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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

Hayley Hamblin Illustrates Choreographic Ability in New Dance Music Video

Hayley Hamblin Illustrates Choreographic Ability in New Dance Music Video

Mia Elliott, Reporter May 12, 2016

Starring Hayley Hamblin (12), Josh Chambers (11) and Bri Anderson (8), this intricate dance piece is a tender senior goodbye. Choreographed by Hayley Hamblin to John Mayer's Stop This Train, the trio tells...

Sophomores, Paxton Wolfe and Braeden Lewis,  play their first song during the performance. Three judges sat in the auditorium, and very few people sat in the audience.

Manitou Band Earns “Excellent” Rating at CHSAA Festival

Sita Ahlen, Sports and Activities Editor May 4, 2016

The symphonic band piled on the bus early Friday morning and waited nervously for their arrival at Wasson High School in Colorado Springs, for "Festival" hosted by CHSAA. Here, they would perform a...

Freshman Friday: Quinn Hersey Makes Memories

Freshman Friday: Quinn Hersey Makes Memories

Sita Ahlen and Mia Elliott April 2, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfXMqJCJQZ4 Taylor Finn (12), a friend of Quinn Hersey (9) through Student Council and Track, remarks on her friend's quirky attitude and fun personality. Since coming...

Mighty Five on Fridays: Episode 2

Mighty Five on Fridays: Episode 2

Zach McGee, James Baker , Reporter March 11, 2016

The Mighty Five is a video segment highlighting outstanding performances by MSHS students in the past few weeks. We will be looking across all activities, school and non-school sponsored and determining...

Freshman Friday: Tyler Doherty talks Theatre, Swim

Sita Ahlen and Mia Elliott March 4, 2016

In the second episode of Freshman Friday, the MSHS Prospector interviews Tyler Doherty. An avid swimmer, participant in the Arts, and devoted student, Doherty is able to balance his multiple lively occupations....

Abby Beebe: Mentor and Manager of the Stage

Abby Beebe: Mentor and Manager of the Stage

Sita Ahlen, Mia Elliott, and February 20, 2016

  Freshman Friday is a video segment highlighting freshmen students who attend sports or activities, despite the idea of students laying low their first year. This week's featured freshman...

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 Manitous theatre department since middle school, and played a significant role in this years fall play, A Servant of Two Masters.

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

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 Dance at the Gym scene from last years spring musical, West Side Story.

Auditions for Spring Musical, “The Music Man,” Approaching

Mia Elliott, Drama Club Correspondant January 31, 2016

After the splendid success that was West Side Story, last year's spring musical, anticipation for this year's promising production of The Music Man is growing. As the early February auditions roll...

Manitou Maintains Streak of Best Drive Smart Campaign

Manitou Maintains Streak of Best Drive Smart Campaign

Aubrey Hall, Photography Editor January 28, 2016

In the fall of 2015, Manitou Springs High School student council members were hard at work on their annual Drive Smart campaign, which urges students to drive and ride responsibly. This year’s theme...

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 years fall production of A Servant of Two Masters.

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

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,...

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