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Tribe to switch to Pride

Cole Schmitt, Online Editor-and-Chief

October 20, 2020

For decades, Tribe has been a club for seniors and has had the mission to decorate and spread school spirit for events and activities going on around Manhattan High. This year, Tribe is different not only because of COVID, but also because the representatives have changed the name to Pride. “The ke...

Students and parents hope to change to four day schedule

Kris Long, Sports Editor

October 20, 2020

With the potential for USD 383 to move from hybrid to a four-day week, the district expects many students and families will wish to change learning models before semester. But, is that possible?  The short answer is no. When the district allowed families to choose between remote and hybrid over...

Sunflower League rejects MHS bid

Kris Long, Sports Editor

October 20, 2020

Manhattan High was turned down for potential membership of the Sunflower League, along with Washburn Rural High School. “They didn't give any reason at this time for the decline,” Athletic Director Mike Marsh said. “Right now, our plans are to remain in the Centennial League.” According...

Board sets Nov. 2 as target date for reopening

Kris Long, Sports Editor

October 9, 2020

In light of the recent drop in COVID-19 case numbers, The USD 383 Board of Education hopes to reopen the district four days a week starting Nov. 2, should conditions allow.  “At some point, we will be back,” head principal Micheal Dorst said. “But the question is, when is the right time? Wh...

Onsite students receive iPad cases after a month of waiting

Kris Long, Sports Editor

October 8, 2020

After being stuck in customs for over a month, the much anticipated iPad cases were distributed to Onsite students in Advisory last week. Online students and younger grades had been given them prior to this shipment’s arrival. This is because the district had already started the process of going ...

Canvas workshop receives little turnout

McKayla Clarksnodgrass, Photo Editor

October 8, 2020

Sudden changes in how students receive, complete schoolwork and turn-in assignments has confused many parents interested in supervising their children’s online schooling.  Last Monday there was an event hosted by Manhattan High to familiarize parents with Canvas. “I was the one who came ...

StuCo attends virtual regional conference

Brianna Carmack, Print Editor-and-Chief

October 8, 2020

Student Council attended a virtual regional conference last Monday to discuss mental health and come up with event ideas that follow COVID-19 restrictions. Normally, StuCo and several high schools across Kansas will travel to one high school for the day for this regional conference. “In normal yea...

Manhattan High petitions to join Sunflower League

Kris Long, Sports Editor

October 8, 2020

Manhattan High has formally requested admission to the Sunflower League, which includes mostly 6A schools in the Eastern Kansas area. The move comes after the announced departures of other schools from the Centennial League in the fall of 2022, leaving only five to compete against.  Athletic dire...

Volleyball allowed students on senior night

Cole Schmitt, Online Editor-and-Chief

September 29, 2020

The volleyball team allowed students to attend last Tuesday for their senior night games, against Topeka West and Topeka High. Concerns from the volleyball seniors and parents were eased for last week’s senior night games and students were allowed to attend the games. This was the first home volleyb...

StuCo elections all virtual for 2020-2021 school year

Brianna Carmack, Print Editor-and-Chief

September 29, 2020

While in a global pandemic, campaigning to win a position in the Student Body looks a little different compared to previous years. Last Thursday, new candidates were elected after weeks of campaigning while trying to follow COVID-19 guidelines. According to the Student Council officer Mia Thompson, the votin...

Safety drills altered due to social distancing, construction

Julianna Poe, Trending Editor

September 29, 2020

Last week, Manhattan High conducted the first of four safety drills schools in Kansas are required to practice: tornado drills. Due to pandemic restrictions, what would normally be referred to as “safety week” has been changed to “safety weeks.” On Tuesday and Friday, on-site students and sta...

Library use declines rapidly compared to previous years

Katya Tarabrina, Blue M Editor-and-Chiuef

September 29, 2020

Many school services, clubs and extracurriculars have been shut down due to the concern of COVID-19. The library, however persevered and remained open, providing books and iPads, but with new terms and conditions.  “It has been hard,” librarian Judy McClendon said. “Almost everything we...

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