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Staff Editorial: purse and bag restrictions unfairly affect innocent students

Staff Editorial: purse and bag restrictions unfairly affect innocent students

October 19, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Staff Editorial

As students line up to enter the Pony Stadium for another exciting football game with bags in hands and on backs to hold items, they are faced with security telling them they cannot bring those bags inside. The stadium policy, more strictly enforced this year, does not permit items such as bags, purses, w...

Staff Editorial: School vouchers are unfair to public school students

Staff Editorial: School vouchers are unfair to public school students

May 1, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Staff Editorial

In Minnesota, students can use school vouchers to help them afford private schools by paying for a part of the tuition. During 2016 alone Minnesota spent $35 million on school vouchers. This equals almost half of a percent of the States public school budget. It is not fair for students to use money ...

Staff Editorial: vandalism occurring in bathrooms increasing

Staff Editorial: vandalism occurring in bathrooms increasing

February 14, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Staff Editorial

One of the problems at school is vaping and vandalism in the school's bathrooms. This problem has raised concern for some of the staff. Not only is it an illegal activity, it is also negatively impacting students who do not vape, and need to use the bathrooms. Vaping, although similar to s...

Staff Editorial: Open campus for lunch will cause problems

Staff Editorial: Open campus for lunch will cause problems

January 14, 2017


Filed under Read & Watch, Staff Editorial

  Stillwater Area High School is one of the few schools in the metro that does not have an open campus at lunch, meaning students must stay in the building and cannot leave to eat nearby. Students have been frustrated about this for a while, but there are good reasons for the closed cam...

Staff Editorial: Trump brings strong feelings from young voters

Staff Editorial: Trump brings strong feelings from young voters

November 6, 2016


Filed under Political Opinion, Staff Editorial

Donald Trump has become the face of controversy across the nation. Supporters and antis alike, he is currently one of the most talked about people. Trump is known to be an extremist. And, of course, his supporters are, too. Current polls show that although Hillary Clinton is in the presidential lead,...

Staff Editorial: Social media becomes popular news outlet because of technology advacements

Staff Editorial: Social media becomes popular news outlet because of technology advacements

April 28, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Staff Editorial

The 21st century has brought about many changes to the world of technology. Social media websites such as Twitter, Instagram or even Snapchat are being used by millions of people around the globe, but these sites are still trying to evolve and keep up with the ever changing world. Social media certainly is not de...

Staff Editorial: Strong brand names become more powerful

Staff Editorial: Strong brand names become more powerful

March 15, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Staff Editorial

In a world dominated by material possessions and social hierarchies based on how you look and how much money you have, brand names and logos have become a major factor in the consumer industry. Brand names such as Nike and Michael Kors attract spenders across the US that are willing to pay more f...

Staff Editorial: High school needs more preparatory classes

Staff Editorial: High school needs more preparatory classes

December 3, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Staff Editorial

School, a place for learning and growing. It’s a place that should prepare students for real life and get them on the track to success. After 13 years in such an institution, they should be ready to take the next step, they should know the basics to get them where they need to be. However, school a...

Staff Editorial: Open campus could create chaos in schools

Staff Editorial: Open campus could create chaos in schools

October 23, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Staff Editorial

With big changes coming to the high school in the next few years, many people have began talking about whether or not the campus should be open for lunch. If this were to happen, students would be able to come and go as they please during lunch time. This would create havoc in the parking lot a...

Staff Editorial: teachers should have a unified cell phone policy

Staff Editorial: teachers should have a unified cell phone policy

April 30, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Staff Editorial

It is no surprise that technology is becoming more prevalent in people’s daily lives. The school encourages people to bring their own electronic devices from home, and most people have their cell phones on them or nearby at all times. With this type of abundant presence of technology in the lives of ma...

Staff Editorial: Technology distribution among students unequal

Staff Editorial: 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...

Staff Editorial: students need to take responsibility in cafeteria

Staff Editorial: students need to take responsibility in cafeteria

February 13, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Staff Editorial

Culture can mean a lot to a specific group of people or tightly bound community. At Stillwater Area High School, it is no different. The atmosphere and culture surrounding the school is inviting, it can be see through thriving students with outstanding ACT scores and grade point averages. Students already seem...

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