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Arts14 Adds Afterschool Activities

Arts14 Adds Afterschool Activities

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Senior Reporter
February 28, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The start of the new quarter also brings new Arts14 classes available after school. There are a multitude of new classes, as well as reputable old classes. Several of them are available to high school students. Maria Navaratne, part of the Arts14 team, had lots to say about the Arts14 mission t...

New Schedule for 2017-18 Announced

New Schedule for 2017-18 Announced

Anais Wickes, Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Next year, there will be a new schedule put in place that was decided upon on February 1. The front office came up with this idea when they recognized an issue in the existing schedule. They saw that there was a need to place the majority of students in better class choices with their schedules. The...

M-Term Classes Offered in Many Subjects

M-Term Classes Offered in Many Subjects

Spencer Briggs-Hale, Reporter
February 8, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Coming up soon is M-Term, a day where students get to choose what to learn. There are new M-Terms being offered, such as Skiing. At this point, M-Terms, new and old, deserve to be highlighted. Programing, Jewelry Making and Job Shadowing are all M-Terms that the student body may want to learn more...

Wrestling Team Puts on Fundraiser

Wrestling Team Puts on Fundraiser

Hanny Chairunnisa, Reporter
February 2, 2017
Filed under News

The Manitou wrestling team put on a fundraising event on Sunday, Jan. 29 at Adam's Mountain Cafe. The cafe belongs to Atticus Fredrickson's (12) mother, Farley McDunnough. The fundraiser started at 8am and ended at 3pm.  Around 500-600 customers came to the fundraising event and donated their money to...

Aubrey Hall: Working to Increase Voter Registration at MSHS

Aubrey Hall: Working to Increase Voter Registration at MSHS

Spencer Briggs-Hale, Reporter
January 30, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Millennials make up one of the largest voter groups in the United States. Roughly 69.2 million millennials (ages 18-35) were eligible to vote in the 2016 election, according to Pew Research Center's analysis of the U.S Census Bureau data. That is about 31% of the total votes in the United State. There is a problem, this large percentage of voters has one of the lowest voter turnout rates of the e...

Standout TAWC Students Making a Difference

Standout TAWC Students Making a Difference

Spencer Briggs-Hale, Reporter
January 30, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Teen drug abuse is a troubling epidemic. The Teen Advocates for a Well Community (TAWC) are trying to change this troubling trend. Through the use of social media campaigns and personal meetings, this group is is changing their community. This week, Jan. 23-27, is a huge step forward in the right direc...

Manitou Students Make Voices Heard at State-Wide Women’s Marches

Manitou Students Make Voices Heard at State-Wide Women’s Marches

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief
January 24, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

On January 21, 2017, the day after the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, millions of people across the US participated in protest “Women’s Marches.” Several students from Manitou Springs High School attended local marches either in Colorado Springs or Denver. Aubrey Hall (11), Becca...

School Rivalry Generates Food for Local Pantry

School Rivalry Generates Food for Local Pantry

Aubrey Hall, Photography Editor
December 15, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Every year, student council representatives from Manitou and St. Mary’s High Schools team up to channel the rivalry between them into raising food for their communities. Traditionally, this food drive occurs during the week preceding Manitou’s first football game against St. Mary’s, and concludes whe...

Sign Up For the January NHS Blood Drive

Sign Up For the January NHS Blood Drive

Becca Heiniger, Audio/Visual Editor
December 12, 2016
Filed under News

For many years, National Honor Society has been a part of the Penrose-St. Francis Blood Drive. This year it is on Wednesday, January 11 from 8:00am-2:00pm. To get a permission sheet and sign up for a time slot, go to Mrs. Roberson’s room. There are a few requirements for donating blood: – You must...

Sophomore Creates Literary Magazine for MSHS Students

Sophomore Creates Literary Magazine for MSHS Students

David Misyura, Reporter
December 12, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Kaitlyn Cashdollar (10) recently created the Manitou Muse, a literary magazine that aims to showcase Manitou students' artistic works, showcasing her future aspirations as a book editor. Cashdollar describes the Muse as, "A creative outlet where students can publish their work and their expression," ...

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