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Achieving competitive advantage with 916 Program

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 Baldwin is Stillwater Area High School’s direct contact for this program. The school offers 2...

Minnesota winters change due to climate change

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. "The winter's my kids are going through are different than the winters that I remember as a kid."...

916 Career in Tech program creates new opportunities

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 at the high school. This better prepares students for the field they are going into. The district p...

Bartkey reflects on the lessons of crime journalism

Bartkey reflects on the lessons of crime journalism

Elsa Persson, Online Editor

January 21, 2019

Standing at the head of the classroom, she stood tall with an inviting smile on her face, upholding herself with impeccable professionalism. She was an award-winning journalist, with an Emmy and multiple associated press awards to her name. Though she had a sophisticated demeanor, her seasoned career e...

Jon Bream, Star Tribune Rock Critic visits journalism classes

Jon Bream, Star Tribune Rock Critic visits journalism classes

Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 20, 2019

“Ting. Ting. Ting.” Star Tribune Rock Critic Jon Bream sits in a San Francisco recording studio, separated from music legend Prince by only a pane of glass. Prince stares at him, steadily hitting a drum stick against a cymbal every few seconds. He clearly does not want to speak to Bream, and Bre...

UK votes to break up Brexit

UK votes to break up Brexit

Gavan Townsend, Camera Editor

January 19, 2019

Rows of seats line the room from top to bottom. Hundreds of eyes are pointing towards a single figure in the front of the room. Short, grayed hair lines their face filled with looks of worry and deceit. Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, begins to speak and announces that Brexit will...

Passion and integrity responsible for Falzone’s dream job

Passion and integrity responsible for Falzone’s dream job

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

January 19, 2019

Chelsey Falzone can't remember when she began to love baseball. All she knows is that she was the girl who would go home after school to study stats and watch old baseball documentaries. "I think baseball has some beautiful parallels to life," Falzone said. "Maybe that's why I liked it." However, a b...

916 Career and Technical Center provides college experiences

916 Career and Technical Center provides college experiences

Linda Hill, Podcast Reporter

January 18, 2019

916 Career and Technical Center, also referred to as the 916 program, offers different programs to high school students and the northeast school of Century College. They offer two different time slots: morning and afternoon sessions. This program was made to "get the hands-on learning experience th...

Digital world comes with privacy concerns

Digital world comes with privacy concerns

Mia Lucido, Distribution Editor

January 11, 2019

Today, teenagers rely on the internet and do not know what it is like to not have it. Living in a digital world has its perks, but there are also pitfalls, especially when it comes to privacy. Often, people know that privacy is a concern, but do not really know what information can be collected with their act...

Facing death twice has not stopped Nelson from living

Facing death twice has not stopped Nelson from living

Megan Baxter, Photography Editor

January 2, 2019

Three weeks before sophomore Sophia Nelson was diagnosed with diabetes, she kept getting overly thirsty, wetting the bed and losing massive amounts of weight. One afternoon in the summer adventure camp, Sophia had trouble breathing and her legs were in a lot of pain. After a phone call to mom, and a...

Bev Petrie leads Partnership Plan, supports community

Bev Petrie leads Partnership Plan, supports community

Ben Jacobs, Podcast Reporter

December 30, 2018

When the school does not have the funding to support the activities that the student body spends their time with after school throughout the year, grants from the Partnership Plan provide funds to allow students to have these opportunities. Activities and fundraisers are also hosted by the Partners...

Boyd Huppert surprises Steil, teaches journalism

Boyd Huppert surprises Steil, teaches journalism

Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2018

“Oh my god! You are my favorite journalist ever,” newspaper advisor Rachel Steil exclaimed upon seeing Kare 11’s Boyd Huppert enter her classroom. What started as a typical third hour newspaper class took an exciting turn when Steil was surprised with a visit from her favorite journalist, a Chri...

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