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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 state. The team hopes to make it back to state, after going for the past two years, and placing 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 includes...

Boyd Huppert surprises Steil, teaches journalism

Boyd Huppert surprises Steil, teaches journalism

Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2018


Filed under Focus, In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

“Oh my god! You are my favorite journalist ever,” newspaper advisor Rachel Steil exclaimed upon seeing Kare 11’s Boyd Huppert enter her classroom. What started as a typical third hour newspaper class took an exciting turn when Steil was surprised with a visit from her favorite journalist, a...

School board in discussion to cut $2.5 million

School board in discussion to cut $2.5 million

Hazel Flock, Layout Editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows

On Dec. 13, the school board began examining the budget cuts within the district that needed to happen. The school is budgeting around a $2.5 million deficit and they approved $1.081 million worth of cuts as of Jan. 11. The board originally proposed $1.523 million in reductions, however after t...

Pinning a spot at state

Pinning a spot at state

Zach Johnson, Social media editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

For the first time in over 10 years, the varsity wrestling team has made it to State two years in a row. This year they plan to make it back to State, which would beat the all-time high school record of most years in a row making it to all state by winning the Section 4AAA championship. Both ju...

Ana Weaver takes 8th in State

Ana Weaver takes 8th in State

Grace Wirkkala, Online Editor

December 11, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Photo Slide Shows, Sports

Fueled by her love for running, sophomore Ana Weaver placed eighth in the girls cross country State tournament. The tournament was held at St. Olaf College on Nov. 3. Weaver is currently number one on the team's All-Time Top 30 list. The list has runners' times from 2015 to present day and Weaver clocked in for a 5K at 17 minutes, 52 ...

Girls hockey sticking together

Girls hockey sticking together

Hazel Flock, Layout Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

As the varsity girls start their new season, head coach Lee Gillespie began on how the girls train. They have been training harder in hopes of making it to the state championship this year. Gillespie, who has been the head coach of the girls team for three years, hopes to lead the varsity team to ...

Brine’s Market and Deli celebrates 60th anniversary

Brine’s Market and Deli celebrates 60th anniversary

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase, Spotlight

Brine’s Market and Deli recently celebrated their 60th year in business. Brine’s was originally opened in 1958 by Bud Brine in downtown Stillwater. It has been a staple of the St. Croix Valley ever since. Now, Brine’s is co-owned by siblings Polly Hoy, Matt Brine, and Mark Brine. Brine’s cele...

Brookview Elementary expansion uncertain with new school board candidates

Brookview Elementary expansion uncertain with new school board candidates

Elli Swanson, Photographer

November 14, 2018


Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

Brookview Elementary, District 834's newest elementary school is hoping to expand very soon due to the developing neighborhoods near by. Brookview Elementary school located in Woodbury has almost met its capacity of students and continues to increase in size. Because of the increase in students...

Volleyball setting up for state

Volleyball setting up for state

Sierra Hippel, Distribution Reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Photo Slide Shows, Sports

Students and staff were proud of the varsity volleyball team as they went to State this year. All grades were represented in the team. They have had a great season with their head coach as Bob Fisher and senior captains, Britta Borrman as libero, Kate Raddatz as back row specialist/setter, Olivia W...

Hannah Sween and Madi Weispfenning win national journalism awards

Hannah Sween and Madi Weispfenning win national journalism awards

Carina Block, Copy Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows

Two newspaper students during the 2017-2018 school year have been nationally recognized for the opinionated pieces they completed last year. Seniors Hannah Sween and Madi Weispfenning were named Honorable Mentions and in the top 10 in their categories by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA). ...

Pep fest ends Homecoming week, kicks off Homecoming game

Pep fest ends Homecoming week, kicks off Homecoming game

Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2018


Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows, Sports

To wrap up Homecoming week, Student Council has planned another successful pep fest. The Stillwater Armada Robotics team used their robot to shoot t-shirts into the bleachers, a lucky student pie-d Principal Rob Bach, the football team joined the Chevals in their performance, the Cheerleaders  ...