Horror for the Homeless

Horror for the Homeless

Atlee Barrow and Alyssa Rash, Junior Reporters

November 6, 2018

While going to see a movie after school seems like a fun time, for everyone that went to Rocky Horror on Sunday the 28th, they were also helping a great cause. By paying $3 or $5 to get into the show, they helped support homeless youth in Colorado Springs. Jessica Moen, an English teacher at MSHS, i...

GSTA Kicks Off the Year With Ice Cream Social

While the purpose of the social was to connect with other community members of MSHS, Manitou students weren't the only ones to reach out. There were kids from Coronado, Rampart, and Doherty who attended in solidarity and made new friends at the social.

Oda Tiller-Bratteboe, Reporter

September 18, 2018

Friday, September 7th, the Gay Straight Trans Alliance (GSTA) 0f Manitou Springs High School organized and hosted an ice cream social at the Mustang Plaza. The goal of the social was to raise money, awareness and to collect clothing to donate to Inside Out: an organization which focuses on bringing a...

GSTA Raises Money for Urban Peak Through “Rocky Horror Picture Show”

GSTA Raises Money for Urban Peak Through

Anela Wright, Senior Reporter

November 6, 2017

The Manitou Springs High School (MSHS) Gay Straight Trans Alliance (GSTA) is persistent about raising awareness for the less fortunate kids within the LGTBQ+ community. In spirit of Halloween, the club held a movie night showing of "Rocky Horror Picture Show" to raise money and toiletry items for Urban...

Annual Club Carnival Gets Students Involved

Kaitlyn Cashdollar (11), Aubrey Hall (12) and Jessica Moen (staff), inform people about the purpose and goal of the Gay Straight Transgender Alliance (GSTA). This year they are participating in events such as Urban Peak's Night Out to End Youth Homelessness and Day of Silence.

Anela Wright, Senior Reporter

September 8, 2017

Each year, Manitou Springs High School (MSHS) holds a club fair to encourage students to become a part of the school community. Students talk to each club to attain information, and in return they receive a ticket that can be cashed out for games, drinks and food. Over a dozen different clubs prese...

Manitou Springs High School Clubs Focus on Collaboration

Lizzy Butts (10), Parker Hall (10), Mia Heiniger (9), Jayden Omi (11), Sage Stevens (12) and Coco Stevens (10) gather around a fire to converse and cook hot dogs in the evening.

Sita Ahlen, Yearbook Editor

August 20, 2017

Manitou Springs High School has an extremely involved student body who are actively participating in several different organizations. These range from student government organizations such as the Student Council, to more academically focused clubs like Math Warriors, to more stimulating clubs su...

Students Participate in Annual Night Out to End Youth Homelessness

(from left to right) MSHS students Aubrey Hall (11), Tyler Jungbauer (11), Maya West (11) and GSTA advisor Mark Searle pose for a photo beneath the archway of Colorado Springs' First United Methodist Church, where the event was held. Students from Manitou Springs High School have participated in the night out for the past three years,  but participation in the event was first spearheaded by the GSTA last year.

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief

November 18, 2016

At 6am on Friday, November 17, several Manitou students awoke outside of the First United Methodist Church in downtown Colorado Springs. Frost and snow layered the ground and temperatures were in the low 30’s. For the third consecutive year, the school’s Gay Straight Transgender Alliance (G...

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

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

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief

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 in schools. Members of the GSTA wore purple and stayed silent throughout the day in a show of solidar...

GSTA Participates in Annual “Day of Silence”

Lily Reavis (11) and Aubrey Hall (10) participated during the lunchtime protest to bring awareness to the struggles of LGBTQ+ community.

Lizzy Anderson, Senior Reporter

April 18, 2016

The Day of Silence, which stands to bring awareness to anti-LGBT harassment, began in 1996 and has since became an international event. The Manitou Gay Straight Trans* Alliance (GSTA) participated in the event this year, on April 15. "We're silent to stand in solidarity with people in the LGBTQ...

GSTA Meets Goal of Raising $1,000 for Local Homeless Shelter

Wyatt Fries (12) talks to a representative of Urban Peak during the homelessness simulation. In the simulation, Fries was a homeless male searching for a job, which involved finding references and an address to use on applications.

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief

January 15, 2016

At the beginning of the school year, president of the Gay Straight Trans* Alliance (GSTA) Wyatt Fries announced the club's goal for the year: to raise $1,000 to donate to the Urban Peak Homeless Shelter in downtown Colorado Springs. Urban Peak, which serves only homeless youth, says that it costs...

GSTA Students Participate in Night Out to End Youth Homelessness

Aubrey Hall (10) and Lily Reavis (11) wrestle with Hall's sleeping bag. The bag's zipper fell off right before the night was supposed to begin. Under the sleeping bags, the students slept on sleeping mats and a tarp.

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2015

At 5:45a.m. on Friday, November 13, eight students, with messy hair and tired faces from a night in the cold without much sleep, arranged themselves on a couch in the meeting room of the First United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs. One student was still outside, fast asleep despite the no...

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