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Transition team considers Pony Time study block next fall

Transition team considers Pony Time study block next fall

Kayla Gjerde, Social Media Reporter
January 6, 2017
Filed under News, Read & Watch

  The school administration is considering a 45 minute flexible period in the middle of the day on Wednesdays during five day weeks. This is a decision the transition team will have to make for next year. There is PLC Wednesday occurring now, which happens every Wednesday and is a 15 ...

Weight lifting continues grind for athletes

Weight lifting continues grind for athletes

Ryan Shepard, Cartoon Editor
January 6, 2017
Filed under Read & Watch, Sports, Winter Sports

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKtGbxJdAYU&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop   Not all after school activities have to be about competition with other students or schools, some just about improving. There is a weightlifting program mainly comprised of sports players working out Monday through...

Intramural basketball, good alternative for players

Intramural basketball, good alternative for players

Andrew Wilcek, Social Media Editor
January 3, 2017
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Read & Watch, Sports, Winter Sports

Intramural basketball has always been a big part of the school. People wonder, what are Intramural sports; intramural are a less competitive sports league run through the high school. The largest sport is basketball, where many teams get together in the gym on Monday nights and play the game they ...

CIS classes face possible cuts

CIS classes face possible cuts

Emma Lowey, Layout Editor
December 21, 2016
Filed under News, Read & Watch

The life of many high school students consists of taking advanced and challenging courses. With many options of advanced courses, such as AP and PSEO, students can stretch their learning to higher levels. Minnesota High School students have been especially fortunate with University of Minnesota Co...

Debate team finished second in State at the Classic Minnesota Debate Tournament

Debate team finished second in State at the Classic Minnesota Debate Tournament

Press Release by Corey Quick
December 5, 2016
Filed under Activities, Local News, News, Read & Watch, Showcase

The Stillwater Area High School Classic Debate team, coached by Laura Hammond and Corey Quick, competed in the state tournament Dec. 2-3, at South St. Paul High School.  Students, who came from fifteen schools around the state, debated the topic of increasing US military presence in the South Chin...

School start times take toll on mental health

School start times take toll on mental health

Ashlyn Aarness, Photographer
December 2, 2016
Filed under News, Read & Watch

Early morning and late, homework-filled nights. This is the life of a typical high school student. More and more schools are switching over to a later start time to increase productivity. Thought Exchange is changing the game for our district. Stillwater School District has had this discussion ...

Positive mornings make for brighter days

Positive mornings make for brighter days

Mariah Marsnik, Layout Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under Read & Watch, Student Life

  Without a thoughtful morning routine, getting to school by 7:40 a.m. can be a struggle for many students. Because teenagers naturally feel awake later at night, most don't fall asleep before 10 p.m. according to The National Center For Health Research (NCFHR). The way students start their...

Jack Lange’s photography progresses with age

Jack Lange’s photography progresses with age

Anna Koenning, Copy Editor
November 15, 2016
Filed under People, Read & Watch

Plenty of people consider photography to be a hobby, but not many possess a passion or dexterity quite like junior Jack Lange does. His Instagram account made specifically for photography, called jtnovo, attracts hundreds with his keen eye for that perfect shot. Since beginning the account in Feb. 2014,...

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. ...

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...

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...

French students prepare to say au revior mid June

French students prepare to say au revior mid June

Mikayla Erf, Photographer
February 24, 2016
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...

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