• September 15The bonfire is Thursday the 21st at 8 p.m. at the Middle School Upper Activity Area.

  • July 30The Homecoming Parade will be on Friday at 1:30 p.m. on Manitou Avenue.

  • July 30Both the Volleyball and Boys Soccer teams play James Irwin on Sept. 19 at Home.

GSTA Participates in Annual “Day of Silence”

GSTA Participates in Annual “Day of Silence”

Lizzy Anderson, Senior Reporter

April 18, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Sound Nook Session: My Name Is Harriett

Sound Nook Session: My Name Is Harriett

Becca Heiniger, Ryan Cantwell, and Hannah Kimmett

March 8, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sound Nook Sessions

The Prospector recently had a visit from a local artist, “My Name Is Harriett”. Harriett works as a private counselor at the Community Preparatory School (CPS), but has another job as a loop artist. Harriett, as a loop artist, has songs that aren’t exactly the same for each performance,...

Review: Annual One Acts Join Coffee House to Showcase Talent

Review: Annual One Acts Join Coffee House to Showcase Talent

Bryce Vanderveer, Reporter

February 10, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Performing Arts, Reviews, Showcase

Theater is among the largest clubs in the Manitou School District, sporting multiple first place awards for their one act performances. The group has entertained the district for years with their many other annual plays. This, of course, does come at some cost. That is where the Coffee House progr...

Manitou Student Creates Black Student Union Club

Manitou Student Creates Black Student Union Club

Sita Ahlen, Senior Reporter

October 29, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Hannah Kimmett-Joseph (12), who is interested in implementing change, has come up with the idea to start a Black Student Union (BSU) club. BSU clubs were created around the time of Martin Luther King, Junior. Since then, many schools have adopted the club. Dear White People, a movie about racial...

Colorado GSTAs Talk Long-Term Goals Over Ice Cream

Colorado GSTAs Talk Long-Term Goals Over Ice Cream

Aubrey Hall, Photography Editor

September 30, 2015


Filed under News

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...

Hannah Kimmett to advance to national slam poetry competition

Hannah Kimmett to advance to national slam poetry competition

Lily Reavis, Senior Writer

April 28, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Hannah Kimmett, a junior at Manitou Springs High School, placed fourth in Colorado Springs as a teen slam poet this Sunday, April 26, at the City Auditorium. She and the five other teen poet finalists from Colorado will travel to Atlanta, Georgia this summer to compete in the international Brave New...

Bolder sound revives Drake’s appeal

Bolder sound revives Drake’s appeal

Hannah Kimmett, writer

March 20, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

Drake’s new album is such fire! Not only did he cop Beyoncé's method of dropping albums with zero press, he also dropped it at midnight on February 13, 2015, making to near impossible to know that the drop even happened. If you’re reading this you’re too late is by far Drake's best al...

Feminism vs the 21st Century

Feminism vs the 21st Century

Lily Reavis, Senior Writer

March 9, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Video

Video: The Prospector's Lily Reavis interviews (in order of appearance): Savannah Riley (12), Brennan McLaren (11), Sean Crossno (12), Valerie Karr (11), social studies teacher Mr. Jones, Sam Bishop (11), Noah Sobeck (9), Maddie Dayhoff (11), Mikayla Hobbs (12), Aubrey Hall (9), Mia Elliott (11),...

Theatre Department Hosts Manitou’s First Coffee Shop

Theatre Department Hosts Manitou’s First Coffee Shop

Aubrey Hall, Reporter

October 31, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, News, Showcase

On Friday, October 24th, following the last day of midterms, Manitou's Theatre Department hosted a "coffee shop" in the high school media center. It was complete with coffee, treats, and live entertainment for the attendees. The event was hosted by Hannah Kimmett (11) and Hunter Buck (12). Vari...

Homecoming Dance: fire alarms fail to hinder the student experience

Homecoming Dance: fire alarms fail to hinder the student experience

Sam Weiss, Senior Reporter

September 26, 2014


Filed under Features, News, Uncategorized

“It was just really, really hot.” Said junior Hannah Kimmet, who like many of the other Mustangs that attended the Homecoming dance, did not let the excessive heat and fire alarms stop her from having a good Homecoming experience. “It would have been nicer if it wouldn’t have been as hot,...

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