• September 4The Bonfire is on September 20th at the MSMS upper activity area, around 7:30pm.

  • August 24Homecoming Week is from September 17 through 21.

  • July 30Tomorrow’s dress up day is “Green and Gold Day” which is showing your school spirit.

Review: Coco Beautifully Captures Mexican Tradition and Culture

Review: Coco Beautifully Captures Mexican Tradition and Culture

Mackenna Yount, Junior Reporter

April 5, 2018


Filed under Music, Reviews

The Disney Pixar movie, "Coco", hit theaters in November of 2017, and it was an instant hit. Directed by longtime Pixar director, Lee Unkrich, movie lovers of all types will instantly adore this movie. At the 90th Academy Awards, Coco was nominated for and won Best Animated Feature Film and ...

Review: Three Days Grace Bounces Back With New Album Despite Losing Lead Singer

Review: Three Days Grace Bounces Back With New Album Despite Losing Lead Singer

Ashley Finsel, Junior Reporter

April 5, 2018


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

The album "Outsider" is the second album by Three Days Grace, a Canadian rock band founded in 1992. Up until January of 2013 the band consisted of the lead singer, Adam Goutier; the bass guitarist, Brad Walst; the lead guitarist, Barry Stock; and the pianist, Neil Sanderson. However, in 2013 Ad...

Review: The Revolution of “Black Panther” is Live

Review: The Revolution of “Black Panther” is Live

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews, Showcase

SPOILERS!: The cultural impact that Black Panther has made in the months leading up to its release is nothing short of extraordinary. With its all black cast and the biggest budget ever given to an African American director, it was breaking records from the start. Especially with the prejudice and repr...

Band Ends the Year with Award Concert

Band Ends the Year with Award Concert

Hanny Chairunnisa, Reporter

May 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

The Manitou Springs High School Band successfully held the end of the year concert on May 10th. This concert was special because it was the last time the seniors would perform in a MSHS Band concert. As well, awards and honors would be given to students who showed leadership and skill throughout t...

Band Improves Festival Scores From Last Year

Band Improves Festival Scores From Last Year

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Senior Reporter

May 5, 2017


Filed under Music, Showcase

Last year, Manitou Springs High School Symphonic Band competed in a prestigious competition called CHSAA Large Group and Solo & Ensemble Festival. They played the pieces "Overture for Winds" by Charles Carter and "The Thunderer" by John Philip Sousa. They scored II's across the board, I being the b...

Review: Rejjie Snow: Something a Little Different in the Rap Game

Review: Rejjie Snow: Something a Little Different in the Rap Game

Kieran Lynch, Reporter

April 26, 2016


Filed under Music

The rap and hip-hop culture in the U.K. and greater European area has been expanding since the early 2000's. This has resulted in an extensive number of sub-genres, such as grime rap. Grime was a backlash against the commercializations of the hip hop industry in the U.K. The genre got its start in the ...

The Furzurds: “The World Needs Rock & Roll”

The Furzurds: “The World Needs Rock & Roll”

Sarah Bogush, Reporter

February 24, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

"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 locals, so it's clear this band is going places. Now, the question of how they formed. Hunter Bogu...

Symphonic and Jazz Bands put on Fall Concert

Symphonic and Jazz Bands put on Fall Concert

Ashley Rodriguez, Senior Reporter

October 20, 2015


Filed under Music, Showcase

The Manitou Springs High School band had their first concert of the year on Thursday, October 15. The band has been working hard for this concert since the beginning of the year, but they had to stop rehearsing it at times in order to be able to practice the school song for the Homecoming Parade. ...

Up and Coming Artists of 2015

Up and Coming Artists of 2015

Bailey Visscher-Nickerson and Paige McKenna

September 3, 2015


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SZA is an alternative and R&B artist. She recently released an album called Z which features artists like Kendrick Lamar. SZA has a poppy relaxing kind of vibe, but should work on annunciating her lyrics. Leon Bridges is a retro soul artist, who has recently been noticed in the music world. His...

Bolder sound revives Drake’s appeal

Bolder sound revives Drake’s appeal

Hannah Kimmett, writer

March 20, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

Drake’s new album is such fire! Not only did he cop Beyoncé's method of dropping albums with zero press, he also dropped it at midnight on February 13, 2015, making to near impossible to know that the drop even happened. If you’re reading this you’re too late is by far Drake's best al...

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