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The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector

The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector

Juniors can apply for the Coolidge Scholarship at https://coolidgescholars.org/ . This full-ride presidential scholarship that can be used at any accredited college or university in the US.

Juniors, decrease your college stress today

Emily Waite, Senior Reporter January 19, 2022

College. This word can cause excitement for many students, but the idea of having to prepare for college can be stressful. Getting a head start can be one of the best ways to help reduce some of the stress...

Gideon Aigner (12) does more than just speech and debate. He is the student body vice president, a member of NHS, Key Club, the yearbook staff, and the manager for boys basketball.

Aigner’s debate Nationals affected by COVID- 19

Katelyn Fonkert, Junior Reporter January 18, 2022

Senior Gideon Aigner went to the National Speech and Debate Tournament in both his sophomore and junior years. Each year he competed in different categories, which also had sub categories. “The...

Seniors Connor OBrien, Jaxen and Jason Sellers and Atticus Baker study for a Knowledge Bowl competition.  Knowledge Bowl practices during lunch in Mrs. Gardners room on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Combining competition with academics

Morgan Flannery, Junior Reporter January 13, 2022

The Knowledge Bowl team at Manitou Springs High School, coached by math teacher Julie Gardner, recently hosted a competition on Saturday, Dec. 4. Jason Sellers, a senior at MSHS, is one of three team captains...

2019-2020 exchange students Hana Kobayashi  and Daisy Amphichaluay spend their last day in America with Serena Holvenstot (12) outside of her house in Colorado Springs.

Students, staff miss presence of exchange students

Charlie Morgan, Reporter January 6, 2022

Manitou Springs High School staff and students have been missing the presence of exchange students since March of 2020. MSHS has always hosted as many as 8 exchange students a year, but there has been...

While attending MSHS, Ryder Ballard was involved in many activities. He led MPAC (Manitou Performing Arts Club), was involved in theatre and sang with the Chamber Choir.

Ballard jumpstarts his future

Claire Kisielnicki, Editor-in-Chief December 9, 2021

As the first semester comes to an end, seniors are getting closer to graduation. For some, that day is much much sooner. Ryder Ballard is a senior who has made the leap to graduating early this year...

Cassidy Blechman (10), Mckesson Rhodes (10), Evan Yount (10), Samuel Fournier (10), Nathan Gentzel (10), Hallen Haile (10), William Cittadino (10) and Khristian Sanders (10) celebrate winning the dodgeball tournament at the end of Kindness Week.

Bringing Kindness back to MSHS

Emily Waite, Reporter December 3, 2021

During the week of November 13 to November 19, Manitou Springs High School’s Student Council put on a “Kindness Week” with the help of other clubs such as Key Club, Environmental Club, Sources of...

Lana Kahtava, Marianna Jackson, and Gretchen Beckmann are proud of the positive changes they have made for those who deal with monthly menstrual cycles.  If you would like to contribute to this project, please contact Ms. Conrad or one of these young activists.

Freshmen take action to stock the bathroom with feminine products

Jack Embery, Editor-in-Chief November 29, 2021

Gretchen Beckmann (9), Lana Kahtava (9) and Marianna Jackson (9), decided to take up a cause important to them. They took the initiative to create a solution by stocking feminine products within the girls’...

Connor Mckeown (11) takes the ball to the students end while Mr. DeMatto gets ready to challenge him.

Student vs Staff Basketball game

Claire Kisielnicki, Editor-in-Chief November 18, 2021

Suicidal ideation is a common problem in the time of great stress that students face today. Sources of Strength members of Manitou Springs High School advocate for mental health. If you or anyone else seem to be in danger of losing or taking ones life, seek help from teachers, counselors, coaches, or the sources listed below.

Rise of suicide in winter a myth

Paige Harrison, Senior Reporter/Editor November 16, 2021

There is a long-standing belief that suicide completion rates rise around the holidays. According to Winchester Hospital, this could possibly be because either families get together, causing overwhelming...

Freshmen in Mr. Browns 3A Physical Science class study chemical changes.

Freshmen adjust to MSHS

Owen Gerbig, Reporter November 2, 2021

The Manitou Springs High School class of 2025 has been adjusting to high school life after almost two years of online and hybrid courses as the pandemic starts to come to an end. Many students agree that...

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