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Hear him Kaul: teaching beyond blackboards

Hear him Kaul: teaching beyond blackboards

Mira LaNasa, Print Editor-in-Chief

April 3, 2018


Filed under Focus, In-Depth, People, People, Showcase

Among the monotonous halls that thousands of students shove through daily, some students stay nestled in a photo covered room, eating, socializing, or doing homework. The room always has someone in it, not because of the relaxing recliners or the ever-present snacks, but because social studies tea...

What would you do if you witnessed bullying?

What would you do if you witnessed bullying?

Hannah Boardman, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2018


Filed under Focus, Showcase

Bullying is a common word heard around schools across the country. From kindergarten through senior year, students are taught signs of bullying and what to do in bullying situations. They are taught through programs, videos and instructional tasks in many classes. Kids are taught that if you see bullying,...

…Someone had lipstick on their teeth?

Linnea Phillips, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2018


Filed under Focus

People would rather try to subtly and politely tell a person that they have something in or on their teeth than tell them outright. If someone were to point out something in a person's teeth they could be considered rude, and risk embarrassing the person with stuff in their teeth. When someone has something...

What would you do if…

What would you do if…

February 14, 2018


Filed under Focus, People

…Someone offered to sell you answers to a test?

…Someone offered to sell you answers to a test?

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2018


Filed under Focus

*DISCLAIMER - I accepted no money in this test, and all names will remain confidential. Teens are seen today as teens have been seen throughout history - lazy, ungrateful, and generally awful. The baby boomers' war on millennials sees the teens of our generation avoiding the brunt of the ageism, bu...

Gap year in Brazil means more than traveling to Nichols

Gap year in Brazil means more than traveling to Nichols

Mira Lanasa, Layout Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, People, People, Student Life

During her junior year, senior Sintra Nichols felt she had lost purpose in her education. She wanted to get back on track, but found the only way to get back en route was to go off the trail entirely, and pioneer a new track which lands her in Brazil. Sintra is popularly known for her academics, ...

…You found out your best friend was being cheated on?

…You found out your best friend was being cheated on?

Mira LaNasa, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 10, 2018


Filed under Focus, In-Depth

We waited at a red light while the sun set. “I think Isaac is cheating on her,” I said. Adults were driving home from work and teens were heading out on the town, my friends and I on our way to dinner. I turned to senior Payton Filipiak who was sitting beside me in the passenger seat and referenc...

Shaffer always comes back to family and perseverance

Shaffer always comes back to family and perseverance

Mira LaNasa, Editor-in-Chief

January 30, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, People, People

Under hundreds of spotlights and in front of countless cameras and dozens of directors is where Chris Shaffer wanted to be since he was a middle schooler. He wanted the thrill of being on live television. He wanted his chance to bask in the heat of the lights. He had to persevere through years of reje...

17 events that characterized 2017

17 events that characterized 2017

Malaina Fragnito, Student Playlist Reporter

December 28, 2017


Filed under Focus, In-Depth

2017 has been a year of change, devastation followed by hope and success. From events that impact the whole world to things that impact the community of Stillwater, many things have happened this year. This year has been filled with everything, from tragedies due to natural disasters, to controversy over the president to...

District influences shift as community notices internal politics

District influences shift as community notices internal politics

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2017


Filed under Focus, Local News, News

"I'm never going to vote yes on any future school district [levy]. That bond referendum was such a slap in the face," Denise Knoll, parent of three fourth-generation Stillwater graduates and member of the Superintendent Advisory Committee, said. The $97.5 million bond referendum and the BOLD 5...

From paper to skin, Becca Jordan’s journey to tattoo artist

From paper to skin, Becca Jordan’s journey to tattoo artist

Logan Huber, Distribution Reporter

December 5, 2017


Filed under In-Depth, People

Senior Becca Jordan is learning how to become a tattoo artist, but her goals are far-reaching as she is very creative and wants to put her art on as many bodies as possible.  As she explains above, her brain is constantly thinking of new designs and ideas, and it has been that way since she was ...

Photojournalism: vital form of news

Photojournalism: vital form of news

Aaron Yang, Social Media Reporter

May 6, 2017


Filed under Focus, Photo Slide Shows

Every newspaper, article, or any type of stories you see with an image in the front, always has a meaning behind it. The definition of what the photo represents is called photojournalism. Photojournalism helps readers connect the photo to the story, and plays a big part in helping readers become more en...