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Is the school’s self-defense/fighting policy fair

Kris Long, Junior News Editor

December 17, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinions

The current school policy on fighting is a zero-tolerance-of-violence policy, meaning anyone involved in a fight is automatically suspended out of school for one day. Is this really a fair policy? Is it fair that students can ge...

Public title should not dictate opinions

Sophia Comas, Sports Editor

December 11, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinions

Public image in a world where almost nothing else seems to matter is a driving force for the way society as a whole perceives people. Every aspect of a public figure or official’s life is plopped under a microscope for common f...

School emergency drills should be more randomized

Brianna Carmack, Opinions Editor

December 4, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinions

Security has been an issue for dozens of schools worldwide, including Manhattan High. One debated issue is our current lock-down and secure campus system. At the moment, school emergencies happen during class times at Manhattan...

Media literacy proves beneficial for everyone

Brianna Carmack, Opinions Editor

November 13, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinions

As support for mainstream media declines, media literacy is becoming less important than it should be. According to MediaLiteracy.com, media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, communicate and create using al...

Upcoming bond referendum will make a positive impact on the district

Brianna Carmack, Opinions Editor

October 29, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinions

USD 383 has been in a slump for a while now. With this upcoming bond referendum, that could all change. New tennis courts, a new elementary school and the expansion of Manhattan High will fix most of our problems our district ...

Youth voting essential for midterm election

Kaitlin Clark, Print Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinions

Every two years, young adults across the nation must decide whether they will sit silently on the sidelines or take a stand and make their voices heard. As the Nov. 6 Midterm Election draws steadily nearer, newly-mint...

Student voices must be heard regarding education funding

Meredith Comas, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 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...

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...

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 go...

Student Council constitution reform good, beneficial to students

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

May 8, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinions

In a time where political forces are shaky throughout the world, doing anything involved  with government can be a bit of a risk -- even student government. On Wednesday, the Manhattan High Student Council passed a new co...

Unpopular Policy: Administration policy on school walkout reasonable, not restrictive of students’ rights

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

April 26, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinions

On April 20, the second national school walkout in support of the #Never Again movement swept the nation in a sea of orange-clad students. The all-day school walkout in Manhattan was organized by a group of Manhattan students le...

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