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The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

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Students were to design a logo and make it appeal to Connect Lake Elmo. This logo is an example of students who took elements from other Lake Elmo logos and applied it to their logo.

Graphic design students design logo for Connect Lake Elmo

Jeremiah Swartz, Graphics Editor and Copy Editor June 6, 2022

On May, 6, Graphic design students were assigned the job of designing Connect Lake Elmo's logo. Connect Lake Elmo is an organization based out of Lake Elmo and its mission is to get Lake Elmo more connected...

Sandra Weaver sits with sophomore Kaylee Kellogg as they go over her schedule for her junior year.

Stillwater staff retire after long career

Sumer Harrington, Social Media and Online Editor June 3, 2022

In the community teachers, psychologists and counselors help guide students through the beginning years moving into adulthood. After years of help, eventually these staff memebers will open the next chapter...

Science teacher Staci Brown receives the Partnership Award for her work in the school community. The award shines light on the work that staff do.

High school teachers receive Partnership Plan award

Shannon Pothen, Layout Editor May 30, 2022

Every year, teachers and staff from across the district are chosen to receive the Partnership Plan award. Based off of their commitment to students and exemplary difference they make in the lives of students. ...

Band RNS plays I I want you back by the Jackson 5 at Coffee House. Seniors Kiran Kumaran, Joseph Casell, Caleb Cabede, Julian Schwendemen, Michael May and sophpomore Owen Cosgrove are pictured from right to left plaing the saxophone, electric guitar, trumpet, trombone, drum set and pianos respectively. The band plays on stage under a sign that reads coffeehouse .

NHS Coffee House, performance with a purpose

Katie Kangas, Layout Editor-In-Chief May 29, 2022

Each spring, the National Honor Society (NHS) hosts a Coffee House event to bring the community together and raise funds for a relevant charity, natural disaster or crisis. The event includes acts with...

The school board hosts a meeting.

School board selects Michael Funk as new superintendent

Abby Thibodeau, Layout Editor-in-Chief May 26, 2022

In a special meeting on April 8, the school board selected Dr. Michael Funk as the district’s next superintendent. He will replace interim superintendent Malinda Landsfeldt in a more permanent position...

Plants grow in a greenhouse in preparation for the annual FFA floral sale

FFA prepare for State, annual floral sale

Jasmine Z. Allison, Social Media and Podcast Editor April 24, 2022

FFA has been busy in the past couple of months. Members have been busy competing in state-qualifying competitions and preparing for the 2022 Minnesota State Convention. While preparing for state, members...

Junior Sara Norton gets gas at the Kwik Trip in Oak Park Heights on March 23. Gas was $3.99/gallon at this location.

Gas prices skyrocket unlike ever before

Mikai Tasch, Social Media Editor-in-Chief and Copy Editor April 19, 2022

On Feb. 24 at approximately 10 p.m., Russian missiles and airstrikes were sent throughout Ukraine, including the capital Kyiv. As a result of the actions taken by Putin, various countries, including the...

Brookview Elementary Principal, Chris Rogers, plunges in a shark costume to celebrate his fifth grade students read a thon goals.

TRUST club plans polar plunge, raises money for Special Olympics

Lauren Guinee, Business Editor and Copy Editor April 14, 2022

The TRUST club hosted the Polar Plunge at the high school on March 28. The event came via a portable water tank for volunteers to plunge into. Stillwater students and community members were invited...

Interim Superintendent Malinda Lansfeldt speaks to the board about FFA club. She may run for the position again this spring.

School board searches for permanent Superintendent

Brady Lau, Social Media Editor February 28, 2022

The school board is appointing a permanent superintendent for interim Superintendent Malinda Lansfeldt’s position. Over the coming months, the board will be accepting applications and evaluating candidates...

Cultural liaison Cornelius Rish directs the members of the Student Leadership Council during its weekly meeting in the main forum room.

Student Leadership Council creates anti-harassment committee

Sydney Rodd, Layout Editor February 25, 2022

How does the school deal with racist actions? How does it deal with microaggressions? What are the consequences of homophobia and transphobia within the community? These are just some of the questions...

The Capitol is the crown jewel of American democracy

House select committee investigates events of Jan. 6 insurrection

Jasmine Z. Allison, Social Media and Podcast Editor February 23, 2022

“When an angry violent mob staged an insurrection on Jan. 6 and desecrated our Capitol — the temple of our democracy — it was not just an attack on the building, it was an attack on our Republic...

Students work on computers in a crowded classroom.

Office hours change to help students succeed

Shannon Pothen, Layout Editor February 23, 2022

Over the past two years, students have been falling behind in classes, especially this year when students and teachers have to stay out of school for days because of positive COVID cases. It seems like...

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