Lily Reavis (11) and Aubrey Hall (10) participated during the lunchtime protest to bring awareness to the struggles of LGBTQ+ community.

GSTA Participates in Annual “Day of Silence”

Lizzy Anderson, Senior Reporter April 18, 2016

The Day of Silence, which stands to bring awareness to anti-LGBT harassment, began in 1996 and has since became an international event. The Manitou Gay Straight Trans* Alliance (GSTA) participated...

Wyatt Fries (12) talks to a representative of Urban Peak during the homelessness simulation. In the simulation, Fries was a homeless male searching for a job, which involved finding references and an address to use on applications.

GSTA Meets Goal of Raising $1,000 for Local Homeless Shelter

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief January 15, 2016

At the beginning of the school year, president of the Gay Straight Trans* Alliance (GSTA) Wyatt Fries announced the club's goal for the year: to raise $1,000 to donate to the Urban Peak Homeless Shelter...

Aubrey Hall (10) and Lily Reavis (11) wrestle with Hall's sleeping bag. The bag's zipper fell off right before the night was supposed to begin. Under the sleeping bags, the students slept on sleeping mats and a tarp.

GSTA Students Participate in Night Out to End Youth Homelessness

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief November 13, 2015

At 5:45a.m. on Friday, November 13, eight students, with messy hair and tired faces from a night in the cold without much sleep, arranged themselves on a couch in the meeting room of the First United...

Emily Dolloff-Holt helps a students from Ute Pass to make an incision in the eyeball.

Advanced Chemistry Teaches Elementary Students about Cow Eyeballs

Theodore Weiss, Senior Reporter November 12, 2015

Fourth grade includes a brief introduction to Christopher Columbus's venture to the new world, a bit of coloring in between recesses, and, recently, eye dissection. In the past few days, Mrs. Roberson's...

Sophia Ives (12) serves ice cream to GSTA members from schools in surrounding areas.

Colorado GSTAs Talk Long-Term Goals Over Ice Cream

Aubrey Hall, Photography Editor September 30, 2015

Though Manitou’s GSTA (Gay Straight Trans* Alliance) has appeared to have struggled in past years in terms of setting long-term goals and developing plans of action, a clear sense of purpose is present...

Members look on as Fries gives a speech as president of the GSTA.

GSTA Under New Leadership

Connor Cupit, Reporter September 24, 2015

Wyatt Fries has always been an active member of the GSTA, or the Gay Straight Tran* alliance within the school, but this year, he became president of the club. The GSTA is a club in which students...

First trans solidarity rally and march, Washington, DC USA

Suicide Prevention and the LGBTQ+ Community

Sita Ahlen and Aubrey Hall September 15, 2015

National Suicide Prevention Week is September 7 through September 13, Monday through Sunday, surrounding World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th. This week, thousands of people will march across...

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