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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...

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...

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