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Students look to interim principal for prank policies

Brinna Dochniak
May 18, 2014
Filed under In-Depth

For decades, Stillwater seniors have practiced the tradition of a school-wide prank with little interruption. Along with this “tradition”, the administration has played a cat-and-mouse game with seniors in an attempt to put an end to these pranks. Various principles have employed different scare...

Tourists can shop till they drop in downtown

Tourists can shop till they drop in downtown

Christy Prust
May 9, 2014
Filed under In-Depth

Historic downtown Stillwater has tourists all year round. Stillwater has many sightseeing  and shopping opportunities for visitors. In the downtown area you can see things such as the boom site, trolley rides, Andiamo boat cruises, cave tours and more. One thing everyone likes to do that Stillwat...

Local parks bring out Stillwater’s true beauty

Local parks bring out Stillwater’s true beauty

Ross Stickler
May 8, 2014
Filed under In-Depth

Nestled in the hardwood forests of the St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park, Stillwater is beautifully blanketed by a canopy of Oak and Maples that intermix with Birch and Cottonwoods. Under this canopy is where you find the slithering and bending trails that wind throughout the woods. Stillwater’s outd...

Stillwater comes alive after dark

Stillwater comes alive after dark

Maddie Ek
May 6, 2014
Filed under In-Depth

Stillwater, Minnesota, a historic town, is definitely not what comes to mind when one considers nightlife. However, as a local to this river town myself, I can first hand say there is more to this town than meets the eye. From great food to summer art shows and even live music, there is something for...

Downtown restaurants never fail to impress

Downtown restaurants never fail to impress

Maddie Ek
May 4, 2014
Filed under In-Depth, Local Arts

With so many options and so much variety, deciding on a place to eat in Stillwater can be difficult.  There is everything from ice cream to sushi, and it is possible to get a burger just about anywhere. Some places are more popular than others, but some are even internationally famous.  Nelson’s...

Students make final preparations for prom

Megan Warlborow
April 15, 2014
Filed under In-Depth

What does hours of stress, lots of colors and painful shoes all have in common? Yes, prom. This is some of girls most exciting and dreamt about day besides their wedding, and everything has to be perfect. The 3 month preparation is over and now the day has come. All the girls are fitting into their d...

Students muster up courage and creativity for prom proposals

Orjana Stephien
April 15, 2014
Filed under In-Depth

Prom season is right around the corner and this year people are finding many new and creative ways to ask their dates to prom. Prom is the biggest dance of the year and many people hope for it to be a night to remember.  Many things are important on this day, the date, the girl's dress, dinner, the bus ...

Myth Nightclub takes students back to the 1920’s

Myth Nightclub takes students back to the 1920’s

Olivia Braun
April 11, 2014
Filed under In-Depth

Prom is coming up right around the corner on May 3. Students participating in Prom Committee prepare for this event throughout the school year and have chosen Gatsby as this year’s theme. A new location has been set at Myth Nightclub, which has helped lower the prices of tickets and created many mo...

Prom facebook page becomes a dress market

Prom facebook page becomes a dress market

Brinna Dochniak
April 10, 2014
Filed under In-Depth

An event long awaited for by many throughout each school year. An annual party for all with glitz and glamour all mixed within. Prom season is hectic and a costly but one thing that is on everyone’s mind is what they are going to wear. Prom attendees are doing everything they can to dress to impress....

Community Thread connects students to volunteer activities

Community Thread connects students to volunteer activities

March 1, 2014
Filed under In-Depth, Local News, News

The 20th century has become a selfish, lazy and materialistic society. This concept is simply as day. People are increasingly seeing these common characteristics dominate in peoples' culture and values. One of the most effective solutions for this issue is volunteerism. Volunteerism practices life ski...

Meals From the Heart feeds families around the globe

Meals From the Heart feeds families around the globe

February 28, 2014
Filed under In-Depth

Around the world every day, 16,000 malnourished children die of starvation.  That is the equivalent of around 80 percent of the Stillwater population disappearing every day.  Starvation is one of the most prominent and terrible worldwide problems of our generation. There are people and organizations, h...

Boutwells, a popular place to volunteer

Boutwells, a popular place to volunteer

February 25, 2014
Filed under In-Depth, Local News

Throughout Stillwater, there are many students who enjoy helping others and there are many ways that students are able to give back to the community. Whether it is volunteering at Feed my Starving Children, the Humane Society, or Boutwells Landing, the community will benefit from the help.  Boutwells Land...

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