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BSU helps promote awareness, diversity in community

BSU helps promote awareness, diversity in community

Ben Valerius, Announcements Editor

November 18, 2017


Filed under Activities, Read & Watch, Showcase

Every week, a number of different clubs can be found meeting in and around campus. The Black Students Union, or BSU, meets every Tuesday in the main forum from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Typically, they will see 20-30 students ranging from freshman to seniors coming out to talk about experiences of being stud...

Increased participation for frolf calls for new club

Increased participation for frolf calls for new club

Mason Wylie, Video Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Activities

A Stillwater Area High School student and his friends are creating a new sports team this year. It is a sport called frolf, short for frisbee golf, and is a fun activity to do with friends. A frisbee is thrown towards a chain metal basket and if the frisbee does not hit the basket, a point is added ...

Mountain biking team builds new trail

Mountain biking team builds new trail

Isaac Gunderson, Podcast Reporter

October 22, 2017


Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

The Stillwater Mountain Bike team has been around since 2013 and has been an extremely fast growing sport. In mountain biking, athletes race against other high school students from around the state on tight wooded trails called single track trails. The Stillwater team is the top team in the stat...

Quick takes over debate team as head coach

Quick takes over debate team as head coach

Kenzie Coyle, Layout Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Activities, News, Showcase

  After six years of being coached by Laura Hammond, the debate team has a new head coach, English teacher Corey Quick. As the debate season begins, the team members are adjusting to the differences between Quick and former head coach, Hammond. While Hammond is still helping out, she ...

First homecoming carnival sets its course

First homecoming carnival sets its course

Rose Deziel, Copy Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Activities, News, Showcase

In a drastically changing school district, it can sometimes be difficult to feel a strong sense of unity.  The Homecoming Committee had a vision though, and their vision was to bring the community together through a carnival. The carnival took place on Sept. 15,  on the school campus.  Only high school students were allowed to at...

Pony Activity Center offers community memberships

Pony Activity Center offers community memberships

Mason Wylie, Read and Watch Video Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under Activities, Local News, News

Starting off this new school year there has been a lot of change especially in the athletic part of the school. There will be a new membership students will have to buy in order to use some of these new rooms that have been added. The school has added a new PAC center, which includes many new fac...

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


Filed under Activities

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


Filed under Activities

“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


Filed under Activities

    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 ...

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