• 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.

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...

Review: Panic! at the Disco Releases New Album

Review: Panic! at the Disco Releases New Album

Sage Stevens, Reporter

January 27, 2016


Filed under Reviews, Showcase

"Death of a Bachelor," released on January 15, is the fourth album released by Panic! At The Disco. This album contains a new sound, which is unexpected for a band, but when the fact that Brendon Urie is the only remaining original member is taken into consideration, this is understandable. Unfortunately,...

Preview: “The Last Illusion” pays Homage to Houdini through Magic and Drama

Preview: “The Last Illusion” pays Homage to Houdini through Magic and Drama

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Performing Arts, Showcase

The theatre department is hard at work preparing for their annual winter performance, the one-act play. The cast of twenty-one students spent rehearsal on Wednesday, January 21 practicing magic tricks, trying on costumes and climbing inside of a wooden crate. The play is “The Last Illusion” by B...

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