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Jensen Delius Rediscovers Passion for Dance at New Studio

Jensen Delius Rediscovers Passion for Dance at New Studio

Aubrey Hall, Photography Editor
November 8, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

When individuals discover their passion, it is often by accident. This is the manner in which Jensen Delius (11) stumbled upon her love for dance. Now 16, Delius first set foot in a studio at age nine. She instantaneously fell in love with the art, and has continued to jump at every opportunity...

“The Last Illusion,” Earns Manitou Theatre First Place in Competition

“The Last Illusion,” Earns Manitou Theatre First Place in Competition

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief
February 6, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Performing Arts, Showcase

Anticipation was high in the Mitchell High School Auditorium on the evening of February 5. Students from eleven neighboring high schools were gathered around the stage, waiting for the winners of the annual One-Act Competition to be announced. “We’re going to try something and we don’t...

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...

“Love is Beginning”: Dance Students Perform in Annual Winter Recital

“Love is Beginning”: Dance Students Perform in Annual Winter Recital

Aubrey Hall, Photography Editor
January 10, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Performing Arts, Showcase

On the eve of Thursday, January seventh, all signs were pointing to a three-day weekend for MSHS students and teachers. Though many had their fingers crossed, one group of students who may not have been so thrilled at the idea were Ms. Berry’s first semester dance class, who had been working sin...

Fall Play Preview: Servant of Two Masters Expected to be a Hit

Fall Play Preview: Servant of Two Masters Expected to be a Hit

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief
October 30, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Performing Arts, Showcase

“I don’t know what to do here,” shouts Hayley Hamblin (12). “Wendy wanted us to go for a kiss… and I don’t want to kiss him.” Blunt, but Thomas Hudson’s (12) feelings weren’t going to be hurt. Hamblin was more concerned with stage direction than the kiss. Hamblin and Hudson p...

Manitou Students Create Documentaries in Film Academy

Manitou Students Create Documentaries in Film Academy

Sita Ahlen, Senior Reporter
October 20, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

On Tuesday, October 20, at 6:30pm at the Fine Arts Center, the Youth Documentary Academy (YDA) will be showing twelve short films done by students in the Colorado Springs area. Among these 12 films are three directed by Manitou students, Mia Elliot (12), Marley Kaiser (11) and Scott Larwood (10). There...

Review: Intoxicating Jams

Review: Intoxicating Jams

Connor Cupit, Reporter
October 14, 2015
Filed under Reviews

Max Frost's recently-released EP, "Intoxication" is a pleasant surprise. It is the first material he has released since the 2013 album, "Low High Low", which features catchy beats like the hit, "White Lies". Intoxication is more of the same with percussion, guitar, electronic beats, and catchy vocals....

Avengers: Age of Ultron Review

Avengers: Age of Ultron Review

Ashley Rodriguez, Senior Reporter
October 6, 2015
Filed under Reviews

Marvels Avengers Age of Ultron (2015) is one of the greatest movies Marvel has produced. The Marvel universe began with the movie The Avengers: Avengers Assemble, which was just a battle against Loki (Tom Hiddleson), the God of mischief and lies. The threat to the world for Avengers: Age of Ultron...

Sound Nook Sessions: Nikk From Defy You Stars

Sound Nook Sessions: Nikk From Defy You Stars

Bella Galardo, Reporter
October 5, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sound Nook Sessions

The Prospector recently got to sit down with Nikk Banos from Denver band Defy You Stars. Nikk, the lead singer and guitarist, shared some of his new songs that he is working on for the band and answered questions. Defy You Stars has opened up for bands like Metro Station, Ghost Town, Shatterproo...

Who is the New Art Teacher?

Who is the New Art Teacher?

Gianni Truscelli, Reporter
September 24, 2015
Filed under News

Ms. Gocinski is a first-year teacher at Manitou Springs High school. She comes from a background of teaching adults in a non-traditional setting. The art field appealed to her for how she enjoyed self expression, and self growth. Gocinski says that she enjoys Manitou because of how positive the...

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