Social media creates inauthenticity among teens

Emma Elliott, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


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In recent years, with the rise in the use of social media -- primarily Snapchat and Instagram -- teens have become more in tune with others lives … or so we say. If you were to check the profiles you’re following on Instagram, you’d probably see perfectly edited photos, wide smiles, pictures of...

Two-year experience at MHS prevents diverse race for president

Brianna Carmack, Opinions Editor

April 15, 2019


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As the election for Student Body President comes closer and closer, the run for the position becomes more and more intense. Due to the defeat of a recent proposition to change the student council constitution, some students are left watching other StuCo members battle for the position they hoped t...

Teaching should not be judged from unqualified students

Hannah Heger, Features Editor

April 15, 2019


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Most of my fellow students are aware that we have classes we enjoy and then we have classes we hate with a passion. While we sit through one of those classes that make us hate everything and everyone for the rest of the day, we tend to blame the teacher by saying the teacher is idiotic. We keep on...

Environmental efforts needed today to ensure tomorrow’s future

Kaitlin Clark, Print Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2019


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Society has become far too comfortable pushing the environment to the back of its agenda. It’s an easy thing to do, what with the seemingly never-ending whirlwind of worldwide political turmoil that is reported on and analyzed at breakneck speeds. Meanwhile, humankind is ruining the only home it has...

Degrees granted by genies are an illusion of privilege

Meredith Comas, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2019


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Hello again, reader. Those who know me know I love stories. The story of Aladdin has always been one of my favorites since reading it in “One Thousand and One Nights” as a child. The idea that a genie could appear out of one odd object or another and grant me any three things I wanted seemed more tha...

NRA against domestic abuse victims

Sophia Comas, Sports Editor

April 8, 2019


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Honestly, a lot of us are kind of sick of talking about guns. I know I am. I think it’s such a misunderstood topic that no one could possibly begin to bring the change they want so badly, at least not in my lifetime. However, I’m one of the people who strongly believes that if you say nothing then yo...

Most diverse final four in a long time

Cole Schmitt, Social Media Manager

April 8, 2019


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This year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four Tournament in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was one of the most unique and unexpected ever because none of the great teams who are usually finalists were in the Final Four this year. The reason was that these teams play as a team and don’t have one particular...

Social media creates a divide among teens, makes us less real

Emma Elliot, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019


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In recent years, with the rise in the use of social media -- primarily Snapchat and Instagram -- teens have become more in tune with others lives … or so we say. If you were to check the profiles you’re following on Instagram, you’d probably see perfectly edited photos, wide smiles, pictures of...

MHS has appropriate mental health resources in place, needs better awareness

Brianna Carmack, Opinions Editor

April 8, 2019


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Over the past five years, Manhattan High has faced an increased amount of suicides. Even though the school feels in some way obligated to add extra resources and ensure that students get the help they need, the resources already provided by the school can have an effect on the students struggling with...

New Zealand shooting further evidence that stricter gun laws are necessary

New Zealand shooting further evidence that stricter gun laws are necessary

Kris Long, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019


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The world is still reeling from the bloody attack on New Zealand's Muslim population that left at least 50 dead on March 15. In the aftermath, heads are turned to politicians around the world asking what can be done to prevent another massacre. The attack was committed by a white supremacist from Aus...

Disregard diplomas, dive for degrees

Micheal Simmons, Blue M Editor-In-Chief

March 25, 2019


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In 51 days, one of the most important days of a student's life will come and an overwhelming number of us will be considered college students instead of high school students. While this is true, the idea that pursuing a college degree is worth the debt, may not be. The debate over college being worth it or no...

Club financial status inefficiently communicated

Brianna Carmack, Opinions Editor

March 25, 2019


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It’s common practice for clubs and school organizations to fund their activities with money they obtain themselves. However, relying on the accuracy of the funding they have can be a struggle. Due to the way money is received and handled at Manhattan High, club sponsors and department heads are ...

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