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Doc retires from teaching choir after 28 years

Doc retires from teaching choir after 28 years

Cailey Boisvert, Social Media Reporter
May 5, 2016
Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

Dr. Erik Christiansen has made a tremendous impact on the musical excellency at Stillwater Doc gave his last home concert on Tuesday April 26th, and over 200 Stillwater alumni came to celebrate the end of his 28 years at Stillwater schools. The alumni sang a piece by Rene Clausen that was commiss...

Cates skates onward with future hockey career

Cates skates onward with future hockey career

Megan Karnuth, Online editor
May 4, 2016
Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

Senior Jackson Cates has been working nearly his whole life at the sport of hockey and it seems like his career has only just begun. It started 13 years ago, playing Mites hockey, and has lead him to being the captain of the boys hockey team. Cates is a versatile player. He has played every po...

Belle Chanter shares their music with Duluth

Belle Chanter shares their music with Duluth

Samantha Flipp, Director of Pony Express TV
April 29, 2016
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

Performing is the most rewarding part of singing in a choir. It is important for choirs to share the music they have been working on with an audience, so that the audience can share in the emotions that are being expressed through each note in each song. Usually Belle Chanter goes on tour to Chicago,...

Athletes sign to pursue athletic career

Olivia Weirtz, Print Editor-in-Chief
April 29, 2016
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Spring Sports

Much of the 2016 graduating class has already competed in their last game, match or meet. The sport that they fell in love with as a child and obsessed over every year since will soon be a part of their past.  All of the memories with the team and hard practices that helped shape them into a better...

Poetry slams emotions on the crowd

Poetry slams emotions on the crowd

Chris Gilleo, Photographer
April 28, 2016
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

People of all ages were invited to Stillwater Junior High School to present their writings to an audience of poetry lovers on April 9.  The event was small enough to be held in the library, yet it was overflowing with emotion.  Writers ranging from sixth graders to award winning adults had poured t...

Boys and girls track teams set their sights on state

Jared Dean, News Anchor
April 28, 2016
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Spring Sports

  The Track and Field teams are sprinting into the season with high expectations. The team is proud of their high rank. The team broke records last year in 110 hurdles and the 4x1 records that may be difficult to match. Despite this, the team's goal still remains the same; to go to the state tournament...

Music festivals display unique fashion

Music festivals display unique fashion

Kai Knudson, Copy Editor
April 28, 2016
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Trending Now

Music, as a highly-expressive art form, tends to bring out a certain artsy atmosphere and personality to those around it, for the performers as well as the audience. Festivals tend to be places of new and interesting fashion choices. These dress choices represent what people listen to and where th...

Concert Wind Symphony takes on the Kennedy Center

Concert Wind Symphony takes on the Kennedy Center

Grace Donner, Visual Arts Managing Editor
April 28, 2016
Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Photo Slide Shows

  The high school auditorium was resonating with the sounds of a symphony. The Concert Wind Symphony played their spring concert on April 17, which showcased all their work leading up to this point. The group played music they have been working on throughout the school year. Recently, t...

Dungeons and Dragons Club excludes technology

Dungeons and Dragons Club excludes technology

Alex Schwarz, Podcast Editor
April 27, 2016
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows, Read & Watch

For most students the common form of entertainment lies in social media or some other form of using their phone. However, there is now a club which is based around a game that does not require internet or electronics to play. The game is called Dungeons and Dragons and players are only limited by the...

Putting towards a championship season

Putting towards a championship season

Shad Kraftson, Distribution Reporter
April 27, 2016
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Spring Sports

The Stillwater boys golf team placed fourth in an invitational against 32 teams on April 14. The team has enjoyed a good start, and the expectations are high for the rest of the season. The team practices daily at Stillwater Oaks Golf Course and consist of boys in grades 7-12. Last season, they f...

Big coffee brands trending

Big coffee brands trending

Sarah McCarthy, Photographer
April 26, 2016
Filed under Focus, Photo Slide Shows

  Everyone has heard of big coffee shop brands such as Starbucks, Caribou, or Dunn Brothers, but few people know the truth about these brands. Although coffee is naturally good for one's health, when high calorie sugars, milks and sweetners are added, the healthy part about coffee becomes unre...

Fast food industry using more organic foods

Fast food industry using more organic foods

Jordan Fulin, Editor in Chief
April 26, 2016
Filed under Focus, Photo Slide Shows

People are strolling around supermarkets filling their carts with non-organic food galore and do not even know it. Those same people may consider fast food restaurants their second home, familiar with the menu's latest triple-burger creations. However, these behaviors are becoming a thing of the ...

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