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The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector

The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector

Jason Jones(12) uses his extra-tinted sunglasses to watch the eclipse safely.

MSHS views the eclipse

Ari Clark, Senior Reporter April 11, 2024

Juan Carlos’s latest movie “Damsel” came out on March 8.

Review: “Damsel”

Marisa Fonkert, Junior Reporter April 8, 2024

“Damsel” is a newly released movie that can be found on Netflix. The movie is based around the princess named Elody, played by Millie Bobby Brown, who lives with her family in a suffering kingdom,...

Ethan Anderson (12) stands beside several of his art pieces on display outside of Erin Gocinskis room in the SILC building. He made the piece on the top left, titled Pensive, with charcoal.

Ethan Anderson to attend MCAD to pursue the Arts

Jack Boyd and Dalton Gates April 5, 2024

As the 2024 school year draws to a close, Ethan Anderson (12) has reflected on his last 4 years at Manitou and how he has spent that time fueling his various passions, one of which being the creative arts....

Mac Millers fifth mixtape, Best Day Ever,  was released March 11, 2011.

Review: Mac Miller “Best Day Ever”

Maddox Milar, Junior Reporter April 4, 2024

March 11 was the 13th anniversary of the mixtape “Best Day Ever” by American rapper Mac Miller. The mixtape was released March 11, 2011 by Rostrum Records following Miller's last mixtape “K.I.D.S.”  While...

Manitou Springs Highschools Great Gatsby themed prom will take place on Friday, April 26.

Prom ticket prices soar again

Ari Clark, Senior Reporter April 2, 2024

During the night of Fri., April 26, prom will be held at The Craftwood Inn in Manitou Springs. This event has been long awaited throughout the year by the upperclassmen of MSHS, marking a high school milestone...

Pensive made with charcoal on paper.

Independent study art gallery: Ethan Anderson

Morgan Flannery, Editor-in-Chief March 22, 2024

For students who want to pursue more advanced art courses and have personalized guidance for their portfolios, an independent study is the way to go. This program is only available to 11th and 12th...

Jake Thomson has been playing club baseball since he was 7 years old. I was lucky enough to play for the same travel team for my childhood. I played for Majestic baseball from the time I was 7-15, Thomson said.

Jake Thomson continues his baseball career

MaKenzi VerVaecke, Editor-In-Cheif March 20, 2024

Jake Thomson, senior at Manitou Springs High School, has been playing baseball since he was seven years old. He recently committed to play at Hesston College after dreaming of playing at the collegiate...

Stiles Cluxton (12) excited to begin his life in the real world upon graduating MSHS and finishing the career start program.

Cluxton jumpstarts his automotive career

Angela Rowe, Senior Reporter March 18, 2024

Senior Stiles Cluxton has taken the opportunity to learn about vehicle mechanics as part of his high school experience. He enrolled in Manitou Springs High School’s Career Start program that is offered...

Paraprofessional Talor Goodloe, takes Austin Durham (10) out of class early to make it through the only wheelchair accessible gate before scheduled fire drill.

Building accessibility issues persist at MSHS

Halli Frost, Senior Reporter March 13, 2024

The Manitou Springs High School building is a place for students to expand their minds, but it may not always be the easiest to navigate for students affected with either short or long term physical...

Beket Wendell-Evans, Isaac Boczkiewicz and Meghan Taylor run the script for the spring play for practice at MSHS on Mar. 6. The first rehearsal was on Mar. 5.

A final theater production for class of 2024

Cordelia Portman, Senior Reporter March 11, 2024

This spring, MSHS students will be putting on “The Snow” at the district auditorium. For a handful of seniors, this will be their final high school production. Megan Taylor, a senior participating...

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