GSTA Participates in Annual “Day of Silence”

GSTA Participates in Annual “Day of Silence”

Lizzy Anderson, Senior Reporter

April 18, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

The Day of Silence, which stands to bring awareness to anti-LGBT harassment, began in 1996 and has since became an international event. The Manitou Gay Straight Trans* Alliance (GSTA) participated in the event this year, on April 15. "We're silent to stand in solidarity with people in the LGBTQ...

Mighty Five on Fridays: Episode 2

Mighty Five on Fridays: Episode 2

Zach McGee, James Baker, Reporter

March 11, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

The Mighty Five is a video segment highlighting outstanding performances by MSHS students in the past few weeks. We will be looking across all activities, school and non-school sponsored and determining who are the might five Mustangs. This week features Agnes Navaratne and Max Hexom who preforme...

Band Blows it out of the Water

Band Blows it out of the Water

James Baker, Becca Heiniger, and Zach McGee

March 5, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Performing Arts

  The MSHS jazz and symphonic band performed at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2. Both bands worked hard all the way from their last concert in December till Wednesday night. Everyone performed extremely well, particularly all the soloists including Agnes Navaratne, Mason Aurand, Kellen Rei...

Preview: “The Last Illusion” pays Homage to Houdini through Magic and Drama

Preview: “The Last Illusion” pays Homage to Houdini through Magic and Drama

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Performing Arts, Showcase

The theatre department is hard at work preparing for their annual winter performance, the one-act play. The cast of twenty-one students spent rehearsal on Wednesday, January 21 practicing magic tricks, trying on costumes and climbing inside of a wooden crate. The play is “The Last Illusion” by B...

GSTA Students Participate in Night Out to End Youth Homelessness

GSTA Students Participate in Night Out to End Youth Homelessness

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2015


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

At 5:45a.m. on Friday, November 13, eight students, with messy hair and tired faces from a night in the cold without much sleep, arranged themselves on a couch in the meeting room of the First United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs. One student was still outside, fast asleep despite the no...

Manitou’s student GSTA pursues future goals and ambitions

Manitou’s student GSTA pursues future goals and ambitions

Lizzy Anderson, Writer

March 20, 2015


Filed under News

Local schools throughout the region are lacking a GSTA, or Gay Straight Trans Alliance. Last week on Friday, March 13, students representing schools across the region who do or do not have a GSTA came to Manitou Springs High School for an ice cream social. This is the first of hopefully many community...

Teen heartbreak is laugh-out-loud funny

Teen heartbreak is laugh-out-loud funny

Max Jonas-Knaver and Devon Arabia

February 7, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

The Staggering Heartbreak of Jasmine Meriwether, by Don Zolidas, is a dramatic story about the first time 17-year-old Jasmine Merriwether falls in love. Jasmine (Agnes Navaratne,11) is a crazy, hormonal teenage girl whose most vulnerable inner thoughts are expressed as asides with the audience. Na...

Band Brings Concert to New Levels

Band Brings Concert to New Levels

Elijah Abendroth and Calvin Kuhlman

December 19, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Uncategorized

  The band is gestured to stand from their seats by the new band director, Mr. Leve, to accept the applause as he bows on their behalf. The band has just ended an awesome concert with three intensely accented notes played in perfect synchronicity by the whole band at the end of the final song, "Ukrai...

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