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,...

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.

GSTA Kicks Off the Year With Ice Cream 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,...

GSTA Raises Money for Urban Peak Through

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

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...

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.

Annual Club Carnival Gets Students Involved

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...

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.

Manitou Springs High School Clubs Focus on Collaboration

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...

(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.

Students Participate in Annual Night Out to End Youth Homelessness

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...

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

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

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...

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

GSTA Participates in Annual “Day of Silence”

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...

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.

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

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...

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.

GSTA Students Participate in Night Out to End Youth Homelessness

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...

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