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The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector

The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector

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...

As Harriett sings the main vocal part of her song she becomes louder and more passionate. Her personal style of looping starts with percussion, then violin melody, then vocals.

Sound Nook Session: My Name Is Harriett

Becca Heiniger, Ryan Cantwell, and Hannah Kimmett March 8, 2016

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...

Paxton Wolf (10) and Alena Akse (10) perform an instrumental rendition of, Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Akse and Wolf are both members of the band, and have played at both football and basketball games this year.

Review: Annual One Acts Join Coffee House to Showcase Talent

Bryce Vanderveer, Reporter February 10, 2016

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...

Manitou Student Creates Black Student Union Club

Manitou Student Creates Black Student Union Club

Sita Ahlen, Senior Reporter October 29, 2015

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,...

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...

Hannah Kimmitt (11) has been involved in slam poetry for two years. Shes performed on open mics, at the mall, and on the radio. This is her first year competing for a spot on a youth slam team, and her first time going to nationals.

Hannah Kimmett to advance to national slam poetry competition

Lily Reavis, Senior Writer April 28, 2015

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...

Bolder sound revives Drakes appeal

Bolder sound revives Drake’s appeal

Hannah Kimmett, writer March 20, 2015

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...

Feminism vs the 21st Century

Feminism vs the 21st Century

Lily Reavis, Senior Writer March 9, 2015

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...

Hunter Bogush (11), the lead singer of Bottom Line.

Theatre Department Hosts Manitou’s First Coffee Shop

Aubrey Hall, Reporter October 31, 2014

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...

Evacuees stand outside of the school waiting for approval from the fire department to reenter the dance.

Homecoming Dance: fire alarms fail to hinder the student experience

Sam Weiss, Senior Reporter September 26, 2014

“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...

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