The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector

The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector

The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector

Editorial: The War on Modern Science

Editorial: The War on Modern Science

Kaitlyn Davidson, Reporter May 20, 2016

It's the end of the year, and that means more and more surveys are bombarding students. Everyone wants to know what drugs you’re doing, what you thought about your English teacher, or what your tax...

Average Scores on The Advanced Placement Test 2013-2014. The average scores over five years for boys and girls are 3.07 and 3.37.

Editorial: Title IX State Laws

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Reporter May 19, 2016

Title IX is a federal law that states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under...

Editorial: Does the Feminist Movement Need a New Name?

Editorial: Does the Feminist Movement Need a New Name?

James Baker, Reporter May 12, 2016

In a country where the presumptive nominee for president in one of our two major parties is a woman it must be true that feminist values are not far from center stage. I support values like pay equity...

Jane Goodall bonding with a Chimpanzee in Africa

Editorial: Animals Used as Entertainment are Continuously Abused

Anela Wright, Reporter May 10, 2016

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...

Hanna Kimmett (12) participated during The Day of Silence.

Editorial: GSTA Day of Silence proves MSHS Less Accepting than Expected

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief April 26, 2016

On April 15, the Manitou Springs High School Gay Straight Trans* Alliance (GSTA) participated in the national Day of Silence, an annual event meant to bring attention to LGBTQ+ bullying and harassment...

Editorial: What Happened to the ACT?

Editorial: What Happened to the ACT?

Sage Stevens, Reporter April 7, 2016

Colorado is one of two states (the other being Illinois) to require juniors to take a college entrance examination. In a few weeks, Manitou Springs High School 11th graders will be partaking in the American...

Featured here is the largest and most famous orca in SeaWorld, Tilikum. Currently, Tilikum is still alive, yet he has a life threatening bacterial lung infection. For now, he's receiving medication and resting until they can find a cure.

Editorial: A Voice for the Orcas

Sarah Bogush, Reporter April 4, 2016

As of March 17, SeaWorld has made an official rule of banning their famous orca shows. This has been a recognizable issue ever since the film Blackfish was released in 2013. Included in the ban, they've...

Editorial: Free Kesha from Sony Productions

Editorial: Free Kesha from Sony Productions

Lily Reavis, Prospector Editor-in-Chief March 15, 2016

Last week, a Manhattan Supreme Court Judge refused to allow 29-year-old pop star Kesha to terminate her six-album deal with Sony Productions after she accused her producer, “Dr. Luke”, with years of...

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

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...

Noah Sobeck (10) asks about the tonality Mandarin during a Han Club meeting. Sobeck is one of many students that regularly attend the club.

Editorial: Watch Your Language!

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Reporter March 7, 2016

With registration not far around the corner, students are starting to sign up for new classes. Some people might be completing their 4-year plans. One part of this plan out is your two required semesters...

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