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Editorial: Free Kesha from Sony Productions

Editorial: Free Kesha from Sony Productions

Lily Reavis, Prospector Editor-in-Chief
March 15, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Last week, a Manhattan Supreme Court Judge refused to allow 29-year-old pop star Kesha to terminate her six-album deal with Sony Productions after she accused her producer, “Dr. Luke”, with years of abuse. The courtroom filled with tears from Kesha and her supporters, as the case was widely disregar...

Editorial: Honor Roll Analysis Reveals Average Statistics, but Causes Aren’t Obvious

Editorial: Honor Roll Analysis Reveals Average Statistics, but Causes Aren’t Obvious

Anela Wright, Reporter
March 14, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

A couple weeks ago, the honor roll and honorable mention students for last quarter were announced. Looking at that very long list of students, we wonder if MSHS students are average academically. When the math is done, 22 percent of students who go to MSHS are on the honor roll. That's 115 students ...

Editorial: Watch Your Language!

Editorial: Watch Your Language!

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Reporter
March 7, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

With registration not far around the corner, students are starting to sign up for new classes. Some people might be completing their 4-year plans. One part of this plan out is your two required semesters of language. There are the options of Spanish, French and German. They are the most studied...

Editorial: Are The iPads Still Beneficial?

Editorial: Are The iPads Still Beneficial?

Zach McGee, Reporter
March 3, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

The iPad is one of the greatest pieces of technology that the world has ever seen. One that students of Manitou Springs High School, Middle School and Elementary School have came to know and use on a daily basis. Though there have been some technology glitches through the years, the iPads have always...

Editorial: Why Do We Learn?

Editorial: Why Do We Learn?

Tyler Jungbauer, Correspondent
January 31, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Why do we learn? This is a big question, one which countless great minds have considered, but few have answered—if at all.  Michelangelo (1475–1564) once said, at the age of 87, “I am still learning.” Ever the literary-minded, Dr. Seuss once composed a poem to answer this question: “The...

A Chip Off the Old Block : An Editorial about the Block Schedule

A Chip Off the Old Block : An Editorial about the Block Schedule

Sarah Bogush, Reporter
January 22, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

As all Manitou students and families should be aware, we follow a four-block schedule at the high school. There are differing opinions on whether the 7-period schedule would be better for the students and teachers as a whole. The block schedule splits up the school year into two semesters, where core...

Editorial: Does Technology Make us More Alone?

Editorial: Does Technology Make us More Alone?

Caleb Hall, Guest Writer
January 13, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

I am only one of over 15 million people who had seen the video by Charlene deGuzman titled, "I Forgot My Phone." This is a video that ultimately criticizes the overuse and addiction to technology that we have in the modern world. Ironically, I viewed it while lost in the vast space that is known as...

Editorial: Gun Violence and the Opposition of Safety by GOP Candidates

Editorial: Gun Violence and the Opposition of Safety by GOP Candidates

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief
January 12, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

In the past three months, I have been indirectly connected to three mass shooting crimes. On December 12, a girl was arrested for planning to commit mass murder in her school. I can’t completely confirm this, but I’m pretty sure her number is in my phone. I met her at a leadership conference in the summer of 20...

Editorial: A Petition for the Players

Editorial: A Petition for the Players

Mo Heiniger, Correspondent
January 5, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

In early 2014, the Manitou Springs High School football program found itself in a rut. With a resignation from its former coach, Danny Gieck, and a momentum to maintain from the previous season, the team was in dire need of a new head coach. The district turned to a coach and athletic director by the...

Editorial: Planned Parenthood: A tragedy that hit close to home

Editorial: Planned Parenthood: A tragedy that hit close to home

Bella Galardo, Reporter
December 4, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

On Friday November 27, a pro-life shooter walked into the Planned Parenthood on Centennial and Garden of the Gods and shot 11 innocent people, killing three of them. One of them was a UCCS police officer named Garrett Swasey. Members of the community and surrounding towns got together to form a huma...

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