Everything You Need to Know About 2020-21 StuCo Elections

Aiden Coté holds up a sign encouraging Manitou students to stay strong in the midst of the hardships caused by COVID-19

Ben Schwartz, Photo Editor

April 14, 2020

Despite everything occurring with Coronavirus, Manitou Springs High School’s (MSHS) second semester continues despite temporary school closure. Student Body (SB) Elections are still on, and it’s looking to be a fantastic line-up of candidates for the 2020-2021 school year. Each of the position...

Colorado Governor Calls For an “Extended Spring Break” For Colorado Schools

CDC/Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS via nps.gov

Max Ladrigan, Junior Reporter

March 23, 2020

Following suit with other states like Ohio and Maryland, Colorado’s governor, Jared Polis, announced on March 18th that all schools are closed until April 17th, calling it an “extended spring break”. When asked about it later that week, the governor seemed to believe that there is little chance of ...

Vail Versus All: Colorado Ski Resorts to Shut Down Due to COVID-19

Davis Ortonward (11) and Sam Richardson (11) took this photo from the Peru Lift at Keystone, Colo. on Friday, March 14th. All North American resorts closed one day after this picture was taken and this was the last day of night skiing at Keystone for the entire season.

Samuel Richardson, Photo Editor

March 20, 2020

On Saturday, March 14th, all Vail Resorts announced that they would be closing until March 22nd, due to the rapidly evolving situation with the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Keystone and many other resorts had made dramatic changes leading up to their suspension, such as halting all food services and only allowing...

Steel Mustangs Robotics Win it All in California

The Steel Mustangs smile with pride as they hold up their first blue banner.

Mackenna Yount, Prospector Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2020

The Manitou Springs High School (MSHS) Steel Mustangs team 2945 made a truly impressive trip to sunny Del Mar, California. There, the team participated in the FIRST Robotics Competition Del Mar Regional among a total of 58 teams from several states and countries. The Steel Mustangs made Manitou his...

Annual Dodgeball Tournament

The Stone team faces off with team members from the Manitou Police and Fire departments.

Aniah Olson, Senior Editor

February 27, 2020

On Thursday, February 20th, and Friday, February 21st, Manitou Springs High School (MSHS) held a dodgeball tournament to raise funds to go towards former Manitou teacher Nick Noland. This year, things were a little different than the other annual dodgeball tournaments. Instead of having held the tour...

Rising Freshmen Night Preps Incoming Class of 2024

Two incoming freshmen pose with the Manny the Mustang.

Sam Richardson, Photo Editor

February 12, 2020

With one of the biggest freshman classes ever being introduced to Manitou Springs High School (MSHS) in the fall of 2020, faculty and administration are prioritizing the safety and well-being of every new freshman now more than ever. Freshman introduction night was hosted on February 11th, where student...

Annual National Honor Society Induction Sees Nine New Members

National Honor Society President Taylor Foky (12) delivers the introduction speech at the 2020 NHS Induction Ceremony.

Zak Talbot, Copy Editor

February 10, 2020

Academic success is something that every student tries for in life, but it’s just a simple fact that not all can achieve the highest of academic titles. It’s not a sign of lack of effort or bad character, but for those who put in vast amounts of effort into not only their scholastic work but their...

Harvest Week

Students and teachers decked the halls with their festive ugly sweaters, hats and more on Friday.

Ben Schwartz, Photo Editor

December 18, 2019

Last week was Harvest Week, and it was jam-packed with fun activities and dress-up days. Students engaged in the exciting events over the course of six days, providing a welcome accompaniment and contrast to the potential oncoming stress of finals. The basketball game on Tuesday provided an exci...

Drive Smart Drives in an Important Message

Ms. Waters introduces her story to the student body. Waters created a video to speak about Xavier Fretard and to celebrate his life.

Jalen Lindh, Junior Reporter

December 5, 2019

Driving is one of the most dangerous methods of transportation, and that’s why it is important to be able to drive, not just safely, but smartly. On Nov. 14, the students of Manitou Springs High School (MSHS) gathered in the gym for a Drive Smart assembly. Two MSHS staff members stood up in front o...

The 14,000-Foot FallCo View

These MSHS StuCo members and CHSAA student state representatives worked hard to lead family groups and workshops and make FallCo run smoothly.

Mackenna Yount, Prospector Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2019

490 students, 100 advisors, 69 schools, one conference to bring Student Council groups from across the state together. The Fall Conference (FallCo), hosted by the Manitou Springs High School (MSHS) Student Council (StuCo), was a huge success. FallCo’s theme for the 2019 conference was “The 14...

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