• November 29No School on January 21th, Martin Luther King Jr Observance.

  • November 29Girl’s Basketball @ Home on January 22nd from 4:30-5:30pm at MSHS.

  • September 4Wrestling Meet @ Home on January 25th from 4-6pm at MSHS (Senior Night).

  • August 24Neon Dance on January 19th from 8-11pm at MSHS.

The All-State Ensemble

The All-State Ensemble

Spencer Aurand, Senior Reporter

November 19, 2014


Filed under Music, Showcase

Rachael Bradshaw describes herself as a social butterfly, always on the lookout for new opportunities to have fun. The 17-year-old Manitou senior said she hopes to make new friends and meet with the old during her chance to sing with hundreds of student musicians from across the state. Bradsha...

Rock ‘n Roll is the Cure.

Tabby Nevinczenko, reporter

November 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Manitou springs high has a great rock, and metal audience this year. And every student knows the stress and frustrations of school. The pressure makes some want to just slam down the books and rage quit school completely. This hard rock and metal playlist is to help release the pressures of school--...

Theatre Department Hosts Manitou’s First Coffee Shop

Theatre Department Hosts Manitou’s First Coffee Shop

Aubrey Hall, Reporter

October 31, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, News, Showcase

On Friday, October 24th, following the last day of midterms, Manitou's Theatre Department hosted a "coffee shop" in the high school media center. It was complete with coffee, treats, and live entertainment for the attendees. The event was hosted by Hannah Kimmett (11) and Hunter Buck (12). Vari...

A Family of Singers: Manitou Choir Auditions for All State

A Family of Singers: Manitou Choir Auditions for All State

Sita Ahlen, Reporter

October 16, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Editor's Note: Today, October 16, 2014, the choir students mentioned in this article will leave Manitou at 3:30 PM to audition for All State Honor Choir at Doherty High School.  Today, October 16, 2014, Manitou Springs High School's honor choir is traveling to Doherty High School in Colorado Springs ...

It’s Finally October Playlist

It’s Finally October Playlist

Isabel Dufford, Prospector Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Uncategorized

October is the quintessence of autumn, when the leaves begin to fall, the air becomes crisp, and it's finally acceptable to break out the boots, scarves, ugly sweaters, and mugs full of hot drinks laced with cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, and other flavors and smells of autumn. It's a month for planning...

Summer Indie Playlist

Zoe Novotny

May 13, 2014


Filed under Music

Just imagine, the warm air against your hand as you drive through the Garden of the Gods with your best friend. Short shorts, loud outdoor concerts, excessive amounts of iced chai lattes, and long, beautiful hikes through the Canyon are what inspired this playlist. Replace a long sandy beach with massive...

Franz Ferdinand: All the Right Grooves

Franz Ferdinand: All the Right Grooves

Hannah Tooley

April 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Uncategorized

Last Monday night, I had an existential crisis, or maybe an existential breakthrough -- which was not what I planned when I stepped into The Gothic Theater, in Denver, to see Scottish rock band Franz Ferdinand (no, not the Archduke). I’m a graduating senior, which means I’m supposed to decide my...

Djentle Tunes: An Introduction to Progressive Metal

Brandon McCann

April 15, 2014


Filed under Music

The term "djent" (pronounced like the 'gent' of gentle) is an onomatopoeia for the sound created by a distinctive high-gain, distorted palm-muted guitar sound originally employed by the Swedish band Meshuggah, who are considered the originators of the technique. The term is specifically derived from...

Ombré Playlist

Lily Reavis

April 14, 2014


Filed under Music

The last song on this playlist is one of the saddest things I've ever heard, but it's one of my favorites. Before you get there, though, this playlist will take you through a wide range of emotions. "Let it Go" by the Neighbourhood, which is the first track on this playlist, is honestly on here because...

The Smoking Section Mix

Phoenix Davis

April 10, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The question, "Would you like to sit in a smoking or non-smoking section?" is no longer used in restaurants. This playlist was inspired by the days of when puffing away on a cigarette while enjoying a meal at a diner was still socially acceptable. The first thing that makes me think of smoking sections...

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