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Dutko twins gear up for tennis season

Dutko twins gear up for tennis season

Kevin Thole, News Anchor
April 6, 2017
Filed under Locker Room, Photo Slide Shows

The snow is melting and with that comes the start of spring sports. The boys tennis team is getting their balls and rackets out of storage and getting ready for a successful season on the brand new courts. Leading the team this year are seniors Cole and Parker Dutko, twins who both share the captai...

Apple Air Pods become easy, lightweight alternative to earbuds

Apple Air Pods become easy, lightweight alternative to earbuds

Mason Urban, Social Media Reporter
April 5, 2017
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Student Life

The new Apple air pods are gaining popularity among students and for good reason. These ear buds have a new design and have plenty of upgrades over the old standard Apple ear buds. Some of the upgrades consist of the ear buds being wireless, longer lasting battery life and better sound quality to na...

Science teacher Weaver offers dating advice to students

Science teacher Weaver offers dating advice to students

Anthony Alvarado, Student Playlist Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Student Life

As spring quickly approaches, young adults are granted more opportunities now that the weather permits it. Wanting to demonstrate their affection, many students look for a creative way to showcase their soft spots in the new season. When the snow melts and the temperature increases,  many ideas ari...

Baseball starts season training in Kansas City

Baseball starts season training in Kansas City

Andrew Wilcek, Social Media Editor
April 4, 2017
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Spring Sports

  The baseball team is starting off another season and is hoping to thrive off their ability to play as a team in past seasons. The goal for the team each year is to compete for a Conference and Section title. This means the team can not afford to have a down season. The team has a few key ...

Operation Glass Slipper provides prom dresses for those in need

Operation Glass Slipper provides prom dresses for those in need

Jake Caywood, Social Media Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Student Life

For girls in high school, prom is something to look forward to all year, prom is a time to dance, have fun and most of all look spontaneous in a stunning prom dress. Unfortunately some girls are unable to afford a dress to the dance and are denied the opportunity to attend prom. Operation ...

Amnesty International collects hygiene products

Amnesty International collects hygiene products

Ellie Faeth, Layout Editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

Amnesty Club finds so much joy in collecting hygienic necessities for people who have trouble accessing or buying items for themselves and their family. Following Valley Outreach and their "Help for the Homeless" hygiene drive, the club took it upon themselves to ask students to donate items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap and other care products and brin...

Synchronized swim focuses on teamwork

Synchronized swim focuses on teamwork

Jesse Zelaya, Online Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports

  The pools are opening up for the girls synchronized swim team.  Their first meet is on March 30, at Columbia Heights High School. The girls synchronized swim team is ready to put their suits back on to start the season.  Synchro swimming is very different than other forms of swimming. ...

Brassart experiences new country through musical experiences

Brassart experiences new country through musical experiences

Cates Eliasen, Student Playlist Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows

Esteemed filmmaker Frederico Fellini once said, “A different language is a different vision of life.“ In a world where globalization spreads faster than the plague, the study of other languages becomes more and more important as some of the only barriers in international connectedness are li...

Pinning down state wrestling tournament

Pinning down state wrestling tournament

Maximilian Korth, SNO Sports and Social Media Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Spring Sports

Stillwater can pride itself on one of the top performing sports for the past few years, wrestling. Wrestling as a sport is a simple concept, with a few easy to understand rules and the end goal of trying to pin your opponent to the mat. Wrestling allows for participation for everyone interest...

Admin updates new bathroom policies, monitoring in response to vaping, vandalism

Admin updates new bathroom policies, monitoring in response to vaping, vandalism

Noah Ness, Read and Watch Team
March 26, 2017
Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows

  Recently, a surge in the use of electronic cigarettes among teenagers has caused many schools, including Stillwater Area High School, to try different tactics to end the "vaping." E-cigarettes are devices that allow the user to avoid inhaling tobacco smoke, which can be very unhealthy, but still get a "buzz" simi...

Youth for Sustainable Solutions created to help environment

Youth for Sustainable Solutions created to help environment

Mira LaNasa, Layout Editor
March 24, 2017
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

The environment has been a topic in political debates for decades, but the newly created Youth for Sustainable Solutions club has made their mission a nonpolitical priority. Youth for Sustainable Solutions was created to help the environment and educate the community on sustainability. "Our ...

Lacrosse team among best in conference

Lacrosse team among best in conference

Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor
March 24, 2017
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Showcase, Spring Sports

Hockey, football, basketball; these are some of the popular sports that students turn up in crowds to watch. But one sport that doesn't get enough attention is lacrosse. The boys team is consistently among the best in the conference, and the girls team has been to the state tournament four yea...

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