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Kaul’s influence spread through Black History Month

Kaul’s influence spread through Black History Month

Elaina Mankowski, Layout Editor

February 19, 2020

As a self proclaimed redneck kid growing up in South Dakota, Michael Kaul, U.S. history and psychology teacher, was always touched by Dr. Martin Luther King’s words. After ending up teaching in a school with little diversity, he wanted to teach about other cultures and celebrate them. “It never...

21 may be the new 18

Olivia Bystrom, Field Reporter

February 16, 2020

Turning 18 is a moment in life that many teenagers consider to be pivotal to their future. It is the beginning of adulthood, of new freedoms and possibilities and along with it, new responsibilities. It is the age that most young people part ways with childhood, and flock towards a new beginning; whe...

Manning takes charge of Pathways Program

Manning takes charge of Pathways Program

Haley Nelson, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2020

  From the spotlight in the classroom to a desk in its own hall of the College and Career Center room, Bob Manning, the new coordinator for Career Pathways program, now takes charge in implementing the new program for the upcoming year. This change for Manning began after he finished his first semester 2020. After getting a BS in Psychology from St. John's University, ...

Puhrmann finds calling through campaign internship

Puhrmann finds calling through campaign internship

Sandy Liu, Distribution Reporter

February 14, 2020

Essays. Research papers. Dry facts and statistics. These characteristics typical of most final projects were completely thrown out the window by one student, and in such a way that allowed for a fresh wind of inspiration to gust in. For her semester one final project in Matthew Bergquist’s AP Gove...

Sexual abuse attorney, Jeff Anderson, pioneers new field of law

Sexual abuse attorney, Jeff Anderson, pioneers new field of law

Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2020

In 1982, Tom Krauel, a by-the-book lawyer, was faced with an insurmountable task by perspective clients, the Lymans: prosecute Thomas Anderson, the priest who molested their son, Greg. Krauel’s self-doubt of how to handle the case led to the transfer of the case to the one lawyer he thought could ...

Shanley drives for Gold Award

Shanley drives for Gold Award

Natalie Williams, Photography Editor

January 26, 2020

As citizens pass through the hospital, they may notice changes in the availability of media sources such as books and board games.  While it may seem like Girl Scouts is fun and games, hard work and determination is necessary. Junior Emily Shanley is a perfect example of this work ethic. From a y...

Falzones passion results in her dream

Falzones passion results in her dream

Ella Nelson, Copy Editor

January 20, 2020

A home run, the cheering crowd as the player races to home base, the statistics of every game holds. Every aspect of baseball Chelsey Falzone fell in love with at a young age and became determined to share with everyone. Her love of baseball all started when she began to watch her brother play baseball....

Former police officer David Kisch impacts many by doing what he loves

Former police officer David Kisch impacts many by doing what he loves

Ella Gag, Social Media Editor

January 17, 2020

The traits devotion, loyalty, being trustworthy, dependable, and courageous make an inspiring leader. Officer David Kisch is a former Oak Park Heights police officer and former School Resource Officer at Stillwater Area High School from 2006-2011. Kisch is that inspiring leader making a difference in p...

Farm brings unexpected joy to Mike Weiss, family of six

Farm brings unexpected joy to Mike Weiss, family of six

Mairin Torgerson, Photographer

January 9, 2020

Down the Willow River on the Wisconsin side, nestled up on a hill rests a 1920 farmhouse situated on 20 acres of land. Farmland takes up eight acres and fruit trees cover about seven more. Flowers adorn much of the land, and those can be sold to the public and make gorgeous bouquets. A greenhouse sits on...

Becky Mazzara returns after updating her license

Becky Mazzara returns after updating her license

Brianne Johnson, Layout Editor

December 18, 2019

ASL teacher Becky Mazzara has returned to teaching. In August, Mazzara found out she would not teach this year unless her license was up to state standards. Mazzara spent the last few months working on her state teaching portfolio, so she could return to what she loves most, teaching. "When she found...

Dylan Stormoen begins teaching yoga at local studio

Dylan Stormoen begins teaching yoga at local studio

Austin Fierro, Online Editor

December 14, 2019

The art of yoga has been used as a relaxation exercise for many years. Led by one or more instructors, students will assume various poses in order to simultaneously stretch their muscles and relax. Senior Dylan Stormoen started teaching classes in September at Studio One Yoga in downtown Stillwater. Having practiced yoga for several years, Storm...

Teens glorify eating disorders

Teens glorify eating disorders

Paige Sanders, Photography Editor-in-Chief

December 10, 2019

It is often mistaken that eating disorders result from choice of lifestyle. Eating disorders are classified as an illness rather than a choice. Disordered eating is highly associated with teenagers as teens may suffer from a related illness in high school. "It's really a tricky subject to bring up to...

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