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Band Ends the Year with Award Concert

Band Ends the Year with Award Concert

Hanny Chairunnisa, Reporter
May 12, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

The Manitou Springs High School Band successfully held the end of the year concert on May 10th. This concert was special because it was the last time the seniors would perform in a MSHS Band concert. As well, awards and honors would be given to students who showed leadership and skill throughout t...

Band Improves Festival Scores From Last Year

Band Improves Festival Scores From Last Year

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Senior Reporter
May 5, 2017
Filed under Music, Showcase

Last year, Manitou Springs High School Symphonic Band competed in a prestigious competition called CHSAA Large Group and Solo & Ensemble Festival. They played the pieces "Overture for Winds" by Charles Carter and "The Thunderer" by John Philip Sousa. They scored II's across the board, I being the b...

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...

Winter Band Concert Features New and Unique Music

Winter Band Concert Features New and Unique Music

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Senior Reporter
January 10, 2017
Filed under Performing Arts, Showcase

This band concert was unique from others because unlike the past, they only had two group pieces for each different band. Before they had it where they did three or more group pieces, and maybe a few ensembles. This concert, they had many ensembles and very few group pieces. The strings ensemble...

Annual Awards Night Honors Students, Introduces Valedictorians

Annual Awards Night Honors Students, Introduces Valedictorians

Kaitlyn Davidson, Reporter
May 13, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

This year's annual Award Night honored outstanding academic achievement and prestigious awards and scholarships were presented to ambitious juniors and seniors. Unlike many years' past, the Valedictorian Award went to two people, whose GPA and advanced classes were ultimately tried down to the th...

GSTA Participates in Annual “Day of Silence”

GSTA Participates in Annual “Day of Silence”

Lizzy Anderson, Senior Reporter
April 18, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The Day of Silence, which stands to bring awareness to anti-LGBT harassment, began in 1996 and has since became an international event. The Manitou Gay Straight Trans* Alliance (GSTA) participated in the event this year, on April 15. "We're silent to stand in solidarity with people in the LGBTQ...

Review: Annual One Acts Join Coffee House to Showcase Talent

Review: Annual One Acts Join Coffee House to Showcase Talent

Bryce Vanderveer, Reporter
February 10, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Performing Arts, Reviews, Showcase

Theater is among the largest clubs in the Manitou School District, sporting multiple first place awards for their one act performances. The group has entertained the district for years with their many other annual plays. This, of course, does come at some cost. That is where the Coffee House progr...

Totally Tubular: Students Dress up for 80’s day

Totally Tubular: Students Dress up for 80’s day

Sita Ahlen, Senior Reporter
October 6, 2015
Filed under News

Today, October 6, 2015, was the 2nd day of Homecoming Week. The theme was "80s". Many students arrived at school dolled up in their parents' old shirts or shoes. Most were wearing knee high socks and their hair in colorful scrunchies. A few students used characters from "The Breakfast Club" or "Bac...

Biology Bug Project 2015

Biology Bug Project 2015

Lizzy Anderson, Senior Reporter
September 18, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

The Bug Project has been a tradition for Mr. Mack's fall biology class for 14 years. Students are required to collect around 60 insects from a variety of species. Diagrams are then built, having the bugs in a variety of settings. The diagrams are then judged by a few staff members. Mr. Nishim...

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