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Norton shares passion for vintage cars

Norton shares passion for vintage cars

Emma Urban, Photographer

May 12, 2019


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Senior Jack Norton is a proud owner of his 1978 Mercury Cougar. Norton is a huge fan of vintage cars and this was his first of many he plans to buy. Norton decided to impulsively buy his Mercury Cougar when scrolling through Craigslist, and has not regretted his decision since. Norton's Mercury C...

Maxwell and students leave for a trip of a lifetime

Maxwell and students leave for a trip of a lifetime

Elle Sprenger, Social Media Editor

May 10, 2019


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Each year in June, Brandon Maxwell English and AVID teacher accompanied by his wife and students will go on a trip to Tanzania. This year, the trip will include more stops, juniors Rachel Bernath and Faythe Hendry will visit Tanzania along with other countries over the summer. They will visit multiple...

McCarthy receives Partnership Teacher of the Year award

McCarthy receives Partnership Teacher of the Year award

Sadie Heieren, Photographer

April 16, 2019


Filed under Featured Videos, Features, In-Depth

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 award. A public banquet is being held in honor of the award winners on April 15, at the G...

Ward reflects on horse’s rare condition

Ward reflects on horse’s rare condition

Ben Wrightsman, Video Editor

April 6, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Many of us have grown up with superheroes - Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Iron Man. All of these superheroes have both strengths and weaknesses, which are played out in the arenas of their battles. Such is the case with a special superhero horse named Wondergirl. Wondergirl is a 17-year-old horse...

Caskey breaks common stereotype, pursues theatre and sports

Caskey breaks common stereotype, pursues theatre and sports

Toby Weiss, Camera Editor

April 5, 2019


Filed under Features, In-Depth

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 to stray away from the other, but that is not always the case. Senior John Caskey has been involved...

Noah Tussey’s first game for the USHL

Noah Tussey’s first game for the USHL

Joe Pearson, Podcast Reporter

April 5, 2019


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Sophomore Noah Tussey committed to the University of Minnesota and made his first appearance for the United States Hockey League April 5. Tussey had an opportunity to play in the United States Hockey League, and took full advantage scoring two goals for the Sioux City Musketeers. The Musketeers won the game and wen...

Harrison creates a more unified school through physical education

Harrison creates a more unified school through physical education

Paige Speedling, Distribution Reporter

March 30, 2019


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Paula Harrison is a physical education teacher who has been teaching in Stillwater since 1995. Unified Physical Education, or Unified PE, is a new course she added for the current school year. Unified is unique opportunity for students of varying ability, level, and backgrounds to come together through ...

Fredkove gains medical experience traveling in Peru

Fredkove gains medical experience traveling in Peru

Taylor Lee, Distributive Reporter

March 30, 2019


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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 through surgery. A large, gaping hole and two tiny teeth were in place of what should have been lips ...

Siegfried excels in stocks and socks

Siegfried excels in stocks and socks

Chas Morgan, Layout Editor

March 23, 2019


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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 Games, but also for the silly socks he wears. Siegfried only began doing the Stock Market Games last s...

Thureson makes history as first junior lacrosse captain

Thureson makes history as first junior lacrosse captain

Joe Pearson, Podcast Reporter

March 19, 2019


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Junior Ty Thureson committed to Providence college, leading the lacrosse team as one of the captains. He is the first caption ever to be a junior. Thureson plays for Stillwater varsity. In eighth grade, he was the leading goal scorer for varsity. Thureson was part of the 2017-2018 season, when they made it the farthest they ever ach...

Gettinger endlessly supports Ponies golf

Gettinger endlessly supports Ponies golf

Catherine Monty, Distribution Reporter

February 22, 2019


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Don Gettinger, or Coach Gett as the students call him, is and always has been involved in the Stillwater community. He participates in all areas of the community, but is especially passionate about the students who attend the school. Whether he is teaching in the classroom or coaching on the sideline,...

Horn gives wrestling team her all

Horn gives wrestling team her all

Emma Sneden, Business Editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under Features, Photo Slide Shows

As junior Madi Horn walks into wrestling practice, she remembers to work hard and practice not just for herself, but for her team, for being the only girl on it is difficult. Horn knows that she needs to work harder than everyone else to help the team improve as a whole. After joining in junio...

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