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Living deaf, not different

Living deaf, not different

Sierra Hippel, Distribution Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows

The natural noise of birds singing in the park and cars passing by on the road are silent. Out in public people may stare and ask awkward questions as they walk by or start conversation. Growing up is not the same for all children. Life throws surprises that many may not see coming, but even tho...

‘Animal Farm’ cast soon will take one act competition by storm

‘Animal Farm’ cast soon will take one act competition by storm

Taylor Lee, Distrubution Reporter

February 6, 2019


Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Photo Slide Shows, Student Life

Last year’s One Act team performed “Scenes from Metamorphoses” and, for the first time in history, went to the Minnesota State High School League [MSHSL] State One Act competition. However, they did not Star at the competition, which is similar to receiving a trophy in sport competitions. The team ...

K-Pop Club celebrates Korean culture

K-Pop Club celebrates Korean culture

Derek Berg, Podcast Reporter

February 2, 2019


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Student Life

Every Wednesday after school they will only be doing one thing: dancing and singing and celebrating Korean culture. They are the K-Pop Club, created five years ago under the guidance of advisor and print room paraprofessional Shannon VerDuin they have been a light spot of culture in a mostly caucasia...

Minnesota winters changing due to climate change

Minnesota winters changing due to climate change

Elli Swanson, Photographer

January 25, 2019


Filed under In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows, Spotlight

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."...

New restaurant Manger brings new flavor to Bayport

New restaurant Manger brings new flavor to Bayport

Toby Weiss, Camera Editor

January 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Photo Slide Shows

Two Stillwater alumni Mike and Nicole Willenbring have taken on the challenge of opening a restaurant. Manger will take over the space of the previous L'Etoile Du Nord, located in Bayport, mid-January. It will offer a variety of foods from oysters, to pizza cooked in a wood fire oven, along with a wine bar...

Downtown’s colorful light tunnel attracts locals

Downtown’s colorful light tunnel attracts locals

Ben Jacobs, Podcast Reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows

This winter, the ice castles that take shape in Lowell Park were missing. Construction took up the space and forced the ice castles to find a new location. To fix the lack of an attraction that Stillwater had, a tunnel of lights was made and put up for display for people to walk through and enjoy. The...

Stillwater Speech team battles funding deficits to succeed in coming season

Stillwater Speech team battles funding deficits to succeed in coming season

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2019


Filed under Featured Videos, Photo Slide Shows, Student Life

Confidence and a strong voice are not the first things associated with the Gen-Z teenagers struggling with higher rates of mental illness than any before them. Yet, in a nook of Stillwater Area High School, a speech team builds their skills to take on their 2019 season. The Speech team, revitalized...

Ellen’s stand-up ‘Relatable’ premiers on Netflix

Ellen’s stand-up ‘Relatable’ premiers on Netflix

Soren Danelius, Layout Editor

January 17, 2019


Filed under Arts, Podcasts, TV, TV & Film Reviews

Ellen Degeneres, the laugh out loud day-time show host of "The Ellen Show" recently released her first stand-up comedy show in 15 years. The show "Relatable" a Netflix exclusive, was released on Dec. 18, 2018. Degeneres's last stand up "Here and Now" aired in June of 2003 on HBO. When DeGeneres ...

Girls basketball shoots for success

Girls basketball shoots for success

AnnaMarie Born, Buisness editor

January 4, 2019


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

The girls basketball team had their first match against St. Louis Park Nov. 23, 2018. They had a strong first game, winning 59-47. They are doing well with an overall winning streak of 6-3. This team is working extremely hard to do the best they can. They practice everyday after school to carry t...

Wrestling: owning the mat

Wrestling: owning the mat

Emma Sneden, Business Editor

January 3, 2019


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

The 2018-2019 wrestling season is underway and has paved a path for the state. The team hopes to make it back to state, after going for the past two years and placing the top six in their weight groups. The team has set goals for the season and plan on meeting all of them. The list of goals incl...

Bev Petrie inspires and leads Partnership Plan

Bev Petrie inspires and leads Partnership Plan

Ben Jacobs, Podcast Reporter

December 30, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, People, Podcasts

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...

ACT should be an imbedded part of curriculum instruction

ACT should be an imbedded part of curriculum instruction

Hannah Genosky, Distribution Reporter

December 20, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Podcasts

Forty-nine percent of high school students say that they feel “a great deal of stress” on a daily basis. High school students worry about the ACT a lot because of how important it is. Starting in ninth grade, teachers will talk about the ACT but never go in depth. ACT curriculum should be taught m...