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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...

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...

Journalism turns a new page

Journalism turns a new page

Hailey Laubscher, Pony Express TV Anchor

May 4, 2017


Filed under Focus, Photo Slide Shows

In today's society, it is easy to fall into the habit of turning on the TV to listen to tonight's news, or go on Twitter to get the latest information about what is happening in the world. As this becomes a reality, people lose the authenticity that a newspaper brings, but they possibly gain somethi...

Print media has declined over last decades

Print media has declined over last decades

Emma Clarkowski, Student Playlist Editor

May 2, 2017


Filed under Focus, Photo Slide Shows

Over time, do fewer Americans receive print media? With the internet providing all sorts of other news sources, many families choose not to receive print magazines and newspapers. Over the last decade, much of the population stopped getting newspapers and print media, but that still leaves a large p...

Pupungatoa nominated as Education Minnesota Teacher of the Year candidate

Pupungatoa nominated as Education Minnesota Teacher of the Year candidate

Emmanuel Kamara, Distribution Reporter

March 10, 2017


Filed under Focus

Katy Pupungatoa is a teacher at  Oak-Land junior high school. She is a mother of six and teacher to almost every student who went to Oak-Land junior high. Pupungatoa works as a science teacher has earned herself a shot at becoming the Education Minnesota Teacher of the Year 2017. Pupungatoa has bee...

Students, staff agree on favorite sports teams

Students, staff agree on favorite sports teams

Gabe Wagner, Distribution Reporter

February 14, 2017


Filed under Focus

Students and teachers usually have different opinions and interests outside of the classroom, but the one thing that mostly anyone can find common ground on is a favorite sports team. A stranger can be considered family just by what team colors they wear or what team they cheer for. A weekend can be eit...

Students and teachers give their opinions on the best ways to listen to music

Students and teachers give their opinions on the best ways to listen to music

Emma Clarkowski, Student Playlist Editor

February 12, 2017


Filed under Focus

Rap, country, pop, alternative, R&B and classic rock. There are many more types of music besides these.  Even if you aren't a teenager many different age groups listen to their own music, and many younger people tend to listen to a different type of music than adults and teachers. Music is ...

Bill Howlett: remembering the smile that brought everyone together

Bill Howlett: remembering the smile that brought everyone together

Tiana Meador, Editor-In-Chief

February 9, 2017


Filed under Focus, People, Showcase

  "I was always amazed at how he knew so many kids names and he knew so much about them," English teacher Peter Shield said, while looking in front of himself as if trying to picture Stillwater's former Assistant Principal Bill Howlett. Howlett was the kind of administrator who was infa...

Reactions of increased radicalization in United States

Reactions of increased radicalization in United States

Megan Karnuth, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 3, 2017


Filed under Focus

  Due to the recent election results, there has been a rise of what some are calling radicalization. People believe women, minorities, and the LGBT community will be oppressed because of things Trump has said before and during the election. Others just will not accept that Trump is presid...

Trump must continue to prevent terrorism

Trump must continue to prevent terrorism

Valerie Silbernick, Social Media Reporter

January 3, 2017


Filed under Focus

Some say it has brought us together some say it's torn us apart, but together terrorism has impacted us all as a whole. Our country has faced many challenges, but terrorism seems to be the most difficult. The United States has been hit numerous times with the atrocity that is terrorism. The most infam...

Protests occur in response to recent election results

Protests occur in response to recent election results

Kleio Vrohidis, Online Editor

January 3, 2017


Filed under Focus

Yelling at strangers while the crowd fills the street, preaching about issues that revolve around human rights, hate being spewed from left and right sides. A typical protest can consist of these things. The last election results were shocking to people all over the nation, causing protests ...

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