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Sense of touch, an important sense to athletes

Sense of touch, an important sense to athletes

Lauren Gella, Social Media Reporter
November 16, 2016
Filed under Focus

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
Filed under Focus

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...

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 ...

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