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Black History Month represents growing community for students of color

Black History Month represents growing community for students of color

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 23, 2019

Black History Month saw different events celebrating the cultures of students of color. Via panels, showcases, dancing and culturally significant music played during passing time, Black Student Union and Student Council worked together to host events throughout February. Black Student Union is entering its second year and increasing ...

Student council puts on BLAST week

Student council puts on BLAST week

Elle Sprenger, Social Media Editor

February 22, 2019

BLAST week is a time for kindness put on by Student Council. This week takes place in Feb. because it is Black History Month and BLAST week helps celebrate and recognize the significance of being inclusive. BLAST week includes guest speakers and events that are intended to bring the community together. The...

Retired educators hold first ever Sweetheart Ball for school safety

Retired educators hold first ever Sweetheart Ball for school safety

Hannah Sween, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 16, 2019

The jazzy richness of a saxophone filled The Grand as a brother and sister danced together in a giggly, bumbling embrace. Parents, the jazz band, and attending adults looked on with cameras and smiles as the pair stumbled about. The children were some of the youngest members in attendance at th...

Stillwater alumni deliver success stories at Girl Power Event

Stillwater alumni deliver success stories at Girl Power Event

Ben Jacobs, Podcast Reporter

February 12, 2019

The Girl Power Event, which recently held its fourth annual event Feb. 5, works to show young women that their careers may not always follow the same path. It also shows that they can still find great success. The event was hosted by the College and Career Center and had six alum of Stillwater. Former...

Ticket sales not affected by Snoball’s later date

Ticket sales not affected by Snoball’s later date

Alexis Brainard, Online Editor

January 27, 2019

The Snoball dance is coming up on Saturday Feb.1. The dance is available for all grades and is one of the most popular dances of the year. The dance is held in the JX Venue in downtown Stillwater from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. “It prepares you for prom and is the most fun dance of the year and it helps ...

Downtown’s colorful light tunnel attracts locals

Downtown’s colorful light tunnel attracts locals

Ben Jacobs, Podcast Reporter

January 18, 2019

This winter, the ice castles that take shape in Lowell Park were missing. Construction took up the space and forced the ice castles to find a new location. To fix the lack of an attraction that Stillwater had, a tunnel of lights was made and put up for display for people to walk through and enjoy. The...

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...

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