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Wallace continues community service involvement in Key Club

Wallace continues community service involvement in Key Club

Payton Fillipiak, Social Media Editor
December 5, 2016
Filed under People

Senior Jordan Wallace has always had an interest in helping the community in any way possible.  She is currently doing this by being a focused, organized president of Key Club. Wallace has always had in interest in volunteering. She started helping out  in the community when she was in elementary school an...

Simpson furthers education on future career through Mock Trial

Simpson furthers education on future career through Mock Trial

Katie Freichels, Photographer
December 5, 2016
Filed under People

Ever since senior Governess Simpson got highly addicted to the Netflix series, "How to Get Away With Murder", her interest in law took a whole other level. She decided to join the Mock Trial team after she had been highly successful in the Debate Team and the Speech Team. "I thought that Mock Trial would complement my two main extra...

Debate team finished second in State at the Classic Minnesota Debate Tournament

Debate team finished second in State at the Classic Minnesota Debate Tournament

Press Release by Corey Quick
December 5, 2016
Filed under Activities, Local News, News, Read & Watch, Showcase

The Stillwater Area High School Classic Debate team, coached by Laura Hammond and Corey Quick, competed in the state tournament Dec. 2-3, at South St. Paul High School.  Students, who came from fifteen schools around the state, debated the topic of increasing US military presence in the South Chin...

Classic movies make comeback with youth

Classic movies make comeback with youth

Sophie Begin, Photography Editor
December 1, 2016
Filed under Focus

"Old movies are simpler. Take away all the special effects, and you're left with just good acting and good plots," junior Tatiana Tabuccol said. The love for older movies is becoming increasingly popular with students. Classic movies dating back to the 80's are capturing the hearts of the youth once...

Old fashion trends, trending now

Old fashion trends, trending now

Valerie Silbernick, Social Media Reporter
November 30, 2016
Filed under Focus

Clothing trends have greatly changed over time, but while some are coming back, others die forever. A few of the trends that have some back are chokers, Doc Martens, and button down jean skirts. Many of these clothes even parents used to wear. Not only have fashion trends come back, but stronger ...

Chess club makes stellar comeback

Noah Johnson, Distribution Reporter
November 21, 2016
Filed under Activities

Walking through the English hallways after school on Thursdays, students may walk into room C218 and find a new club. The chess club has been revived in the high school. In previous years, there have been chess clubs after school, but they didn’t last. Chess interest throughout the U.S h...

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...

Jack Lange’s photography progresses with age

Jack Lange’s photography progresses with age

Anna Koenning, Copy Editor
November 15, 2016
Filed under People, Read & Watch

Plenty of people consider photography to be a hobby, but not many possess a passion or dexterity quite like junior Jack Lange does. His Instagram account made specifically for photography, called jtnovo, attracts hundreds with his keen eye for that perfect shot. Since beginning the account in Feb. 2014,...

Hannah Harvieux gets involved with 2017 election

Hannah Harvieux gets involved with 2017 election

Hailey Buelow, Social Media Reporter
November 6, 2016
Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows

With this year's election coming up, students in the school are getting just as involved as any voters out there. Every Wednesday morning in Debbie Drommerhausen's room, a student-led group called the Youth Republicans join together to get as involved as they can. A leader of the group is senior...

Alum Fredrick strives for success with photography

Alum Fredrick strives for success with photography

Kleio Vrohidis, Online Editor
November 6, 2016
Filed under People

  'Click, click' he smiles after looking at the camera and realizing he captured the perfect shot. Nothing feels better than finally receiving the exact shot he had imagined in his head. Alumni Nick Fredrick graduated from SAHS in 2015, and since then he has been working to grow his career as a ph...

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...

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