MHS student council organizes social media spirit days

MHS student council organizes social media spirit days

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

April 15, 2020

Manhattan High Student Council is posting weekly spirit activities on Instagram for MHS students, finding a creative way to engage the student body and bring people together during social distancing.  The spirit activities were kicked off on April 3, with the theme of “Memory Lane.” A sec...

Key Club service projects, fundraisers, events canceled

Julianna Poe, Sports Editor

March 20, 2020

With the announcement to shut down all Kansas school buildings for the remainder of the school year, Key Club has been forced to cancel all activities for the next few months. “I think the most important thing to remember is that we are a strong and uplifting community,” sophomore Ashi Wickra...

‘Not today, not tomorrow, not this week’ 

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

March 19, 2020

Plans for continuous learning will take time, says superintendent Dr. Marvin Wade; things changing rapidly means no plans are for certain   The USD 383 school district is awaiting direction from the Kansas Department of Education for guidance on the design of a Manhattan-Ogden version of co...

AFS trips cancelled, exchange students sent home early

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

March 18, 2020

AFS, being a multinational organization, is one of the Manhattan High clubs that will be most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. All national and international trips are cancelled for the remainder of the school year and exchange students are in the process of being sent home three months early. AFS...

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...

Q&A: FFA State competitions canceled, community service project in question

Julianna Poe, Sports Editor

March 17, 2020

Chanae Parker, junior; FFA president   What events have been canceled for FFA due to the school closure? “We have a lot of, like for our chapter we had a meeting coming up. We had community service planned, We had fun club activities planned. We had fundraisers planned. And so that has a...

County Health Department directed USD 383 to suspend school through March 30

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

March 13, 2020

Reasons for school closure Classes will not be held in USD 383 school district until March 30, extending spring break by two weeks in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19. In accordance with the Center for Disease Control the school will close for 14 calendar days, the supposed incubation pe...

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...

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