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Skaret helps Bundbugs become more successful

Skaret helps Bundbugs become more successful

Mariah Marsnik, Copy Editor
May 3, 2017
Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

Bundbugs is the current name of the constantly evolving band whose origin is shrouded in secrecy. The band view themselves as the successor to The Beatles and senior Charlie Skaret is the lead singer. The beginning of the band can be traced back to Sept. when Skaret and senior Kai Knudson were looki...

Print media has declined over last decades

Print media has declined over last decades

Emma Clarkowski, Student Playlist Editor
May 2, 2017
Filed under Focus, Photo Slide Shows

Over time, do fewer Americans receive print media? With the internet providing all sorts of other news sources, many families choose not to receive print magazines and newspapers. Over the last decade, much of the population stopped getting newspapers and print media, but that still leaves a large p...

New teachers transition to high school

New teachers transition to high school

Elise Luoma, Student Playlist Editor
May 2, 2017
Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows

With the new construction and transition of ninth graders, more faculty is needed to cater to all students. As the transition plan has added new buildings to the existing school, the hiring process of new teachers will progress. This construction process has already made an immense impact on t...

Synchro team shoots for success

Synchro team shoots for success

Ciana Fragnito, Social Media Reporter
May 2, 2017
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Spring Sports

Synchronized swimming, or as some call it underwater dancing, has had a long legacy of great athletes doing great things at Stillwater. The team's competitive side paired with the bonds formed between their teammates, creates a recipe for success. That is exactly what they have had and are prepar...

Anderson wins Athena award for excellence in athletics

Anderson wins Athena award for excellence in athletics

Andrew Wilcek, Social Media Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Locker Room, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

The Athena award is an award given to a female student that accels in athletics at their school. 43 schools participate in the event in Minnesota. This year senior Hannah Anderson has won the award for Stillwater. Anderson is a three sports athlete, she plays soccer in the fall, hockey in the winte...

Pott siblings become rodeo duo

Pott siblings become rodeo duo

Travis Jacobson, Social Media Reporter
April 28, 2017
Filed under Locker Room, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

There are few students who would think of joining high school rodeo as their choice of sport. Maybe it is the thought of riding animals three times their size for fun that scares them away. That is not the case of siblings junior Caitlin Pott and freshman Brandon Pott. They have embraced the old fr...

Olivia Knox commits to UND

Olivia Knox commits to UND

Kevin Thole, News Anchor
April 28, 2017
Filed under Locker Room, Photo Slide Shows

Throughout her high school career, junior Olivia Knox has been a dominating force on the soccer field. With the way she controls the ball and beats defenders, it comes as no surprise that universities have begun to take notice. Knox, a forward on the girl's soccer team, has officially committed...

Cycling away

Cycling away

Owen Landrud, Social Media Reporter
April 28, 2017
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

Biking is a classic tradition to enjoy the world and get some overdue exercise, and now students have made it just that much easier to get outside and onto a bike. Juniors Lars Johnson and Fred LeClaire, have taken it upon themselves to provide such a service for anyone who wants to ride no ma...

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 ...

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