Archive for 'Opinions'

Opinions:  Staff members choose their favorite Manhattan coffee shops

Opinions: Staff members choose their favorite Manhattan coffee shops

Staff members choose their favorite Manhattan coffee shops… To watch the video, click here. Video news package by Malea Karnes, Newspaper Copy Editor, and Kaiton Padget, Yearbook Academics Section Editor   [...]

Opinions:  Two staff members spread holiday cheer through favorite Christmas movies

Opinions: Two staff members spread holiday cheer through favorite Christmas movies

Two staff members spread holiday cheer through favorite Christmas movies… To watch the video, click here. Video news package by Spencer Dugan, News Editor in Chief, and Skyler Forge, Yearbook People Section Editor   [...]

Opinions:  ‘The Hate U Give’ film is enlightening and empowering

Opinions: ‘The Hate U Give’ film is enlightening and empowering

THUG LIFE is an acronym that the late rapper Tupac used in his lyrics, meaning “The hate u give little infants ***** everybody.” The movie adaptation of award-winning young adult novel, The Hate U Give, by [...]

Opinions:  New album by LANY provides nine popular, meaningful tracks

Opinions: New album by LANY provides nine popular, meaningful tracks

Isolating yourself from the world or eating ice cream for hours might be just a few things to help a heartbreak. For Paul Klein, however, writing a nine-track album, is the perfect remedy for a broken [...]

Opinions:  Staff member confused by girls’ behaviors

Opinions: Staff member confused by girls’ behaviors

Girls are confusing. To start with, girls talk trash on each other, then act like best friends later. Girls confuse me, and they should quit saying rude things about each other. For instance, I have multiple [...]

Opinions:  New movie, Instant Family, provides lessons on real-life situations

Opinions: New movie, Instant Family, provides lessons on real-life situations

Family, according to www.vocabulary.com, is a “primary social group; consisting parents and children.” You might define a family as a genetically related relationship, but for Pete and Ellie in the movie Instant Family, a family is [...]

Opinions:  High school building should be updated as new construction occurs

Opinions: High school building should be updated as new construction occurs

At first, students seemed to think it was a great idea to add an expansion to the school, but then some students realized that the renovation did not include the high school end. In November 2017, [...]

Opinions:  Students should not have homework beyond classwork

Opinions: Students should not have homework beyond classwork

There are many different opinions on whether or not students should have homework. Some believe homework is a very good way to work your memory on a certain subject while out of school, but I think [...]

Opinions:  Staff members review three newly opened restaurants in Manhattan

Opinions: Staff members review three newly opened restaurants in Manhattan

Staff members review three newly opened restaurants in Manhattan… To watch the video, click here. Video news package by Taylor Lembright, Yearbook Editor in Chief of Design, and Abby Ruder, Yearbook Editor in Chief of Copy   [...]

Opinions:  Staff members search for the best local car washes

Opinions: Staff members search for the best local car washes

Staff members search for the best local car washes… To watch the video, click here. Video news package by Josie Frederiksen, Yearbook Student Life Section Editor, and Allie Jensen, Yearbook Editor in Chief of Photography   [...]

Opinions:  Staff members discuss new books, movies and television shows during roundtable

Opinions: Staff members discuss new books, movies and television shows during roundtable

Staff members discuss new books, movies and television shows during roundtable… To watch the video, click here. Video news package by Josie Frederiksen, Yearbook Student Life Section Editor; Ethan Karnes, News Photo/Video Editor; Malea Karnes, News Copy Editor; [...]

Opinions:  Four staff members discuss high school, college and professional sports

Opinions: Four staff members discuss high school, college and professional sports

Four staff members discuss high school, college and professional sports… To watch the video, click here. Video news package by Karter Carlson, Yearbook Athletics Section Editor; Spencer Dugan, News Editor in Chief; Skyler Forge, Yearbook People Section Editor; [...]

Opinions: New Zealand pop star ‘Lorde’ comes to Kansas City for Melodrama tour

Opinions: New Zealand pop star ‘Lorde’ comes to Kansas City for Melodrama tour

As the lights lowered, a hush fell over the crowd, followed by a wave of applause and shouts. Thousands of fans waited in anticipation, as Lorde walked towards the front of the stage, grabbing the microphone [...]

Opinions: New ice cream, smoothie businesses offer excellent cold treats

Opinions: New ice cream, smoothie businesses offer excellent cold treats

On March 15, I took a trip to Manhattan for some cold refreshments from some new businesses. I first went to Pandora Rolled Ice Cream in Aggieville, then I went to Smoothie King on the west [...]

Opinions:  Community members want changes for dangerous intersection

Opinions: Community members want changes for dangerous intersection

Imagine being a junior in high school on your way to school, driving the same road that you have been taking since your seventh grade year. As you are waiting at a stop sign, you have [...]

Opinions:  Students suggest ideas for Spring Break adventures

Opinions: Students suggest ideas for Spring Break adventures

Spring Break is fast approaching, with it beginning on March 16. Spring Break is the last big break of the school year before summer, and because many of the students want to make the most of [...]

Opinions:  ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ offers intriguing mystery

Opinions: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ offers intriguing mystery

Murder on the Orient Express is an awesome movie that would keep all watchers on the edge of their seat wondering who caused the Murder of Ratchett the Gangster. My opinion of the movie is that [...]

Opinions:  Staffer reviews most recent addition to ‘Star Wars’ franchise

Opinions: Staffer reviews most recent addition to ‘Star Wars’ franchise

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the eighth movie in the Star Wars saga franchise and the second movie in the trilogy. At the end of [...]

Opinions:  Is social media positive or negative?

Opinions: Is social media positive or negative?

When making a decision, it can be very difficult without knowing the pros and cons of the situation. The more information that someone has when making their decision could really affect his or her thoughts, especially [...]

Opinions:  Staffer highlights his favorite albums of 2017

Opinions: Staffer highlights his favorite albums of 2017

It is that time of year again, in which we reflect on the choices we have made and the choices we will make. Unless, you are me, in which case this time of year means one [...]