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The Luminaries by Susan Dennard was released Nov. 2022.

Book of the Month – December: The Luminaries

Katelyn Fonkert, Editor-in-Chief December 1, 2022

"The Luminaries" by Susan Dennard, was released on Nov. 1, 2022. This book is the first in Dennard's new YA series, The Luminaries.  16-year-old Winnie Wednesday and her family are outcasts to the...

The Manitou Springs High Schools football field being forked by Woodland Park High School students before a basketball game in 2021.

Woodland Park’s one-sided rivalry

Emily Waite, Editor-in-Chief October 20, 2022

Woodland Park High School and Manitou Springs High School’s high-tension relationship has caused issues for many years, but are they really rivals? While WPHS would say a resounding yes, MSHS would...

Number 11, Preston Rhodes (10) walks out onto the field for the kickoff of the game against Rye High School on September 2, 2022 at Richardson Field.

Mustangs fall apart in the second half

Ashur Lavigne, Reporter September 8, 2022

Manitou Springs High School's football team had their first game of the season against the Rye High School Thunderbolts on September 2, 2022, at Richardson Field.  The football team played well in...

Letter to the editor

Sammi Clapham April 1, 2022

Dear Editor, I am Sammi Clapham, a junior at MSHS in Mr.Gillard’s creative writing class. I believe at Manitou Springs High School there shouldn’t be long advisories or any at all....

Piper Larsen

Is cheerleading a healthy sport?

Piper Larsen, Senior Reporter December 1, 2021

The count of cheerleaders who quit the MSHS Cheer team is up to twelve, 2 more cheerleaders quit the team since the original report of 10 in the October 27 article “MSHS cheer is down 10 members from...

Cheer captain, Weatherly Hall (12), leads the cheer team at during the Homecoming football game.

Quitting is the new normal and not just in cheerleading

Weatherly Hall, Guest Writer December 1, 2021

Cheerleaders at Manitou Springs High School take on one of the most time-consuming schedules: practices every morning, tumbling every Thursday night, football games, basketball games, and competitions....

Emily Waite is a senior reporter for The Prospector.  This is her first year on staff.

Why vaccination should be a choice

Emily Waite, Reporter November 8, 2021

Although I don’t believe the COVID-19 vaccine is overall a bad thing, I personally choose to not get the vaccine for multiple reasons. The first Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech...

Claire Kisielnicki is an editor-in-chief for The Prospector.  This is her first year on staff.

The importance of being vaccinated

Claire Kisielnicki, Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2021

On May 15, 2021, I got my first Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19.  As a part of the younger generation, I feel an obligation to protect the older generations as well as generations to come.  This is...

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

Everything You Need to Know About 2020-21 StuCo Elections

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...

CDC/Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS via

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

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”....

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