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Stories from duPont Manual High School
Gold, Grillz and Games: the bond of Black culture
Opinions

Jessica Carney-Perks | May 10, 2021

The trends that come and go in fashion vary from different parts of the world, varying minds, and varying eras that predispose them to creativity.

What was relevant then seems to always find its way…

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OPINION: Transphobia is becoming law
Opinions

Justin Farris | April 26, 2021

Arkansas has passed a law to ban minors from gender transition, and immediately forced minors already undergoing treatment to cease. Kentucky has a bill right now purporting to ban hormones and transition…

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BHM: Redefining what it means to be Black
Opinions

Jessica Carney-Perks | March 4, 2021

Black people and Black history will continue to echo through the remainder of the year until the next February celebration, as this year’s Black History Month begins to draw to a close. 

The shortest…

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The romanticization of the ghetto in Louisville
News

Jessica Carney-Perks | January 25, 2021

G-H-E-T-T-O. 

As this ghetto is visualized, abandoned buildings appear, kids playing the streets unsupervised replay, bass-booming music buzzes, and renovated old cars gleam in the reflection as graffiti…

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Kentucky law enforcement training used video with Nazi symbol
News

Satchel Walton | January 25, 2021

An online training used in 2020 by a Kentucky state law enforcement training agency features a Nazi symbol in a clip from an anti-Semitic video produced by a neo-Nazi media company.

The Kentucky Department…

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The value of a name
Opinions

Jessica Carney-Perks | January 22, 2021

The day we are brought into the world, our paths are left undefined and untouched. However, a name is the start of an identity. 

An identity that you form with your own personality, sexuality, religious…

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KSP “ruthless killer” training slideshow used as early as 1998
News

Satchel Walton | January 22, 2021

Kentucky State Police (KSP) trained cadets with a presentation that quoted Robert E. Lee and instructed them to be “ruthless killer[s]” as early as 1998.

The presentation, which Manual RedEye obtained…

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Despite claims, second Kentucky State Police slideshow suggests “ruthless” violence taught for years
News

Satchel Walton | January 21, 2021

A second Kentucky State Police (KSP) training slideshow created in 2001 and last edited in 2011 contains Hitler quotes and promotes “ruthless” violence, suggesting earlier claims that this training…

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KSP training slideshow quotes Hitler, advocates ‘ruthless’ violence
News

Satchel Walton | January 21, 2021

UPDATE, 4:15 PM: Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear responded to this story with the following statement: “This is absolutely unacceptable. It is further unacceptable that I just learned about this through…

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EXCLUSIVE: Governor Beshear on reopenings, Class of 2020, anxiety, the future
Coronavirus

Reece Gunther | May 20, 2020

In an exclusive interview with Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, Beshear indicated that he is focused on making every effort possible to allow students the opportunity to attend school in the fall. However,…

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Reflection: Managing quarantine with an eating disorder
Coronavirus

KC Ciresi | April 14, 2020

This article contains sensitive content regarding eating disorders and mental health. Reader discretion is advised.

As the world struggles to cope due to the COVID-19 outbreak, so will many people suffering…

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Teachers come together to care for students
Coronavirus

Reece Gunther | April 8, 2020

Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) began across JCPS today, and because of COVID-19, everyone’s daily routine seems different. Teachers are no exception.

Whether it’s the unfamiliarity with online…

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Q&A: Everything Manual students need to know about school closure
Coronavirus

RedEye Staff | March 16, 2020

You asked and we answered. We’ve compiled a list of the questions Manual students had pertaining to school closure, Manual’s plans, scheduling, AP exams and much more. Let us know what questions you have…

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BREAKING: JCPS closes through spring break, Manual reacts
Coronavirus

RedEye Staff | March 13, 2020

JCPS Superintendent Marty Pollio announced earlier today that all schools will be closed beginning on Monday, March 16 through spring break, in response to Governor Beshear’s recommendation that all…

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DEVELOPING: Manual prepares for coronavirus
Coronavirus

Molly Gregory | March 11, 2020

On Sunday, March 8, Gov. Beshear announced on a live stream that three more cases of COVID-19 coronavirus have been diagnosed in Jefferson, Fayette and Harrison counties, making for a total of four cases.

JCPS…

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Manual graduate Greer Schneider evaluates South Carolina’s Democratic Primary
Features

Kate Benton | March 9, 2020

Last Saturday, South Carolina, the fourth and final early voting state, held its Democratic Presidential Preference Primary.

The race’s remaining candidates—with the exception of Michael Bloomberg,…

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BHM: My grandpa’s experience with busing
Features

Norah Wulkopf | February 26, 2020

In July of 1974, the Supreme Court ruled on Milliken v. Bradley, one of the most influential court cases on school desegregation. While Brown v. Board of Education decided that “separate but equal”…

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OPINION: Dress code survey lacks clarity, perpetuates inequality
Opinions

RedEye Staff | February 26, 2020

This week, Manual’s Culture and Climate Committee released a survey aimed at getting the perspectives of all stakeholders on the topic of “appropriate school attire.”

However, despite the well-intended…

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Members of a Manual family killed in St. Louis car crash
News

KC Ciresi | February 17, 2020

Four Louisvillians died in a car accident near St. Louis, Missouri Friday morning on the way to a volleyball tournament in St. Louis, Missouri. YPAS freshman Brennan Prather’s mother and sister, Lesley…

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TikTok famous people of Manual
Features

KC Ciresi | February 17, 2020

TikTok seems to be the most recent social media fad, and Manual is no stranger to the app. While much of the student body finds themselves scrolling through and liking the short, usually humorous videos…

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Dog therapy: Cookie helps students unwind
Features

Adrienne Sato | February 3, 2020

It’s a dreary Thursday at Manual. Students lug their backpacks to the lunchroom and sit down to eat. Many pull out their textbooks to squeeze in a few more problems, a few more sentences, a few more…

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Feature: Shock factor
Features

Kate Benton | January 30, 2020

After an exhausting eight hour school day, sophomore Cassidy Adwell (10, J+C) trudged into cheerleading practice, which would take up another three hours. The day wasn’t over yet.

To take some of…

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OPINION: Expelling students isn’t acting in the Christian spirit
Opinions

EP Presnell | January 23, 2020

If you haven’t been on social media or seen the countless news articles surrounding the former Whitefield Academy student Kayla Kenney’s expulsion over a photo of her celebrating her birthday wearing…

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Manual RedEye: A year in photos
Photo

Cesca Campisano | December 20, 2019

As we celebrate the end of the year, Manual RedEye is taking a trip down memory lane with some of our favorite photos from 2019.

Mandala Gupta VerWiebe (11, J+C) holds out a cupcake during a photoshoot…

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FEATURE: Out like a light
Features

KC Ciresi | November 25, 2019

Her breathing slowed and eyelids shut before she jerked forward and continued to read the notes on her paper. The battle to stay awake against her own body’s natural instincts became more like war. She…

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REFLECTION: I am important and so is my mental health
Opinions

Payton Carns | October 11, 2019

On days like World Mental Health Day, I always take time to reflect on my journey with my mental health and what it took to get it at the best place possible. I think back to five years ago and how long…

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