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AP Studio Art creates portfolios

AP Studio Art creates portfolios

Hannah Drake, Print Editor-In-Chief
February 10, 2017
Filed under Activities

Artistically talented students have a special opportunity. Students who excel and who are passionate about their art work have a chance to take part in the AP Studio Art (APSA) class taught by Carey Nisi. This class focuses on four main ideas: a student’s commitment to experience the technical, formal and expressive means of their own ar...

Debate team finished second in State at the Classic Minnesota Debate Tournament

Debate team finished second in State at the Classic Minnesota Debate Tournament

Press Release by Corey Quick
December 5, 2016
Filed under Activities, Local News, News, Read & Watch, Showcase

The Stillwater Area High School Classic Debate team, coached by Laura Hammond and Corey Quick, competed in the state tournament Dec. 2-3, at South St. Paul High School.  Students, who came from fifteen schools around the state, debated the topic of increasing US military presence in the South Chin...

Chess club makes stellar comeback

Noah Johnson, Distribution Reporter
November 21, 2016
Filed under Activities

Walking through the English hallways after school on Thursdays, students may walk into room C218 and find a new club. The chess club has been revived in the high school. In previous years, there have been chess clubs after school, but they didn’t last. Chess interest throughout the U.S h...

Amnesty club holds Hygiene Drive for local charities

Amnesty club holds Hygiene Drive for local charities

Ashlyn Aarness, Photo Editor
November 5, 2016
Filed under Activities, News

The Amnesty International Club will host a hygiene drive at school toward the end of October. Items will be brought in to help local families in need of personal products. Donations are not required, but are much appreciated. The week after MEA break, students will be collecting hygiene items. ...

Young Republicans and Democrats hold first debate

Young Republicans and Democrats hold first debate

Olivia Weirtz, Print Editor-in-Chief
October 25, 2016
Filed under Activities, News, Showcase

There has been an increase seen in the political involvement of students, and this can be attributed largely to the emergence of the Young Democrat and Young Republican clubs last year. Created to educate members about political opinions and beliefs, these clubs have drawn interest from a vast population...

Dollars for Dreams helps those in need pursue better futures

Dollars for Dreams helps those in need pursue better futures

Katie Hutton, Online Editor-in-Cheif
May 11, 2016
Filed under Activities

Spanish teacher Kirsten Carter,  appears in front of the classroom with a beaming grin on her face, declaring to the class that she has a plan to share. She asks the class permission to speak in English, as she often does before explaining an important concept that she wants her students to understa...

St. Croix Ballet puts on ‘Sleeping Beauty’

St. Croix Ballet puts on ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Karisma Vang, Social Media Editor
May 10, 2016
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

  This year the St. Croix Ballet got ready for their spring show, that played on April 24th. They choose between Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia and Cinderella every year, this year was Sleeping Beauty. The dancers who participated enjoyed the presence of being on stage. Finally able to show ...

Builders Club improves community early on

Builders Club improves community early on

Erin Lemanski, Photographer
May 10, 2016
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

  Serving the world one community at a time, that is what the Builders club at Stillwater Junior High School stands for. Their goal is to improve the community with the help of the Kiwanis club alongside them. The club aims to create service-minded students and provide leadership opportunities for ...

Young Democrats reignite passion in politics

Young Democrats reignite passion in politics

Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor
May 5, 2016
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

As the presidential election approaches and many students become of legal voting age, students have become more engaged and passionate than ever. Students have formed a club that they call the "Young Democrats". The club was started by junior Corri Gardner, a student who has been a passionate...

Belle Chanter shares their music with Duluth

Belle Chanter shares their music with Duluth

Samantha Flipp, Director of Pony Express TV
April 29, 2016
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

Performing is the most rewarding part of singing in a choir. It is important for choirs to share the music they have been working on with an audience, so that the audience can share in the emotions that are being expressed through each note in each song. Usually Belle Chanter goes on tour to Chicago,...

Poetry slams emotions on the crowd

Poetry slams emotions on the crowd

Chris Gilleo, Photographer
April 28, 2016
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

People of all ages were invited to Stillwater Junior High School to present their writings to an audience of poetry lovers on April 9.  The event was small enough to be held in the library, yet it was overflowing with emotion.  Writers ranging from sixth graders to award winning adults had poured t...

Dungeons and Dragons Club excludes technology

Dungeons and Dragons Club excludes technology

Alex Schwarz, Podcast Editor
April 27, 2016
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows, Read & Watch

For most students the common form of entertainment lies in social media or some other form of using their phone. However, there is now a club which is based around a game that does not require internet or electronics to play. The game is called Dungeons and Dragons and players are only limited by the...

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