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Junior Gabriel Strand poses for photo during French Club. Strand spends a lot of his time with Madame Jackie Parr either in French Club or simply hanging out after school. Strand and Parr have a strong bond, due to constant interactions aided by his perfect attendance.

Gabriel Strand strives to maintain perfect attendance

Gabbi Chau, Political Cartoon Editor February 27, 2024

Junior Gabriel Strand has never missed a day of school since the beginning of his freshman year of high school. Despite illnesses and late wake-up calls, Strand is persistent in having perfect attendance...

Substitute teacher Dan Wagners 40 years in education have impacted many students and staff. His positive attitude and work ethic is irreplaceable.

Dan Wagner celebrates years of commitment to education

Tyson Blazer, Copy Editor January 29, 2024

Dan Wagner, a teacher who has had an impressive 40-year teaching career, has left a lasting impact on the lives of countless students. Wagner began his teaching career in North Carolina after graduating...

U.S. History teach Ryan Miller welcomes new son Eamonn on Dec. 11, 2023. Miller also steps in as new cross country coach this year.

Ryan Miller welcomes first son to the family

Rio Atkinson, Graphics Editor January 28, 2024

As of this year, Ryan Miller, also known as Mr. Miller, added a new edition to his family, Eamonn Miller born Dec. 11, 2023. Miller and his wife welcomed baby Eamonn a few months ago, many were excited...

Drommerhausen kicks off her day at school. Driven by her genuine passion for teaching and students in room D102, shes been committed to making a difference for 50 years.

Drommerhausen starts her 50th year of teaching

Gavin Schuna, Business Editor January 28, 2024

“The students are going to be leaders of tomorrow, so I always tell them. You know, they could be my boss some day. They are going to invent all of these new products. The world is a better place with...

Senior Oren Hamilton records for a basketball game against Roseville. He is currently recording highlights for his Hamilton film.

Oren Hamilton plans to become a professional videographer

Biniam Tsegai, Business Editor January 28, 2024

    Senior Oren Hamilton fell in love, maybe not in the most regular way. He found his love in videos. Hamilton is a well-distinguished videographer within the community who loves...

Front office located in the main rotunda where secretary, Jill Roth helps students navigate to classes. Roth joined the main office staff last year.

Jill Roth holds down the fort in main office

Lainey Zinda, Photography Editor January 27, 2024

Security is a large concern for school, there are many different protocols implemented to make school the safest place for each student. A big part of security is in the front office, she is secretary...

This is the new business teachers Travis Birklids class. As he has moved into his new role as a business and marketing teacher. After the departure of Schut there is no new BPA advisor.

BPA club leader still undecided

Gavin Schuna, Business Editor December 19, 2023

After 17 years of experience and five-plus years at the helm of BPA club, as teacher Philip Schut left last spring. The club is currently facing challenges in finding a replacement within the school. Despite...

Senior Anya Williams succeeds in many activities. She plans to further her education at the University of North Dakota and continue to do track and fly.

Anya Williams flies to new heights

Kaylee Lowe, Copy Editor December 17, 2023

Senior Anya Williams opens the door to her plane and climbs in. Today she plans to go to Burnett county. Excited, she puts on her headset and her aviator sunglasses and starts up her plane. She flies over...

Senior Jenna Phelps manages school and stress while being apart of multiple clubs and the girls soccer team. She is also the president of student council and plays a major role in this school.

Jenna Phelps balances school and activities

Mady Richert, Online Editor December 14, 2023

Senior Jenna Phelps manages school and stress while being a part of multiple clubs and the girls soccer team. Phelps is the president of student council, a member of the TRUST club, and is a Stillwater...

Band director Tark Katzenmeyer teaches a band class. The previous director has chosen to step down and Katzenmeyer has risen to the challenge.

Katzenmeyer takes over as band director

Ian Lunneborg, Video Editor December 13, 2023

“I love the opportunity to meet a whole new group of people and any opportunity you get to make musicians with people or any opportunity you get to meet musicians and an environment where people...

Junior Cole Nuss recently started a new sailing club at the high school and is hoping that it continues to grow. He started this club to compete with neighboring schools.

Cole Nuss forms first sailing club at high school

Mady Richert, Online EDT October 31, 2023

Junior Cole Nuss recently introduced a new sailing club  at the high school in order to compete with neighboring schools. So far this fall, they have been building the team's culture, practicing and adding...

Senior Alex Funk leaves school in the afternoon to hangout at a friends house. Funk served as a page in Washington D.C. last fall for Senator Amy Klobuchar.

Alex Funk selected for Senate Page Program

Cole Nuss, Layout Editor October 31, 2023

Beep Beep Beep! The alarm clock goes off at 5 a.m. for senior Alex Funk. She stumbles out of bed on her way to breakfast, the warm smell of coffee fills the air as she nears. She packs up her stuff for...

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