The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector

The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector

The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector

Some colleges, like California Institute of the Arts, require entire sketchbooks to be submitted with an application.

How to prepare to apply to a visual arts college

Ethan Anderson, Senior Reporter February 7, 2023

Throughout a high school career, students will hear many tidbits of college advice, but often none of it applies to students wanting to apply to visual art colleges. Instead, they are left searching for...

Common App is a common tool that is used by high school seniors to help make the college application process a little easier.

The struggles of college applications

Erica Sherwin, Senior Reporter February 6, 2023

In addition to a senior in high school’s busy schedule, the college application process is long, cumbersome and requires tremendous discipline. I have found that many students go into senior year with...

Kai Jacobson (11) and Ari Clark (10) rehearse Fly on a Tapestry, directed by Elanor Fugate (12).

Theater Department brings their scripts to life in student directed plays

Sadie House, Senior Reporter February 3, 2023

Manitou Springs High School theater students are well versed in the hard work and quick adapting needed to present a show, both on the stage and behind the scenes. A few students have taken on the exciting...

With its ease of use and accessibility. ChatGPT is a popular software for cheating on English oriented assignments and essays in the U.S.

New AI used for Academic Dishonesty. Where is the line?

Jack Boyd, Reporter February 1, 2023

The use of AI has increased dramatically in popularity over the past few months, with the program's main purpose being to generate creative, human-like conversations from a large database. Artificial intelligence,...

Exchange student, Sofiia Lobas (11), has integrated into MSHS classes and activities this year.  Last year, she did an exchange year in Texas.

Ukrainian exchange student speaks on refugee crisis.

Halli Frost, Reporter February 1, 2023

As the borders of the United States reopen to refugees fleeing their home countries and seeking a new opportunity to live in a safe environment, many have found a new home in Denver.  An influx of refugees...

Students were confused with all the different policies across all of their different classes, as some could range from very relaxed to very strict. This policy seems to have solved that issue for students.

Students respond to new late work and redo policies

Dalton Gates, Reporter January 26, 2023

New policies are always being created and updated, especially in schools, to better help the development of the students and prepare them for the world after high school. Manitou Springs High School recently...

A day in the life

A day in the life

Angela Rowe, Senior Reporter January 24, 2023

Lairden Rogge (12) shoots a free-throw during the rivalry game against St. Marys.

MSHS boys’ basketball team defeats rival

Ashur Lavigne, Senior Reporter January 23, 2023

The Manitou Springs High School boys’ basketball team played at St. Mary’s on Jan. 18. It was a very anticipated game for both schools. Last year St. Mary’s pulled away with a 72-53 win against...

Crissy Leonhardt gives her team a pep talk before their state volleyball game in Nov. 2022.

Crissy Leonhardt resigns as head volleyball coach at MSHS

Emily Waite, Editor-in-Chief January 18, 2023

Crissy Leonhardt was the head volleyball voach at Manitou Springs High School for the past three years. Within the past week, she has officially made the difficult decision to resign from this position. Although...

When a name that doesnt match a students gender is displayed on their records, it exposes them to discriminatory harassment and abuse.

MSSD14 needs name change policy

Ethan Anderson, Senior Reporter January 17, 2023

A name helps to determine the way people move through the world, and for transgender people, choosing a name is often one of the first major steps of transition. It is vital that their names are respected....

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