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Video Game Club attracts a new crowd

Video Game Club attracts a new crowd

Jonathan Rustad, Copy Editor

December 4, 2015

This year, video game club was started and hopes to attract students. The club was started by freshman Ryan Olds and sophomore Andrew Barton. In addition, it is supervised by biology teacher, Stacy Bartlett. Video game club wants to include all students, but mainly gamers. All gamers are welcome, and...

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December 1, 2015

Sixth graders could move to Oak-land Jr. High one year early

Sixth graders could move to Oak-land Jr. High one year early

Sarah Junko, Layout Editor

November 23, 2015

Sixth graders from Valley Crossing and Lake Elmo Elementary could possibly be moved to Oak-Land Jr. High for the 2016-17 school year. This move would ease the stress of the grade shift in the fall of 2017 and to ease overcrowding issues at Lake Elmo Elementary. Parents of sixth graders at Valley Crossing are...

Pontrelli and Hill explore schools for National Education Week

Pontrelli and Hill explore schools for National Education Week

Governess Simpson, Layout Editor

November 20, 2015

While students strive for academic success, this week, Superintendent Denise Pontrelli and Josiah Hill, English teacher and Union President, will be learning from all the schools in the district. National Education Week was founded by Devin Schain, and its goal is to expand educational endeavors th...

Devin Wessels: I got the music in me

Devin Wessels: I got the music in me

Nick Carlson, Read and Watch Editor

November 20, 2015

Tap. Tap tap tap. Tappity tap tappity tap. To senior Devin Wessels, these are not just random noises but the start of something he loves. Music is Wessels’ passion and ever since he was a kid he has been listening and making music. Today Wessels is involved in many musical groups and continues to pursue new musi...

New girls basketball coach redefines team

New girls basketball coach redefines team

Sarah McCarthy, Photographer

November 19, 2015

The new girls basketball coach, Willie Taylor, is preparing to start up a new basketball season with a  brand new set of girls. With the new year comes a fresh start and a chance for the girls to improve from the past season. Now that Taylor's new styles and views have been instilled into the prog...

Youth United Way creating smiles throughout community

Youth United Way creating smiles throughout community

Shad Kraftson, Distribution Reporter

November 19, 2015

The money raised by Youth United Way is great, but the smiles they create may be more valuable. The group is lesser known at the school, but they do plenty for the community. Youth United Way is an opportunity for youth in the Stillwater area to lead in helping other youth. With a little hel...

Gymnastics prepares for upcoming season

Gymnastics prepares for upcoming season

Madison Crain, Layout editor

November 18, 2015

  This season the gymnastics team will have three captains and five coaches all working together so that the team can make it to state. The coaches are Traci Swenson, Caroline Urgo, Dusty Dennis and Joan Lesson and Kristina Krenz. The gymnastics team started started Nov. 9. They will pract...

Athletes transitioning from fall to winter sports

Athletes transitioning from fall to winter sports

Cole Lebourgeois, Copy Editor

November 18, 2015

Managing one sport can be a challenge all in itself, yet some athletes take on multiple sports at once. Students do fall sports, and once that sport is done, they move right onto their winter sport. Students can choose to participate in fall sports for fun or to feed their desire to be compet...

Volleyball takes second in conference

Volleyball takes second in conference

Rose Stoebner, Visual Arts Managing Editor

November 17, 2015

After a difficult season last year, Varsity volleyball has made a complete turn around to finish second in conference at the end of the 2015 season. This year originally started out to be a building season but by the end they were a top ranked team. The supportive and family like atmosphere helped...

A new superfood in town

A new superfood in town

Liv Krusinski, In-Studio Camera Editor

November 17, 2015

Seaweed may not be the most appetizing snack at first glance, but taking a deeper look may convince some to give it a try. Not only is seaweed, also called kelp, a plentiful vegetable, but its health benefits are through the roof. For example, it has more Vitamin C than oranges, and is one of t...

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