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Opinion: We are not the Indians, and there is no going back

Opinion: We are not the Indians, and there is no going back

Aislinn Gara Grady, Staff Writer

June 4, 2019

Hi! Yes, it's me again ... the girl who wrote that article a few weeks ago. For background, our school has recently been engulfed in a heated conversation about what our mascot should --  or shouldn’t -- be. In an article released last month by The Harbinger Staff, we helped kick off the conversatio...

Voices of the Activists: Q&A With MHS Students Pushing For Mascot Change

Voices of the Activists: Q&A With MHS Students Pushing For Mascot Change

Harbinger Staff

May 15, 2019

A vibrant movement to change our school's mascot has recently begun at Manchester High. The students behind this are part of the Student Activist Team. Who are these activists? Some of these students  -- juniors Liam Chenette, Gio Martinez, Majesty Moore, and Katherine Miner -- shared their thoughts...

Movement To Change Manchester High Mascot

Movement To Change Manchester High Mascot

Aislinn Gara Grady, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019

Do you find our school's nickname and mascot --  the Indians -- offensive? Some of our students do and they are committed to seeing a change at Manchester High School. For a year, the Student Activist Group has maintained a conversation about the ethics of our mascot, raising the question of ...

Around The World, Slavery Still Persists

Around The World, Slavery Still Persists

Pierre Asamoah

February 27, 2019

Do you think slavery is a big problem in today’s world? Most people might assume that slavery is not widespread in modern society, but research says otherwise. According to 2016 statistics from the organization Anti Slavery International, 10 million children were enslaved across the world. Other s...

Photo Gallery: SnoBall 2019

Photo Gallery: SnoBall 2019

Shamaud Phillipe-Harris, @philly.xxl

February 11, 2019

Manchester High's 2019 SnoBall dance was Jan. 26. Photo: Shamaud Phillipe-Harris

Profile: John Hegenauer

Profile: John Hegenauer

Darius Holmes, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018

Former aspiring chef John Hegenauer runs the Young Men's Leadership group and is a paraeducator at Manchester High. Hegenauer provides support and assistance to both students and teachers in the classroom for all subjects. He is a 2006 MHS graduate, and went to Manchester Community College and C...

Profile: Nikki Milewski

Profile: Nikki Milewski

Jaime Lopez, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

Nikki Milewski did not start off wanting to be an English teacher. Instead, she wanted to be a “best-selling author.” Her mom said that it wasn’t a practical career, and she finally agreed.  So she chose to go to college for education because she thought it was a great choice for her life....

Profile: Erica Gonsalves

Profile: Erica Gonsalves

Pierre Asamoah, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

Erica Gonsalves is more than just a teacher at Manchester High. She is a very creative, intelligent and hardworking individual who can take inspiration as a writer from anywhere. She is currently writing a story and she got the main idea from a question asked by a speaker at a writing workshop --...

Profile: Kassandra Holder

Profile: Kassandra Holder

Gianna Burti, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

Kassandra Holder is a physical education teacher at Manchester High School. She graduated from MHS eight years ago, and now is a coach and health teacher.  She also has a deep interest in coding. She explained that in her “ MySpace days” she would use coding on her profile, by typing in cert...

Fantastic Festivals at MHS

Fantastic Festivals at MHS

Noor Majid, Web Developer

June 4, 2018

This past Thursday (May 31), MHS music students participated in the Fantastic Festivals competition hosted in our very own Bailey Auditorium. The music groups which played were the Freshmen and Combined Orchestra, MHS Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble, Choir, and Handbell Choir. All students played ...

The Royal Wedding: Why It Was Important

The Royal Wedding: Why It Was Important

Kely Maloney, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

Whether it was the pastor’s sermon, the rendition of Stand By Me, or the stars in attendance, the royal wedding did not disappoint. The cultural impact is huge given Meghan Markle is the first black person to be married into the Royal Family. This was clearly the most diverse royal wedding ever....