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Amnesty International collects hygiene products

Amnesty International collects hygiene products

Ellie Faeth, Layout Editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

Amnesty Club finds so much joy in collecting hygienic necessities for people who have trouble accessing or buying items for themselves and their family. Following Valley Outreach and their "Help for the Homeless" hygiene drive, the club took it upon themselves to ask students to donate items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap and other care products and brin...

Student step up voice opinion, inspire change

Student step up voice opinion, inspire change

Hailey Buelow, Social Media Reporter
February 17, 2017
Filed under Student Life

With the many changes happening in the social and political world of America, students are doing their part to be as involved as possible. Student activism in the school has taken a huge leap due to the young population of the country being eager to step up and voice their opinions to make a change...

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...

Trump’s poor policy worse than Clinton’s unlikability

Trump’s poor policy worse than Clinton’s unlikability

Adam Johnson, Buisness Editor
September 25, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

With the elections coming up, Trump and Clinton are neck and neck.  With Trump's poor policy and debate skills, it will be Clinton's election to lose. Just after labor day, crucial polls were released by CNN showing Trump with 45 percent, barely edging out over Clinton, who received just 43 percent.  These number...

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 ...

Students set on the path for future fame

Students set on the path for future fame

Dylan Cook, Visual Arts Media Editor
March 15, 2016
Filed under Focus, In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

Confident, skilled, experienced, knowledgeable and unique. These are the traits of a person bound for fame. They can be used to describe students such as junior Corri Gardner, senior Clay Knoll or sophomore Lydia Stannard; all three of which are on the journey to fame. Rising stars are in abund...

BLAST week brings school and community together

BLAST week brings school and community together

Shenyn Gale, Social Media Editor
February 25, 2016
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

BLAST stands for be loving and sharing together and that is what BLAST week is all about; our school coming together to promote unity between all students, staff and culture. This is done through a bunch of new school wide activities and entertainment. BLAST week is a fun way to bring the scho...

Seniors begin preparing for upcoming election

Seniors begin preparing for upcoming election

Taylor Johnston, Social Media Editor
December 4, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

Presidential debates are already under way for Nov. 2016's upcoming presidential elections. With these elections coming up in the next year, people are beginning to wonder who students will be voting for and what issues hit home with them. Politics is the activities associated with the govern...

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...

Family values shape political views

Family values shape political views

Jared Dean, In-studio Anchor
October 14, 2015
Filed under Government and Political Opinion, Political Opinion

The race for America's next president is in full swing and so are the debates,  opinions, and arguments among peers. Both teachers and students alike have agreed and the results are in; the main source of an individual's political opinions actually originate from one’s family. Whether one is a Democr...

New presidents for Amnesty International

New presidents for Amnesty International

Robby Enright, Distribution Reporter
April 28, 2015
Filed under Activities

Stillwater’s branch of Amnesty International is responsible for charity fundraisers around the school as well as their main event, celebrating International Human Rights Day. Behind every successful event are the students who dedicate hours of their time to making the world a better place. The presi...

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