Join the discussion, let your voice be heard

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor
August 17, 2017
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Hello my fellow Manhattan High students. As you know, it is a new school year, with new classes, some new voices and, as always, new ideas to share. This is why I write you today. In our society, especially with our advances in technology, communication has never been so easy or so necessary to ba...

Minimum effort; a slippery slope for students

Elizabeth Alexander, Trending Editor
August 17, 2017
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Doing one’s absolute best is something that students will be encouraged to do throughout school, from kindergarten to senior year of university. This motto is a valid one, used more often than not towards students who struggle with success. However,  the concept of “best” seems to be fuzzy, ofte...

Students don’t use provided resources; Administration needs to improve communication with student body

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor
August 17, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Uncategorized

Every student in high school knows the purpose of secondary education: to prepare students for college and other postsecondary pathways such as the military or manual labor jobs -- in short, to prepare a student for their future. Many schools throughout Kansas have requirements given to them by the state as t...

Student Body President welcomes ’17-’18 students

Lily Colburn, Guest Writer
August 17, 2017
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I’ve always kept my summers sacred. Since I keep my school year jam packed with activities and schoolwork, when Memorial Day weekend finally rolls around, I put a halt to everything. I keep my summers to myself. I try to do as little as possible to recuperate from the previous school year, and recha...

Expand, find yourself

Erick Echegaray, Opinions Editor
May 15, 2017
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Among the small things in life I enjoy infinitely, separate from smashing guitars on stages and meeting new people, it has to be reading that has brought me fulfilment beyond words. It has been reading too, among other things, which have kept me company whenever that subtle emptiness has plagued me like e...

A (Final) Letter From Your Editor: find somewhere to belong

Angie Moss, Print Editor and Chief
May 15, 2017
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As a child growing up, I always heard the phrase “you’ll always find your way back home.” In fact, there ended up being a Hannah Montana song titled that, and I listened to it all the time. Unfortunately, I never felt like it applied to me. A lot of you that are reading this already know about my situati...

Respect differing perspectives

Cora Astin, Entertainment Editor
May 15, 2017
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Ever since my sophomore year I’ve been dreaming of writing this column, but as graduation has crept closer I can’t find the words to say. As I thought long and hard about this, I realized that everything is really about perspective. Your outlook on life is how you want to see the world. Some peop...

Mental illness spectrum expands beyond common afflictions

Mental illness spectrum expands beyond common afflictions

Elizabeth Alexander, Features Editor
May 1, 2017
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The early 1900s proved to be a terrifying time for mentally ill individuals, with their options for treatment usually having a negative impact on their health. Horrid psychiatric wards, uneducated doctors, abuse and ignorance plagued the topic of mental illness for decades.The concept of mental illness was a...

A letter from your Student Body President

A letter from your Student Body President

Lily Colburn, Business Manager
May 1, 2017
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As your student body president I promise to bring better school lunch, end all homework and make the school day shorter. Perhaps this trope of a student body president trying to accomplish something everyone knows they have no control over, combined with a cliche popularity-ridden election proces...

End verbal, offensive queer discrimination

Jordan Lutz, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
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When we were younger, everyone heard the idiom, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” As we grew older, we realized that phrase was not true. We know now that words can hurt. Most people seem to know what words hurt and avoid saying them when needed. Yet, there are wor...

Remembering true purpose of Easter

Remembering true purpose of Easter

Jacob Clanton, Sports Editor
April 11, 2017
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As springtime approaches, eggs and bunnies become more apparent in celebration of Easter. These eggs and bunnies represent the celebration of spring. However, there is more to Easter than just that. The Christian version of Easter, or Pascha, represents the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the ...

Refrain from narrow-minded thinking: educate yourself, others

Refrain from narrow-minded thinking: educate yourself, others

Taylor Bullock, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
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My hands are far from clean. I’m guilty and you're guilty. Maybe not of a real crime, but our biases are nearly as bad. To be biased is to be in favor or against one thing, person or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair. Whether we’d like to admit it or not, we a...

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