Band Blows it out of the Water

Luke Ganger (12) plays the trombone during the jazz band, Ganger is a four-year band member.

James Baker, Becca Heiniger, and Zach McGee

March 5, 2016

  The MSHS jazz and symphonic band performed at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2. Both bands worked hard all the way from their last concert in December till Wednesday night. Everyone performed extremely well, particularly all the soloists including Agnes Navaratne, Mason Aurand, Kellen Rei...

“The Last Illusion,” Earns Manitou Theatre First Place in Competition

Matt Rivera (11) hoists the first place trophy above his head as the rest of the cast begins to cheer and reach toward it. Rivera has been heavily involved in Manitou's theatre department since middle school, and played a significant role in this year's fall play,

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2016

Anticipation was high in the Mitchell High School Auditorium on the evening of February 5. Students from eleven neighboring high schools were gathered around the stage, waiting for the winners of the annual One-Act Competition to be announced. “We’re going to try something and we don’t...

Preview: “The Last Illusion” pays Homage to Houdini through Magic and Drama

Harry (Bennett Cross, 12) tries to convince Paul (Matt Rivera, 11) to build him a submersion tank. Paul refuses, saying that he would not want to build something that would kill Harry, who is a dear friend of his. Cross and Rivera have both been in Manitou theatre productions since middle school, and have shared the stage many times, including in this year's fall production of

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2016

The theatre department is hard at work preparing for their annual winter performance, the one-act play. The cast of twenty-one students spent rehearsal on Wednesday, January 21 practicing magic tricks, trying on costumes and climbing inside of a wooden crate. The play is “The Last Illusion” by B...

Review: Servant of Two Masters Finishes Production

Matt Rivera (11) and Luke Ganger (12) fight on-stage about the marriage between their children.

Sita Ahlen and Bella Galardo

November 13, 2015

Clapping and laughing boomed throughout the theater during the majority of the play. Then, after months of practicing, the fall play was finally finished on Sunday, November 8. In a dialogue-heavy drama where very few scenes had more than a couple seconds of silence, actors, especially Morgan Baker (12)...

Fall Play Preview: Servant of Two Masters Expected to be a Hit

Matt Rivera (11) and Luke Ganger (12) look on as the lovers, Clarice and Silvio, share a loving moment. Ganger plays Clarice's father, who is terrified of having illegitimate grandchildren, is constantly pulling the lovers apart and planning a simple, quick wedding.

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2015

“I don’t know what to do here,” shouts Hayley Hamblin (12). “Wendy wanted us to go for a kiss… and I don’t want to kiss him.” Blunt, but Thomas Hudson’s (12) feelings weren’t going to be hurt. Hamblin was more concerned with stage direction than the kiss. Hamblin and Hudson p...

Hope After Loss for Football Team

Ethan Carpenter (11) holds up an American flag during the bands half time showLast year, Woodland Park vandalized schools grounds, creating conflict between the two schools.

Sita Ahlen, Senior Reporter

September 17, 2015

In honor of 9/11, the game colors were red,white, and blue. The fans filled the bleachers, their faces adorned with decorative paint and patriotic clothing. Yet, the deaths that had plagued the US 14 years ago did not stop the student body from having fun. Parents yelled at refs and students c...

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...

Band Brings Concert to New Levels

Taylor Mattson (11) plays lead guitar for the band room jazz band.

Elijah Abendroth and Calvin Kuhlman

December 19, 2014

  The band is gestured to stand from their seats by the new band director, Mr. Leve, to accept the applause as he bows on their behalf. The band has just ended an awesome concert with three intensely accented notes played in perfect synchronicity by the whole band at the end of the final song, "Ukrai...

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