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Dedication Ceremony to Be Held for New Barry “Mitch” Mitchell Athletic Complex

Tyler Madden, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Events, Local, News, Sports

The Manchester High School community has another opportunity to come together to honor someone who meant so much to each one of us. On Saturday, May 20th, there will be an official ceremony to name the athletic complex here at MHS The “Barry ’Mitch’ Mitchell” Athletic Complex. This name fits well, a...

Amazing (Soon-to-Be) Alumni: Rowmel Findley ‘17

Amazing (Soon-to-Be) Alumni: Rowmel Findley ‘17

Rowmel Findley, Staff Photographer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features, Profiles

My photography career began in 2012 when I was 14 years old, influenced by my uncle, Dexter, who is a photographer working for singer and rapper Jon Bellion and focusing on New York City street culture. I took my first photo in SoHo, Manhattan: a street landscape shot. But looking back on it now, ...

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...

Junior Prom Recap

Junior Prom Recap

Lucy Colletti, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Events, Features

It's fair to say that the Junior Prom was a success. Last Friday, despite the rainy weather and the APUSH exam many students took just a few hours before the dance, the Junior Class met at Maneeley's in South Windsor from 7-11 p.m. Most students were impressed with the venue even though it was the sa...

Here is My Story

Here is My Story

Jane Nolan, MHS Student

May 13, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features, Profiles

Warning: This article contains mentions of topics that may be upsetting to some readers, including mental illnesses. If reading about these subjects will affect you negatively, please return to our homepage to select a different article. We all have days in the year that hold significance in our ...

A Drop in School Event Participation

A Drop in School Event Participation

Maddie Bockus, Features Editor

May 8, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Events, Local, News

More and more school activities that have been successful in the past have been cancelled in this past school year and, if recent trends continue, more may be cancelled in the future. The lack of participation in what are usually popular activities and traditions at MHS, such as the Welcome Back Dance,...

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...

Europe Trip 2017

Europe Trip 2017

Julia Pardi and Aminah Nassiff

April 26, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Events, Features, Local, News, Uncategorized

During April break, we traveled in a group of 18 students and teachers to Paris, France and Madrid, Spain to learn about the French and Spanish culture and practice our language skills. The days were packed with sightseeing, activities, and experiences that we will never forget.   Day 1- Fri...

How to Study for AP Tests

How to Study for AP Tests

Morgan Smith, Social Media Editor

April 26, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features

AP Tests are coming up in the next few weeks and students are frantically trying to review. There are a few simple steps that one can take to feel prepared for the AP test and find success! Some studying skills can include but are not limited to: Make sure you give yourself enough time to st...

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...

How to Find the Perfect Roommate

Jenna Leon, Opinion Editor

April 20, 2017


Filed under Features

The decision process concerning colleges is already overwhelming, but once that is finally set in stone, the next step is not much easier. Finding the perfect roommate, whether it be random, through Facebook, Roomsurf, or another media app, is a challenge in itself. The first option is to take the ‘...

“Senioritis”

Sheridan Meek, News Editor

April 20, 2017


Filed under Features

Spring Break has ended, which means that MHS students are in the home stretch. For some this means the countdown to summer, but for seniors it is the countdown to graduation. Seniors at Manchester High School have been warned of “senioritis” since their own freshman first day, and for many it is n...