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Students Participate in Annual Night Out to End Youth Homelessness

Students Participate in Annual Night Out to End Youth Homelessness

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief
November 18, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

At 6am on Friday, November 17, several Manitou students awoke outside of the First United Methodist Church in downtown Colorado Springs. Frost and snow layered the ground and temperatures were in the low 30’s. For the third consecutive year, the school’s Gay Straight Transgender Alliance (G...

Sitting is Dangerous

Sitting is Dangerous

Tyler Jungbauer, Guest Writer
September 28, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Showcase

We don’t really think enough about how dangerous sitting actually is. In fact, sitting is so vastly dangerous that when one does it during the National Anthem, this very act of sitting is the sole cause of distress for the rest of that person’s life.  In other words, we must accept that the National...

“Think Tank” Club Up and Running

“Think Tank” Club Up and Running

Anela Wright, Reporter
February 23, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Issac Patterson (10), William Pranchak (9), Benjamin White (10), John Ives (10), Eric Ayers (10), Spencer Briggs-Hale (10), Alex Speicker (10), Tyler Jungbauer (10), Piccioni, Ryan Strickland, Nick Vidovich, and Nathan Plush, are all a part of a Club called Think Tank. If you are looking for a Club...

Meet January’s “Mustangs of the Month”

Meet January’s “Mustangs of the Month”

Anela Wright, Reporter
February 7, 2016
Filed under News

Monique (Mo) Heiniger (11) and Tyler Jungbauer (10) are January's Mustangs of the Month. This decision has been applauded, as both Heiniger and Jungbauer have been praised as great students. "Mo got stuck in a tree trying to get a stuffed animal for my cousin, we had to call the fire department...

“Ten stories. Ten students. Ten emerging filmmakers.”

“Ten stories. Ten students. Ten emerging filmmakers.”

Tyler Jungbauer, Writer
May 15, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

Mía Elliot (11), Marley Kaiser (10), and Scott Larwood (9) all sat around one of the lacquered wooden tables in the Manitou Springs High School Media Center, discussing film and their experiences with it, as a reporter from this newspaper sat by and listened. All three of them have been selected for...

PARCC: The Good, the Bad, or the Ugly?

PARCC: The Good, the Bad, or the Ugly?

Tyler Jungbauer, Writer
May 5, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

    Even though the Manitou Springs High School, as well as numerous other schools and academies across the country, already underwent the first stage of PARCC testing, there is still yet another round of difficult testing. The PARCC test (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness f...

Unpractical Thought, Practical Thinking

Unpractical Thought, Practical Thinking

Tyler Jungbauer, Writer
April 29, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

  Fareed Zakaria, who is a writer for the Washington Post and a host on CNN, recently published a book titled In Defense of A Liberal Education, which comments heavily on modern education’s tendency to stray toward a STEM-based focus (STEM standing for "science, technology, engineering, an...

M-Term offers Manitou students a chance to expand their horizons

M-Term offers Manitou students a chance to expand their horizons

Tyler Jungbauer, Writer
February 26, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

M-Term is coming up soon, and though this is its second year, few actually know what it is. Returning because of its success, M-Term is an opportunity for students and teachers alike to explore their passions. “[M-Term] was created to really represent R₂O [Rigor, Relationships and Opportunities],”...

“The Walking Dead” Season 5, Episode 9 Is “Gore-ious”

“The Walking Dead” Season 5, Episode 9 Is “Gore-ious”

Tyler Jungbauer, Reporter
February 13, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Will they make it to Washington, D.C., or will they succumb to the jaws of the undead? This is the question continuously asked during the continuation of The Walking Dead, season 5, episode 9—the newest adjunct to a show that has lasted five years and surely will at least another two or thr...

Stephen King’s new novel raises the bar again

Stephen King’s new novel raises the bar again

Tyler Jungbauer, Reporter
February 4, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

"In one way, at least, our lives really are like movies." The opening line of Stephen King’s newest novel released this November, Revival, hardly captivates the terror and stun that lay within the 400 pages that complete a story that should never end. Whenever you hear the name Stephen King...

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