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Lily Reavis (11) and Aubrey Hall (10) participated during the lunchtime protest to bring awareness to the struggles of LGBTQ+ community.

GSTA Participates in Annual “Day of Silence”

Lizzy Anderson, Senior Reporter April 18, 2016

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...

Mighty Five on Fridays: Episode 2

Mighty Five on Fridays: Episode 2

Zach McGee, James Baker , Reporter March 11, 2016

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...

Luke Ganger (12) plays the trombone during the jazz band, Ganger is a four-year band member.

Band Blows it out of the Water

James Baker, Becca Heiniger, and Zach McGee March 5, 2016

  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...

Harry (Bennett Cross, 12) tries to convince Paul (Matt Rivera, 11) to build him a submersion tank. Paul refuses, saying that he would not want to build something that would kill Harry, who is a dear friend of his. Cross and Rivera have both been in Manitou theatre productions since middle school, and have shared the stage many times, including in this years fall production of A Servant of Two Masters.

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

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2016

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,...

Aubrey Hall (10) and Lily Reavis (11) wrestle with Halls sleeping bag. The bags zipper fell off right before the night was supposed to begin. Under the sleeping bags, the students slept on sleeping mats and a tarp.

GSTA Students Participate in Night Out to End Youth Homelessness

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief November 13, 2015

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...

Agnes Nevaratne (11) and Connor Cupit (11) participate in one of the many games held that night.

Manitou’s student GSTA pursues future goals and ambitions

Lizzy Anderson, Writer March 20, 2015

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...

Teen heartbreak is laugh-out-loud funny

Teen heartbreak is laugh-out-loud funny

Max Jonas-Knaver and Devon Arabia February 7, 2015

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...

Taylor Mattson (11) plays lead guitar for the band room jazz band.

Band Brings Concert to New Levels

Elijah Abendroth and Calvin Kuhlman December 19, 2014

  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...

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