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BYOD initiative moves on to school board

Katelyn Weisbrod
April 1, 2014
Filed under News, Read & Watch, Technology & Gaming

Every single day, discoveries are made that make the world more advanced than it ever has been before. It is essential that as these advancements are made, they are distributed to the youth of the nation, which is arguably the most important generation. As technology becomes a bigger and bigger part...

Vlogging strengthens the spread of information

Vlogging strengthens the spread of information

Matt Flock
April 1, 2014
Filed under Arts, Technology & Gaming

First came the internet: a massive, digital medium of exchange, communication and entertainment that would come to epitomize the advancement of modern technology. It didn’t take long for blogging to come to light and reinvent the way ideas and beliefs are exchanged. When the developing technology of...

Ryan Laager presents ideas for new technology in schools

Ryan Laager presents ideas for new technology in schools

March 6, 2014
Filed under Home, News, Technology & Gaming

When Oakland Junior High introduced the one-to-one idea, which gave a laptop to every student for the course of three years, it was the inspiration for many schools to begin providing internet devices for their students to use long-term outside of the school building.  Since then, Stillwater Area Schoo...

New phone tries to make communications private

Ryan Burger
March 1, 2014
Filed under Health and Science, Technology & Gaming

​The first phone to put privacy and control ahead of everything else is the main idea behind the Blackphone​. Not yet released commercially, the Blackphone is an extremely secure smartphone that allows the owner to customize their privacy and security with ease. On Feb. 24, it was released in Barc...

Students design new ID badge holder

Students design new ID badge holder

Natalie Gjermo
February 28, 2014
Filed under Health and Science, Local News, News, Technology & Gaming

With the installation of the schools new fabrication lab, students are getting the full use of it. Todd Kapsner teaches the Industrial Tech classes and is the advisory of the Fab Lab. Assistant Principal Aaron Drevlow, came to the students during the beginning of the year and presented them with ...

Thompson builds Minecraft empire

Thompson builds Minecraft empire

Olivia Novotny
February 18, 2014
Filed under People, Technology & Gaming

“It’s just like a world where you can basically do whatever you want. There’s blocks that you can use to make different structures and build things and such.” Most teenagers make their paycheck scooping ice cream or cashiering at a retail store. Donned in khakis and a “Hello, my name is”...

3M donates final part of three year STEM grant

3M donates final part of three year STEM grant

Christy Prust
February 17, 2014
Filed under News, Technology & Gaming

Minnesota based company 3M has made the final part of a three part donation to Stillwater Area School District. The final $152 thousand of the three year $604 thousand grant was donated to the district early January to help fund the district’s STEM program. STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathe...

Hot or Not App is not as bad as it seems

Hot or Not App is not as bad as it seems

Ellie Anderson
February 16, 2014
Filed under Lifestyle, Technology & Gaming

  Are you Hot or Not? Is an App that lets people rate you based on looks moralistic? The app Hot or Not was recently released on iTunes. They have over 190 million members. People around you rate you based on a picture and if you both are interested in each other based on a photo you begin to ch...

Flappy Bird flies up the charts

Flappy Bird flies up the charts

Kenzie Monson
February 16, 2014
Filed under Lifestyle, Technology & Gaming

Flappy bird, the new trend that has hit teenagers and even adults today is the most addicting game around. Just like the game candy crush or temple run, it will have its super star moment and be at the top sales for apps, but it could be out of fashion by the end of next week. Students say the game is...

Vine gains popularity among social networkers

Vine gains popularity among social networkers

Katie Wilmes
January 24, 2014
Filed under Lifestyle, Technology & Gaming

Capture, shoot, boom. Users of the Vine app are able to create six second looping videos to share with their followers and friends, as well as the rest of the Internet community. Due to its ease and accessibility, many students at SAHS enjoy using the app to create funny and interesting videos to shar...

A camera with built in smart phone

Melissa Reis
January 11, 2014
Filed under Health and Science, Technology & Gaming

In the past two decades, cell phones have evolved more rapidly than the personal computer, leading to a competitive global market. For years, the cell phone was carried around in a bag the size of a briefcase, now there are personal laptops the size of a wallet in our pockets. The Nokia Lumia 1020 is ...

Xbox One outshines the Playstation 4

Xbox One outshines the Playstation 4

Alec Youngblood
December 10, 2013
Filed under Arts, Technology & Gaming

Nov.15 marks the release of the Playstation 4.  Its counterpart, the Xbox One,comes out a week later. Gamers, along with everyone at SAHS, are highly anticipating the release of these two majorly marketed consoles. Although the two are so similar the Xbox One will cost buyers $400  while the Playstation...

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