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Alpine Ski wins fifth consecutive title

Alpine Ski wins fifth consecutive title

Austin Dowdall, Distribution Reporter
April 7, 2016
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

The Alpine ski team just won their 5th consecutive conference championship. This after they hired a new head coach, and having a successful year. This year, the team had to overcome some hardships, but also had a few memorial moments in this season. First year head coach Kevin Neubauer had pressur...

Boys track runs towards a championship

Boys track runs towards a championship

Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor
April 6, 2016
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Spring Sports

Stillwater has had a dominant track team for decades. Ten state titles and 51 section titles prove they are no ordinary track team. What is the secret? The coach. Head coach Scott Christensen has lead the team to ten state championships in the 34 years that he has been coaching. "Scott's combinat...

Class comedy club begins meetings

Class comedy club begins meetings

Olivia Weirtz, Layout Editor
April 5, 2016
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

The benefits of attending a large high school include an unlimited buffet line of extracurriculars: all forms of athletics, theater, art club, Amnesty International and even KPOP club. Every student is able to hand pick activities he or she enjoys most, and there is usually something for everyone. The ...

New teacher puts on spring band concert

New teacher puts on spring band concert

Andrew Wiegel, Photographer
April 5, 2016
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

As you walk into a Varsity Band practice, you hear the tubas, trumpets, and French horns, among the other instruments. The band members are practicing for their annual spring concert, which will be held on March 17, in the auditorium. This year's spring concert will be special, because it is t...

Girls lacrosse team undergoes teamwork motivation training

Girls lacrosse team undergoes teamwork motivation training

Megan McGuire, Online Editor-in-Chief
April 5, 2016
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Spring Sports

  Laughter, frustration and a buzz of activity filled the school cafeteria as Teamwork Motivation Trainer Rick Raisser led the girls lacrosse team through multiple mind challenging activities, creating bonds among the team and getting their mindset ready for the season. For two and a half hour...

The Shire Literary Center inspiring creativity

The Shire Literary Center inspiring creativity

Megan McGuire, Editor-in-Chief
March 18, 2016
Filed under Local News, News, Photo Slide Shows

ArtReach St. Croix offers a new, valuable resource for students to connect with teachers, mentors, writers and each other at The Shire Literary Center. This is a great opportunity for students to participate in many classes based on a variety of writing styles and techniques that will challenge their w...

High turnout for Stillwater’s college fair

High turnout for Stillwater’s college fair

Sarah McCarthy, Photographer
March 17, 2016
Filed under Local News, News, Photo Slide Shows, Read & Watch, Showcase

Stillwater Area High School hosted one of the largest college fairs in the Midwest in the gym. The fair featured over 110 different post secondary schools, and offered a range of opportunities for every kind of student. The College Fair occurred on March 8, and it hosted both two and four year colleg...

Fedorowski commits to Lindenwood University

Fedorowski commits to Lindenwood University

Colin Gray, Social Media Reporter
March 17, 2016
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports

Many lacrosse players across America dream of getting an opportunity to be asked by a college to play for them, but for only a few, this becomes a reality. This past November senior Carly Fedorowski  has accepted to play D2 lacrosse for Lindenwood University this coming fall. She approached the university...

Students set on the path for future fame

Students set on the path for future fame

Dylan Cook, Visual Arts Media Editor
March 15, 2016
Filed under Focus, In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

Confident, skilled, experienced, knowledgeable and unique. These are the traits of a person bound for fame. They can be used to describe students such as junior Corri Gardner, senior Clay Knoll or sophomore Lydia Stannard; all three of which are on the journey to fame. Rising stars are in abund...

Final year of $3 million PEP grant

Final year of $3 million PEP grant

Shad Kraftson, Distribution Reporter
March 15, 2016
Filed under Local News, News, Photo Slide Shows

Stillwater was the only school in Minnesota and one of 60 in the country to get the Carol M. White Physical Education Program grant in 2013. They say the third time is a charm, but it was the fourth time the district applied. The grant gives $2 million over the course of three years and this i...

‘Pink tax’ causes high female product prices

‘Pink tax’ causes high female product prices

Brianna Halverson, Social Media Reporter
March 15, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Photo Slide Shows

Men get one-to-two aisles to themselves in the body care section of any retail store. Women, on the other hand, can have ten or more aisles designated to female products. The shelves are laid with different smelling shampoos and hair-care products that are meticulously grouped with a tag on every...

SAHS students top finishers at regional science fair

SAHS students top finishers at regional science fair

Dante Hoyos, Distribution Reporter
March 15, 2016
Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows

Two Stillwater students managed to succeed in taking home first and second place at the Twin Cities Regional Science Fair. Junior, Nathan Farmer and senior, Max Ylitalo both are passionate about the field of science. Ylitalo claimed first place and Farmer claimed second. Having both competed in the...

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