Gideon Aigner’s Mustang Positivity

Gideon Aigner (far right) in a selfie with the crowd at the St. Mary's boys' basketball game in January.

Gideon Aigner, Guest Writer

April 1, 2020

I miss you, Manitou. I know that the phrase “Don’t peak in high school" is a chliché; I don’t think that this year has been a peak, but it sure has soared until now. Now, we all have a new challenge to face. Our good friend, ‘Rona. This virus has swept the legs out from under everyone in terms of ...

Poor Work Ethic or Poor Teachers: Who’s to blame for difficulty in classes?

Students in Physical Science doing their work.

Monse Vega, Guest Writer

March 16, 2020

Mr. Miyagi once said in "The Karate Kid," "There is no such thing as bad student, only bad teacher.” How much truth is there to Mr. Miyagi’s claim? In high school, many students have trouble in certain classes. Is this due to the ability of the teacher to execute their job, or is the student at fault?...

Operation Cheese Stick

Students eating lunch and enjoying their midday break.

Phoenix Stogdill, Guest Writer

March 9, 2020

This assignment puts into perspective how few entertaining events have happened to me throughout the first eight hours of the week for the past three and a half years. The first things that come to mind are that one time a kid said a racial slur on a bus and got everyone yelled at (still awkward), the...

The Problem With the Pledge

The Problem With the Pledge

Paige Laurie, Guest Writer

March 6, 2020

“I pledge allegiance to... to what?" Every morning is usually accompanied by the drone of teens reciting a mantra to a flag at Manitou Springs High School (MSHS). Most schools across the country follow this ritual as well, each hoping to instill a deep sense of patriotism and pride in their s...

The College Tuition Debate: Who Pays?

The College Tuition Debate: Who Pays?

Michael Parker, Guest Writer

February 21, 2020

As Bernie Sanders said, “We have got to make sure that every qualified American in this country who wants to go to college can go to college—regardless of income,”; however, there are many problems that will arise if this plan is enacted. This is not to say that college tuition is not a pressing ...

Dread Before Physics

Dread Before Physics

Mitchell Wright, Guest Writer

February 14, 2020

Just because you are able to take a high-level course in high school, doesn’t always mean you understand the content. Just because you’ve known about a subject then doesn’t mean you know about it now. I feel like I learned that the hard way. I remember this certain day as clear as water. At...

Sitting is Dangerous

Sitting is Dangerous

Tyler Jungbauer, Guest Writer

September 28, 2016

We don’t really think enough about how dangerous sitting actually is. In fact, sitting is so vastly dangerous that when one does it during the National Anthem, this very act of sitting is the sole cause of distress for the rest of that person’s life.  In other words, we must accept that the National...

Editorial: Does Technology Make us More Alone?

Editorial: Does Technology Make us More Alone?

Caleb Hall, Guest Writer

January 13, 2016

I am only one of over 15 million people who had seen the video by Charlene deGuzman titled, "I Forgot My Phone." This is a video that ultimately criticizes the overuse and addiction to technology that we have in the modern world. Ironically, I viewed it while lost in the vast space that is known as...

Mustangs Suffer Loss to Bayfield Wolverines

The Mustangs stand together to recite the Pledge of Allegiance before the game.

Morgan Warren, Guest Writer

November 9, 2015

On Saturday, November 7, the Manitou Springs Mustangs (sixteenth seed) played the biggest game of their season against the Bayfield Wolverines (first seed). This was the first round of the 2A Colorado state play-offs this year. Kickoff began at noon. Davyn Adamscheck (11) had the kick. Manitou plays...

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