• News literacy is a vital asset

    At precisely the same moment we face some of the most complicated and intractable challenges in the nation’s history, news literacy — most simply defined as the ability to judge the veracity of information — seems to have hit an all-time .

  • Colombia tries to salvage lost peace deal

    It is not often that a country goes through decades of civil war and then votes not to accept a carefully worked out peace agreement. Yet it happened in Colombia, which had been riven for 52 years by a civil war. .

  • Kansas income tax misspent

    I filed my Kansas income tax return on March 9, 2016, and received my modest refund on Oct. 5. This annoys me so hugely that I’ve decided to share some of the details with readers. I’ll start at the beginning. For .

  • Locker rooms deserve better

    I’d like to say a few words about locker rooms. Donald Trump, who is running for president, said that his lewd comments about a woman caught on tape were just “locker room banter.” He said he wasn’t proud .

  • A future MHS mascot debate

    MANHATTAN, KS — June 7, 2047. School board members today scheduled a hearing to consider changing the Manhattan High School mascot. The school has used the “Rainbows” as mascot since 2016, but has been criticized in recent months by advocates who say that the .

  • Defense of the Baltics up to U.S., NATO

    One of the most sensitive areas of potential conflict between the United States and Russia is the Baltic region. The Baltic nations are Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. They were occupied by the Soviet Union in 1944 and ruled until the break-up .

  • Guess who won Russia’s recent election?

    If you were holding your breath awaiting the outcome of the parliamentary election in Russia, you can now breathe. So can Russian President Vladimir Putin. His party, United Russia, won 343 seats — 76 percent — up from barely 50 percent five years ago. (The .

  • Get ready for a long meeting

    I would like to weigh in on the matter of the Manhattan High School mascot. Well, that’s not quite true. I would like to weigh in on the format of the meeting to consider the matter of the MHS .

  • Iran’s provocations increase in Persian Gulf

    The situation in the Persian Gulf between the United States and Iran is growing increasingly dangerous. Last January, Iran seized 10 U.S. sailors whose small crafts had strayed into Iranian waters and held them over night. The situation was resolved .

  • Indian mascot unacceptable

    I’ve been a part of the ReImageMHK group since it formed about a year ago. What has not been well-portrayed by the area media is that ReImageMHK is interested in raising awareness of broad issues of racism and intercultural .

  • Suicide can, must be prevented

    September is Recovery Month. National Suicide Prevention Week and World Suicide Prevention Day are also recognized in September. The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration defines recovery from mental disorders and/or substance use disorders as “a .

  • Honorably retire MHS mascot

    If you’re reading this, we are in community. We may have sat next to each other at a K-State football game and jumped to our feet when the Wildcats got a touchdown. We may have been a row apart .


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