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The Prospector

The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector

The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector

Students Abby Pribilla (9) and Dominique Ortonword (11) stand holding signs with the faces of victims from the Florida school shooting. The leaders of the Walk-Out made signs for participants to hold up during the event, but many students made their own as well.

Student Leadership Shown Through School Walkout

Amanda Nagel, Reporter March 23, 2018

On Wednesday, March 14th at 10:00am, students all over the country stood up from their classes and walked out of school. This was the one month anniversary of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman...

GSTA Raises Money for Urban Peak Through Rocky Horror Picture Show

GSTA Raises Money for Urban Peak Through “Rocky Horror Picture Show”

Anela Wright , Senior Reporter November 6, 2017

The Manitou Springs High School (MSHS) Gay Straight Trans Alliance (GSTA) is persistent about raising awareness for the less fortunate kids within the LGTBQ+ community. In spirit of Halloween, the club...

Kaitlyn Cashdollar (11), Aubrey Hall (12) and Jessica Moen (staff), inform people about the purpose and goal of the Gay Straight Transgender Alliance (GSTA). This year they are participating in events such as Urban Peaks Night Out to End Youth Homelessness and Day of Silence.

Annual Club Carnival Gets Students Involved

Anela Wright, Senior Reporter September 8, 2017

Each year, Manitou Springs High School (MSHS) holds a club fair to encourage students to become a part of the school community. Students talk to each club to attain information, and in return they...

Lizzy Butts (10), Parker Hall (10), Mia Heiniger (9), Jayden Omi (11), Sage Stevens (12) and Coco Stevens (10) gather around a fire to converse and cook hot dogs in the evening. The (StuCo) retreat was an incredible opportunity to get to know each other, Sage Stevens said.

Manitou Springs High School Clubs Focus on Collaboration

Sita Ahlen, Yearbook Editor August 20, 2017

Manitou Springs High School has an extremely involved student body who are actively participating in several different organizations. These range from student government organizations such as the Student...

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Student Council Elections Shine a Light on Next School Year

Spencer Briggs-Hale, Reporter May 12, 2017

In a time when elections seem to be in the center of everyone's mind, there was one that was especially close to home. Instead of an election for the future of the nation, this was an election for the...

Aubrey Hall (11) holds up voter registration forms and Pledge to Vote cards. Hall has been an Inspired Leader for Inspire Colorado since November of 2016.

Aubrey Hall: Working to Increase Voter Registration at MSHS

Spencer Briggs-Hale, Reporter January 30, 2017

Millennials make up one of the largest voter groups in the United States. Roughly 69.2 million millennials (ages 18-35) were eligible to vote in the 2016 election, according to Pew Research Center's...

Kaitlyn Davidson (11, left), Parker Hall (9, middle) and Sage Stevens (11) march through downtown Colorado Springs. There werent many anti-protestors, maybe one or two, said Sita Ahlen (11), There was one guy with a confederate flag truck who was very annoyed that he had to watch all of us march by, but otherwise the event was peaceful.

Manitou Students Make Voices Heard at State-Wide Women’s Marches

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief January 24, 2017

On January 21, 2017, the day after the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, millions of people across the US participated in protest “Women’s Marches.” Several students from Manitou Springs...

(from left to right) Sage Stevens (11), Andrea Edwards (12), Amelia Mackenzie (12), and Kaitlyn Davidson (11) laugh after having been pied in the face by SMHS council members. Stevens and Davidson were filling in for the executive board members and other seniors who were unable to make it to the game.

School Rivalry Generates Food for Local Pantry

Aubrey Hall, Photography Editor December 15, 2016

Every year, student council representatives from Manitou and St. Mary’s High Schools team up to channel the rivalry between them into raising food for their communities. Traditionally, this food drive...

Sita Ahlen, Aubrey Hall, and Kaitlyn Cashdollar working in Mass Media

Announcements – December 12, 2016

Talia Traxler, Reporter December 15, 2016

Monday December 12th Activity Announcements: Mrs. Johnson will be meeting with 11th graders during advisory tomorrow regarding their PSAT scores. Teachers: Please take attendance and bring them down...

(from left to right) MSHS students Aubrey Hall (11), Tyler Jungbauer (11), Maya West (11) and GSTA advisor Mark Searle pose for a photo beneath the archway of Colorado Springs First United Methodist Church, where the event was held. Students from Manitou Springs High School have participated in the night out for the past three years,  but participation in the event was first spearheaded by the GSTA last year.

Students Participate in Annual Night Out to End Youth Homelessness

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief November 18, 2016

At 6am on Friday, November 17, several Manitou students awoke outside of the First United Methodist Church in downtown Colorado Springs. Frost and snow layered the ground and temperatures were in the...

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