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Ready Your Ears: String Orchestra Prepares for ‘Fantastic Festivals’

Ready Your Ears: String Orchestra Prepares for ‘Fantastic Festivals’

Joseph DiBella, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel, Events, Features, Music

The music department is getting ready for an event called the ‘Fantastic Festivals’ adjudication on May 26th. It sounds like a competition, but in fact, it is very different. Orchestra Director Susan Kohanski describes the event: “We’re not competing with other schools. It’s an adjudication...

Amazing Alumni: Emily Flake ‘95

Amazing Alumni: Emily Flake ‘95

Julia Pardi, Editor-in-Chief

May 4, 2017


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Carousel, Features, Profiles

When cartoonist Emily Flake was a student at Manchester High School in the 1990s, she was a self described “artsy-fartsy” kid who loved punk rock and hated school. But her time at MHS helped shape her into the thinker she is today.   Speaking to the Harbinger via email, Flake mentioned t...

Reasons to Talk About “13 Reasons”

Reasons to Talk About “13 Reasons”

Jenna Leon, Opinion Editor

May 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel, Movies & TV

Warning: This article contains mentions of topics that may be upsetting to some readers, including suicide, depression, and rape. If reading about these subjects will affect you negatively, please return to our homepage to select a different article. Hey, it’s Jenna, Jenna Leon. That’s ri...

Album Review: Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN.”

Album Review: Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN.”

Rowmel Findley, Staff Photographer

April 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel, Music

Compton artist Kendrick Lamar’s album DAMN. is a masterpiece of rap, full of exclusive beats, furious rhymes, and vicious storytelling about Kendrick’s destiny in America. Kendrick delivered the project Friday, April 14th with his new single Humble. The album showcases Kendrick’s dark side with o...

MHS Fashion Icon: Salmara Estrosos

MHS Fashion Icon: Salmara Estrosos

Lucy Colletti and Rowmel Findley

April 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles

Salmara Estrosos is a student at MHS, renowned for her eye opening style. In the school hallways and on the street people often double take to glimpses at her stylish outfits. Sam has always been interested in fashion as she herself comes from a stylish family. Everything she wears she wears with pride and it always represents her perso...

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Sheridan Meek, News Editor

March 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel, Features, Music

To some, the “music wing”, as it has been dubbed by many students, is simply the hallway next to the auditorium. For others, it is the home of Manchester High School’s very successful performing arts program. Most can assume that our orchestra, band and chorus classes all take place there, but if t...

Album Review: Future’s “HNDRXX”

Album Review: Future’s “HNDRXX”

Rowmel Findley, Staff Photographer

February 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Atlanta rapper Future surprised everyone by releasing two albums in two weeks. After releasing his self-titled project FUTURE on Feb. 17, Future’s FBG (Freeband Gang) group announced a second album would soon follow. The camp delivered the project Friday, February 24th with his second 17-track album...

SNL and Politics

SNL and Politics

Maddie Bockus, Features Editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies & TV

For more than 40 years, Saturday Night Live, commonly known as SNL, has satirized current events, particularly politics. The most recent presidential election and President Trump’s first actions as president have provided the show with plenty of material to work from. Alec Baldwin has taken on t...

VLONE x Nike Air Force 1 @ NYFW

VLONE x Nike Air Force 1 @ NYFW

Rowmel Findley, Staff Photographer

February 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel, Music

Vlone x Nike was released on 116th Street in Harlem, NY on February 10. A$AP Mob continues to influence modern culture with A$AP Bari’s VLONE streetwear line, which released its VLONE x Nike Air Force 1 during New York Fashion Week. Guests at this pop-up event included Big Sean, A$AP Rocky...

Mournful Memorials and Magnanimous Musicians: The 59th Annual Grammy Awards

Morgan Smith, Social Media Editor

February 19, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies & TV, Music

The 59th annual Grammys took place this past Sunday, February 12th, and featured the most decorated and well-known singers from across the globe. Adele stole the show, going five for five for all of the Grammys she was nominated for, and leaving the audience speechless by breaking her award in half ...

PETA Protests “A Dog’s Purpose”

PETA Protests “A Dog’s Purpose”

Maddie Bockus, Features Editor

February 19, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Global, Movies & TV, News

On January 27, 2017, the movie A Dog’s Purpose premiered in theaters after being postponed from its original premiere date on January 21st. Accompanying the release were protests of the movie throughout the opening weekend. The prior week on January 19th, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (commonly known ...

Album Review: Migos’ “Culture”

Album Review: Migos’ “Culture”

Rowmel Findley, Staff Photographer

February 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel, Music

It wasn't until this month that the most influential southern rap crew Migos broke the Top 40 with their most popular song, Bad & Boujee ft. Lil Uzi Vert. Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff have been the most talked about group of 2017 so far, and their new album Culture was released January 27, 2017. The...