“Ten stories. Ten students. Ten emerging filmmakers.”

May 15, 2015

Mía Elliot (11), Marley Kaiser (10), and Scott Larwood (9) all sat around one of the lacquered wooden tables in the Manitou Springs High School Media Center, discussing film and their experiences with...

PARCC: The Good, the Bad, or the Ugly?

PARCC: The Good, the Bad, or the Ugly?
May 5, 2015

    Even though the Manitou Springs High School, as well as numerous other schools and academies across the country, already underwent the first stage of PARCC testing, there is still...

Unpractical Thought, Practical Thinking

Unpractical Thought, Practical Thinking
April 29, 2015

  Fareed Zakaria, who is a writer for the Washington Post and a host on CNN, recently published a book titled In Defense of A Liberal Education, which comments heavily on modern education’s...

Robotics Competition is all nuts and bolts

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April 7, 2015

The drivers stand in the ready, their feet behind the white line that divides the driving console from the designated area they must wait in prior to the beginning of the match, sweat slicking their...

A New Kind of Success: A look back at Manitou’s wrestling season

Heart beating quickly with the adrenaline of the moment, Wyatt Vanderheyden claps hands with his Woodland Park opponent, watching him with bitter resentment.
March 3, 2015

  The Manitou Springs High School wrestling team this previous season may not have qualified for state, but they managed to grow in perhaps more important ways. “When it came down to really...

M-Term offers Manitou students a chance to expand their horizons

M-Term offers Manitou students a chance to expand their horizons
February 26, 2015

M-Term is coming up soon, and though this is its second year, few actually know what it is. Returning because of its success, M-Term is an opportunity for students and teachers alike to explore their passions. “[M-Term]...

Hydropower isn’t as run-of-the-mill as you’d think

Hydropower isn't as run-of-the-mill as you'd think
February 20, 2015

Mr. Kemp’s physics class ventured to the Manitou Springs’s Ruxton Park Power Plant last Friday during third block, learning about how hydropower works. Chris Thompson—local historian and an...

“The Walking Dead” Season 5, Episode 9 Is “Gore-ious”

February 13, 2015

Will they make it to Washington, D.C., or will they succumb to the jaws of the undead? This is the question continuously asked during the continuation of The Walking Dead, season 5, episode 9—the...

Robotics: FRC Competition Just Around the Bend

A vast amalgamation of wires, circuits, and conduits, the circuit board will not only help the team test out their robot's essentials prior to competition but also provide the power supply needed to run the 120 lb, 6 foot 6 inch bot that must be exactly 28 x 42 in order to participate, with a max of 6 motors used to drive it.
February 11, 2015

“We put the green in green and gold,” says senior Jacob Hale, who has been on robotics four years, and is one of three team captains of the Manitou Springs High School robotics team along with...

Danger over the South China Sea: Mr. Blocher’s time in the navy

Mr. Blocher sits and talks about his time in the Navy, specifically his experience in the Hainan Islands, when he was detained with 24 others in China after the crash between a United States Navy EP-3 and a Chinese fighter jet piloted by Lieutanent Commander Wang Wei.
February 9, 2015

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