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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...

Junior equipment managers join Mountain Biking Team

Junior equipment managers join Mountain Biking Team

Dylan Foster, Field Reporter
October 14, 2015
Filed under Activities, News, Showcase

The mountain biking team has acquired some new team members. The only difference is, they do not ride the bikes, they make sure the team rides safely. Juniors Will Gasperini and Isaac Robinson have joined the mountain biking team as new equipment managers. The equipment managers ensure that the ...

Key Club reaches goal of largest student participation

Key Club reaches goal of largest student participation

Alex Schwarz, Distribution Reporter
October 13, 2015
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Key Club lots of people don't know what it is, and no they don't make or collect keys. The club is striving to be the largest club this year, even surpassing NHS, and they're already at 80 members and counting. "Key" is short for Kiwanis, an international nonprofit organization that is sponsorin...

French Club votes in new co-vice presidents

Liv Krusinski, In-Studio Camera Editor
October 13, 2015
Filed under Activities

Seniors Danielle Glewwe and Ana Souffront have won the election as co-vice presidents of French Club, and are very excited to have this leadership role once again while expressing their love of the French language. French Club is open to students grades 10-12th, and meets every other Tuesday in...

Key Club grows to 200 members

Key Club grows to 200 members

Olivia Weirtz, In-Studio Anchor
October 5, 2015
Filed under Activities, People

Many people have no idea what Key Club is, some know that it is a community service organization, but few people realize Key Club has grown from 20 members to over 100 in just two years. Until two years ago, there was no club based solely on community service. Then, Kiwanis, an adult communit...

SPCA promotes diversity

SPCA promotes diversity

Katelyn Weisbrod, Head Copy Editor
May 14, 2015
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

The Students Promoting Cultural Awareness club is attempting to showcase diversity and integrate minority culture into the mainstream. The club is open to all and advocates for a sense of love and friendship between people, regardless of their culture. Members of SPCA are wildly passionate ab...

Stillwater Nerf war returns

Stillwater Nerf war returns

Oliver Parker, Online Editor
May 14, 2015
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

Stillwater's Nerf war is back. Around 450 students at Stillwater Area High School are running around town shooting each other with Nerf guns, all with the goal of achieving the huge jackpot of money. Stillwater's Nerf war was introduced to the school last year by a few seniors and the tradition continued this...

Ironman Bicycle Ride hits Stillwater roads

Ironman Bicycle Ride hits Stillwater roads

Clay Knoll, Advertising Editor
May 13, 2015
Filed under Activities

On April 26, the 49th Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride took place in the St. Croix area. The bike ride is considered the season opener in the state and has moved around since it started in 1967. Only a few years ago it’s location became the Scenic St. Croix River Valley. Over 100,000 participants have been ...

Prom committee does more than brainstorm ideas

Prom committee does more than brainstorm ideas

Allie Langness, Online Editor
May 12, 2015
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Throughout the years, the number of students that attend prom each year has grown drastically. Students go with dates, without dates and with their friends. The social norm is changing and this has expanded the event each year. With the expansion, administrators have relied more upon students to plan and work out the kinks for the special night. A gr...

Intramural volleyball strikes again

Jessica Thomas, Editor-in-Chief
April 30, 2015
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

Intramural sports come in plenty at Stillwater, but the work and competition to follow behind each one are unique and different. Intramural volleyball began on April 13. It is a league made up of nine teams, six of which are in the upper league and three are in the lower league. Competition dates includ...

Social Justice Club promotes awareness of social issues

Social Justice Club promotes awareness of social issues

Madie Woltman, Social Media Editor
April 29, 2015
Filed under Activities

One club, started last year that is still fairly new to students, is Students for Social Justice. The Social Justice Club is not only a club, but a place where students can go to discuss their opinion on social justice issues. They do so every Tuesday and will attend workshops out of school at other tim...

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