Editorial: Betsy DeVos’ Education Plans Will Negatively Affect Public School Students

Editorial: Betsy DeVos' Education Plans Will Negatively Affect Public School Students
February 8, 2017

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the United States Education Secretary, with a senate vote of 51-50. As a Colorado public high school student, this affects my peers and I greatly. Not...

Editorial: American Education is Mainly Sports

Editorial: American Education is Mainly Sports
October 11, 2016

My math teacher mentioned this book, "The Smartest Kids in the World." He was talking about how in the end of it, the author went to this school tour that they were going to enroll their kids in, and on...

Editorial: Transgender Bathroom Law is Unconstitutional

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October 10, 2016

A law has been passed recently in North Carolina, and South Dakota, where transgender people cannot go into the bathroom that coincides with the gender they identify as. This is completely ridiculous;...

Editorial: Teenage Male Perfection Pressure

Editorial: Teenage Male Perfection Pressure
October 4, 2016

It's commonly known and talked about how much pressure is rested upon girls, typically in their teenage years, to be virtually perfect. They're expected to have an hourglass figure, clear skin, long hair,...

Editorial: Colin Kaepernick Takes a Stand in His Own Way

Editorial: Colin Kaepernick Takes a Stand in His Own Way
September 16, 2016

On September 2, Colin Kaepernick, quarterback of the San Fransisco 49ers, sat during the pledge of allegiance before a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. "I am not going to stand up to show...

Editorial: Does “The Jungle Book” Controversy Continue in 2016?

April 27, 2016

The Jungle Book is among the most cherished of the Disney classics. From its charming animated style to its jazzy, addicting sound track, it truly represents what Disney is all about. Unfortunately, in...

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

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

Editorial: A Voice for the Orcas

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.
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
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...

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