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School board considers advisory for incoming ninth grade students

School board considers advisory for incoming ninth grade students

Mira LaNasa, Layout Editor

October 10, 2016

From the BOLD transition to the middle school transitions, the district community is feeling the affects of District 834’s new changes. With the transition of ninth graders into Stillwater Area High School, administration is considering implementing advisory. This proposal is being considered b...

New culture educates exchange student

New culture educates exchange student

Emalyn Brandt, Copy Editor

May 10, 2016

Leaving with an abundant amount of 'See you soon's and 'Good luck's in her heart and mind, junior foreign exchange student Kamila begins a new chapter of her life in the United States.  After landing from the over 10 hour and 6,000 thousand mile plane ride, Kamila is ready to embark what awaits ...

German exchange student reflects on past year

German exchange student reflects on past year

Matt Johnson, Social Media Editor

May 9, 2016

  By the time most students are in their fourth year of high school, they aren’t finding much new in their experience, unless it is their first year in America.  For senior Can Sommermeyer this is all new, and a long way from home, even though he has lived here for nearly the whole year. A Germa...

Spanish exchange student leaving Stillwater

Spanish exchange student leaving Stillwater

Lucas Braun, Social Media Reporter

May 5, 2016

Carlos Mas Rigo is a foreign exchange student from Spain. He has been in Minnesota since August and goes back to Spain in June. He came here to learn more about the English language and the American culture. At first, it was hard for Mas Rigo to get comfortable away from home and in a new country. At fir...

Big coffee brands trending

Big coffee brands trending

Sarah McCarthy, Photographer

April 26, 2016

  Everyone has heard of big coffee shop brands such as Starbucks, Caribou, or Dunn Brothers, but few people know the truth about these brands. Although coffee is naturally good for one's health, when high calorie sugars, milks and sweetners are added, the healthy part about coffee becomes unre...

Fast food industry using more organic foods

Fast food industry using more organic foods

Jordan Fulin, Editor in Chief

April 26, 2016

People are strolling around supermarkets filling their carts with non-organic food galore and do not even know it. Those same people may consider fast food restaurants their second home, familiar with the menu's latest triple-burger creations. However, these behaviors are becoming a thing of the ...

Fast food popularity on the rise

Fast food popularity on the rise

Dylan Cook, Visual Arts Media Editor

April 26, 2016

  Fast food is back. As result a of years of rapid increases in the pace of daily life the consumer has begun to demand efficiency in every way possible. The food industry has adapted to this well and has been rewarded with mass popularity. From adults to children, Americans are obsessed wi...

Fast food restaurants coming after youth

Fast food restaurants coming after youth

Justin Hannasch, Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2016

  Whether it's TV, radio, social media, even road signs along I-35, Americans now face the reality that this country is bought with advertisements. In a world where consumers have constant pressure of advertisements wherever they go, fast food companies are some of the largest competition.  In fact, according to Ad Age, fast food companies spent an enormous $4...

Google introduces self-driving cars

Google introduces self-driving cars

Kaitlin Bloom, Online editor

April 7, 2016

For a long time, people have imagined a future free of driver's education, road tests, and maybe even accidents. Cars would drive themselves, independent of any human control. People would be able to send their young sons and daughters off to a friend's house alone and be able to trust they'll ge...

Students set on the path for future fame

Students set on the path for future fame

Dylan Cook, Visual Arts Media Editor

March 15, 2016

Confident, skilled, experienced, knowledgeable and unique. These are the traits of a person bound for fame. They can be used to describe students such as junior Corri Gardner, senior Clay Knoll or sophomore Lydia Stannard; all three of which are on the journey to fame. Rising stars are in abund...

Familiar famous faces close to home

Familiar famous faces close to home

Joe Rice, Editor-In-Chief

March 14, 2016

A doppelganger is a person who looks nearly identical to another person. Although many of us would like to be a doppelganger of a celebrity or just a beautiful person in general, most people look uniquely average. The high school may not have any true doppelgangers, however, there are quite a few ...

Local strangers form connections

Local strangers form connections

Lily Marchan, Online Editor

February 23, 2016

All around us are strangers. A fleeting face passing by us, we look for no more than a second and then it is gone. The face forgotten and our lives continuing on our own winding path without thinking twice about that unfamiliar person who happened to be one step ahead in line, or sitting across ...

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