October brings MLB playoffs

Mason Alberto, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


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  Every year in October, the Major League Baseball holds the playoffs to determine the winner. At first, I thought that the Boston Red Sox were one of the best teams in the American League and definite playoff contender to go to the championship. In Game 1 of the Red Sox and Houston Astros...

Students seek communication addressing blackout controversy

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

October 17, 2017


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For Manhattan High, the Junction City vs. MHS football game is one that truly manifests the experience and qualities of American high school. The thrill of school rivalries, pride, passion for one's team and school tradition all bombard the student body, often times the town as well. While this rivalr...

Harmless Manhattan High tradition being unnecessarily eradicated

Elizabeth Alexander, Trending Editor

October 16, 2017


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I remember when I was a freshman at my first pep rally; I, along with the rest of the 2018 class, were booed when we did not know the “Do It” chant. At the time, I was flustered. This same incident occurred my sophomore year as well when freshmen were escorted out quickly by the end of the pep r...

Find the facts, then debate

Jacob Clanton, Print Editor-in-Chief

October 16, 2017


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Today’s society has become one of sensationalism. As soon as an event or tragedy happens, people rush to get information out about it, often before any truths are known. Even in everyday life, people often jump to conclusions before knowing the truth. While having discussions about current events is a good ...

National 4-H week

Riley Taylor, Guest Columnist

October 2, 2017


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It’s that time of year. National 4-H week is Oct. 2-8, so I’m here to promote 4-H and tell you what it has done to impact my life and many others. There are so many misconceptions about 4-H and what it does that I have heard in the eight years that I have been a member of 4-H. And before you as...

Fall Pep Rally execution inefficient, improvements needed.

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinions

At Manhattan High, the fall Homecoming pep rally is a long-held tradition that many MHS students, and some faculty, look forward to. However, it has become increasingly clear to the student body that with all the laughter, powderpuff cheerleading and various activities, there are some deep flaws and ina...

NBA’s best friend duo reunites

John Ostermann, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2017


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For four years, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James ruled the NBA, turning the Miami Heat into a powerhouse, and having fun while doing it. Wade and James became best friends in those four years, realizing how similar they were. Both were drafted in the 2003 NBA draft, both worked hard to become the stars of the...

Women Still Fighting for Rights

Kaitlyn Clark, Blue M Managing Editor

October 2, 2017


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It’s 2017, still near the beginning of the 21st century. Women have jobs and can live their everyday lives freely. Because of this, we are equal… right? Around the world, women still fight every day for equality and representation. Sexism has not disappeared, it has only changed forms. Sure, wom...

Moving on too soon, effects of 9/11 still felt

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

September 19, 2017


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Last week, the 16th anniversary of the tragedy that was -- and for many still is -- 9/11 was remembered throughout the country. While for many, this brought back the terrifying memories of living through the event, it also hit home for many students, the generation that has been left to deal with the ...

Chiefs, Raiders good for NFL Week Two

Mason Alberto, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Sports

Going into Week 2 in the National Football League, I can already predict that the Chiefs and the Raiders are going to be two huge teams to look out for. According to the media, Week 1 of the NFL was a success. We saw some unexpected wins and loses starting with the Kansas City Chiefs at the New England...

Say no to peer pressure

Jaylynn Liggons, Guest Columnist

September 19, 2017


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Peer pressure is one of the biggest problems teenagers face in their everyday lives. We've all heard that saying "If your friends jumped off of a cliff, would you jump too?" but maybe we haven't really thought about the meaning of it. It's easy to answer "no" to metaphoric situations, like jumping ...

DACA rescind wrong decision, program needs reform

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

September 11, 2017


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For almost every undocumented immigrant in the United States, the worst of the worst news came on Tuesday. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, has ended under the political power of the Trump Administration, giving Congress six months to act before sending current DACA protectees back, s...

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