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Bader retires from teaching

Bader retires from teaching

Lauren LeBourgeois, Copy Editor
May 7
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. ...

Dungeons and Dragons Club excludes technology

Dungeons and Dragons Club excludes technology

Alex Schwarz, Podcast Editor
April 27
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...

High turnout for Stillwater’s college fair

High turnout for Stillwater’s college fair

Sarah McCarthy, Photographer
March 17
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...

French students prepare to say au revior mid June

French students prepare to say au revior mid June

Mikayla Erf, Photographer
February 24
Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows, Read & Watch, Showcase

  Nine plus hours of flying, 4,289 miles, and the trip of a lifetime. French students have the opportunity this summer of taking the once in a lifetime adventure of traveling through France. “France is the most visited country in the world, having over 83 million visitors in 2012 alone...

Student Council and Special Ed department team launch Pony Market

Student Council and Special Ed department team launch Pony Market

Dylan Cook, Visual Arts Media Editor
February 10
Filed under Local News, News, Read & Watch

    This year, student council and the special education department have teamed up to open a new school store called the Pony Market. The Pony Market, located in the main rotunda, is open on Wed. and Thurs. from 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is being run by both the student council and the spe...

Lucky’s adds Rita’s Italian Ice to gas station

Lucky’s adds Rita’s Italian Ice to gas station

James Thomson, Camera Editor
January 16
Filed under Local News, News, Read & Watch

  A new delight has come to town, and it is Rita’s Italian Ice. Lucky’s gas station in Stillwater now has another business inside its building. Lucky’s and Rita's has been working on a redesign of its interior since Aug. and Rita’s has been serving its delicious treats to the public since Sept. Flavored ice dates back to Ancient Rome, where the people would harvest snow from local mounta...

Art shop pops up for holiday season

Art shop pops up for holiday season

Sam Gater, Photogropher
January 15
Filed under Local News, News, Read & Watch

Blood, sweat and tears, that is what can be said is put into the quality of every aspect of art displayed this holiday season at the Stillwater Art Reach Pop-Up Shop. Big or small, all types of projects made by local artists from the St. Croix Valley can be found here. From hand crafted paintings to ...

Snapchat rising above old-school text messaging

Tiana Meador, Online Editor
December 24
Filed under Lifestyle, Multimedia, Read & Watch, Student Life, Technology & Gaming

As social media continues to pervade every element of day-to-day life, 'older' ways of communicating seem to lose popularity among the current generation. This allows for more exploration of newer interfaces, which seem to be constantly updating how people share their life with the world. One...

Quistmas helping spread Christmas cheer

Laura Ilkka, Photographer
December 23
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Read & Watch, Trending Now

Christmas, a time of the year where love and cheer is being spread, although one student is spreading that more than usual. Kallie Quist, a Christmas loving senior, has been celebrating "Quistmas" for a few years. This year though, sharing and publicizing it more than ever. Quist has made a twitter ac...

Boys hockey slams previous state champs

Bennett Friedrich, Sports Layout Editor
December 22
Filed under Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Read & Watch, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

The 4-0 varsity hockey team got out to an amazing start with a huge win 6-5 over Lakeville North, the defending state champions. The team has a solid offensive structure, clearly demonstrated against Lakeville. But no team achieves a great status without significant work. "I think we started off pr...

Video Game Club attracts a new crowd

Video Game Club attracts a new crowd

Jonathan Rustad, Copy Editor
December 4
Filed under Activities, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Read & Watch

This year, video game club was started and hopes to attract students. The club was started by freshman Ryan Olds and sophomore Andrew Barton. In addition, it is supervised by biology teacher, Stacy Bartlett. Video game club wants to include all students, but mainly gamers. All gamers are welcome, and...

Devin Wessels: I got the music in me

Devin Wessels: I got the music in me

Nick Carlson, Read and Watch Editor
November 20
Filed under Multimedia, People, Read & Watch

Tap. Tap tap tap. Tappity tap tappity tap. To senior Devin Wessels, these are not just random noises but the start of something he loves. Music is Wessels’ passion and ever since he was a kid he has been listening and making music. Today Wessels is involved in many musical groups and continues to pursue new musi...

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