South Africa: Just What I Did(n’t) Expect.

A giraffe stares Ted Weiss (10) down at the Savannah Africa.

Ted Weiss, Reporter

January 9, 2015

I've been fortunate to travel throughout my 15 years on this Earth to a variety of places, from Europe, Asia to central, South America and within the United States. During this last winter break of 2014/2015, I, Ted Weiss, decided to venture off to South Africa. Okay, so me being the naive Ameri...

Cheerleading Places First at State (UPDATE: Watch video of winning routine)

Susie Robbins (12), Kendahl Bent (12), and Alyssa Prince (10) complete their pyramid.

Aubrey Hall, Reporter

December 12, 2014

All were abuzz with anticipation last Saturday, December 6, as our cheerleaders prepared to compete at the Denver Coliseum. After some brief practice, pep talks, and team photos, the girls took the floor. They performed to the song "Centuries" by Fall Out Boy, as well as a cheer that included our schoo...

Black Friday: Not worth it

One can see in this picture that there is only one rack out of many that offers the 50% off deal advertised in the Urban Outfitters window.

Sam Weiss, Senior Reporter

December 5, 2014

My very peaceful, quiet Thanksgiving evening could have been extended for several more hours. Instead, it was cut short at around 8:00 due to my desire to score some great deals during the Black Friday sales event. Sacrificing the rest of my Thanksgiving night came at small cost, I thought. The onl...

Drive Smart Campaign Confronts Careless Driving

Drive Smart Campaign Confronts Careless Driving

Ted Weiss, Reporter

November 21, 2014

"We're incomplete without you" was put up this week on every single Manitou Springs High School locker. That's one motto being emphasized during Manitou Springs High School Drive Smart campaign. Drive Smart is a two week campaign that has been running over the last few years at Manitou. Manitou...

Isaac Green’s Style

Isaac smiles at the camera.

Tabby Nevinczenko, Reporter

November 20, 2014

Isaac Green, quite possibly the most popular man at Manitou Springs High School, has style. His whimsical, thrifty style consists of busy patterns, fun socks, button down shirts and color galore. When students were asked "Who dresses well at this school?", Green's name was the first one heard. ...

Pondering the Ponds of Red Rocks

The gravel pit while it was still in operation (1999)

Sam Weiss, Senior Reporter

November 20, 2014

Don Ellis is a local historian and expert on the Red Rocks Open Space. Ellis wrote in one article that the first man-made pond was not intended to be a pond, it was actually just the lowest level in one of the old quarries, shaped like an enclosed rectangular area that filled with water and looke...

The All-State Ensemble

MSHS choir students try outs for All-State. Rachael Bradshaw was selected for All State.

Spencer Aurand, Senior Reporter

November 19, 2014

Rachael Bradshaw describes herself as a social butterfly, always on the lookout for new opportunities to have fun. The 17-year-old Manitou senior said she hopes to make new friends and meet with the old during her chance to sing with hundreds of student musicians from across the state. Bradsha...

Coaches Have High Hopes for This Wrestling Season

James Kilroy, Reporter

November 19, 2014

Head coach Borkowski and assistant coaches Mr. Bonner, Mr. Nagel, and Mr. Miller are excited for the 2014-2015 wrestling season. They have high hopes for the team as a whole and expect great things to come from the past-years wrestlers and the newcomers. Head coach Brad Borkowski has been wrestli...

When 99.9% Isopropyl Alcohol Meets Fire: Mr. Kemp Talks About His Experiments

Tabby Nevinczenko, Reporter

November 18, 2014

Every year for his freshman classes, Mr.Kemp performs several exciting experiments that involve fire, explosions and other intriguing exciting products of chemistry and physics. This is a student favorite­­ where Kemp fills a large jug with 99.9% isopropyl alcohol and sets it ablaze; creating...

Manitou Girls Volleyball goes to State

Angala Jensen (11) is congratulated on the mustangs' win by Andy Thomson(12)

Meghann Root, Reporter

November 17, 2014

The Manitou Girls Volleyball team kicked back the week before the state tournament as Manitou students participated in an impromptu spirit week by dressing up every day. The team chose the themes for each day and advertised them over Facebook and morning announcements. Manitou students supported the ...

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