NCAA caught amidst fraud scandal

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

April 17, 2018

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Bribery threatens the long loved game of collegiate-level basketball   The National Collegiate Athletics Association has been under fire for their recent bribery scandal, in which Adidas bribed players and families of t...

Fake news, corporate lies

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

April 10, 2018

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Sinclair Broadcast Group draws corporate news content into question   Until recently, many Americans went about watching their local news stations without a single indication of the corporate mandates handed down to them by...

School walkouts supporting end to gun violence effective, showcase student voices

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

April 3, 2018

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There have been 18 incidents of gun violence on school grounds. 21 lives lost to gun violence in educational institutions. All just 45 days into 2018. 2018 is off to a violent, terrifying start that has been shaking the public...

Teen alcohol abuse problematic despite lower numbers, relevant in Manhattan

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

March 6, 2018

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Teenagers have always talked about the idea of “cool.” It seems cheesy, but in the end it does affect what we as teens do. We want people to like us, so maybe we go to a party or two, or maybe we stay away from those actions...

Face the truth about online harassment

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

February 28, 2018

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The world of cyberspace is a scary one. It is no secret that the internet is often credited with the destruction of today’s youth. The invention of apps like Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and more, receive the blame for the...

Kansas School funding needs addressed, Colyer to help

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

February 6, 2018

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It’s official. Sam Brownback's economic reign of terror as Kansas governor has ended with the inauguration of the lieutenant governor -- Jeff Colyer, a Johnson County surgeon and politician -- as the 47th governor of Kansas....

Time to end Hazelwood restrictions

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

February 1, 2018

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Freedom of speech -- protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution -- has become a normality for almost every citizen in America. People have grown accustomed to being able to voice their stories, injusti...

Martin Luther King Jr. day needs to reflect his legacy

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

January 23, 2018

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Martin Luther King Jr. has gone down in American history as one of the most influential leaders in history. He even has an American holiday -- celebrated each year on the third Monday in January -- dedicated to him. Most schoo...

Entertainment not only factor in increasing teen violence

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

December 19, 2017

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This editorial is a compilation from a discussion held by The Mentor editorial board.  As humans, our brains are susceptible to everything around us, from words spoken in the hallways to the media we take in ...

MHS mascot recommendation shows need for communication between administration, student body

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

December 12, 2017

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America, a country founded on the voice of the people. It’s common sense to most that this trait is found throughout American foundations, including public schools like Manhattan High. Groups like Student Council are centered on ...

Net Neutrality

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

December 7, 2017

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The internet: some argue it has become like a drug, others argue it is a necessity for a society advancing in technology. For many people, especially students including those here at Manhattan High, the freedom of the internet ha...

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...

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