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Amazing Alumni ’08: Olympian Michael Hartfield

Amazing Alumni ’08: Olympian Michael Hartfield

Pierre Asamoah, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Athlete Spotlight, Global, Global, MHS, News, Sports

Michael Hartfield graduated from Manchester High in 2008. While he was there, he competed in both indoor and outdoor Track and Field, and became one of the best long jumpers in New England in both. As a senior, he was Class LL and New England outdoor champion in the Long Jump, and Class LL and St...

‘16 MHS Graduate Genesis Robles Visits Harbinger

‘16 MHS Graduate Genesis Robles Visits Harbinger

Jaime Lopez and Kaylyn Jones

October 11, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features, Local, MHS, Uncategorized

Before we (Kaylyn and Jaime) met HOT 93.7 radio personality and 2016 Manchester High School graduate Genesis Robles, we followed her on social media and looked up to her. Genesis’s Instagram feed always grabs our attention and we always get a positive vibe from her. When Genesis first came into our classroom,...

Inside UConn’s Goal Patrol

Inside UConn’s Goal Patrol

Eamon Gara Grady, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Local, Sports, UConn

When you think of UConn athletics, the first things that probably come to mind are the ultra-successful basketball teams which have won four men’s National Championships and eleven women’s NCAA championships. In addition to their unparalleled dominance, these two teams have Gampel Pavilion to c...

Questions About the Welcome Back Dance

Questions About the Welcome Back Dance

Asiana Flordelis and Grace Goldberg-Doyle

October 5, 2017


Filed under Events, Features, News

Homecoming, Snoball and Prom are popular dances every year at Manchester High School. But what about the Welcome Back Dance? The dance was scheduled for September 30, but this is the second year in a row it has been cancelled. Every year it is planned, but fewer and fewer students seem interested. W...

New Year, New MHS

New Year, New MHS

Noor Majid, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


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

In only the last five years, Manchester High School has undergone four schedule changes. In 2012, there was block scheduling, with lunch waves and four 90-minute periods a day. In 2013, there were six periods a day with lunch waves (much like this year’s schedule without Flex). And from 2014 to 2016...

Pollution: A Growing Issue

Pollution: A Growing Issue

Maddie Bockus and Ashley Anglisano

June 7, 2017


Filed under Features, Local, News

In the 21st century world that we live in, pollution is all around us and is a part of our daily lives. The pollution that is most commonly seen in town consists of litter and illegal dumping. However, this type of pollution is more controllable than most might think. In order to improve the cleanli...

Girls’ Tennis Dominates on Senior Night

Girls’ Tennis Dominates on Senior Night

Ashley Anglisano, Managing Print Editor

May 24, 2017


Filed under Carousel, MHS, News, Sports

Manchester High School’s girls tennis team came together Tuesday afternoon to celebrate senior night. Seniors Madeline Bockus, Natalie Dahl, Dasia Jones, Myhang Ly, Meredith Hartnett, Octka Bowen, Anne Congleton, and Veronica Alvarez were honored by the underclassmen through gifts and posters ha...

Will There Be a Project RedStorm 2017?

Will There Be a Project RedStorm 2017?

Elizabeth Turley, Managing Digital Editor

May 24, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Events, News

For the last five years, Manchester High School’s Project RedStorm has been a spirited and fun experience for all those involved. This year, however, the lip-sync video will not be created. RedStorm 2017 was originally scheduled for May 26th, but that date coincided with a large field trip to Six ...

What’s Next for Power Hour

What’s Next for Power Hour

Jenna Leon, Opinion Editor

May 18, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Local, News

At the beginning of 2014, a new idea was implemented into the Manchester High School culture, creating yet another schedule change for the students and staff of MHS. During the prior school year, Manchester superintendent Matthew Geary purposed an hour in the middle of the day for not only lunch, but...

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...

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,...

Letters to Harbinger: Aidan Puffer Update

Kyle Puffer, Harbinger Reader

May 3, 2017


Filed under Global, Local, Local, News, Sports

Last year, you posted an article on Aidan Puffer, from Manchester, CT who set an 11 year old 5k world record. I would like to let you know that he is now 12 and has done it again. Aidan set his second world record mark on April 15, 2017 at the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) 5k race in Boston, ...