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Letter to the Editor

Ashur Lavigne January 30, 2024

Dear Editor, Manitou Springs School District should change the game field to turf because the conditions of the field cause more injuries. The conditions of the game field are not ideal. The Bumpy and...

Letter to the Editor

Evan Fugate January 29, 2024

Dear Editor, Manitou Springs School District should renovate the track at its high school, because it has fallen into disrepair, and has developed many bumps and divots that pose a health hazard to its...

Letter to the Editor

Chloe Cuddihy January 25, 2024

Dear Editor, Manitou Springs High School should never have taken down the pictures and memorabilia of past years and students. The pictures and memorabilia define the legacy of the school...

Social studies teacher Lawrence Housley embraces Colorados social studies standards in his classroom.

Colorado’s inclusive social studies standards are superior to Florida’s

Krissy Stout, Junior Reporter January 8, 2024

Colorado Social Studies Standards require that teachers do more to include the perspectives of diverse racial and ethnic groups, religious minorities as well as LGBTQ communities. However, the Florida...

Upperclassmen experience a massive amount of academic stress and pressure as they approach their graduation.

Gap year after graduation?

Ari Clark, Senior Reporter November 1, 2023

After high school, most students choose to pursue higher education or join a branch of the military. However, another option is growing in popularity: gap years. A gap year is when a student takes a year...

Similarly to Friday the 13th, irrational superstition follows such entities as black cats, promoting a narrative of misfortune where, realistically, there should be none.

Friday the 13th: Is there reason behind the superstition?

Jack Boyd, Senior Reporter October 13, 2023

October has arrived, and with the fun and games of Halloween comes the more sinister date of Oct. 13, which is this year's date of the infamous Friday the 13th. But is there an actual reason behind the...

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...

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