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Coffee cart sales teach valuable skills to special education students

Coffee cart sales teach valuable skills to special education students

Ben Jacobs, Podcast Reporter

May 16, 2019

Though Fridays often signal the end of the week, sometimes teachers need a little boost to finish off the week. At Lake Elmo Elementary, the staff is getting an extra kick through the coffee cart, which delivers orders every Friday. Run through the special education department and funded by a grant from the P...

Summer internships help students decide their future

Summer internships help students decide their future

Emma Sneden, Business Editor

May 15, 2019

As students continue the path of high school, many of them, especially upper classmen, are starting to explore and research jobs and careers for the future, one of these explorations being summer internships. From the experience of an internship, students can gain knowledge of a certain job and see what...

Deaf Awareness Day provides education, experiences

Deaf Awareness Day provides education, experiences

Elli Swanson, Photographer

May 11, 2019

Deaf Awareness Day occurs once a year and aims to celebrate the Deaf community and bring the community together as one. This year Stillwater Area High School honors this day by hosting the event at the high school. On April 27, the Deaf community and different high school students taking American Sign Language will gather together for a day filled with diff...

The 9/10 formal gives underclassmen opportunities

The 9/10 formal gives underclassmen opportunities

Elsa Persson, Online Editor

May 9, 2019

A classic high school tradition, prom, is quickly approaching. Students worldwide look forward to it as an extravagant cultural element of their high school careers. Though the majority of juniors and seniors attend, sophomores and freshmen mostly miss out on the opportunity simply due to their age....

Lakeland citizens call for a city wide audit

Lakeland citizens call for a city wide audit

Grace Silbernick, Layout Editor

May 9, 2019

“Does the city want to spend up to $18,000 on an audit that’s going to prove nothing?” Mayor Richard Glasgow asked during what was supposed to be the April 16 Lakeland city council meeting. A large chorus of disagreement came forth from the audience as they displayed their disapproval of Glasgow’...

ASL students host Deaf community event

ASL students host Deaf community event

Q.C. Ho, Editorial Cartoonist

May 8, 2019

ASL students hosted the Deaf Awareness Day event April 27, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. For the sixth year in a row, ASL students from across Minnesota had the opportunity to interact with members of the Twin Cities Deaf community. American Sign Language, shortened to ASL, is a nonverbal language predominately...

Stillwater Nice Cream opens in May

Stillwater Nice Cream opens in May

Antonio Garcia, Distribution Reporter

April 25, 2019

A Minneapolis-based ice cream shop, Minnesota Nice Cream, will be opening downtown Stillwater this May. Minnesota Nice Cream is known for its customizable cones and edible glitter. It will be opening a second location in Stillwater at 308 Chestnut St, the former location of the Wedge and Wheel cheese...

Free the Pee open forum answers questions, leaves changes uncertain

Free the Pee open forum answers questions, leaves changes uncertain

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

April 24, 2019

Monday, April 1 marked the date bathrooms at Stillwater Area High School closed during class times, except for those next to the Red, White and Black Pony Centers. After the viral success of the "letuspee" Instagram account protesting the closures, the administration held an open forum in the cafeteri...

Long-Range Facility Planning Task Force need volunteers

Long-Range Facility Planning Task Force need volunteers

Paige Sanders, Photography Editor-in-Chief

April 22, 2019

To better our district and community as a whole and furthermore better the future of our facilities in the district, volunteers will help make this possible. The district is covening new members for a Long-Range Facility Planning Task Force. This new wave of volunteering community members will include parents and staff w...

Tech team proposed innovative plan to teach in snowy conditions

Tech team proposed innovative plan to teach in snowy conditions

Emma Urban, Photographer

April 18, 2019

This school year there were only two snow days allotted and the district has exceeded the limit. The district technology team is exploring an idea that if each student had reliable technology at home that an online learning day could be a solution in the case of a snow day. Online learning days would count as a full school day, when often it would be a snow day. If each student at the high school had their own reli...

The Partnership Plan hosts annual Partnership Party

The Partnership Plan hosts annual Partnership Party

Emma Sneden, Business Editor

April 15, 2019

The Partnership Plan is celebrating 30 years of providing educational opportunities for classrooms during its annual fundraising party at the JX Event Center April fifth. They hope to raise money and recognize years of hard work by making this year's gala an 80's theme. The Partnership Plan is a nonprofit organization that b...

Innovations team visits Mounds View, investigates Pathways

Innovations team visits Mounds View, investigates Pathways

Grace Silbernick, Layout Editor

April 15, 2019

“I want to inspire curiosity in all learners through educational programming that is personalized, student-driven, and highly engaging,” John Perry Director of Learning, Technology, and Design Systems said, and that is the mission of the Pathways program that the Innovations team wants to get more ...

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