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Editorial: Colin Kaepernick Takes a Stand in His Own Way

Editorial: Colin Kaepernick Takes a Stand in His Own Way

Chloe Armstrong, Reporter
September 16, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

On September 2, Colin Kaepernick, quarterback of the San Fransisco 49ers, sat during the pledge of allegiance before a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick said in an...

Editorial: The War on Modern Science

Editorial: The War on Modern Science

Kaitlyn Davidson, Reporter
May 20, 2016
Filed under Opinions

It's the end of the year, and that means more and more surveys are bombarding students. Everyone wants to know what drugs you’re doing, what you thought about your English teacher, or what your tax bracket is. All these questions are then funneled into scientific-looking test results that deliver cr...

Editorial: Title IX State Laws

Editorial: Title IX State Laws

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Reporter
May 19, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Title IX is a federal law that states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." Basically, it is just ...

Editorial: Does the Feminist Movement Need a New Name?

Editorial: Does the Feminist Movement Need a New Name?

James Baker, Reporter
May 12, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

In a country where the presumptive nominee for president in one of our two major parties is a woman it must be true that feminist values are not far from center stage. I support values like pay equity and a woman's right to choose and think that they are necessary in our modern culture. Feminist values...

Editorial: Animals Used as Entertainment are Continuously Abused

Editorial: Animals Used as Entertainment are Continuously Abused

Anela Wright, Reporter
May 10, 2016
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In the past couple of months, rumors have surfaced that Ringling Brothers Circus will stop using elephants as part of their act. But as of March 5 2016, it was confirmed true. The elephants are to be sent to the Ringling Brothers animal conservation in Florida. There have been many accounts that the ...

Review: New Game, “Stop!” Becomes Popular

Review: New Game, “Stop!” Becomes Popular

James Baker, Reporter
April 28, 2016
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The basic theme of the game, "Stop!", essentially comes entirely from Scattergories, where instead of spinning a wheel you simply roll a 26-sided die to determine the letter, and then answer for twelve categories instead of five. "Stop!" gets its name from the player’s ability to stop the round at...

Editorial: Does “The Jungle Book” Controversy Continue in 2016?

Editorial: Does “The Jungle Book” Controversy Continue in 2016?

Bryce Van Derveer, Reporter
April 27, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

The Jungle Book is among the most cherished of the Disney classics. From its charming animated style to its jazzy, addicting sound track, it truly represents what Disney is all about. Unfortunately, in this case, this came back and kicked he cooperation in the teeth. For those who don’t know, Disney...

Editorial: GSTA Day of Silence proves MSHS Less Accepting than Expected

Editorial: GSTA Day of Silence proves MSHS Less Accepting than Expected

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief
April 26, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

On April 15, the Manitou Springs High School Gay Straight Trans* Alliance (GSTA) participated in the national Day of Silence, an annual event meant to bring attention to LGBTQ+ bullying and harassment in schools. Members of the GSTA wore purple and stayed silent throughout the day in a show of solidar...

Editorial: What Happened to the ACT?

Editorial: What Happened to the ACT?

Sage Stevens, Reporter
April 7, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Colorado is one of two states (the other being Illinois) to require juniors to take a college entrance examination. In a few weeks, Manitou Springs High School 11th graders will be partaking in the American College Test (ACT). They have been preparing themselves with prep courses, study groups and Pre-ACT...

Editorial: A Voice for the Orcas

Editorial: A Voice for the Orcas

Sarah Bogush, Reporter
April 4, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

As of March 17, SeaWorld has made an official rule of banning their famous orca shows. This has been a recognizable issue ever since the film Blackfish was released in 2013. Included in the ban, they've also ruled out orca breeding, so the current generation of whales will be the last. Ever since th...

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