Value the time you spend

Megan Klug, Blue M Editor-in-Chief

May 24, 2018


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Seventeen. Seventeen years of being alive. Seventeen years of being in Manhattan, Kansas. Growing up, I watched game after game of Manhattan High School sports. I longed for the day where I could finally move up to the school. I wanted to be one of the “big kids.” But a lot can happen in 17 years. As a perso...

Discovering the want for happiness motivates life choices

Elizabeth Alexander, Trending Editor

May 24, 2018


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Through my 12 years of education, my aspirations for what I have wanted to do with the rest of my life -- like many others -- have fluctuated. The biggest influence in making my decision, however, has been focusing on the importance of my future happiness. For a very long time, I thought that one sho...

Create yourself in high school

John Ostermann, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 24, 2018


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As I enter my final four days of high school, I have started on reflecting about what I have learned from high school and how I have changed over the past four years. Of course I have had my physical changes, for which I am in no doubt grateful, yet I was looking for something deeper. On this journey of pers...

Surround yourself with close friends

Jacob Clanton, Print Editor-in-Chief

May 24, 2018


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There’s an old Frank Sinatra song that goes, “And now the end is near and so I face the final curtain.” Never has that line rung truer in my life than now. My time here at Manhattan High is nearly done. I have my final band concert tonight, my final newspaper in your hands and my final sportin...

One and Done rule needs to be over

Javi Mercado, Staff Photographer

May 8, 2018


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With the National Basketball Association considering new ways to get more involved with high school basketball players, there can potentially be a removing of the “One-and-Done” rule. The “One-and-Done” rule is where a athlete must go through a college before declaring for the NBA if unde...

More sleep leads to better performance

Leah Beyer, Blue M Academics Editor

May 8, 2018


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According to a survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations, 55.5 percent of high school students participate in a sport of some kind. Often, a lack of sleep can also come as a result of participating in a sport, or other activities, during high school. Sleep is essen...

Scouts BSA change benefits society

Dylan Thomas, Staff Photographer

May 8, 2018


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After much deliberation and controversy, the Boy Scouts of America has decided to drop the gender attachment to the Boy Scouts program name and to just be Scouts BSA. By doing so, the national organization has made it possible for girls to join and receive merit badges for their achievements in the p...

Student Council constitution reform good, beneficial to students

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

May 8, 2018


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In a time where political forces are shaky throughout the world, doing anything involved  with government can be a bit of a risk -- even student government. On Wednesday, the Manhattan High Student Council passed a new constitution with a 37-0 vote factoring in students’ needs, voices and wants for the...

Body shaming in modern culture unacceptable

Sonia Manly, Video Production

April 26, 2018


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Are we all facing the same pressures to have a perfect body?   There are many pressures that people of our society face from day to day. While most people think that these pressures only apply to girls, many of them fall onto boys as well. Even though the pressures may seem as though they a...

Off-season training should be required for all athletes

Micheal Simmons, Sports Editor

April 26, 2018


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It's no mystery that in the majority of sports, the athletic ability of a player is a factor in deciding who comes out of the game, meet or match victorius. Some high school sports see off-season training as unnecessary and leave it up to the athletes themselves to stay in shape if they choose to do s...

Stress versus anxiety; knowing the difference to help reduce stress levels

Elizabeth Alexander, Trending Editor

April 26, 2018


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As the 2017-18 school year comes to a close, the stress levels among students is on the rise, whether it be about grades, graduation, college or getting work turned in. However, this kind of stress is commonly being confused with the mental disorder known as anxiety disorder due to the lack of attempt to d...

Unpopular Policy: Administration policy on school walkout reasonable, not restrictive of students’ rights

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

April 26, 2018


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On April 20, the second national school walkout in support of the #Never Again movement swept the nation in a sea of orange-clad students. The all-day school walkout in Manhattan was organized by a group of Manhattan students led by former Manhattan High student Katy Denny. This was a walk-out, stay...

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