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Writer’s Club encourages student expression through written word

Writer’s Club encourages student expression through written word

Kai Knudson, Copy Editor
February 8, 2016
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

Expression is one of the most basic needs for a healthy life in our society. Some choose to express through visual art, like painting and drawing or through technological arts. Still others express themselves through their movements and modes of dress. But one of the oldest and most sacredly hum...

Figure skaters entertain crowd at intermission

Figure skaters entertain crowd at intermission

Hannah Drake, Layout Editor
February 6, 2016
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

Figure skating is the perfect blend of power and beauty. In addition to this sport growing more and more popular every year, Minnesota high schools have recently been starting to accept figure skating as a competitive sport. Two years ago SAHS welcomed this ever growing national pastime into its at...

Sustainable Energy Club emphasize conservation

Sustainable Energy Club emphasize conservation

Joslyn Reiche, Fashion Blog Editor
January 14, 2016
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

In a world that uses mostly coal and other nonrenewable energies, for power, there are people and companies that are wanting to change that. Sustainable energy is renewable and clean for the environment. As ways to get solar panels, and other ways to have renewable energy is expensive and hard to ge...

Vintage carriage rides reign in the visitors

Vintage carriage rides reign in the visitors

Grace Donner, Photographer
January 14, 2016
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Clip, Clop, Clip, Clop; that’s the noise you hear during the hometown holidays event when the horse-drawn carriages run by. They are filled with people from Stillwater and all over enjoying the holiday season. Downtown Stillwater hosted the event "Hometown for the holidays" to get people in the spi...

Photoshop takes away the truthfulness of a photo

Lauren Feldkamp, Online Editor
January 14, 2016
Filed under Activities, Lifestyle, Student Life, Technology & Gaming

With selfies rising in popularity this past year so has the extent people take for them. People will do anything to get the right picture, which urges some to go for the editing route. Transforming an image at a click of a button through an app that ranges from full facial reconstruction to ligh...

Stillwater Hippogriffs bring magic to community service

Stillwater Hippogriffs bring magic to community service

Kaitlyn Bloom, Online Editor
January 13, 2016
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

  For many teenagers, finding time for public service and charities that interest them can be a challenge, but what if there was a way to combine students interest and service? The Stillwater Hippogriffs are attempting to do just that. The Stillwater Hippogriffs are a chapter of the much ...

FCA builds community and serves school and community

FCA builds community and serves school and community

Jared Dean, News Anchor
January 13, 2016
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

    'The Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ goal is to present coaches, athletes, and all of whom they influence with a relationship with Jesus Christ as well as being a follower of Jesus. They do this by helping and informing all that attend, with the tools they need to make sur...

Bowling team advances to state

Bowling team advances to state

Olivia Weirtz, In-Studio News Achor
January 13, 2016
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

The state tournament: the prize at the end of the season that every sports team strives for. This marks all the hard work and challenges the team has faced and the success they hope to achieve. The bowling team competed in the state tournament on Dec. 5. This is the first time the team has qualified since they have existed as a team. They were abl...

Washington County Historical Society hosts ice cream social

Washington County Historical Society hosts ice cream social

Andrew Weigel, Photographer
January 12, 2016
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

  On Jan. 16, the Washington County Historical Society will be hosting a winter ice cream social in the northern part of Lowell Park. Free ice cream and coffee will be provided by Leo's Grill and Malt Shop. If there is one thing that Minnesotans can all relate to, especially around Jan...

Band’s putting on a rockin’ lock-in

Dylan Foster, Field Reporter
January 12, 2016
Filed under Activities

The doors are shut and the band is rockin to get ready for the return of the annual band lock-in on Jan. 23. The band is back and ready to get together in the upcoming band lock-in. A favorite of band students, the excitement of all members is in the air. The band comes together to share commonalities...

Debate team argues their way to state

Debate team argues their way to state

Brianna Halverson, Social Media Reporter
January 12, 2016
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

  Desks had been arranged on one side of the classroom in the direction of the judge and spectators were to occupy the other half of the room. Nervous hands were wrung, and the last minute preparations slowed until all that could be heard was the judge’s pencil scratching the debaters’ names into hi...

Think before you drink

Think before you drink

Rose Stoebner, Visual Arts Managing Editor
December 30, 2015
Filed under Activities, Health and Science, Lifestyle, Student Life

Every year around the beginning of September, Starbucks Coffee puts its hit seasonal drink back on the menu, the Pumpkin Spice Latte. However, if you are thinking to get one of these drinks, you might want to think twice. The Pumpkin Spice Latte is a representation of the beginning of fall an...

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