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The Prospector

The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector

The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector

Ingrid Perez points to her home country of Puerto Rico in her classroom. In 2016, Perez moved from Puerto Rico to Colorado for her husband to pick up a job opportunity.

Perez brings a fresh perspective

Cordelia Portman, Junior Reporter March 17, 2023

Moving communities can be difficult, adapting to new cultures and environments presents challenges for everyone. Spanish teacher, Ingrid Perez has overcome these challenges herself. In the summer of...

Lairden Rogge, Kian OBoyle, Cody Kelly, Ella Vaillancourt, Isabella Streblow-Muncher, Henry Ilyasova, Skylar Stanley, Jaxen Sellers and Nian Crouch dance together at Hillside Gardens during the 2022 prom dance.

Photo Gallery: Prom 2022

Piper Larsen, Reporter April 27, 2022

The Mason Jar on Colorado Ave in Colorado Springs offers delicious food and great service.

Review: The Mason Jar

Colt Henricks, Senior Reporter January 11, 2022

The Mason Jar, located on 2925 West Colorado Avenue, offers a great casual, family-friendly atmosphere that serves excellent food for a reasonable price. The Mason Jar has been around since 1981 and...

The new year offers the opportunity for a new outlook and a fresh start.

Advice from MSHS on New Year’s resolutions

Piper Larsen, Reporter December 17, 2021

With the New Year rolling in, it can be hard to decide what resolutions to follow up on. New Year's resolutions are meant to help people work on themselves. Resolutions are a form of inspiration to help...

While attending MSHS, Ryder Ballard was involved in many activities. He led MPAC (Manitou Performing Arts Club), was involved in theatre and sang with the Chamber Choir.

Ballard jumpstarts his future

Claire Kisielnicki, Editor-in-Chief December 9, 2021

As the first semester comes to an end, seniors are getting closer to graduation. For some, that day is much much sooner. Ryder Ballard is a senior who has made the leap to graduating early this year...

Cheer captain, Weatherly Hall (12), leads the cheer team at during the Homecoming football game.

Quitting is the new normal and not just in cheerleading

Weatherly Hall, Guest Writer December 1, 2021

Cheerleaders at Manitou Springs High School take on one of the most time-consuming schedules: practices every morning, tumbling every Thursday night, football games, basketball games, and competitions....

Senior Wrestlers Grayer Whipkey, Terry Lindh, and Hannah Hollick are ready for the 2021-2022 wrestling season.

Winter Sports Preview: Wrestling

Colt Henricks, Senior Reporter November 18, 2021

The 2021-2022 season of winter wrestling is coming. The start of the new season begins September 15th. Unlike last year, the start of this season will hopefully bring a complete year of wrestling. “Where...

Suicidal ideation is a common problem in the time of great stress that students face today. Sources of Strength members of Manitou Springs High School advocate for mental health. If you or anyone else seem to be in danger of losing or taking ones life, seek help from teachers, counselors, coaches, or the sources listed below.

Rise of suicide in winter a myth

Paige Harrison, Senior Reporter/Editor November 16, 2021

There is a long-standing belief that suicide completion rates rise around the holidays. According to Winchester Hospital, this could possibly be because either families get together, causing overwhelming...

The cast of Our Town take a bow after the student matinee performance on Thursday, November 4.  The performance was the first student matinee for several years due to COVID-19 and other complications and was well received.

MSHS presents a unique staging of “Our Town”

Serena Holvenstot, Reporter November 15, 2021

The cast and crew of Manitou Springs High School's fall play, “Our Town,” created a unique staging for friends and family on Nov. 4 through Nov. 6 in the MSSD14 Auditorium. The play “Our Town”...

Kindness Week is an opportunity for staff and students to practice all the different aspects of the kindness, especially kindness for the earth and fellow people.

Participate in Kindness Week

Charlie Morgan, Reporter November 12, 2021

Manitou Springs High School’s student council is putting together a Kindness Week for students and staff from November 13, 2021 to November 19, 2021. Kindness Week is to promote a better environment...

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