• September 15The bonfire is Thursday the 21st at 8 p.m. at the Middle School Upper Activity Area.

  • July 30The Homecoming Parade will be on Friday at 1:30 p.m. on Manitou Avenue.

  • July 30Both the Volleyball and Boys Soccer teams play James Irwin on Sept. 19 at Home.

Sound Nook Session: My Name Is Harriett

Sound Nook Session: My Name Is Harriett

Becca Heiniger, Ryan Cantwell, and Hannah Kimmett

March 8, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sound Nook Sessions

The Prospector recently had a visit from a local artist, “My Name Is Harriett”. Harriett works as a private counselor at the Community Preparatory School (CPS), but has another job as a loop artist. Harriett, as a loop artist, has songs that aren’t exactly the same for each performance,...

Band Blows it out of the Water

Band Blows it out of the Water

James Baker, Becca Heiniger, and Zach McGee

March 5, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Performing Arts

  The MSHS jazz and symphonic band performed at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2. Both bands worked hard all the way from their last concert in December till Wednesday night. Everyone performed extremely well, particularly all the soloists including Agnes Navaratne, Mason Aurand, Kellen Rei...

Middle School Theater – Live Spring Performance

Middle School Theater – Live Spring Performance

Mia Elliott, reporter

March 3, 2016


Filed under Performing Arts

  Check out the middle school play. Here is the full live version of the Manitou Middle School Theater Department's winter program. We are using our Google Drive account to host the video. There may be some difficulty with full screen capability. WATCH WITH THE LINK. Also, check out the feature on Abby Beebe, the high school freshman who worked as stage manager: http:/...

Review: “Bridge of Spies” is More than Meets the Eye

Review: “Bridge of Spies” is More than Meets the Eye

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Reporter

March 1, 2016


Filed under Reviews, Showcase

"Bridge of Spies," is a true story about an defense attorney who is hired by the government to defend a Soviet spy in 1957. As the movie progresses, an American spy is also captured by the Soviet Union, and the attorney is hired to handle the exchange between the two. Things get complicated when yet...

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...

Review: Deadpool Hits Theaters, Amazes (Mature) Viewers

Review: Deadpool Hits Theaters, Amazes (Mature) Viewers

Bryce VanDerveer, Reporter

February 17, 2016


Filed under Reviews, Showcase

Put simply, Dead Pool is a crude blood bath of a film that was in no way suitable for children, which in itself was part of the fun. The profanity and gore not only allowed the movie to stick to its comic roots, but also made for some good laughs along the way. But really, more than anything, it should...

Theater Department: Live Performance

Theater Department: Live Performance

February 12, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Performing Arts

Here is the full live version of the Theater Department award-winning performance. We are using our Google Drive account to host the video. There may be some difficulty with full screen capability. WATCH WITH THE LINK For the full story and background, read the story here. ...

Review: Annual One Acts Join Coffee House to Showcase Talent

Review: Annual One Acts Join Coffee House to Showcase Talent

Bryce Vanderveer, Reporter

February 10, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Performing Arts, Reviews, Showcase

Theater is among the largest clubs in the Manitou School District, sporting multiple first place awards for their one act performances. The group has entertained the district for years with their many other annual plays. This, of course, does come at some cost. That is where the Coffee House progr...

“The Last Illusion,” Earns Manitou Theatre First Place in Competition

“The Last Illusion,” Earns Manitou Theatre First Place in Competition

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Performing Arts, Showcase

Anticipation was high in the Mitchell High School Auditorium on the evening of February 5. Students from eleven neighboring high schools were gathered around the stage, waiting for the winners of the annual One-Act Competition to be announced. “We’re going to try something and we don’t...

Review: Is “The Revenant” Worth it?

Review: Is “The Revenant” Worth it?

Bryce VanDerveer, Reporter

January 29, 2016


Filed under Reviews, Showcase

The Oscar-nominated film known simply as "The Revenant," starring Leonardo Dicaprio, has recently been praised for its intriguing plot and spectacular effects. But as far as I am concerned, this is about where the praise should end. The unbelievable quantities of blood used to create the film wer...

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