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South Africa: Just What I Did(n’t) Expect.

South Africa: Just What I Did(n’t) Expect.

Ted Weiss, Reporter
January 9, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

I've been fortunate to travel throughout my 15 years on this Earth to a variety of places, from Europe, Asia to central, South America and within the United States. During this last winter break of 2014/2015, I, Ted Weiss, decided to venture off to South Africa. Okay, so me being the naive Ameri...

Cheerleading Places First at State (UPDATE: Watch video of winning routine)

Cheerleading Places First at State (UPDATE: Watch video of winning routine)

Aubrey Hall, Reporter
December 12, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports

All were abuzz with anticipation last Saturday, December 6, as our cheerleaders prepared to compete at the Denver Coliseum. After some brief practice, pep talks, and team photos, the girls took the floor. They performed to the song "Centuries" by Fall Out Boy, as well as a cheer that included our schoo...

Black Friday: Not worth it

Black Friday: Not worth it

Sam Weiss, Senior Reporter
December 5, 2014
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

My very peaceful, quiet Thanksgiving evening could have been extended for several more hours. Instead, it was cut short at around 8:00 due to my desire to score some great deals during the Black Friday sales event. Sacrificing the rest of my Thanksgiving night came at small cost, I thought. The onl...

Drive Smart Campaign Confronts Careless Driving

Drive Smart Campaign Confronts Careless Driving

Ted Weiss, Reporter
November 21, 2014
Filed under News

"We're incomplete without you" was put up this week on every single Manitou Springs High School locker. That's one motto being emphasized during Manitou Springs High School Drive Smart campaign. Drive Smart is a two week campaign that has been running over the last few years at Manitou. Manitou...

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...

The All-State Ensemble

The All-State Ensemble

Spencer Aurand, Senior Reporter
November 19, 2014
Filed under Music, Showcase

Rachael Bradshaw describes herself as a social butterfly, always on the lookout for new opportunities to have fun. The 17-year-old Manitou senior said she hopes to make new friends and meet with the old during her chance to sing with hundreds of student musicians from across the state. Bradsha...

Coaches Have High Hopes for This Wrestling Season

James Kilroy, Reporter
November 19, 2014
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Head coach Borkowski and assistant coaches Mr. Bonner, Mr. Nagel, and Mr. Miller are excited for the 2014-2015 wrestling season. They have high hopes for the team as a whole and expect great things to come from the past-years wrestlers and the newcomers. Head coach Brad Borkowski has been wrestli...

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...

Manitou Girls Volleyball goes to State

Manitou Girls Volleyball goes to State

Meghann Root, Reporter
November 17, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Manitou Girls Volleyball team kicked back the week before the state tournament as Manitou students participated in an impromptu spirit week by dressing up every day. The team chose the themes for each day and advertised them over Facebook and morning announcements. Manitou students supported the ...

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