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From Germany to Minnesota, Klinkmann displays versatility

From Germany to Minnesota, Klinkmann displays versatility

Evelyn Young, Playlist Reporter

January 20, 2018

Jan Niklas Klinkmann is a foreign exchange student from Germany. While Klinkmann lives in Minnesota, he plays junior varsity basketball and is a leader of his team. Klinkmann's coach thinks of him as very devoted and willing to do anything to help his team succeed....

Ajak family sings for Jesus

Ajak family sings for Jesus

Joshua Framke, Distribution Reporter

January 19, 2018

Coming from the tribe Anuak in Ethiopia Africa, senior Bakange Ajak and her family use their voices to give thanks to God. Forming a choir that is based on traditional African singing, they sing the songs that mean the most to them: Gospel. With drummers and 13 women strong, they sing on Sundays at Calva...

Spend a day in the life of Principal Rob Bach

Spend a day in the life of Principal Rob Bach

Susan Hubbard, Video Editor

January 18, 2018

Stillwater High School principal Rob Bach is halfway through his fourth year of being a principal in the district. Bach focuses on providing a great education to students, and says he will do whatever he can to make that happen. Bach has little-to-no free time during his day, and is always sharing feed...

Day in the life: Rachel Anselmo, Principal’s Secretary

Day in the life: Rachel Anselmo, Principal’s Secretary

Ellsa Ohmann, Layout Editor

January 2, 2018

When students think of the school and who runs it one would most likely think of the school’s Principal Rob Bach. Little do students know there is a woman behind the curtain helping Bach achieve his goals of keeping the school running smoothly. Rachel Anselmo is Bach's assistant and has been hel...

Ninth grade talent, Alex Steil, introduced to Con Amici

Ninth grade talent, Alex Steil, introduced to Con Amici

Mikayla Cousineau, Distribution Reporter

December 22, 2017

The holidays are cram time for the members of the music department as they prepare for a horde of winter concerts and talent shows. Among the mix this year is freshman Alex Steil, the first ever ninth grader to feature their talent in the Con Amici orchestra. Along with a handful of other eighth g...

Fatima Menawa defines character with standout essay

Fatima Menawa defines character with standout essay

Jesse Brown, Distribution Reporter

December 22, 2017

Martin Luther King once wrote: “Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.” This fall BestPrep hosted an essay competition for over 400 students. Students had to write an essay on the quote above and on two questions about character that were given to them by BestPrep. The two que...

Ted Hammond dedicates life to finding truth in JFK assassination

Ted Hammond dedicates life to finding truth in JFK assassination

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

December 22, 2017

"JFK was shot from the front. And I think that the shooters escaped and after John F. Kennedy was killed, the investigation was covered up," Ted Hammond, local JFK researcher, explained. Ted, father of English teacher Laura Hammond, has been working since his college years to find out what truly happened in ...

District influences shift as community notices internal politics

District influences shift as community notices internal politics

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2017

"I'm never going to vote yes on any future school district [levy]. That bond referendum was such a slap in the face," Denise Knoll, parent of three fourth-generation Stillwater graduates and member of the Superintendent Advisory Committee, said. The $97.5 million bond referendum and the BOLD 5...

Bohacek expresses passion for photography

Bohacek expresses passion for photography

Luke Higgins, Distribution Reporter

December 4, 2017

Senior Carl Bohacek has a passion for taking interesting shots with his camera drone. He takes both handheld and aerial photos. He mainly works solo, but sometimes works with friends who are also into photography. His passion for photography is truly something to see. Bohacek said he's been into p...

Corbett plays her way to the top

Corbett plays her way to the top

Aubrey Kelley, Photography Editor

December 3, 2017

                                Alternative Copy Story by Aubrey Kelley Sophomore Penny Corbett has been selected to play violin for the Minnesota Youth Symphonies, which she describes as four orchestras for students. She has been playing the violin since she was almost four, and has ...

Teachers share most memorable career moments

Teachers share most memorable career moments

Kaitlyn Kirby, Business Editor

December 2, 2017

  Teachers often have unpredictable days while at work, those very unpredictable moments can sporadically shape their lives. Three teachers share their most memorable experiences and between 40 combined years of teaching at Stillwater Area High School, there are a lot of stories to tell. ...

40 Below’s chilling musical talent rises

40 Below’s chilling musical talent rises

Mason Wylie, Read and Watch Editor

December 1, 2017

This year, a returning band named 40 Below is planning to participate in this year's Battle of the Bands later in January.  The band includes six members: juniors Joseph Weckwerth, Sabrina Ness, Colin Bracewell, Daniel Cove, Jake Olson, Noah Harbinson and Jonathan Kraemer. All of the members...

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