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Freshman Chance Swenson works on his I Time project. He plans to share this with his team in the up-coming weeks.

B.A.R.R. program improves freshmen relationships

Dylan Stormoen, Copy Editor May 10, 2019

Ninth grade students began filling the halls in August 2017. As the school and its student population grew larger, teachers and staff have been working to create a close-knit community amongst the students,...

AVID teacher Brandon Maxwell teaches his students valuable study skills to prepare for college. College prep is a focus of the class. A majority of AVID students end up getting accepted to their college of choice.

AVID elective prepares students for college

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief May 10, 2019

AVID is a program offered in the district that is meant to give middle academic students an extra boost on their path to college. Most students enrolled are the first in their family to go to college,...

Senior Olivia Walsh, along with recommenders Amy Longtin and Abby Banks, nominated Kris McCarthy for the Partnership Plan award.

McCarthy receives Partnership Teacher of the Year award

Sadie Heieren, Photographer April 16, 2019

Every year, eight teachers in the Stillwater district are honored and awarded by the Partnership Plan. This year, social studies teacher Kris McCarthy was one of few people awarded the 2018-2019 Partnership...

A band called Joint Pain, played at Tuttles on March 10 to help raise money and awareness for opioid overdose prevention.

American opioid addiction problem claims many lives

Nathaniel Willius, Distribution Reporter April 15, 2019

Every three weeks, drug overdoses claim as many American lives as the terrorist attacks on 9/11. Opioids are responsible for 64 percent of these deaths. To help prevent this, organizations such as the...

Senior John Caskey and other theatre members get ready to rehearse for their next musical Les Misérables. The musical is set to be performed during April 5-13.

Caskey breaks common stereotype, pursues theatre and sports

Toby Weiss, Camera Editor April 5, 2019

Many students spend their free time participating in after school activities such as sports. Others chose more social activities like theatre or clubs. Typically, most students who participate in one tend...

Junior Tyson Fredkove poses with a doctor in Peru. The two prep a Peruvian child with a cleft lip for their correction surgery.

Fredkove gains medical experience traveling in Peru

Taylor Lee, Distributive Reporter March 30, 2019

A New Experience  Junior Tyson Fredkove held and soothed the crying baby as both of them prepared for the upcoming surgery. This Peruvian child was born with a bilateral cleft lip and had it corrected...

Senior Justin Siegfried is known for his wacky socks, but he also is known for his outstanding success in the 2018 Stock Market Games. Siegfried placed in the top five out of thousands of participants state wide.

Siegfried excels in stocks and socks

Chas Morgan, Layout Editor March 23, 2019

Senior Justin Siegfried has excelled in the Stock Market Games and his Marketing class teacher Debbie Drommerhausen thinks highly of him. Siegfried is not only known for his success in the Stock Market...

Government and history students spend time learning about our countrys Constitution and the ways it has shaped and been shaped by America. The countries constitution is not the only one that influences our lives. New changes have been proposed to the Minnesota Constitution.

Additions possible for Minnesota Constitution

Elise Truman, Online Editor March 5, 2019

The United States Constitution was established in 1789 and is the supreme law of the United States. However, each state has its own constitution, focused more on day-to-day operations, as ordained by the...

Many doctors recommend that people with SAD get outside in the mornings. There are four student centers where counselors are available.

Teachers and staff help those effected by Seasonal Affective Disorder

Megan Baxter, Photography Editor February 16, 2019

Grades dropping, rare socialization and zero concentration. Already diagnosed with depression, junior Grace Murphy notices that things get a lot worse around winter time. "My teachers are really great...

Seniors Carter Hansen and Sidney Hatch take auto tech at Century first hour. They are learning to become auto mechanics before they graduate.

Achieving competitive advantage with 916 Program

Joseph Devins, Business Editor February 3, 2019

The 916 is a metro area high school located at Century College that teaches students real world training for work after high school. Jill Stewart-Keller is the principal of the school and counselor Jeremy...

Downtown Stillwater the St. Croix River is frozen, but there is not as much snow on the ground due to the flexuating weather this winter. Over the years there seems to be not as much snow compared to previous winters.

Minnesota winters change due to climate change

Elli Swanson, Photographer January 25, 2019

Over the years, Minnesota winters have differentiated due to mild changes within our Earth's climate. "I certainly remember different winters when I was growing up," biology teacher Benjamin Straka said....

Students from the 916 career in tech program work on taking apart a car engine for their class. The 916 program keeps students more engaged in their learning compared to a normal classroom setting, which gives students a boost of experience going into college.

916 Career in Tech program creates new opportunities

Zach Johnson, Social Media Editor January 23, 2019

The 916 career in tech is a program offered to students to help to prepare for a career outside of high school before  graduation. The program allows students to attend courses not offered to students...

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