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Advanced sophomores graduate early

Advanced sophomores graduate early

Elana Ross, Photographer
May 16, 2017
Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows

Most young students experience four years of high school. From freshman to senior year growing socially, individually and intellectually. Sophomore twins, Adam and Marta Markowicz started their high school journey a lot sooner than most would. Leaving Oakland Junior High two years, earlier they le...

Students receive highest Boy Scout ranking

Students receive highest Boy Scout ranking

Emmanuel Kamara, Distribution Reporter
May 8, 2017
Filed under People

Senior Jackson and junior brother Tyler Dunleap earned themselves the highest rank in the Boy Scout program in the Boys Scouts of America known as the Eagle Scout. Earning an award like this does not come easy. The brothers have been involved in the scouting association for 11 years, spending five ...

Young life gains popularity

Young life gains popularity

Noah Ness, Read and Watch Team
May 7, 2017
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

Teenagers often find themselves forced to attend church by their parents, where they listen to pastors preach and have to sit still for an hour. Some may enjoy this type of worship, but for others, this  style of church is too boring. This can be especially true for teenagers, who are too old to...

Photojournalism: vital form of news

Photojournalism: vital form of news

Aaron Yang, Social Media Reporter
May 6, 2017
Filed under Focus, Photo Slide Shows

Every newspaper, article, or any type of stories you see with an image in the front, always has a meaning behind it. The definition of what the photo represents is called photojournalism. Photojournalism helps readers connect the photo to the story, and plays a big part in helping readers become more en...

Journalism turns a new page

Journalism turns a new page

Hailey Laubscher, Pony Express TV Anchor
May 4, 2017
Filed under Focus, Photo Slide Shows

In today's society, it is easy to fall into the habit of turning on the TV to listen to tonight's news, or go on Twitter to get the latest information about what is happening in the world. As this becomes a reality, people lose the authenticity that a newspaper brings, but they possibly gain somethi...

Skaret helps Bundbugs become more successful

Skaret helps Bundbugs become more successful

Mariah Marsnik, Copy Editor
May 3, 2017
Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

Bundbugs is the current name of the constantly evolving band whose origin is shrouded in secrecy. The band view themselves as the successor to The Beatles and senior Charlie Skaret is the lead singer. The beginning of the band can be traced back to Sept. when Skaret and senior Kai Knudson were looki...

For the Love of Books

For the Love of Books

Jack Reinseth, Distribution Reporter
May 2, 2017
Filed under Activities

People around the world and even in our own community are struggling to read and struggling to get books to read. Not only because some cannot afford them, but because things are going digital. So with the help of kids in our school and the help of the Hippogriffs club, a book drive was held to h...

Print media has declined over last decades

Print media has declined over last decades

Emma Clarkowski, Student Playlist Editor
May 2, 2017
Filed under Focus, Photo Slide Shows

Over time, do fewer Americans receive print media? With the internet providing all sorts of other news sources, many families choose not to receive print magazines and newspapers. Over the last decade, much of the population stopped getting newspapers and print media, but that still leaves a large p...

Cycling away

Cycling away

Owen Landrud, Social Media Reporter
April 28, 2017
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

Biking is a classic tradition to enjoy the world and get some overdue exercise, and now students have made it just that much easier to get outside and onto a bike. Juniors Lars Johnson and Fred LeClaire, have taken it upon themselves to provide such a service for anyone who wants to ride no ma...

Ryans maintain a 21 year marriage at SJHS

Ryans maintain a 21 year marriage at SJHS

Mira LaNasa, Layout Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under People, Showcase

Dennis and Ing-Mari Ryan both teach English classes at Stillwater Junior High School. The two have been married for 21 years, and met through the school. "He started here the year we opened this building in 1994, and he was a new teacher, and I was working with our new teacher mentorship progr...

Alexander Pavlicin saves the world one piece of Styrofoam at a time

Alexander Pavlicin saves the world one piece of Styrofoam at a time

Anna Koenning, Copy Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under People

It happens everywhere, oftentimes without a second glance. A Styrofoam cup of coffee in the morning, an extra-long shower on a cold day. Most people don't realize that little by little, their actions are destroying the exquisite, lively scenes of nature around them. The beauty of the natural environment...

Concert Orchestra performs in Pittsburgh

Concert Orchestra performs in Pittsburgh

Nicholas Gag, Social Media Editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under Activities

“I learned that months of preparation can really pay off in amazing ways. I also learned that on 14 hour bus rides, you really get to know people on another level,” senior Rachael Curl said. The Concert Orchestra earned the opportunity to play in the National Orchestra Festival in Pittsburgh, Pennsylva...

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