhattan High School is required to have their own set of rules and regulations, and MHS Student Council has taken the initiative revise their own constitution. “I know it’s been a couple of years [since the last revision], but it definitely needed to be revised,” junior clas...

Journalism staff excels, receives recognition

Jacob Clanton, Print Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2018


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Excellence has become the norm at Manhattan High. The journalism department upheld its end of the bargain last week, as six students came away from the Kansas Scholastic Press Association state contest with state-level awards. “It’s always nice to have some validation outside of our own efforts,” adv...

Forensics competes at state, prepares for nationals

Kaitlin Clark, Entertainment Editor

May 8, 2018


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The forensics team put all they had into the 6A State forensics tournament in Olathe this week, finishing the event with four semi-finalists and one finalist. Senior Lily Colburn placed second in International Extemporaneous Speaking and fourth in Informative Speaking, making her the only Manhattan H...

BSU attends annual leadership conference

Sophia Comas, Features Editor

April 25, 2018


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The Manhattan High Black Student Union attended the Fifth Annual State BSU Leadership Conference on April 17 in the Student Union Ballroom at Kansas State University. The event, rescheduled due to unforeseen weather circumstances, lasted all day and is meant to emphasize unity and acceptance in stude...

Forensics members qualify for nationals

Kaitlin Clark, Entertainment Editor

April 25, 2018


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After months of preparation, hard work and a disappointing tournament earlier in the week, six Manhattan High forensics students have qualified for nationals. The road to nationals has not been a easy one. The forensics team’s week began with a Public Forum Debate national qualifying tournament o...

District conducts community surveys for future improvements

Kaitlin Clark and Sophia Comas

April 25, 2018


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Throughout the month of April, USD 383 has conducted a series of online and phone surveys that they are still in the process of completing. The surveys ask for public opinion regarding future additions and renovations to district facilities and address overcrowding. “There was a survey for all USD 383 staff ...

Manhattan High FCCLA takes third at state, receives scholarships

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

April 25, 2018


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On April 15 through April 17, three students from the Manhattan High Family Career and Community Leaders of America team -- junior Mason Jackson, as well as seniors Cristina Martinez and Jonah Kermer -- travelled to Campus High School in Wichita to compete in the FCCLA Culinary Arts state competition...

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