College Freshman Essentials help make life a little easier

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

May 24, 2018


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As seniors move on from high school and graduation day approaches, many may be worrying about what a college freshman actually needs. There are dorms to decorate, classes to prepare for and instant noodles to learn how to make. If you’re one who’s been a little on the “what to expect” side, ...

Students from Class of 2018 share some wise words

Elizabeth Alexander, Trending Editor

May 24, 2018


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As the 2017-18 school year wraps up, the Class of 2018 are getting ready to say their goodbyes while leaving big shoes to be filled by their underclassmen peers. When it comes to surviving high school, there is a lot to consider, and every single senior at Manhattan High School has different tips an...

Students study effectively

Megan Klug, Blue M Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2018


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  Location. Location is a key element to studying. It is important for students to find a place where they are able to focus on the material in front of them. For most teenagers, their room is not an ideal spot to study. Due to the mental association with your room, it makes it harder to s...

Finding motivation to finish strong

Jacob Clanton, Print Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2018


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Near the end of the semester, it becomes difficult to stay focused on education. Many students neglect to do work, switching to coast mode instead. “The end is near,” they say. “Why should I care?” Keeping up the intensity to finish with the grades you want is important. To do that, you have...

Conspiracy ties celebrities with the Illuminati

Mason Alberto, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


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If your favorite celebrity distracts you from the negative things in your life then they might be associated with the Illuminati.   There’s a conspiracy theory that the Illuminati is using celebrities in a secret society to distract us from the bad things in our life. The Illuminati is an E...

Government leaves toxic trails

Maddy Gleason, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


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Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered why planes leave a streak of white clouds behind them? What are they for? What makes that happen? Well, you may be witnessing toxic chemicals being released from the plane are called Chemical Trails. According to The Keith Group from Harvard Univers...

Mattress Firms, do they truly sell mattresses?

Kami Bussmann, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


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Driving around other towns, you probably don’t realize how many Mattress Firms are in that town and even on the same street! There is a conspiracy theory that the stores are truly money laundering places. The theory basically states that the stores don’t truly exist and mattress selling is a cover...

Memory distortions explained

Leah Beyer, Blue M Academics Editor

April 26, 2018


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Have you ever remembered something so clearly for years only to find out that you were completely wrong? According to a study published by the National Academy of Science, “Memory distortions are basic and widespread in humans, and it may be unlikely that anyone is immune.” However, there is ano...

Why People Believe in Conspiracy

Megan Klug, Blue M Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2018


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An elite group of celebrities in the Illuminati are running the government. The moon landing was filmed in Hollywood and never actually happened. John F. Kennedy’s was assassinated by more than one shooter. No, these aren’t facts. However, there are many people that believe these conspiracy theori...

Protect Your Info

Kami Bussmann, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


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In this day and age everyone is on the internet, and technology is making it easier for people to access different things, even unwanted things such as personal information. The idea that someone can steal your identity is on the scarier side of incidents that go on all around the world. Identity t...

Catfishing can lead to regrettable results

Elizabeth Alexander, Trending Editor

April 17, 2018


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The term ‘catfish’ in modern society does not only carry the meaning of an aquatic creature often found in lakes and creeks, primarily hunted for food. Internet catfish are individuals who mask themselves as other people or create personas to impersonate online and trick people who they intera...

Facebook founder in hot water following scandal

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

April 17, 2018


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Facebook has been a widely-used social media app since its public launch in 2006. It was the first of many apps to connect people from all around the world in one place: the internet. Even today, Facebook remains the most popular social media site, just above Facebook-owned Instagram. However, recentl...

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