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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...

High college tuition has negatively contributed students

Mbofo Ndou, Indian Insider Producer/Director

November 4, 2019

College tuition is at one of the highest rates America has seen. The average American family, according to College Data, spends about 102,480 or more depending on the major of their student in college tuition fees. After college, if...

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 ...

Esports beneficial to high schoolers

Gabe Jernigan, Technology Manager

November 4, 2019

Since 2002, competitive gaming -- also known as esports -- has gained an extraordinary amount of popularity with the release of Xbox Live. To be more specific, esports are more popular and beneficial to high schoolers because they ...

Negative media coverage of films unnecessary

Gavin Gaston, Staff Videographer

October 7, 2019

In light of the release of DC Comics new film, “Joker,” media coverage has been overwhelmingly negative since its debut. Unlike the media, I don’t see any reason for such negativity. The plain truth is that media isn’t the...

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...

Halloween celebrations unnecessarily banned in schools

Rachel Edie, Business Manager

October 7, 2019

In elementary school, I remember Halloween day being one of my favorite days of the year.  We would get all excited and dress up in costumes that we would wear later that night. The night before my parents and I would g...

Burnout and the real causes of senioritis

Hannah Heger, Trending Editor

October 7, 2019

  Students nowadays have stress coming from everywhere; whether it be from college applications, homework, jobs or just simply existing in a more stressful world. Modern students are coming up with more and more ways to jus...

Global climate strike worthy of attention

Kyla Barnett, Features Editor

September 23, 2019

The first of multiple climate strikes in over 150 countries began on Friday during the week-long Global Climate Strike. Students from all over the world left class to march for the climate three days before a UN emergency clim...

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...

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 ...

Mike Pompeo inadequate for Senate

Sophia Comas, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 16, 2019

Because the current political climate has dictated that our generation have a newfound focus on voting, it seems more than necessary for us to examine who we’re voting for. It seems even more prevalent now, given that U.S. Secretary of S...

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