New schedule changes to take effect

Sophia Comas, Online Editor-in-Chief

August 12, 2019

For the 2019-2020 school year, the release time has changed from 2:50 p.m. to 3:05 p.m., a change that will accommodate to the new construction plans introduced during the same time the district’s bond referendum was voted upon. This will allow for the school to have six fewer days than the previous sch...

MHS improves upon class variety

Julianna Poe, Sports Editor

August 12, 2019

With the 2019-2020 school year upon us, more than 15 class changes have been established to supply students with both a wide variety of courses and a better understanding of what each class has in store. “[Manhattan High] now offers 90+ concurrent credit hours,” mathematics department chair Te...

Digital Learning Lab adopts new program

Hannah Heger, Trending Editor

August 12, 2019

After years of using the program Connexus, a digital class for students at Manhattan High School, this year the Digital Learning Lab adopted the new program Acellus, a video based program. “Instead of students reading the information, and then doing the work, they will be watching lessons taught by teacher...

West Campus Advisory read introduced

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

August 12, 2019

All Manhattan High students will participate in a school-wide reading this year thanks to a $3 million grant from the Literacy Link of Kansas. Reading "The 57 Bus" is an activity to promote a culture of literacy in MHS. According to committee member Dedra Braxmeyer, West Campus students will receive...

Mr. MHS moved to fall, musical moved to spring

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

August 12, 2019

The consistently highly-anticipated Mr. MHS pageant has been moved from its usual winter performance time to the fall.  Mr. MHS is now scheduled to take place on Nov. 7 in Rezac. The week of Nov. 4-8 is one of the few weeks in the year that no other major events are occurring as per the Kansas...

A Day in the Life of Dorst

A Day in the Life of Dorst

Sophia Comas, Online Editor-in-Chief

August 12, 2019

Most of the time, Michael Dorst comes to school early. Usually, whenever he wakes up is when he leaves for West Campus, but on some occasions he’ll be in as early as 4 a.m. As soon as he gets to the building, he’ll turn off the alarms that ensure the building’s security when no one is inside...

FFA places sixth at State

Julianna Poe, Sports Editor

May 13, 2019

All year, Manhattan High FFA has worked to prepare for and attended many district competitions leading up to a sixth-place Food Science state finish this past week, which was held on Monday and Tuesday at Kansas State University. Seven FFA members -- seniors Ayden Boyles, Elise Jackson and Chanae Parker...

Forensics competes in The National Invitational Tournament of Champions

Meredith Comas, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2019

The Manhattan High forensics team has finished their academic calendar competitions, finalizing the school-year season with state competition May 4 and the National Invitational Tournament of Champions this past weekend. While the team didn’t fare as they had hoped, the students are preparing for ...

Retiring teachers share the impacts they left on students

Katya Tarabrina, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

Seeing teachers come and go can be upsetting for students who know they won't see their teachers next year. Through the years, many long-term teachers leave, but are not forgotten. Though they leave, it doesn't mean students can't celebrate what lasting memories they have left on the student body. T...

Red Cross Club hosts mental health panel follow up, continue discussion about topic

Emma Elliott, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

Following the mental health panel hosted in Rezac Auditorium, Red Cross Club members decided to host a smaller, more intimate mental health talk in the little theater to bring more in-depth attention to the topic. The event, meant to be more along the lines of a group discussion rather than a speakin...

AP students continue to power through exams

AP students continue to power through exams

Emma Elliott, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

Throughout the last few weeks as students have been worrying about finals, some have been worrying about an arguably more daunting task: passing their AP tests. The tests, which have been held in the North gym throughout the week and will continue into this one, have been for 19 different classes ra...

BPA explores California, learns about business skills

BPA explores California, learns about business skills

Katya Tarabrina, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

Over a period of four days, nine Business Professionals of America students from Manhattan High School who placed top three at state in February, went to several seminars, competed in events, attended conferences, visited Disneyland and saw sights all over California while at their national competition. ...

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