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History behind local family restaurant, community favorite

History behind local family restaurant, community favorite

Mariah Marsnik, Copy Editor
February 10, 2017
Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

Cory Buettner is the owner of Leo's Grill & Malt shop, a restaurant downtown Stillwater on the corner of Main Street and Chestnut. His oldest son, Blue, a junior, has learned a lot from the way his dad runs the business and gives back to the community. Every Veterans Day, Cory serves free mea...

Bill Howlett: remembering the smile that brought everyone together

Bill Howlett: remembering the smile that brought everyone together

Tiana Meador, Editor-In-Chief
February 9, 2017
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  "I was always amazed at how he knew so many kids names and he knew so much about them," English teacher Peter Shield said, while looking in front of himself as if trying to picture Stillwater's former Assistant Principal Bill Howlett. Howlett was the kind of administrator who was infa...

Rankin creates makeup tutorials for Instagram users

Rankin creates makeup tutorials for Instagram users

Katie Freichels, Photographer
January 10, 2017
Filed under People

  Many people have different ways of coping with their insecurities and makeup is how junior Haley Rankin coped with hers. While she was in 7th and 8th grade, she suffered from really bad acne and makeup helped her feel more confident in her own skin. "My acne eventually started going ...

Kobilka sews own clothes from scratch

Kobilka sews own clothes from scratch

McKenzie Bohlig, Photographer
January 8, 2017
Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows

  The average American teenager spends about $2050 a year on clothes or about $40 a week per individual teen. With the Mall of America, the Twin Cities, Woodbury and downtown Stillwater so easily accessible and close by, it is easier to spend even more than that. However, senior Julia Ko...

Ranta stays involved with school after retirement

Ranta stays involved with school after retirement

Mira LaNasa, Layout Editor
January 6, 2017
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Jeff Ranta taught a varying assortment of sciences, but retired abruptly last June after 36 years. Ranta was involved in the changes that will be completed at SAHS for the ninth grade transition and was a common name in the halls. Now that he has retired, his life looks much different. Ranta, after teaching for many years, had suffered so...

Reactions of increased radicalization in United States

Reactions of increased radicalization in United States

Megan Karnuth, Online Editor-in-Chief
January 3, 2017
Filed under Focus

  Due to the recent election results, there has been a rise of what some are calling radicalization. People believe women, minorities, and the LGBT community will be oppressed because of things Trump has said before and during the election. Others just will not accept that Trump is presid...

Trump must continue to prevent terrorism

Trump must continue to prevent terrorism

Valerie Silbernick, Social Media Reporter
January 3, 2017
Filed under Focus

Some say it has brought us together some say it's torn us apart, but together terrorism has impacted us all as a whole. Our country has faced many challenges, but terrorism seems to be the most difficult. The United States has been hit numerous times with the atrocity that is terrorism. The most infam...

Protests occur in response to recent election results

Protests occur in response to recent election results

Kleio Vrohidis, Online Editor
January 3, 2017
Filed under Focus

Yelling at strangers while the crowd fills the street, preaching about issues that revolve around human rights, hate being spewed from left and right sides. A typical protest can consist of these things. The last election results were shocking to people all over the nation, causing protests ...

Wallace helps community, causes postitve impact

Wallace helps community, causes postitve impact

Kleio Vrohidis, Online Editor
December 21, 2016
Filed under People

  As she sits in the hairdressers chair, she watches her pony tail fall to the ground. The hairdresser asks for consent once again to make sure she is still willing to. The locks of brown, curly hair that once reached her lower ribs, are now just barely past her shoulders. Senior Jordan ...

Holmberg returns after brain tumor removed

Holmberg returns after brain tumor removed

McKenzie Bohlig, Photographer
December 15, 2016
Filed under People

“People underestimate that a normal life is a blessing,” chemistry teacher Shelly Holmberg said. Normal lives can easily be taken for granted. However, Holmberg learned the value of normalcy when she began showing symptoms for a brain tumor. Her diagnosis, recovery from surgery, and missing the fir...

The Bungdungs: school band evolves with promising musicians

The Bungdungs: school band evolves with promising musicians

Hope Haukom, Social Media Reporter
December 8, 2016
Filed under People

Stillwater’s full of many kids with varying music interests. A rising band with lots of hidden talent is now taking center stage with their rock and roll music. A band of seniors currently going by the name of “The Bungdungs” is made up of three musically talented guys, Charlie Skaret, Ben O...

Giegle improves lives through chemical counseling

Giegle improves lives through chemical counseling

Hailey Buelow, Social Media Reporter
December 7, 2016
Filed under People

  For many kids, high school is the time for trying new things. Whether it's trying a new sport or activity, finding different kinds of people to be friends with, trying unfamiliar classes or just trying out a new style, there are endless opportunities for young people in high school. Ther...

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