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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...

Aubrey Hall: Working to Increase Voter Registration at MSHS

Aubrey Hall: Working to Increase Voter Registration at MSHS

Spencer Briggs-Hale, Reporter
January 30, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Millennials make up one of the largest voter groups in the United States. Roughly 69.2 million millennials (ages 18-35) were eligible to vote in the 2016 election, according to Pew Research Center's analysis of the U.S Census Bureau data. That is about 31% of the total votes in the United State. There is a problem, this large percentage of voters has one of the lowest voter turnout rates of the e...

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...

Students For Trump Share Stances on Election 2016

Students For Trump Share Stances on Election 2016

Jackson Parker
October 21, 2016
Filed under News

Listen to the interview here The election is coming to an end and students across America are solidifying their ideas of the candidates. While many students are undecided and several are not interested in the election at all, a handful of students are open in who they'd support if they could vote. To...

Manitou Students Represent Presidential Candidates in Debate

Manitou Students Represent Presidential Candidates in Debate

Kaitlyn Davidson and Sage Stevens
May 9, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Manitou Springs has a very diverse political scene, with many students passionately debating controversial topics, some of which the presidential candidates stand for.  “This election is an unpopularity contest for the ages,” according to The Washington Post, and students have taken to many socia...

Editorial: Gun Violence and the Opposition of Safety by GOP Candidates

Editorial: Gun Violence and the Opposition of Safety by GOP Candidates

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief
January 12, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

In the past three months, I have been indirectly connected to three mass shooting crimes. On December 12, a girl was arrested for planning to commit mass murder in her school. I can’t completely confirm this, but I’m pretty sure her number is in my phone. I met her at a leadership conference in the summer of 20...

District 14 awarded by win on 3B

District 14 awarded by win on 3B

Sita Ahlen, Senior Reporter
November 5, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

On November 3rd, Manitou voters in district 14 voted on a ballot. On the ballot was the Mill Levy Issue, regarded just as 3B. Over the past couple of months, you may have seen people standing on corners holding signs or handing out buttons, someone may have also come to your door to convince you...

Kind of a B16 Deal: Manitou’s Newest Wave of Eligible Voters

Kind of a B16 Deal: Manitou’s Newest Wave of Eligible Voters

Sita Ahlen, Senior Reporter
October 21, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

Next year's presidential election will be held on Tuesday, November 8. Approximately 25 candidates have declared intent to run, while three so far have dropped out. A large portion of the student body is very politically aware. Over half of those, who completed a school-wide survey involving vot...

Editorial: Donald Trump more like Donald Dump

Editorial: Donald Trump more like Donald Dump

Sita Ahlen, Senior Reporter
September 29, 2015
Filed under Opinions

Donald Trump, the man singlehandedly making a fool out of the presidential race, is currently leading at double digits, in 10 out of 11 polls (CNN,NBC). But why? The memes are quite comical, and the bullying in debate is fun to watch. Citizens of the United States must understand the scary reality...

Editorial: Bernie Sanders: Revolution is Coming

Editorial: Bernie Sanders: Revolution is Coming

Theodore Weiss, Senior Reporter
September 9, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

I remember entering Manitou High's doors for the very first time as a high schooler. I was young, ambitious and slightly scared. That was 2 years ago. Now I'm a junior, which sounds so surreal to say. As a junior, my peers and friends at my high school have started to think not only about where to...

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