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StuCo hosts spring blood drive

McKayla Clark Snodgrass, Page Editor April 11, 2022

Student Council hosted their Blood Drive in the north gym from nine a.m. to two p.m.. The event occurs twice a year. This blood drive was the smallest they’ve had. “The blood drive was a collaboration...

Students perform in Regionals Festival, qualify to State

Lasirra Hines, Blue M Editor-in-Chief April 11, 2022

Students from choir, orchestra and band partook in the Kansas State High School Activities Association Solo and Ensemble Regional Festival last Saturday. Preparation for the event looked different for...

MHS Science Olympiad team places forth at State Olympiad

Laneya Christian, Staff Writer April 9, 2022

The Manhattan High Science Olympiad team competed in the State Science Olympiad at Wichita State University on April 2, where the team placed fourth overall.  “Unfortunately for the [students]...

MHS Robotics team makes Semifinals

Avery Snider, Staff Writer April 4, 2022

Manhattan High School’s Robotics Club qualified for the Semifinals at the Regional Robotics Competition in Sedalia, Missouri.​​ The team left for Sedalia Thursday afternoon and competed through the...

Missing MHS student found

Daniel Biniecki, Staff Writer March 28, 2022

After more than two weeks of searching, Riley County Police Department staff have located a missing Manhattan High student.  Sophomore Yasmin Al-Shaibani was last seen at 3 p.m. on March 9 in the...

Construction crews continue to make progress on the East side of West Campus.

Construction partially complete, focus shifts to East side project

Julianna Poe, Online Editor-in-Chief March 28, 2022

From a new main entrance to future parking expansions, Manhattan High West Campus has begun to take on a distinct, different look. With several projects completed and many more to go, the future of MHS...

Senior Maverick Aggson reads his poem aloud.

BSU hosts 7th annual poetry slam

McKayla Clark Snodgrass, Page Editor March 27, 2022

The Manhattan High Black Student Union hosted their 7th annual poetry slam with the theme “Use Your Voice/ Youth Speaks” on Friday. “[The poetry slam]’s literally all of us coming together as...

USD 383 delegates ESSER III funding

Kris Long March 26, 2022

Over the past two years, USD 383 has received over $10 million in federal grant money for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief aid in three parts -- ESSER I, II and III -- to prepare for, prevent,...

Student participate in annual job olympics

McKayla Clark Snodgrass, Page Editor March 7, 2022

Nearly two dozen Special Education students and peer mentors from Manhattan High demonstrated their job skills at the fourth annual Job Olympics competition last week.  “It's put on by different...

The Manhattan community gathers at Triangle Park for an event called We Stand with Ukraine.

Manhattan unites around Ukraine

Daniel Biniecki, Staff Writer March 7, 2022

More than 150 people, some with posters and banners, some wearing traditional Ukraine folk attire, gathered in Triangle Park last Tuesday for an event called “We Stand with Ukraine” to show their support...

Junior Allie Cloyd proudly presents her Poetry Out Loud Champion plaque.

Forensics Tournament Update: Topeka West, Olathe NW, Poetry Out Loud

McKayla Clark Snodgrass, Page Editor March 7, 2022

Topeka West High School (March 4, March 5) William Graff (Congress)  Yazan Mufti (Congress) Helinna Bontrager (Congress) Maverick Aggson (Poetry) Asa Amama (Impromptu Speaking and...

ACT administered in two different locations

Julianna Poe, Online Editor-in-Chief March 7, 2022

For the first time, Manhattan High signed up all juniors for the ACT, which students could opt out of, rather than opt into as in previous years. The test was administered last Tuesday in two different...

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