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Carmines in Woodbury holds outdoor seating. Once the weather turns colder, they will have to provide additional covid-safe seating options.

Restaurants prepare for serving customers in colder weather

Harrison Walz, Business Editor November 9, 2020

John Schiltz, head chef and owner of Lake Elmo Inn, has been making use of outside seating. Once it becomes more chilly outdoors, he plans to make up for the loss of outdoor seating by making the inside...

Director Grif Sadow leads senior Olivia Henson and sophomore Charlie Corbett during zoom rehearsals for the play Kodachrome by Adam Szymkowicz. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, rehearsals have been switched to a virtual format.

Theatre department produces a fall show amidst a pandemic

Sierra Penning, Social Media Editor November 9, 2020

The theatre department is just beginning rehearsals for its annual fall production. This year, in addition to the routine stresses of producing a show, the department must face an even bigger challenge:...

Stillwater girls varsity Soccer team huddles together for their game against Forest Lake. Photo by KSTP Sports

Girls soccer on winning streak, preparing for more success in season

Lindsey Crain, Copy Editor November 2, 2020

The girls varsity soccer team came off of a win Oct. 7, after playing the Raiders. The team is preparing for more success this season, with them already halfway through the season. The team is second...

The Nutrition Services team works together to provide meals to students. These meals are provided by the USDA, with no cost to students or families.

Stillwater Area High School eats free until December 31

Sophia Arndt, Photography Editor October 28, 2020

The Nutrition Services Staff work tirelessly to provide free healthy meals to the students and families of the Stillwater District. These meals are provided through the Congress approved United States...

Cultural Liaison Cornelius Rish presents a piece as Tom Robinson from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee in the Main Forum. He presented to a ninth-grade class to help teach the history of race and the significance of slurs used in books.

Administration takes step towards racial justice with Achievement and Integration Plan

Cassidy Gilliam, Photography Editor October 27, 2020

In response to students’ push for racial justice, administration implemented their new 2020-2023 Achievement and Integration Plan with five main areas of focus. The first area of focus is student programming,...

Seniors of the class of 2021 gather on the football field to enjoy donuts and hang out. Masks were worn and social distancing guidelines were enforced.

‘Senior Sunrise’: celebrate seniors COVID style

Mairin Torgerson, Photography Editor-in-chief October 26, 2020

An 8 a.m. wake up call had the class of 2021 bundled up in jackets and blankets to gather on the football field, enjoy donuts and watch the sunrise together. Labeled the “Senior Sunrise,” it was the...

Math teacher Peter Hamilton takes precautions by wiping down desks. Hamilton ensures safety for students in the classroom.

Teachers work to keep students safe

Greta Sorenson, Social Media Editor October 1, 2020

Teachers have been affected by COVID-19 immensely, and have to change their style of teaching by incorporating online learning. This year teachers are experimenting with new ways to teach students and...

The wresting gym overtaken by seating that custodians moved due to lack of social distancing ability.

Custodial response to COVID-19

Sophia Arndt, Photography Editor October 1, 2020

Starting a school year in the middle of a worldwide pandemic is never an ideal situation. Head Engineer Mike Miller is combating the transmission of COVID-19 through proper sterilization of surfaces in...

Fully online students use technology to their advantage. Junior Bella Gatcliffe during a Google Meet interview.

Students virtually jump into the 2020-2021 school year

Bella Godfrey, Online Editor October 1, 2020

Freshman students have unexpectedly begun to enter high school somewhat virtually. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all students continue to deal with the unfortunate circumstances of our world today.  Distance...

Junior Greta Sorenson abiding by the new preventions in the school. She is wearing a mask and following the one-way hallways, keeping herself and others safe from COVID-19.

Administration creates a prevention and action plan for COVID-19

Luci Miller, Business Editor October 1, 2020

High school student’s education dramatically shifted with new precautions at school and the fear of COVID-19. The action plan at school could keep kids and parents quarantined at home for two weeks....

Juniors at Stillwater Area High School, Amelia Bretl, Nick Koehn and Connor Quaderer take advantage of the free lunches provided due to COVID-19. Each student can receive one entree but must take one serving of fruits or vegetables.

All students currently eat for free

Austin Buck, Broadcast Editor October 1, 2020

Due to many families across the country being in financial hardship right now, the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) extended a nation-wide waiver allowing all children ages 0 to 18 to receive...

This is the new seating arrangement in the cafeteria for the 2020 school year. The cafeteria looks very quiet and empty due to the individual desks and the reduced number of students attending to lunch.

COVID-19 creates new cafeteria set up

Ella Hamilton, Social Media Editor October 1, 2020

This 2020 school year is already unlike anything ever seen. One of the many differences is the cafeteria. Inside the cafeteria, students see individual desks spread out six feet apart so the contact between...

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