Martin Luther King Jr. day needs to reflect his legacy

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

January 23, 2018


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Martin Luther King Jr. has gone down in American history as one of the most influential leaders in history. He even has an American holiday -- celebrated each year on the third Monday in January -- dedicated to him. Most schools and non-essential government offices observe this by closing for the day. ...

Entertainment not only factor in increasing teen violence

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

December 19, 2017


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This editorial is a compilation from a discussion held by The Mentor editorial board.  As humans, our brains are susceptible to everything around us, from words spoken in the hallways to the media we take in on a daily basis. In the 21st century, it is widely acknowledged that entertain...

Excess of bowl games needs attention

Jacob Clanton, Print Editor-in-Chief

December 19, 2017


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Here at Manhattan High, we’re finishing up the last couple days of first semester. Pretty typical stuff for this time of the year. What’s not typical, or okay, is the bowl games that occured last weekend. Sure, I understand that colleges have finished school, and students are now on brea...

Count blessings, not problems

Jonah Evarts, Sports Editor

December 19, 2017


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Count your blessings. That phrase is written on sticky notes that are placed in numerous locations around my bedroom and behind the mirror in my car. I believe that it’s the most important ability a person can have if they want happiness. It seems that we live in an era of negativity, one where...

SubDeb committee isn’t all that bad

Kami Bussmann, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017


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For some people at Manhattan High hearing the words SubDeb committee makes them associate them with a negative connotation. This is in part because of our SubDeb initiation and the similarities of the organization to a sorority. Most teams at Manhattan High have some type of initiation that isn...

Work to make Manhattan-Junction City rivalry positive experience

Lily Colburn, Guest Writer

December 12, 2017


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Black-Out. Say these words at Manhattan High School and you will be met with a mixture of annoyed groans laughs and annoyed booing. While the fateful last minute administrative decision threw MHS students into a frenzy calling the claims made up and false, there was another troubling layer. Wha...

Thompson primed to star

Jacob Clanton, Print Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2017


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Legend has it, if you lose two quarterbacks to injury, a third will appear. Of course, it will waste your third wish, but that’s a secondary issue. Kansas State football apparently found a few more wishes. For the third time in his career, Jesse Ertz was poised to be the starting quarterback for K-State. How...

Ball family bad example for future fame

John Ostermann, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2017


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In the past year and a half a new family has become known around the sports world -- Lavar Ball, the father of three sons, Lonzo, LiAngelo (Gelo) and LaMelo (Melo). Last year Lonzo became a well-known college basketball star at University of California Los Angeles. This got the family on the map, ...

MHS mascot recommendation shows need for communication between administration, student body.

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

December 12, 2017


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America, a country founded on the voice of the people. It’s common sense to most that this trait is found throughout American foundations, including public schools like Manhattan High. Groups like Student Council are centered on letting the voice of the students be heard -- that students have a ...

Student Athletes need more time off over break

Aloera Ostermann, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


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Every year the normal student body gets a week off for Thanksgiving and 14 days off for Christmas break. But a typical student athlete only gets Thanksgiving day off and four to five days off for Christmas.   While there are many benefits to having practice over break, student athletes should g...

A day of thanks followed by a day of materialism

Leah Beyer, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


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Thanksgiving is a time filled with family, endless food and obligatory appreciation posts on social media. However, in recent years this time of year has also been filled with near hypocrisy for much of the country. The idea of thankfulness has become contaminated by Black Friday and the misconstrued tho...

Net Neutrality

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

December 7, 2017


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The internet: some argue it has become like a drug, others argue it is a necessity for a society advancing in technology. For many people, especially students including those here at Manhattan High, the freedom of the internet has become a vital aspect of life. People have grown accustomed to fre...

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