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The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

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The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

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MSHS lunch lady Teresa Leets serves Yonas Hanson (10) lunch. MSHS has been serving free lunches all school year.

MSSD14 students have free “Healthy School Meals for All”

Katelyn Fonkert and Halli Frost September 26, 2023

What’s really in school food and is it healthy? Is the convenience worth it? This is a  question students should think about when choosing to eat school lunch. School lunches have changed since the...

Meleah Perkins, Counseling Secretary, gets to be a mom to Ben Perkins (10) at work and at home. The best part about being a mom is the excitement and happiness to just watch your kids grow up and become great adults, Perkins said.

Mother’s Day is about more than blood

Halli Frost, Senior Reporter May 16, 2023

Last weekend, the United States celebrated Mother’s Day. This holiday is a happy one for some, and a sorrowful one for others.   The official Mother’s Day holiday began in the 1900s because of...

While cattle and other animals have forever been taken to slaughter for their meat, lab grown meats offer a more merciful alternative.

Lab grown meat could change food industry

Jack Boyd, Senior Reporter April 20, 2023

In recent years, many issues have arisen in the food industry regarding meat production, particularly in ethics and meat alternatives. Now, a solution has presented itself. Lab grown meats, grown artificially...

Juniors prep for the SAT, but is the test really worth it?

The SAT’s racist roots and continued discrimination

Katelyn Fonkert, Senior Reporter April 14, 2023

The dreaded SAT season has arrived and juniors across the nation are about to take them, but the question is are they even worth it? Do they really show someone's intelligence? The real question: has this...

Musicians had to adapt to playing in a social distanced environment by using custom made masks, shields, and bell covers.

COVID-19 effects on student musicians

Sadie House, Senior Reporter April 4, 2023

The trajectory of beginning band and orchestra students is a tale as old as time. Students try their hand at an instrument, most likely making some sound akin to a barn animal and the choice suddenly becomes...

Manitou Springs School District should consider a four day school week for the mental health of staff and student.

MSSD14 should consider the 4-day week

Katelyn Fonkert, Senior Reporter April 3, 2023

The idea of the four-day week should be considered in Manitou Springs School District 14 because many of the other small districts in El Paso Country have implemented the four-day week successfully. ...

Dante, a class pet at Manitou Springs High School, can be visited and interacted with by students who visit his classroom.

Is there a benefit to class pets in schools?

Jack Boyd, Senior Reporter March 16, 2023

For years, classroom pets have been a debated topic among students, parents, and teachers. Classroom pets, as implied, are pets kept by the school in a specific classroom, usually cared for by the teacher...

Students protest outside the District 11 administration building of Feb. 27.

D11 Board Members consider a transphobic policy

Ari Clark, Senior Reporter March 14, 2023

On Feb. 8, the district 11 school board vice president, Jason Jorgenson, proposed a rule that all teachers would be banned from asking students their preferred pronouns. This would require any students...

Kolten Wupper (10), Amy Stanciu (10) and Lana Kahtava (10) in their biology class using the Elevate program.

New teaching platform used in several science classes at MSHS

Halli Frost, Reporter March 9, 2023

Science students in several of Andrew Slama’s classes transitioned to an online remote-taught program beginning the second semester. The school purchased the platform that is called Elevate in case the...

Letter to the Editor

Aspen McGill February 24, 2023

Dear Editor, The small narrow hill going up to our school: trees line the sides of it casting shadows that create the patches of ice. You can see the rolling Colorado mountains from a distance in the...

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