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Jensen Delius (11) dances. She plans to minor in dance upon her completion of high school.

Jensen Delius Rediscovers Passion for Dance at New Studio

Aubrey Hall, Photography Editor November 8, 2016

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...

Matt Rivera (11) hoists the first place trophy above his head as the rest of the cast begins to cheer and reach toward it. Rivera has been heavily involved in Manitous theatre department since middle school, and played a significant role in this years fall play, A Servant of Two Masters.

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

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief February 6, 2016

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...

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,...

Tyler Doherty (9) and Rhiannon Roszman (12) dance with one another. The two play love interests set up by Hayley Hamblin (12) and Caleb Halls (11) characters.

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

Aubrey Hall, Photography Editor January 10, 2016

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...

Matt Rivera (11) and Luke Ganger (12) look on as the lovers, Clarice and Silvio, share a loving moment. Ganger plays Clarices father, who is terrified of having illegitimate grandchildren, is constantly pulling the lovers apart and planning a simple, quick wedding.

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

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief October 30, 2015

“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...

Manitou Students Create Documentaries in Film Academy

Manitou Students Create Documentaries in Film Academy

Sita Ahlen, Senior Reporter October 20, 2015

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...

Review: Intoxicating Jams

Review: Intoxicating Jams

Connor Cupit, Reporter October 14, 2015

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...

Avengers: Age of Ultron Review

Avengers: Age of Ultron Review

Ashley Rodriguez, Senior Reporter October 6, 2015

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...

Sound Nook Sessions: Nikk From Defy You Stars

Sound Nook Sessions: Nikk From Defy You Stars

Bella Galardo, Reporter October 5, 2015

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...

Mrs. Gocinski teaching her print class.

Who is the New Art Teacher?

Gianni Truscelli, Reporter September 24, 2015

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...

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