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Michael Wilhelmi energizes Young Democrats group

Michael Wilhelmi energizes Young Democrats group

Martin Kurle, Podcast Reporter

November 4, 2018

With the election for governor of Minnesota right around the corner, it is important that each candidate gets all the votes he can. Michael Wilhelmi came to speak to the Young Democrats on the morning of Oct. 10 to influence the Young Democrats to get involved and help out the Tim Walz Campaign. ...

Dodds, Maxwell and Kaul lead new Peer Helper program

Dodds, Maxwell and Kaul lead new Peer Helper program

Carina Block, Copy Editor

November 2, 2018

Adolescents often turn to their peers rather than adults with their problems. The new peer helper program begins this fall is a support system for the students that are most often relied on by others to help solve dilemmas. Oftentimes those heavily relied on students are either stressed out or...

E-cigarettes and vaping discussion raises awareness

E-cigarettes and vaping discussion raises awareness

Aidan Gunderson, Podcast Reporter

November 1, 2018

A community meeting was held on Oct. 10 in the auditorium to address the issue of e-cigarette use (also called e-cigs, and vapes) amongst students. The purpose of this meeting was to help parents and students become more aware of this ongoing problem, share how the school staff and local law enforceme...

National Merit Scholar semifinalists announced

National Merit Scholar semifinalists announced

Emma Urban, Photographer

October 30, 2018

Four seniors were named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Abigail Banks-Hehenberger, John Maloney, Elias Roll and Keenan Walker are among 16,000 seniors in the nation to earn the recognition. Each year about 1.6 million students apply, but only one percent are accepted as National ...

Chaplinski brings attention to endangered species

Chaplinski brings attention to endangered species

Elli Swanson, Photographer

October 23, 2018

Middle school teacher, Bretta Chaplinski, and five of her students took a trip to the St. Croix River to work with the DNR to help find federally endangered species, the Winged Mapleleaf mussel. "This is a federally endangered mussel found in the St. Croix River exclusively near Taylors Falls, WI and St. Croix Falls, MN," middle school scienc...

Pep fest ends Homecoming week, kicks off homecoming game

Pep fest ends Homecoming week, kicks off homecoming game

Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2018

To wrap up Homecoming week, Student Council has planned another successful pep fest. The Stillwater Armada Robotics team used their robot to shoot t-shirts into the bleachers, a lucky student pie-d Principal Rob Bach, the football team joined the Chevals in their performance, the Cheerleaders  ...

Student Council plans Homecoming dance

Student Council plans Homecoming dance

Benjamin Jacobs, Podcast Reporter

September 23, 2018

The Student Council is working to make an engaging and enjoyable experience for students in hopes to boost pony pride for Homecoming week. The Homecoming dance and the following week leading up to the Homecoming football game occupies the Student Council's time, as a large and happy turnout would mark ...

NHS members plan fall blood drive

NHS members plan fall blood drive

Michael O'Gorman, Business Editor

September 20, 2018

One pint of blood can save up to a potential of three people.  That is why giving blood at blood drives are a great way to help strangers and local community members save lives. The Stillwater National Honor Society Blood Drive will occur on Oct. 5 and is a great opportunity to do something for others.  For the most part,...

FLEX Time utilizes new FlexiSCHED software

FLEX Time utilizes new FlexiSCHED software

Gavan Townsend, Camera Editor

September 15, 2018

The administration has changed the way FLEX Time works in their recent iteration that is going to take place during the 18-19 school year. Students, teachers and staff have wanted these changes to occur since last school year ended, but some are still skeptical as to whether or not they will be exceptional...

Tiered parking permits provide financial options

Tiered parking permits provide financial options

Annamarie Born, Buisness Editor

September 7, 2018

The parking system has made changes. There now are three lots, hanging permits and new prices. Changes are continuing as the years progress to make the parking system the best it can be. These changes are good alternatives to the parking lot. The changes to the parking lot have benefited the students....

Football field movie night brings students together

Football field movie night brings students together

Evelyn Young, Student Playlist Reporter

May 23, 2018

For a final celebration of the school year, Student Council will be holding a movie night at Pony Stadium on May 27. The movie will take place once it begins to get dark. All students are welcome to come. Entrance for the movie will be free, however, concessions will be sold. After receiving po...

School experiments with after school A La Carte option

School experiments with after school A La Carte option

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 3, 2018

"It is now three o'clock. If you are not under the direct supervision of a teacher please report to the cafeteria," the loudspeaker announces. Many students spend their time waiting in the lunchroom after the final bell rings. Some students are waiting for their ride while others do homework wit...

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