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Girls lacrosse looking to replicate last season

Girls lacrosse looking to replicate last season

Tristan Hatchell, Video Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Showcase, Spring Sports

With spring starting up, the girls lacrosse team had their first couple of weeks and the JV and varsity teams are already looking to keep up their track record from last season.   Although the girls lacrosse team has always been a consistent team in rankings, the varsity team had an impres...

Boys, girls track teams begin season

Boys, girls track teams begin season

Sonia Moran, Photographer
May 4, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports

The boys and girls track are sprinting their way in to the beginning on the season. Both teams are strong this year. The runners this year are focusing on training harder this season. The coaches are pushing the runners a lot harder this year. Despite their dedication this year, the teams goal's remain...

Skaret helps Bundbugs become more successful

Skaret helps Bundbugs become more successful

Mariah Marsnik, Copy Editor
May 3, 2017
Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

Bundbugs is the current name of the constantly evolving band whose origin is shrouded in secrecy. The band view themselves as the successor to The Beatles and senior Charlie Skaret is the lead singer. The beginning of the band can be traced back to Sept. when Skaret and senior Kai Knudson were looki...

Anderson wins Athena award for excellence in athletics

Anderson wins Athena award for excellence in athletics

Andrew Wilcek, Social Media Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Locker Room, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

The Athena award is an award given to a female student that accels in athletics at their school. 43 schools participate in the event in Minnesota. This year senior Hannah Anderson has won the award for Stillwater. Anderson is a three sports athlete, she plays soccer in the fall, hockey in the winte...

Pott siblings become rodeo duo

Pott siblings become rodeo duo

Travis Jacobson, Social Media Reporter
April 28, 2017
Filed under Locker Room, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

There are few students who would think of joining high school rodeo as their choice of sport. Maybe it is the thought of riding animals three times their size for fun that scares them away. That is not the case of siblings junior Caitlin Pott and freshman Brandon Pott. They have embraced the old fr...

Ryans maintain a 21 year marriage at SJHS

Ryans maintain a 21 year marriage at SJHS

Mira LaNasa, Layout Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under People, Showcase

Dennis and Ing-Mari Ryan both teach English classes at Stillwater Junior High School. The two have been married for 21 years, and met through the school. "He started here the year we opened this building in 1994, and he was a new teacher, and I was working with our new teacher mentorship progr...

Trap shooting gives unique, challenging opportunity

Trap shooting gives unique, challenging opportunity

Ryan Berg, Social Media Reporter
April 4, 2017
Filed under Activities, Showcase

Trap shooting is a unique, untraditional, but challenging activity. For many years, students have been given the opportunity to participate in this event. It is a spring event for students; the team has all their practices at Oakdale gun club, along with some competitions there as well. Trap shoot...

Operation Glass Slipper provides prom dresses for those in need

Operation Glass Slipper provides prom dresses for those in need

Jake Caywood, Social Media Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Showcase, Student Life

For girls in high school, prom is something to look forward to all year, prom is a time to dance, have fun and most of all look spontaneous in a stunning prom dress. Unfortunately some girls are unable to afford a dress to the dance and are denied the opportunity to attend prom. Operation ...

Thole twins headed for success in gymnastics, wrestling

Thole twins headed for success in gymnastics, wrestling

Tristan Hatchell, Video Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Locker Room, Showcase

A lot of people think that being able to play a sport well comes down to genetics, but in this case it isn’t just Kevin or Lauren’s own genetic. The Thole siblings are both headed for success. Kevin is a key player on the wrestling team and was a premier asset at their state tournament....

O’Neal strives for future dermatology career

O’Neal strives for future dermatology career

Tiana Meador, Editor-In-Chief
March 30, 2017
Filed under People, Showcase

  As college commitment comes to a close, the University of Minnesota medical school is assessing 10 incoming freshmen who are going to be selected to participate in an accelerated seven-year med program for med school. Of the students initially considered, the U of M has cut the number to...

Synchronized swim focuses on teamwork

Synchronized swim focuses on teamwork

Jesse Zelaya, Online Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports

  The pools are opening up for the girls synchronized swim team.  Their first meet is on March 30, at Columbia Heights High School. The girls synchronized swim team is ready to put their suits back on to start the season.  Synchro swimming is very different than other forms of swimming. ...

Lacrosse team among best in conference

Lacrosse team among best in conference

Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor
March 24, 2017
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Showcase, Spring Sports

Hockey, football, basketball; these are some of the popular sports that students turn up in crowds to watch. But one sport that doesn't get enough attention is lacrosse. The boys team is consistently among the best in the conference, and the girls team has been to the state tournament four yea...

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