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Upcoming gymnastics seasons looks strong

Upcoming gymnastics seasons looks strong

Ryan Berg, SNO Social Media Editor
January 4, 2017
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

 Gymnastics is one of the most physically demanding sports.  Exercises require strength, endurance, flexibility and agility, and use of muscle groups that include arms, legs, shoulders, chest, back and core. The Stillwater gymnastics team is looking forward to another good season this year.  T...

Intramural basketball, good alternative for players

Intramural basketball, good alternative for players

Andrew Wilcek, Social Media Editor
January 3, 2017
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Read & Watch, Sports, Winter Sports

Intramural basketball has always been a big part of the school. People wonder, what are Intramural sports; intramural are a less competitive sports league run through the high school. The largest sport is basketball, where many teams get together in the gym on Monday nights and play the game they ...

Jackson Dunleap turns early season disappointment into memorable end

Jackson Dunleap turns early season disappointment into memorable end

Gabe Wagner, Distribution Reporter
November 11, 2016
Filed under Locker Room, Photo Slide Shows

  Senior Jackson Dunleap’s varsity football dreams were put on hold when the starting job went to juniors Mason Green and Matt Crowl, but that didn't stop Jackson's drive to achieve his goal that proved to pay off. Dunleap’s  football season didn't start off as he had hoped, but...

A lot can be taken from attending presidential candidate rallies

A lot can be taken from attending presidential candidate rallies

Tiana Meador, Editor-In-Chief
November 8, 2016
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Political Opinion, Showcase

"We are going to bring our great jobs back to America. We are going to change Washington, and get rid of the corruption that Crooked Hillary has permeated throughout our government," the infamous voice rang out across six measly speakers as the remaining crowd fought to get up to the door where D...

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...

Andringa leaps into future dancing career

Andringa leaps into future dancing career

Valerie Silbernick, Social Media Reporter
November 5, 2016
Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows

Being a student is hard enough, but to be a competitive dancer is not something all juniors can say.  Junior Carson Andringa has an amazing talent and it shows.  She has been at many different dance studios and has gone far distances to attend conventions. Andringa has been in the world of danc...

Rondeau skips way to educational success

Rondeau skips way to educational success

McKenzie Bohlig, Photographer
November 5, 2016
Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows

"Grade skipping, also known as 'green-shirting,' used to be standard practice before other enriched academic options, such as gifted programs, became commonplace. Still, even with enrichment programs, some kids are better served by going up a grade," Noodle.com reporter Sarah Rivera said. Junior Sophi...

Hanson’s modeling career takes off after high school

Hanson’s modeling career takes off after high school

Sophie Begin, Photographer
November 4, 2016
Filed under In-Depth, People, Photo Slide Shows

"Growing up I had thoughts of being a model. I would day dream about it in high school." Alex Hanson, a graduate of SAHS is now living her dream with a career as an up and coming model. She started off as a student at NDSU. After a semester she realized that wasn't where she wanted to be. She...

Maxwell makes impact through community service

Maxwell makes impact through community service

Megan Karnuth, Online Editor-in-Chief
November 4, 2016
Filed under In-Depth, People, Photo Slide Shows

  Brandon Maxwell, English and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) teacher, is the perfect example of a teacher who goes above and beyond to make an impact on students and the world. Not only is the tremendous at connecting with students, but he is involved in a great amount o...

Mitchell fills big shoes with choir

Mitchell fills big shoes with choir

Kalley Lewis, Copy Editor
October 4, 2016
Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows

Choir director Angela Mitchell is following in the footsteps of Erik "Doc" Christiansen in directing The Stillwater Choir. The Stillwater Choir is a large ensemble of high level singers that has been conducted by Erik Christiansen since 1988. With the announcement of his retirement last spring, came a lot o...

Murr affects community through sports

Murr affects community through sports

Anthony Alvarado, SNO playlist editor
September 26, 2016
Filed under Locker Room, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase, Sports

Being an impact player does not come so easy. Senior Austin Murr has wowed coaches, fans, and teammates as an unbelievable player and model character, emerging as a sports and community all-star throughout the city of Stillwater. The defensive-back for the Ponies knows first hand what it’s ...

Spanish students journey to Central America

Spanish students journey to Central America

Megan McGuire, Online Editor-in-Chief
May 11, 2016
Filed under Local News, News, Photo Slide Shows

A select group of Spanish students will say "adios" to Stillwater and travel to Guatemala and Belize this summer. From June 6 to June 16, 72 students will have the opportunity to explore Spanish speaking culture, further their language knowledge and gainn experiences of a lifetime. Students...

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