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Feature: Steven Blocher’s “The Hainan Island Incident”

Feature: Steven Blocher’s “The Hainan Island Incident”

David Misyura, Reporter
October 18, 2016
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Imagine a fine day of surveillance from the air, when all of a sudden, a Chinese jet collides, forcing an emergency landing on Chinese territory, where the officials there then detain and hold interrogations for almost two weeks. That's Steven Blocher's story of the Hainan Island Incident. It all...

Yuji Zhong: Something about China

Yuji Zhong: Something about China

October 12, 2016
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China is far away from the United States and, because of the long distance and history, these two countries are completely different. I am a Chinese exchange student, and I think that this difference between locations is incredibly interesting. First, let's talk about education. The government in...

Feature: Jonathan Nishimoto Talks Video Games, Motorcycles

Feature: Jonathan Nishimoto Talks Video Games, Motorcycles

Sabrina Randolph, Reporter
October 5, 2016
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Ever heard of the wonderful "Master of Motoycles"? The man who's the "King of science and technology"? That man happens to work at Manitou Springs High School. Jonathan Shigeol Nishimoto is the Secondary Science teacher here at the High School. Standing at five foot eight, this twenty-four-year old loves...

Ella Slater, Varsity Cheer Freshman, Talks Sport

Ella Slater, Varsity Cheer Freshman, Talks Sport

Marissa Thomas, Reporter
October 4, 2016
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Ella Slater is a freshman at Manitou Springs High School. She tried out for the cheer team at the beginning of the school year, and made varsity. According to Slater, she was very excited and astonished that she made varsity, because she hadn't been practicing over the summer aside from attending the...

Caleb Edwards: Parkour Extraordinare

Caleb Edwards: Parkour Extraordinare

David Misyura, Reporter
September 27, 2016
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Many of us have hobbies that we are passionate about. Sometimes those hobbies aren't well known by those around us, but for Caleb Edwards (10), it's all about movement, and sharing that movement. Edwards is a traceur, meaning he does parkour, or the practice of moving efficiently and practically in any...

Yuji Zhong: A Year To Remember

Yuji Zhong: A Year To Remember

Eryn McQueen, Reporter
September 20, 2016
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Yuji Zhong (11) is a foreign exchange student from Beijing, China. Zhong arrived in Colorado on August 24, 2016, which was a bit hectic since school started just two days later. She lives with her host family, Yvonne and Matt Carpenter, along with their daughter Kyla Carpenter (9), who also attends...

New School Year, New Staff

New School Year, New Staff

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Senior Reporter
September 9, 2016
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Some Mustangs might have noticed the several new staff members that have joined Manitou Springs High School this year. There are four new English teachers and two new Counselors. Some of these new staff members include Elizabeth Lockard (Spanish), David Bonogofsky (World Geography), and Robyn Buch...

Final Installment: Mighty Five on Fridays (on Tuesday)

Final Installment: Mighty Five on Fridays (on Tuesday)

James Baker and Zach McGee
May 24, 2016
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https://youtu.be/WX2767oSpI8   This week's Mighty Five features Jared Keul, all of our wonderful teachers, the foreign students attending our school this year: Jay, Akseli, Poe, Santiago, Asma, And Nastya, the entire graduating senior class, and saving the very best for the very last, Zach...

Manitou Seniors Receive Local Scholarship

Manitou Seniors Receive Local Scholarship

Anela Wright, Reporter
May 24, 2016
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Earlier this month, the Manitou Springs Educational Foundation announced their scholarship winner and their vocational scholarship winner. Mahalia Henshel (12) won the MSEF business alliance scholarship Colton Sherraden (12) won the vocational scholarship. Henshel plans to attend CSU Fort Collins with...

Sound Nook Session: Olivia Briggs-Hale Shows Singing Talent

Sound Nook Session: Olivia Briggs-Hale Shows Singing Talent

Kaitlyn Cashdollar and Anela Wright
May 20, 2016
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This week, the Prospector had the pleasure of recording Olivia Briggs-Hale (12), a singer and student here at Manitou. She sang three songs, "When We Were Young" by Adele, "Hide and Seek" by Imogen Heap and "When I Was Your Man" by Bruno Mars. You might recognize Briggs-Hale from the spring musical,...

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