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Editorial: Bernie Sanders: Revolution is Coming

Editorial: Bernie Sanders: Revolution is Coming

Theodore Weiss, Senior Reporter
September 9, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

I remember entering Manitou High's doors for the very first time as a high schooler. I was young, ambitious and slightly scared. That was 2 years ago. Now I'm a junior, which sounds so surreal to say. As a junior, my peers and friends at my high school have started to think not only about where to...

PARCC: The Good, the Bad, or the Ugly?

PARCC: The Good, the Bad, or the Ugly?

Tyler Jungbauer, Writer
May 5, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

    Even though the Manitou Springs High School, as well as numerous other schools and academies across the country, already underwent the first stage of PARCC testing, there is still yet another round of difficult testing. The PARCC test (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness f...

Not a Compliment: Street Harassment in the Modern Age

Not a Compliment: Street Harassment in the Modern Age

Lily Reavis and Aubrey Hall
May 5, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Pop culture and mainstream media have been standardizing cat-calling and street harassment for decades. Movies and T.V. shows often depict men whistling, yelling "compliments", and blatantly staring at women they find attractive. Though these things are depicted as being relatively harmless, and in some ...

Word on the Street: PARCC Testing

William Dillinder and Leland Spangler
April 30, 2015
Filed under News, Opinions, Showcase, Uncategorized, Video

  *Here at MSHS Mass Media we have been rather busy finishing the yearbook, we regret that we couldn't bring this to you sooner. However, in light of the coming tests next week, we could not pass up the opportunity to share this with you. In the above presentation regarding state mandated...

Unpractical Thought, Practical Thinking

Unpractical Thought, Practical Thinking

Tyler Jungbauer, Writer
April 29, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

  Fareed Zakaria, who is a writer for the Washington Post and a host on CNN, recently published a book titled In Defense of A Liberal Education, which comments heavily on modern education’s tendency to stray toward a STEM-based focus (STEM standing for "science, technology, engineering, an...

Puppy mills and the real story behind pet store puppies

Puppy mills and the real story behind pet store puppies

Lizzy Anderson, Writer
March 20, 2015
Filed under Opinions

Puppy mills have been around for years, but why do we still continue to let them to operate, when they break most animal cruelty laws? When walking by pet stores, most people watch the dogs wrestling and playing, however most of these dogs are hiding a deep dark secret. Those cute puppies come from...

The controversy over sex ed, and why it needs to change

The controversy over sex ed, and why it needs to change

Lily Reavis, Senior Writer
March 13, 2015
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Sex ed, or sexual education, is a high school course has been a controversial topic for as long as it’s been around. Parents who oppose it often  believe that it promotes sexual activity within their teenagers. Teenagers believe that it’s a waste of time. Teachers can feel awkward and wary to indulge...

Protips: The do’s and dont’s of applying for college

Protips: The do’s and dont’s of applying for college

Leland Spangler and Isabel Dufford
March 11, 2015
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CollegeDegrees360 (Flickr) Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, we understand: college is a long way away, isn’t it? You don't have to worry about all that yet. It's fine. Well, that's what many of us seniors thought as well, once upon a time. Unfortunately, we've since realized that our partially-dev...

Feminism vs the 21st Century

Feminism vs the 21st Century

Lily Reavis, Senior Writer
March 9, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Video

Video: The Prospector's Lily Reavis interviews (in order of appearance): Savannah Riley (12), Brennan McLaren (11), Sean Crossno (12), Valerie Karr (11), social studies teacher Mr. Jones, Sam Bishop (11), Noah Sobeck (9), Maddie Dayhoff (11), Mikayla Hobbs (12), Aubrey Hall (9), Mia Elliott (11),...

Excelling through the arts

Excelling through the arts

William Dillinder, Writer
March 5, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinions, Showcase

  Upon passing by the band room on an early Tuesday morning, one may be serenaded by the sounds of complete chaos: randomization of scales, eardrum shattering attempts at “high C’s” in the trumpet section, and the flamboyant display of percussive obnoxiousness can all culminate into a cataclysm...

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