“SnowBall” Brings Change to Annual Winter Dance

Amelia Mckenzie, Guest Writer

December 18, 2015

Over the past few years, the student council has organized a winter dance for the students in a similar fashion year and year again. Expectations for what the dance ends up like are built from the consistency we have seen thus far; however, the "Snowball" this year will break the pattern. ...

Heartbreaking Loss for Reigning State Cheer Champs

Ryan Murdock (12), Mahalia Henschel (12), and Kelsey Hartwig (12) lead the team in the completion of their jump sequence. All three girls have been on the cheer team since their freshman year.

Aubrey Hall, Photography Editor

December 15, 2015

As Manitou’s cheer team took to the performance floor on Friday, December 11 at the Denver Coliseum, they carried with them the hard work of a long and arduous week. Along with the usual pressures leading up to the cheerleaders’ most important annual competition, there was the loss of their hea...

A competitive edge: the role club swimming plays in the high school season

A competitive edge: the role club swimming plays in the high school season

Kieran Lynch, Swim Correspondent

December 4, 2015

Manitou Springs High School's girls’ swim team started training for their season in the past few weeks, however many of the girls have not stopped training since the season ended last year. High school swimming is a sport that is very strongly influenced by swimming clubs. A majority of the ...

Annual Holiday Craft Fair is Near

Annual Holiday Craft Fair is Near

Sita Ahlen, Senior Reporter

December 3, 2015

December has begun, and those of us who celebrate winter holidays and have not already bought gifts are soon to be in a dire need. The Holiday Craft Show is on Saturday, December 12, 13 days before Christmas and six days after the start of hanukkah. This event is a perfect way to catch up on need...

Cheerleaders Place First at League Competition

The team celebrates after being announced the Tri-Peaks League 3A League Champions. In the front, newcomers Zoe Schnurman (10) and Brooke Sedlacek (9) hug in excitement.

Aubrey Hall, Photography Editor

December 3, 2015

All were abuzz with anticipation on the evening of December 1, when cheerleaders and fans alike congregated in the new gym of Manitou Springs High School for the annual 3A Tri-Peaks League competition. This was the first time in three years that Manitou has hosted the event. After weeks of early ...

Annual Drive Smart Assembly Encourages Students

Manitou StuCo representatives present a few sentences revolving around driver safety.

Sita Ahlen, Senior Reporter

November 19, 2015

The week of seeing chalk lettering on the walls and announcements from Student Council Drive Smart week has almost come to an end. An assembly during advisory on Thursday, November 19, was an exciting and mellow way to move into the carnival on Friday the 20. Not only did Student Council cr...

New Astronomy Club Hosts Stargazing Event

Shelby Hard (12) looks through the new computerized telescope.

Sita Ahlen, Senior Reporter

November 16, 2015

The Astronomy Club hosted their first event on Thursday, November 12th. The club worked for approximately two weeks learning about the topics they would be presenting. Although Astronomy Club was only created in September, they are already comfortable with their telescopes and knowledge of ...

Review: Servant of Two Masters Finishes Production

Matt Rivera (11) and Luke Ganger (12) fight on-stage about the marriage between their children.

Sita Ahlen and Bella Galardo

November 13, 2015

Clapping and laughing boomed throughout the theater during the majority of the play. Then, after months of practicing, the fall play was finally finished on Sunday, November 8. In a dialogue-heavy drama where very few scenes had more than a couple seconds of silence, actors, especially Morgan Baker (12)...

Advanced Chemistry Teaches Elementary Students about Cow Eyeballs

Emily Dolloff-Holt helps a students from Ute Pass to make an incision in the eyeball.

Theodore Weiss, Senior Reporter

November 12, 2015

Fourth grade includes a brief introduction to Christopher Columbus's venture to the new world, a bit of coloring in between recesses, and, recently, eye dissection. In the past few days, Mrs. Roberson's advanced chemistry class taught fourth graders from both of MSSD14's elementary schools how ...

November Students of the Month Lead a Path of Kindness

Will Pranchack (9) and Isaac Green (12) are the Mustangs of the Month for November. They were noted for their caring, and compassionate attitudes toward other students.

Gianni Truscelli, Reporter

November 11, 2015

Every month there is a new student chosen for the spot of student of the month. This month, Isaac green (12) and Will Pranchack (9) are the chosen students. Pranchack has done a lot of work volunteering and participating in a club at our school, called WORRRMS. Pranchak's English teacher, Mr. Gi...

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