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Feature: Steven Blocher’s “The Hainan Island Incident”

Feature: Steven Blocher’s “The Hainan Island Incident”

David Misyura, Reporter
October 18, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Imagine a fine day of surveillance from the air, when all of a sudden, a Chinese jet collides, forcing an emergency landing on Chinese territory, where the officials there then detain and hold interrogations for almost two weeks. That's Steven Blocher's story of the Hainan Island Incident. It all...

Caleb Edwards: Parkour Extraordinare

Caleb Edwards: Parkour Extraordinare

David Misyura, Reporter
September 27, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Many of us have hobbies that we are passionate about. Sometimes those hobbies aren't well known by those around us, but for Caleb Edwards (10), it's all about movement, and sharing that movement. Edwards is a traceur, meaning he does parkour, or the practice of moving efficiently and practically in any...

Yuji Zhong: A Year To Remember

Yuji Zhong: A Year To Remember

Eryn McQueen, Reporter
September 20, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Yuji Zhong (11) is a foreign exchange student from Beijing, China. Zhong arrived in Colorado on August 24, 2016, which was a bit hectic since school started just two days later. She lives with her host family, Yvonne and Matt Carpenter, along with their daughter Kyla Carpenter (9), who also attends...

Manitou Springs High School Receives National Student Council Award

Manitou Springs High School Receives National Student Council Award

Andrea Edwards, Student Council Correspondent
April 13, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Council

Manitou Springs High School Student Council has been awarded a 2016 National Gold Council of Excellence Award by the National Association of Student Councils (NASC). Right now, you're probably wondering what this award is all about and the significance of it all. According to Ann Postlewaite, who...

Cicada Scott Advances to Final Round in Scholarship for Essay Focusing on Gender

Cicada Scott Advances to Final Round in Scholarship for Essay Focusing on Gender

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Reporter
April 11, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Cicada Scott (12) was selected as a finalist to win a $2500 scholarship for writing an essay on the impact society had on who they are today. The story uses To Kill a Mockingbird as a base prompt, and uses how society shapes the characters in the book as a comparison to how it has impacted them ...

Manitou’s Only Female Wrestler Discusses Sport

Manitou’s Only Female Wrestler Discusses Sport

Kaitlyn Davidson, Reporter
March 28, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Last year in the U.S., 11,496 high school girls wrestled. According to the National Wrestling Coaches Association, thats a staggering increase from past year, at 20%. “Alaska, California, Hawaii, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington all sponsor a state high school championship”  the National Wrestl...

Kellen Reid, 16, on Target to Receive Pilot’s License

Kellen Reid, 16, on Target to Receive Pilot’s License

Lizzy Anderson, Reporter
March 9, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

When most teenagers were learning how to drive a car, Kellen Reid (11) was busy learning how to fly a plane. Two weekends ago, Reid flew solo from Colorado Springs to Raton New Mexico, then to Pueblo and back to Colorado Springs. The trip, over 200 miles, is double the required 100 miles. The trip c...

Exchange Students: A Year Unaccounted For

Exchange Students: A Year Unaccounted For

Kaitlyn Davidson, Reporter
March 8, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

They braved the cultural barriers and crossed political boundaries to come and learn in America. This courageous adventure should be awarded, yet the year they spend here doesn’t count towards graduation in their home country. Currently, 10 exchange students are taking challenging classes, incl...

The “how”s, “who”s, and “why”s of the brand-new PARCC test

The “how”s, “who”s, and “why”s of the brand-new PARCC test

Ryan Cantwell and Hunter Sherraden
March 20, 2015
Filed under Features

Common Core standards are a high-level system for math and English classes that allow the educational system to see where students should be depending on grade level. It strives to get all students in the United States on the same level to prepare them for college and/or future careers. The ...

M-Term offers Manitou students a chance to expand their horizons

M-Term offers Manitou students a chance to expand their horizons

Tyler Jungbauer, Writer
February 26, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

M-Term is coming up soon, and though this is its second year, few actually know what it is. Returning because of its success, M-Term is an opportunity for students and teachers alike to explore their passions. “[M-Term] was created to really represent R₂O [Rigor, Relationships and Opportunities],”...

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