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The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector

The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector

Common App is a common tool that is used by high school seniors to help make the college application process a little easier.

The struggles of college applications

Erica Sherwin, Senior Reporter February 6, 2023

In addition to a senior in high school’s busy schedule, the college application process is long, cumbersome and requires tremendous discipline. I have found that many students go into senior year with...

When a name that doesnt match a students gender is displayed on their records, it exposes them to discriminatory harassment and abuse.

MSSD14 needs name change policy

Ethan Anderson, Senior Reporter January 17, 2023

A name helps to determine the way people move through the world, and for transgender people, choosing a name is often one of the first major steps of transition. It is vital that their names are respected....

Andrew Rhodes (12), Jack Embery (12) and Tyler Maloney (12) take a break from their classes to help regain some determination.
*photo illustration

Class of 2023 full sends the school year

Editorial Staff December 8, 2022

As Manitou Springs High School’s Class of 2023 finishes their last first semester of high school, Senioritis is rapidly spreading. The post-COVID-19 revival and reopening of schools to a semi-normal...

Key Club members finding some ways to get into the spirit of the season with music, costumes, decorations and Hallmark movies.

Talbott’s top Hallmark movies

Dalton Gates, Reporter December 5, 2022

For this holiday season, I’ve decided to ask Mike Talbott for some of his favorite Hallmark movies to help get invested in the spirit of Christmas. Since Talbott is the Hallmark aficionado of Manitou...

Where the Crawdads Sing written by Della Owens is an award winning novel that was published on August 14, 2018.

Review: Where the Crawdads Sing

Jack Embery, Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2022

“Where the Crawdads Sing” is a novel written in 2018 featuring a fascinating murder mystery while developing a coming-of-age story of the main character, Kya. The book won a Best Seller Award in Japan...

This original comic by Al Capp depicts the race on the first Sadie Hawkins Day.

The historical Sadie Hawkins controversy

Ari Clark, Reporter November 29, 2022

Several weeks ago, Student Council organized the first U.S.A. Week at Manitou Springs High School.  The week was intended to celebrate veterans and first responders, raise money for the Wounded Warrior...

Lancali’s self-published debut novel, I Fell in Love with Hope by Lancali

Book of the month – November: I Fell in Love with Hope

Katelyn Fonkert, Reporter November 2, 2022

I Fell in Love with Hope by Lancali is a self-published debut novel and was released on Aug. 1, 2022. This book has been slowly gaining popularity on social media over the month, and that is how I came...

The recycling symbol is iconic as a symbol of renewability and reusability all throughout the world.

Environmental Club brings recycling to MSMS, MSES, and UPES

Jack Boyd, Reporter November 1, 2022

In recent years, the Manitou Springs High Schools’ Environmental Club has brought more attention to environmental issues through its events and hard work toward promoting planet health and awareness....

The Manitou Springs High Schools football field being forked by Woodland Park High School students before a basketball game in 2021.

Woodland Park’s one-sided rivalry

Emily Waite, Editor-in-Chief October 20, 2022

Woodland Park High School and Manitou Springs High School’s high-tension relationship has caused issues for many years, but are they really rivals? While WPHS would say a resounding yes, MSHS would...

Manitou Springs High School students sign MSHS in American Sign Language.

Should there be ASL classes at MSHS?

Ari Clark, Reporter October 10, 2022

Within school spaces the diversity of students is increasing, meaning that there are always new students with different needs. An example of this is students within the deaf community becoming more common...

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