Young adult novel takes on religious themes

Young adult novel takes on religious themes

March 22, 2013

I started reading The Opposite of Hallelujah with only a very basic idea of what I was in for. This was in part because the jacket blurb is misleading (which is typical) and also because I haven’t come across many reviews or opinions for the book. I was hoping for a family drama featuring religiou...

Author reveals new side of 16th century Iran

Author reveals new side of 16th century Iran

February 22, 2013

As a genre, historical fiction is almost exclusively Euro-centric, and novels that don’t deal with European history tend to chronicle the lives of the same handful of African or Asian characters, over and over again. Equal of the Sun, a novel by Anita Amirrezvani that deals with court life in 16th ...

Art students learn real-world applications for work

Art students learn real-world applications for work

February 22, 2013

Starting this semester, Manitou students now have the opportunity not only to produce art, but also to learn real-world applications for art. The new art marketing class, taught by Ms. Garlow, focuses on helping students take what they learn in art class and use it outside of the classroom. “Personally,...

Helen Grant weaves mystery from child’s perspective

Helen Grant weaves mystery from child's perspective

February 15, 2013

If The Book Thief and To Kill a Mockingbird were somehow to hook up and create a book baby of their own, I suspect that book would be somewhat similar to The Vanishing of Katharina Linden. Helen Grant’s debut novel is a murder mystery set in a small German town, told through the eyes of a child. It is...

Manitou hosts macho volleyball tournament

Senior Jason Cox jumps for the ball.
Photo by Renae Musekamp

February 5, 2013

Festivities for Manitou's Snowcoming week include Macho Volleyball, which took place Feb. 4, 2013 in the new gym. Four boys-only teams, representing each of the four grades, competed in a tournament that lasted for a little less than an hour. Cheered on by parents and peers, the senior team ultimately...

Mustangs re-elect Obama in mock election

Mustangs re-elect Obama in mock election

November 6, 2012

In a mock election held by the Prospector on Nov. 5, Manitou students re-elected President Obama in their version of the 2012 election. 216 students participated in the survey, which is just under 50 percent of the estimated 519 total students who attend MSHS. Manitou students overwhelmingly voted for...

Hard opens communication after bonfire protest

Hard opens communication after bonfire protest

September 28, 2012

In light of the recent student protests, MSHS Principal Glenn Hard called a meeting with Student Council to work through the issues that had triggered the unrest. On Sept. 27, 2012, more than a dozen students engaged in an act of peaceful protest against the administration’s decision to cancel the...

Prom chaperones come to trial

September 25, 2012

Last year’s senior prom, held at Manitou Springs City Hall on April 21, became infamous across the nation when two parent chaperones, Jennifer Farmer and Hannah Rockey, sprayed Fabreze at a group of dancing students, as well as calling several students rude or hurtful names. This was done in an attempt...

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