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The Prospector

The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector

The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector

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.

Foreign Exchange Student Cultivates “Han Club”

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"....

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 Manitous theatre department since middle school, and played a significant role in this years fall play, A Servant of Two Masters.

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

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 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.

Cheerleaders Place First at League Competition

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....

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

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

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...

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.

Girls Finish Second in League Cross Country

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...

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

Colorado GSTAs Talk Long-Term Goals Over Ice Cream

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...

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.

“Who We Are” Assembly

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...

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

Boys basketball advances to league

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...

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.

Winter sports preview: Manitou wrestling is going for glory

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...

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. I want to teach them to be good sports.

Winter Sports Preview: Boys Basketball Seeks To Exceed Expectations

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...

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