Key Club pursues establishing change

Julianna Poe, Sports Editor

October 14, 2019

Through the Thirst Project, -- a non-profit organization aiming to provide wells in communities without clean water -- Key Club took their first steps toward spreading awareness of the emerging global water crisis. In hopes to launch Manhattan High into taking action, Key Club hosted a group of s...

Freshman required to take the Pre-ACT

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

October 7, 2019

All members of the freshman class will be required to take the Pre-ACT Oct. 23. Under new requirements from the Kansas Commissioner of Education Randy Watson and the Kansas State Department of Education all districts are encouraged to provide the test to students with a student option to opt out. US...

StuCo, administrators in talks of bringing wolf mascot

Sophia Comas, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 7, 2019

Manhattan High has opened up the discussion surrounding the mascot yet again, making an attempt to finally give the student body what was voted upon during December of 2017: a secondary mascot.  During the vote, students were given the option of choosing no mascot, a sunflower, a bison or a wolf...

Annual HALO Conference spreads diversity among students

Sophia Comas, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 7, 2019

The Kansas State Student Union filled with high school students left and right as each person fought for a spot on the dance floor within the main ballroom. Past the banquet tables full of tortilla chips and Qdoba-brand taco fillings, the floor pulsed to the beat of loud music made by men playing saxop...

StuCo attends annual regional conference

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

October 7, 2019

Student Council members had the opportunity to attend the annual Student Council regional conference -- a gathering of StuCo members from across the region -- at Olathe South last Thursday.  The conference -- which Manhattan High hosted last year -- was moved to Olathe due to issues encountered...

Homecoming proved eventful

Homecoming proved eventful

Sophia Comas, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 23, 2019

The varied results of Manhattan High’s Spirit Week did not disappoint as nearly 1,800 students flocked through the doors dressed in an array of themed outfits to celebrate the week of Homecoming. “I think the themes help students get involved,” Tribe president Kira Schartz, senior, said. “Also, ...

Father-daughter reunion met with cheers

Julianna Poe, Sports Editor

September 23, 2019

Commotion filled the entrance of B hall as students became aware of a military officer standing in the commons after the sixth-hour bell last Monday. Senior Katlyn Evans’ father, who had been deployed for nine months, had returned. "It's hard to explain that emotion,” Evans said. “It was kin...

New Advanced Studies interest group starts at MHS

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

September 23, 2019

The new Advanced Studies interest group hopes to open more opportunities to Manhattan High students to take their education outside the classroom.  The group was voted in unanimously by Student Council on Wednesday when brought to the floor by senior student body Vice President Will Bannister. Whi...

Debate starts competition season at Washburn

Meredith Comas, Print Editor-in-Chief

September 23, 2019

Manhattan High’s Debate team started off the competition season this weekend at one of their biggest tournaments of the year: the Washburn Rural Invitational.  “It was, I think, a very good establishment, especially because Washburn Rural is one of the bigger tournaments,” intermediate debat...

‘This is not a drill’

Sophia Comas, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 23, 2019

Manhattan High’s West Campus put Safety Week’s drills into practice, creating a mass exodus of students and staff as they evacuated the building after the fire alarms went off, followed by an announcement of “this is not a drill” over the intercom.  According to principal Michael Dorst, the ev...

Students take on unexpected mission at State Fair

Brianna Carmack, Entertainment Editor

September 16, 2019

Last Thursday, staff members of The Mentor staff and the Indian Insider participated in the Scholastic Press Corps State Fair competition in which they were able to get an unexpected interview with the state governor, Laura Kelly. “[Meeting Kelly] wasn’t the original plan,” senior Meredith Comas said. “W...

BPA expands, plans for Washington, DC

Katya Tarabrina, Blue M Organizations Editor

September 16, 2019

With the new school year comes new agendas, as seen in last week’s mass scheduling of club meetings.  The Business Professionals of America was one of those clubs and had their first-ever meeting during FlexTime in Advisory.  Several different sophomores joined BPA this year. This meeting was a chance for ne...

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