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...

Choir Students Shine in the Spotlight at Honor Choir Concert

Atraya Christiansen (11) practices for a concert with classmates. She was one of the eight MSHS students to sing in the Honor Choir.

Zak Talbot, Sports Editor

November 29, 2018

There is nothing quite like music, whether it’s the soft, slow piano of classical or the deafening screams of heavy metal. Music inspires us, teaches us, and builds us up, and not just by listening to it: by making music. And sing is exactly what eight Manitou Springs High School students did over...

Celebrating Classical Music Month

Talia Traxler (11) laughs after finishing a scale on her cello.

Mackenna Yount, Copy Editor

October 8, 2018

September was Classical Music month, a time to celebrate musicians, composers, and conductors such as Bach, Mozart, and dedicated students pursuing their musical dreams. Classical music has been so important to people throughout history, yet it has still managed to slip through the fingers of other musicians. ...

Review: Coco Beautifully Captures Mexican Tradition and Culture

Review: Coco Beautifully Captures Mexican Tradition and Culture

Mackenna Yount, Junior Reporter

April 5, 2018

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

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

MSHS student, Riley Jungbauer (10), made his piece,

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2018

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

Alena Akse (11) and Braeden Lewis (11) start off the woodwind section of the jazz band with

Hanny Chairunnisa, Reporter

May 12, 2017

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

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

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”

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

Sarah Bogush, Reporter

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

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