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Local attractions provide fall opportunities

Local attractions provide fall opportunities

Katie Freichels, Photographer
November 5, 2016
Filed under Focus

Fall is the time of year where outdoor activities are a must. It is a great chance to walk around and enjoy the view of all the reds, oranges and yellows. Stillwater residents live in a town where they don't have to drive very far to go on an adventure. Stillwater has many nature sights including Fairy...

Hanson’s modeling career takes off after high school

Hanson’s modeling career takes off after high school

Sophie Begin, Photographer
November 4, 2016
Filed under In-Depth, People, Photo Slide Shows

"Growing up I had thoughts of being a model. I would day dream about it in high school." Alex Hanson, a graduate of SAHS is now living her dream with a career as an up and coming model. She started off as a student at NDSU. After a semester she realized that wasn't where she wanted to be. She...

Maxwell makes impact through community service

Maxwell makes impact through community service

Megan Karnuth, Online Editor-in-Chief
November 4, 2016
Filed under In-Depth, People, Photo Slide Shows

  Brandon Maxwell, English and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) teacher, is the perfect example of a teacher who goes above and beyond to make an impact on students and the world. Not only is the tremendous at connecting with students, but he is involved in a great amount o...

Anna School helps community through charitable involvement

Anna School helps community through charitable involvement

Allison Heintz, Layout Editor
October 12, 2016
Filed under In-Depth, People

As a senior there are so many final responsibilities and pressures to do everything possible before the final senior year of high school is over. Senior Anna Scheel knows those pressures and responsibilities. Scheel is a student involved in many in and out of school activities. At the moment s...

Students becoming a bigger part of community service

Students becoming a bigger part of community service

Lauren Gella, Social Media Reporter
October 12, 2016
Filed under Focus

Over the years, students participating in volunteer work through community service has been a great way for students to help out their community while learning what volunteer work is really about and bringing students closer to members of our community whom they otherwise would not interact with. This s...

Ninth grade transition offers innovative ideas

Ninth grade transition offers innovative ideas

Ebbie Benson, Copy Editor
October 11, 2016
Filed under Focus

Beginning fall of 2017, more than 700 freshmen within the district will attend the high school for the first time. It is a big change from what everyone is used to, and adjustments will need to be made between now and then. In order to ensure that all the freshmen feel settled and comfortable at the ...

School board considers advisory for incoming ninth grade students

School board considers advisory for incoming ninth grade students

Mira LaNasa, Layout Editor
October 10, 2016
Filed under Focus

From the BOLD transition to the middle school transitions, the district community is feeling the affects of District 834’s new changes. With the transition of ninth graders into Stillwater Area High School, administration is considering implementing advisory. This proposal is being considered b...

Freshman Dara Andringa swipes varsity soccer spot

Olivia Knox, Distribution Reporter
October 4, 2016
Filed under In-Depth, Locker Room, People

Freshman Dara Andringa moved here from Madison, WI and is now starting varsity for the girls soccer team, taking away a spot from returning players and scoring a goal in the first game. Andringa played on an Elite Club National League (ECNL) team as a midfielder, which has helped her prepare her f...

New culture educates exchange student

New culture educates exchange student

Emalyn Brandt, Copy Editor
May 10, 2016
Filed under Focus, Photo Slide Shows

Leaving with an abundant amount of 'See you soon's and 'Good luck's in her heart and mind, junior foreign exchange student Kamila begins a new chapter of her life in the United States.  After landing from the over 10 hour and 6,000 thousand mile plane ride, Kamila is ready to embark what awaits ...

German exchange student reflects on past year

German exchange student reflects on past year

Matt Johnson, Social Media Editor
May 9, 2016
Filed under Focus, Photo Slide Shows

  By the time most students are in their fourth year of high school, they aren’t finding much new in their experience, unless it is their first year in America.  For senior Can Sommermeyer this is all new, and a long way from home, even though he has lived here for nearly the whole year. A Germa...

Spanish exchange student leaving Stillwater

Spanish exchange student leaving Stillwater

Lucas Braun, Social Media Reporter
May 5, 2016
Filed under Focus, Photo Slide Shows

Carlos Mas Rigo is a foreign exchange student from Spain. He has been in Minnesota since August and goes back to Spain in June. He came here to learn more about the English language and the American culture. At first, it was hard for Mas Rigo to get comfortable away from home and in a new country. At fir...

Big coffee brands trending

Big coffee brands trending

Sarah McCarthy, Photographer
April 26, 2016
Filed under Focus, Photo Slide Shows

  Everyone has heard of big coffee shop brands such as Starbucks, Caribou, or Dunn Brothers, but few people know the truth about these brands. Although coffee is naturally good for one's health, when high calorie sugars, milks and sweetners are added, the healthy part about coffee becomes unre...

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