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Halloween traditions for all ages

Halloween traditions for all ages

Karisma Vang, Social Media Editor

October 26, 2015

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...

Mason Bartosh’s experience in Tanzania

Mason Bartosh’s experience in Tanzania

Craig Sanislo, Online Editor

October 26, 2015

Junior Mason Bartosh is a normal guy, he plays soccer and hockey. Last summer however, instead of relaxing poolside like most students, he flew to the other side of the world to help a village in Tanzania. The trip was led by Oak-Land Junior High English teacher Brandon Maxwell, who has been doing mission work in Madala V...

Selfie stick zooms into popularity

Selfie stick zooms into popularity

Sam Begin, Print Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2015

The selfie stick. Love it or hate it, it has arrived and is making inroads as a popular tool among students. Whether seen at a storefront, on social media, or at a sporting event, the selfie-stick is a contentious product sweeping the student body. The selfie stick is an extension snapped on ...

Kierstyn Tupa travels her way to success

Kierstyn Tupa travels her way to success

Annie Seiler, Online Editor

October 25, 2015

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...

Colin Corcoran to play at John Carroll University

Colin Corcoran to play at John Carroll University

Dylan Andres, Social Media Editor

October 24, 2015

  In late August 2015, senior Colin Corcoran committed to play lacrosse at John Carroll University in Ohio. Corcoran has decided to further his education and lacrosse career at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. JCU is a Division III lacrosse team in the Ohio Athletic Co...

Students stress about grades, not about learning

Students stress about grades, not about learning

Brian Jaap, Layout Editor

October 21, 2015

"There's definitely too much stress on grades in my opinion," junior Corri Gardner said. "Instead of learning to enhance lives, we're rushing to get everything done. On the other hand, knowledge can be gained at your own pace. Grades don't prove knowledge, and school definitely doesn't teach you ev...

Fairgrounds transform into zombie playground

Fairgrounds transform into zombie playground

James Thomson, Read and Watch Camera Editor

October 20, 2015

Military Zombie Hunt is a paintball game that occurs at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Customers get to ride in the back of military grade trucks while firing paintballs at oncoming "zombies." Military Zombie Hunt owner Nick Jackson said, “I am the owner, well, supervisor, of Military Zombie hunt. I make sure that my zombies are prepared and that people are having fun and being safe." The Zombie Hunt uses military trucks to transport customers in their zombie apocalyptic journey. These trucks were used dur...

Assistant Principal Matt Kraft joins SAHS from Woodbury

Assistant Principal Matt Kraft joins SAHS from Woodbury

Dylan Cook, Visual Arts Media Editor

October 20, 2015

This year Stillwater Area High School brought Matt Kraft into the district as a new Assistant Principal. This addition will bring a new personality and set of skills to the district. Kraft began his time in the beginning of this school year. He is filling a position that was previously occupied by Assista...

Gender neutral bathrooms, next step in transgender equality

Gender neutral bathrooms, next step in transgender equality

Joe Rice, Print Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2015

Transgender equality has become a vocal debate in the recent months, and what seemed to be a far off issue is starting to creep closer to home. With former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner changing his name to Caitlyn Jenner and identifying as a woman, the fight for transgender equality has taken a step into t...

District 834 expands high school for freshmen

District 834 expands high school for freshmen

Shad Kraftson, Distribution Reporter

October 13, 2015

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

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...

Lake Elmo development causes controversy

Lake Elmo development causes controversy

Sarah McCarthy, Photographer

October 13, 2015

Lake Elmo has been featured in the news more than once for their upcoming changes, along with the controversy surrounding these changes. Although it leaves outsiders confused as to what is really going on in Lake Elmo. There is also confusion if these changes are positive or negative. In Lake...

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