WorkKeys should be valued by students

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

March 2, 2020

For the first time this year, MHS administered a free ACT WorkKeys test to all Manhattan High juniors who did not opt out of the program along with the regular ACT test. As the test was on an opt-out basis, more students who don’...

Selective enrollment needs to change

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

February 24, 2020

Tribe, the Manhattan High spirit club, recently announced they plan to change their admissions process to be more similar to a club. MHS has a number of “special admission classes,” including Interpersonal Skills, Wide Hori...

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 ...

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 sh...

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 connectio...

Students need to be more aware of companies they support

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

December 10, 2019

TikTok, a popular social media app used by much of Manhattan High’s student body, is again wrapped up in controversy after suspending teenage Feroza Aziz’s account for expressing anti-Chinese political views, a claim that T...

Northwestern student newspaper apology unwarranted

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

November 18, 2019

The Daily, Northwestern University’s student run newspaper, has faced backlash in the wake of the controversy involving their coverage of a student protest against a speech given by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The pape...

New school board should prioritize student voices

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

November 11, 2019

Last Tuesday's elections voted in a new USD 383 school board and the results brought both experienced and new candidates to the board for their four-year term. Members Kristin Brighton and Brandy Santos were elected for their firs...

School justified in taking drastic action to enforce vaccine requirement

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

November 4, 2019

Dec. 2. That’s the deadline for all Manhattan High students to get up to date on their vaccinations or face what the USD 383 school district is dubbing “exclusion” from all school activities, including physically attending ...

School justified in closing vending machines during school day

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

October 7, 2019

On Sept. 25, signs have appeared on some of Manhattan High’s soda vending machines stating: “This machine is available from 3:05 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. --per federal regulations off from 12:00 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.” Much of the stud...

Students need to take drills more seriously

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

September 23, 2019

There have been more than just safety drills for students at Manhattan High this year. The school has had three secure campuses, one quasi-lockdown and two evacuations due to a suspected fire this year. Along with that, MHS has ...

StuCo clubs rules unnecessarily harsh, involved

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

September 16, 2019

Student Council's new regulations for club reports might make sense to StuCo leaders but are unfair to smaller clubs and those with fewer events or narrow missions outside of service projects.  Last week, StuCo passed reinforced and revam...

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