MHS enters final round of mascot voting

Jacob Clanton, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2017


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In the near future, students at Manhattan High may see a bison or wolf roaming the sidelines of sporting events. According to senior Lily Colburn, student body president, 58 percent of respondents in Student Council’s recent survey responded in favor of having a physical mascot. Bison and wolf ...

Debate teams qualify for State

Kaitlyn Clark, Blue M Managing Editor

November 14, 2017


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After multiple tournaments and hours of hard work, two Manhattan High debate pairs have qualified for the state championship. After obtaining their fourth winning records at the Saturday Jefferson West tournament, sophomore partners Megan Keenan and Alison Payne, as well as sophomores Will Bannister an...

Band honors veterans through parade

Jonah Evarts, Sports Editor

November 14, 2017


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The sound of trumpets, tubas, saxophones and drums could be heard all down Poyntz for the twenty-fifth annual Veterans Day Parade. Manhattan High School marching band was among the bands that marched during the parade. The parade is in place to honor veterans and the service military members have given to ...

Manhattan students break the code

John Ostermann, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2017


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Keyboards click all around the room, using the codes to complete the problems in the least amount of time. It takes all the brainpower of the nine Manhattan team members to complete their problems as fast as possible. Programming teacher Kathy Ricketts brought the students to the Kansas State progra...

Local elections to affect students

Jonah Evarts, Sports Editor

November 9, 2017


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While students are in class today, the election polls are open for Riley Countians to vote on the next round of city and school district officials. Some of those Manhattan High students could be among those voting, if they turned 18 in time to register. For many, it will be the first real chance for...

Students, administrators meet to form healthy rivalry

John Ostermann, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2017


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What is the best way to keep a rivalry going but not take it too far? A few Manhattan High students and administrators met with Junction City students and administrators to try to work through this problem. This year the animosity the two schools showed towards each other strayed away from being fun ...

Debate finds victory at Shawnee

Kaitlyn Clark, Blue M Managing Editor

November 9, 2017


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Shawnee Heights High School was the site of multiple victories for the Manhattan High debate team over the last week, with two teams placing in the top three. On Wednesday, a group of novice, or first-year debaters, travelled to Shawnee to compete in the Shawnee Heights High School After-School Deb...

Traditions include students

Jacob Clanton, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2017


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Initiation. Living in a college town, the word’s meaning can be twisted. Most people see initiation as a set of difficult or embarrassing tasks to do in order to gain membership. However, this is not always the case. At Manhattan High, National Honor Society holds an induction ceremony that involves...

Football investigation ongoing

Jacob Clanton, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, News

The Riley County Police Department is still investigating the incident involving members of the Manhattan High football team on Oct. 25. As such, there is no new information regarding the incident. According to Hali Rowland, RCPD Public Information Officer, there will not be any new information soon...

Students involved in battery case

Jacob Clanton, Print Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2017


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  Two Manhattan High football players were reportedly beat up Thursday afternoon by multiple other teenagers. The Riley County Police Department is currently investigating the incident. According to RCPD’s press release, officers are filing a battery report. The victims are reported to have...

Debate Team takes first in Open Division at Topeka High Tournament

Kaitlyn Clark, Blue M Managing Editor

October 30, 2017


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For the Manhattan High Debate Team, another tournament means another chance to take home a victory. The debate partners Caden Hickel and Will Bannister won first place against Lawrence in the open division of the tournament. “The tournament was a great experience, and really was a team effort,” Will Ban...

Robotics have best finish ever at Cowtown Throwdown

John Ostermann, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2017


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Metal clashing against metal, robots flying around the course grabbing for the gears and fuel trying to gain the most points. At Cowtown Throwdown two days were full of robotic action as alliances of three teams competed against each other to gain the most points, which are awarded by collecting fuel,...

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