• 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.

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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Editorial: Dating in the 21st Century

Editorial: Dating in the 21st Century

Anne Riley, Correspondent

December 3, 2015


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Imagine a simpler time: A well-dressed single gentleman pulls up to the front of a single woman’s home one evening, steps out of his car, and walks to her front door. The two of them were introduced to one another by a mutual friend at a social function some weeks prior. They go to dinner, ha...

Editorial: Manitou Hit Hard With Dilemma During Drive Smart

Editorial: Manitou Hit Hard With Dilemma During Drive Smart

Theodore Weiss, Senior Reporter

November 20, 2015


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It was the eve of the last day at school, freedom at last for students at Manitou Springs High School who had already taken their finals and the only thing holding them back from summer was M-Term. (A mandatory annual activity students must participate in after school finishes) Due to M-Term, I had...

Editorial: After School Encourages Bullying and By-Standing

Editorial: After School Encourages Bullying and By-Standing

Ted Weiss, Senior Reporter

November 13, 2015


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Low and behold, tech savvy Manitou Springs High School has found a new application, After School. The application allows students to post whatever they want, with few exceptions to vulgar words that are exchanged for emoticon symbols. It's no surprise that a new application has emerged at Manitou,...

Editorial: “Reverse Racism” Does Not Exist, is a way for White People to Deny their Privilege

Editorial: “Reverse Racism” Does Not Exist, is a way for White People to Deny their Privilege

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2015


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“Reverse Racism” is a term that is used to describe the belief that it is possible to be systemically or institutionally racist to white people. This does not exist because it is irrevocably impossible to be racist to the dominant race, which, in our society, is white people. Somewhere in the...

Editorial: Pop Culture Feminism: Anything But Intersectional

Editorial: Pop Culture Feminism: Anything But Intersectional

Aubrey Hall, Photography Editor

November 8, 2015


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Western feminism is divided up into three major waves: the first occurring in the 19th and early 20th centuries, with a focus on women’s suffrage. The second wave emphasised reproductive rights, sexual liberation, and women in the workplace, spanning from the 1960s to the 1990s. Third wave feminis...

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