Gideon Aigner’s Mustang Positivity

Gideon Aigner (far right) in a selfie with the crowd at the St. Mary's boys' basketball game in January.

Gideon Aigner, Guest Writer

April 1, 2020

I miss you, Manitou. I know that the phrase “Don’t peak in high school" is a chliché; I don’t think that this year has been a peak, but it sure has soared until now. Now, we all have a new challenge to face. Our good friend, ‘Rona. This virus has swept the legs out from under everyone in terms of ...

A Letter from Mariam Gachechiladze

Mariam Gachechiladze (12) poses with her host brother, Ben Perkins, on the first day of school.

Mariam Gachechiladze, Junior Reporter

March 25, 2020

A Letter to MSHS, As exchange students, we worry about adapting to our new society; adapting and making friends, good impressions, overcoming the language barriers that, at times, makes it so hard for us to speak up, take the first step and be ourselves to a full extent. As exchange students, we w...

Recognizing Manitou’s Creativity

This captivating gallery is located in the Manitou Springs SILC school administration office.

Sammi Clapham, Junior Reporter

March 19, 2020

Manitou Springs, a small town that has been loved for many generations by tourists, locals, visitors, workers and students, gives a warm, unique and homey vibe. In my point of view, art is one of the most recognizable things that makes Manitou, well, Manitou! From surreal sculptures to beautiful pai...

Poor Work Ethic or Poor Teachers: Who’s to blame for difficulty in classes?

Students in Physical Science doing their work.

Monse Vega, Guest Writer

March 16, 2020

Mr. Miyagi once said in "The Karate Kid," "There is no such thing as bad student, only bad teacher.” How much truth is there to Mr. Miyagi’s claim? In high school, many students have trouble in certain classes. Is this due to the ability of the teacher to execute their job, or is the student at fault?...

The Problem With the Pledge

The Problem With the Pledge

Paige Laurie, Guest Writer

March 6, 2020

“I pledge allegiance to... to what?" Every morning is usually accompanied by the drone of teens reciting a mantra to a flag at Manitou Springs High School (MSHS). Most schools across the country follow this ritual as well, each hoping to instill a deep sense of patriotism and pride in their s...

The College Tuition Debate: Who Pays?

The College Tuition Debate: Who Pays?

Michael Parker, Guest Writer

February 21, 2020

As Bernie Sanders said, “We have got to make sure that every qualified American in this country who wants to go to college can go to college—regardless of income,”; however, there are many problems that will arise if this plan is enacted. This is not to say that college tuition is not a pressing ...

Supporting the Preforming Arts

Olive Van Eimeren (10) and Koda Oxford (11) preforming in the fall play,

Koda Oxford, Junior Reporter

February 21, 2020

To the Editor: I am a junior at Manitou Springs High School and this is my first year attending after my transfer. My overall experience with this school has been positive, the school staff has done an excellent job of creating a welcoming environment. From my time here, I’ve noticed our school heavily...

Hatred Has No Home in Manitou Springs

Abigail Kilpela (11) holds LGBTQ flags, dances and shows her kindness while welcoming students to school on Monday morning.

Sophia McKeown, Warhorse Editor-In-Chief

October 20, 2019

Editor's Note: The full names of some students have been withheld for their protection. A few weeks before Oct. 14, 2019, Manitou Springs High School (MSHS) became the target of an infamous hate group: the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC). A school that is known for its progressive ideas and acts of ...

Manitou Springs High School Invites the Community to Join Their “Culture of Kindness”

GSTA and SOS leader Dr. Moen and her daughter parade down Manitou Ave during Homecoming, dressed up in support of the GSTA club.

Sophia McKeown, Yearbook Editor-In-Chief

October 6, 2019

My name is Sophie McKeown, I am a junior at Manitou Springs High School (MSHS), as well as a Student Council representative and a Student Journalist. It has been brought to the attention of the students at MSHS that the surrounding community is willing, if not eager, to support the school members as...

Teens Step Up With a Fight for Climate Justice

Attendees of the Climate Strike made countless posters with witty remarks encouraging action to be taken and to raise awareness for the effects of climate change.

Mady Caywood, Senior Reporter

October 2, 2019

On Sept. 20, 2019, one of the world's largest strikes for climate occurred all over the world. These strikes all owe ownership to a young 16-year-old girl from Sweden named Greta Thunberg. Thunberg is an incredible advocate for climate justice and has accomplished many things in just the first y...

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