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School should pay for recycling

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

January 27, 2020

Manhattan Environmental Club (formerly known as Environmental Science Investigations) sent out an email to other MHS clubs on Jan. 15 asking for assistance in paying for recycling. Which, in previous years, which has been paid for through the club’s budget in previous years.  But we on The M...

“Student Press Freedom Day” worthy of acknowledgement

Sophia Comas, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2020

I’m not usually reminded of how grateful I should be to live in Kansas, yet every now and then, something brilliant smacks my face and says, “Sophia, you should be thankful.” So should you. Because we live in Kansas, I have the ability to write these words. I have the ability to voice whatever...

Generation Z unfairly represented

Meredith Comas, Print Editor-in-Chief

January 15, 2020

Dear Reader,  Those who know me, as I hope you do, know I am a lover of books and rarely am able to find one that manages to squeeze out of me such a fury as to label it “not worth the word count.”  Then there’s “The Coddling of the American Mind” by Greg Lukianoff and Jonath...

Society doesn’t truly accept the difference of opinion

Katya Tarabrina, Blue M Organizations Editor

January 15, 2020

Every person on this planet has their own set of beliefs about life, society, politics, etc. Most people claim that the difference of opinion is a wonderful thing. People are encouraged to speak up about a topic because hearing different sides can help with diversity of conversation. However, often ot...

Students should be open to advisory credit

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

January 15, 2020

Manhattan High's new pilot program to make advisory a for-credit class has proven unpopular among students, but it's the opinion of The Mentor Editorial Board that the for-credit system could be beneficial and that students should be open to it. As of the start of this semester, Advisory will now be worth 1/4...

Stereotypes lead to a lack of individualism, racism

Mbofo Ndou, Indian Insider Producer

January 15, 2020

Liberals against Conservatives, black against white, citizen against immigrants, rich against poor, religious against atheist--ironically infinitesimal differences separate individuals living in the United States, however, that is not always a bad thing, differences spark individualism.  Populat...

Christmas traditions have lost their meanings

EmmaRae Hayes, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

For some, Christmas means brightly shining lights on trees and railings, proud nutcrackers on guard, stockings waiting to be filled with treats and toys, mistletoe waiting to catch guests by surprise. However, many who recognize these decorating traditions may not know the origins of these items. S...

Finals unnecessary, cause unneeded stress

McKayla Clarksnodgrass, Junior Print Editor in Cheif

December 16, 2019

As we get closer to winter break, finals quickly approach. There are only a few days left to study before you have to take those awful tests.  You’re not the only one in this situation, as many students have begun to study. The whole point of finals is to test us on things we’ve learned in o...

Role models deserve respect

Aspen Tallent, Junior Photo Editior

December 16, 2019

2019 is coming to a close, and it’s that time of year where people are worrying not only about Christmas gifts for everyone but also New Year’s resolutions. Every year we look back and ask ourselves what we want to improve about ourselves. We are reminded of who we want to be, even if that remind...

Holiday guidelines spark controversy

William Robben, Junior Opinions Editior

December 16, 2019

 On Dec. 5, The USD383 Committee for Diversity and Inclusion sent out a memo informing teachers in the USD383 school district to keep a balance when teaching about holidays, focusing on those that have a religious connection. The memo sparked controversy throughout the district causing some to qu...

CGI still improves film

Grace Wilson, Staff Videographer

December 11, 2019

In recent years, Hollywood has grown increasingly skilled in developing computer-generated imagery, or ‘CGI’. Audiences are able to experience new worlds otherwise impossible with these revolutionary improvements. However overuse and laziness have come as well.  Filmmakers are able to create lazily written...

Cell phone use in the classroom

Joshua Flickenger, Photo Editor

December 11, 2019

Cell phone use in the classroom has increased over the years, along with other new pieces of technology.  Cell phones are bad for the learning environment when they are not used in an educational manner. They distract students, make teachers’ jobs harder and they allow students to cheat on test...

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