Recognizing Manitou’s Creativity

This captivating gallery is located in the Manitou Springs SILC school administration office.

Sammi Clapham, Junior Reporter

March 19, 2020

Manitou Springs, a small town that has been loved for many generations by tourists, locals, visitors, workers and students, gives a warm, unique and homey vibe. In my point of view, art is one of the most recognizable things that makes Manitou, well, Manitou! From surreal sculptures to beautiful pai...

It’s an Honor to be in Honor Band

Boulder Honor Band members Devin Rocha (11) and Hailey Matas (12) at their concert in Boulder.

Jalen Lindh, Junior Reporter

March 12, 2020

The Honor Band took part in a concert at CU Boulder from February 27th to 29th. The experience was both fun and adventurous for many of MSHS's own students like Devin Rocha (11) and Hailey Matas (12), who both made first chair in the top band.  The task of auditioning to get into an honor band...

“Skinflints and Scoundrels” Snags Second

The cast of

Abby Pribila, Copy Editor

February 27, 2020

On February 20th, the theater department at Manitou Springs High School held a showcase of their one-act play for friends and family at the District Theater. Theater teacher Wendy Harms directed the act "Skinflints and Scoundrels" that was featured in the showcase. "Skinflints and Scoundrels" is about the ch...

Fine Line by Harry Styles Review

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Abby Pribila, Copy Editor

December 17, 2019

Harry Styles' second solo album titled "Fine Line" was released this past Friday and it debuted No. 1 on the iTunes Charts. This former boy-band member turned rock soloist has delighted fans with his newest 12 track record. It explores an artistic deep dive into Styles’ newfound musical freedom. The...

14th Annual Craft Fair was the Best Yet

Madeline Davis (12) sits at her CraftzbyMadz booth. At the Craft Fair, she sold stickers and scrunchies that she made herself.

Ben Schwartz, Photo Editor

November 25, 2019

The 14th annual Craft Fair was a huge success and a great way to get everyone into the yuletide spirit. The Craft Fair provided opportunities for members of the community to sell unique and exquisite crafts, while shoppers have the opportunity to buy meaningful and personalized gifts for the Christmas...

Review: “Badger”, Fall Play

Olive Van Eimeren (10) and Matt Buchenhain (12) stare deeply into each other's eyes at the very end of

Ben Schwartz, Photo Editor

November 14, 2019

The crowd was deadly quiet as Rose (Olive Van Eimeren, 10) touchingly embraced the ghost of her lost love Timothy (Matt Buchenhain, 12) after learning of his death in a factory accident the day after Timothy had asked her to run away with him. This year’s performance of the Fall Play, “Badge...

Painting With the Herd Raises Money for Creative Mustangs

Mr. Bonner along with senior art students Conner Lampasso, Ella Slater and Josephine Paradee kick-off the event to all of the painters at Painting With the Herd.

Abby Pribila, Copy Editor

October 29, 2019

Nearly 20 community members attended Painting With the Herd on Friday, Oct. 25. There were a lot of staff members and parents of students in attendance. The Art Department at Manitou Springs High School (MSHS) put together the night of painting to fundraise for the program, specifically to buy ne...

Magic Giant: Uplifting and Environmentally Friendly

Paige Harrison (10) meeting Magic Giant band members (from left to right) Austin Bisnow, Zango Tango, Zambriki and Audrey Hegert

Paige Harrison, Copy Editor

October 22, 2019

Capturing the soul and heart of people has been something that bands long for since basically the beginning of music. A new up and coming indie-folk band, Magic Giant, is slowly making its way to achieving this goal. Magic Giant writes songs not only to appeal to everyone but connect with them as we...

Lighting Up the Dark

Students and teachers, Erin Gocinski (art teacher) and Gabrielle Waters (media tech), show off their lanterns made of reed, glue, and tissue paper just before the parade starts on Friday April 5th. “Projects always end up taking longer than we think they will, this is good because we get ambitious and want to make them better” said Gocinski.

Adriana Lucero and Adelyn Powell

April 19, 2019

What do high school students normally do on a Friday night? Sitting at home and staying up late is what most students do but for some Manitou art students and parents, this Friday is special. On Friday the 5th of April, the Manitou community got together and walked from Memorial Park to Soda Springs...

World Language and Culture Night Changes Theme for Fourth Year

The audience gets involved with the African drum circle song that opened the night. The drum circle was available in the French classroom throughout the night.

Sophie McKeown, Warhorse Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2019

Every year, Manitou Springs High School plans an event called World Language and Culture Night (WLACN). This night is primarily for students in language classes—at every level— to pick a topic relating to a different country and create a presentation. While in the past the themes of the presenta...

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