“Skinflints and Scoundrels” Snags Second

The cast of

Abby Pribila, Copy Editor

February 27, 2020

On February 20th, the theater department at Manitou Springs High School held a showcase of their one-act play for friends and family at the District Theater. Theater teacher Wendy Harms directed the act "Skinflints and Scoundrels" that was featured in the showcase. "Skinflints and Scoundrels" is about the ch...

Review: “Badger”, Fall Play

Olive Van Eimeren (10) and Matt Buchenhain (12) stare deeply into each other's eyes at the very end of

Ben Schwartz, Photo Editor

November 14, 2019

The crowd was deadly quiet as Rose (Olive Van Eimeren, 10) touchingly embraced the ghost of her lost love Timothy (Matt Buchenhain, 12) after learning of his death in a factory accident the day after Timothy had asked her to run away with him. This year’s performance of the Fall Play, “Badge...

World Language and Culture Night Changes Theme for Fourth Year

The audience gets involved with the African drum circle song that opened the night. The drum circle was available in the French classroom throughout the night.

Sophie McKeown, Warhorse Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2019

Every year, Manitou Springs High School plans an event called World Language and Culture Night (WLACN). This night is primarily for students in language classes—at every level— to pick a topic relating to a different country and create a presentation. While in the past the themes of the presenta...

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. ...

Coffee House Showcases Talent Within MSHS

Alison Lanning (12) enjoys her last time on stage for Manitou Springs High School. She is looking forward to going to college and starting fresh.

Allie Robbins, Senoir Reporter

March 15, 2018

The Coffee House is an annual event hosted by the Mustang Thespian Society that not only displays and showcases talented members but also depicts the dedication and hard work the student put in to their performance. The show kicked off with Nathan Plush (12) performing "Hurt" by Johnny Cash. It wa...

“13 Past Midnight” Showcases New Talent

JC Aurand (9) has worked before with Wendy Harms in other productions at the middle school, including last year's play, where she played the lead role.

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2017

The Fall Play this year was a comedic murder mystery called "13 Past Midnight", and with a cast made almost entirely of underclassmen, it became a learning opportunity for many. Two years ago, the theater department lost 14 seniors that were an active part of the plays and musicals. To make u...

Last Dance Recital Features Exchange Students

Goodwill Ofori-Atuahene (12) leads Valerija Barkanova (12), McKenna Reid (11), Thomas Hudson (12), Caleb Hall (12), Abi Bebee (10), and Hanny Chairunnisa (12) in a Ghanian style dance choreographed by Ofori-Atuahene, an exchange student from Ghana. He took initiative and asked Nicole Berry, the dance teacher, if he could do a dance for the concert. His dance was performed to

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2017

This dance concert was a special event due to the variety of originally composed dances. There was a total of four dances that were choreographed by students this semester. Two of these were done by exchange students who were taking the class. Godwill Ofori-Atuahene (12) was one of the exchange stud...

Review: Plaid is Rad

Thomas Hudson (12) welcoming the group on stage for there first number and setting the stage for the rest of the show.

Spencer Briggs-Hale, Reporter

April 28, 2017

The Sound of Plaid: Forever Plaid, is the story of a musical group who reached the height of their popularity in the 1950's. They came back from purgatory for one last chance at a show stopping performance. The play was written by Stuart Ross. It is a comedic tale that deals with death and love. Mani...

What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Musical

What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Musical

Abi Beebe, Guest Correspondent

February 7, 2017

How to Audition for the Sound of Plaid 1. Sign up outside the Theater Lab 2. Pick up an audition sheet and fill it out. Putting down an accurate schedule is important! 3. Find a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue, comedy or light drama and memorize/work it. 4. Look at the following YouTube videos of ...

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