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Robotics: FRC Competition Just Around the Bend

Robotics: FRC Competition Just Around the Bend

Tyler Jungbauer, Reporter
February 11, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

“We put the green in green and gold,” says senior Jacob Hale, who has been on robotics four years, and is one of three team captains of the Manitou Springs High School robotics team along with fellow seniors Max Jonas Knaver and Kaya Bacon. Robotics is an afterschool club that runs from 4:30 t...

Dance decorating: The student council that never sleeps

Dance decorating: The student council that never sleeps

Leland Spangler, Reporter
February 10, 2015
Filed under Features

“The city never sleeps” is a common cliche when describing the nightlife around major metropolitan areas such as New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Interestingly enough, this phrase is rarely attributed to Manitou Springs High School despite the seemingly perpetual Student Council presence. ...

Danger over the South China Sea: Mr. Blocher’s time in the navy

Danger over the South China Sea: Mr. Blocher’s time in the navy

Tyler Jungbauer, Reporter
February 9, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Prospector is having some technical difficulties - this audio file cannot be accessed on the school servers, so for the time being you won't be able to listen on your iPads. Make sure to check it out from home or a mobile device.   Math and programming teacher at Manitou Springs High School, Steven Blocher, sits down with the Prospector's Tyler Jungbauer to share some stor...

Snow day or no? The decision-making process behind District 14 snow days

Snow day or no? The decision-making process behind District 14 snow days

Hunter Sherraden, Reporter
January 30, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

We all know the feeling; the alarm clock jolts us awake, and before we can process anything else, we wonder if the school has graced us with what most of us would consider the greatest gift they could give - a snow day. However, there is much more behind these blissful extravagancies than most of us...

Spanish class travels to Cabo San Lucas over Winter Break

Spanish class travels to Cabo San Lucas over Winter Break

Meghann Root and Sita Ahlen
January 23, 2015
Filed under Features

From January 1st to January 6th, Manitou Springs High School junior Steven Jensen, junior Isaac Green, sophomore Ellie Triplett, and freshman Ben Perkins, with Spanish teacher, Senorita Gery, traveled to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, a coastal town at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula. Be...

Mustangs for Wish Kids

Mustangs for Wish Kids

Kelsey Hartwig, Student Council Correspondent
January 13, 2015
Filed under Student Council, The Slideshow

Though the season of giving is nearly to an end, it is just the beginning for Manitou Springs High School. MSHS is a proud supporter of the Make-A-Wish foundation, a very large foundation that "helps make the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience...

Ten ways to de-stress during finals week

Ten ways to de-stress during finals week

Daniela Pinto Payares, Student Council Correspondent
January 8, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Council

The end of the first semester is approaching quickly and with that comes finals. This is the time when some cannot sleep because they are worried they will not pass a class, when they stay up late studying for that class they just do not understand, when the heart starts to race and the nails are not...

Isaac Green’s Style

Isaac Green’s Style

Tabby Nevinczenko, Reporter
November 20, 2014
Filed under Features

Isaac Green, quite possibly the most popular man at Manitou Springs High School, has style. His whimsical, thrifty style consists of busy patterns, fun socks, button down shirts and color galore. When students were asked "Who dresses well at this school?", Green's name was the first one heard. ...

Pondering the Ponds of Red Rocks

Pondering the Ponds of Red Rocks

Sam Weiss, Senior Reporter
November 20, 2014
Filed under Features, Showcase

Don Ellis is a local historian and expert on the Red Rocks Open Space. Ellis wrote in one article that the first man-made pond was not intended to be a pond, it was actually just the lowest level in one of the old quarries, shaped like an enclosed rectangular area that filled with water and looke...

When 99.9% Isopropyl Alcohol Meets Fire: Mr. Kemp Talks About His Experiments

Tabby Nevinczenko, Reporter
November 18, 2014
Filed under Features, Video

Every year for his freshman classes, Mr.Kemp performs several exciting experiments that involve fire, explosions and other intriguing exciting products of chemistry and physics. This is a student favorite­­ where Kemp fills a large jug with 99.9% isopropyl alcohol and sets it ablaze; creating...

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