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Ponies baseball swinging for the fences

Ponies baseball swinging for the fences

Zach Toohey, Copy Editor
May 11, 2016
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Spring Sports

As the dust blows up from under the crashing of the bat, nothing is heard except the gazing of the ball flying high over the pitchers head. This is an average occurrence for the the varsity boys baseball team. The team is focused on nothing but playing their hearts out and laying all that they have on the field in order to take home the win. Going into this year, t...

St. Croix Ballet puts on ‘Sleeping Beauty’

St. Croix Ballet puts on ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Karisma Vang, Social Media Editor
May 10, 2016
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

  This year the St. Croix Ballet got ready for their spring show, that played on April 24th. They choose between Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia and Cinderella every year, this year was Sleeping Beauty. The dancers who participated enjoyed the presence of being on stage. Finally able to show ...

Builders Club improves community early on

Builders Club improves community early on

Erin Lemanski, Photographer
May 10, 2016
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

  Serving the world one community at a time, that is what the Builders club at Stillwater Junior High School stands for. Their goal is to improve the community with the help of the Kiwanis club alongside them. The club aims to create service-minded students and provide leadership opportunities for ...

New culture educates exchange student

New culture educates exchange student

Emalyn Brandt, Copy Editor
May 10, 2016
Filed under Focus, Photo Slide Shows

Leaving with an abundant amount of 'See you soon's and 'Good luck's in her heart and mind, junior foreign exchange student Kamila begins a new chapter of her life in the United States.  After landing from the over 10 hour and 6,000 thousand mile plane ride, Kamila is ready to embark what awaits ...

Seniors say goodbye to Con Amici

Seniors say goodbye to Con Amici

Jonathan Rustad, Copy Editor
May 9, 2016
Filed under Arts, Music Scene, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

On May 2, music echoed throughout the historic auditorium of the Washington County Courthouse.  The melodies were performed by the Con Amici Orchestra.  After preparing for months, their final concert for the year was ready and it was designed to impress. This extracurricular ensemble of student...

German exchange student reflects on past year

German exchange student reflects on past year

Matt Johnson, Social Media Editor
May 9, 2016
Filed under Focus, Photo Slide Shows

  By the time most students are in their fourth year of high school, they aren’t finding much new in their experience, unless it is their first year in America.  For senior Can Sommermeyer this is all new, and a long way from home, even though he has lived here for nearly the whole year. A Germa...

Noah Cates: scoring his way to the top

Noah Cates: scoring his way to the top

Taylor Johnston, Social Media Reporter
May 7, 2016
Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

Holland passes the puck to Cates. Cates’ skates graze across the ice as he spins around Hill-Murray's defense man.  The buzzer goes off sounding through out the arena. Junior Noah Cates made the goal, the crowd goes wild. Everyone is cheering him on. Cates is stormed by his teammates pulling hi...

Bader retires from teaching

Bader retires from teaching

Lauren LeBourgeois, Copy Editor
May 7, 2016
Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows, Read & Watch

Retirement is a major turning point in one’s life. It symbolizes moving on to bigger and greater things and is a time for relaxation or for some, the opposite, such as traveling. For social studies teacher, Nancy Bader, she plans on doing just that. Bader has reached that point in her life and is ready to retire. ...

From a cloud of dust to an art gallery

From a cloud of dust to an art gallery

Joslyn Reiche, Fashion Blog Editor
May 5, 2016
Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Photo Slide Shows

At Stillwater’s Art Reach, there was an art show, March 31-May 14, consisting of pictures taken during the dust bowl and paintings from local artists.. Many of the artists used The Grapes of Wrath as another starting point for their art work. Not only were there paintings and pictures, there were...

Spanish exchange student leaving Stillwater

Spanish exchange student leaving Stillwater

Lucas Braun, Social Media Reporter
May 5, 2016
Filed under Focus, Photo Slide Shows

Carlos Mas Rigo is a foreign exchange student from Spain. He has been in Minnesota since August and goes back to Spain in June. He came here to learn more about the English language and the American culture. At first, it was hard for Mas Rigo to get comfortable away from home and in a new country. At fir...

High School Visual Arts contest presents new opportunities for students

High School Visual Arts contest presents new opportunities for students

Lily Marchan, Online Editor
May 5, 2016
Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Photo Slide Shows

The White Bear Center for the Arts (WCBA) sponsored a High School Visual Arts contest. Students from the Northeast Metro in grades 9-12th were invited to enter original pieces of art in this juried art show that also had cash prizes for exemplary pieces. With encouragement from art teacher, Car...

Young Democrats reignite passion in politics

Young Democrats reignite passion in politics

Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor
May 5, 2016
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

As the presidential election approaches and many students become of legal voting age, students have become more engaged and passionate than ever. Students have formed a club that they call the "Young Democrats". The club was started by junior Corri Gardner, a student who has been a passionate...

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