• 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.

Review: “The False Foundation” by Archive

Review: “The False Foundation” by Archive

David Misyura, Reporter

October 6, 2016


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"Archive" is a music collective based in London, Britain, with all of its individual talents contributing to create the unique music that the collective is known for. The group has had great success throughout Europe, reaching and maintaining the top spot on French charts for a whole week with their...

Review: “Coloring Book” Discusses Struggles of the Rap Lifestyle

Review: “Coloring Book” Discusses Struggles of the Rap Lifestyle

Mo Heiniger, Reporter

September 22, 2016


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On May 12, the up-and-coming rapper Chancelor Bennett aka. Chance the Rapper released his mixtape entitled, "Coloring Book." Events in Bennett's life like the birth of his daughter, his engagement, him getting signed right out of high school, and others clearly influenced his music in a very authentic...

Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Senior Reporter

September 20, 2016


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This review contains spoilers for the book, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child". If you do not wish to read these spoilers, the Prospector recommends leaving this page. On the beloved fictional character Harry Potter's 36th birthday, another thing was celebrated: "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child"....

Review: “Star Trek Beyond” Proves Successful through New Adaptations

Review: “Star Trek Beyond” Proves Successful through New Adaptations

Mo Heiniger, Reporter

September 16, 2016


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Originally appearing as comic books in 1967, the Star Trek franchise has been adapted as books, video games, television series, and movies. The latest installment of these is "Star Trek Beyond". Since its initial release on Jul. 7, the film has grossed $318.1 million internationally. "Star Trek Beyond" is the third film in the franchise's reboot series. Th...

Review: Is “The Secret Life of Pets” an Overused Storyline?

Review: Is “The Secret Life of Pets” an Overused Storyline?

David Misyura, Reporter

September 9, 2016


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"The Secret Life of Pets" is the latest animated film released by the studio behind the "Despicable Me" series, Illumination. The movie takes on the premise of exploring the daily lives of pets when humans are not home, thus making way for plenty of humorous and creative moments throughout the movie....

End of the Year Choir Concert

End of the Year Choir Concert

Meghann Root and Sage Stevens

May 19, 2016


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On Friday, the Manitou Springs Mustang Chorale put on their annual end of the year concert. Some of the repertoire included latin gospel pieces, madrigals and pieces based off of Robert Frost poems, one of which was "The Pasture" arranged by Z. Randall Stroope. The arrangement was directed by Hayley ...

2016 Spring Dance Concert Finishes Production

2016 Spring Dance Concert Finishes Production

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Reporter

May 13, 2016


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The annual spring dance concert was this past week. This concert included multiple of the dance classes combined. There were 21 dances overall. The combination of group dances, duets, and solos were very even. The music was used very creatively, and the dances were overall very well done. The...

Hayley Hamblin Illustrates Choreographic Ability in New Dance Music Video

Hayley Hamblin Illustrates Choreographic Ability in New Dance Music Video

Mia Elliott, Reporter

May 12, 2016


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Starring Hayley Hamblin (12), Josh Chambers (11) and Bri Anderson (8), this intricate dance piece is a tender senior goodbye. Choreographed by Hayley Hamblin to John Mayer's Stop This Train, the trio tells a story of difficult departures and high school friendships through the form of dance. ...

Band Performs Last Concert of Year

Band Performs Last Concert of Year

Anela Wright, reporter

May 12, 2016


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  On May 10, the Manitou Springs high school band performed at their last concert of the 2015-2016 school year. It was an emotional night full of goodbyes to the seniors and awards given to the most determined musicians. Alena Akse (10), Mollie Anderson (9), Mason Aurand (11), Marc Ekker ...

Review: Captain America: Civil War (Spoiler Alert)

Review: Captain America: Civil War (Spoiler Alert)

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Reporter

May 10, 2016


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Captain America: Civil War is one of the best marvel movies I've seen since the original Avengers movie. It was gripping and always had me on the edge of my seat. The cast and the combination of characters from the MCU was perfectly constructed. Overall, I was very pleased with the performance. All...

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