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Students getting excited for “An Evening in Paris”

Brian Jaap, Layout Editor
April 27, 2016
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Students are getting antsy for warm weather, days on the beach, but before summer days can be granted to Stillwater students, they need to get through the rest of the school year. Although the rest of the school year can be filled with extreme cramming for final exams and projects, one event that...

Robotics team battles through season

Robotics team battles through season

Noah Linder, Podcast Editor
April 26, 2016
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The Armada robotics team is a First Robotics club that operates out of Stillwater. The robotics team has been around for less than a decade. In less than five years, Armada claimed the top spot in Minnesota. This club meets every week to design, make, and test new robotic equipment. On  Apr. ...

Trap Team shoots through successful season

Trap Team shoots through successful season

Mikayla Erf, Photographer
April 5, 2016
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Trap shooting, not a sport most have heard about, but in fact is an extremely popular sport across the state, country and world. Trap shooting is a World Championship sport and an Olympic sport with close to 400 athletes competing from 108 different countries. The goal for athletes in trap shoo...

Class comedy club begins meetings

Class comedy club begins meetings

Olivia Weirtz, Layout Editor
April 5, 2016
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The benefits of attending a large high school include an unlimited buffet line of extracurriculars: all forms of athletics, theater, art club, Amnesty International and even KPOP club. Every student is able to hand pick activities he or she enjoys most, and there is usually something for everyone. The ...

New teacher puts on spring band concert

New teacher puts on spring band concert

Andrew Wiegel, Photographer
April 5, 2016
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As you walk into a Varsity Band practice, you hear the tubas, trumpets, and French horns, among the other instruments. The band members are practicing for their annual spring concert, which will be held on March 17, in the auditorium. This year's spring concert will be special, because it is t...

Physics Club fixes penny melting mirror

James Thomson, Read and Watch Camera Editor
April 3, 2016
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Based on the designs of the famous ancient Greek inventor Archimedes, Physics Club is fixing their large parabolic mirror that can reflect and concentrate light to melt pennies. The story goes that Archimedes used a large parabolic mirror, one that has an inwardly curved surface rather than a fla...

Students extend community service to Mexico

Students extend community service to Mexico

Michael Skelton, Podcast Editor
April 3, 2016
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Every year, many students from Stillwater Area High School and many other schools travel to Mexico for Trinity Lutheran church’s Mexico mission trip in mid March. The main goal of the trip is to help several families who are in need in Mexico to finish a roof on their incomplete homes. For a we...

BLAST week brings school and community together

BLAST week brings school and community together

Shenyn Gale, Social Media Editor
February 25, 2016
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BLAST stands for be loving and sharing together and that is what BLAST week is all about; our school coming together to promote unity between all students, staff and culture. This is done through a bunch of new school wide activities and entertainment. BLAST week is a fun way to bring the scho...

Annual Brine’s bocce ball tournament continues within community

Annual Brine’s bocce ball tournament continues within community

Sam Gater, Photographer
February 25, 2016
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New Years Day, 8 a.m., Main Street in downtown Stillwater is lined with teams of four that have been waiting for hours for the doors to open. All in hopes of receiving a ticket hopefully numbered something  between 1-64. If not, their efforts were wasted. Based on a first-come first-serve basis, t...

MCAD Art Program welcomes high school students

MCAD Art Program welcomes high school students

Dante Hoyos, Distribution Reporter
February 12, 2016
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This summer from July 10th through July 31st, Minneapolis College of Art and Design is offering a three-week summer art program for students in their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school. Students in the summer program will get the chance to work side-by-side with professional art instructor...

Statewide scavenger hunt travels through Historic Stillwater

Statewide scavenger hunt travels through Historic Stillwater

Brianna Halverson, Social Media Reporter
February 11, 2016
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A scavenger hunt took place throughout the state of Minnesota for $35,000 worth of prizes and Stillwater was chosen to be one of 10 checkpoints. The point is to target tourists to come out, enjoy the weather and see what Minnesota has to offer during the cold but snowy months of winter. Minne...

Speech team kicks off their season

Speech team kicks off their season

Cole Lebourgeois, Copy Editor
February 9, 2016
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Every school has a variety of different and unique clubs and activities that students can choose to participate in.  But not many clubs, if any, allows for someone to speak their mind on what they believe. SAHS offers just that, a speech team, that allows students to express their thoughts and opinions...

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