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Girls swim and dive team wrap up fall season

A wall display showing the names of the girls swim and dive team. They completed their fall season in late October. This season was different than others due to COVID-19.
Sierra Penning, Social Media Editor November 27, 2020

The girls swim and dive team wrapped up their annual section meet, which marked the end of a successful season on Oct. 24. This season, however, was unlike anything the coaches and athletes had seen...

Nordic ski prepares for upcoming season

Junior Jacob Carlson stops skiing and takes a picture of the scenery while being photographed by his father.
Jacob Carlson, Podcast Reporter November 27, 2020

The boys and girls nordic team have been doing exceptionally well for years, securing many state champions and section wins. With the expectation that they will be a dominant team for years to come, they...

Boys swim and dive team faces COVID-19

The girls swim and dive team practices during their 2020 season right before their sectional meets. This is similar to how the boys swim and dive team will look once their season is underway on Nov 30.
Connor Quaderer, Podcast Reporter November 27, 2020

“It'll be unfortunate, but we can work through it,” Brian Luke, Stillwater boys and girls swim and dive head coach explained as COVID-19 creates a unique challenge for students and coaches this year....

Girls hockey team starts season with new changes

Sydney Scheel , Josie St. Martin , Lexi Huber, and Lexie Ligday celebrate in last year's game.
Greta Sorenson, Social Media Editor November 27, 2020

The girls hockey season is getting a late start. Tryouts are on Nov. 30, and the girls have been practicing, working out and preparing for the season. Due to COVID-19, changes are set in place to achieve...

Boys cross country team heads to State

Coach Scott Christensen and runner Ethan Vargas have a conversation at a meet. The relationship between a coach and runner is very important.
Adrianna Garcia, Distribution Reporter November 26, 2020

  Despite the unexpected Covid-19 pandemic, the boys cross country team is still up and running. With many differences and challenges within this year’s season, nothing caused these boys...

Chevals winter season kicks off this November

The Chevals perform at their final home football game of the fall season.  The girls show off their new Pom routine Oct. 20.
Olivia Fear, Copy Editor November 26, 2020

The Chevals have officially begun their winter season. The Chevals are a competitive dance team who compete and perform both locally, and travel for a few competitions each year. Many girls joined the...

Boys and girls soccer team’s trip through sections

Junior Riley Buxell celebrates his winning goal for the section championship against Park. This win was just one of many for the boys soccer team, unfortunately they will not get the chance to compete for a state title.
November 26, 2020

“With Covid we had a reduced schedule for the regular season, and unfortunately we didn’t get a state tournament,” junior Riley Buxell said. The girls and boys soccer teams both took the win at the...

Transfer of presidential power necessary for peace

Members of Stillwater's Young Democrats make cookies for the Vice Presidential debate. The Young Democrats watched the debate to be educated and learn more about their candidates Vice President. It is important to stay educated on politics by watching, reading, or listening to the news.
Luci Miller and Calli Dierkhising November 20, 2020

America’s future is riding on the election results of Nov. 3 and the direction our leaders will take. Many Americans believe with the division the country is experiencing, that a peaceful transition...

Precautions for Covid-19 for upcoming winter school season

Students walk down
Lindsey Crain November 12, 2020

As the school year continues, the hybrid model continues to follow the guidelines for safety precautions for Covid-19. With Covid- 19 cases rising first quarter, safety precautions will be more strict. With...

Personal training positively and negatively affected by COVID-19

Derrick Schmidt, ETS Performance coach, Ethan Mosley, Bo Dustin, Brendan Bernier and Ethan Bernier, run a safe and productive workout.
Emily Hornbuckle, Business Editor November 8, 2020

Workouts, personal training and athletics are being affected by COVID-19. People who would normally go multiple times a week are barely going now. The Pony Activity Center (PAC) is having its lowest numbers...

Breonna Taylor’s death: story impacts many across country

Juniors Addie Demars and Marly Boules attend a protest in St. Paul. Demars and Boules are both protesting to make a change in racial injustice and police brutality. Taylor's death impacts many like Demars and Boules to protest and push for equality in race.
Luci Miller, Business Editor November 6, 2020

Breonna Taylor was shot and killed in her own home March 13. Taylor was a 26-year-old full-time ER technician from Kentucky. She was fatally shot by police when they entered her apartment for a search...

MSHSL impacts fall sports season

Varsity football is suited up and ready for one of their first games. Players are concentrating on  one of their plays.
Ella Metcalf, Broadcast Editor November 3, 2020

The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) held a meeting on Sept. 21 regarding various concerns about how COVID will affect the 2020-2021 sports season. At this meeting, there were activists, athletes...

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