• May 7Green and Gold Day at MSHS on May 15th from 8:30 am- 3:00 pm.
  • May 7Senior Breakfast at MSHS on May 15th from 7-8 pm.
  • May 7Dance Recital at MSES on May 7 from 7-8 pm.
  • May 1Senior's Last Day on May 10th!!

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 bracket is. All these questions are then funneled into scientific-looking test results that deliver cr...

Editorial: Title IX State Laws

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 any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." Basically, it is just ...

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 and a woman's right to choose and think that they are necessary in our modern culture. Feminist values...

Editorial: Animals Used as Entertainment are Continuously Abused

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 be sent to the Ringling Brothers animal conservation in Florida. There have been many accounts that the ...

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

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 in schools. Members of the GSTA wore purple and stayed silent throughout the day in a show of solidar...

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 College Test (ACT). They have been preparing themselves with prep courses, study groups and Pre-ACT...

Editorial: A Voice for the Orcas

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 also ruled out orca breeding, so the current generation of whales will be the last. Ever since th...

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 abuse. The courtroom filled with tears from Kesha and her supporters, as the case was widely disregar...

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 the math is done, 22 percent of students who go to MSHS are on the honor roll. That's 115 students ...

Editorial: Watch Your Language!

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 of language. There are the options of Spanish, French and German. They are the most studied...

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