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Winter semi-formal dazzles dance-goers

Winter semi-formal dazzles dance-goers

Rosie Nichols, Layout Editor

January 17, 2019

Nothing brings a school together like a school dance. Putting on that dress that makes your eyes pop, slowly tugging the zipper fitting it tightly to your figure making you feel like a princess. Learning how to properly fasten a tie, so that it fits the collar of your freshly pressed dress shirt making...

Pony Possibilities Night welcomes in-coming ninth graders

Pony Possibilities Night welcomes in-coming ninth graders

Dylan Stormoen, Copy Editor

January 15, 2019

With the conclusion of the first semester, the 2019-2020 school year is becoming a topic of discussion. As class registration is coming up, current eighth graders have the opportunity to get an in-depth look at classes a little early. Pony Possibilities Night is a time for students, as well as parents, to l...

Da Vinci Fest blends artistic passions in community

Da Vinci Fest blends artistic passions in community

Elsa Persson, Online Editor

January 12, 2019

One of the community's most special showcases of talent is coming around once again. This festival displays incredible art and science projects made by students in the Stillwater district, for which participants strive to win the competition. The Da Vinci Fest is an annual tradition in the Stillwater...

Coffee House kicks off winter break

Coffee House kicks off winter break

Marie Lecuyer, Copy Editor

January 1, 2019

Talented students and teachers participated in this year's winter Coffee House run by the National Honor Society. The show took place on Dec. 21 in the theater. Before being able to perform at Coffee House, students went through auditions where multiple judges critiqued their act. The judges then picked...

School board in discussions to cut $2.5 million

School board in discussions to cut $2.5 million

Hazel Flock, Layout Editor

December 18, 2018

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...

Anderson Elementary adds Buddy Benches to grow friendships

Anderson Elementary adds Buddy Benches to grow friendships

Kevin Kerber, Podcast Reporter

December 14, 2018

Anderson Elementary has put in Buddy Benches for students to find friends. These Buddy Benches are for students who are new to the school, are looking for new friends to play with, or their friends are not at school. They will sit on the bench if they want to make a new friend then someone will come u...

Weaver’s classes get hands-on experience with deer

Weaver’s classes get hands-on experience with deer

AJ Gunderson, Podcast Reporter

December 11, 2018

On Dec. 4, science teacher Andrew Weaver’s Field Biology and AP Biology classes caught a deer in the ELC. Once the deer was anesthetized and unconscious, students proceeded to gather information on the two-year-old doe using blood samples. They also had to regulate the deer’s body temperature, as an...

SAHS voted 21st safest school in the metro area

SAHS voted 21st safest school in the metro area

Joseph Devins, Field Reporter

December 7, 2018

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...

Unbreakable second grade friendship still holding strong after nine years

Unbreakable second grade friendship still holding strong after nine years

Haley Nelson, Online Editor

December 7, 2018

Juniors Trey Kruse and Adam Potter have been best friends since second grade at Stonebridge elementary school. A friendship unlike most, Trey is an honor student and captain of the wrestling team, and Adam is a student with autism, but "special" is just one word that Trey would use to describe the...

Shelly Christensen wins Minnesota House of Representatives seat by narrow margin

Shelly Christensen wins Minnesota House of Representatives seat by narrow margin

Matt Moore, Podcast Reporter

December 7, 2018

Every vote counts. Voters hear that time and time again during the election seasons. Shelly Christensen, the new House of Representative for District 39B, knows this first hand. She defeated Republican Kathy Lohmer by 137 votes in the general election this past November. “I’m not sure if you are aware ...

Andersen Principal Anna Wilcek porkers up to pig

Andersen Principal Anna Wilcek porkers up to pig

John Franklin, Copy Editor

December 4, 2018

Most people only kiss other humans in their life, but then there a few people who can say they kissed a pig.  On Nov. 27, 2018, Andersen Elementary principal Anna Wilcek became a part of that small population. Wilcek kissed a pig named Bilbo Bacon as a celebration for her students on a remarkable Diggy's Dash fundraiser.  The fundraiser inc...

Winter Coffeehouse returns in December

Winter Coffeehouse returns in December

Elsa Persson, Online Editor

November 26, 2018

A classic tradition returns to the stage this year with the annual National Honor Society (NHS) Coffeehouse concert. Student musicians look forward to this opportunity to showcase their talent, while anticipating audience members await the laid-back environment of this popular event. A favorite amon...

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