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Editorial: Betsy DeVos’ Education Plans Will Negatively Affect Public School Students

Editorial: Betsy DeVos’ Education Plans Will Negatively Affect Public School Students

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief
February 8, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the United States Education Secretary, with a senate vote of 51-50. As a Colorado public high school student, this affects my peers and I greatly. Not only is DeVos wildly unqualified for the job via her lack of experience with public education or studen...

Editorial: American Education is Mainly Sports

Editorial: American Education is Mainly Sports

Chloe Armstrong, Reporter
October 11, 2016
Filed under Reviews

My math teacher mentioned this book, "The Smartest Kids in the World." He was talking about how in the end of it, the author went to this school tour that they were going to enroll their kids in, and on the end of the tour they asked a question: "What do you not want us parents to know about this school?"...

Editorial: Transgender Bathroom Law is Unconstitutional

Editorial: Transgender Bathroom Law is Unconstitutional

Chloe Armstrong, Reporter
October 10, 2016
Filed under Opinions

A law has been passed recently in North Carolina, and South Dakota, where transgender people cannot go into the bathroom that coincides with the gender they identify as. This is completely ridiculous; this will only insight violence against transgender individuals and only make matters worse. Some individuals...

Editorial: Teenage Male Perfection Pressure

Editorial: Teenage Male Perfection Pressure

Eryn McQueen, Reporter
October 4, 2016
Filed under Opinions

It's commonly known and talked about how much pressure is rested upon girls, typically in their teenage years, to be virtually perfect. They're expected to have an hourglass figure, clear skin, long hair, etc. What isn't addressed often, is the expectations aimed towards males. Whether we notice it...

Editorial: Colin Kaepernick Takes a Stand in His Own Way

Editorial: Colin Kaepernick Takes a Stand in His Own Way

Chloe Armstrong, Reporter
September 16, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

On September 2, Colin Kaepernick, quarterback of the San Fransisco 49ers, sat during the pledge of allegiance before a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick said in an...

Editorial: Does “The Jungle Book” Controversy Continue in 2016?

Editorial: Does “The Jungle Book” Controversy Continue in 2016?

Bryce Van Derveer, Reporter
April 27, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

The Jungle Book is among the most cherished of the Disney classics. From its charming animated style to its jazzy, addicting sound track, it truly represents what Disney is all about. Unfortunately, in this case, this came back and kicked he cooperation in the teeth. For those who don’t know, Disney...

Editorial: GSTA Day of Silence proves MSHS Less Accepting than Expected

Editorial: GSTA Day of Silence proves MSHS Less Accepting than Expected

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief
April 26, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

On April 15, the Manitou Springs High School Gay Straight Trans* Alliance (GSTA) participated in the national Day of Silence, an annual event meant to bring attention to LGBTQ+ bullying and harassment in schools. Members of the GSTA wore purple and stayed silent throughout the day in a show of solidar...

Editorial: What Happened to the ACT?

Editorial: What Happened to the ACT?

Sage Stevens, Reporter
April 7, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Colorado is one of two states (the other being Illinois) to require juniors to take a college entrance examination. In a few weeks, Manitou Springs High School 11th graders will be partaking in the American College Test (ACT). They have been preparing themselves with prep courses, study groups and Pre-ACT...

Editorial: A Voice for the Orcas

Editorial: A Voice for the Orcas

Sarah Bogush, Reporter
April 4, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

As of March 17, SeaWorld has made an official rule of banning their famous orca shows. This has been a recognizable issue ever since the film Blackfish was released in 2013. Included in the ban, they've also ruled out orca breeding, so the current generation of whales will be the last. Ever since th...

Editorial: Free Kesha from Sony Productions

Editorial: Free Kesha from Sony Productions

Lily Reavis, Prospector Editor-in-Chief
March 15, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Last week, a Manhattan Supreme Court Judge refused to allow 29-year-old pop star Kesha to terminate her six-album deal with Sony Productions after she accused her producer, “Dr. Luke”, with years of abuse. The courtroom filled with tears from Kesha and her supporters, as the case was widely disregar...

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