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Cat Clements influences comment with political involvement

Cat Clements influences comment with political involvement

Allison Heintz, Layout Editor
November 10, 2016
Filed under Showcase

As the final election debate comes to an end, many individual's political views and thoughts increase greatly. When thinking of a politically involved person, the image of a high school student doesn't pop into the mind, but for many students, Cat Clements is a junior very politically involved stu...

Coffee shops battle for best ‘study spot’

Coffee shops battle for best ‘study spot’

Payton Filipiak, Online Editor
November 6, 2016
Filed under Focus

Nothing goes together better than long nights of studying and a cup of hot coffee or cocoa. That combination can be found frequently at the many coffee shops in Stillwater. Coffee shops have become an increasingly popular place for students to study, both alone and in groups. Three of the most pop...

Alan Kantrud fights for House seat against Kathy Lohmer

Alan Kantrud fights for House seat against Kathy Lohmer

Hannah Boardman, Layout Editor
September 25, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

Kathy Lohmer has been the District 39B representative for years, and for the first time since she won in 2010, she is in danger of losing her place. Alan Kantrud, a new-comer to the political scene, is taking the local election by storm with his efforts to replace Lohmer for a seat in the Minnesota Ho...

Students involve themselves in political clubs

Mira LaNasa, Layout Editor
September 25, 2016
Filed under Student Life

The Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton debate is far from dissipating, and the Young Democrats and Youth Republicans clubs are just as far from agreeing on every issue. However, despite political differences, they are much more alike than many would think. When the Young Democrats and Youth Republican ...

Mental health among teens, an exploration

Mental health among teens, an exploration

Brian Jaap, Layout Editor
February 10, 2016
Filed under Focus, In-Depth

Mental illness is an extremely touchy subject that many prefer not to talk about.  There are many factors that contribute to mental illness, especially in high school students. According to nami.org, as children approach their teenage years, one in five 13-18 year olds have, or will have, a serious mental illness and fifty percent ...

Obama needs tougher gun laws

Obama needs tougher gun laws

Brian Jaap, Layout Editor
November 18, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

The spectrum is extremely wide when it comes to the control of firearms. For centuries, people have had differing views on whether a person's firearms should be controlled by the people or if the government should make sure the people owning guns are safe. This subject is an extremely important topi...

Students stress about grades, not about learning

Students stress about grades, not about learning

Brian Jaap, Layout Editor
October 21, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows

"There's definitely too much stress on grades in my opinion," junior Corri Gardner said. "Instead of learning to enhance lives, we're rushing to get everything done. On the other hand, knowledge can be gained at your own pace. Grades don't prove knowledge, and school definitely doesn't teach you ev...

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