General Education credits should be reviewed

Julianna Poe, Copy Editor

February 4, 2019

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Picture yourself having finally graduated from high school and about to go to college, ready to take classes in your field of study. But there’s one problem. General Education credits. General Education credits, or Gen Ed for sho...

Say no more to enabling behaviors

Meredith Comas, Online Editor-and-Chief

February 4, 2019

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This column is in based on a story published in The Washington Post. To view the story that prompted the below message, go to the link below: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/national/wp/2019/01/19/feature/the-man-who-stood-behind-trump/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.9eee4c794a22.  My fellow Kansans, I write to you today in anguish of the...

Are records coming back?

Madison Ritz, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019

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Personally, I think vinyl records are coming back. After making an unexpected disappearance in the early 2000s, vinyl records are officially becoming a trend once again. Before Christmas, I simply asked my parents for a record player ...

Wildlife-centered media vital to protection of animals

Kaitlin Clark, Print Editor-in-Chief

January 28, 2019

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Vulnerability comes in many forms, but animals are particularly susceptible to the cruelty of others. With no way to defend themselves from humans, wild animals are killed, sold and traded every day. Activists and foundations ...

Government shutdown irresponsible

Kris Long, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019

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The longest government shutdown in American history is finally over. At least for the time being, politicians have agreed. The government will reopen with no funding for Donald Trump’s wall. Trump was determined to to build his wall, a...

Misled information in media creates problems for everyone

Brianna Carmack, Opinions Editor

January 28, 2019

Filed under Editorial, Opinions

Nowadays with a wide spectrum of different types of technology, news is recorded across all forms of media. Whether it’s visually or written in words there is a story or viral video put out every day. But, sometimes, those stor...

Make your life mean something

Meredith Comas, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 15, 2019

Filed under Opinions

Hello, reader. It’s been some time since I’ve greeted you on this page, as just myself. It brings back nostalgic memories of excitement brought by seeing my name on a freshly printed paper, speaking my mind on topics that...

Increased security has potential for preventing drug use of teens

Brianna Carmack, Opinions Editor

January 15, 2019

Filed under Editorial, Opinions

One’s teenage years, while full of exciting and fun, can also be the beginning of an everlasting addiction. Even though it's always been a problem for teens, it seems like drug use has been increasing in popularity to the point wher...

Are records coming back?

Madison Ritz, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019

Filed under Opinions

Personally, I think vinyl records are coming back. After making an unexpected disappearance in the early 2000s, vinyl records are officially becoming a trend once again. Before Christmas, I simply asked my parents for a record player ...

Letter to the Editor

January 15, 2019

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Dec. 11, 2018   Dear Editor of the Manhattan High School Mentor: Re: your article “Recycling to better environments” by Features Editor Hannah Heger, Hannah makes an impressive case that improper disposal of food waste is very, very bad. She does not say where proper food waste di...

University, Community, or Gap Year?

Tara Wood, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018

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Skipping a university to attend community college or take a gap year has a negative connotation, but I want to dispel the common myth that students can’t be successful without going straight from high school to a university. ...

Public title should not dictate opinions

Sophia Comas, Sports Editor

December 11, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinions

Public image in a world where almost nothing else seems to matter is a driving force for the way society as a whole perceives people. Every aspect of a public figure or official’s life is plopped under a microscope for common f...

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