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...

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 ...

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