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April 20, 2012 Manhattan High volume 99 issue 22

Page 2: Hazing, Healthy diet, Violent videos Page 3: Purple Swirl, 12 Angry Jurors, FUMA debut Blue Notes Dillons performance Page 4: Softball, Girls Swimming, Track and Field, Tennis, Baseball Page 5: Dillons vs. HyVee, Holocaust survivor, Sam Gray Page 6: State Legislator speaks to freshman

Decision 2012 StuCo, student body prepares to elect prospective officers for the 2012-2013 school year. Juniors Logan Sutton and Sophie Wang run against Patrick Day and Naomi McClendon for the Student Body President and Vice President position. Photos by Cole Anneberg

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CULTURAL DAY Sarah Shi staff writer

Exposure to the food, culture and traditions of other countries was the purpose of the Cultural Day at Kansas State University last Friday. Members of Manhattan High School’s American Field Service and Heritage Panel attended the event. “The environment was ecstatic and interesting because we go to learn about new countries and their traditions,” senior Grishma Pradhan said. Cultural Day continued on Page 6

CHEER Kori Bridegam staff writer Last Monday through Thursday next year’s potential cheer team had their tryouts. With three days to practice, the first official tryout was held on Thursday. “The first three days are to prepare and the last day is for individual tryouts,” junior Kathryn Everett said. According to Everett, on the final tryout day each candidate had to do a cheer, a chant, a dance and jumps in front of a panel of judges. Head coach Jenna Latta said, ”So far I am expecting quite a bit out of the girls next year. They look promising and did really well at tryouts.” Cheer continued on Page 6

PROM Cole Anneberg news editor Prom tickets are now on sale during both lunches until April 27 in the commons. Seniors’ tickets are free, juniors’ are $15 each and sophomore and guest tickets are $20 each. “We extended the deadline to make sure that everything went smoothly. It’s been going pretty well,” Junior Class President Jackson Hubler Dayton said. This year’s theme, “Electric Midnight Forest,” was unofficially inspired by James Cameron’s “Avatar.” “The original inspiration wasn’t from ‘Avatar’ but it ended up looking like that,” HublerDayton said. “We just wanted to shake things up this year and make it a nontraditional prom by picking something that was fun and trendy.”

Jimmy Risberg copy editor The school year is flying by, and amidst prom preparations and graduation announcements comes one more year-end box to check: Student Council elections. Seniors Shawn Sheu, Student Body Vice President and Chairperson of Elections, and Cole Anneberg, Student Body President, have been busy ensuring that everything goes off without a hitch. “There’s a lot of pressure to make sure everything goes right,” Anneberg said. “With

the changes being made to the process this year, making sure that everything goes right is a greater challenge than usual.” The biggest change in procedure this year is the transition of the actual voting to advisory period the day following the candidates’ speeches. “[It provides] formality and consistency and a more practical way of voting,” Anneberg said. The officers hope that a change in voting procedure will help keep things in order and prevent some of the chaos associated with voting in previous years. “We’re really excited about

these changes,” Anneberg said. “It’s always been like tossing ballots out into the crowd and unleashing a demon on the school.” Before the votes are cast, the candidates will have a chance to make their case to the student body. On Tuesday, the StuCo hopefuls will give their speeches before their classmates in Rezac Auditorium. Each candidate will have an introduction to the crowd, detailing their school involvement, leadership experience and personal accolades. Following the introductions,

each candidate will give their prepared speeches to convince their peers of why they’re the best person for the job. The candidates will then be asked a question -- unbeknownst to them prior -- to answer in front of the crowd. Juniors Naomi McClendon and Patrick Day are running for President and Vice President together against juniors Sophie Wang and Logan Sutton. Both duos feel confident about the campaign to come. “I know I can do whatever needs to be done,” Wang said. “I may not be the hero that MHS deserves, but I’m the one

that it needs,” McClendon said. Juniors Emma Miller and Ellen Feng are both up for Student Body Treasurer. The competitors are looking forward to the race ahead of them. “It’ll be a good competition,” Miller said. “I just hope my sparkling charm wins over the student body.” As all candidates prepare to represent the best MHS has to offer, all those interested are motivated and well-qualified. “I really think what it comes down to is experience, connectability and enthusiasm,” Anneberg said.

Students go green for Earth Week Cole Anneberg news editor Many Manhattan High student groups celebrated Earth Week this week by holding various activities. Earth Club had a pledge table during lunch. The table was set up to encourage students to pledge how they will help save the environment by going green for the Billion Acts of Green. About 50 students signed the pledge on Tuesday alone. “Being able to take care of the Earth is a good thing,” Earth Club vice president Nicholas Donohoue said. “Let’s keep our world clean.” Earth club representative Kayla McClintock agreed with Donohoue and also signed the pledge. “I love the Earth and I want to keep it clean,” she said. “We need to be more conscious of

what we do to our environment, especially here in Manhattan.” Earth Club also held its T-shirt sign up for the student body. The T-shirts, containing the phrase “#LIVING,” have a strong message. “It celebrates the life of our planet for all of nature and its people,” McClintock said. In years past, Earth Club has organized an “Earth Dinner,” consisting of a locally grown and organic meal prepared by Earth Club for MHS and the public. This fouryear tradition will not take place this spring, but is being held

until the fall to take advantage of local produce and foods. “We have some really dedicated members,” Earth Club president Shawn Sheu said. Another student group that participated in Earth Week was the National Honor Society, which held an Earth Day fundraiser. The club sold a wide range of goods such as organic food, plants and bulbs, recycled items and organic soaps. For every $100 the club raises, the company they fund raise from will donate bulbs and

We need to be more conscious of what we do to our environment, especially here in Manhattan. --McClintock

Junior Patrick Day pledges to go green at the “Billion acts of Green” pledge table on Thursday. The pledge table was organized by Earth Club vice president Nicholas Donohoue, who stated “We had a great turnout, lots of people have been coming to pledge.” Photo by Cole Anneberg

trees to the school to plant. “This fundraiser has been pretty successful for the last few years,” NHS sponsor Regina Harden said. “So we’re hoping that we’ll do good this year.”

The money that NHS raises from the fundraiser will go to senior scholarships and a Worlds of Fun trip to take place at the end of the year.

THAT THING THEY CALL GOING GREEN Ways you can help minimize your carbon footprint |By Cole Anneberg GREEN THUMB


Planting one tree, such as the common Maple, can absorb 15.05 kg of CO2 from our atmosphere per year, totalling about 1,510 kg of CO2 over the course of its life.

Eating only local meats reduces the energy and monetary cost of bringing food to the market. Eating fish as an alternative takes less energy to raise and is healthier for you.



Recycling things such as paper, plastic or metal preserves the Earth’s natural resources. Did you know that most paper products can be recycled five to seven times?

Limiting your water usage by taking shorter showers or fixing leaky faucets can conserve water in an era where water is precious. In fact, a standard shower uses about 3.5 gal/min.


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April 20, 2012 Manhattan High

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Healthy eating leads to a healthy you The editorial covers a topic that is discussed by the entire staff and is written by one writer. It forms our overall opinion on the subject. Stop for a moment and ask yourself a question: when was the last time you were asked at a doctor’s appointment what food you eat every day? Are you drawing a blank? That’s because most doctors are there to write you a pre-

scription, not get at the root cause of your health problems. They make money, the pharmaceutical companies make money, the insurance companies make money when they tell you you’re not covered, all while the main factor in determining your health -- what you eat -- is ignored. Allow “The Mentor” to let you in on a little secret: while this country has developed a faux obsession with nutrition in the past 10 years, healthy food will never be the most mainstream or accessible option unless the establishment wants it to be. The way most folks feel is

that they can either buy garbage food loaded with preservatives for cheap or organic vegetables for $9. That actually isn’t the case, but the meat industry that pumps their product with antibiotics every day doesn’t want you to know that. The things that we assume are good for us (fruits, vegetables, red meat) are in actuality full of crap that is seriously detrimental to your health. It’s not global warming, lack of exercise, or skipping your flu shot this year that’s the most likely to kill you. It’s what you’re eating. Getting your adequate daily servings of fruits and veg-

fraternities. High school is a time when the brain begins to mature and a psychological incident that occurs in high school can affect a student for the rest of his life. Hazing can include forcing a student to say rude things, or dress inappropriately in public. A fine line must be drawn between “harmless fun” and “hazing.” I think that the real difference between “hazing” and a “team-bonding experience,” as state above, is whether or not the said player is indeed forced upon the task. If it’s something simple, such as dressing up or asking someone a silly question, it is really not necessary to call this hazing. By participating in a silly activity that doesn’t even force players to participate, the label of “hazing” does not give justice to the actual cases of hazing. Being able to be with your friends and act silly is harmless fun. When a player is injured or forced to digest illegal substances, that is not

just “fun.” It is the duty of the school system to be able to differentiate between these two, instead of just pulling the plug on all the great team bonding experiences that endure. It’s not fair to take away experiences from future players of the sport if no one is being forced to do something and no one has a real complaint. If someone does have a complaint they should openly be able to talk to the team about and solve the problem without ruining the fun for the whole team. If a player does have a problem, they should be given the chance to not participate without thinking twice. Hazing is not something to be taken lightly, but it is also something that needs to be separated from harmless fun. If the hazee’s parents are notified and the player isn’t forced to do something they refuse to do, it is not fair to call this hazing and to eliminate the yearly ritual of team bonding.

gies? Enjoy some complimentary sulfur dioxide. Check your condiment packages. There is probably a chemical in there that causes asthma attacks. Last year, “60 Minutes” ran a story that exposed food companies for purposefully making artificial preservatives and sweeteners addictive. Greedy companies who exist only to make a profit don’t care that food additives are catalysts for obesity and diseases, only that you’ll buy it. A flavor expert told the “60 Minutes” reporter that the goal of additives is not only to preserve or sweeten but also to give “a burst in the be-

ginning and maybe a finish that doesn’t linger too much, so that you want more of it.” Some sources still say that there is no sufficient proof that artificial preservatives are a leading cause to health problems. There are no medical professionals currently on staff at The Mentor, but we can all agree that we would rather not consume something that ends in “oxide.” If artificial sweeteners can be used as insect repellent, your colon probably isn’t loving it either. Eating natural food is the best and easiest way to better your health. Give it a shot.

Hits and Line between hazing Question of the Week and fun blurred Misses Who would be your dream

Hit: “The Hunger Games” made history this weekend, making $21.5 million in its fourth straight box-office win, the most consecutive No. 1 finishes.

Hit: One month left until the seniors graduate.

All of the Kardashian sisters. Eli Herrera, sophomore

Spongebob because we would do the Spongebob together. Then he would treat me to Krabby Patties. Killian Gorman, junior

Michael Cera.

Miss: Snooki has a clothing line “in the works” featuring baby clothes. Lucky for her she can fit in them.

Jacob Denny, freshman

Hit: Yesterday was National High-five Day. Get it? This is a hit? Haaa.

A hooker. I wouldn’t have to take her to dinner.

Miss: Dick Clark passed away at the age of 82. Does this mean everyone will forget about Whitney Houston?

staff writer Is hazing really just a bunch of harmless pranks? Or is it an abuse of violation of authority and power? Hazing can be defined as the “force to perform strenuous, humiliating or embarrassing tasks.” But the real question is, if the student is not forced into the so-called task, would it still be considered hazing? In my opinion, no. I think that sometimes these supposed cases of “hazing” are indeed just harmless fun, but nonetheless I still see harmful consequences in hazing and in no way would promote this behavior. Hazing began way back in the 1600s but didn’t begin causing major problems until the last two decades. Not only do high school clubs and sports teams take part in hazing, so do many colleges and

prom date ?

Kaitlin Wichmann

Rachell Böhl, senior

Someone that will say yes.

Edgar Chambers, junior

Too-personal videos violate family privacy the Mentor staff My generation continues to another. amaze me with its immaturity It’s concerning that such a and ignorance, but it never reallarge number of people make ly hit me until I read comments. it a point to search these intiIt’s not just our generation. mate last moments. Granted, I People of all ages find entertainonly saw the video of Morosini opinions editor ment in the most inappropriate because the title was in Italthings and it’s ridiculous. The ian and I didn’t understand. Last Saturday, Livorno midfamilies of these But if I were fielder Piermario Morosini died have to deal a member of after suffering cardiac arrest Having the video people with their deaths the family, I’d on the field during his team’s online serves every day, while we feel extremely Series B match at Pescara. He sit online and watch violated. Havas a constant was only 25 years old. the videos again ing the video Two years ago, in the 2010 reminder for an and again. There online serves Winter Olympics, luge slider are better, more already-grieving Nodar Humaritashvili died after as a constant entertaining and reminder for crashing during a training run family. appropriate things and hitting a metal pole. He was an alreadyto watch. Maybe try grieving 21. finding that kitten family. Stone’s In July 2011, Shannon Stone that’s scared of its reflection, or reached over the railing to catch son could be browsing YouTube the baby that laughs at the noise 10 years from now and stumble a baseball at a Texas Rangers ripping paper makes. Not only across the video of him and his game and fell 20 feet to his are these actually entertaining dad. death. Not only was Stone just and funny, they’re also a safe The comments can be even 29 years old, his young son worse. Below Morosini’s video, alternative to something that watched as it happened. could potentially traumatize thousands argued about whethAll of these tragedies were er soccer should even be consid- someone. The families and decaught on tape and made their ceased deserve our respect. ered a sport. With an occasional way around the Internet. Millions of people watched as each “RIP” sandwiched between insults, his passing seemed almost one suffered and the comment irrelevant. wars were raged, one after

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Entertainment April 20, 2012 Manhattan High

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Ben Shields staff writer Sixteen student actors are testing their dramatic capabilities with this year’s spring play, “12 Angry Jurors.” The show opened yesterday at 7 p.m. in Manhattan High School’s Rezac Auditorium. The play is based on author Reginald Rose’s personal experiences with jury duty. The drama tells the story of a boy who is on trial for murdering his father. A jury of 12 examines the case for three days, debating his innocence. If found guilty, he will receive the death penalty. It takes place in the early 1960s, not long before the Kennedy assassination. Linda Uthoff, head of the MHS drama department and director of “12 Angry Jurors,” addressed the themes in the story. “[The play] is not just about the jury system and how it works, but also about when people are thrown into a room with strangers and having to make a joint decision,” she said. “Sometimes you discover things

the last person say, and how are you going to react?” “It’s a quick conversation play,” sophomore Ethan Schmidt, cast as one of the jurors, said. “It’s difficult to go back and forth as if it were a really intense conversation.” The format that Uthoff chose for this play is very unique. It is called thrust stage. Three sides of the stage extend into the audience, creating a more intimate dynamic between the crowd and the performers. Many of Shakespeare’s works employed this method. “I think [the kids] have enjoyed the style,” Uthoff said. “The challenge is to create the audience space. There will be limited seating -- I am hoping for 90 seats.” The costumes are vintage ‘60s, and most were already The cast from The 12 Angry Jurors has their first dress rehearsal. The cast has been practicing diligently for the past few included in the drama departweeks. Photo by Tristan Knott ment’s own collection, though some students brought in items about yourself you didn’t even tables on stage, both of which es. they found. know -- prejudices, how much came from the old library) “They have done very well, “12 Angry Jurors” has anstress you can take. The actors and intense, fast-paced diaespecially considering some of other performance tonight and have to re-examine themselves.” logue. Uthoff anticipated that them are brand new to all this,” tomorrow, both at 7 p.m. “12 Angry Jurors” is charthis would be challenging for she said. “They’ve had to learn “Come,” Schmidt said. “It acterized by a minimalist set her students but seemed very how to listen. It’s what is called will be good.” design (there are only two pleased with their performanc- interior monologue. What did

FUMA focuses on recording debut Shawn Sheu entertainment editor Good news for local music lovers -- FUMA, the winner of this year’s Battle of the Bands, has big plans for its future. The band is currently in the process of recording its first album, titled “Feed Color to the Kids.” The CD will be available sometime this year, and will be sold at the band’s performances. The album, which has been in the making for about a year, features seven songs including “Stumblin,” “Operation Black Boat,” “From Wolf to Moon,” “Feed Color to the Kids,” “Let the Credits Roll,” and “As I Walk Down Back of the Movie Theatre.” All the songs are

originals, written collaboratively by the group, which consists of senior Noah Schmidt on lead guitar and vocals, and juniors Finn Mahoney on bass and vocals and Naomi McClendon on keyboard and vocals. “We lost Konrad due to complications,” Schmidt said, “so we are recording with K.R. Azad. After this CD is done, our new drummer will be Albert Cochrane.” The band describes its genre as “alternative, Indie rock, synth pop and experimental” and has gained a large local fanbase after playing at local venues and events such as Sisters of Sound and Battle of the Bands. Its vibrant, unique sound makes FUMA what many would con-

sider a significant component of Manhattan’s music scene. Following the recording of its album, FUMA plans to play in bigger venues in Salina, Wichita, Kansas City, Topeka and Lawrence. “This summer we are planning on writing a lot of new songs,” Schmidt said. Schmidt encourages those interested in FUMA to keep updated with the band through its Facebook page. Even though Schmidt will be graduating from Manhattan High this year, he said the band plans on staying together. Schmidt will be attending KState and will continue to be a part of Manhattan’s developing music scene.

Auditions attract musical talent The judging panel, consisting of teachers Judy McClendon, Nancy Monical and Joel Gittle, Manhattan High School is saw more than 25 acts across home to a staggering amount of the three days of auditions. talent, and we’re set to see some Nearly all acts that come of that talent very soon. forward are vocal or instrumenAuditions were held Monday, tal acts, much to the chagrin of Tuesday and Wednesday after Gittle, who would like to some school for the annual MHS Vari- non-musical students come ety Show, a showcase of talents forward. ranging from a cappella ensem“I know there are students bles to individuals on guitar. that are magicians, I know there Jimmy Risberg copy editor

Senior Daniel Dissmore tries out for the Variety Show with his bandmates. Photo by Tristan Knott

are students who can juggle,” Gittle said. “I don’t like to see it turn into the not-so-variety show.” One hopeful is an old favorite, Conquering Your Gravity. If they make it in, the Variety Show will be the band’s first public performance since former front man Ty Mares moved away. The guys will come out to make their first show back as successful as their previous shows. Although the lead singer has changed, Conquering Your Gravity has maintained the sound that earned them their popularity to begin with. “It’s all about the music for us,” junior bass player Claib Harris said. Juniors Alec Schlotzhauer and Natalie Shank will be performing “Viva la Sauna Svedese” on saxophones, accompanied by Kareem Tippan on drums. The group has been practicing several times a week and looks forward to showing their peers what they’ve got. Results of the auditions were posted yesterday and the Variety Show will take place Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5, in Rezac Auditorium at MHSW.

Blue Notes ‘markets’ talent

Jazz Band performs at Dillons grand opening musical acts included a string quartet and the K-State marching band, which marched through the store’s aisles. Amongst the chaotic hustle The ensemble consisted of and bustle of frazzled shoppers, visitors at the grand opening of seniors Ethan Pauls on guitar, Daniel Dissmore on trumpet, the Westloop Dillons had the Phillip Dix on trombone, junior opportunity to enjoy a perforTyler Cochrane on piano, Carly mance given by a small ensemble of players from the Blue Tracz on bass and Kareem Tippan on drumset. All of the Notes Jazz Band. The group played for an hour at the Dillons students are members of Blue Notes except Tippan, who filled entrance. in for senior JR Davis. “It went really well,” senior The group played six popular Daniel Dissmore said, “There jazz songs, after being handed were a lot of people watching, the sheet music on the Friday and a lot of enthusiasm.” According to Dissmore, other Continued on page 6 Shawn Sheu entertainment editor

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Director’s verdict: spring play challenges actors

Purple Swirl a sweet surprise Taylor Weisman staff writer I was driving down through West Loop shopping center looking for a good place to cool down and eat something sweet. I discovered a place called the Purple Swirl, a frozen yogurt shop, near the bank next to the new Dillons grocery store. As I walked into the Purple Swirl I instantly noticed the comfortable atmosphere. Purple walls, comfy and exotic chairs, free internet, refreshing room temperature and the employees that were working looked happy to help me. The two employees who were working greeted me and asked if it was my first time here. They instructed me on the use of the frozen yogurt machines. They were very helpful and friendly people who made Continued on page 6

Kansas State University Bands Upcoming Events Wednesday, April 25th Concert Band and University Band 7:30 pm Tuesday, April 26th Wind Ensemble 7:30 pm Saturday, May 5th Drumline Day Saturday, May 5th KSUMB Auxiliary Auditions June 10th-14th K-State Summer Music Camp July 8th-11th K-State Leadership Camp

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Sports April 20, 2012 Manhattan High

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Sports Notes Girls Soccer Kassidy Scroggs sports editor

The Lady Indians traveled to the Overland Park to take on the Blue Valley West Jaguars this past Tuesday. The team was unable to come out with a win for this game. They fell to West, 5-0. The Jaguars are currently ranked as the no. 5 team in the state and no. 4 in class 6A. The Lady Indians still had a chance to pull through going into the second half as they were just down by two but they were unable to finish any shots on goal. The Jaguars found the back of the goal three more times before time expired. Tonight the Lady Indians take on the Wichita East Blue Aces at Anneberg Park at 4:30 p.m. East is ranked no. 1 in the Greater Wichita Athletic League with seven overall wins and two losses. The Blue Aces only losses are to Dodge City in overtime, 2-1, and Hutchinson during the Titan Classic in Wichita. On Tuesday, East took on Wichita West and came away with an overwhelming victory of 8-0.

Track and Field Tristan Knott staff writer

Last Friday, the Manhattan High track team took gold in nine events on home soil. Starting with the girls, senior Mary Jo Massanet took first in the female shot put with a distance of 41' 7" and sophomore Stephanie Shanower placed second with a 34' toss. In the female discus, Massanet placed first with a throw of 125'1". Shanower followed in second, and freshman Kylie James in third. The 4x800 relay team composed of freshman Rachel Beach, junior Blake Fingalsen, freshman Megan Ochoa, and junior Emilie Liebe placed first with a time of 10:02.12. Sophomore Alaina Shroeder took first in the 1600m run with a time of 5:18.09. Shroeder later on placed third in the 3200m run. In the 800m run, Emilie Liebe placed first with a run of 2:26:53, while junior Rejoyce Bryant placed third in the 300m hurdles. In the boys shot put, senior Terrale Johnson threw a winning continued on page 6

Double Header Mhs Indians take game one, Seaman vikings capture game two Taylor Weisman staff writer On Tuesday afternoon the Manhattan High baseball team faced off against the Seaman High Vikings. Despite a promising 2-0 win in game one the Indians were out-played in game two losing 9-0. The Tribe now sits at 9-3 on the season and is still considered a major threat in the Centennial League. This season the Tribe's offense was supposed to be the bright spot for this team but on Tuesday that didn't show as the Tribe only managed to put up two runs in two games. Offensively there are many things the Tribe must work on. Junior Jake Priddle said hitting and being more consistent at the mound are the priorities. In game one of the series the Tribe showed solid defense allowing no runs to the Vikings but only managed to score two runs in a 2-0 victory for the Indians. The Tribe's defense was the highlight for game one. However in game two the Tribe would lose its defensive intensity. The Indian's offensive struggles would continue into game two as they were held scoreless. In addition to offensive strug-

Freshman Jesse Steinbring watches the ball all the way in while at bat during the junior varsity home game against the Seaman Vikings. Junior Varsity split the double header with the Vikings. Photo by Carly Tracz

gles the Indians defense would prove ineffective against the Vikings offense allowing nine runs. MHS went on to lose the final game of the series 9-0.

"In game one Derek (Francis) pitched well but we didn't hit as well as we could have," senior Trey Francis said. "In game two we didn't hit well. They had a

Softball stumbles after Hayden sweep Lindsey Goff editor in chief The softball team has experienced both a win and a loss in the last week. After beating Hayden at home with wins of 4-1 and 12-4 the girls were brought down to reality with a loss against Seaman. The girls lost 10-0 in the first game and 7-6 for the second game. The girls had been on a bit of a winning streak after beating Hayden, Highland, and Emporia in the past weeks. The girls came into the Hayden game ready to win. With junior Tyler Hoyt injured junior Jenna Stigge filled in as shortstop. The girls adjusted well defensively in both games. During the second game the Indians were up 4-1 in the top of the sixth when the Hayden catcher hit a stand up double for three runs batted in. The hit tied the game until the Indians had a chance to answer back. "We batted around and got

eight runs in that inning," Bridegam said. The girls were really proud of themselves Hayden has been a team that the ladies have had their eye on for awhile. "It was good, we played really well as a team. We came together and played for one another," sophomore Aubrey Jung said. The game against Seaman didn't go as planned. "We came out and we just weren't mentally prepared," Bridegam said. Junior Allison Devlin pitched the first game and the team was run-ruled at the bottom of the sixth with a score of 10-0. "We played really well, our hitting just wasn't falling in," Jung said. During the second game the girls made sure that they were in the game mentally and stuck with them. The Indians had a breakout inning during the fifth and took Seaman's errors to their advantage. The girls scored four runs and brought the score up 6-2.

The girls were hopeful until Seaman came back in and scored one at the bottom of the sixth. During the seventh the Indians were unable to make a run, leaving the girls with a loss. "It's tough losing a double header after a few wins. We don't play again until next Tuesday either so coming into a game against Shawnee Heights, a team known to be a competitor, is going to be rough. The losses are devastating. We did do everything right on offense though, we just let our errors on defense get to us," senior Cat Bridegam said. Overall, the girls played well and scored in the second game. Next up the girls will play Shawnee Heights. Shawnee Heights is known for being a good hitting team. Last year the girls split with them. "It's important to win this game. We have the talent and the bond. What it comes down to is the execution," Bridegam said.

good pitcher and they hit well. The Tribe worked hard at practice throughout the week. Today they will travel to Topeka to take on the Hayden Wildcats

in hopes to bounce back offensively. The Indians will take the field today at 3:30 p.m.

Swimming and diving monopolizes meet ready to win at our next meet. It’s my time to shine and I’m done going easy.” Other highlights included The girls swim team took sophomore Pilar Dritz swimhome first place at Monday's meet, winning every event with ming her personal record a total of 495 points. The meet’s of 2:21.43 on a 200 individual competition included Emporia, medley, junior Hannah Funk swimming a 0:59.97 on a 100Hays and Thomas More Prepyard freestyle, senior Katy VanMarian. Almost everyone imNevel diving a score of 192.85, proved their time and stepped sophomore Alana Bucholtz up to take home the gold. swimming the 100-yard back“I was really pleased with stroke splitting a 0:31.83 on her how the meet went,” head first and going on to earn a time coach Jerry Carpenter said. “It’s hard to swim on a Monday of 1:06.41, and junior Lucienne Lange with a 1:27.82 on a 100by coming out of a weekend yard breast stroke. without practice, but when we Overall, Monday’s meet was needed to race, we did, and we a great turnout for the team won.” and showed progression for the The meet had multiple group as a whole. stunning performances where “I enjoyed seeing people athletes stepped up to win. One progress at this meet,” Carpenof those was junior Makayla ter said. “It’s exciting to see our Walters, who swam a 2:11.40 new comers win events, and on a 200-yard freestyle, as well our experienced upperclassmen as a 1:08.40 on a 100-yard fly. step up and swim strong. There Walters has great plans for the was a lot of great leadership.” rest of the season and hopes to The next swim meet is 3:30 take it all home at State. “I’m hoping to place this year, p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the K-State Natatorium. if not win,” she said. “I’m so Cole Annebreg news editor

Tennis captures first at only home meet Kaitlin Wichmann staff writer The Junior Varsity tennis team had the busiest week of their season this past week. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday all consisted of meets in Salina and Topeka, as well as a home meet against Shawnee Heights on Tuesday in which no matches were lost. The team faced tough com-

petition as they took on eight different teams around Kansas in Salina on Monday. Sophomore Adarsh Singh played the number one singles spot and took fifth overall. Sophomore Jesse Crawford took 3rd place in the number two singles spot. Sophomores Jake Carlson and Lakith Ranaweera competed together in number one doubles and took sixth place. The number two doubles

team consisted of Sophomore Skyler Tilton and Freshman Xavier Hayden. They started out with a win and ended up placing 3rd overall. The following day the team stayed home to compete in a much smaller meet against Shawnee Heights. Each J.V. player competed in one singles and one doubles match. The meet was a good experience for players who are

used to only playing singles Next up for the J.V. team or doubles. The number one is a home meet this coming singles spot was played by Singh, Monday against Junction City number two was Crawford, then and Marysville. Ranaweera. UPCOMING MEETS Freshman Ben Gorman played number four singles and April 20 - Track and Field Tilton played number five. classic at Emporia State All eight singles players won there matches, with Justin GorApril 26 - JV home meet man, Tilton, and Gittle winning April 27 - Varsity at 6-0. All the doubles matches were also won. Seaman

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Features April 20, 2012 Manhattan High

Student compares HyVee to Dillons

Lindsey Goff editor in chief The new HyVee has dominated Manhattan for the past two years and given Dillons a run for their money. After Dillons realized that they have lost a significant number of their customer base to HyVee, they decided to build a new store. During training for the new Dillons senior Keaton Barragar was informed of the declining customer base at Dillons. “They said that every year since HyVee has opened they’ve lost quite a few people,”

Barragar said. The new Dillons trumps HyVee in a number of categories, aesthetics and even coffee shops to be included. Dillons has definitely taken a few ideas from HyVee; the modern cement flooring and the K-State gift shop are just a few. When you first walk into Dillons, you get the sense that there were a lot of tiny details put into the store to give it an appeal that no other store in town has. On the walls are several murals and there are several different light fixtures that give the store a comfortable

Holocaust survivor speaks to freshmen camp. She and her mother followed, traveling 600 miles through an area occupied by Last Thursday, Holocaust Germany. survivor Eva Edmands came Once her father was told to the East Campus to recount that he was about to be sent her story to the history classes. to Germany, they fled again Edmands has told her stories and attempted to cross into hundreds of times to different Switzerland but failed. They schools and churches to keep found a Roman Catholic priest the tragedies of the Holocaust by the name of L’abbe Claudius alive. Longeray in a mountaintop “The great fear we have as parish in Annecy, France. survivors, because we are going Longeray hid them in the boiler to be gone in a few years, is room no bigger than a walkwho is going to keep the story in closet. Edmands was able going?” Edmands asked in an to attend school and during article on the summer she watched the Edmands parents were priest’s flock of sheep. For three Jewish, though they didn’t years, the priest kept them safe. practice it. Her father was a “Here was a man who lived journalist and they lived in a the faith every day,” Edmands nice apartment in Vienna. As a said. “To me, he was a saint.” young girl, she had everything After France was liberated, she could want. Edmands immigrated to the When Edmands was in United States and suffered second grade, the Holocaust through severe depression. She was just beginning. The children tried to kill herself twice but in her class started calling her was found both times. After names and hitting her, and she she refused to find help, her didn’t understand. One night, husband made her come to two Gestapo officers came to Lawrence, Kansas for medical her house and took her father treatment and she has lived away for questioning. When he there ever since. returned after three days, they The war ended when knew that they had to leave. Edmands was 14 and she made When the Gestapo returned a vow to let the world know to the house, they went to her what Father Longeray had done grandparents and took them to for her. After his death, he was a concentration camp where awarded the Medal of the Just, they died. the highest honor given by the “One of the reasons I give Yad Vashem, Israel’s official this talk is to preserve their memorial to the Jewish victims memory,” Edmands said. of the Holocaust. On the medal Edmands and her family fled displayed in his church are the to France where they lived in a words “He who saves on life tiny apartment, sharing a bed. saves all of humanity.” After Germany occupied Paris, “Isn’t that beautiful?” her father was taken to a labor Edmands said. Carly Tracz opinions editor

feel. When I went to the new store I felt like I was at a carnival. I’m not sure if that’s because every single stay-athome mom was swarming the store like a bunch of locust, or because on the opening day they had a marching band come and play. The store has every kind of food you could want. If you want to cook up a good Thai meal head there; if you’re a health-nut then you should definitely head there. Dillons selection tops anything that HyVee has. You can make your own peanut butter there, or choose

from the 25 different oats and nuts that they have on display. There aren’t a lot of places in town where you could buy a KSU shirt, a cup of Starbucks, and your own peanut butter. Keep in mind this is peanut butter that you just made. Yourself. That’s basically everything that you need to live in Manhattan. To finally have variety in Manhattan, a town where the best store in the mall is Dillards, I can breathe a little easier at night. HyVee is known for making sure that every single customer has help and they have stayed

true to the slogan, “With a helpful smile on every aisle.” Dillons has yet to prove themselves in that sense.They just re-opened a new store so their customer service is in full force, but once the hype dies down they’ll have to prove themselves to the rest of the community. Left: The new Dillons on West Loop is much bigger and offers many different and unique grocercy items, and includes a Starbucks Coffee shop. Right: HyVee, on the opposite side of town, has been open only a few years and offers a slogan of “A helpful smile on every aisle.” HyVee also has a Caribou Coffee shop and a KSU gift store, Photos by Lindsey Goff

Gymnast competes for MHS diving team Sarah Shi staff writer “Slow down. Take it up. Don’t overthink it.” The words of Coach Al Days replay in your head as you step onto the platform. Walk three steps. Take one bigger step, then jump off the board and dive into the still, chlorinated water. Sam Gray, a sophomore and a rookie on the Manhattan Diving Team, goes through these exact steps at meets and at practice. Although Gray may be a first-year diver, her experience as a level 9 gymnast helps her greatly with dives. “Being a gymnast helps me a lot, especially twisting

dives, like the front and back somersault full twist,” Gray said. “It also helps with air awareness, to know where you are when you’re flipping. I have the diving basics down and the tumbling.” Days’ coaching plan includes trips to Gymnastics Plus as part of practice, using the trampoline and a safety harness to practice harder dives that the girls eventually want to achieve. “I picked it up pretty easy with the steps and the approach down,” Gray said. “The hardest part for me is learning to jump up in dives and not out like we do in gym. There are some techniques that I still have trouble on, like how my hands are when I dive.

We have our hands at the sides before we dive and in gym we salute with our arms up.” Gray enjoys being a part of the high school team, saying that the having the support of her teammates and friends is a nice change. “I’ve made a lot of friends from diving and now I definitely have more school spirit. It’s really nice to have a variety of sports,” she said. Gray did admit to a fear she had before joining the team. However with the help of her gymnastics skills underneath her, she learned how to overcome them. “I thought that going into the water head first would be scary but once I found out that the boards are automatically set to push you three feet out, it wasn’t a big deal,” she said. “In gym, we learn to work through fear and work through with the skills that we already know.” Sophomore Sam Gray competes at a gymnastics meet in Germany. Gray decided to be on the diving team because she already understands some technique. Courtesy photo

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@sarahmomo225: “I just heard that ‘call me maybe’ song for the first… And I liked it…..” @HyVEE32: “People need to learn how to park!“ @MickyJ26: “Volleyball >>>>>>>>>>>>school #jets“ @_han_han_han: “all i want is someone to play with my hair“ @ElisabethRicht: “just watched a chimpanzee pee lolol“ @brinnyjones: “I can feel myself drifting away from everyone i use to know. #happybirthday josh. sorry I forgot yesterday.“ @_sarahmccann: “What’d worse than people making out in the galway? Emo people making out in the hallway.“ @MaddieWink12: “Love being serenaded by @Pat_Keck“ @_LIERZ_: “The only thing worse than one business class, is two business classes in one business classroom. #scrubsx2” @JimmyRis: “I want a fairy tale love.“ @ Dasheekee012: “Donuts and fries….,, #ItAintBad“ @billingsly_: “Like, I’m just trying to graduate“ @haydenanderson_: “I have a hot girlfriend“

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match of yogurt and topping. Think of it like good music and Purple Swirl Cultural day lyrics -- it just fits. I left the Purple Swirl satisThe cultural day was set up me feel welcome. fied as I had hoped. It’s a great like booths with representatives The Purple Swirl is a lot like place to eat and, in my opinfrom a variety of countries from Orange Leaf. When you walk ion, better than Orange Leaf. I the Middle East, South Africa, you grab a cup for yogurt. There would recommend the Purple and the Philippines. is only one size. Once you have Swirl to just about anyone. It’s “We found out that Saudi you’re cup they give you 20 dif- a great place to go for a family Arabia is governed by a king ferent flavors to choose from. night out, a night with friends, and they have separate regions Following the flavor selection for dates or just as someone within the countries,” senior Lucy He said. “We also learned you move on to the toppings. who needs a treat to brighten Sri Lanka is known as the ‘Pearl With over 20 different selectheir day. tions to choose from there is no of the Indian Ocean.’ It was The Purple Swirl is located in way you can leave unhappy. pretty cool.” West Loop next to Blackstone. My selection was the cheeseOther events included a cake with cookies and cream showcase of food from the toppings. In addition I added variety of countries, such cheesecake bites (yes I love as mango balls from the Continued from page 3 cheesecake). Once I finished Philippines, as well as a Sri Blue Notes creating my masterpiece of a Lankan and Saudi Arabian dish I went to the clerk to pay. dance. The price is 40 cents an ounce, before the performance. “I saw the different clothes “They weren’t songs that bringing my total to $3.39. that the Philippines have; we play in Blue Notes. We ran As I ate my frozen treat, the they looked very colorful and through the music once,” Disspart that stuck with me the comfortable,” junior Kseniya more said, “but the songs were most was how rich the flavor Sheshukova said. “The plates pretty simple jazz tunes, so we was. The flavor will melt into were unique and the way they didn’t really need to rehearse.” your mouth, giving you the use them in their everyday Blue Notes will not be attendlong-lasting flavor you look for life is very different from when eating a desert. My topours. Overall, it was a good pings also enhanced my frozen experience and I would like to Continued from page 4 yogurt experience with a great go next year.” Track

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State Legislator speaks to freshmen Lindsey Goff editor in chief On Wednesday students from the East Campus gathered to hear State Legislator Sydney Carlin speak. Carlin spoke of campaigning, how state legislators make a decision, and paging for a day. Paging is simply shadowing a state legislator and seeing what kind of day-to-day jobs they do. Carlin said that they typically have 12-13 students come through a year. However, they are always looking for more students to experience what the job is like and get excited about politics. Students who page are allotted $5 to eat at the snack bar as well plenty of memories. “I like to talk to them so that they can share their ideas and for them to tell us what they don’t like,” Carlin said. Carlin also stressed the importance of voting. Even though the freshmen cannot vote yet it is still an important topic, she said.

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toss of 49'7" while Senior Ben Stegeman placed second. In the male discus, sophomore Brandon Nowlin placed third. Senior Tim Gaunt threw for first in javelin with a length of 173'2", junior Jacob Holloway took second. The boys 4x800m relay team

ing the annual Jazz Festival in Wichita this year, scheduled to be held today, due to a miscommunication error. However, it has several other performances to look forward to. “We’ll play at Meadowlark Hills like we do every year, and we have the showcase as well,” Pauls said. “We’re also considering touring the grade schools if

we have time.” Pauls said that the band usually gets more gigs during the first half of of the year. Pauls also mentioned that auditions for next year’s Blue Notes will be held soon, for those who are interested in joining the jazz band.

consisted of senior Keith Naranjo, juniors Warren Scipio and Evan Williams, and freshman Chris Martin, where the placed second with a time of 8:24.97. Senior Ben Bolton placed first in the Male 110m Hurdles with a time of 14.94 seconds. Sophomore Chris Melgares placed second in the 1600m run with junior James Leblow following in third.

In the 400m Dash, senior Deante Burton took first with a sprint of 51 seconds. Williams placed third in the 800m run. Melgares took second in the 3200m run, finishing with a time of 10:01.25.

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“The first week of July there is a competitive NCA camp that Cheer we are going to go to,” Latta said. “It will be good for the There are several students who will be the squad’s leading girls to look at other schools to see what they’ve got.” members next year, such as Everett is excited for the rising seniors Kathryn Everett, Mary Gevock, Emma Miller and opportunity to get some “new, good ideas for stunts.” Kristen Queen. As of right now Latta can’t Everett said she was “excited say that there is any individual to have some authority and we that stands out yet because she just picked out all the T-shirts, hasn’t really seen everyone as a so we are going to look really team. cute next year.” On Tuesday there will be a The new squad will start their meeting for all of the girls who practices in June and will also made the team. be attending a camp at K-State this year.

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