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Pupungatoa nominated as Education Minnesota Teacher of the Year candidate

Pupungatoa nominated as Education Minnesota Teacher of the Year candidate

Emmanuel Kamara, Distribution Reporter
March 10, 2017
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Katy Pupungatoa is a teacher at  Oak-Land junior high school. She is a mother of six and teacher to almost every student who went to Oak-Land junior high. Pupungatoa works as a science teacher has earned herself a shot at becoming the Education Minnesota Teacher of the Year 2017. Pupungatoa has bee...

Students, staff agree on favorite sports teams

Students, staff agree on favorite sports teams

Gabe Wagner, Distribution Reporter
February 14, 2017
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Students and teachers usually have different opinions and interests outside of the classroom, but the one thing that mostly anyone can find common ground on is a favorite sports team. A stranger can be considered family just by what team colors they wear or what team they cheer for. A weekend can be eit...

Students and teachers give their opinions on the best ways to listen to music

Students and teachers give their opinions on the best ways to listen to music

Emma Clarkowski, Student Playlist Editor
February 12, 2017
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Rap, country, pop, alternative, R&B and classic rock. There are many more types of music besides these.  Even if you aren't a teenager many different age groups listen to their own music, and many younger people tend to listen to a different type of music than adults and teachers. Music is ...

Bill Howlett: remembering the smile that brought everyone together

Bill Howlett: remembering the smile that brought everyone together

Tiana Meador, Editor-In-Chief
February 9, 2017
Filed under Focus, People, Showcase

  "I was always amazed at how he knew so many kids names and he knew so much about them," English teacher Peter Shield said, while looking in front of himself as if trying to picture Stillwater's former Assistant Principal Bill Howlett. Howlett was the kind of administrator who was infa...

Reactions of increased radicalization in United States

Reactions of increased radicalization in United States

Megan Karnuth, Online Editor-in-Chief
January 3, 2017
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  Due to the recent election results, there has been a rise of what some are calling radicalization. People believe women, minorities, and the LGBT community will be oppressed because of things Trump has said before and during the election. Others just will not accept that Trump is presid...

Trump must continue to prevent terrorism

Trump must continue to prevent terrorism

Valerie Silbernick, Social Media Reporter
January 3, 2017
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Some say it has brought us together some say it's torn us apart, but together terrorism has impacted us all as a whole. Our country has faced many challenges, but terrorism seems to be the most difficult. The United States has been hit numerous times with the atrocity that is terrorism. The most infam...

Protests occur in response to recent election results

Protests occur in response to recent election results

Kleio Vrohidis, Online Editor
January 3, 2017
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Yelling at strangers while the crowd fills the street, preaching about issues that revolve around human rights, hate being spewed from left and right sides. A typical protest can consist of these things. The last election results were shocking to people all over the nation, causing protests ...

Classic movies make comeback with youth

Classic movies make comeback with youth

Sophie Begin, Photography Editor
December 1, 2016
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"Old movies are simpler. Take away all the special effects, and you're left with just good acting and good plots," junior Tatiana Tabuccol said. The love for older movies is becoming increasingly popular with students. Classic movies dating back to the 80's are capturing the hearts of the youth once...

Old fashion trends, trending now

Old fashion trends, trending now

Valerie Silbernick, Social Media Reporter
November 30, 2016
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Clothing trends have greatly changed over time, but while some are coming back, others die forever. A few of the trends that have some back are chokers, Doc Martens, and button down jean skirts. Many of these clothes even parents used to wear. Not only have fashion trends come back, but stronger ...

Sense of touch, an important sense to athletes

Sense of touch, an important sense to athletes

Lauren Gella, Social Media Reporter
November 16, 2016
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The five senses (smell, touch, sight, hearing, taste) are all extremely crucial to humans living their life with the highest level of alertness and awareness as possible. However, some senses are more important to certain people depending on what they do. It is very important for athletes to have an...

Becky Mazzara takes over as NHS adviser

Becky Mazzara takes over as NHS adviser

Mira LaNasa, Layout Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under In-Depth, People

National Honor Society is one of the most prominent school clubs, as well as at thousands of other schools across the nation. NHS club adviser Chris Engler has stepped down as the teacher adviser and Becky Mazzara, a newly hired American Sign Language teacher, has begun to fulfill the role. Ma...

Coffee shops battle for best ‘study spot’

Coffee shops battle for best ‘study spot’

Payton Filipiak, Online Editor
November 6, 2016
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Nothing goes together better than long nights of studying and a cup of hot coffee or cocoa. That combination can be found frequently at the many coffee shops in Stillwater. Coffee shops have become an increasingly popular place for students to study, both alone and in groups. Three of the most pop...

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