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“SnowBall” Brings Change to Annual Winter Dance

“SnowBall” Brings Change to Annual Winter Dance

Amelia Mckenzie, Guest Writer
December 18, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Over the past few years, the student council has organized a winter dance for the students in a similar fashion year and year again. Expectations for what the dance ends up like are built from the consistency we have seen thus far; however, the "Snowball" this year will break the pattern. ...

Heartbreaking Loss for Reigning State Cheer Champs

Heartbreaking Loss for Reigning State Cheer Champs

Aubrey Hall, Photography Editor
December 15, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

As Manitou’s cheer team took to the performance floor on Friday, December 11 at the Denver Coliseum, they carried with them the hard work of a long and arduous week. Along with the usual pressures leading up to the cheerleaders’ most important annual competition, there was the loss of their hea...

A competitive edge: the role club swimming plays in the high school season

A competitive edge: the role club swimming plays in the high school season

Kieran Lynch, Swim Correspondent
December 4, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Manitou Springs High School's girls’ swim team started training for their season in the past few weeks, however many of the girls have not stopped training since the season ended last year. High school swimming is a sport that is very strongly influenced by swimming clubs. A majority of the ...

Annual Holiday Craft Fair is Near

Annual Holiday Craft Fair is Near

Sita Ahlen, Senior Reporter
December 3, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

December has begun, and those of us who celebrate winter holidays and have not already bought gifts are soon to be in a dire need. The Holiday Craft Show is on Saturday, December 12, 13 days before Christmas and six days after the start of hanukkah. This event is a perfect way to catch up on need...

Cheerleaders Place First at League Competition

Cheerleaders Place First at League Competition

Aubrey Hall, Photography Editor
December 3, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

All were abuzz with anticipation on the evening of December 1, when cheerleaders and fans alike congregated in the new gym of Manitou Springs High School for the annual 3A Tri-Peaks League competition. This was the first time in three years that Manitou has hosted the event. After weeks of early ...

Annual Drive Smart Assembly Encourages Students

Annual Drive Smart Assembly Encourages Students

Sita Ahlen, Senior Reporter
November 19, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

The week of seeing chalk lettering on the walls and announcements from Student Council Drive Smart week has almost come to an end. An assembly during advisory on Thursday, November 19, was an exciting and mellow way to move into the carnival on Friday the 20. Not only did Student Council cr...

New Astronomy Club Hosts Stargazing Event

New Astronomy Club Hosts Stargazing Event

Sita Ahlen, Senior Reporter
November 16, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

The Astronomy Club hosted their first event on Thursday, November 12th. The club worked for approximately two weeks learning about the topics they would be presenting. Although Astronomy Club was only created in September, they are already comfortable with their telescopes and knowledge of ...

Review: Servant of Two Masters Finishes Production

Review: Servant of Two Masters Finishes Production

Sita Ahlen and Bella Galardo
November 13, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Clapping and laughing boomed throughout the theater during the majority of the play. Then, after months of practicing, the fall play was finally finished on Sunday, November 8. In a dialogue-heavy drama where very few scenes had more than a couple seconds of silence, actors, especially Morgan Baker (12)...

Advanced Chemistry Teaches Elementary Students about Cow Eyeballs

Advanced Chemistry Teaches Elementary Students about Cow Eyeballs

Theodore Weiss, Senior Reporter
November 12, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Fourth grade includes a brief introduction to Christopher Columbus's venture to the new world, a bit of coloring in between recesses, and, recently, eye dissection. In the past few days, Mrs. Roberson's advanced chemistry class taught fourth graders from both of MSSD14's elementary schools how ...

November Students of the Month Lead a Path of Kindness

November Students of the Month Lead a Path of Kindness

Gianni Truscelli, Reporter
November 11, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Every month there is a new student chosen for the spot of student of the month. This month, Isaac green (12) and Will Pranchack (9) are the chosen students. Pranchack has done a lot of work volunteering and participating in a club at our school, called WORRRMS. Pranchak's English teacher, Mr. Gi...

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