Recognizing Manitou’s Creativity

This captivating gallery is located in the Manitou Springs SILC school administration office.
March 19, 2020

Manitou Springs, a small town that has been loved for many generations by tourists, locals, visitors, workers and students, gives a warm, unique and homey vibe. In my point of view, art is one of the most...

Poor Work Ethic or Poor Teachers: Who’s to blame for difficulty in classes?

Students in Physical Science doing their work.
March 16, 2020

Mr. Miyagi once said in "The Karate Kid," "There is no such thing as bad student, only bad teacher.” How much truth is there to Mr. Miyagi’s claim? In high school, many students have trouble in certain...

The Problem With the Pledge

The Problem With the Pledge
March 6, 2020

“I pledge allegiance to... to what?" Every morning is usually accompanied by the drone of teens reciting a mantra to a flag at Manitou Springs High School (MSHS). Most schools across the country...

The College Tuition Debate: Who Pays?

The College Tuition Debate: Who Pays?
February 21, 2020

As Bernie Sanders said, “We have got to make sure that every qualified American in this country who wants to go to college can go to college—regardless of income,”; however, there are many problems...

Hatred Has No Home in Manitou Springs

Abigail Kilpela (11) holds LGBTQ flags, dances and shows her kindness while welcoming students to school on Monday morning.
October 20, 2019

Editor's Note: The full names of some students have been withheld for their protection. A few weeks before Oct. 14, 2019, Manitou Springs High School (MSHS) became the target of an infamous hate...

Teens Step Up With a Fight for Climate Justice

Attendees of the Climate Strike made countless posters with witty remarks encouraging action to be taken and to raise awareness for the effects of climate change.
October 2, 2019

On Sept. 20, 2019, one of the world's largest strikes for climate occurred all over the world. These strikes all owe ownership to a young 16-year-old girl from Sweden named Greta Thunberg. Thunberg...

Editorial: America Has an American Problem in Need of an American Solution

Editorial: America Has an American Problem in Need of an American Solution
April 12, 2019

It is February 14th, 2018 and I’m sitting in the couch with my mom as images flash at us from the TV screen. It is from the United States of America, a place I’ve always thought of as a safe haven;...

“Captain Marvel” Has Nothing to Prove to Its Male Audience

March 21, 2019

[DISCAIMER: This article contains spoilers for Captain Marvel.] With the release of the first trailer for Captain Marvel in September, there was an outburst from some fans critiquing Brie Larson's performance...

The Superior Sport: Skiing vs. Snowboarding

The Superior Sport: Skiing vs. Snowboarding
February 25, 2019

Colorado is home to a section of the most beautiful mountain range in all of North America. Snowsports are a significant part of the culture around the region, which makes residents question which style...

Editorial: Roses Are Red, Violets Are Ideal, Is Valentine’s Day Even Real?

Editorial: Roses Are Red, Violets Are Ideal, Is Valentine's Day Even Real?
February 14, 2019

Every year on February 14th, many people express their love for their significant other through flowers, chocolates, jewelry, and more. Valentine's Day known for being the romantic “holiday” to many...

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