Media literacy proves beneficial for everyone

Brianna Carmack, Opinions Editor

November 13, 2018

As support for mainstream media declines, media literacy is becoming less important than it should be. According to, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

NCAA caught amidst fraud scandal

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

April 17, 2018

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

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

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...

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