The Problem With the Pledge

The Problem With the Pledge

Paige Laurie, Guest Writer

March 6, 2020

“I pledge allegiance to... to what?" Every morning is usually accompanied by the drone of teens reciting a mantra to a flag at Manitou Springs High School (MSHS). Most schools across the country follow this ritual as well, each hoping to instill a deep sense of patriotism and pride in their s...

Nickels for Noland Brings Community Together in Support of Former Teacher

Mr. Noland walks hand in hand with his youngest son, Ben, after speaking during the assembly.

Sophia McKeown, Warhorse Editor-In-Chief

February 25, 2020

Back in late October of 2019, Nick Noland, a former Manitou Springs Middle School (MSMS) teacher, embarked on a journey that would bring forth tremendous obstacles, while at the same time drawing the Manitou community together in the face of tragedy. Noland was involved in a hiking accident while desce...

Lady Mustangs Swim End the Season With a Bang

Hannah Drum (9) takes a breath while she kicks off the 400-free relay on finals day. Drum was the only freshman to swim during state weekend.

Abby Pribila, Copy Editor

February 19, 2020

“Fun. Just pure fun,” said captain Sofija Cirko (11) about her experience at the Girls' Swimming and Diving Championships this past Valentine's weekend. Twelve of the MSHS girls' swim team’s finest traveled up to Thorton, Colo. to represent their school and team at the 3A State Championship....

Dread Before Physics

Dread Before Physics

Mitchell Wright, Guest Writer

February 14, 2020

Just because you are able to take a high-level course in high school, doesn’t always mean you understand the content. Just because you’ve known about a subject then doesn’t mean you know about it now. I feel like I learned that the hard way. I remember this certain day as clear as water. At...

Rising Freshmen Night Preps Incoming Class of 2024

Two incoming freshmen pose with the Manny the Mustang.

Sam Richardson, Photo Editor

February 12, 2020

With one of the biggest freshman classes ever being introduced to Manitou Springs High School (MSHS) in the fall of 2020, faculty and administration are prioritizing the safety and well-being of every new freshman now more than ever. Freshman introduction night was hosted on February 11th, where student...

Manitou’s Slam Dunk Win Over Trinidad

Joey Allen (12) passes the ball.

Mady Caywood, Senior Reporter

February 10, 2020

On January 30th, the Manitou Springs High School (MSHS) boys' and girls' basketball teams faced Trinidad in a compelling and exciting game. Both MSHS teams have done extremely well this season with a decent team ranking of 9th place in the 3A division for the boys' team and 11th place for the girls'....

Annual National Honor Society Induction Sees Nine New Members

National Honor Society President Taylor Foky (12) delivers the introduction speech at the 2020 NHS Induction Ceremony.

Zak Talbot, Copy Editor

February 10, 2020

Academic success is something that every student tries for in life, but it’s just a simple fact that not all can achieve the highest of academic titles. It’s not a sign of lack of effort or bad character, but for those who put in vast amounts of effort into not only their scholastic work but their...

Mustangs Pay Tribute to Kobe Bryant

The Mustangs crowd wore their gold and purple clothing while cheering for the boys' basketball team.

Ashlyn Thomson, Copy Editor

February 10, 2020

The sports world was in complete awe after the astonishing news of the death of NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, on January 26th. Bryant and his daughter were on board a helicopter on their way to a club basketball game for Gianna. The helicopter slowly began lower...

MSHS Wrestling crushes Sand Creek at Manitou Senior Night

Connor Durfee (10) works to roll his Sand Creek opponent onto his back for a pin.

Ben Schwartz, Photo Editor

February 10, 2020

January 29th saw the Manitou Wrestling Team dominating the duel at home against the Sand Creek Scorpions. The final team score was 42-24 with a decisive victory for the Mustangs. This win was a fitting accompaniment to the Manitou Springs Wrestling Senior Night, which recognized Manitou’s three senio...

Manitou Girls’ Swim Dominate at Hornet Invite

Sofija Cirko (11) looking symmetrical in her 100 Butterfly. Cirko's time was 1:07

Abby Pribila, Copy Editor

January 23, 2020

This past Friday and Saturday, the Manitou Springs High School (MSHS) girls' swim team competed at the 34th Annual Hornet Invitational at Pueblo County High School. This invite has been the team's most successful this season with multiple best times and a few state qualifying times. The star of th...

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