• November 29No School on January 21th, Martin Luther King Jr Observance.

  • November 29Girl’s Basketball @ Home on January 22nd from 4:30-5:30pm at MSHS.

  • September 4Wrestling Meet @ Home on January 25th from 4-6pm at MSHS (Senior Night).

  • August 24Neon Dance on January 19th from 8-11pm at MSHS.

Attempt at edgy sci-fi falls prey to sexism and anti-intellectualism

Attempt at edgy sci-fi falls prey to sexism and anti-intellectualism

March 4, 2013


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Sometimes, even the most well-intentioned books can go awry. Origin by Jessica Khoury is one of those books. The novel presents a unique premise and an interesting story, and while initially, it didn’t engage me at all, I pressed on in hopes that better things were to come. I was mistaken. In the l...

Kris Allen, Jillette Johnson rock Denver

Kris Allen, Jillette Johnson rock Denver

March 1, 2013


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I risked my life last Thursday, Feb. 21, and for once it wasn’t to drive to school on a should-have-been snow day. No, I risked my life driving through a snow storm for Kris Allen, and it was totally worth it. At the Soiled Dove Underground in Denver, about two hundred fans packed into the venue ready for the much anticipated return of singer-songwriter Kris Allen and his opening act, Jillette Johnso...

Jack Willie Gym

Jack Willie Gym

February 26, 2013


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Lately, the Jack Willie Gym has been being mistreated. "There were balls hitting the scoreboards, and light bulbs breaking, just a little extra exuberance during lunch time," said Glenn Hard. If students only knew the history of this gym, and what a wonderful man Jack was, maybe they wouldn't leave...

Author reveals new side of 16th century Iran

Author reveals new side of 16th century Iran

February 22, 2013


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As a genre, historical fiction is almost exclusively Euro-centric, and novels that don’t deal with European history tend to chronicle the lives of the same handful of African or Asian characters, over and over again. Equal of the Sun, a novel by Anita Amirrezvani that deals with court life in 16th ...

Helen Grant weaves mystery from child’s perspective

Helen Grant weaves mystery from child’s perspective

February 15, 2013


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If The Book Thief and To Kill a Mockingbird were somehow to hook up and create a book baby of their own, I suspect that book would be somewhat similar to The Vanishing of Katharina Linden. Helen Grant’s debut novel is a murder mystery set in a small German town, told through the eyes of a child. It is...

Prime Time or Time on the Line?

Prime Time or Time on the Line?

February 11, 2013


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Many students have been enraged over the lack of free time between classes, particularly at lunch. The increase in time exuding forth from useless sessions of advisee has driven the student body to near madness. Time is a valuable asset in the world of high school and time management is imperative....

Let me in!- Manitou’s locked door policy

Let me in!- Manitou’s locked door policy

February 1, 2013


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Next time you’re sitting in class wondering, “Is that a condor I hear pounding at the window?” No. It’s me. Let me in. It wasn’t until I sat outside the SILC building for a good ten minutes with Mr. Hull and several students that I really got a good idea for writing this commentary. There...

‘Les Miserables’ falls down despite strong performances

‘Les Miserables’ falls down despite strong performances

January 11, 2013


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‘Les Miserables’ should have been a masterpiece. You have Broadway’s darling, Hugh Jackman, the always-reliable Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, who gets better and better with each film, and other great youngsters like Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne. Also, who better to direct it than Tom Hooper,...

‘Lincoln’ movie review

‘Lincoln’ movie review

December 4, 2012


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The film opens with a close and personal scene of Union and Confederate soldiers brutally fighting hand-to-hand in waist high mud. It’s no ‘Saving Private Ryan’ beach storm, and in a way it betrays the rest of the film. This is very much a study in political maneuvering, a dispelling of historical...

Parents: the east side is by the track

Parents: the east side is by the track

October 26, 2012


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This morning I pulled into the high school parking lot, and as I rounded the corner, I saw a large white SUV, parked. This sounds normal enough, right? Wrong. This particular SUV was blocking five entire parking spots. Inside, I saw a parent sitting and talking casually with his son. Forced to skip...

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