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Prom dress Facebook groups necessary

The Facebook group titled “SAHS Prom Dress 2019” was established Jan. 13 by senior Hannah Sween. The group is open to anyone who plans on attending prom or that would like to sell used dresses.
Taylor Lee, Distributive Reporter March 7, 2019

Dress Special Teenagers love prom, it is a fact of nature. They love getting their nails and hair done, picking out glitzy shoes, elaborate and very public prom proposals and most of all, they love...

Trump’s negotiations during second summit – pointless

Trump and Kim Jong Un shake hands with smiling faces on Feb. 27. Both leaders had 10 days to prepare for their second meeting compared to their first with two months of preparation time.
Issy Boegel, Copy Editor March 5, 2019

The first U.S. and North Korean summit left tensions between the U.S. and North Korea looking more positive than the country has ever seen, or so we thought. On Feb. 28, President Donald Trump and Kim...

AP Computer Science denied math credit

AP Computer Science teacher Nicholas Springer teaches his class how to code a weed wacker. Springer enjoys teaching his students that they can code anything they can imagine.
Gavan Townsend, Camera Editor March 5, 2019

AP Computer Science is a class that designs, implements and analyzes solutions to problems that are introduced to students. This is achieved by creating algorithms, methods and other pieces of code to...

Bus on cameras may hold drivers accountable

Children frequently have to get on and off the school buses. The school buses are all lined up and ready to begin their journey to drive children home safely. A new bill in congress is being debated on currently to put cameras on the school buses.
Emma Stansbury, Distrubition Reporter March 1, 2019

A controversial topic including the safely of children throughout the country is up for discussion. A new law might pass for school bus stop signs to have cameras placed on them, to catch everyone...

Mental health courses spread awareness

Junior Parker Mock enjoys exercising to have a healthy mind, especially in the winter.
Annika Brown, Business Editor February 13, 2019

Mental illness and teen suicide rates are sharply rising. Concerns with the negative effects of social media, bullying in schools and school shootings have prompted parents and educators to think about...

Women running in a man’s presidential race, more challenging

Senator Amy Klobuchar announced her 2020 presidential candidacy. In Minneapolis, Minn. Klobuchar gathered in a snowy field amongst democratic supporters to announce her long awaited news.
Rosie Nichols, Layout Editor February 12, 2019

Since the beginning of politics, it has been a man's world. No women allowed to stand up for their opinion, express their concerns or revolt against oppression. The exclusive presence of men in the...

Green New Deal is vital to the country’s reputation as a respectable nation

Green New Deal is vital to the country's reputation as a respectable nation
Grace Wirkkala, Online Editor February 11, 2019

Something must be done about climate change. It is understandable to hear of worry among younger generations when reputable sources like the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) report...

EIC Column: snow days added back to original calendar

Snow days to be made up before the end of the school year, not after.
Emma Kostroski-Polucha, Print Editor-in-Chief February 7, 2019

The Polar Vortex this winter has caused many schools to close down due to the weather conditions. The Stillwater district had room in its calendar for one snow day, but due to the anomaly of days that...

Accepting undocumented immigrants is one thing, giving them money is another

Accepting undocumented immigrants is one thing, giving them money is another
Emma Stansbury, Distrubtion Reporter February 1, 2019

New York welcomes undocumented immigrants with money and education. The Dream Act was passed in New York on Jan. 23. The act aids undocumented immigrants in education in rebuke to Trump. This is not a...

Trump administration reinstitutes gender based discrimination

President Donald Trump tweeted about the transgender military ban when it first went into place back in 2017. It was blocked, and then reinstated in late January with a 5-4 vote from the Supreme Court.
Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief February 1, 2019

Being the highest employer of transgender individuals in America, the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a military ban on transgender people has been a huge blow to the community. After a proposed...

Covington youth handle tense situation better than adults

Covington youth handle tense situation better than adults
Martin Kurle, Podcast Reporter January 30, 2019

A conflict in front of the Lincoln Memorial between a group of Catholic high school boys wearing Make America Great Again hats, a group of Native American men and five black Hebrew Israelites which consisted...

Minnesota voters prepare to see marijuana on ballots

A bill was proposed to legalize the possession and recreational use of marijuana in Minnesota on Jan. 22. Politicians hope to turn to the people for vote on this potential law.
Dylan Stormoen, Copy Editor January 30, 2019

Minnesota politicians prepare for a bill that legalizes recreational marijuana use to pass their desks and potentially appear on the 2020 ballot. State Rep. Raymond Dehn recently proposed a bill Jan. 22,...

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