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The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector


Standout TAWC Students Making a Difference

Spencer Briggs-Hale, Reporter January 30, 2017

Teen drug abuse is a troubling epidemic. The Teen Advocates for a Well Community (TAWC) are trying to change this troubling trend. Through the use of social media campaigns and personal meetings, this...

Naiya Budler (10) runs at a State race. Budler has been running since her freshman year, and aspires to continue.

Students Participate in Winter Series

Sita Ahlen, Sports and Activities Editor March 18, 2016

Pikes Peak Road Runners, an organization run by the larger branch of Road Runners of America prides itself on promoting and advocating personal fitness through running. This group administer education,...

Brooklyn Mack (10), Kaitlyn Davidson (10) and Hailey Clark (10) at the start of the girls 3A cross country race.

Girls’ Cross Country Qualifies for State

Ashley Rodriguez , Senior Reporter October 23, 2015

The cross country team ran Regionals at Pueblo this week. The girls got third place at Regionals, qualifying them for state for the second year in a row. Jen Cole (11) was ecstatic about getting...

Brooklyn Mack (10) nudges out Jen Cole (11) in the final moments at the Tri Peak meet. Both girls ran in the low 21 minute range to lead the team to a second place league title.

Girls Finish Second in League Cross Country

Ashley Rodriguez , Senior Reporter October 20, 2015

Cross country Leagues went as expected. The whole team has been training hard for this race and did exceptionally well. Their leagues race was last Friday, October 16, in Florence. The girls' team...

Some students who participated in the BeYOUtiful day pose during lunch. Top row: Jen Cole (10), Hunter Sherraden (10), Greg Shaw (11), Samantha White (11), Maggie White (9) Bottom row: Deja Nimsey (10) and Emily Dollof-Holt (10).

BeYOUtiful: Campaign for Kindness wants Manitou Students to see their own inner beauty

Hunter Sherraden, Writer May 1, 2015

Manitou Springs High School's Campaign for Kindness has launched a new campaign with the title “beYOUtiful.” It may seem like a silly play on words or even a marketing phrase, but for the members...

Mr. Jones teaches students in his last block class for social studies.

The “how”s, “who”s, and “why”s of the brand-new PARCC test

Ryan Cantwell and Hunter Sherraden March 20, 2015

Common Core standards are a high-level system for math and English classes that allow the educational system to see where students should be depending on grade level. It strives to get all students...

Sophomore Jen Cole approaches the finish in the final Winter Series race.

Manitou runners log extra miles in off-season winter series

Hunter Sherraden and Lizzy Anderson March 11, 2015

This winter, a group of MSHS students, parents, and teachers braved the cold to participate in Pikes Peak Road Runners’ annual Winter Series. “The Series,” as some runners call it, consists of...

A student at Manitou Springs High School takes the PARCC test on his iPad.

Manitou preps for new generation of tests

Hunter Sherraden and Ryan Cantwell March 6, 2015

Over the course of the past couple of years, Colorado has transitioned from the CSAP standardized testing program to the TCAP program. This year the state switched once again, to the displeasure of many...

Katelinn surprised Jorrey with a poster and balloons. The sign reads, Will you fly UP to Snowcoming with me?

Students plan elaborate “proposals” for dance dates

Hunter Sherraden, Writer February 25, 2015

  Although it’s not nearly as extensive as prom, “proposals” for Snowcoming tend to be a big deal at MSHS. For a couple weeks before the dance, the halls and the commons are filled with...

The delicious finished product.

Breadheads bleed red

Hunter Sherraden and Lizzy Anderson February 19, 2015

    Breadheads is a club that meets after school to bake some delicious bread and other dessert treats for themselves and special school events. Last Thursday, the club splurged and...

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