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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...

College In Schools program may be at risk

College In Schools program may be at risk

Noah Johnson, Distribution Reporter
January 12, 2017
Filed under News

Students across Minnesota may not be able to get free credits for college anymore, since the College in School program throughout Minnesota has the possibility of shutting down. The College in Schools program has many factors to it possibly being shut down. These factors consist of new teaching requirements and cost...

Financial aid, flawed necessity

Financial aid, flawed necessity

Adam Humpal, Social Media Reporter
December 5, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

Massive student debt, skyrocketing college tuition and a widening education achievement gap has fueled the discussion about federal financial aid for college. President Barack Obama has made student debt a national initiative when he announced the “Student Debt Challenge”, which was meant to raise...

STEM and liberal arts offer opportunities beyond high school

STEM and liberal arts offer opportunities beyond high school

Travis Jacobson, Social Media Reporter
November 7, 2016
Filed under Editorial

According to the American Association of Colleges and Universities, by their 50's, students who majored in a liberal arts degree earn about $2,000 more than students who majored in professional degrees. Culturally and socially, arts are important to students. Arts encourage students to express themselv...

Seniors make biggest decision of their lives

Seniors make biggest decision of their lives

Adam Sutcliffe, Read and watch team
November 18, 2015
Filed under Focus, In-Depth

As their senior year progresses, many seniors are finding themselves faced with the most important decision of their lives: selecting a college. However, for some, their decision has already been made. Yet, even as some seniors just begin sending out their applications, others have already received their acc...

Exploring college application process

Exploring college application process

Christopher Gilleo, Photographer
November 18, 2015
Filed under Focus, In-Depth

All around the United States, high school seniors are sending in college applications to their dream schools, hoping to be accepted.  Unfortunately, schools will be forced to reject a large sum of potential students. Applying for and choosing a college is extremely stressful and potentially ...

The ins and outs of college application

The ins and outs of college application

Dylan Cook, Visual Arts Media Editor
November 18, 2015
Filed under Focus, In-Depth

Nearly every student at Stillwater Area High School will face the task of applying for college. Knowing what looks best on an application can make the process of applying less stressful and help to ensure acceptance to desired schools. Any student who desires a college education must submit their a...

Gap year becomes increasingly popular

Gap year becomes increasingly popular

Andy Bjerk, Social Media Reporter
May 19, 2015
Filed under Focus

The traditional high school student goes on to a four year college with nothing but summer in between graduation and their freshman year. This could be because a student is completely ready for the next chapter in their academic career or because it is what the rest of their family did. This trend is...

Seniors begin preparation for college life

Joel Lange, Social Media Reporter
May 17, 2015
Filed under Focus, Photo Slide Shows

As May rolls around, seniors all over begin the tough adjustment to life away from home. Some will go on to schools out of state, while other will attend local colleges like the University of Minnesota and St. Cloud State University. Regardless of where students move off to, there are very diverse ...

No place for guns on college campus

No place for guns on college campus

Tessa Rosa, Fashion Blog Editor
April 13, 2015
Filed under Editorial

Guns are a tool of war used to inflict pain upon and kill the enemy. They are dangerous weapons which have been used on numerous occasions for murders, genocides and war. Colleges are places for an individual to learn and grow; a place for one to thrive, not be murdered by a careless or malicious gunman....

App makes applying for scholarships easier

App makes applying for scholarships easier

Matt Salmi, Social Media Editor
April 9, 2015
Filed under Lifestyle

Every year seniors get accepted into college and then they find out exactly the price of tuition. Given the high prices, everyone wants to lower their tuition.  The seniors will often look to scholarships to help lower the cost. There are many different websites where people can go to learn abo...

University of Wisconsin budget cuts feared by Minnesota students

Lexie Sherrick, Print Editor-In-Chief
March 30, 2015
Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

Cutting millions of dollars from a university system budget is the greatest fear for many students and families.  Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker proposed a $300 million budget cut to the 13 four-year universities of the Wisconsin school system. The cuts would total 13 percent over the next two...

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