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  • Indian mascot fosters ‘stereotype threat’

    To the Editor: The fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) all currently have a notable problem when it comes to diversity. As a physicist and science education teacher, many of my colleagues study this problem, working to identify .

  • Changing mascot shows disrespect for Prentup

    To the Editor: In many areas of the United States, American Indians are a part of who we are as members of our communities. They are honored through the name our state, along with the names of counties, towns and .

  • Celebrate the man, remove the mascot

    To the Editor: As a newcomer to Manhattan who has spent the last year watching the high school mascot debate unfold, I find myself returning to one question: If the community is committed to honoring Frank Prentup, why not do .

  • Not all of Rodriguez’s constituents are upset

    To the Editor: County commissioner-elect Marvin Rodriguez has stated his ‘constituents are upset’ that he will receive less salary than the other commissioners.” I am one of Mr. Rodriguez’s constituents, and am not the least bit upset that he .

  • Lighted parade is part of local giving tradition

    To the Editor: Manhattan is a great place for people to live, work and play. We live in a wonderful community where so many people reach out to help one another. I see evidence of kindhearted people in our community .

  • King art, essay contests are open to everyone

    To the Editor: All community members are invited to participate in this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Art and Writing Contest. The theme is “How to Make Justice a Reality for All.” Area schools already have received information .

  • MHS Indian is a part of a positive tradition

    To the Editor: I am a 1963 graduate of Manhattan High School. My maiden name was Gale Ray. I transferred to MHS my junior year. From my first day at school, fellow students alerted me to the round “Indian” inlay on .

  • How can farm taxes rise as income drops?

    To the Editor: Each year when I receive my real estate tax statement, I wonder how long the doubledigit increases on farm land will continue. The past several years, farm income has declined and farm operating expenses have increased. The .

  • Celebrate holidays by helping the hungry

    To the Editor: The City of Manhattan has many parades with a purpose, and one of the best occurs this coming Friday, Dec. 2. The Mayor’s Spirit of Christmas Lighted Parade takes on special cheer this year with a new .

  • Get an Optimist tree and support local youth

    To The Editor: The Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club is continuing the annual tradition of selling Christmas trees and holiday decorations. All proceeds benefit area youth and community projects. These include Optimist Ball Park, which is used practically year-round by Optimist-supported .

  • Small businesses vital to community’s culture

    To the Editor: The traditional holiday shopping season officially kicks off this week with big box stores promoting special Black Friday sales and Cyber Monday supporting shopping online. Sitting between these two big shopping days now sits Small Business Saturday, .

  • Help Toys for Manhattan brighten kids’ holidays

    To the Editor: On a Christmas Eve about 50 years ago, police office Al Myers answered a call to a family residence. Upon taking care of the matter, he realized that the children at this home had no Christmas gifts waiting .


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