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Aubrey Hall: Working to Increase Voter Registration at MSHS

Aubrey Hall: Working to Increase Voter Registration at MSHS

Spencer Briggs-Hale, Reporter
January 30, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Millennials make up one of the largest voter groups in the United States. Roughly 69.2 million millennials (ages 18-35) were eligible to vote in the 2016 election, according to Pew Research Center's analysis of the U.S Census Bureau data. That is about 31% of the total votes in the United State. There is a problem, this large percentage of voters has one of the lowest voter turnout rates of the e...

Standout TAWC Students Making a Difference

Standout TAWC Students Making a Difference

Spencer Briggs-Hale, Reporter
January 30, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Teen drug abuse is a troubling epidemic. The Teen Advocates for a Well Community (TAWC) are trying to change this troubling trend. Through the use of social media campaigns and personal meetings, this group is is changing their community. This week, Jan. 23-27, is a huge step forward in the right direc...

Manitou Students Make Voices Heard at State-Wide Women’s Marches

Manitou Students Make Voices Heard at State-Wide Women’s Marches

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief
January 24, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

On January 21, 2017, the day after the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, millions of people across the US participated in protest “Women’s Marches.” Several students from Manitou Springs High School attended local marches either in Colorado Springs or Denver. Aubrey Hall (11), Becca...

School Rivalry Generates Food for Local Pantry

School Rivalry Generates Food for Local Pantry

Aubrey Hall, Photography Editor
December 15, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Every year, student council representatives from Manitou and St. Mary’s High Schools team up to channel the rivalry between them into raising food for their communities. Traditionally, this food drive occurs during the week preceding Manitou’s first football game against St. Mary’s, and concludes whe...

Sign Up For the January NHS Blood Drive

Sign Up For the January NHS Blood Drive

Becca Heiniger, Audio/Visual Editor
December 12, 2016
Filed under News

For many years, National Honor Society has been a part of the Penrose-St. Francis Blood Drive. This year it is on Wednesday, January 11 from 8:00am-2:00pm. To get a permission sheet and sign up for a time slot, go to Mrs. Roberson’s room. There are a few requirements for donating blood: – You must...

Sophomore Creates Literary Magazine for MSHS Students

Sophomore Creates Literary Magazine for MSHS Students

David Misyura, Reporter
December 12, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Kaitlyn Cashdollar (10) recently created the Manitou Muse, a literary magazine that aims to showcase Manitou students' artistic works, showcasing her future aspirations as a book editor. Cashdollar describes the Muse as, "A creative outlet where students can publish their work and their expression," ...

New Tech Theatre Class to be Offered Second Semester

New Tech Theatre Class to be Offered Second Semester

Becca Heiniger, Audio/Visual Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Wendy Harms is starting a Tech Theatre class next semester. It will take place during fourth block. Overall, the class will teach the basics of putting on a performance, and students will learn to appreciate all that goes on behind the scenes of a theatre performance. The class will help support the...

How a Game Show Can Save Lives

How a Game Show Can Save Lives

Talia Traxler, Reporter
December 7, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

On Monday November 28, Manitou Springs High School held an assembly for Drive Smart, an annual event put on by student council that helps save lives by informing teens about safe driving. The assembly wasn't, however, typical, as Think Smart Interactive took a new approach to inform students with...

Astronomy Club Hosts Night Under the Stars

Astronomy Club Hosts Night Under the Stars

Jackson Parker and Thomas Hudson
December 2, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

On Thursday, December 1, Manitou Springs High School Astronomy Club had a night under the stars. In the late evening sky they were able to spot numerous galaxies, nebulas and stars. The club, which currently includes several students from all grades, is meeting monthly under the supervision of former...

Annual Craft Fair Attracts a Crowd

Annual Craft Fair Attracts a Crowd

Mo Heiniger, Reporter
November 30, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Council

With planning starting as early as August, this year's craft fair culminated on Nov. 19. Chairperson of the event Andrea Edwards (12) said, "There were more people involved than I thought that there would be. I had a committee with two other people. There was Mrs. Stoneback, obviously and then Ms. Wendy....

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