The Mentor

The Mentor

Administration has failed youth, instructors

November 26, 2020

Attention administrators: your students and educators are confused and struggling. We are in the red for our positivity rate (18.88%) and incident rate (503). I am concerned by the lack of follow-through...

Traveling over break could result in long-term COVID-19 effects

November 26, 2020

As Thanksgiving approaches, many have plane tickets, bags packed and their house clean to prepare for the holiday. However, this year will be different because of each states’ restrictions regarding...

Importance of balancing your life

November 26, 2020

Life is crazy.  Many students are overwhelmed having to deal with jobs, academics, extracurriculars and maintaining a social life When COVID-19 came along, this balance was completely thrown...

School lunches better than reputation

November 26, 2020

School lunches aren’t the worst thing in the world to eat, but it’s not the best either. I think the lunch workers are doing their best and are doing a good job of getting everyone fed. Personally,...

MHS should revisit changing school mascot

November 3, 2020

Parents, administrators and students have recently brought up the Manhattan High mascot as a topic in light of recent human rights issues. However, because of COVID-19, it has not been the school board’s...

Day of the dead celebration open to al

November 3, 2020

October is such a mystical time of year. In the middle of fall, the air tastes crisp and smells of pumpkin pies, with Halloween at the end of the month.  In Mexico, people celebrate something else...

Laptops vs. iPads

November 3, 2020

The school district spent $1 million on iPads and cases in June this year. Due to COVID-19, the school district bought 2,600 iPads in June, accelerating their plan to make the district one-to-one with...

Sustainability culture is toxic

November 3, 2020

If there’s anything good to say about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected society, it’s that people are now more perceptive of their surroundings. In America, the focus on the Black Lives Matter...

Manhattan High should prioritize paying for recycling

October 20, 2020

For several years Manhattan High’s recycling program has been paid for by clubs.  The now defunct Manhattan Environmental Club used to do it alone, but soon realized it was becoming expensive,...

Quarantine Inspires Musicians New and Old

October 8, 2020

If there’s one thing quarantine has been good for, it’s music. I know I’m not just speaking for myself when I say music has been the little bit of glue holding things together these days; it’s...

Clubs should not prioritize paying for recycling

October 8, 2020

For several years Manhattan High’s recycling program has been paid for by clubs. Earth Club used to do it alone, but soon realized it was becoming expensive, so other clubs joined in to help pay. This...

Sports favored during COVID

October 8, 2020

With COVID putting a damper on sports across the country, from high school to professional, the hierarchy of importance begins to shine through.  Sports seasons look different this year. Some are...

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