Black Friday: Not worth it

One can see in this picture that there is only one rack out of many that offers the 50% off deal advertised in the Urban Outfitters window.

Sam Weiss, Senior Reporter

December 5, 2014

My very peaceful, quiet Thanksgiving evening could have been extended for several more hours. Instead, it was cut short at around 8:00 due to my desire to score some great deals during the Black Friday sales event. Sacrificing the rest of my Thanksgiving night came at small cost, I thought. The onl...

Cliff Diving in Red Rock Canyon, a Risky Thrill

A view of the ponds from atop the cliffs.

Sam Weiss, Senior Reporter

November 11, 2014

“I practically grew up there,” says Manitou Springs High School senior Nik Lyles. “I found the place when I was in middle school. It's a beautiful place, and diving off the cliffs has been an activity that I enjoy. It kept me out of the house for much of my early days." Although illegal, ...

Homecoming theme yields minimal participation

The word is SJDFA for Scrabble Day, spelled by Susie Robbins (12), Stormy Garrigan (11), Mackenzie Randolph (10), McKenzie Allen (12), and Tiffany Hampton (12).

Sam Weiss

September 18, 2014

As many of us Mustangs know, this year’s homecoming theme is “board games.” Each day’s theme (in order corresponding to days of the week) is: Clue Day, Operation Day, Scrabble day, Toga/Class Colors Day, and Green and Gold Day. Student council was responsible for the selection of this year’s...

Fall Sports Preview: Cross Country’s Optimistic Outlook

One of Weiss's two goals for this season is for the entire team to qualify for state, something that hasn't happened at Manitou for since 1995.

Ted Weiss

September 5, 2014

Although the Manitou Boys Cross Country team lost its highest-placing runner last year, Marcus Rodholm, two other runners have stepped up to fill the gap that was left last year, Senior Sam Weiss and Sophomore Jared Keul. Senior Sam Weiss has two goals for his last season on the boys cross country...

A Roaring Prom Night

Left to right: Keagan Vernon (12), Emma Buth (12), Maddie Conarro (12), and Trevor Hunt (12).

Misty Kerze

May 20, 2014

On May 3, 2014, at 8:30 pm, Juniors and Seniors gathered at the Mining Exchange for the 2014 prom, "Great Like Gatsby."  They danced the night away for 3 hours until the dance was over at 11:30 pm. The DJ, Matt Stoneback, ended the dance with a classic, Don't Stop Believin' by Journey. Ryan Carpenter and Mer...

Movie Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

Movie Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

Sam Weiss

May 16, 2014

The movie “The Wolf of Wall Street” has been said to be “abashed and shameless, exciting and exhausting, disgusting and illuminating,” by Matt Zoller Seitz who is a professional movie critic for the Roger Ebert foundation. I could not agree more, the five adjectives Sietz used to describe the...

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