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Key Club strives to serve community

Key Club strives to serve community

Soren Danelius, Layout Editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Student Life

Most students do not participate in community service, but those who do have a special space for community service join Key Club. The Key Club is a student-led community service club; they meet every other Thursday in the main gym after school. Dusty Dennis is the advisor of the club. The Key Club...

Horn gives wrestling team her all

Horn gives wrestling team her all

Emma Sneden, Business Editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows

As junior Madi Horn walks into wrestling practice, she remembers to work hard and practice not just for herself, but for her team, for being the only girl on it is difficult. Horn knows that she needs to work harder than everyone else to help the team improve as a whole. After joining in junio...

Henry Kelzenberg’s journey of raising sea slugs

Henry Kelzenberg’s journey of raising sea slugs

Elle Sprenger, Social Media Editor

February 21, 2019


Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows, Podcasts

Junior Henry Kelzenberg took up a unique interest over the past summer. Kelzenberg decided to make a hobby in raising and selling sea slugs. Kelzenberg inhabits the sea slugs in 10 gallon salt water aquariums at his house that have specific conditions designed for the slugs. Over the summer, Kelzenber...

Retired educators hold first ever Sweetheart Ball for school safety

Retired educators hold first ever Sweetheart Ball for school safety

Hannah Sween, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 16, 2019


Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows

The jazzy richness of a saxophone filled The Grand as a brother and sister danced together in a giggly, bumbling embrace. Parents, the jazz band, and attending adults looked on with cameras and smiles as the pair stumbled about. The children were some of the youngest members in attendance at th...

Lysne expresses indescribable love for music

Lysne expresses indescribable love for music

Emma Urban, Photographer

February 15, 2019


Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows

Senior Mya Lysne practicing a piece for battle of the bands. In her free time, Lysne likes to create new music pieces she hasn't made before.

Living deaf, not different

Living deaf, not different

Sierra Hippel, Distribution Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows

The natural noise of birds singing in the park and cars passing by on the road are silent. Out in public people may stare and ask awkward questions as they walk by or start conversation. Growing up is not the same for all children. Life throws surprises that many may not see coming, but even tho...

‘Animal Farm’ cast soon will take one act competition by storm

‘Animal Farm’ cast soon will take one act competition by storm

Taylor Lee, Distrubution Reporter

February 6, 2019


Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Photo Slide Shows, Student Life

Last year’s One Act team performed “Scenes from Metamorphoses” and, for the first time in history, went to the Minnesota State High School League [MSHSL] State One Act competition. However, they did not Star at the competition, which is similar to receiving a trophy in sport competitions. The team ...

K-Pop Club celebrates Korean culture

K-Pop Club celebrates Korean culture

Derek Berg, Podcast Reporter

February 2, 2019


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Student Life

Every Wednesday after school they will only be doing one thing: dancing and singing and celebrating Korean culture. They are the K-Pop Club, created five years ago under the guidance of advisor and print room paraprofessional Shannon VerDuin they have been a light spot of culture in a mostly caucasia...

Minnesota winters changing due to climate change

Minnesota winters changing due to climate change

Elli Swanson, Photographer

January 25, 2019


Filed under In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows, Spotlight

Over the years, Minnesota winters have differentiated due to mild changes within our Earth's climate. "I certainly remember different winters when I was growing up," biology teacher Benjamin Straka said. "The winter's my kids are going through are different than the winters that I remember as a kid."...

New restaurant Manger brings new flavor to Bayport

New restaurant Manger brings new flavor to Bayport

Toby Weiss, Camera Editor

January 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Photo Slide Shows

Two Stillwater alumni Mike and Nicole Willenbring have taken on the challenge of opening a restaurant. Manger will take over the space of the previous L'Etoile Du Nord, located in Bayport, mid-January. It will offer a variety of foods from oysters, to pizza cooked in a wood fire oven, along with a wine bar...

Downtown’s colorful light tunnel attracts locals

Downtown’s colorful light tunnel attracts locals

Ben Jacobs, Podcast Reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows

This winter, the ice castles that take shape in Lowell Park were missing. Construction took up the space and forced the ice castles to find a new location. To fix the lack of an attraction that Stillwater had, a tunnel of lights was made and put up for display for people to walk through and enjoy. The...

Stillwater Speech team battles funding deficits to succeed in coming season

Stillwater Speech team battles funding deficits to succeed in coming season

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2019


Filed under Featured Videos, Photo Slide Shows, Student Life

Confidence and a strong voice are not the first things associated with the Gen-Z teenagers struggling with higher rates of mental illness than any before them. Yet, in a nook of Stillwater Area High School, a speech team builds their skills to take on their 2019 season. The Speech team, revitalized...