• 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.

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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Editorial: Free Kesha from Sony Productions

Editorial: Free Kesha from Sony Productions

Lily Reavis, Prospector Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2016


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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