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Lola Wallace, a lifetime globetrotter

Lola Wallace, a lifetime globetrotter

Jack Seipel, Social Media Editor

February 20, 2018

Through the beautifully rocky and vibrant coast of Maui, Hawaii, blue and white breaking waves crash into the dried molten lava. 4,643 miles away in New Zealand, all is calm on the hillside, as the lush green grass dances with the wind. Back in crisp Minnesota, a young woman plans her next adventure ...

Stippel awarded Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the year

Stippel awarded Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the year

Kaitlyn Kirby, Business Editor

February 20, 2018

Lori Stippel began teaching at Stillwater in 1997 and since then has changed the lives of many students. She won the Educator of the Year award by the Chamber of Commerce and was well deserving.  Stippel is a teacher of excellence. She dedicates countless hours of her time in and out of school to her ...

Alumni Krusinski calling the ‘shots’ in freshman year of college

Alumni Krusinski calling the ‘shots’ in freshman year of college

Ben Valerius, Announcements Field Editor

February 20, 2018

Every morning, Chicago wakes up early in the morning. It stretches its arms and yawns  as the hustle and bustle of the town slowly starts to come alive, with the numerous college campuses become active. Students from all over start to go about their daily lives. One such school, DePaul University, host...

Krahn steals the show in spring musical

Photos by Aubrey Kelley

Ben Valerius, Announcements Editor

February 18, 2018

  Towering at 6’2 and regularly found dressed for success, Isaac Krahn is no ordinary senior. A student and cross country runner by day and now a rockstar by night, he recently was cast in the SAHS spring musical “Bye Bye Birdie,” playing the title character, Conrad Birdie. Usually found running...

Jack Flaherty, living for others

Jack Flaherty, living for others

Noah Schoolman, Copy Editor

February 16, 2018

Jack Flaherty, 17, looked out the window toward the school parking lot, his thoughts on another place as he recounted how he found out that his Grandpa Rollie Flaherty, his friend and mentor had passed away. “I’m so sorry buddy. Look, I’ve got to go now; Jim’s here to take him away. Stay...

Albrecht uses traumatic injury to her advantage

Albrecht uses traumatic injury to her advantage

Gabi Danielson, Field Reporter

February 14, 2018

It was a normal day at the gym; Emma Albrecht was tumbling and flipping in preparation for nationals. She had a little bit of back pain here and there, but brushed it off and focused on the meet ahead. She flipped, and tumbled to the music landing her last pass with a solid bounce. Cheers erupted fr...

Gap year in Brazil means more than traveling to Nichols

Senior Sintra Nichols plans to take a gap year to travel to Brazil thanks to a scholarship program called Global Citizen.

Mira Lanasa, Layout Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2018

During her junior year, senior Sintra Nichols felt she had lost purpose in her education. She wanted to get back on track, but found the only way to get back en route was to go off the trail entirely, and pioneer a new track which lands her in Brazil. Sintra is popularly known for her academics, ...

Wallace travels the world with National Geographic

Photo by Lilly Sample

Abby Begin, Field Reporter

February 9, 2018

Only a junior in high school, Lola Wallace has traveled to many places most people only dream about. She began traveling with National Geographic at age 15. Through these trips, she has been able to expand her knowledge about different cultures and create meaningful relationships. Wallace fir...

Goetzke dances through life

Goetzke dances through life

Hannah Boardman, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2018

Body-aches, tired muscles, swollen feet, extreme exhaustion. All of these sound like symptoms of an illness, or side effects of a medication, but for freshman Isabel Goetzke they're proof that she's done something right. Ballet is a historically difficult type of dance, with dancers trying to obtain...

Miller powers through for those who need it most

A young child at Robin's Nest Orphanage in Montego Bay, Jamaica playfully sticks her tongue out at the volunteers. “They were really happy to see us,” Miller says. “They were so happy and willing to share everything they did have.”

Linnea Phillips, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2018

The kids looked up at the volunteers with confused expressions. Why were they crying? Why did they seem so upset? The kids were only going to school, after all. As the small children waved goodbye to the 20 or so volunteers they had spent the past five days getting to know, they didn’t know they w...

La vie different: Jackie Parr travels abroad

 Parr's many years have strengthened her love for the french language and culture. She finds joy in sharing it with students.

Michael VanLieshout, Online Editor

February 3, 2018

A woman steps out of the small local boulangerie just as she did every day for the past few years. The weather was perfect, the sky was a brilliant cloudless blue, the Jura mountain air was cooling and just as refreshing. The morning dew sparkled and made the flowers dazzle like the most expensive diamonds....

Joanna Eckles pursues love of birds as she battles for their ecological safety

Joanna Eckles pursues love of birds as she battles for their ecological safety

Abby Banks, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2018

Having specifically asked for her cup of steaming water in a white ceramic mug, Joanna Eckles carefully balances her muffin and beverage in hand. Taking a seat, she dropped her bag of green tea into the water to steep, and began to pick apart her blueberry muffin while starting at the beginning of her...

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