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Defining a new generation of ‘cool’

Defining a new generation of ‘cool’

Kleio Vrohidis, Online Editor
January 13, 2016
Filed under Focus, In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

  A word that has been defining members of society since before many can remember: cool. The word is used so often that some forget how their meaning might differ from other's. Many define ‘cool’ as wearing the best brands of clothing, being friends with the perfect crowd or being ...

Pop Culture changing rapidly

Pop Culture changing rapidly

Rachel Zinkgraf, Fashion Blog Editor
January 13, 2016
Filed under Focus, In-Depth

Pop Culture is what people decide is currently popular at the time. Pop culture has impacted society for many years because it defines who the popular stars are and what the new social trend is, which is what shapes the younger generation of society. People have many views on pop culture and how it has ...

Ten years passed since duke impersonator scandal

Ten years passed since duke impersonator scandal

Governess Simpson, Reporter
January 13, 2016
Filed under Focus, In-Depth

Practice lockdown drills have long been seen as a joke to the student body, but the story of the "Duke" that has emerged 10 years ago has since prompted faculty to take caution when dealing with visitors.Infographic Project In December of 2005, a man claimed to be Caspian James Crichton-Stuart IV, or the 5...

Need for internet safety at a maximum

Adam Sutcliffe, Read and watch producer
January 13, 2016
Filed under Focus, In-Depth

    As the members of a new generation of societ, the people alive today get to witness something truly incredible. They get to see the advanced technology of phones, computers and other “smart” devices becoming an everyday part of society. However, with the new generation of tech...

Duke of Cleveland hoax: Where are they now?

Duke of Cleveland hoax: Where are they now?

Sam Hudachek, In-Studio Producer
January 13, 2016
Filed under Focus, In-Depth

Caspian James Crichton Stuart IV. This was the name that a 22 year old sex offender used when he came to the high school posing as British royalty in the 2005 - 2006 school year. Joshua Gardner created a British accent and posed as the Fifth Duke of Cleveland, 27th in line for the British throne....

Personalizing Social Justice

Personalizing Social Justice

Mikayla Erf, Photographer
December 3, 2015
Filed under Focus, In-Depth

What does social justice mean to you? “A group of people or an organization, that brings justice to our community,” senior Tyler Tix said. What does social justice mean to you? “Social justice, to me, is doing the right thing. If you are not doing anything wrong, you should not be charged for it,” jun...

Exploring Social Justice in our community

Exploring Social Justice in our community

Jordan Fulin, Editor-in-Chief
December 3, 2015
Filed under Focus, In-Depth

Social justice refers to the concept of equal opportunity and freedom to pursue, acquire and cease sources of education, income and wealth, and the bases of self-respect and relationship according to ability, compatibility and effort with willingness of able members of the community to help the ...

From fairy queen to Miss Minnesota

From fairy queen to Miss Minnesota

Sam Hudachek, In-Studio Producer
November 20, 2015
Filed under In-Depth, People

As the sun shined down upon a stage in the backyard, 45 people sat and looked at their programs and flyers. They were waiting for the show to begin. Suddenly, music started playing. Then, out came the fairy queen, played by eight year old, now sophomore, Michelle Bergh. However, many people did ...

Seniors make biggest decision of their lives

Seniors make biggest decision of their lives

Adam Sutcliffe, Read and watch team
November 18, 2015
Filed under Focus, In-Depth

As their senior year progresses, many seniors are finding themselves faced with the most important decision of their lives: selecting a college. However, for some, their decision has already been made. Yet, even as some seniors just begin sending out their applications, others have already received their acc...

Exploring college application process

Exploring college application process

Christopher Gilleo, Photographer
November 18, 2015
Filed under Focus, In-Depth

All around the United States, high school seniors are sending in college applications to their dream schools, hoping to be accepted.  Unfortunately, schools will be forced to reject a large sum of potential students. Applying for and choosing a college is extremely stressful and potentially ...

The ins and outs of college application

The ins and outs of college application

Dylan Cook, Visual Arts Media Editor
November 18, 2015
Filed under Focus, In-Depth

Nearly every student at Stillwater Area High School will face the task of applying for college. Knowing what looks best on an application can make the process of applying less stressful and help to ensure acceptance to desired schools. Any student who desires a college education must submit their a...

Halloween traditions for all ages

Halloween traditions for all ages

Karisma Vang, Social Media Editor
October 26, 2015
Filed under Focus, In-Depth, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows

You know what time of year it is, when kids stay up all night running door to door getting their stash of candy for the next year. While many people are doing the traditional Halloween events, trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving and dressing up, are a variety of people doing other traditions. They may go trick or treating all night, but many st...

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