Manhattan racism needs addressed

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

November 14, 2017

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The year is 2017. To many, that means the age of modern thinking, tolerance, acceptance. People can speak out; the age of racism, sexism, etc. is gone, right? Wrong. “Old-fashioned” thinking still lingers throughout the states...

Youth votes matter

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

November 9, 2017

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According to Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), young voters, specifically voters aged 18-29, make up 21 percent of the United States voting population. This includes many high school ...

Kansas State racism issue needs addressed

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

October 30, 2017

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Community needs educated on repercussions of social media   In 2017, it can be easy to adopt the idea that racism has been demolished or, at the very least, has diminished in its presence in society. This is an idea...

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 b...

Fall Pep Rally execution inefficient, improvements needed.

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

October 2, 2017

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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, pow...

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 ...

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, givin...

Rape culture is real, alive in Manhattan

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

August 28, 2017

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In the world we live in today, rape culture is everywhere. From the movies we watch, to the magazines we read, the jokes we hear, even the people we meet. In a college town in eastern Kansas such as Manhattan, it can be easy to ...

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

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

August 17, 2017

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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 fut...

Firewall needed despite ineffectiveness

Erick Echegaray, Opinions Editor

April 3, 2017

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The state of Kansas, along with 25 other states with similar laws concerning Internet protection in schools, requires the enforcement and implementation of ‘internet protection measures’ such as a firewall or an Internet fi...

Health care should be available for everyone

Erick Echegaray, Opinions Editor

March 14, 2017

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Recently elected Representative Roger Marshall (R-KS) is part of a group of doctors leading the way to replace the Affordable Care Act with a new health care plan. Marshall, an ex-physician, is against the idea of a universal...

Misogyny in pop culture unacceptable, unavoidable

Erick Echegaray, Opinions Editor

February 28, 2017

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Every time someone picks up their favorite album or taps on a song from their favorite artist, they risk having to feign ignorance when the language connected includes women-hate. Disguised under rhythm is the continuation o...

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