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Bryce Van Derveer Shares his Passion for the Ukulele

Bryce Van Derveer Shares his Passion for the Ukulele

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Senior Reporter
January 30, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sound Nook Sessions

https://soundcloud.com/mshsprospector/bryce-van-derveer-presents-under-palm-trees Bryce Van Derveer (12) was recently the first person to ever perform an original composition at a Manitou Springs High School band concert. He made up his own small ensemble and played his ukulele Christmas song, titled...

Yuji Zhong, Chinese Exchange Student, Talks American Experience

Yuji Zhong, Chinese Exchange Student, Talks American Experience

Eryn McQueen, Reporter
November 16, 2016
Filed under Features

Many international students have come Manitou Springs High School this year, including Yuji Zhong (11). Prior to her current living situations, Zhong lived in Beijing, China. The transition has been a bit turbulent due to the vast amount of changes in culture. The major adjustments for Zhong are...

Latvia: Culture, Tradition, and Environmental Awareness

Latvia: Culture, Tradition, and Environmental Awareness

David Misyura, Reporter
November 16, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bajdxZ8uAxc&feature=youtu.be This year sees the continuation of MSHS's tradition of sharing cultures from around the world on one very special night: World Language and Culture Night. The event was raised to a much grander scale than previous years, with the MSMS band playing va...

Jensen Delius Rediscovers Passion for Dance at New Studio

Jensen Delius Rediscovers Passion for Dance at New Studio

Aubrey Hall, Photography Editor
November 8, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

When individuals discover their passion, it is often by accident. This is the manner in which Jensen Delius (11) stumbled upon her love for dance. Now 16, Delius first set foot in a studio at age nine. She instantaneously fell in love with the art, and has continued to jump at every opportunity...

Seeing Double with Trina and Rebecca Borst

Seeing Double with Trina and Rebecca Borst

Yuji Zhong, Reporter
October 21, 2016
Filed under Features

Trina (10) and Rebecca (10) Borst are twins. They attend Manitou Springs High School and participate in many of the same activities, but they are also monumentally different people. Trina likes art, reading and sports, and she is on the school cross country team. Rebecca loves to watch movies and...

Return to the Springs with Pierce Gillard

Return to the Springs with Pierce Gillard

Eryn McQueen, Reporter
October 21, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

This year, the staff of Manitou Springs High School has had many new additions, including Pierce Gillard. This is Gillard's first year in the teaching career. Prior to this, the 23-year-old was studying at the University of Wyoming. After graduating from Rampart High School in Colorado Springs in...

Yuji Zhong: Something about China

Yuji Zhong: Something about China

October 12, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

China is far away from the United States and, because of the long distance and history, these two countries are completely different. I am a Chinese exchange student, and I think that this difference between locations is incredibly interesting. First, let's talk about education. The government in...

Ella Slater, Varsity Cheer Freshman, Talks Sport

Ella Slater, Varsity Cheer Freshman, Talks Sport

Marissa Thomas, Reporter
October 4, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Ella Slater is a freshman at Manitou Springs High School. She tried out for the cheer team at the beginning of the school year, and made varsity. According to Slater, she was very excited and astonished that she made varsity, because she hadn't been practicing over the summer aside from attending the...

Caleb Edwards: Parkour Extraordinare

Caleb Edwards: Parkour Extraordinare

David Misyura, Reporter
September 27, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Many of us have hobbies that we are passionate about. Sometimes those hobbies aren't well known by those around us, but for Caleb Edwards (10), it's all about movement, and sharing that movement. Edwards is a traceur, meaning he does parkour, or the practice of moving efficiently and practically in any...

Yuji Zhong: A Year To Remember

Yuji Zhong: A Year To Remember

Eryn McQueen, Reporter
September 20, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Yuji Zhong (11) is a foreign exchange student from Beijing, China. Zhong arrived in Colorado on August 24, 2016, which was a bit hectic since school started just two days later. She lives with her host family, Yvonne and Matt Carpenter, along with their daughter Kyla Carpenter (9), who also attends...

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