• 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.

Robotics Competition is all nuts and bolts

Robotics Competition is all nuts and bolts

Tyler Jungbauer, Writer

April 7, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

The drivers stand in the ready, their feet behind the white line that divides the driving console from the designated area they must wait in prior to the beginning of the match, sweat slicking their brows in anticipation. The announcer readies a breath: “One… two…  three!  Start your ro...

In case you missed it: The Manitou Jazz and Symphonic Bands’ Spring Concert

In case you missed it: The Manitou Jazz and Symphonic Bands’ Spring Concert

Max Jonas Knaver, Writer

March 12, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Even inclement weather couldn't stop Manitou Bands from putting on their spring concert last Tuesday,  March 3rd, but that doesn't mean it didn't stop some from attending. Luckily, it's not too late to experience the full performance via SoundCloud. So whether you missed the concert due to homework...

Scar Sighted: A Leviathan Effort

Scar Sighted: A Leviathan Effort

Max Jonas Knaver, Writer

March 11, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

Stream the full album below via Spotify. It's no coincidence that black metal has a longstanding association with one-man acts, duos, and studio-only artists. Much of the thematic ideology that has permeated the genre since day one causes it, as a style, to be associated with darkness, isolation and the ...

Listen now: Four Nerds Discuss the Future of Music

Listen now: Four Nerds Discuss the Future of Music

Max Jonas Knaver, Writer

March 6, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

In the longest episode yet of Notes From The Nook, the usual suspects (and Brandon Fisher) wonder aloud where music is going in the coming years. Through heated debate, a few chuckles, and plenty of existential rambling, they discover truths that, from a certain twisted perspective, could be considered...

Slam what?! A review of Maggot Colony’s new album you didn’t know you needed until now

Slam what?! A review of Maggot Colony’s new album you didn’t know you needed until now

Max Jonas Knaver, Writer

March 5, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinions

This week's album can be streamed below via either Spotify or YouTube. Largely due to reasons pertaining to musical taste, these reviews have a tendency to mention by name a particular musical niche called slam. As yet, there has not been a proper review of an album fully in the slam idiom in...

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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 ...

Sarpanitum’s Blessed Be My Brothers: Blessed be the songwriting

Sarpanitum’s Blessed Be My Brothers: Blessed be the songwriting

Max Jonas Knaver, Writer

February 25, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

(Scroll to the bottom of the article to stream the album as a YouTube playlist. Drawing thematic inspiration from a period in history or a particular culture’s mythology can turn into a double-edged sword for a band. Effectively and uniquely utilizing the imagery and sounds associated with a p...

Notes From the Nook Episode 2: Obscure Instruments

Notes From the Nook Episode 2: Obscure Instruments

Max Jonas Knaver, Writer

February 20, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

This week on Notes From the Nook, unknown instruments are the topic at hand. The roundtable this episode features Tim Hilt, Brandon Fisher, and Abbi Chapman, as well as your hosts Max Jonas Knaver and Aidan Epstein. Stream the episode below via Soundcloud.   ...

Notes from the Nook: Episode 1 – Musical Authorities

Notes from the Nook: Episode 1 – Musical Authorities

Max Jonas Knaver, Reporter

February 13, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Anyone can critique music. So what gives someone the credibility and expertise necessary to be called a musical authority? In this inaugural episode of a series of music-related podcasts directly from the Media Center's own Sound Nook studio, Aidan Epstein and Max Jonas Knaver discuss this question...

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