• 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.

Middle School to High school

Maddie Christianson

October 3, 2013


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Transitioning from middle school to high school is a pretty big deal. To some people it's hard been and to others it's nothing. So many things change as you get into high school. There’s much more homework compared to middle school. Your grades matter a lot more, because a good GPA is needed to get...

The New School Schedule

The New School Schedule

Glenn Shoptaugh

September 24, 2013


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As the summer ends, students start to worry about school and their upcoming schedules, and a major change occurs. A new school schedule is put into place and takes the end of the day advisory to after first block. This means that fourth block has become the last block of the day. Making this change ...

From Kazakhstan to Manitou

Irina Vetoshkina

September 18, 2013


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Each country has its own culture. America is a multicultural country, one reason is because every year a lot of exchange students get the opportunity to be a part of the American people. That's why people can know more about other countries and its cultures. Manitou Springs High School is so kind to exc...

The Way of the Hipster

May 23, 2013


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The Hipster, a subculture of people that brandish new ways of life, styles, and free thinking. In so doing, their original idealism sets off a chain reaction of conformism in a wake of their non-conformity. As master hipster Abby Chapman puts it, "...their breaking away from society doesn't fit because...

Sign of Oppression

May 10, 2013


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You know that new policy that requires one to obtain a signature of admission to a given destination during advisee? The one that stipulates to get where one needs to go, one must have said signature from the location before one can even be granted access to go there. I just love that one. I appreciate...

Fresh Seniority

April 12, 2013


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It all rushes by so fast, and yet each moment on its own lingers oh so slowly. To the freshman, a long arduous struggle with academia lies ahead. To the senior, I suppose an eternity of schooling lies behind them in a moment of quick dismissal. Each semester feels like a year of its own, yet the past...

Happy Hour (or Two): Pop Artist Mika shares the love in Denver

Happy Hour (or Two): Pop Artist Mika shares the love in Denver

April 7, 2013


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All Mika wants to do is make you happy (according to one of the songs off of his latest album “The Origin of Love”). And, “happy” was definitely the mood in the air, as a gathering crowd anxiously awaited an appearance of the British pop piano man at the Bluebird Theatre in Denver, last Sunday,...

Dreams of Summer, Now Forlorn

April 4, 2013


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As the days drift closer to an end, they lengthen in stride. Each minute trapped in the schools chamber grows darker to the sunlight sky out the barred windows. Every ceaseless minute crawls into the next in slow melding agony. All attentions shift to the tentative comings of freedom. The sound of a muted trum...

Young adult novel takes on religious themes

Young adult novel takes on religious themes

March 22, 2013


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I started reading The Opposite of Hallelujah with only a very basic idea of what I was in for. This was in part because the jacket blurb is misleading (which is typical) and also because I haven’t come across many reviews or opinions for the book. I was hoping for a family drama featuring religiou...

A Semi-Arid Spring

March 4, 2013


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Today is a good day, it is looking like it is finally Spring time! The birds chirping, a glorious golden sun shining down on all, kids playing and laughing, flowers blooming, a fresh blue canvas spotted with light fluffy clouds for a fresh faced world to behold. You can tell Spring is coming here at...

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