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The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

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The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector

Mighty Five on Fridays

Mighty Five on Friday: Episode #1

James Baker, Zach McGee, and February 26, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b03wpRqStpc 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,...

Harry Houdini, played by Bennett Cross (12), performs the metamorphosis magic trick. Cross won a honorable mention for best actor in a lead role at the one act competition.

Theater Department: Live Performance

February 12, 2016

Here is the full live version of the Theater Department award-winning performance. We are using our Google Drive account to host the video. There may be some difficulty with full screen capability. WATCH...

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...

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,...

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

Review: Servant of Two Masters Finishes Production

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...

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

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

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...

Preparing for the infamous Rumble Riff rallies his Jet Boys.

A Manitou Sided Story

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...

Tuck (Morgan Baker, 11) and Mother Hicks (Maddie Dayhoff, 10) force Girl (Cate Montville, 10) to drink something that will allegedly cure her of the pneumonia she has contracted.

Review: Mother Hicks

Aubrey Hall, Reporter October 22, 2014

Mother Hicks by Susan Zeder is set in the town of Ware, Illinois, during the era of the Great Depression. Through the use of a chorus, the play is like a narrative novel, with its powerful imagery...

Morgan Baker (11), teaches Cate Montville (10) the sign for friend.

A Sneak Peek at Mother Hicks

Mikayla Hobbs, Reporter October 13, 2014

  The fall play this year at Manitou is Mother Hicks, a drama about what it means to belong. The main character, Tuc, played by Morgan Baker (11), is deaf and mute and only able to communicate...

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