Foreign language classes lack diversity

Madison Ritz, Blue M Student Life Editor

March 2, 2020

At Manhattan High, we have our standard three foreign language classes: German, French and Spanish.  I discovered that those three are the only ones available when I was looking for classes to take for my senior year, a...

Climate crisis creates opportunity

Will Bannister, Guest Writer

February 24, 2020

The climate crisis is the greatest challenge that faces the generation currently attending Manhattan High School.  This rings true despite a student's economic or social class, gender, ethnicity or political views. Althou...

Extra hours not efficient way to make up snow days

Rachel Edie, Business Manager

January 27, 2020

As the second month of 2020 approaches, the Manhattan-Ogden district has already used up its three snow days for the 2019-2020 school year. The first snow day appeared on the 16th of Dec. The second snow day was spaced apart and t...

“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 ...

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 th...

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 hearin...

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, tha...

Student-led conferences don’t work

Andrew Davis, Staff Photographer

September 23, 2019

The student-led conferences are not effective. The topics discussed in the conference do not come up outside the room and what is spoken in the conference stays in the conference. They are not worth the time given in preparation f...

Trauma is not competition

Katya Tarabrina, Organizations Editor

September 9, 2019

So often we hear people complain about things that are going on in their lives or things they went through in the past. We are traumatized by the things that happen to us. Every single situation can affect someone differently ...

Physicality not definitive of sports

Julianna Poe, Sports Editor

September 9, 2019

If you’ve said that golf, dance, cheer or bowling are not sports, this article is for your critical eye.  One may say that if an activity is not physically challenging, then it is just a game.  However, from...

Welcome to the pursuit of truth and education

Meredith Comas, Print Editor-in-Chief

August 12, 2019

Dear reader,   I’ve sat at this computer for hours, desperately trying to formulate the most magnificent and iridescent line of words that would, within the word-count allotted, change your entire mindscape on a subj...

Boris Johnson unfit to be British prime minister

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

August 7, 2019

British prime minister Boris Johnson, the man president Donald Trump has dubbed “Britain Trump,” is taking up residence in 10 Downing Street this afternoon, and is completely unfit to be there.  The similarity between the two leaders is st...

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