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Students create posters to promote the Voices of Change virtual conference. These posters were put around the school to encourage students to attend.

Voices of Change conference impacts students

Mackenzie Vang, Playlist Reporter May 28, 2021

Cultural Liaison Cornelius Rish and several other student leaders held a virtual conference called The Voices of Change conference on April 16. This was intended to openly communicate to school administration...

Lydia Geiser holding her fully filled out vaccination card proudly after her second and final dose of the vaccine on April 24, 2021.

16 and 17 years olds are allowed to get the COVID vaccine

Josie Crombie, Video Editor May 24, 2021

After almost a year of the spread of COVID-19 and the struggles that go along with it, the first ever vaccine was administered in December of 2020. Sandra Lindsey was a nurse and a healthcare worker who...

Dr. Christopher Rogers, who will be Brookview Elementary School’s new principal in the 2021-2022 school year, visits classrooms and exchanges air high fives during his first day as interim principal at Afton-Lakeland Elementary in the 2020-2021 school year.

Brookview Elementary to receive new principal, new classrooms

Henry Jansen, Distribution Reporter May 24, 2021

Brookview Elementary School in Woodbury is set to receive some upgrades for the 2021-2022 school year. This includes the addition of eight new classrooms and a new principal. Though eight classrooms...

The school board held their regular meeting on April 22. During this time they covered the standard reports of information, and they held a work session to further debate the next steps towards a levy referendum this fall.

School board lays out 3-part plan to address district funding

Morgan Delaney, Online Editor May 21, 2021

The school board has created a plan to renew an expiring operating levy. However, when needing more money to go towards levies, the board must ask the taxpayers to vote. They are given an opportunity to...

Students participate in the walk out at the high school. Students bring posters and flags to state their opinion.

Students react to recent killing of Daunte Wright

Jorge Moreno Sanchez, Cartoon Editor May 21, 2021

People of color are one of the main victims of police brutality. Incidents of police brutality have increased since the past year. On April 11, Daunte Wright was a victim of police brutality. Wright...

Students gathered outside of the high school to support law enforcement, while they held thin blue line flags. Counter-protesters stood across from them, and they held a flag along with cardboard signs.

Students walk out April 29 in support of law enforcement

Morgan Delaney, Online Editor May 18, 2021

Editor’s Note: As an Editorial Board, we struggled with how to approach this issue and the events that have transpired over the past month, especially as it relates to social justice and how it impacts...

On left, junior Claire Abbott and on right junior Addie Foote pose for their photo for the Project Green Challenge. Abbott and Foote were recently announced as second place winners in the international competition.

Juniors Claire Abbott and Addie Foote win second place in international Project Green Challenge

Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief May 7, 2021

Juniors Claire Abbott and Addie Foote won second place in the international Project Green Challenge. The two competed against 4,572 other students in all 50 states and 82 countries. Their project aimed...

A view of attendees at the April 19 walkout. The protest was organized to protest police brutality as a reaction to the killing of Daunte Wright.

Students host walkout April 19

Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief April 30, 2021

Editor's Note: As an Editorial Board, we struggled with how to approach this issue and the events that have transpired over the past month, especially as it relates to social justice and how it impacts...

This photo was taken Oct. 5, 2019 during a Peer Helper retreat. Assistant Principal Chris Otto teamed with a group of peer helpers for a team building scavenger hunt. They found themselves trapped in a golf cart.

Peer helpers still offer support during COVID-19

Olivia Fear, Copy Editor April 30, 2021

This year, the Peer Helpers have to do things quite differently due to COVID-19. Peer helpers are available to help other students throughout the school year. They are willing to help students by listening,...


Oprah, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle during their controversial interview. In which, a lot of unknown facts were brought to light.

Harry and Meghan’s controversial interview struck a cord with viewers

Annika Citsay, Distribution Reporter April 20, 2021

On March 7, an interview grasped the public's attention. The Royals were put on blast. During the interview between Meghan, Harry and Oprah, the couple revealed some unknown information. This interview...

Pope Francis delivers a speech in Vatican City in 2017. Pope Francis signed off on the union statement banning the blessing of same-sex marriage in the Catholic Church.

Catholic Church to stop blessing same-sex marriages

Carter Stratmann, Social Media Editor April 20, 2021

On Monday, March 15th, the Catholic church in Vatican City would no longer bless same-sex marriages as they cannot bless a “sin”, explained in a union statement approved by Pope Francis. As countries...

The current operating levy generates funding for students to learn, paying for materials, teachers, and technology. The levy also keeps class sizes small so students can have close relationships with classmates and teachers, if a new levy is not chosen in November, class sizes will expand.

District recommends new levy fall 2021

Nissa Wilcox, Layout Editor April 18, 2021

In November, Stillwater Area School District taxpayers will be asked to consider and approve new funding to the school district to help address several needs, with the renewal of an expiring operating...

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