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The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

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Jessica Moen ramps up the excitement for session four of Teen Mental Health First Aid during Advisory in her classroom.

Sophomores learn mental health first aid for teens 

Makenzi VerVaecke, Senior Reporter March 24, 2023

Manitou Springs High School is offering a Teen Mental Health First Aid program for sophomores during Advisory.  Jessica Moen, English teacher at MSHS, and Maggie Ellias, Social Worker at MSHS, went...

Students read through the script and listen to the soundtrack as a group during their first rehearsal.

Students reflect on “Freaky Friday” auditions

Ari Clark, Reporter March 6, 2023

Every year, Manitou Springs High School holds a spring musical. This year students will be performing the pop-rock musical “Freaky Friday”. The show was intended to be shown in 2020 but was postponed...

Paola Valladares and Dante are new to MSHS this year.

Classroom pet helps students regulate during class

Krissy Stout, Junior Reporter February 27, 2023

When students came into Paola Valladares's room for the first time this fall, they were greeted by a bunny, Dante. Dante is one of the only class pets at MSHS in years.  He lives in Valladares's room,...

The Cast and Crew of Too Many Daughters after arriving back at the High School with their 1st Place Trophy and Outstanding Supporting Actor Award.

MSHS wins Pikes Peak Regional One-Act Competition

Dalton Gates, Senior Reporter February 16, 2023

After many weeks of preparation, the Manitou Springs High School’s Theatre Department headed to Palmer Ridge High School for the annual Pikes Peak Regional One-Act Competition. They went head to head...

Annie Riggin works with Manitou choir teacher Abby Steen in preparation of her All-State Honor Choir performances.

Annie Riggin selected for Colorado All-State Honor Choir

Meghan Taylor, Reporter February 10, 2023

Annie Riggin, a Manitou Springs High School senior, was selected to participate in the Colorado All-State Honor Choir. This choir auditions students from all across the state and brings the state’s top...

Some colleges, like California Institute of the Arts, require entire sketchbooks to be submitted with an application.

How to prepare to apply to a visual arts college

Ethan Anderson, Senior Reporter February 7, 2023

Throughout a high school career, students will hear many tidbits of college advice, but often none of it applies to students wanting to apply to visual art colleges. Instead, they are left searching for...

The basketball game theme will be Ties to honor Erik Melgoza because he wore ties everyday.

Mustang Basketball to donate Friday’s door fees

Makenzi VerVaecke, Senior Reporter January 12, 2023

On Jan. 4 news came out of the passing of Alamosa High School’s athletic director and girls basketball coach, Erik Melgoza.  Melgoza’s passing spurred athletic programs in the Tri Peaks League...

Evan Yount (11), number 8, and Bowman Hall (11), number 7, run out in an attacking play to goal at the game against Dolores Huerta Preparatory School on August 25 at Mestas Field.

Young varsity soccer team starts off strong

Erica Sherwin, Reporter September 14, 2022

Manitou Springs High School boys soccer has officially started their 2022 season with the next home game on Friday, Sept. 16  against Bayfield at 6 p.m.. The season was expected to be a rebuilding year...

Hull leaves his mark on Manitou

Hull leaves his mark on Manitou

Morgan Flannery, Junior Reporter May 24, 2022

Next year, the halls of MSHS will missing a Manitou staple: Jesse Hull.  Hull resigned from his position as MSHS Principal on April 8, 2022 after 16 years of service. Hull taught social studies, was...

Zach Brown plays Kill Doctor Lucky with junior Lilly Noon at Game Con 2022. Brown co-sponsored Game Club with Mr. Gillard this year.

Zach Brown: Science

MaKenzi VerVaecke, Junior Reporter May 23, 2022

At the beginning of May 2022, science teacher Zach Brown put in his resignation from Manitou Springs High School to accept a new teaching opportunity at Liberty High School (LHS) in Academy School District...

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