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Key Club raises money for Guatemalan students

Key Club raises money for Guatemalan students

Karisma Vang, Social Media Editor
December 6, 2015
Filed under Activities, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

 Key Club allows students to help out around the world, giving help to someone, one step at a time. The club is organized to assist students with community service hours and lend a hand to organizations.  This year, Key Club is doing something heartwarming that fills people's hearts with kin...

Jazz Band takes on Lawrence

Jazz Band takes on Lawrence

Lauren LeBourgeois, Copy Editor
December 5, 2015
Filed under Activities

      Every year, the Stillwater Jazz Bands take part in the jazz festival in Lawrence, WI. This year, The Lawrence Jazz weekend happened Nov. 6-8 and has been going on since 1981. The jazz bands have been to this festival 11 times in the past 15 years. For senior guitar ...

Video Game Club attracts a new crowd

Video Game Club attracts a new crowd

Jonathan Rustad, Copy Editor
December 4, 2015
Filed under Activities, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Read & Watch

This year, video game club was started and hopes to attract students. The club was started by freshman Ryan Olds and sophomore Andrew Barton. In addition, it is supervised by biology teacher, Stacy Bartlett. Video game club wants to include all students, but mainly gamers. All gamers are welcome, and...

Youth United Way creating smiles throughout community

Youth United Way creating smiles throughout community

Shad Kraftson, Distribution Reporter
November 19, 2015
Filed under Activities, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows

The money raised by Youth United Way is great, but the smiles they create may be more valuable. The group is lesser known at the school, but they do plenty for the community. Youth United Way is an opportunity for youth in the Stillwater area to lead in helping other youth. With a little hel...

Team managers help coaches get organized

Dylan Foster, Read and Watch Field Reporter
November 18, 2015
Filed under Activities

Every high school has its sports team and every sports team has its coach. However, if a coach needs an extra hand for the team, they may hire a team manager, sometimes an adult and other times a teen. A sports team is a hard time to handle on its own especially  when it is a high school team which...

Sadie Hawkins Dance, held for first time

Oliva Weirtz, In-Studio Anchor
November 18, 2015
Filed under Activities

High school dances are a long-lasting tradition, and in the wake of these events comes the awkward question of dates. Oftentimes, the pressure to find a date lies with the boy, however Sadie Hawkins dances allow the ladies to get themselves a partner. The amount of dances our school puts on is increa...

Valley Bookseller puts on Authors after Hours

Valley Bookseller puts on Authors after Hours

Kai Knudson, Advertising Editor
November 17, 2015
Filed under Activities

In the era communication, technology and connections, the personal lives of the media class has become a part of our society's social lives and entertainment. Our magazines are almost entirely focused on celebrity lifestyles, and social media allows their lives to be instantaneously announced to mi...

Pep band increases involvement in school events

Pep band increases involvement in school events

Lily Marchan, Online Editor
October 28, 2015
Filed under Activities, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows

The Pony Pep band is having an exemplary year with many dedicated students and an abundance of school spirit. The group began late August, spending about two hours daily to learn more than 40 songs, building their library to offer a wide variety of songs to play. As the school year started and perf...

Music department puts on annual Rummage Sale

Music department puts on annual Rummage Sale

Jonathan Rustad, Copy Editor
October 27, 2015
Filed under Activities, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

This year's annual rummage sale took place Oct. 10 and is one of the many fundraisers that the music department has planned. The rummage sale happens every year and raises money for all three areas of the music department, the band, orchestra and choir.  The sale is run by parents of the musi...

GSA Club strives for equality

GSA Club strives for equality

Lauren Lebourgeois, Copy Editor
October 26, 2015
Filed under Activities, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows

Gender-Sexuality Alliance Group has started their weekly meetings It is a new year and also time for the GSA group to get started. This group may be small, but it sure is mighty. It is on a mission to help students who may be struggling with their sexual orientation or gender identity. The ...

Amnesty International finds healthy alternatives

Amnesty International finds healthy alternatives

Cassie Hanson, Photographer
October 15, 2015
Filed under Activities

A new policy regarding the sale of unhealthy foods may impact student groups and their sales. As Amnesty International found out after attempting to sell popcorn as a fundraiser, there is a new school policy banning the sale of unhealthy foods during school hours. This rule could have serious eff...

Football players assist in adaptive football game

Football players assist in adaptive football game

Grace Donner, Visual Arts Managing Editor
October 15, 2015
Filed under Activities

On Sept. 19 a football game was held in the Miller stadium but it was different than the average one. In this game kids with special needs got to work with the football team and play their own game. This has been a tradition since 2006 to get the adaptive athletes from ages 9-19 to experience t...

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