Foreign Exchange Student Cultivates “Han Club”

Jay Huang (11) starts his presentation for Han Club in one of the meetings. The club meets every Tuesday after school, and is open to both students and parents.

Sage Stevens, Reporter

February 23, 2016

Jay Huang (11) is an exchange student from China. He established Chinese Club after his first quarter here in Manitou Springs High School. After winter break, Huang changed to name to "Han Club". The meeting on February 9 was focused on the Chinese New Year. He shared a presentation about how Ch...

“The Last Illusion,” Earns Manitou Theatre First Place in Competition

Matt Rivera (11) hoists the first place trophy above his head as the rest of the cast begins to cheer and reach toward it. Rivera has been heavily involved in Manitou's theatre department since middle school, and played a significant role in this year's fall play,

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2016

Anticipation was high in the Mitchell High School Auditorium on the evening of February 5. Students from eleven neighboring high schools were gathered around the stage, waiting for the winners of the annual One-Act Competition to be announced. “We’re going to try something and we don’t...

Cheerleaders Place First at League Competition

The team celebrates after being announced the Tri-Peaks League 3A League Champions. In the front, newcomers Zoe Schnurman (10) and Brooke Sedlacek (9) hug in excitement.

Aubrey Hall, Photography Editor

December 3, 2015

All were abuzz with anticipation on the evening of December 1, when cheerleaders and fans alike congregated in the new gym of Manitou Springs High School for the annual 3A Tri-Peaks League competition. This was the first time in three years that Manitou has hosted the event. After weeks of early ...

Fall Play Preview: Servant of Two Masters Expected to be a Hit

Matt Rivera (11) and Luke Ganger (12) look on as the lovers, Clarice and Silvio, share a loving moment. Ganger plays Clarice's father, who is terrified of having illegitimate grandchildren, is constantly pulling the lovers apart and planning a simple, quick wedding.

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2015

“I don’t know what to do here,” shouts Hayley Hamblin (12). “Wendy wanted us to go for a kiss… and I don’t want to kiss him.” Blunt, but Thomas Hudson’s (12) feelings weren’t going to be hurt. Hamblin was more concerned with stage direction than the kiss. Hamblin and Hudson p...

Girls Finish Second in League Cross Country

Brooklyn Mack (10) nudges out Jen Cole (11) in the final moments at the Tri Peak meet. Both girls ran in the low 21 minute range to lead the team to a second place league title.

Ashley Rodriguez, Senior Reporter

October 20, 2015

Cross country Leagues went as expected. The whole team has been training hard for this race and did exceptionally well. Their leagues race was last Friday, October 16, in Florence. The girls' team got second place in the race, falling straight after the Salida girls' team, who got first place. Most girls ...

Colorado GSTAs Talk Long-Term Goals Over Ice Cream

Sophia Ives (12) serves ice cream to GSTA members from schools in surrounding areas.

Aubrey Hall, Photography Editor

September 30, 2015

Though Manitou’s GSTA (Gay Straight Trans* Alliance) has appeared to have struggled in past years in terms of setting long-term goals and developing plans of action, a clear sense of purpose is present within the organization this year. No better has this been exemplified than at this year’s ann...

“Who We Are” Assembly

The senior class shows their school pride by throwing green and gold streamers. The goal was for the senior class to show the most spirit.

Bailey Visscher-Nickerson, Reporter

September 16, 2015

The "Who We Are" Assembly has been a beginning of the year tradition here at MSHS for about 4 years now. The point of this assembly is to show the students, freshmen especially, that high school isn't such a bad place and that Manitou is a fun and welcoming environment. Usually it also showcases the s...

Boys basketball advances to league

Senior Steven Jensen goes for a layup while Sophomore Davyn Adamscheck watches from behind.

Lily Reavis and Riley Snyder

February 25, 2015

The boys basketball team faced off against Salida last Friday. This was a pigtail game, which means that the top twelve teams were competing to reach the top eight. The top four teams were left out of this. The boys were placed fifth, so they played the team in twe...

Winter sports preview: Manitou wrestling is going for glory

Dominic Frankmore (12) started wrestling when he was in seventh grade. He then won his first tournament in 8th grade. Currently he has lettered all three years in wrestling. He also plays football in the fall and is interested in art.

Ted Weiss, Reporter

December 13, 2014

For Manitou Springs wrestlers Billy Ryan (12) and Dominic Frankmore (12), it's not an easy task motivating their underclassmen. A better wrestler can't help a wrestler that's not as skilled, and a wrestler can't tag in Frankmore or Ryan. But there are other ways to help inspire their teammates. For Rya...

Winter Sports Preview: Boys Basketball Seeks To Exceed Expectations

Steve Jensen (11)  likes to scare his opponents with his growl. Jensen started playing basketball in 7th grade, and hopes to get some double-doubles this season, but also to help his teammates to succeed.

Ted Weiss, Reporter

December 13, 2014

Steven Jensen (11) has certain ways to dominate the paint for his Manitou Springs Boys Basketball team: "Be mean, be very aggressive, I usually pinch them or poke them with my elbows," but the best way to scare his opponents is his growl, he says. As one of the few upperclassmen on the team he steps up ...

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