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Peterson saves lives around the clock

Peterson saves lives around the clock

Cory Spawn

December 9, 2013


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Many kids dream of being firefighters when they are in preschool or kindergarten. Few actually do go on to become one. The job is very important and people like retired firefighter Guy Peterson are very well respected heroes in the community.   Peterson worked for the St. Paul Fire Department. In order to become a fire...

Felsch maintains a safe community

Felsch maintains a safe community

Kenz Hendrickson

December 8, 2013


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Many people might think of heroes as the people you have seen in comic books, or maybe on the Sunday morning cartoons; but what people usually don’t think of as heroes are the true heroes that help society everyday. Stillwater Police Officer Chris Felsch is just one of Stillwater’s finest heroes. Bec...

Gunvalson inspires students to strive for excellence

Gunvalson inspires students to strive for excellence

Maddie Engstrum

December 5, 2013


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Math teacher Cathy Gunvalson teaches Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus.  She has been teaching for 39 years.  Gunvalson graduated from high school in 1971, the same time the Vietnam War was going on. “Part of the reason I went into the math field and like math so much was because that was an area of my lif...

Johnson follows in his father’s footsteps

Johnson follows in his father’s footsteps

Carly Glaser

November 26, 2013


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Everyone has their own story.  For veterans, their story is a little different. Burned in their minds is a floating, clear-cut grim image of a distressed world. An image no one else has. They carry burdens. Bear pain. They acquire discomfort, physical and emotional.  Their service has a weight on th...

Pressure increases as seniors compete for college admission

Pressure increases as seniors compete for college admission

Savannah Sylvis

November 25, 2013


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Students at Stillwater Area High School are slowly being introduced to the aggressive world of college. They find that to succeed after high school, ambition is a necessity. Seniors graduating in the class of 2014 are under constant pressure to look their best for colleges. There is so much competition now in...

Students learn to balance stress and free time

Students learn to balance stress and free time

Lexi Fitch Green

November 25, 2013


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Stress and pressure are universal issues that any student may have to overcome. First take school, then add on sports and extracurricular activities, coaches, teachers and not to mention parents, and there is no way to not experience even the slightest bit of stress. The amount of stress or pressure ...

Thole continues passion through weekly sports column

Thole continues passion through weekly sports column

Sofie Wicklund

November 6, 2013


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An outstanding coach is not easy to come across. One must be must be ambitious, hardworking, and completely passionate about their work. George Thole was all three.  Thole held the position as head coach of the Stillwater Ponies football team from 1971 until 1999. When he retired, Thole was ranked first on...

Seniors bring back Powderpuff football

Seniors bring back Powderpuff football

Eric Bromback

October 31, 2013


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While the senior girls huddled up with their coach to call the next play, the junior girls waited on the line of scrimmage, ready to take the win. On Sept. 30, Stillwater Area High School held their first Powderpuff flag football game in many years. Each homecoming week has been the same for the pa...

Kaul uses counseling skills to connect with students

Kaul uses counseling skills to connect with students

July 20, 2013


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Michael Kaul is a teacher, mentor, counselor, and occasionally a friend. He earned a Master’s in addiction counseling and a Bachelor’s for teaching. He began teaching in 1986 and started teaching in Stillwater in 1999. He teaches Advanced Placement U.S. History, U.S. History, and Law and Justic...

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