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Senior girls create book club to strengthen bonds

Ella Gag, Social Media Editor in Chief June 16, 2021

Seniors Morgan Mantel and Sara Shettle created a book club with other seniors so they can connect with different groups of people they would not normally meet with. The group meets once a week on Tuesdays...

Maddie Motz, Elise Karlstad and the Choir board work in preparation for welcoming choir students as well as the Home Concert at Stillwater Area High School. With the crazy year that everyone has experienced, the Choir board has done what it can to transition and progress smoothly.

Concert Choir prepares to close turbulent school year with Home Concert

Jay Lohr, Food Blogger May 30, 2021

In the midst of the craziness this past year, Concert Choir has been preparing for one last concert to lay rest to their year of hard work and preparation. The “Home Concert” will be held at Stillwater...

Sophomore Jocylen McBride, freshman James Daum, junior Addie Foote, junior Vincent Ramirez, senior Ben Abbott, sophomore Marcus Cassel. Stillwater Human Exploration Rover Challenge team is together and excited for their rover.

NASA Rover challenge brings students together

Karley Rydeen, Distribution Reporter May 28, 2021

Six students joined together during quarantine to participate in the 27th annual Human Exploration Rover Challenge (HERC). This challenge is a complex competition against other high schools all over the...

This photo was taken this past winter when Caroline was playing at Veranda Golf Course in Florida.

Girls golf team back in full swing

Kate Johnson, Graphics Editor May 26, 2021

Spring sports have just started recently, and girls golf is back in full swing, ready to be returning to the Oak Glen greens. The team practices Monday through Thursday from 3-5 p.m., with matches two...

Junior Addie Demars gets her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Allina Health pop up clinic. Demars is an essential worker at Boutwells Landing, a senior home, and getting this vaccine is more than just for herself.

Americans step towards normalcy

Lucille Miller, Business Editor May 25, 2021

With COVID-19 vaccines getting more and more accessible in America, Americans are finally getting their hands on them. Trying to slow the spread of COVID-19, average people are getting their vaccinations...

Junior Eliza Weston helps make posters for Sophia Pietan and Amelia Bretls campaign for student council Presidents of the upcoming school year. Pietan and Bretl also used buttons, social media and other platforms to spread the news about voting for them.

Student Council Presidents Amelia Bretl and Sophia Pietan have big plans upcoming school year

Lindsey Crain, Copy Editor May 22, 2021

Juniors Sophia Pietan and Amelia Bretl have been elected the new Student Council presidents. Their campaign was based around change and what students can do to make this a safe and healthy learning environment...

The Minnesota State Capitol building in St. Paul, Minnesota houses the Minnesota Senate, Minnesota House of Representatives, the office of the Attorney General, the office of the Governor and also includes a chamber for the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Minnesota rape law outdated, harmful

Adelee Wrightsman, Copy Editor May 21, 2021

In May of 2017, a 20-year-old woman took five shots of vodka and prescription pills outside a bar in Minneapolis, Minn. As the young woman stood outside with her friend, a man with the last name of Khalil...

The girls track and field Varsity Track team back in 2019 winning the 4AA championship. Track and field will start their season during spring break.

Girl track and field gears up for season after a year off

Michelle Cruz, Student Playlist Reporter April 27, 2021

This year, spring sports are back in session and girls track and field will look different with the pandemic still going on. New teammates are going to be joining the team that freshman and sophomore since...

The boys and girls alpine teams group together for a final team picture after the Minnesota High School State Meet. Three of the boys and four of the girls skiers pictured will be returning for next season.

Ski teams wrap up successful seasons

Austin Buck, Broadcast Editor April 27, 2021

As the ski season has come to an end, the team can safely say it was a great one. All of the four ski teams, boys and girls alpine, along with boys and girls nordic, had successful seasons in their own...

Junior Dylan Magistad playing tennis his freshman year, the last real season the boys were able to have due to COVID-19.

COVID-19 impacts upcoming boys tennis season

Elizabeth Harter, Photographer April 27, 2021

Last spring, the boys tennis team was thrown a curveball when COVID-19 hit. Governor Walz’s statewide lockdown caused the team’s season to be canceled, impacting many of the boys. The 2021 boys tennis...


Oprah, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle during their controversial interview. In which, a lot of unknown facts were brought to light.

Harry and Meghan’s controversial interview struck a cord with viewers

Annika Citsay, Distribution Reporter April 20, 2021

On March 7, an interview grasped the public's attention. The Royals were put on blast. During the interview between Meghan, Harry and Oprah, the couple revealed some unknown information. This interview...

Pope Francis delivers a speech in Vatican City in 2017. Pope Francis signed off on the union statement banning the blessing of same-sex marriage in the Catholic Church.

Catholic Church to stop blessing same-sex marriages

Carter Stratmann, Social Media Editor April 20, 2021

On Monday, March 15th, the Catholic church in Vatican City would no longer bless same-sex marriages as they cannot bless a “sin”, explained in a union statement approved by Pope Francis. As countries...

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