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Students and teachers give their opinions on the best ways to listen to music

Students and teachers give their opinions on the best ways to listen to music

Emma Clarkowski, Student Playlist Editor

February 12, 2017

Rap, country, pop, alternative, R&B and classic rock. There are many more types of music besides these.  Even if you aren't a teenager many different age groups listen to their own music, and many younger people tend to listen to a different type of music than adults and teachers. Music is ...

Bill Howlett: remembering the smile that brought everyone together

Bill Howlett: remembering the smile that brought everyone together

Tiana Meador, Editor-In-Chief

February 9, 2017

  "I was always amazed at how he knew so many kids names and he knew so much about them," English teacher Peter Shield said, while looking in front of himself as if trying to picture Stillwater's former Assistant Principal Bill Howlett. Howlett was the kind of administrator who was infa...

Reactions of increased radicalization in United States

Reactions of increased radicalization in United States

Megan Karnuth, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 3, 2017

  Due to the recent election results, there has been a rise of what some are calling radicalization. People believe women, minorities, and the LGBT community will be oppressed because of things Trump has said before and during the election. Others just will not accept that Trump is presid...

Trump must continue to prevent terrorism

Trump must continue to prevent terrorism

Valerie Silbernick, Social Media Reporter

January 3, 2017

Some say it has brought us together some say it's torn us apart, but together terrorism has impacted us all as a whole. Our country has faced many challenges, but terrorism seems to be the most difficult. The United States has been hit numerous times with the atrocity that is terrorism. The most infam...

Protests occur in response to recent election results

Protests occur in response to recent election results

Kleio Vrohidis, Online Editor

January 3, 2017

Yelling at strangers while the crowd fills the street, preaching about issues that revolve around human rights, hate being spewed from left and right sides. A typical protest can consist of these things. The last election results were shocking to people all over the nation, causing protests ...

Classic movies make comeback with youth

Classic movies make comeback with youth

Sophie Begin, Photography Editor

December 1, 2016

"Old movies are simpler. Take away all the special effects, and you're left with just good acting and good plots," junior Tatiana Tabuccol said. The love for older movies is becoming increasingly popular with students. Classic movies dating back to the 80's are capturing the hearts of the youth once...

Old fashion trends, trending now

Old fashion trends, trending now

Valerie Silbernick, Social Media Reporter

November 30, 2016

Clothing trends have greatly changed over time, but while some are coming back, others die forever. A few of the trends that have some back are chokers, Doc Martens, and button down jean skirts. Many of these clothes even parents used to wear. Not only have fashion trends come back, but stronger ...

Sense of touch, an important sense to athletes

Sense of touch, an important sense to athletes

Lauren Gella, Social Media Reporter

November 16, 2016

The five senses (smell, touch, sight, hearing, taste) are all extremely crucial to humans living their life with the highest level of alertness and awareness as possible. However, some senses are more important to certain people depending on what they do. It is very important for athletes to have an...

Coffee shops battle for best ‘study spot’

Coffee shops battle for best ‘study spot’

Payton Filipiak, Online Editor

November 6, 2016

Nothing goes together better than long nights of studying and a cup of hot coffee or cocoa. That combination can be found frequently at the many coffee shops in Stillwater. Coffee shops have become an increasingly popular place for students to study, both alone and in groups. Three of the most pop...

Local attractions provide fall opportunities

Local attractions provide fall opportunities

Katie Freichels, Photographer

November 5, 2016

Fall is the time of year where outdoor activities are a must. It is a great chance to walk around and enjoy the view of all the reds, oranges and yellows. Stillwater residents live in a town where they don't have to drive very far to go on an adventure. Stillwater has many nature sights including Fairy...

Students becoming a bigger part of community service

Students becoming a bigger part of community service

Lauren Gella, Social Media Reporter

October 12, 2016

Over the years, students participating in volunteer work through community service has been a great way for students to help out their community while learning what volunteer work is really about and bringing students closer to members of our community whom they otherwise would not interact with. This s...

Ninth grade transition offers innovative ideas

Ninth grade transition offers innovative ideas

Ebbie Benson, Copy Editor

October 11, 2016

Beginning fall of 2017, more than 700 freshmen within the district will attend the high school for the first time. It is a big change from what everyone is used to, and adjustments will need to be made between now and then. In order to ensure that all the freshmen feel settled and comfortable at the ...

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