• 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.

“Ten stories. Ten students. Ten emerging filmmakers.”

“Ten stories. Ten students. Ten emerging filmmakers.”

Tyler Jungbauer, Writer

May 15, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

Mía Elliot (11), Marley Kaiser (10), and Scott Larwood (9) all sat around one of the lacquered wooden tables in the Manitou Springs High School Media Center, discussing film and their experiences with it, as a reporter from this newspaper sat by and listened. All three of them have been selected for...

It’s What Happens Behind Closed Doors That Really Depicts the Truth (Featured Manitou Alum Post)

It’s What Happens Behind Closed Doors That Really Depicts the Truth (Featured Manitou Alum Post)

Julia Beebe, Contributor

April 9, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

Julia Beebe graduated from Manitou Springs High School in 2013 and studies fashion business at Columbia College Chicago. Her essay has been featured on the blog "Not Ourselves Alone: Gender Politics and Parenting in the 21st Century" on the website ChicagoNow.com during their special series 30 Days of ...

Robotics Competition is all nuts and bolts

Robotics Competition is all nuts and bolts

Tyler Jungbauer, Writer

April 7, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

The drivers stand in the ready, their feet behind the white line that divides the driving console from the designated area they must wait in prior to the beginning of the match, sweat slicking their brows in anticipation. The announcer readies a breath: “One… two…  three!  Start your ro...

A look into the lives of the Heini-Girls

A look into the lives of the Heini-Girls

Lily Reavis, Senior Writer

March 20, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

Monique, Briannah and Becca Heiniger are well known throughout our school for being kind, caring, intelligent people who always have smiles on their faces. Together, they span three grades and many clubs and activities. We decided to take a look deeper into their lives, especially into the inner workin...

The “how”s, “who”s, and “why”s of the brand-new PARCC test

The “how”s, “who”s, and “why”s of the brand-new PARCC test

Ryan Cantwell and Hunter Sherraden

March 20, 2015


Filed under Features

Common Core standards are a high-level system for math and English classes that allow the educational system to see where students should be depending on grade level. It strives to get all students in the United States on the same level to prepare them for college and/or future careers. The ...

Crossing borders: Manitou students travel out of district to compete in sports

Crossing borders: Manitou students travel out of district to compete in sports

Kieran Lynch, Writer

March 17, 2015


Filed under Features

Manitou Springs has 14 different sports teams: six girls, six boys and two co-ed. This is compared to larger schools like Cheyenne Mountain, which has 23 different teams. Because we offer fewer teams, every year there are Manitou High students who find that they must go to other schools to do spo...

Manitou preps for new generation of tests

Manitou preps for new generation of tests

Hunter Sherraden and Ryan Cantwell

March 6, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

Over the course of the past couple of years, Colorado has transitioned from the CSAP standardized testing program to the TCAP program. This year the state switched once again, to the displeasure of many students and administrators. Starting in 2015, all students from 3rd grade through 11th grade must...

Snowcoming Rescheduled

Snowcoming Rescheduled

Leland Spangler, Reporter

March 5, 2015


Filed under Announcements, News, Student Council

After a flurry of winter weather mayhem, MSHS Student Council has been given the green light to reschedule the snowcoming dance for Friday, March 20th from 8:30 - 11:30 pm. The after party will run until midnight.

M-Term offers Manitou students a chance to expand their horizons

M-Term offers Manitou students a chance to expand their horizons

Tyler Jungbauer, Writer

February 26, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

M-Term is coming up soon, and though this is its second year, few actually know what it is. Returning because of its success, M-Term is an opportunity for students and teachers alike to explore their passions. “[M-Term] was created to really represent R₂O [Rigor, Relationships and Opportunities],”...

Students plan elaborate “proposals” for dance dates

Students plan elaborate “proposals” for dance dates

Hunter Sherraden, Writer

February 25, 2015


Filed under Features

  Although it’s not nearly as extensive as prom, “proposals” for Snowcoming tend to be a big deal at MSHS. For a couple weeks before the dance, the halls and the commons are filled with cute couples asking or being asked to go to Snowcoming. Sometimes, it’s just little freshmen asking eac...

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