Operation Cheese Stick

Students eating lunch and enjoying their midday break.
March 9, 2020

This assignment puts into perspective how few entertaining events have happened to me throughout the first eight hours of the week for the past three and a half years. The first things that come to mind...

Manitou Baseball in Full Swing as Tryouts Begin

Manitou Baseball in Full Swing as Tryouts Begin
March 7, 2019

As the true Colorado winter blows in, Spring sports are now in full swing at Manitou Springs High School (MSHS). As the snow melts off the diamond and the outfield grass becomes green again, the 2019 baseball...

A Season To Remember: A Look at Girls’ Soccer in 2019

Ava Spangler (12) and Caileen Sienknecht (12) are two of the captains of the 2019 Girls' Soccer season. They have both played all four years of high school
February 22, 2019

Caileen Sienknecht (12) and Ava Spangler (12) are two of the three Varsity Team Captains for the 2019 season. This is Spangler's second year as a captain, and she's been starting Varsity soccer since...

Chloe Unruh Starts the Golf Season With A Positive Mindset

Chloe Unruh is a devoted senior golfer on MSHS's Girls' Team. This year she is leading the program with the theme of keeping a positive mindset.
February 22, 2019

Although golf may not seem like an exciting sport, Chloe Unruh (12) will assure you that it is. The careful calculations of hitting the ball with a club perfectly while taking into consideration wind conditions...

Time of Turmoil: Track Introduces New Faces and Emphasizes Old Goals

Time of Turmoil: Track Introduces New Faces and Emphasizes Old Goals
February 20, 2019

This upcoming track and field season shows a lot of promise. Despite some concerns regarding periodic adjustments– a new head coach and team composed mainly of underclassmen– there’s also...

Rivals to Teammates: A Look at Coronado and Manitou’s Joined Boys’ Swim Team

Jackson Sawyer (12) is the only Manitou Captain for the Coronado Boys' Swim Team. Sawyer has been a big part of the team for all four years, and for his last season he wants to go out with a bang by winning Leagues with his team.
February 20, 2019

As Manitou Springs High School’s Girls’ Swimming comes to an end, the boys’ swimming season is picking up. Even though Manitou lacks its own boys’ team, any boys who still want to swim have to...

Raising Awareness: Hazel Mannery on Suicide Prevention

Hazel Mannery (12) is a member of Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention's Teen Board– Deep Roots– and helps raise awareness and end stigma about suicide.
February 12, 2019

[Disclaimer: The following story includes mentions of suicide.] The “Suicide Belt”–a vertical strip of land in the U.S. starting at Montana and ending at Arizona and New Mexico– is responsible...

MSHS Students Represent Their School at Ice Skating Nationals

Ortonward and Malcolm pose for a picture after a long practice. The two often practice for three hours a day in preparation for their competitions.
January 15, 2019

Manitou Springs High School students and ice skating prodigies Davis Ortonward (10) and Romy Malcolm (9) depart for Detroit, Michigan to participate in the Ice Skating Nationals. The two will be making...

A Look Inside the Lunchroom: The Magic Table

A Look Inside the Lunchroom: The Magic Table
November 8, 2018

At every school, there’s always a table populated by introverts. This group typically only mingles amongst themselves, which is why explaining this social click is so interesting. At MSHS, that table...

Celebrating Classical Music Month

Talia Traxler (11) laughs after finishing a scale on her cello.
October 8, 2018

September was Classical Music month, a time to celebrate musicians, composers, and conductors such as Bach, Mozart, and dedicated students pursuing their musical dreams. Classical music has been...

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