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Peterson saves ALC bus during unexpected incident

Katie Tanski, Social Media Reporter
March 20, 2017
Filed under People

Many people would not jump into action in a chaotic moment, but a student from the ALC did. Senior ALC student, Thomas Peterson, was reading a book on his way home on the bus. He suddenly heard screaming coming from the back of the bus and then he jumped into action. The bus driver passed out and Peters...

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
Filed under Focus

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...

Parents, committee plan all-night party

Parents, committee plan all-night party

Teagan Andrews, Copy Editor
March 10, 2017
Filed under Activities, News, Photo Slide Shows

After graduation is a time to celebrate what students have accomplished throughout their high school years and be with their closest friends.  People like parent Jennifer Wille do just that. She is one of the parents who plans the senior class party. The senior class party is a time for the g...

Perseverance, driving force in overcoming total loss

Perseverance, driving force in overcoming total loss

Tiana Meador, Editor-In-Chief
February 21, 2017
Filed under People

90s hip-hop blared in her sister’s room, parents outside, for Ella Dorner, the day was uneventful. Then large clunk, a bang. Coming down the stairs, all her older sister, Hannah Dorner, saw was her younger sister laying at the bottom- no longer did anyone hear the blare of 90s music, all attention...

Bill Howlett leaves impact on community

Bill Howlett leaves impact on community

Emmanuel Kamara, Social Media Reporter
February 19, 2017
Filed under People

Assistant Principal Bill Howlett passed away on Jan. 1 after a heroic battle with cancer. Howlett was loved and very helpful to everyone he came in contact with even if he didn't know them. He is now gone, but his memories left behind will never be forgotten. Howlett was very involved with the Stillwater...

Alexander Pavlicin prepares for Washington Week

Alexander Pavlicin prepares for Washington Week

Hailey Laubscher, Pony Express TV Broadcaster
February 17, 2017
Filed under People

Finding one's true passion in life can be very challenging, especially for students. With homework, extracurricular activities, and clubs/sports, students often have a hard time doing what interests them. One exception for this is senior Alexander Pavlicin. Pavlicin has a multitude of interests, one ...

French Club makes immense impact with donations to Haiti

French Club makes immense impact with donations to Haiti

Teagan Andrews, Copy Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Activities

French Club is doing a fundraiser that is sending shoes to a little town in Haiti called Bois Tombé. The shoes are being donated due to children and even adults not having shoes that cover their toes because most walk around barefoot all the time. On Jan. 29, the French club voiced an opinion about donating shoes to a little town. French teacher Madame Jackie Parr,  is friends with a ...

Cook wins Scholastic Art’s Gold Key award

Cook wins Scholastic Art’s Gold Key award

Aaron Yang, Social Media Reporter
February 15, 2017
Filed under People

KHave you ever come to wonder how photographs become so full of details, and each one of the photos has to mean? Senior Dylan Cook is a very young and aspiring photographer. Not only does Cook excel in photography, but he also has won a Scholastic Art's gold key award. With Cook's talent, he is aspiring to become a better photographer. Expecta...

Thought Exchange results show district strengths, concerns

Thought Exchange results show district strengths, concerns

Ellie Faeth, Layout Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under Activities

Powered by Thought Exchange, the Stillwater School District created the Join the Conversation engagement process to allow students, families, community and district members to get involved in voicing their thoughts and opinions on the various elementary, junior and high schools in the district. Throughout th...

Students, staff agree on favorite sports teams

Students, staff agree on favorite sports teams

Gabe Wagner, Distribution Reporter
February 14, 2017
Filed under Focus

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...

Mock Trial team teaches real-life law experience

Mock Trial team teaches real-life law experience

Jack Reinseth, Distribution Reporter
February 14, 2017
Filed under Activities

According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 11, you’re innocent until proven guilty, which means you have the right to a trial in the court of law. Students in our school with the support of Ekberg and Lammers Law Firm have joined a club called Mock Trial. Mock Trial is a club like any...

Feminism Club creating change for better

Feminism Club creating change for better

Alex Ehde, Social Media Reporter
February 13, 2017
Filed under Activities

r The newest club at the SAHS, the Feminism Club, is raising awareness for women's rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and minority interests around the community. The club has been recently started by Erica Lemke, Madison Fulin and Maddy Baker. The meetings take place in US history teacher Matt Kiedro...

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