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Calvin Stan promoted by SoundCloud

Tiffany Horwath, Team Lead
December 22, 2014
Filed under People, Read & Watch

Senior Calvin Hanson has had a passion for music since he was young. Now he's ready to take the next step in his music career. Over the past year, he has taken an interest in generating and performing his own rap songs. He records them himself and uploads them on SoundCloud so he can share his music and get advice and request ...

Korlin-Downs flips to new team

Megan Fayler, Copy Editor
December 10, 2014
Filed under People, Read & Watch

Swinging from the uneven bars, pounding on the springboard, pushing through vigorous conditioning and completing routines on floor and beam, gymnasts spread all throughout the gym. One stands out in the crowd as she struggles to fall into the normal pattern. Senior Mary Korlin-Downs switched gymnastics teams early November. Under circumstances out of her cont...

Social media: friend or foe?

Joe Price, Online Editor
December 6, 2014
Filed under In-Depth, Read & Watch

Walking through the hallways, students have a healthy conversation with friends. Although often times, they are motionless, looking towards the ground with a blank expression and wide eyes. Twitter, Facebook or Instagram are the alternative schedule on student's minds during school. Over the past...

STEM/Fab Lab provides hands-on learning opportunities

Abby Kunze, Copy Editor
December 4, 2014
Filed under Local News, News, Read & Watch

With the ever-changing technology of today’s world, the demand for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs is on a sharp incline. The district is now able to provide experience in these fields for the community and students using a new STEM/Fab Lab. The Partnership Plan has granted the school district the ability to build a STEM/fabrication lab in the industrial t...

‘Mockingjay Part 1’ approved by die-hard fans

Samantha Flipp, Broadcast Field Reporter
December 1, 2014
Filed under Arts, Read & Watch, TV & Film Reviews

People have gone crazy over 'The Hunger Games' book and movie series. Just think of how many people dressed as Katniss Everdeen on Halloween the past few years. Audiences fell in love with the first two movies, and now, audiences have fallen in love with the girl on fire all over again in 'Mockingjay...

Having a bucketlist motivates to achieve goals

Jordan Fulin, Team Lead Editor
November 21, 2014
Filed under In-Depth, People, Read & Watch

Bucket lists are  a collection of goals, dreams and aspirations that someone would like to accomplish during their lifetime. Most people have a mental list of things they want to conquer in life, however do not give it a formal label. If a person is looking for a way to keep track of their objectives,...

Jake Maroney pursues dreams in Spain

Tiffany Horwath, Layout Editor
November 20, 2014
Filed under People, Read & Watch

Junior Jake Maroney leaves for Spain on Nov. 11, where he will go on a soccer tour with the club Bola Top for 11 days. He has always wanted to play professional soccer and now he is one step closer to reaching his goal. Maroney has always had a passion for soccer.  He started playing when he...

Dance Team starts Revolution

Emily Ness, Anchor
November 18, 2014
Filed under Activities, Read & Watch

The Revolution dance team is taking Stillwater by storm. Revolution is a co-ed dance team that does three different styles of dance: old fashioned, jazz and hip hop. They perform at nursing homes and elementary schools, and plan to do flash mobs as well. Senior Cassandra Carter said, "We hope to remind the community that teenagers don't always fit into their stereotypes. Also, we...

New leader in the football team’s offense

Braden Cousineau, Social Media Reporter
October 30, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Read & Watch, Sports

Last year DJ Skie ('15) was one of the Ponies leading receivers, this year he is the one on the other end of the ball. Skie, now heading the Ponies agile offense, is new to the position. He has proven himself over the summer and so far this season. Now the Ponies wonder what is to come with their new...

Debate team starts strong

Debate team starts strong

Mackenzie Bottolfson, Copy Editor
October 28, 2014
Filed under Activities, Read & Watch

The debate team placed fifth at the 2011-12 state tournament, third at the 2013-14 state tournament, and are currently working hard to prepare their arguments for the 2014-15 state tournament. The Stillwater Area High School debate team is overflowing with kids who have an immense passion for what they...

Weaver expands Archery Club

Dan Gorman, Distribution Reporter
October 15, 2014
Filed under Activities, Read & Watch

Andrew Weaver and Todd Kapsner are two of the leaders of the Stillwater Archery Club. They take all members of the club to a designated area where they are able to hunt animals with bows and arrows. Once a person kills an animal, Weaver and Kapsner will help them take it to a place where the meat wi...

Coaches prioritize concussion prevention

Dennis Toenjes, Video Editor
October 14, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Read & Watch, Sports

Concussion Rates in high school sports across Minnesota have been growing at an alarming rate and Stillwater Area High School contributes to this trend as well. Concussions are brain injuries caused by head trauma, which can be induced by a collision or whiplash. The brain hits the side of the skull, c...

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