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EIC Column: Palestinians aim to have their voices heard

EIC Column: Palestinians aim to have their voices heard

Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2019


Filed under Editor-in-Chief Column, Editorial, Opinion

On May 14, 1948, Israel became an independent State with David Ben-Gurion as the Prime Minister. What many in the world thought of as a movement to solve anti-semitism became the beginning of a Palestinian ethnic cleansing. Ever since, Palestinians have been fighting for their lives and for their f...

EIC Column: snow days added back to original calendar

EIC Column: snow days added back to original calendar

Emma Kostroski-Polucha, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2019


Filed under Editor-in-Chief Column, Opinion, Opinion

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 the schools had to shut down, there is a discussion on which days should be added back to make up fo...

EIC Column: vaping epidemic overshadows drug problem

EIC Column: vaping epidemic overshadows drug problem

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 5, 2019


Filed under Editor-in-Chief Column, Editorial

With the recent federal “crackdown” on vaping, JUUL in particular, the vaping epidemic is no secret. The school administration has been very vocal about the problem in our school over the past few years. Furthermore, they need to be equally as vocal about the lesser known drug use in the bathrooms...

EIC Column: Afton Lakeland Elementary demonstrates civic efficacy

EIC Column: Afton Lakeland Elementary demonstrates civic efficacy

Hannah Sween, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2018


Filed under Editor-in-Chief Column, Editorial, Opinion

As his class flipped through the brand new pocket constitutions they had just received, one boy recited the preamble to their very own Constitution, “We the P.I.E.sters, in order to form a more perfect fifth grade, establish leadership, ensure learning, provide for our classmates, promote kindness...

EIC Column: peer counseling program long overdue

EIC Column: peer counseling program long overdue

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2018


Filed under Editor-in-Chief Column, Editorial, Opinion

With three deaths within three years in the Stillwater school district, the ISD 834 school board finally took the initiative to create a mental health program for middle and high school students. It's easy to feel unheard in our school district, but if there's any cause that's important for them to actually tun...

EIC Column: terrible truths haunt TSA

EIC Column: terrible truths haunt TSA

Michael VanLieshout, Broadcast Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2018


Filed under Editor-in-Chief Column, Opinion

Why me? That is a question I ask myself when time after time I am randomly selected for a frisking at the hand of a Transportation Security Administration agent. What is the deciding factor that distinguishes who of the over 1.7 million Americans who board domestic flights in the United States each day? TSA i...

EIC Column: marching makes a major difference

EIC Column: marching makes a major difference

Ellie Faeth, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2018


Filed under Editor-in-Chief Column, Featured Videos

Dating all the way back to 1941, marching in protests on the streets of Washington D.C. (among many other state capitols) have become highly publicized, popular events, especially in recent years. These types of protests are extremely important in today’s society, as they were since 1941, and actua...

EIC Column: ALC part of school community

EIC Column: ALC part of school community

Hailey Willius, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 16, 2018


Filed under Editor-in-Chief Column, Opinion

The St. Croix Valley Area Learning Center (ALC) has been moved to the high school campus this year. With each school running on different time schedules, a complete change in building size and environment, ALC students are adjusting to the new environment. Having the two separate student bodies ...

EIC Column: non-athletes lettering in athletics, huge step forward

EIC Column: non-athletes lettering in athletics, huge step forward

Linnea Phillips, Print Editor-in-Chief

December 17, 2017


Filed under Editor-in-Chief Column, Opinion

Varsity athletes have to have dedication, work ethic and sportsmanship to succeed in their sport. But not all students who letter in varsity sports even play the sports they letter in. Many students are turning to the alternative of volunteering with a team in a management position or assisting position t...

EIC Column: U.S. lacking in foreign aid due to Trump’s prejuidice

EIC Column: U.S. lacking in foreign aid due to Trump’s prejuidice

Emma Lowey, Editor-in-Chief

December 2, 2017


Filed under Editor-in-Chief Column, Editorial, Opinion

The Trump administration has sparked controversy for being wildly unprofessional and compassionate to the people of Puerto Rico and lacking in the call to help fellow American citizens. The behavior reflects poorly on the U.S.’ image as an aiding country because it makes it seem as though we are neglec...

Trump administration rolls out controversial new sexual assault policy

Trump administration rolls out controversial new sexual assault policy

Hannah Boardman, Print EIC

October 25, 2017


Filed under Editor-in-Chief Column, Opinion

In politics today, sexual assault is a controversial topic. There have been debates over what counts as substantial evidence, with the two options being preponderance of evidence or clear and convincing evidence. The Obama-era administration set the standard of preponderance of evidence. Over the past...

Trump’s missile strike on Syria in retaliation

Trump’s missile strike on Syria in retaliation

Abby Banks, Print Editor in Chief

May 3, 2017


Filed under Editor-in-Chief Column, Opinion

  President Donald Trump recently ordered a missile strike on an air base belonging to Bashar al-Assad, Syria's current president, in retaliation to the use of chemical weapons on civilians. While militant force can have its occasional need, Trump's motives for the strike seem to be in relat...

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