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  • Books | June 09, 2013

    A troubling story about social media in teenagers’ lives

    “Reconstructing Amelia” is a disturbing novel that illustrates the power of texting and the Internet in teenagers’ lives. Amelia is a 10th-grader at a private co-ed high school, Grace Hall, outside New York City. She lives with her mother, Kate, a lawyer who works long

  • Books | June 09, 2013

    Coastal life shows Gertrude Swann a captivating world that has been waiting for her

    When you think of the edges of our North American earth, you envision the oceans and in the 19th century that meant lighthouses. They were necessary and are still vital in all areas of the world. In the United States structures are now automated and

  • Baseball | June 09, 2013

    Cats rally to take Game 1 from Beavers


    CORVALLIS, Ore. — Down to its final strike in the top of the ninth, the Kansas State offense showed itself and it showed up in a big way. The Wildcats were down 2-1 in the ninth with two outs and Ross Kivett was down 0-2 when

  • Football |Men's Basketball |Baseball | June 09, 2013

    Currie pleased with success, looks to future

    John Currie might be the busiest man in the Big 12 these days, doing all the things many athletic directors might only hope to do someday. In the past nine months, if Kansas State’s athletic director wasn’t drumming up support for multi-million dollar stadium

  • Baseball | June 09, 2013

    King, Kivett selected early in MLB Draft

    Kansas State juniors Jared King and Ross Kivett were selected in the first 10 rounds of the MLB Draft Friday. Wildcats’ first baseman Shane Conlon was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 21st round on Saturday. K-State has had at least two players taken

  • Manhattan High School | June 09, 2013

    MHS boys’ tennis coach takes job in Garden City

    The Mercury has learned that Manhattan High boys’ tennis coach Chuck Kipp has accepted a job as an assistant principal at Garden City High School and will not be back as boys’ tennis coach in 2014. Kipp, who took over for Bob Kelly, just completed his

  • Manhattan High School | June 09, 2013

    Five Manhattan High athletes sign in late spring

    As the athletic year closes at Manhattan High, five more athletes have signed letters of intent to play intercollegiate sports. The five spring signings give Manhattan 23 for the year. Two wrestlers, Jase Stone and Dallas Vesta signed this spring. Vesta’s decision was mostly predetermined,

  • Track & Field | June 09, 2013

    Kynard takes 2nd at NCAAs

    EUGENE, Ore. — High jumper Erik Kynard was seeking a three-peat in the high jump to close his Kansas State career at the NCAA Championship Friday night. In front of more than 10,000 cheering fans, Kynard and his rival during his entire collegiate career — Derek Drouin of

  • General Activities | June 09, 2013

    Junior 17ers swept in road doubleheader

    The American Legion Manhattan Manko junior 17ers lost both games of a doubleheader Friday night at historic Rathert Stadium in Junction City. Playing the Junction City Hawks senior team, the 17ers lost the first game 9-5 and the nightcap 11-10. “I was very proud of

  • Editorials | June 09, 2013

    Does public care about higher ed cuts?

    The Kansas Board of Regents has plenty of reason to be disappointed and even angry at Kansas lawmakers who approved budget cuts exceeding 5 percent for the universities under the Regents’ purview. The cuts will, as members assert, hurt the education of thousands of present and

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