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With the rise of Covid-19 cases, students and staff are encouraged to maintain a healthy and prepared amount of supplies in their homes by their peers, to ensure a quick recovery in the event of a Covid-19 prognosis.

Covid-19 Rise across the country

Ari Clark, Senior Reporter September 22, 2023

New Coronavirus variants have begun to cause a rise in cases, deaths, closures and hospitalizations in surges across the United States. With over 2000 cases reported in the last week in Colorado alone,...

Alaura Wilson (11) works on an assignment during Advisory in Gilliams homework lab on Thursday Sept. 21.

MSHS implements new work labs during Advisory

Jack Boyd, Senior Reporter September 21, 2023

Students have struggled with homework for years, and at Manitou Springs High School, the only available help was in the form of peer tutors and the well known math labs, which were dutifully held in the...

The annual Bonfire held at the upper activity field will be missed this upcoming year.

Annual Bonfire cancelled due to MSFD safety concerns

Angela Rowe, Senior Reporter September 19, 2023

On Friday Sept. 8, the families in District 14 were presented with the unfortunate news that the Homecoming Bonfire had been canceled. This Homecoming tradition has been held since at least 1957, and is...

Alicia Mauer won the AVS Excellence in Science teaching award last year in Woodland Park.

Mauer joins science department

Dalton Gates, Multimedia Editor September 19, 2023

Each year Manitou Springs High School welcomes in new students along with staff; this year MSHS welcomed Alicia Mauer into the science department. “This will be my 15th year of teaching,” Mauer said....

Substitute teacher Jon Murphy helps Rylynne Murphy in his Geometry class on Sept. 15. Murphy had been part time substitute teaching at MSHS since February of 2001 and recently stepped in to take on a full time position, co-teaching with Erich Hoffmann.

Math substitutes take over for Gardner

Cordelia Portman, Junior Reporter September 15, 2023

Recently, two substitute teachers, Erich Hoffmann and Jon Murphy filled in full time for retired math teacher Julie Gardner. Gardner retired from Manitou Springs High School in May 2023, which led to two...

A full class of MSHS students work on assignments in study hall on Sept. 12. MSHS administrators and teachers believe that students learn better when they attend school consistently.

MSHS enacts new attendance policy

Krissy Stout, Social-Media Manager September 13, 2023

This school year, Manitou Springs High School took on a new policy for attendance. Anna Conrad, Manitou Springs High School’s principal, is enforcing a new attendance policy this year due to too many...

Manitou Springs High School varsity soccer team huddles at half time on Aug. 3 to discuss their gameplay. The team won their last two games and continued on strong with a winning score of 10-0.

Fall Sports Preview: Boys Soccer

Katelyn Fonkert and Halli Frost September 8, 2023

Watch out as the Manitou Springs High School boys soccer team kicks the season off strong. During the first game of the season, the varsity team took the win with a score of 11-0 against Delores Huerta...

Captains Sierra Dunlap (120 and Cassidy Blechman (12) pose before their game against Lutheran on Thursday, Aug. 31.

Fall Sports Preview: Volleyball

Morgan Flannery and Jack Boyd September 7, 2023

The 2023-2024 Mustang Volleyball season is off and running. The team held their first game against Fowler on Tuesday, Aug. 22 at home. This is the Mustangs first season after losing five seniors while...

Mustang football captains for the 2023-2024 season are Nate Gentzel (12), Braydn Dowling (12) and Logan Moore (11).

Fall Sports Preview: Football

Makenzi VerVaecke and Kaleb Cervantes September 6, 2023

Manitou Springs High School varsity football team kicked off the season with a team camp and scrimmage versus Peyton High School and Bennett High School, and although the games weren’t scored the team...

Golf team leaders Jack Clifford (12) and Hayden Dorsey (9) are hopeful to make it to and win the state champion this season.

Fall Sports Preview: Boys Golf

Dalton Gates and Ari Clark September 5, 2023

The 2023-2024 Manitou Springs High School’s Varsity Boys Golf season has begun. The team’s first day of practice was July 31 and their first tournament was Aug. 4. Ken Vecchio is excited to watch his...

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