Upcoming Talent Show

Tyler Doherty (10) and Nathan Plush (11) perform in the Fall Play The Real Inspector Hound.
April 27, 2017

As far as we're concerned, Manitou has never officially put on its own talent show. That's changing this year as Student Council has decided to add a talent show to the upcoming Green & Gold day assembly,...

MSHS Puts on Masquerade Prom

Steven Jensen (12) and Hayley Hamblin (12) during their celebratory king and queen dance.
May 4, 2016

Held at the Mining Exchange Hotel, this year's prom was an eventful night. With the theme being "Unmask the Night", students dressed up in masquerade masks for the beginning of the night. Included...

Editorial: A Voice for the Orcas

Featured here is the largest and most famous orca in SeaWorld, Tilikum. Currently, Tilikum is still alive, yet he has a life threatening bacterial lung infection. For now, he's receiving medication and resting until they can find a cure.
April 4, 2016

As of March 17, SeaWorld has made an official rule of banning their famous orca shows. This has been a recognizable issue ever since the film Blackfish was released in 2013. Included in the ban, they've...

“Make Art, Not War”: Wunderkind Art Show

Sydney White's (11) winning piece of the Sign of the Times award in the Wunderkind Art Show.
March 28, 2016

The Manitou Art Center, a local gallery and studio, holds an annual high school art show. This year, being the 17th showing, five of Manitou's juniors and seniors, along with other district artists,...

Winter Sports Profile: Cole Sienknecht Excels on Varsity Team

Cole Sienknecht (10) is the only underclassman on Manitou's varsity boys basketball team, and his average free throw percentage this season is 63%, a number that has stayed nearly the same since last year.
March 11, 2016

Cole Sienknecht (10) joined the basketball team during his freshman year of high school. He managed to impress the coaches with his skill and expertise, and was chosen to join the varsity team. He...

Upcoming Rock Concert: The Furzurds play the Flux Capacitor

Hunter Bogush (12) listens as the band's original,
March 9, 2016

Do you like music? Everyone likes music. There's a rock concert coming up this Sunday at the Flux Capacitor venue.  The bands of the night will include Flaural, MemoryBoy, Loanword, and our very own...

The Furzurds: “The World Needs Rock & Roll”

Hunter Bogush (12) (left) and Darrin Proudfoot (11) (right) jam to their original song,
February 24, 2016

"Funny. Loud. Eternal. Raw." are all words to describe The Furzurds. The Furzurds are a psychedelic, shock rock band. Since the end of 2015, when they formed, they've already been recognized by a few...

Manitou District Earns “Healthy School Champion” Title

Manitou District Earns
February 19, 2016

As of now, our district is deemed the "Healthy School Champions"of 2015. This is the first time that all four of our schools, including Ute Pass, Manitou Springs Elementary, the middle school, and the...

Loss Against Peyton for Wrestling Team

Atticus Fredrickson (11), at weight 182, wrestling against Peyton
January 28, 2016

On Tuesday, January 26, Manitou had a brief meet against Peyton, with only 5 matches and a number of forfeits. With four losses and only one match left, Atticus Fredrickson (11) pulled through...

A Chip Off the Old Block : An Editorial about the Block Schedule

A Chip Off the Old Block : An Editorial about the Block Schedule
January 22, 2016

As all Manitou students and families should be aware, we follow a four-block schedule at the high school. There are differing opinions on whether the 7-period schedule would be better for the students...

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