• K-State’s sexual assault program is not effective

    To the Editor: At the beginning of every fall semester, every K-State student is required to complete an alcohol and sexual assault awareness online workshop. As a senior, I have now taken four of these interactive and time-consuming online tutorials. .

  • Changing the mascot is the only proper move

    To the Editor: For those at the Manhattan Mercury, I’m sorry but your Sunday editorial has it all wrong. The idea that we have a rare opportunity regarding the Manhattan High School mascot is bunk. The opportunity to do .

  • School board handled MHS mascot issue well

    To the Editor: We should all appreciate the insightful, thorough and forward-thinking approach our school board is taking on the issue of the Manhattan High School mascot. The resolution, as the board has declared, must involve continued dialogue among key .

  • Late-night kindness is much appreciated

    To the Editor: Returning from Thanksgiving with my family and after dropping my son off at his residence, I noticed I had an extremely low tire, so I decided to stop at the air pump at Dillons store on Sarber .

  • School board passed the buck on the mascot

    To the Editor: I watched part of the Manhattan- Ogden Board of Education proceedings on Wednesday night, at least as much as I could stand. After all of the work done and time spent, as well as the numerous letters .

  • Manhattan should be on right side of history

    To the Editor: I could spout statistics for days about the oppression of minorities, about white privilege in this country and about cultural appropriation and the misuse of other cultures’ icons for our own gain. So here is what I .

  • Mythology of mascot trivializes real people

    To the Editor: As I listened to the speakers last Wednesday night, the lack of knowledge about real indigenous people proved the disconnect among mascot supporters. The mythology of this mascot trivializes the tribal members who exist in reality not .

  • It isn’t the mascot that makes MHS great

    To the Editor: As a parent of children in USD 383 and a Kansan who is proud of our state’s strong public education, I enjoy giving my time and resources to our schools. Public education has a high mission: to .

  • Teach students to be culturally competent

    To the Editor: As a resident of Manhattan, I feel we’ve reached a point where we must seriously and conscientiously weigh the potential negative consequences on indigenous students of keeping the Manhattan High School mascot against the benefits of .

  • Ignorance evident in ‘POWWOW’ headline

    To the Editor: I attended the Nov. 30 school board forum on the Manhattan High School mascot. The meeting was productive, informative and an important opportunity for Manhattanites to learn more about the mascot as well as the diverse voices that .

  • Let’s correct our error, and retire MHS mascot

    To the Editor: Mascots should never, ever be ethnic groups, especially not marginalized ethnic groups. Mascots work best as fauna (tigers, sharks, hawks) or groups that represent chosen professions or ideologies (pioneers, cowboys, patriots). Currently our students, teachers, parents, supporters .

  • Board should reject politically correct move

    To the Editor: I am a 28-year, four-war veteran of the U.S. Army. I understand that the politically educated Dudley Do Rights are attempting to eliminate the Manhattan High School Indian logo. In the past we eliminated the Incas, .


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