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Climbing wall installed during spring break

Climbing wall installed during spring break

Madison Crain, Layout Editor

March 16, 2016


Filed under Local News, News

As the Physical Education Program (PEP) grant comes to a close, the exciting opportunity of a brand new climbing wall has brought much excitement among the student body. The wall will present itself after spring break, and will bring new opportunities and relationship skills to the physical educ...

B.O.L.D. decision, next steps for community

B.O.L.D. decision, next steps for community

Allie Langness, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2016


Filed under Local News, News

After a grueling process, the School Board voted on March 3, 2016 in favor of closing Marine, Withrow, and Oak Park Elementary schools. Previously, at the February 11, 2016 meeting, the board decided to delay the vote until March 3. In preparation for the March 3 meeting, the school board initiat...

Final year of $3 million PEP grant

Final year of $3 million PEP grant

Shad Kraftson, Distribution Reporter

March 15, 2016


Filed under Local News, News, Photo Slide Shows

Stillwater was the only school in Minnesota and one of 60 in the country to get the Carol M. White Physical Education Program grant in 2013. They say the third time is a charm, but it was the fourth time the district applied. The grant gives $2 million over the course of three years and this i...

SAHS students top finishers at regional science fair

SAHS students top finishers at regional science fair

Dante Hoyos, Distribution Reporter

March 15, 2016


Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows

Two Stillwater students managed to succeed in taking home first and second place at the Twin Cities Regional Science Fair. Junior, Nathan Farmer and senior, Max Ylitalo both are passionate about the field of science. Ylitalo claimed first place and Farmer claimed second. Having both competed in the...

French students prepare to say au revior mid June

French students prepare to say au revior mid June

Mikayla Erf, Photographer

February 24, 2016


Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows, Read & Watch, Showcase

  Nine plus hours of flying, 4,289 miles, and the trip of a lifetime. French students have the opportunity this summer of taking the once in a lifetime adventure of traveling through France. “France is the most visited country in the world, having over 83 million visitors in 2012 alone...

Jessie Diggins continues to wow audiences with skiing successes

Jessie Diggins continues to wow audiences with skiing successes

Kathleen Billingsley, Copy Editor

February 24, 2016


Filed under Local News, News, Photo Slide Shows

The wind blowing in her hair as gusts of swirling snow pelt her face, Jessie Diggins crosses the finish line. Former SAHS nordic ski member, Jessie Diggins, won the World Championship and competed in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Through hard work and perseverance, Diggins has accomplished what man...

‘Sticks in Stillwater’ hockey festival supports Herb Brooks Foundation

‘Sticks in Stillwater’ hockey festival supports Herb Brooks Foundation

Hannah Anderson, Social Media Managing Editor

February 23, 2016


Filed under Local News, News, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

During the weekend of Feb. 5-7, Stillwater hosted a mites hockey festival called "Sticks in Stillwater" for the first time ever, which helps support the Herb Brooks Foundation. It celebrated the life and legacy of Herb Brooks through the great game of hockey. The festival took place at the St. Croix...

School Board postpones BOLD vote

School Board postpones BOLD vote

Megan McGuire, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2016


Filed under Local News, News, Photo Slide Shows

In an unexpected move, Stillwater School District Superintendent Denise Pontrelli asked the Stillwater school board on Feb. 11 to postpone its vote on the closing of three District 834 elementary schools until March 3. Voting on the decision to close Withrow, Marine and Oak Park Elementary was expect...

Pony Possibilities introduces freshman to high school options

Pony Possibilities introduces freshman to high school options

Olivia Weirtz, Layout Editor

February 11, 2016


Filed under Local News, News, Photo Slide Shows

The auditorium was packed with nervous junior high students and their parents, anxiously awaiting a road-map for the next step in their education. Important information about AP classes and scheduling flew at them, and high school experience immersion became completely unavoidable. The next chapter...

Student Council and Special Ed department team launch Pony Market

Student Council and Special Ed department team launch Pony Market

Dylan Cook, Visual Arts Media Editor

February 10, 2016


Filed under Local News, News, Read & Watch

    This year, student council and the special education department have teamed up to open a new school store called the Pony Market. The Pony Market, located in the main rotunda, is open on Wed. and Thurs. from 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is being run by both the student council and the spe...

Modern Roots takes new spin on body products

Modern Roots takes new spin on body products

Sarah McCarthy, Photographer

February 9, 2016


Filed under Local News, News, Photo Slide Shows

  Modern Roots is a new bath and body shop that has recently been added on Main Street in downtown Stillwater. The store was recently named number one for up and coming stores in the area, and all the store's hype is worthwhile. The store is filled with body and beauty products that range any...

Public library partners with Head Start, Community Thread for book drive

Public library partners with Head Start, Community Thread for book drive

Kai Knudson, Copy Editor

January 18, 2016


Filed under Local News, News

The holiday season is rich with charities designed around the spirit of giving, especially for children and teenagers. But giving gifts to strangers is difficult. You can never know if they will like it, and if they do you will never know if you're actions truly had any positive, lasting effect on their...

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