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Nearing the end of the 2017-18 school year, Kaitlyn Cashdollar (12) and peers helped organize the Walk Out for Student Lives. The Walk Out assisted in creating awareness for the consistent flow of school shootings. This is only one of many protests and marches that Cashdollar has participated in. She is often active in events that involve her political views.

How to Deal with Different Political Views

Logan Spicer, Junior Reporter December 5, 2018

Seeing loved ones during the holidays can be stressful. Often times, political discussions seem almost unavoidable these days. What should be a fun family gathering can turn into what feels like a war....

Editorial: Betsy DeVos Education Plans Will Negatively Affect Public School Students

Editorial: Betsy DeVos’ Education Plans Will Negatively Affect Public School Students

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief February 8, 2017

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the United States Education Secretary, with a senate vote of 51-50. As a Colorado public high school student, this affects my peers and I greatly. Not...

Aubrey Hall (11) holds up voter registration forms and Pledge to Vote cards. Hall has been an Inspired Leader for Inspire Colorado since November of 2016.

Aubrey Hall: Working to Increase Voter Registration at MSHS

Spencer Briggs-Hale, Reporter January 30, 2017

Millennials make up one of the largest voter groups in the United States. Roughly 69.2 million millennials (ages 18-35) were eligible to vote in the 2016 election, according to Pew Research Center's...

Kaitlyn Davidson (11, left), Parker Hall (9, middle) and Sage Stevens (11) march through downtown Colorado Springs. There werent many anti-protestors, maybe one or two, said Sita Ahlen (11), There was one guy with a confederate flag truck who was very annoyed that he had to watch all of us march by, but otherwise the event was peaceful.

Manitou Students Make Voices Heard at State-Wide Women’s Marches

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief January 24, 2017

On January 21, 2017, the day after the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, millions of people across the US participated in protest “Women’s Marches.” Several students from Manitou Springs...

Students For Trump Share Stances on Election 2016

Students For Trump Share Stances on Election 2016

Jackson Parker October 21, 2016

Listen to the interview here The election is coming to an end and students across America are solidifying their ideas of the candidates. While many students are undecided and several are not interested...

Manitou Students Represent Presidential Candidates in Debate

Manitou Students Represent Presidential Candidates in Debate

Kaitlyn Davidson and Sage Stevens May 9, 2016

Manitou Springs has a very diverse political scene, with many students passionately debating controversial topics, some of which the presidential candidates stand for.  “This election is an unpopularity...

The damage done to Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood following the shooting.

Editorial: Gun Violence and the Opposition of Safety by GOP Candidates

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief January 12, 2016

In the past three months, I have been indirectly connected to three mass shooting crimes. On December 12, a girl was arrested for planning to commit mass murder in her school. I can’t completely confirm...

District 14 awarded by win on 3B

District 14 awarded by win on 3B

Sita Ahlen, Senior Reporter November 5, 2015

On November 3rd, Manitou voters in district 14 voted on a ballot. On the ballot was the Mill Levy Issue, regarded just as 3B. Over the past couple of months, you may have seen people standing on corners...

Kind of a B16 Deal: Manitous Newest Wave of Eligible Voters

Kind of a B16 Deal: Manitou’s Newest Wave of Eligible Voters

Sita Ahlen, Senior Reporter October 21, 2015

Next year's presidential election will be held on Tuesday, November 8. Approximately 25 candidates have declared intent to run, while three so far have dropped out. A large portion of the student...

Editorial: Donald Trump more like Donald Dump

Editorial: Donald Trump more like Donald Dump

Sita Ahlen , Senior Reporter September 29, 2015

Donald Trump, the man singlehandedly making a fool out of the presidential race, is currently leading at double digits, in 10 out of 11 polls (CNN,NBC). But why? The memes are quite comical, and the...

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