On Sept. 15, a Snapchat photo surfaced with a Kansas State University student in painted blackface — along with her painted blackfaced friend — using the N-word. In a subsequent communication, the student indicated she was just “kidding” and meant no offense. The .
Kim-Jong-Un is at it again. On Sept. 9, the North Koreans carried out their fifth successful underground nuclear test since 2006. The most recent test was on the 68th anniversary of the founding of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. .
As an alumnus of Manhattan High School who participated in the first effort to replace the Indian as the Manhattan High School mascot during the 1971-72 school year, I’m sad and a little angry with the direction the recent .
Kansas is deservedly recognized as a powerhouse in production agriculture. From settlers like C.B. Schmidt, who led the immigration of Russian Mennonites to Kansas in the 1800s, to today’s farmers, Kansans have always recognized the challenge and reward .
If I didn’t know it before reading “Indian mascot misguided” and various letters to the editor in the Manhattan Mercury, I know it now. I have officially passed the age where I would just roll my eyes and say, “.
Our nation is made of many nationalities, and our sports teams reflect this: Minnesota Vikings, Boston Celtics and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, to name a few. Regarding itsmascothistory,NotreDame’s official website says, “the Irish qualities of grit, determination .
Listening to officials in Washington when Russian President Vladimir Putin’s name comes up, one generally gets a pretty simplistic evaluation: “He is a cruel dictator who forces his people to live in fear.” “He’s about to take over .
We all interact with small businesses on a day-today basis, and every national statistic shows these are key components to our communities and are also significant job creators. These small businesses have had a difficult time finding capital to grow. .
I am grateful to have an opportunity to respond to the Aug. 28 contributing writer piece in the Mercury. I hope this response can be seen as an effort to engage with members of our community in a productive and spirited .
Did you know that more than 3,000 families in Riley County may not be earning enough to cover a single unexpected expense? If you’re not in one of these families, pretend for a moment you are. Imagine one unforeseen medical .
The United States is entering one of the most dangerous periods of its recent history as we move toward the end of this year. The reason is simple, but the implications are potentially disastrous. President Barack Obama has long .
H. Edward Flentje Contributing Writer The tail wags the dog when it comes to the politics of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce. A few businesses underwrite the Chamber’s electioneering with results that are contrary to the interests of most .
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