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Inside StuCo: Homecoming week

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Makenzi VerVaecke
Student Council also plans many things besides Homecoming, like all the back to school activities.

Every year MSHS Student Council (StuCo) goes through the joys and the struggles of Homecoming week. In order to make Homecoming week exciting for the students, StuCo has to give up a part of their experience. There is both joy and stress in Homecoming week for StuCo members.

StuCo members focus on making high school enjoyable for students as well as making sure everyone feels welcomed and included. In order to do said things, they endure stress and can feel overwhelmed by deadlines, especially during Homecoming week. 

StuCo plans all of the events that go on during Homecoming except the bonfire. They have committees for each event and each committee works together to put together Homecoming. The committees are Assembly, Spirit Week, Movie Night, Dance, Court, Pep Rally and Powderpuff.

There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes that kids don’t really know about. I think there are a lot of kids who like to get frustrated when certain events don’t go the way that they want it to, and it’s usually the student council that gets thrown under the bus most of the time,” Kate Johnson MSHS Student Body President said.

Members of StuCo agree that it’s hard to make everyone happy, and even harder when people don’t understand how much work they put in to make the experience of Homecoming week exciting and enjoyable for everyone. They also take pride in making sure everyone feels welcome.

I believe that the student council takes pride in just making every single activity accessible for the student body. They want everybody to be included to feel included in all the dress up days and all the activities that were chosen for Homecoming,” Ingrid Perez, one of the StuCo advisors said.

Homecoming week is a very stressful time for all StuCo members. That being said, student council members still enjoy being a part of the council.“It’s a lot of planning but really as much stress as we go through throughout the year for it and throughout the week to plan for it. It really makes it all worth it in the end,” Hailey Troxell, a senior class representative and senior class secretary in the council said.

StuCo is there to help the student body. So whether you are a freshman, senior, junior or a sophomore, the student council is always there for you. 

This year, many were upset that the bonfire was canceled, and because StuCo plans the rest of Homecoming week, there was the misconception that StuCo was responsible. However, StuCo doesn’t plan the bonfire or make the call on if the school has one. The fire department made the call. 

“I think the student body sometimes is worried about coming to the student council with problems or ideas, but it’s our job to serve the student body and the staff of the high school. We would love to have heard ideas for events to replace the bonfire,” Johnson said.

StuCo makes it their priority to help the school and voice student concerns and ideas, so if you have questions, concerns or even ideas, come to your student council. They are there for you.

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Krissy Stout, Social-Media Manager
Krissy Stout is currently a sophomore at Manitou Springs High School. She has a dog named Ellie, a fish named Fish and a snail named Theodore. She enjoys baking with her grandma, shopping with friends and Saturday mornings. She dislikes messy backpacks and having nothing to wear. She’s excited to bring a fresh perspective by writing for The Prospector.
Makenzi VerVaecke, Editor-in-Chief
MaKenzi VerVaecke is currently a junior at Manitou Springs High School. She helps to manage football in the fall. In her free time she enjoys cooking, and watching TV shows. One of VerVaecke’s favorite things is to go to other MSHS games, specifically basketball and volleyball. She however dislikes white chocolate and blue cheese. VerVaecke is excited to continue growing her journalistic career as an editor this year.
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