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Joel Bryan leads band as new director

Joel Bryan leads band as new director

Jonathan Rustad, Copy Editor
October 5, 2015
Filed under News

It's a tough time for all teachers, and the band department is no exception.  Joel Bryan, a band teacher is joining the music staff to help alleviate some of the problems. Bryan helps out with the Varsity Band, and in addition he helps at Lily Lake and Stonebridge elementary.  A new teacher was n...

Flying across a challenging sea

Flying across a challenging sea

Brianna Halverson, Social Media Reporter
September 25, 2015
Filed under News

"It seems like it'd take a lot of bravery," said junior Aine King. More bravery than most teenagers have at their disposal. There are four foreign exchange students this year, eager to learn about, and take the challenge to immerse themselves in another culture. Driving herself headfirst into American...

Multi-age classrooms extended to more schools

Multi-age classrooms extended to more schools

Megan McGuire, Online Editor-in-Chief
May 15, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

For the 2015-16 school year, Stillwater School District is planning on cutting several teaching positions in elementary schools. These schools are now faced with the decision on how to sufficiently teach the same amount of students with less staff. The solution seems to be multi-level classrooms in...

New Avengers achieves box office success

New Avengers achieves box office success

Joel Lange, Social Media Reporter
May 15, 2015
Filed under Local News, News

Director Joss Whedon returns with the second installment of the Avengers series with Avengers: Age of Ultron. The film hit theaters on Friday, May 1st, 2015 and grossed over $186 million, (slightly less than the first Avengers that grossed $207.4 on the movie's opening weekend). The success of the f...

Kabekonian yearbook recognized for work

Kabekonian yearbook recognized for work

Sara Stickler, Online Editor
May 14, 2015
Filed under News

Taking a whole school year and condensing all of the events, memories and pictures all into one book takes pure focus and concentration. From each and every person of the 30-member team, they make yearbook construction look effortless. Their production, the Kabekonian, has received national hono...

Spirit, Heart, Home brings St. Croix Valley together

Sarah Junko, Layout Editor
April 30, 2015
Filed under Local News, News, Uncategorized

ArtReach St. Croix is a non-profit art gallery that combines works from local, regional and national artists to create beautiful collections. The gallery is presenting a new exhibition that will connect with viewers emotions. “Spirit, Heart, Home” was created by artists with various mediums and techniques to...

Youth Service Bureau explains social media to parents

Kjell Sandstrom, Distribution Reporter
April 29, 2015
Filed under Local News, News, Uncategorized

  “The Internet is like a swimming pool. We don’t tell kids to not swim in the pool, we teach our kids swim!” explained Youth Services Bureau therapist Lea Thornton. This was the overall message conveyed at the social media awareness presentation held by the Youth Service Bureau April 13 at St...

Annual Student Council presidents elected

Annual Student Council presidents elected

Megan Aller, Visual Arts Managing Editor
April 28, 2015
Filed under Local News, News

Being the president of Student Council is much more than representing the student body. The presidents are also part of the school board, they sit up front at the board meetings. There are countless hours of planning and preparing for all sorts of events. Elections for new presidents 2015-16 schoo...

Trinity Church runs annual Mexico Mission

Trinity Church runs annual Mexico Mission

Kyle Alvarez, Advertising Editor
April 9, 2015
Filed under News

For the past 31 years, Trinity Lutheran Church has been hosting a Mexico Mission trip for any students grades 10-12. It has proved to be a great experience for the youth of the community. Every year, like clockwork, missionaries find themselves in Chuburna Puerto, Mexico. This year, the miss...

Paving the future for upcoming lawyers

Paving the future for upcoming lawyers

Katelyn Weisbrod, Head Copy Editor
April 8, 2015
Filed under Local News, News

The six-month mock trial season wrapped up on March 6. Stillwater placed second overall at the Minnesota state competition. This is the second year that Stillwater has had a team. Seniors Nick Sabin, Rachel Hartwig and Mitchell Sell started the team after they had a mock trial class their sophomo...

Steil finalist for Minnesota Teacher of the Year

Steil finalist for Minnesota Teacher of the Year

Kyah LaBancz, Online Editor
April 2, 2015
Filed under Local News, News

With medium length blonde hair, a petite frame and a fashion forward wardrobe, Language Arts teacher Rachel Steil stands in front of the classroom wearing a welcoming, but firm stance. Steil, always being clear with the expectations she has for her students, goes over the schedule in place for...

Scanlons give back to athletic facilities

Scanlons give back to athletic facilities

Braden Classon, Social Media Reporter
March 27, 2015
Filed under Local News, News

The proposed Stillwater Area High School Pony Activity Project (PAC) project will improve the locker rooms, weight rooms, gym space, football and soccer fields and track. Recently, the PAC project received a major boost to their funds from an extremely generous donation from the Scanlon family. ...

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