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Joe is a boss

Joe is a boss

November 8, 2012
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I had the privilege of going and seeing Vice President Joe Biden speak in Pueblo. I arrived in pueblo an hour or so before doors opened on Saturday, Nov. 3.  A long line had already began forming outside the doors of a Pueblo high school. Secret service agents and swat officers lined the roof tops intently...

Christensen runs amok in Footies

Christensen runs amok in Footies

October 31, 2012
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Beloved senior and invaluable member of the Prospector Staff, John Christensen, managed to get his hands on a pair of pink footie pajamas in celebration of Halloween. What was initially embarrassment and slight remorse quickly escalated into slippery mayhem. Christensen took a liking, rather suddenly, to his c...

Snow arrives in Manitou

Snow arrives in Manitou

October 26, 2012
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The first snow in Colorado Springs has come a bit earlier than usual this year, on October 25. Normally, the first snowfall comes around Halloween, but this year it snuck up on Colorado Springs residents about a week early. The snow is supposed to continue falling tonight, but after that it is not expected...

Teachers give students healthy choices

Teachers give students healthy choices

October 10, 2012
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Ms. Wecks and Ms.Surage now offer a healthy alternative beverage to MSHS students and staff: homemade juice. Every Wednesday they come to school with jars full of colorful  juices, selling full glasses to students and staff. Every week there are new kinds of juice offered, such as apple-berry-beet,...

Students dress up for Homecoming

Students dress up for Homecoming

October 3, 2012
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The MSHS hallways were taken back to the days of hair metal and Paula Abdul, as students wearing neon tights and sweatbands swarmed the school on 80s day. The Homecoming theme this year is "Through the Decades," consisting of three themed days, a class color day, and a green and gold day. Even a few of the teachers dug through the racks at Goodwill to find some clothes similar to ones they got rid of years...

Homecoming kicks off

Homecoming kicks off

October 3, 2012
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Homecoming officially kicked off Saturday, with the drive-in movie night, where an estimated 85 students partook in the viewing of the John Travolta classic “Grease”. For the students who could not attend the movie night, it became obvious it was homecoming week once they entered the school. The...

iPads see varied classroom usage

iPads see varied classroom usage

September 26, 2012
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Manitou Springs School District 14 is the first public school in the country to give iPads to every one of its students. However, all of the teachers in the high school aren’t in agreement on the usefulness of the new technology. Brian Brown was one of three teachers to use iPads last year. “I find [iPads] to be very helpful to myself and my students,” said Brown. “We spend about sixty percent of c...

Prom chaperones come to trial

September 25, 2012
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Last year’s senior prom, held at Manitou Springs City Hall on April 21, became infamous across the nation when two parent chaperones, Jennifer Farmer and Hannah Rockey, sprayed Fabreze at a group of dancing students, as well as calling several students rude or hurtful names. This was done in an attempt...

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