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Airpods trend skyrockets after holiday season

Airpods trend skyrockets after holiday season

Carina Block, Copy Editor

March 3, 2019


Filed under Podcasts, Product Reviews

AirPods have been an extremely popular technology this school year. A fair portion of students own a set of AirPods, with even more students owning them after receiving them for Christmas. AirPods are wireless headphones released by Apple™ that can last for five hours of listening to music without nee...

Minnesota State hockey tournament celebrates 75th anniversary

Minnesota State hockey tournament celebrates 75th anniversary

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2019


Filed under Podcasts, Sports, Winter Sports

Grab your sticks and lace up your skates. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Minnesota State Boys Hockey Tournament. Games are played from March 6-9 at the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul. Based on tournament attendance, hockey is the most popular sport in the state. There are 256...

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...

Backstreet returns to fame with new album ‘DNA’

Backstreet returns to fame with new album ‘DNA’

Ellsa Ohmann, Layout Editor

January 26, 2019


Filed under Music, Podcasts

With their first album in six years, their first Grammy nomination in 17 years and their first song in the “Hot 100” in 11 years, Backstreet is back alright and they're here to stay. Going on year 26, the Backstreet Boys (often abbreviated BSB) are back with their new hit album DNA released Jan 25...

‘Glass’ shatters box office

‘Glass’ shatters box office

Joseph Devins, Business Editor

January 21, 2019


Filed under Podcasts, TV & Film Reviews

Glass is a movie written, directed and produced by M. Night Shyamalan. Taking a different view of how superheroes are portrayed on the silver screen. Premiering Jan. 18, Glass took the top box office draw of the weekend. A thriller with a trivial end Glass is an anticipated movie that missed the ma...

Ellen’s stand-up ‘Relatable’ premiers on Netflix

Ellen’s stand-up ‘Relatable’ premiers on Netflix

Soren Danelius, Layout Editor

January 17, 2019


Filed under Arts, Podcasts, TV, TV & Film Reviews

Ellen Degeneres, the laugh out loud day-time show host of "The Ellen Show" recently released her first stand-up comedy show in 15 years. The show "Relatable" a Netflix exclusive, was released on Dec. 18, 2018. Degeneres's last stand up "Here and Now" aired in June of 2003 on HBO. When DeGeneres ...

Bev Petrie inspires and leads Partnership Plan

Bev Petrie inspires and leads Partnership Plan

Ben Jacobs, Podcast Reporter

December 30, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, People, Podcasts

When the school does not have the funding to support the activities that the student body spends their time with after school throughout the year, grants from the Partnership Plan provide funds to allow students to have these opportunities. Activities and fundraisers are also hosted by the Partners...

ACT should be an imbedded part of curriculum instruction

ACT should be an imbedded part of curriculum instruction

Hannah Genosky, Distribution Reporter

December 20, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Podcasts

Forty-nine percent of high school students say that they feel “a great deal of stress” on a daily basis. High school students worry about the ACT a lot because of how important it is. Starting in ninth grade, teachers will talk about the ACT but never go in depth. ACT curriculum should be taught m...

Voted 21st safest school in the metro area

Voted 21st safest school in the metro area

Joseph Devins, Field Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under News, Podcasts

Stillwater Area High School has been awarded with the 21st safest school in the Twin cities Metro Area. Assistant Principal Shelly Phernetton and Police Liaison Officer Lindsey Paradise have been taking necessary precautions to keep students safe. After countless tragedies, SAHS has decided to add mor...

Bohemian Rhapsody worth the money for Malek, Sing-Along

Bohemian Rhapsody worth the money for Malek, Sing-Along

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2018


Filed under Podcasts, Political Opinion, TV & Film Reviews

In yet another stellar Hollywood portrayal of the gay community, the new Queen biopic felt slightly more like a sit-down concert than the hard hitting film on Mercury's experiences that it so desperately wanted to be. Definitely worth ticket money, but entirely different than the trailer would have one believe. Bohemian Rh...

Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation sparks uproar of support for Christine Blasey Ford

Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation sparks uproar of support for Christine Blasey Ford

Hannah Sween, Print Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Podcasts, Political Opinion

Brett Kavanaugh, a Yale University graduate and former United States Circuit Judge, was sworn in to the Supreme Court on Oct. 6. This swearing in was preceded by sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford during the process of his confirmation. Ford’s allegations, whi...

President Trump shuffles his cabinet

President Trump shuffles his cabinet

Paxton Watson, Podcast Reporter

May 12, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Podcasts, Political Opinion

President Donald Trump has been taking a lot of heat in the last few weeks due to the fact he has reshuffled his cabinet multiple times. This started on March 13 when President Trump removed the Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson. This was followed by the removal of his National Security Advisor, H.R....