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The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector

The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector

Allen and LeGere  pose for a picture with their team name to post on the senior assassin instagram page.

Senior Assassin: What is it?

Angela Rowe and Morgan Flannery April 25, 2023

Senior Assassin, a tradition here at Manitou and most other high schools in the area, has been underway for Manitou seniors since April 3. MSHS has participated since the 2021-2022 school year.  Senior...

While cattle and other animals have forever been taken to slaughter for their meat, lab grown meats offer a more merciful alternative.

Lab grown meat could change food industry

Jack Boyd, Senior Reporter April 20, 2023

In recent years, many issues have arisen in the food industry regarding meat production, particularly in ethics and meat alternatives. Now, a solution has presented itself. Lab grown meats, grown artificially...

Stacy Thomson, current Administrative Assistant, and Andrew Rhodes (12) answer the phones in the front office on one of Thomsons first days back.

Breaking News: Stacy Thomson returns to the front office

Emily Waite, Editor-in-Chief April 19, 2023

Stacy Thomson returned to her position as Administrative Assistant at Manitou Springs High School on Mar. 17, 2023. Four weeks ago, Thomson announced that she would be leaving her position in the front...

Juniors prep for the SAT, but is the test really worth it?

The SAT’s racist roots and continued discrimination

Katelyn Fonkert, Senior Reporter April 14, 2023

The dreaded SAT season has arrived and juniors across the nation are about to take them, but the question is are they even worth it? Do they really show someone's intelligence? The real question: has this...

Jessie Nunley accepts vice principal position at Manitou Springs High School for the 2023-24 school year.

Jessie Nunley named the MSHS 2023-24 assistant principal

Ari Clark and Emily Waite April 13, 2023

On Feb. 10 at 4:47 p.m., an email was sent out to parents, staff and students to announce that Jessie Nunley had been hired as the new assistant principal of Manitou Springs High School for the 2023-24...

The set as it appeared at the end of In The Heights recreates the look of Washington Heights, New York in 2008.

Review: In the Heights

Ari Clark, Senior Reporter April 11, 2023

On Mar. 21 the Manitou Springs High School theater and choir classes went to see “In The Heights” at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center. The original production was written by Lin Manuel Miranda,...

The Super Mario Bros. Movie was released on Apr. 5 with a run time of one hour and thirty-two minutes.

Review: The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Sadie House, Senior Reporter April 10, 2023

“The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” released Apr. 5, 2023 and directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, brings the brightly colored nostalgia of the Mario franchise to the big screen for a fun-filled...

Manitou Springs High School student council celebrate their accomplishment after they received the news of their award.

Breaking News: Manitou Springs High School Student Council receives top national award for ten years in a row

Emily Waite, Editor-in-Chief April 7, 2023

[Manitou Springs, CO] (Apr. 6, 2023)—For its exemplary record of leadership, service and activities that improve the school and community, the Manitou Springs High School student council has been recognized...

Musicians had to adapt to playing in a social distanced environment by using custom made masks, shields, and bell covers.

COVID-19 effects on student musicians

Sadie House, Senior Reporter April 4, 2023

The trajectory of beginning band and orchestra students is a tale as old as time. Students try their hand at an instrument, most likely making some sound akin to a barn animal and the choice suddenly becomes...

Manitou Springs School District should consider a four day school week for the mental health of staff and student.

MSSD14 should consider the 4-day week

Katelyn Fonkert, Senior Reporter April 3, 2023

The idea of the four-day week should be considered in Manitou Springs School District 14 because many of the other small districts in El Paso Country have implemented the four-day week successfully. ...

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