One can see in this picture that there is only one rack out of many that offers the 50% off deal advertised in the Urban Outfitters window.

Black Friday: Not worth it

Sam Weiss, Senior Reporter December 5, 2014

My very peaceful, quiet Thanksgiving evening could have been extended for several more hours. Instead, it was cut short at around 8:00 due to my desire to score some great deals during the Black Friday...

The gravel pit while it was still in operation (1999)

Pondering the Ponds of Red Rocks

Sam Weiss, Senior Reporter November 20, 2014

Don Ellis is a local historian and expert on the Red Rocks Open Space. Ellis wrote in one article that the first man-made pond was not intended to be a pond, it was actually just the lowest level in...

A view of the ponds from atop the cliffs.

Cliff Diving in Red Rock Canyon, a Risky Thrill

Sam Weiss, Senior Reporter November 11, 2014

“I practically grew up there,” says Manitou Springs High School senior Nik Lyles. “I found the place when I was in middle school. It's a beautiful place, and diving off the cliffs has been an...

Fire alarm

Fire Alarms and Fog Machines: Manitou’s New Security Procedures

Sam Weiss, Senior Reporter October 14, 2014

On Wednesday, September 17, many students were confused when the fire alarms sounded and rather than being told to evacuate, school faculty directed students to go to the farthest corner from the door...

Evacuees stand outside of the school waiting for approval from the fire department to reenter the dance.

Homecoming Dance: fire alarms fail to hinder the student experience

Sam Weiss, Senior Reporter September 26, 2014

“It was just really, really hot.” Said junior Hannah Kimmet, who like many of the other Mustangs that attended the Homecoming dance, did not let the excessive heat and fire alarms stop her from...

The word is SJDFA for Scrabble Day, spelled by Susie Robbins (12), Stormy Garrigan (11), Mackenzie Randolph (10), McKenzie Allen (12), and Tiffany Hampton (12).

Homecoming theme yields minimal participation

Sam Weiss September 18, 2014

As many of us Mustangs know, this year’s homecoming theme is “board games.” Each day’s theme (in order corresponding to days of the week) is: Clue Day, Operation Day, Scrabble day, Toga/Class...

Movie Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

Movie Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

Sam Weiss May 16, 2014

The movie “The Wolf of Wall Street” has been said to be “abashed and shameless, exciting and exhausting, disgusting and illuminating,” by Matt Zoller Seitz who is a professional movie critic for...

Sawyer Lincoln shoots the ball in a club soccer game.

Class of 2014: An Exceptional Year

It is hard to argue that the 2013-2014 Manitou Springs High School athletic seasons have not earned the title of “One of Manitou’s best”. Since the Justin Armour era, Manitou Springs High School...

Phillip Cargile pulls his string of wagons and is wearing his famous

Goodbye, Mr. Positive Man

Sam Weiss April 22, 2014

Editor's Note: This article is currently popular on social media. We would like to alert our readers who have recently seen this article that it was published over two years ago, and is not current...

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