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Our Tribute to Mitch

Our Tribute to Mitch

Jenna Leon, Opinion Editor

January 11, 2017


Filed under Local, News

Dear Mitch, Eighteen years you were with us here at Manchester High. Eighteen years of motivating each and every one of us to be the best people we can be. Eighteen years of cheering for our teams, regardless of the sport. Eighteen years of protecting us. Eighteen years of helping us navigate the hall...

Memorial Service Scheduled for Barry “Mitch” Mitchell

Memorial Service Scheduled for Barry “Mitch” Mitchell

Jenna Leon, Opinion Editor

January 6, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Local, News

The Manchester community has suffered a terrible tragedy this week. On Wednesday January 4th, Manchester High School lost Barry Mitchell. Students and faculty have been left devastated, as "Mitch" was one of the most well-known staff members at the school. He will forever be remembered as one of M...

What’s Next for the President-Elect?

What’s Next for the President-Elect?

Maddie Bockus and Tyler Madden

December 21, 2016


Filed under Carousel, Global, News

President-elect Donald Trump has been very busy since November 8th. He has been traveling the country on his “Thank You America Tour” but most importantly, he has been naming the people who are going to help him run the country these next four years. These picks have come with their fair share of s...

Snoball at Maneeley’s

Snoball at Maneeley’s

Sheridan Meek, News Editor

December 20, 2016


Filed under Carousel, Events, News

As long as MHS students can remember, the annual Snoball dance has taken place at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. This year, the dance will be at a new venue, Maneeley’s Banquet Hall. For many students, this is a big change. Maneeley’s was the venue for last year’s senior prom, so a few students a...

Santa’s Workshop at Wickham Park

Santa’s Workshop at Wickham Park

Morgan Smith, Social Media Editor

December 13, 2016


Filed under Carousel, Local, News

This year is the 33rd Annual Santa’s Workshop at Wickham Park in Manchester, Connecticut. Santa’s Workshop is a free event sponsored by WIckham Park where children of all ages have the opportunity to come and visit Santa, his elves, and Mrs. Claus for an authentic Christmas experience. They also...

Thanksgiving in Manchester

Thanksgiving in Manchester

Julia Pardi, Editor-in-Chief

November 18, 2016


Filed under Carousel, Local, News

Every Thanksgiving, Manchester holds a special tradition where runners and walkers all over the country come and celebrate on Main Street. This Thanksgiving, the Manchester Road Race will be held on Thursday, November 24th at 10:00 am. Roughly 15,000 runners and walkers are registered to run. The ...

Elizabeth Lodge Commits to UHart

Elizabeth Lodge Commits to UHart

Aminah Nassiff, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2016


Filed under Carousel, Local, News

Room 293 was full on Wednesday afternoon with friends, family, teachers, and coaches as MHS senior Elizabeth Lodge signed her letter of intent to be on the women’s track team at the University of Hartford next year. When asked why she chose the University of Hartford, Lodge said, “I felt really comfort...

Community Service: Lending a Hand

Community Service: Lending a Hand

Joseph DiBella, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016


Filed under Carousel, Features, Local, News

Purple flowers in a pot in the park, the repainted side of a building, the freshly cut wood of a bridge in the forest; where do they come from? Someone put them there, but who, and why? Someone did, and they participated in community service. The flowers, the fresh new paint on the building, and the new...

National Honor Society’s Blood Drive

National Honor Society’s Blood Drive

Katy Facas, Senior Staff Writer

November 11, 2016


Filed under Carousel, Events, Features, Local, News

Come out and save a life (or three)! On November 28, the Red Cross “Save a Life” bus will be at Manchester High School from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. Sign ups started on Monday, November 7 during Power Hour, and there are 43 slots open to students and faculty. Every 2 seconds in the United States, someon...

Manchester High School’s Reaction to our New President

Manchester High School’s Reaction to our New President

Julia Pardi and Ashley Anglisano

November 9, 2016


Filed under Carousel, Events, Features, Global, News

While the election may be over, the MHS community is still buzzing over the results of the Presidential election. Republican candidate Donald Trump won with 279 electoral votes, and Hillary Clinton fell short with 228 votes. The result was a shock to many, and there has been a range of reactions from ...

A Picture of Democracy

A Picture of Democracy

Aminah Nassiff, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2016


Filed under Carousel, Events, Features, Local, News

“Streets A-L to the right, M-Z to the left. Street names, not last names.” I will probably be saying that phrase in my sleep tonight, and for many nights to come. This is what I said for the hours I spent as an Election Day official at Verplanck School on Tuesday. My job was to be a gre...

Get Ready for Turkey Bowl!

Get Ready for Turkey Bowl!

Maddie Bockus, Features Editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under Carousel, Events, Features, Local, MHS, News, Sports

Just as Manchester High is settling back down after all the homecoming festivities, students have a new event to look forward to: the annual Turkey Bowl game. Turkey Bowl is a powderpuff game, which is a flag football competition between girls from the Junior and Senior Classes. Students can support t...