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Becky Mazzara takes over as NHS adviser

Becky Mazzara takes over as NHS adviser

Mira LaNasa, Layout Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under In-Depth, People

National Honor Society is one of the most prominent school clubs, as well as at thousands of other schools across the nation. NHS club adviser Chris Engler has stepped down as the teacher adviser and Becky Mazzara, a newly hired American Sign Language teacher, has begun to fulfill the role. Ma...

Rondeau skips way to educational success

Rondeau skips way to educational success

McKenzie Bohlig, Photographer
November 5, 2016
Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows

"Grade skipping, also known as 'green-shirting,' used to be standard practice before other enriched academic options, such as gifted programs, became commonplace. Still, even with enrichment programs, some kids are better served by going up a grade," Noodle.com reporter Sarah Rivera said. Junior Sophi...

Builders Club improves community early on

Builders Club improves community early on

Erin Lemanski, Photographer
May 10, 2016
Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

  Serving the world one community at a time, that is what the Builders club at Stillwater Junior High School stands for. Their goal is to improve the community with the help of the Kiwanis club alongside them. The club aims to create service-minded students and provide leadership opportunities for ...

High turnout for Stillwater’s college fair

High turnout for Stillwater’s college fair

Sarah McCarthy, Photographer
March 17, 2016
Filed under Local News, News, Photo Slide Shows, Read & Watch, Showcase

Stillwater Area High School hosted one of the largest college fairs in the Midwest in the gym. The fair featured over 110 different post secondary schools, and offered a range of opportunities for every kind of student. The College Fair occurred on March 8, and it hosted both two and four year colleg...

Winter Coffeehouse: music, talent and soul

Winter Coffeehouse: music, talent and soul

Brian Jaap, Layout Editor
December 18, 2015
Filed under Arts, Music Scene

The biannual concert is one of the many fundraisers that NHS hosts. It is completely student-lead and all of the acts are chosen based off of auditions. As usual, all money raised will go to a charitable cause. This year, NHS is donating all funds to Bantfwana Phambili, an organization that provid...

Key Club grows to 200 members

Key Club grows to 200 members

Olivia Weirtz, In-Studio Anchor
October 5, 2015
Filed under Activities, People

Many people have no idea what Key Club is, some know that it is a community service organization, but few people realize Key Club has grown from 20 members to over 100 in just two years. Until two years ago, there was no club based solely on community service. Then, Kiwanis, an adult communit...

NHS prepares to launch spring community events

NHS prepares to launch spring community events

Joel Lange, Social Media Reporter
February 24, 2015
Filed under Activities

NHS is a student leadership organization that plans donation and charity events around the school and the surrounding community. Between all the events they put on over the past few months, NHS has been very busy this fall and winter. The past few weeks they have entered a hiatus and have begun the plan...

NHS rolling out new changes

Sam Begin, Team Lead Editor
October 2, 2014
Filed under News

Change is a prevalent topic in our school district as of late and NHS is no exception. After debate and consultation, the National Honors Society has decided to roll out new changes in policy this year. These include the abolishment of the much-hated "three-strike system" and the introduction of a new "pod...

Coffeehouse performances continue raising money for a cause

Coffeehouse performances continue raising money for a cause

Sydney Spreck
December 12, 2013
Filed under Arts, Local News, Music Scene, News

As the wind begins to bite and frost forms on the morning ground, Minnesotans prepare for winter.  One winter tradition that has continued over many years is that of Coffee House performances hosted by the National Honor Society (NHS) at Stillwater Area High School. Coffee House is a gathering of communi...

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