Last Dance Recital Features Exchange Students

Goodwill Ofori-Atuahene (12) leads Valerija Barkanova (12), McKenna Reid (11), Thomas Hudson (12), Caleb Hall (12), Abi Bebee (10), and Hanny Chairunnisa (12) in a Ghanian style dance choreographed by Ofori-Atuahene, an exchange student from Ghana. He took initiative and asked Nicole Berry, the dance teacher, if he could do a dance for the concert. His dance was performed to

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2017

This dance concert was a special event due to the variety of originally composed dances. There was a total of four dances that were choreographed by students this semester. Two of these were done by exchange students who were taking the class. Godwill Ofori-Atuahene (12) was one of the exchange stud...

Astronomy Club Hosts Night Under the Stars

Astronomy Club Hosts Night Under the Stars

Jackson Parker and Thomas Hudson

December 2, 2016

On Thursday, December 1, Manitou Springs High School Astronomy Club had a night under the stars. In the late evening sky they were able to spot numerous galaxies, nebulas and stars. The club, which currently includes several students from all grades, is meeting monthly under the supervision of former...

“Radium is Dangerous”: Emotional Fall One Act Beautifully Executed

Thomas Hudson, Reporter

November 15, 2016

"Radium is dangerous," Dr. Von Sochoky, played by Jacob Hammers (10) stated in this year's performance of "Radium Girls" by D.W. Gregory. Set in the 1920's following the Great War, "Radium Girls" focuses on the story of Grace Fryer, played by Maggie Anderson (9). Working for the US Radium Corpora...

Strong Leads and Emotional Content to Make Fall One Act Impactful

Strong Leads and Emotional Content to Make Fall One Act Impactful

Thomas Hudson, Reporter

November 3, 2016

"Radium Girls" by D.W. Gregory  is a story about girls who work in a watch factory post-World War I. The watches they make have glow-in-the-dark dials due to the radium-based paint that is used in production. To paint the dials, they use very fine brushes, and to keep the point they use their lips...

Editorial: Vice Presidential Debate

Editorial: Vice Presidential Debate

October 18, 2016

The Vice Presidential debate last Tuesday brought many questions to the table. Who should be the next VPOTUS? What type of Vice President do we need? According to most, GOP candidate Mike Pence won the debate. But why? Some claim that he lied more times than Tim Kaine. But Pence was poised and collec...

Preview: Homecoming Game Against Lamar

Ninth in the ranks, the Mustangs took on the Faith Christian Eagles on Friday Sept. 16.

Talia Traxler and Thomas Hudson

September 28, 2016

As Manitou Springs High School prepares for the festivities of homecoming, the clash of orange and green looms on everyone's minds. The Mustangs, led by Cole Sienknecht (12), will be taking on the Lamar Savages this Friday, September 30, at 7pm. Let's look at the matchup. Manitou has started off the...

Preview: “The Last Illusion” pays Homage to Houdini through Magic and Drama

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 year's fall production of

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, trying on costumes and climbing inside of a wooden crate. The play is “The Last Illusion” by B...

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

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

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 to be hurt. Hamblin was more concerned with stage direction than the kiss. Hamblin and Hudson p...

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