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St. Croix Cleaners collects coats for charity

St. Croix Cleaners collects coats for charity

Kathleen Billingsley, Copy Editor

December 11, 2015

Holiday cheer was spread early this year by Stillwater's St. Croix Cleaners. For the first two weeks in the month of November, St. Croix Cleaners collected used and unwanted coats and business jackets from their customers for their charitable event, Coats For Cause. Collaborating with Dress for S...

Class of 2016 plans senior party

Class of 2016 plans senior party

Hannah Anderson, Social Media Managing Editor

December 10, 2015

  The celebration of the senior class continues at the senior class party following the graduation ceremony. Seniors are looking forward to spending an all-nighter with their classmates, participating in different, activities and eating lots of food and snacks and getting no sleep with the possib...

Stillwater named most picturesque small town by USA Today

Stillwater named most picturesque small town by USA Today

Sydney Slusher, Layout Editor

December 10, 2015

Recently Stillwater was named the most picturesque small town by USA Today, as their selection for the state of Minnesota. "Stillwater is all around just a beautiful town, it's not really a surprise to me that it won. It's such a pretty place to live and if you don't live there, it's a very pretty p...

Senior selected to represent Minnesota at Boston conference

Senior selected to represent Minnesota at Boston conference

Emalyn Brandt, Copy Editor

December 8, 2015

Senior Colleen Jordan knew since her 8th grade year of school that she wanted to lead a career in the medical field when her teacher blew up raccoon lungs with a straw. She has worked to earn her nomination from one of her former high school teachers for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA. The program is a...

Nike power-lacing shoes revealed

Nike power-lacing shoes revealed

Lily Marchan, Online Editor

December 6, 2015

In the 1985 classic, Back to the Future, protagonist Marty McFly and companion Doctor Brown must travel 30 years into the future to save McFly's future children. The date McFly had traveled to in the movie was set as Oct. 21 which has been labeled as Back to the Future Day. In celebration of ...

Key Club raises money for Guatemalan students

Key Club raises money for Guatemalan students

Karisma Vang, Social Media Editor

December 6, 2015

 Key Club allows students to help out around the world, giving help to someone, one step at a time. The club is organized to assist students with community service hours and lend a hand to organizations.  This year, Key Club is doing something heartwarming that fills people's hearts with kin...

Winter intramurals bring competition

Winter intramurals bring competition

Austin Dowdall, Social Media Editor

December 6, 2015

The winter intramural sports are very anticipated, and began in November. Intramural basketball is the most popular of the winter intramural teams offered to students and teams are being put together to prepare for the start. Intramural basketball is played from Dec. through Feb., and the playoffs...

New expectations for Alpine team

New expectations for Alpine team

Lucas Braun, Social Media Editor

December 5, 2015

The alpine team is looking to improve off of last year's accomplishments, including the title of conference champions for boys and girls as well as having four individuals go to state. They have an advantage over last year, this is the first year the team is allowed to hold captain's practices. ...

St. Croix Ballet prepares 15th annual Nutcracker performance

St. Croix Ballet prepares 15th annual Nutcracker performance

Mary Burchill, Fashion Blog Editor

December 5, 2015

The St. Croix Ballet has made performing the Nutcracker an annual event since 1990, every year dancers work tirelessly to put on an unforgettable performance for Thanksgiving weekend. These dancers work five to six days a week, 20 hours a week, constantly running over numbers and working tireless...

High expectations for boys hockey season

High expectations for boys hockey season

Dylan Andres, Social Media Editor

December 5, 2015

  Stillwater boys varsity hockey hasn't even played their first game yet, but have already managed to hold high expectations headed into the season. On Nov. 2 and 11, "Follow The Puck", a Twitter account that blogs about Minnesota High School Hockey, predicted the Stillwater boys team to come out of Section 4 and earn a spot in the 2016 Minnes...

Stillwater athletes on Pony Power

Stillwater athletes on Pony Power

Matt Johnson, Social Media Editor

December 4, 2015

When people think of high school, they usually think first of academic rigor--the challenges of classes and the daily grind.  While that usually is how the high school day begins, it often ends, for athletes anyway, with a workout.  What school is to the mind, Pony Power is to the body. Pony Power i...

Student teachers enhance learning in classes this year

Student teachers enhance learning in classes this year

Sam Gater, Photographer

December 4, 2015

When faced with the idea of being taught by a student not much older than them, many have a predetermined idea on student teachers. Still in college, inexperienced and nervous, some students believe that having a student teacher could be more harmful than helpful. The new round of student teachers introduced to this semesters classrooms have more than disprove the harmful notion. Although some...

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