• September 15Tri-Peaks Cheer is Thursday, Nov. 16 at 6-7 p.m. at James Irwin.

  • July 30Honor Orchestra and Choir is Nov. 17-18 at Pueblo West High School.

  • July 30Drive Smart events start Monday, Nov. 13 and go through Friday. Dec. 1.

High School Athletes Discuss Involvement at Manitou

High School Athletes Discuss Involvement at Manitou

Aubrey Hall, Student Life Editor

August 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

Athletics have been a keystone of the American high school experience for decades, and every year it becomes a more competitive endeavor for students to undertake. Additionally, for athletes who meet a certain performance standard, sports can be a vital source of financial aid, with US colleges ...

Manitou Seniors Receive Local Scholarship

Manitou Seniors Receive Local Scholarship

Anela Wright, Reporter

May 24, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Earlier this month, the Manitou Springs Educational Foundation announced their scholarship winner and their vocational scholarship winner. Mahalia Henshel (12) won the MSEF business alliance scholarship Colton Sherraden (12) won the vocational scholarship. Henshel plans to attend CSU Fort Collins with...

Sound Nook Session: Olivia Briggs-Hale Shows Singing Talent

Sound Nook Session: Olivia Briggs-Hale Shows Singing Talent

Kaitlyn Cashdollar and Anela Wright

May 20, 2016


Filed under Podcasts, Showcase

This week, the Prospector had the pleasure of recording Olivia Briggs-Hale (12), a singer and student here at Manitou. She sang three songs, "When We Were Young" by Adele, "Hide and Seek" by Imogen Heap and "When I Was Your Man" by Bruno Mars. You might recognize Briggs-Hale from the spring musical,...

Band Performs Last Concert of Year

Band Performs Last Concert of Year

Anela Wright, reporter

May 12, 2016


Filed under Performing Arts, Showcase

  On May 10, the Manitou Springs high school band performed at their last concert of the 2015-2016 school year. It was an emotional night full of goodbyes to the seniors and awards given to the most determined musicians. Alena Akse (10), Mollie Anderson (9), Mason Aurand (11), Marc Ekker ...

Editorial: Animals Used as Entertainment are Continuously Abused

Editorial: Animals Used as Entertainment are Continuously Abused

Anela Wright, Reporter

May 10, 2016


Filed under Opinions

In the past couple of months, rumors have surfaced that Ringling Brothers Circus will stop using elephants as part of their act. But as of March 5 2016, it was confirmed true. The elephants are to be sent to the Ringling Brothers animal conservation in Florida. There have been many accounts that the ...

“The Breakfast Club” Celebrates 30th anniversary

“The Breakfast Club” Celebrates 30th anniversary

Anela Wright, Reporter

April 11, 2016


Filed under Reviews

This past spring break, students were on beaches and with friends. But those of us who are Breakfast Club fans were celebrating the 30th anniversary of when this classic movie took place. The Breakfast club is about five high school students representing different stereotypes meeting in detention.  ...

Editorial: Honor Roll Analysis Reveals Average Statistics, but Causes Aren’t Obvious

Editorial: Honor Roll Analysis Reveals Average Statistics, but Causes Aren’t Obvious

Anela Wright, Reporter

March 14, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

A couple weeks ago, the honor roll and honorable mention students for last quarter were announced. Looking at that very long list of students, we wonder if MSHS students are average academically. When the math is done, 22 percent of students who go to MSHS are on the honor roll. That's 115 students ...

Murdock, 8-Season Cheerleader, Retires from Manitou Cheer

Murdock, 8-Season Cheerleader, Retires from Manitou Cheer

Anela Wright, Reporter

March 3, 2016


Filed under News

Ryan Murdock (12) has been a cheerleader for twelve years, and has been on the Manitou Springs High School cheer team since her freshman year. At a recent basketball game, Murdock was recognized by the 2016 cheer team for her commitment for the past four years. The girls lined up with roses, eac...

“Think Tank” Club Up and Running

“Think Tank” Club Up and Running

Anela Wright, Reporter

February 23, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Issac Patterson (10), William Pranchak (9), Benjamin White (10), John Ives (10), Eric Ayers (10), Spencer Briggs-Hale (10), Alex Speicker (10), Tyler Jungbauer (10), Piccioni, Ryan Strickland, Nick Vidovich, and Nathan Plush, are all a part of a Club called Think Tank. If you are looking for a Club...

Meet February’s “Mustangs of the Month”

Meet February’s “Mustangs of the Month”

Anela Wright, Reporter

February 9, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Your mustangs of the month for February are Lydia Lockwood (11), Issac Patterson (10) and Abbi Beebe (9). Lockwood was recognized for helping Zoe Schurnman (10) when she dislocated her knee (for the fourth time) outside of school. "I had turned to grab my bag when I felt a pop. Lydia put my ...

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