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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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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...

Captains lead their teams despite stress

Captains lead their teams despite stress

Kleio Vrohidis, Online Editor
October 28, 2015
Filed under Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Read & Watch, Sports

The average student is generally compiled with heavy loads of stress, it's inevitable. It is more common than not to see a high school student stressing over something like school, extracurricular activities, or something else happening at home. The stress can become overwhelming and even unhealthy. S...

Fairgrounds transform into zombie playground

Fairgrounds transform into zombie playground

James Thomson, Read and Watch Camera Editor
October 20, 2015
Filed under Local News, Multimedia, News, Read & Watch, Showcase

Military Zombie Hunt is a paintball game that occurs at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Customers get to ride in the back of military grade trucks while firing paintballs at oncoming "zombies." Military Zombie Hunt owner Nick Jackson said, “I am the owner, well, supervisor, of Military Zombie hunt. I make sure that my zombies are prepared and that people are having fun and being safe." The Zombie Hunt uses military trucks to transport customers in their zombie apocalyptic journey. These trucks were used dur...

Trap team hits the success bullseye

Tyler Hagberg, Online Editor-In-Chief
May 12, 2015
Filed under Read & Watch, Sports, Spring Sports

The bright orange clay pigeon flies over their heads as senior Erich Korth is at the ready to take fire with his 12-gauge shotgun. Korth has a direct hit, tiny shards fall to the ground into a field. He is a strong supporter and collaborator in the start of a trap shooting team for the high school in 2012, his freshman year. The trap shooting team has seen strong positive f...

Nails of a different color

Stephanie Nielsen, Fashion Blog Photographer
April 30, 2015
Filed under Fashion Blog, Read & Watch

Almost like magic, this trending new nail polish seems to detect your mood and change colors accordingly. Color changing nail polish is in style this spring. Some nails change with temperature when submerged in water and some change with the sunlight. They can be found in nail salons all around the co...

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