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Salmi wins Secondary Physical Education Teacher of the Year

Salmi wins Secondary Physical Education Teacher of the Year

Zach Johnson, Social Media Editor

October 23, 2018

Darrell Salmi won the award Secondary Teacher of the Year in the state of Minnesota. This award was given to him by MNSHAPE, an organization in Minnesota that gives professional services and resources to teachers. Salmi received the award to honor and recognize for his outstanding services and contributi...

School board candidates discuss key issues

School board candidates discuss key issues

Matt Moore, Podcast Reporter

October 23, 2018

Nov. 6 is election day across the country. Locally, seven candidates are running for the four open seats on the Stillwater School District School Board. Each candidate has the difficult task of addressing key issues Stillwater Schools is currently facing. Now that the calendar has flipped to Oct., that leaves approximately one month remaining until th...

Freshmen volleyball players take varsity by storm

Freshmen volleyball players take varsity by storm

Dylan Stormoen, Copy Editor

September 11, 2018

The excitement and adrenaline controlled freshman Lucy Zollar as she sat patiently on the bench on her very first varsity volleyball game. She was focused on putting all of her feelings into each touch on the ball. " When I heard the words come out of Bob's mouth that I was in, I got really excited...

Drevlow hunts for microadventures

Drevlow hunts for microadventures

Taylor Lee, Distributive Reporter

September 10, 2018

Assistant Principal Aaron Drevlow packed his phone, credit cards, two Co2 canisters (just in case) and a half-full bottle of water. He mounted his impressive road bike that he loves to show off to students and headed off to another day at work, rain or shine. "Well, 1999, 1998, I started riding to ...

Super Fans show school spirit at Homecoming game

Super Fans show school spirit at Homecoming game

Carina Block, Copy Editor

September 8, 2018

  The student section at the football game is on their toes as the ball gets snapped to quarterback junior Luke Cullen. The crowd goes wild after a gain of 15 yards. The students shout out a couple different cheers lead by the not often talked about, most energetic fans standing in the fron...

Community supports schools across district

Community supports schools across district

Kaitlyn Kirby, Business Editor

May 15, 2018

The local community plays a large role in supporting their local school district. Students believe that the success of Stillwater Schools is largely due to the support they receive from the community. According to students and staff, the school would be a completely different place without the suppo...

Math teacher Pam Bloom retires after 32 years

Math teacher Pam Bloom retires after 32 years

Mason Wylie, Read and Watch Editor

May 15, 2018

Stillwater Area High School will be saddened due to the loss of a valuable member at the end of the year. Math teacher, Pam Bloom will be leaving for retirement. She has been teaching at SAHS for 11 years and this year she decided to say goodbye to teaching. Bloom is a math teacher who will be ...

Lori Stippel has ‘nailed it’ in final days of teaching

Lori Stippel has ‘nailed it’ in final days of teaching

Ben Valerius, Announcements Editor

May 4, 2018

With the end of the year on the horizon, students are anxiously anticipating the end of long school hours and endless nights of homework. Teachers get the chance to take a break as well, and many look forward to the start of summer vacation. However, when fall rolls around and the high school beg...

Silver Byrd prepares to study in Thailand

Silver Byrd prepares to study in Thailand

Lilly Sample, Online Editor

April 10, 2018

Junior Silver Byrd is living out a popular high school fantasy by studying abroad in Thailand for her senior year. Byrd has been learning Thai in preparation for next year, as her host family will speak little to no English. She explains that Thai is a hard language to learn because there are not traditional ...

Otto and Nord: ultimate bond created for two sisters working together

Otto and Nord: ultimate bond created for two sisters working together

Jesse Brown, Distribution Reporter

April 5, 2018

Sisters share an unbreakable bond that is like no other bond held between two people. Sisters tend to be with one another from birth all the way to possibly college. Adulthood is when sisters usually go off to work in different fields and different places in the world. However, math teacher Stephani...

Hear him Kaul: teaching beyond blackboards

Hear him Kaul: teaching beyond blackboards

Mira LaNasa, Print Editor-in-Chief

April 3, 2018

Among the monotonous halls that thousands of students shove through daily, some students stay nestled in a photo covered room, eating, socializing, or doing homework. The room always has someone in it, not because of the relaxing recliners or the ever-present snacks, but because social studies tea...

Atkins family takes over stage

Atkins family takes over stage

Lilly Sample, Online Editor

April 2, 2018

Senior Emma Atkins and her mother Stephani Atkins both played the role of "Sad Girl 2" in "Bye Bye Birdie" almost 30 years apart. The role of "Sad Girl 2" is full of extremely animated and comically sad dancing, as described by the actress. Emma Atkins and Stephani Atkins are very close, and find the ...

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