A Manitou Sided Story

Preparing for the infamous

William Dillinder, Writer

April 23, 2015

This year marks many firsts in Manitou's arts department: a first for a full symphony program, a first for multiple new directors, a first for part time drama directors, and a first for a musical encompassing all of the arts programs that the school has to offer. In the biggest production that...

Manitou track dominates at John Tate Invitational

The Manitou girls track team celebrates their big win at the John Tate Invitational track meet on Saturday, April 11.

Isabel Dufford, Editor-in-Chief

April 14, 2015

This weekend at the Dutch Clark stadium in Pueblo, Colorado, the Manitou girls track team won the John Tate Invitational Cup meet by only two points against Gunnison after a day of broken records and high performance. Manitou junior Kelsey Hartwig won the long jump and triple jump events, and Manitou's...

Protips: The do’s and dont’s of applying for college

Protips: The do's and dont's of applying for college

Leland Spangler and Isabel Dufford

March 11, 2015

CollegeDegrees360 (Flickr) Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, we understand: college is a long way away, isn’t it? You don't have to worry about all that yet. It's fine. Well, that's what many of us seniors thought as well, once upon a time. Unfortunately, we've since realized that our partially-dev...

A conversation with Manitou’s guests from Macapá, Brazil *UPDATE: NOW WITH VIDEO*

A conversation with Manitou's guests from Macapá, Brazil *UPDATE: NOW WITH VIDEO*

Isabel Dufford, Editor-in-Chief

March 3, 2015

Last Tuesday, February 17, Manitou was visited by five students from Magapá, Brazil. This visit was orchestrated through the US-Brazil Connect program, which brings students from all over Brazil to the United States to meet and connect with American students. The Prospector's Isabel Dufford sat ...

American Sniper, 50 Shades of Grey, and the responsibility of storytellers

American Sniper, 50 Shades of Grey, and the responsibility of storytellers

Isabel Dufford, Editor-in-Chief

February 24, 2015

“It’s just a movie.” This past Sunday, February 22, 36.6 million people tuned in to the 87th annual Academy Awards to look back at this year’s biggest films and most memorable moments in cinema. If nothing else, that number - which was an even higher 43 million in 2014 - is an indicator of the important role that movi...

Isabel Dufford, autumn fashion.

Isabel Dufford, autumn fashion.

Tabby Nevinczenko, Reporter

November 10, 2014

The seasons are changing and so are the trends. Just like the leaves it seems that every Mustang's color scheme has changed along with their general look. Wardrobes have transformed from florals, pastels, shorts, sheer, cotton, and skirts, to boots, suede, flannel, sweaters, and dark color schemes. Senior...

Manitou Springs High School sees increase in marijuana-related incidents

Manitou Springs High School sees increase in marijuana-related incidents

Isabel Dufford, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2014

On the evening of Tuesday, October 21, a graph was posted to the Manitou Springs School District Parents' Facebook page, a popular location for discussions among parents of students in the high school, middle school, and both elementary schools. The graph, which was posted by a District 14 parent, was...

Theatre Department Hosts Manitou’s First Coffee Shop

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

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 for the attendees. The event was hosted by Hannah Kimmett (11) and Hunter Buck (12). Vari...

Reaching Higher: the ins and outs of Manitou through the eyes of its most promising students

Leland Spangler (12) says that, after high school, he most likely wants to go into the sciences.

Aubrey Hall, Reporter

October 21, 2014

This is a time of remarkable levels of academic achievement here at Manitou Springs High School, both in terms of individual students and as a whole. Recently, several high-achieving MSHS seniors have accomplished some remarkable things academically that deserve to be recognized. Seniors Max Jo...

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