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Northwestern student newspaper apology unwarranted

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

November 18, 2019

The Daily, Northwestern University’s student run newspaper, has faced backlash in the wake of the controversy involving their coverage of a student protest against a speech given by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The pape...

New school board should prioritize student voices

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

November 11, 2019

Last Tuesday's elections voted in a new USD 383 school board and the results brought both experienced and new candidates to the board for their four-year term. Members Kristin Brighton and Brandy Santos were elected for their firs...

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 stud...

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 ...

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 revam...

AP exam registration move not beneficial to students

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

September 9, 2019

A College Board decision to move the AP course registration deadline to October has drawn controversy. It's the opinion of The Mentor editorial board that it's unnecessary and irresponsible to move the date, as it will have a mos...

Students, teachers need to focus on content to make up time this school year

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

August 12, 2019

In order to accommodate for construction, the USD 383 school district has shortened the school year by six days and added 15 minutes onto the end of every school day. Around two minutes will be added to class on regular sched...

Senior exit project should be required

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

May 13, 2019

For seniors whose last May at Manhattan High has come and is diminishing quickly, this is the last chance to put the finishing touches on all they have worked towards in the past four years. Whether this be heading into Regionals ...

New transgender guidelines proves impactful at MHS

Brianna Carmack, Opinions Editor

May 6, 2019

During an era where ‘being who you are’ is highly encouraged, there are still many people who believe differently. Last Wednesday, the USD 383 Board of Education presented a new transgender guidelines at Manhattan High,...

Vaccination is necessary, disease easily preventable

Brianna Carmack, Opinions Editor

April 29, 2019

Diseases, such as measles and typhoid fever, have reached a point in which they are getting progressively more and more uncommon… until now. After the recent measles outbreak in New York, California, the Philippines and o...

MHS has appropriate mental health resources in place, needs better awareness

Brianna Carmack, Opinions Editor

April 8, 2019

Over the past five years, Manhattan High has faced an increased amount of suicides. Even though the school feels in some way obligated to add extra resources and ensure that students get the help they need, the resources alread...

Club financial status inefficiently communicated

Brianna Carmack, Opinions Editor

March 25, 2019

It’s common practice for clubs and school organizations to fund their activities with money they obtain themselves. However, relying on the accuracy of the funding they have can be a struggle. Due to the way money is received and handled...

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