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Exploring Social Justice in our community

Exploring Social Justice in our community

Jordan Fulin, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2015


Filed under Focus, People

Social justice refers to the concept of equal opportunity and freedom to pursue, acquire and cease sources of education, income and wealth, and the bases of self-respect and relationship according to ability, compatibility and effort with willingness of able members of the community to help the ...

From fairy queen to Miss Minnesota

From fairy queen to Miss Minnesota

Sam Hudachek, In-Studio Producer

November 20, 2015


Filed under In-Depth, People

As the sun shined down upon a stage in the backyard, 45 people sat and looked at their programs and flyers. They were waiting for the show to begin. Suddenly, music started playing. Then, out came the fairy queen, played by eight year old, now sophomore, Michelle Bergh. However, many people did ...

Seniors make biggest decision of their lives

Seniors make biggest decision of their lives

Adam Sutcliffe, Read and watch team

November 18, 2015


Filed under Focus, People

As their senior year progresses, many seniors are finding themselves faced with the most important decision of their lives: selecting a college. However, for some, their decision has already been made. Yet, even as some seniors just begin sending out their applications, others have already received their acc...

Exploring college application process

Exploring college application process

Christopher Gilleo, Photographer

November 18, 2015


Filed under Focus, People

All around the United States, high school seniors are sending in college applications to their dream schools, hoping to be accepted.  Unfortunately, schools will be forced to reject a large sum of potential students. Applying for and choosing a college is extremely stressful and potentially ...

The ins and outs of college application

The ins and outs of college application

Dylan Cook, Visual Arts Media Editor

November 18, 2015


Filed under Focus, People

Nearly every student at Stillwater Area High School will face the task of applying for college. Knowing what looks best on an application can make the process of applying less stressful and help to ensure acceptance to desired schools. Any student who desires a college education must submit their a...

Halloween traditions for all ages

Halloween traditions for all ages

Karisma Vang, Social Media Editor

October 26, 2015


Filed under Focus, Multimedia, People, Photo Slide Shows

You know what time of year it is, when kids stay up all night running door to door getting their stash of candy for the next year. While many people are doing the traditional Halloween events, trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving and dressing up, are a variety of people doing other traditions. They may go trick or treating all night, but many st...

Thirteen is too old to trick-or-treat

Thirteen is too old to trick-or-treat

Andrew Weigel, Photographer

October 26, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Focus, People

Trick-or-treating is an age old Halloween tradition. Originating from the Celtic end-of-year holiday Samhain. Halloween is celebrated in many parts of the world on Oct. 31. Kids dress up and go around the neighborhood houses saying, "trick-or-treat" and hoping for their favorite candy bars. However, there are m...

Kierstyn Tupa travels her way to success

Kierstyn Tupa travels her way to success

Annie Seiler, Online Editor

October 25, 2015


Filed under In-Depth, Multimedia, People, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

After hopping out of a plane at the LAX airport, junior Kierstyn Tupa hits the gym, grabs a smoothie and heads to her modeling shoot or dance class for that day. Day in and day out in Los Angeles, while balancing family, friends, and school in Stillwater can be quite the challenge for 16 year old K...

District 834 expands high school for freshmen

District 834 expands high school for freshmen

Shad Kraftson, Distribution Reporter

October 13, 2015


Filed under Focus, Multimedia, People, Photo Slide Shows

The new renovations in the high school will make seniors and juniors want to stick around for the 2017-2018 school year. Sophomores are in for a treat their senior year as many excited features will be added to the building. Thanks to the passing of a bond last spring, the district will expand...

Building remodel impacts parking lot space

Building remodel impacts parking lot space

Madison Crain, Layout Editor

October 13, 2015


Filed under Focus, Multimedia, People, Photo Slide Shows

In two years the ninth graders are coming to the high school, the school and parking lot are getting a new look. The chaos of trying to park in the morning and the rush when school is over a school parking lot is a huge part of a school. Change is happening, the school is getting an upgrade whic...

Students share superstitious pasttimes

Katie Hutton, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 12, 2015


Filed under Focus, People

Tarot cards have often been recognized as being a portal into the future within popular culture. Within books and movies, tarot cards are used by old ladies with long hair and bony fingers. They are read by these ladies in a tent, where ignorant passersby can pay an obscene amount of money for fak...

Tollefson leaves behind a legacy to remember

Tollefson leaves behind a legacy to remember

Sam Hudachek, Social Media Reporter

May 4, 2015


Filed under In-Depth, People

Since the beginning of the school year, there have been rumors of many teachers retiring or leaving. One of those people at the center of them was theater director Haeri Tollefson. He confirmed himself that 'Cinderella,' the school's spring play, will be his last. Tollefson has been the theater d...