Negative media coverage of films unnecessary

Gavin Gaston, Staff Videographer

October 7, 2019

In light of the release of DC Comics new film, “Joker,” media coverage has been overwhelmingly negative since its debut. Unlike the media, I don’t see any reason for such negativity. The plain truth is that media isn’t the main cause of violence at all. In the film, we see failed clown and comedia...

School justified in closing vending machines during school day

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

October 7, 2019

On Sept. 25, signs have appeared on some of Manhattan High’s soda vending machines stating: “This machine is available from 3:05 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. --per federal regulations off from 12:00 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.” Much of the student body was annoyed by their being denied the ability to consume soft dri...

Halloween celebrations unnecessarily banned in schools

Rachel Edie, Business Manager

October 7, 2019

In elementary school, I remember Halloween day being one of my favorite days of the year.  We would get all excited and dress up in costumes that we would wear later that night. The night before my parents and I would go shopping for some fun Halloween-themed snacks that we would make in order for m...

Burnout and the real causes of senioritis

Hannah Heger, Trending Editor

October 7, 2019

  Students nowadays have stress coming from everywhere; whether it be from college applications, homework, jobs or just simply existing in a more stressful world. Modern students are coming up with more and more ways to justify their inability to complete tasks. By far the most popular and joked a...

Global climate strike worthy of attention

Kyla Barnett, Features Editor

September 23, 2019

The first of multiple climate strikes in over 150 countries began on Friday during the week-long Global Climate Strike. Students from all over the world left class to march for the climate three days before a UN emergency climate summit was held in New York. With all of the action around the glob...

Student-led conferences don’t work

Andrew Davis, Staff Photographer

September 23, 2019

The student-led conferences are not effective. The topics discussed in the conference do not come up outside the room and what is spoken in the conference stays in the conference. They are not worth the time given in preparation for them. The reason we have student-led conferences is so that students, ...

Area 51 How the Government Secrets are creating Conspiracy Theories

Gage Mingo, Staff Writer

September 23, 2019

Area 51 is an Air base that is used for classified government projects that many associate with Aliens and conspiracy theories. The association comes from the government rarely releasing new information about activity there.  The most recent information that the CIA has released is from the 1955 U2 ...

Students need to take drills more seriously

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

September 23, 2019

There have been more than just safety drills for students at Manhattan High this year. The school has had three secure campuses, one quasi-lockdown and two evacuations due to a suspected fire this year. Along with that, MHS has also had a shooting in its parking lot outside of school hours. Concerning, es...

Mike Pompeo inadequate for Senate

Sophia Comas, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 16, 2019

Because the current political climate has dictated that our generation have a newfound focus on voting, it seems more than necessary for us to examine who we’re voting for. It seems even more prevalent now, given that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo came to Manhattan last week. Although he hasn...

Saving adventure

Meredith Comas, Print Editor-in-Chief

September 16, 2019

Dear reader, Hello again from the other side of a computer screen with a blank document and an electric cursor. It’s nice to see you. Once again I find myself as I usually am on afternoons such as this, wondering just what I'm supposed to write, how to impact you and change perceptions so excalibu...

StuCo clubs rules unnecessarily harsh, involved

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

September 16, 2019

Student Council's new regulations for club reports might make sense to StuCo leaders but are unfair to smaller clubs and those with fewer events or narrow missions outside of service projects.  Last week, StuCo passed reinforced and revamped legislation building off of previous rules requiring club...

School running out of lunch

Madison Ritz, Blue M Student Life Editor

September 16, 2019

Back in September 2018, I wrote the article, “School lunch needs to change.” I explained that school lunch needed more options for vegetarians and vegans, along with needing to change how much food we are supplying for the students to eat. Almost exactly a year later, I’m here to explain to you that M...

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