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Over involved parenting can cause burnout

Lasirra Hines, Blue M Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2021

Parental involvement in a child’s life leads to confidence and success in achieving their goals. There is such a thing as too much involvement. Over involved parents are those who take an obsessive interest...

Parents, teenagers need to find balance

Kris Long, Print Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2021

“Imagine that you had invested 15 years of your life into growing this plant,” said Dr. Bradford Wiles, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Human Ecology at K-State who...

Students reflect on guardian support, trust

Students reflect on guardian support, trust

Julianna Poe, Online Editor-in-Chief November 7, 2021

From support in expressing new interests and ideas to the independence and freedoms given, for a number of students their parents and guardians help them discover who they are in a way that makes those...

Mask mandates ends with support of medical advisory

Mask mandates ends with support of medical advisory

Kris Long, Print Editor-in-Chief November 2, 2021

Manhattan High students entered East and West campuses with masks optional for the first time in over a year on Monday, sparking a debate between safety and personal liberty.  For most of the pandemic,...

Back to ‘normal’

Taryn Robinson, Sports Editor November 1, 2021

As one could imagine, there are mainly two sides to the removal of masks decision -- one being absolutely thrilled about this decision, and the other, not so much. The ones who are happy to see it go are...

Students express concerns with mandate removal

McKayla Clark Snodgrass, Page Editor November 1, 2021

The USD 383 school board voted in favor of removing the mask mandate on Oct. 20. This has led to mixed opinions on the ruling.  “Honestly, I'm not really a fan of the decision, mainly, because...

National politics impact local elections

National politics impact local elections

Kris Long, Print Editor-in-Chief October 26, 2021

Manhattan’s local elections, along with most around the United States, are officially nonpartisan. Parties don’t nominate candidates to run, candidates do so themselves, relying on grassroots volunteers...

Local elections undervalued

Local elections undervalued

Kris Long, Print Editor-in-Chief October 26, 2021

Local elections are kind of boring on the surface. Bills passed in the school board and city commission to fund math textbooks and the local library seem mundane compared to the buzz of Congress or Executive...

Adult students cast first votes

Adult students cast first votes

Kris Long, Print Editor-in-Chief October 26, 2021

Senior John Auckly   Q: Do you usually pay close attention to politics? A: “Yes, I have a fairly political family. And so I've grown up paying attention to political ideologies, and the...

Homecoming dance fun, memorable

Homecoming dance fun, memorable

Katelyn Jensen, Staff Writer October 4, 2021

As you walk up the stairs into MHS, you're wearing a cute new outfit walking with a group of your best friends ready for two hours of dancing snacks and fun its Homecoming one of the best events of the...

Homecoming lacks originality, inclusivity

Homecoming lacks originality, inclusivity

Lasirra Hines, Blue M Editor-in-Chief October 4, 2021

Homecoming, a time when people worry about who they are going to take or if they even plan to go. Next on the agenda is to create a grand gesture to ask; spend absurd amounts of time and money buying outfits,...

Pride plans new pep rally format

Amelia Knopp, Page Editor October 4, 2021

Manhattan High School Pride will be hosting a revamped fall Homecoming Pep Rally on Wednesday evening. Earlier this year, school administration was prepared to completely cancel the Pep Rally due to COVID-19...

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