Harbinger

Backpacks Being Banned in Schools

Backpacks Being Banned in Schools

Grace Goldberg-Doyle, Editor

March 29, 2018


Filed under News

Photo: Uberstock Ever since the tragic Feb. 14 school shooting in Florida which took the lives of 17 students, schools across the country are deciding to ban backpacks to attempt to ensure the safety of students. According to the Miami Herald, schools in Florida, Ohio, and Illinois have already...

“Charlie Brown” Musical a Success

“Charlie Brown” Musical a Success

Noor Majid, Web Developer

March 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, News

This past weekend (March 22-24) saw the performance of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown by MHS students. The two-hour show aired for three nights -- Thursday, Friday, and Saturday -- and included popcorn and an endearing Snoopy plush toy. The musical featured leads Max Toth as Charlie Brown; So...

6 Days After Students Staged School Walkouts Against Gun Violence, There’s Been Another School Shooting

6 Days After Students Staged School Walkouts Against Gun Violence, There’s Been Another School Shooting

Noor Majid, Web Developer

March 20, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Tea Time

A student opened fire at Great Mills High School in southern Maryland on the morning of Tuesday, March 20, critically injuring two other students before he was confronted by a school resource officer, according to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said the officer and gun...

MHS Students Say #ENOUGH In Solidarity Walk Out

MHS Students Say #ENOUGH In Solidarity Walk Out

Asiana Flordelis, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Features, News, Tea Time

On March 14, students in schools all around the nation, including our very own Manchester High School, participated in an organized walkout to draw attention to the rising gun violence issues and school shootings in America. Last month,  17 lives were lost in a shooting at a high school in Parkland,...

Were #MeToo, Time’s Up Really Prominent at the Oscars?

Were #MeToo, Time’s Up Really Prominent at the Oscars?

Noor Majid, Web Developer

March 9, 2018


Filed under News, Tea Time

The 90th Oscars Ceremony, which took place at the Dolby Theater last Sunday (March 4), thankfully avoided a fiasco such as last year’s Best Picture award mixup -- in which Hollywood-dreamscape La La Land was mistakenly announced as winner before Moonlight swept in as the rightful victor. However, the 2018 awards ceremony celebrating the past year in film was not entirely free of awkward moments...

“We Don’t Want to Be Part of a Mass Shooting.”– Dick’s Sporting Goods No Longer Selling Assault Rifles

“We Don’t Want to Be Part of a Mass Shooting.”– Dick’s Sporting Goods No Longer Selling Assault Rifles

Noor Majid, Web Developer

March 9, 2018


Filed under News, Politics

The nation’s top sporting goods retailer, Dick’s Sporting Goods, is making dramatic changes in its sale of firearms, including ending the sale of assault-style rifles and banning the purchasing of guns by individuals younger than 21 both in stores and online. These measures went into effect on Febr...

Should Novels Like “To Kill a Mockingbird” Be Censored in Schools?

Should Novels Like “To Kill a Mockingbird” Be Censored in Schools?

Noor Majid, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Tea Time

Notable classic novels To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men seem to have become a literary staple for most American public schools. Students across the nation, most typically eighth and ninth graders, have read, analyzed, and discussed these books in order to gain a deeper insight into the politica...

Trolls Aim for Racial Division

Kaylyn Jones, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Uncategorized

Just about a week ago from today, trolls released false information about being assaulted by African American individuals at the premiere of new Marvel movie “Black Panther.” Twitter trolls attempt to stoke racial division which is shown in the photos that you see down below. It was originally o...

Coin Toss Controversy: Team USA PyeongChang Flag Bearer

Coin Toss Controversy: Team USA PyeongChang Flag Bearer

Noor Majid, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

The 2018 Winter Olympics, taking place in PyeongChang, South Korea, have officially begun, and while the iconic Opening Ceremony has dazzled, wowed, and reintroduced the world to the oiled flag bearer from Tonga, controversy regarding one country’s choice of flag bearer already seems to be simmering. On February 7, the flag bearer fo...

Manchester Ranked #1 Town In Connecticut

Pierre Asamoah, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018


Filed under Local, Local, Midyear Stories 2017-2018

Manchester first started off as a farming community known as Orford Parish, but in 1823 it was renamed Manchester. It’s many rivers provided enough power for the lumber and textile industries, which helped the town grow into an industrial center. In 1838, the Cheney family started what became known...

The Curtain Rises for the Peanuts Gang at MHS

Cristobal Colon, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Carousel, Events, Local, Midyear Stories 2017-2018, Music

It’s time once more for the annual school musical at Manchester High School.  This school year, the musical will be a classic; “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”  Cast was set Monday, December 4th, and rehearsals began on Wednesday, December 13th.  I myself am going to be taking part i...

Why Did Our Government Shut Down?

Eamon Gara Grady, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Global, Midyear Stories 2017-2018, News, Politics

So a Government Shutdown is a situation which occurs when either Congress fails to pass legislation which outlines government spending, or if the President vetoes Congress’ legislation. This past week on January 20th as there were not enough votes to secure the 60% threshold in the Senate for ratifica...