Student voices must be heard regarding education funding

Meredith Comas, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinions

As students, parents and teachers of the Kansas public education system, we all -- through observation and government-confirmed fact -- are aware of the disastrous state of education funding in the sunflower state. This isn’t a new topic, not for The Mentor, not for our readers. However, due to the o...

Environmental protection deserves spotlight

Kaitlin Clark, Print Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2018


Filed under Opinions

There is one thing that is more detrimental to Earth’s survival than anything else: humans. It has become common to see large cities such as New York or Los Angeles covered in a layer of smog due to air pollution. New reports are always coming through of endangered species creeping dangerously c...

Double standard or public meltdown?

Javi Mercado, Staff Photographer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Sports Column

A broken racket and an early-called match remained after Serena Williams threw a tantrum and made foolish allegations against chair umpire Carlos Ramos at the U.S. Open on Sunday June 17. Williams called Ramos "sexist" and a "thief," blaming him for her championship loss. The incident started with Will...

Acknowledge history to prevent mistakes

Sophia Comas, Sports Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Opinions

We are in a loop. We are in a constant, never-ending loop. Since the beginning of time, this loop has existed, and since the beginning of time, we have been in it. The loop I am describing, of course, is history. Over the thousands of years humanity has walked this earth, it has continued to live in t...

High school students’ future judgments on the news in jeopardy

Julianna Poe, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Opinions

High school students’ views on the ever-differentiating news have changed significantly since the most recent presidential election of 2016. Most, if not all, high school students have found the news less reliable than two years ago. It all started when the uproar of dynamic opinions surrounding po...

Kobach’s plan to decrease school administration not a solution to education budget crisis

Meredith Comas, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinions

As we get closer to the general elections this November, the race for the next governor of Kansas has reached its most vulnerable and intense point in any campaign: pleasing the public eye. Of course, this means debates, county visits and as much good publicity as possible for the candidates: demo...

School lunch needs to change

Madison Ritz, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


Filed under Opinions

I think that the school’s food needs to change a little. If you reviewed the menu, you’d notice that vegetarians, vegans and people with special diets don’t have very many options to choose from. Students also don’t always get the amount of food they want, to satisfy their hunger. As students...

Kaepernick Nike ad bad, disrespectful to public

Javi Mercado, Staff Photographer

September 17, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Sports Column

With the 30th anniversary of the “Just Do It” campaign, Nike is feature former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as their main focus. Kaepernick has had a lot of controversy around him due to his “take a knee” movement back in 2016. He later received even more criticism for his anti-police a...

Constitutional rights are respected, activism needed to bring attention to individual violations

Meredith Comas, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Uncategorized

In a recent opinions column published in “The New York Times,” University of Chicago law professor Justin Driver asked the question, “Do public school students have constitutional rights?” His answer: that as time has gone on, the United States Supreme Court has changed it’s once supportive ...

Have respect for your family relationships

Tara Wood, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


Filed under Opinions

The other day I went to lunch and saw two sisters get into a huge argument over something completely trivial. The older sister had gotten mad at the younger one for taking a drink out of her water bottle. However, I knew that wasn't the actual reason the older sister was mad; in the previous class some...

Bodybuilding contests need more drug testing regulations

Micheal Simmons, Blue M Editor-In-Chief

August 24, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Sports Column

Bodybuilding competitions, like every athletic competition, provide stress on the competitors, some more than others. The International Federation of Bodybuilders holds multiple contests throughout each year to test the physique of both men and women such as Mr. Olympia, the Arnold Classic and Mr. Amer...

Modern connectivity beneficial to students, journalists alike

Kaitlin Clark, Print Editor-in-Chief

August 24, 2018


Filed under Opinions

It’s said that as the use of technology grows, the world becomes smaller. As school once again resumes for students across the country, the ever-changing topic of technology and connectivity comes into the spotlight, impacting high school students in a big way. As a student journalist, I’ve had to gathe...

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