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Young life gains popularity

Young life gains popularity

Noah Ness, Read and Watch Team

May 7, 2017


Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

Teenagers often find themselves forced to attend church by their parents, where they listen to pastors preach and have to sit still for an hour. Some may enjoy this type of worship, but for others, this  style of church is too boring. This can be especially true for teenagers, who are too old to...

For the Love of Books

For the Love of Books

Jack Reinseth, Distribution Reporter

May 2, 2017


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People around the world and even in our own community are struggling to read and struggling to get books to read. Not only because some cannot afford them, but because things are going digital. So with the help of kids in our school and the help of the Hippogriffs club, a book drive was held to h...

Cycling away

Cycling away

Owen Landrud, Social Media Reporter

April 28, 2017


Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

Biking is a classic tradition to enjoy the world and get some overdue exercise, and now students have made it just that much easier to get outside and onto a bike. Juniors Lars Johnson and Fred LeClaire, have taken it upon themselves to provide such a service for anyone who wants to ride no ma...

Concert Orchestra performs in Pittsburgh

Concert Orchestra performs in Pittsburgh

Nicholas Gag, Social Media Editor

April 7, 2017


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“I learned that months of preparation can really pay off in amazing ways. I also learned that on 14 hour bus rides, you really get to know people on another level,” senior Rachael Curl said. The Concert Orchestra earned the opportunity to play in the National Orchestra Festival in Pittsburgh, Pennsylva...

Trap shooting gives unique, challenging opportunity

Trap shooting gives unique, challenging opportunity

Ryan Berg, Social Media Reporter

April 4, 2017


Filed under Activities, Showcase

Trap shooting is a unique, untraditional, but challenging activity. For many years, students have been given the opportunity to participate in this event. It is a spring event for students; the team has all their practices at Oakdale gun club, along with some competitions there as well. Trap shoot...

GSA club resumes, provides safe spaces and allies

GSA club resumes, provides safe spaces and allies

Megan Ramberg, Online Editor

April 1, 2017


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    The GSA, or Gender Sexuality Alliance Club has now returned; the main focus of GSA's are to provide a safe space for LGBTQ+ kids and their allies at schools. Forming a GSA Club has been in process for the 2017-2018 school year, as there used to be a GSA Club, and if it was ...

Speech heads to State

Alex Ehde, Twitter Reporter

March 31, 2017


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The Speech team head to state April 21. Speech involves an individual or group of students who are judged against presentation in a round competition.  Only a few students are invited to state every year from each school. Last year, the only student from the school who was invited to state which w...

Amnesty International collects hygiene products

Amnesty International collects hygiene products

Ellie Faeth, Layout Editor

March 30, 2017


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Amnesty Club finds so much joy in collecting hygienic necessities for people who have trouble accessing or buying items for themselves and their family. Following Valley Outreach and their "Help for the Homeless" hygiene drive, the club took it upon themselves to ask students to donate items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap and other care products and brin...

Youth for Sustainable Solutions created to help environment

Youth for Sustainable Solutions created to help environment

Mira LaNasa, Layout Editor

March 24, 2017


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The environment has been a topic in political debates for decades, but the newly created Youth for Sustainable Solutions club has made their mission a nonpolitical priority. Youth for Sustainable Solutions was created to help the environment and educate the community on sustainability. "Our ...

Parents, committee plan all-night party

Parents, committee plan all-night party

Teagan Andrews, Copy Editor

March 10, 2017


Filed under Activities, News, Photo Slide Shows

After graduation is a time to celebrate what students have accomplished throughout their high school years and be with their closest friends.  People like parent Jennifer Wille do just that. She is one of the parents who plans the senior class party. The senior class party is a time for the g...

French Club makes immense impact with donations to Haiti

French Club makes immense impact with donations to Haiti

Teagan Andrews, Copy Editor

February 16, 2017


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French Club is doing a fundraiser that is sending shoes to a little town in Haiti called Bois Tombé. The shoes are being donated due to children and even adults not having shoes that cover their toes because most walk around barefoot all the time. On Jan. 29, the French club voiced an opinion about donating shoes to a little town. French teacher Madame Jackie Parr,  is friends with a ...

Thought Exchange results show district strengths, concerns

Thought Exchange results show district strengths, concerns

Ellie Faeth, Layout Editor

February 15, 2017


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Powered by Thought Exchange, the Stillwater School District created the Join the Conversation engagement process to allow students, families, community and district members to get involved in voicing their thoughts and opinions on the various elementary, junior and high schools in the district. Throughout th...

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