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Boys lacrosse team hopes to beat Mahtomedi for first time

Boys lacrosse team hopes to beat Mahtomedi for first time

Carina Block, Copy Editor

April 18, 2019


Filed under Featured Videos, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Spring Sports

Last season, the boys varsity lacrosse team graduated many key players, but this season they are still going to strive for a record similar to last year's (11-2). This year's captains are seniors Blake Evensen, Ben Carle and Justin Siegfried, along with junior Ty Thureson. The team is lead by...

McCarthy receives Partnership award

McCarthy receives Partnership 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...

Fashion consistently changes, old trends are coming back

Fashion consistently changes, old trends are coming back

April 13, 2019


Filed under Podcasts

Fashion consistently changes, but as it changes, old trends come back. People are influenced to wear trends such as scrunchies, tube tops, Vans, leggings, jean jackets and fanny packs because of marketing, media and advertising. Most trends that are coming back now are from the 70s, 80s and 90s. People ...

Simple plastic causes complicated problems

Simple plastic causes complicated problems

Catherine Monty, Distribution Reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

  Something as simple as plastic is used in almost every aspect of our lives. Durable, mold-able and strong plastic is found in thousands of products. Disposable syringes, tires and police vests are some just to name a few. In addition to medical reasons, technology or public safety, around...

Theatre practices immensely for ‘Les Miserables’

Theatre practices immensely for ‘Les Miserables’

Claire Anderson, Field Reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under Featured Videos, Showcase, Student Life

"Les Miserables is extremely entertaining and thought-provoking," theater director Grif Sadow said. The spring performance of "Les Miserables" will be put on the first two weekends of April by SAHS theatre. The play will be from 7-8 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets have been available since ...

Boys track team trains outside during Minnesota heat wave

Boys track team trains outside during Minnesota heat wave

Michael O'Gorman, Business Editor

April 8, 2019


Filed under Featured Videos, Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Spring Sports

The boys track team started practices during spring break to prepare for this years competitions.  Starting during spring break gave them more time to get ahead of the competition.  The team consists of seniors, juniors, sophomores, freshman and one eighth grader, all bringing different levels of experi...

Students ‘pee’ved over new bathroom security policy

Students ‘pee’ved over new bathroom security policy

Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Featured Videos, Multimedia, Staff Editorial

While walking the halls, keep an eye out for the locked bathroom doors with ‘See Something, Say Something’ QR codes taped up over them. Notice kids wearing yellow shirts, sweatshirts and pins. Watch for teachers and security guards who watch back as kids enter the bathroom. All are effects of new rules tha...

Girls lacrosse looking good with strong senior class

Girls lacrosse looking good with strong senior class

Q.C. Ho, Editorial Cartoonist

April 5, 2019


Filed under Featured Videos, Sports, Spring Sports

"Our main philosophy is doing our best," coach Rick Reidt said. Winning sectionals and state are long term goals of the girls lacrosse team, but they are not their sole focus. Beyond competition, the girls lacrosse team focuses on developing character qualities and building bonds between membe...

Opening minds up to a Broad Spectrum

Opening minds up to a Broad Spectrum

Sierra Hippel, Distribution Reporter

April 5, 2019


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Student Life

"There are people who are really hateful in the world, who judge people off of their gender, sexual orientation, race and more. We want to be able to use all those as creativity, and as an outlet for kids to feel safe," junior Khadro Mohamed said. Broad Spectrum is a club of students who are particularly...

Kendama trend returns after six years

Kendama trend returns after six years

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 4, 2019


Filed under Podcasts, Student Life

After disappearing from student's hands for six years, kendamas, one of the hottest trends from elementary school, is back. The viral game first came onto the scene back in 2012 and 2013. Kendamas were the playground favorite, and groups of kids would gather together to show off their best tricks. ...

Boys tennis loses key players, senior class looks to meet expectations

Boys tennis loses key players, senior class looks to meet expectations

Gavan Townsend, Camera Editor

March 31, 2019


Filed under Featured Videos, Sports, Spring Sports

The boys tennis team is eager to start up their new season and play with their fellow teammates starting March 25 and are planning to make a dent in the enemy competition. Last year, the team was successful and are looking to improve throughout the season. This year, the team has lost many tale...

Harrison creates a more unified school

Harrison creates a more unified school

Paige Speedling, Distribution Reporter

March 30, 2019


Filed under Featured Videos, Features

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 ...

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