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Aiden Coté holds up a sign encouraging Manitou students to stay strong in the midst of the hardships caused by COVID-19

Ben Schwartz, Photo Editor

April 14, 2020

Despite everything occurring with Coronavirus, Manitou Springs High School’s (MSHS) second semester continues despite temporary school closure. Student Body (SB) Elections are still on, and it’s looking to be a fantastic line-up of candidates for the 2020-2021 school year. Each of the position...

Colorado Governor Calls For an “Extended Spring Break” For Colorado Schools

CDC/Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS via nps.gov

Max Ladrigan, Junior Reporter

March 23, 2020

Following suit with other states like Ohio and Maryland, Colorado’s governor, Jared Polis, announced on March 18th that all schools are closed until April 17th, calling it an “extended spring break”. When asked about it later that week, the governor seemed to believe that there is little chance of ...

It’s Corona Time with Mady Caywood

People stock up on juices and milk due to the fear of quarantine from COVID-19.

Mady Caywood, Senior Reporter

March 20, 2020

Day One Today is Monday, March 16th and is the first day of quarantine for Manitou Springs High School (MSHS). I never in a million years would think that I or my fellow peers would have to experience anything like this. It’s definitely a change and an adjustment that everyone around me is gett...

It’s an Honor to be in Honor Band

Boulder Honor Band members Devin Rocha (11) and Hailey Matas (12) at their concert in Boulder.

Jalen Lindh, Junior Reporter

March 12, 2020

The Honor Band took part in a concert at CU Boulder from February 27th to 29th. The experience was both fun and adventurous for many of MSHS's own students like Devin Rocha (11) and Hailey Matas (12), who both made first chair in the top band.  The task of auditioning to get into an honor band...

Operation Cheese Stick

Students eating lunch and enjoying their midday break.

Phoenix Stogdill, Guest Writer

March 9, 2020

This assignment puts into perspective how few entertaining events have happened to me throughout the first eight hours of the week for the past three and a half years. The first things that come to mind are that one time a kid said a racial slur on a bus and got everyone yelled at (still awkward), the...

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...

Spring Sports Preview: Track and Field

Spring Sports Preview: Track and Field

Zak Talbot, Copy Editor

March 3, 2020

The contemplation of whether the month of March will come in like a lion and pass like a lamb is never a question in regards to the Manitou Springs High School (MSHS) Track and Field team, simply because the season comes whether March is snow-packed or sunny. And like it always has happened in t...

Spring Sports Preview: Baseball

Spring Sports Preview: Baseball

Mady Caywood, Senior Reporter

March 2, 2020

As the weather gets warmer, students, parents and supporters prepare for the upcoming Manitou Springs High School (MSHS) Baseball season. A lot of essential seniors graduated last year, causing a huge loss for this year's team. The students and upcoming seniors of this year's season are determined t...

Spring Sports Preview: Girls’ Golf

Spring Sports Preview: Girls' Golf

Abby Pribila, Copy Editor

March 2, 2020

The new season of girls' golf is fastly approaching and the players are excited about the upcoming season. With newcomers like Joseline Gary (12) and returning players like Sierra Dooley (11) and Lillian Dyer (11), the anticipation is getting big. Coach Ken Vecchio and Assistant Coach Brandon Lu...

“Skinflints and Scoundrels” Snags Second

The cast of

Abby Pribila, Copy Editor

February 27, 2020

On February 20th, the theater department at Manitou Springs High School held a showcase of their one-act play for friends and family at the District Theater. Theater teacher Wendy Harms directed the act "Skinflints and Scoundrels" that was featured in the showcase. "Skinflints and Scoundrels" is about the ch...

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