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The Prospector

The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector

Teacher Throwback: Ben Mack

Kaleb Cervantes and Naomi Porter May 15, 2024

  Biology Teacher and soccer coach Ben Mack shares what made him want to teach science, and shares useful advice for current and future students.

Sierra Dunlap will leave her mark on Manitou after being an outstanding community member and student.

Valedictorian Sierra Dunlap leaves a positive legacy

Angela Rowe, Senior Reporter May 2, 2024

Valedictorian, Sierra Dunlap, who has been at Manitou Springs District since pre-school, is leaving an important mark after her four years at MSHS. Dunlap has been a leader in volleyball as well as Key...

Students shuffled onto to the upper dance floor, as the music blared and students boogie.

Students come together for Prom

Prom night for the Mustangs was held on Apr. 26, 2024 at The Craftwood Inn in Manitou Springs, CO. The theme for the evening was “Mamma Mia,” a reference to the 2001 Broadway musical and 2008 film,...

Elsa Baker (12), Katelyn Fonkert (12), Gwenyth Lloyd-Davies (11), Liam Linster (11), Hailey Troxell (12), Ethan Anderson (12), and Avery Jacobsen (11) compete in Spanish Clubs Salsa Night.

Seniors in Spanish Club complete a successful year of fundraising and positivity

Halli Frost, Senior Reporter April 30, 2024

Spanish Club participates in activities that are related to either Spanish speaking countries or involve practicing the language, as well as fundraising events. “We do a lot of fundraising events...

Teacher Throwback: Andrew Slama

Kaleb Cervantes and Naomi Porter April 23, 2024

Science teacher Andrew Slama shares what made him want to become a science teacher while sharing fun memories and useful advice for current and future students.

Brown teaches social studies classes, which have many assignments involving heavy reading and research.

Teachers speak on missing work among MSHS students

Cordelia Portman, Senior Reporter April 22, 2024

When current teachers and parents were in high school, late work was never acceptable, but recently some MSHS teachers, such as Jessica Moen who is an English teacher, have noticed that some students consistently...

Meghan Taylor (12) celebrates with the rest of the COYAC members in the Colorado House of Representatives after the hearing of HB24-1039: Non-Legal Name Changes and HB24-1040: Gender-Affirming Health-Care Provider Study. The bills were drafted all of the legal language was put down by the Legislative Council, because our job as COYAC members, is really to create proposals of things that we see you going through our job is not to write the legal language because, unfortunately, something that the COYAC director has reminded me many times, Taylor said. When I called her at like 9:30pm asking her for help was ‘Meghan you do not have a law degree’. Unfortunately, I do not. Im still in high school. Its really a pain. I wish I did.

Meghan Taylor authors Colorado bill on non-legal name changes

Dalton Gates, Multimedia Editor April 18, 2024

Manitou Springs Senior Meghan Taylor created, proposed and contributed to two bills (HB24-1039: Non-Legal Name Changes & HB24–1040: Gender-Affirming Health-Care Provider Study) with fellow Colorado...

Jason Jones(12) uses his extra-tinted sunglasses to watch the eclipse safely.

MSHS views the eclipse

Ari Clark, Senior Reporter April 11, 2024

Ethan Anderson (12) stands beside several of his art pieces on display outside of Erin Gocinskis room in the SILC building. He made the piece on the top left, titled Pensive, with charcoal.

Ethan Anderson to attend MCAD to pursue the Arts

Jack Boyd and Dalton Gates April 5, 2024

As the 2024 school year draws to a close, Ethan Anderson (12) has reflected on his last 4 years at Manitou and how he has spent that time fueling his various passions, one of which being the creative arts....

Jake Thomson has been playing club baseball since he was 7 years old. I was lucky enough to play for the same travel team for my childhood. I played for Majestic baseball from the time I was 7-15, Thomson said.

Jake Thomson continues his baseball career

MaKenzi VerVaecke, Editor-In-Cheif March 20, 2024

Jake Thomson, senior at Manitou Springs High School, has been playing baseball since he was seven years old. He recently committed to play at Hesston College after dreaming of playing at the collegiate...

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