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Stillwater tackles social justice issues

Stillwater tackles social justice issues

Maddie Ek
March 31, 2014
Filed under Activities, Lifestyle, News

The concept of what social justice and equality for all really means has been constantly debated, and is forever changing along with society. Some believe it has everything to do with the redistribution of wealth, income and power. Others denounce this notion, and say it has more to do with the social c...

Mock trial goes to state

Mock trial goes to state

Clara Ilkka
March 30, 2014
Filed under Activities, Lifestyle, Local News

Making it to state in any activity, whether it is a sport or an academic competition, is usually seen as an accomplishment. Yet becoming good enough to make it there? That takes time, often in the form of years, to do. Making it to state in the first year of anything sounds absurd.  But that is exa...

Engler embraces Law and Justice

Engler embraces Law and Justice

Alex Magler
February 17, 2014
Filed under Activities, Local News, News, People

Engler said, “I am hoping students like the class, are challenged and interested in what we do so they will be positive ambassadors to future students to take the class.” Chris Engler is a former NBA player and history teacher who is starting in the 2014-2015 school year a Law and Justice class. This class...

Robotics team to compete in the Aerial Assist

Robotics team to compete in the Aerial Assist

Carson Kuball
January 26, 2014
Filed under Activities, Home, News

Engineering and robots are a fascination of many.  The Armada Robotics team combines these and uses them to creatively build leadership skills and experience.  With the help of experienced mentors, the team is able to build robots from scratch and bring them to competition.  Last year the team won f...

A plant with a taste for blood comes to the theater, ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

A plant with a taste for blood comes to the theater, ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Katie Markert
January 24, 2014
Filed under Activities, Arts, Local Arts

Blood. More blood. A creature that craves it, needs it to survive. Who could be responsible for the discovery and exposition of such an exotic and mysterious. . . plant? Stillwater Area High School theatre students of course. Students in drama club are putting on the renowned musical comedy Little Shop of...

District choirs sing hearts out for the Fall Choral Festival

District choirs sing hearts out for the Fall Choral Festival

Lucien Lemanski
December 12, 2013
Filed under Activities, Arts, Music Scene

Stand up and walk with a purpose. Left, right and left as the Stillwater Choir walks across the front of the church. The Choir approaches the risers, they start to hum the starting note for the first piece. Choir teacher Erik Christiansen walks up and looks at the ends of the choir to see if the ...

Students take up the stock trading game in Economics

Matt Flock
December 10, 2013
Filed under Activities, Home, Local News, News

Stock trading allows for the expansion of personal wealth. However, if the trader isn’t careful, their money could disappear quickly. The economic classes have recently been participating in a virtual stock trading game.  Each student is given 20,000 virtual dollars that they need to invest into st...

New weight lifting club takes athletes to the next level

New weight lifting club takes athletes to the next level

Dan Strand
December 5, 2013
Filed under Activities, Local News

The season may be over, but many football players and other athletes are already working to improve their fitness for next season.  The new weight lifting club was created for the sole purpose of making athletes better.  Four days a week after school, one can see many athletes striving to take thei...

Stillwater has caught mock trial fever

Stillwater has caught mock trial fever

Annie McHugh
November 22, 2013
Filed under Activities, Home, Local News, News

Competitive mock trials have been growing in popularity in recent years, and this trending competition has finally made its way to Stillwater Area High School. The brand new Stillwater Mock Trial Team is already up and running, and getting ready for their upcoming season. The team was formed because of th...

Key Club replaces SADD

Key Club replaces SADD

Katie Wilmes
November 6, 2013
Filed under Activities, Local News, News

Dedicated to instilling leadership, character building, care and inclusiveness into America’s youth, Key Club is a worldwide organization that has recently been added to Stillwater Area High School’s list of clubs. Key Club is put in place of SADD, or students against destructive decisions, and is ...

NHS sponsored blood drive saving lives

NHS sponsored blood drive saving lives

Nick Benish
November 2, 2013
Filed under Activities, Local News, News, News Briefs

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S is in need of blood.  That means 41,000 donations of blood are needed everyday. National Honor Society hosted a blood drive on Sept. 20 and gathered 200 units of blood.  One unit of blood can save up to three lives, which which adds up to about 600 lives. Jun...

Anime Club looks forward to an exciting year

Anime Club looks forward to an exciting year

October 17, 2013
Filed under Activities

Walking through Stillwater Area High school, the hallways are lined with posters for various sports, clubs and events. Among these are promotions for anime club. Meeting in room C218 this year is the anime club. Anime is a Japanese art style used in cartoon shows. These shows have become increasingly...

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