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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...

Google introduces self-driving cars

Google introduces self-driving cars

Kaitlin Bloom, Online editor
April 7, 2016
Filed under Focus, In-Depth

For a long time, people have imagined a future free of driver's education, road tests, and maybe even accidents. Cars would drive themselves, independent of any human control. People would be able to send their young sons and daughters off to a friend's house alone and be able to trust they'll ge...

Futuristic robot shows real life characteristics

Futuristic robot shows real life characteristics

James Thompson, Read and Watch Video Editor
February 9, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

From a glance one would see Nadine as any other ordinary person on the planet. She has brunette hair, brown eyes, and light skin. After awhile, the realization that she does not breath, blink, or move a muscle begins to set in. Nadine is the most human looking robot of this day and age. Nadine the robot was created ...

Snapchat rising above old-school text messaging

Tiana Meador, Online Editor
December 24, 2015
Filed under Lifestyle, Multimedia, Read & Watch, Student Life, Technology & Gaming

As social media continues to pervade every element of day-to-day life, 'older' ways of communicating seem to lose popularity among the current generation. This allows for more exploration of newer interfaces, which seem to be constantly updating how people share their life with the world. One...

Out with the old iPhone in with the new LG V10

Out with the old iPhone in with the new LG V10

Joslyn Reiche, Fashion Blog Editor
December 6, 2015
Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life, Technology & Gaming

http://www.androidcentral.com/lg-officially-unveils-v10-second-screen-and-dual-front-facing-cameras LG released their LG V10 on Nov. 6. They have a daring catchphrase of being the 'unbreakable android.' This name was given because of their many commercials showing it being dropped on a surface where any other phone woul...

Technology distribution among students unequal

Technology distribution among students unequal

March 30, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Staff Editorial

Stillwater Area High School currently struggles in keeping up-to-date with technology due to a low budget. The school has a multitude of computers, but many of them do not meet the needs of students. Even with the multitude of computers, students are still not quite satisfied with our current tech...

Rand: role of sports reporting evolving image of athletes

Rand: role of sports reporting evolving image of athletes

Emily Lodahl, Layout Editor
February 1, 2015
Filed under People

The sports reporting world has taken a curve ball the past couple years according to Star Tribune’s digital sports editor, Michael Rand. The rise of social media has impacted how sports and athletes are covered and perceived in the public’s eye. According to Rand, sports reporting previously consisted o...

Joey Fedor takes lead on robotics team

Joey Fedor takes lead on robotics team

Jessica Thomas, Editor-in-Chief
November 14, 2014
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Situations

  Many teams here at Stillwater often go unnoticed but are secretly very successful. The Robotics team is no exception. Senior Joey Fedor is this year’s captain of the Robotics team. The adult supervisors of the team are science teacher Dennis Symalla and industrial technology teacher T...

Student technology when dollars run short

Student technology when dollars run short

Megan McGuire, Team Lead Editor
September 30, 2014
Filed under News

Technology use has become a key part in learning. The decision to not supply as many new technology devices in classrooms leads students to have to add a technology device to their school supply list or be left to use outdated, unreliable, school-provided technology. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) plan was implemented this year to encourage students to bring...

Required back-up cameras will prevent accidents

Danny Ekstrand
May 21, 2014
Filed under Editorial

The revolution of the car is a never ending process, always changing and developing new products to make the car safer, sleeker and more accommodating. First, there was the horse and buggie and that soon developed into the Model T by Henry Ford and now were looking at the Google Smart Car. The National...

Human genome project advances understanding of genes

Lexi Fitch Green
April 2, 2014
Filed under Editorial

In California there are currently procedures involving alterations of the human cells in unborn babies. The whole point of the human genome project was to prevent diseases that run in the family, but people who can afford to alter the cells misuse the procedure and change traits such as eyes, hair, et...

BYOD initiative moves on to school board

Katelyn Weisbrod
April 1, 2014
Filed under News, Read & Watch, Technology & Gaming

Every single day, discoveries are made that make the world more advanced than it ever has been before. It is essential that as these advancements are made, they are distributed to the youth of the nation, which is arguably the most important generation. As technology becomes a bigger and bigger part...

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