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Community Thread connects students to volunteer activities

Community Thread connects students to volunteer activities

March 1, 2014


Filed under In-Depth, Local News, News

The 20th century has become a selfish, lazy and materialistic society. This concept is simply as day. People are increasingly seeing these common characteristics dominate in peoples' culture and values. One of the most effective solutions for this issue is volunteerism. Volunteerism practices life ski...

Meals From the Heart feeds families around the globe

Meals From the Heart feeds families around the globe

February 28, 2014


Filed under In-Depth

Around the world every day, 16,000 malnourished children die of starvation.  That is the equivalent of around 80 percent of the Stillwater population disappearing every day.  Starvation is one of the most prominent and terrible worldwide problems of our generation. There are people and organizations, h...

Boutwells, a popular place to volunteer

Boutwells, a popular place to volunteer

February 25, 2014


Filed under In-Depth, Local News

Throughout Stillwater, there are many students who enjoy helping others and there are many ways that students are able to give back to the community. Whether it is volunteering at Feed my Starving Children, the Humane Society, or Boutwells Landing, the community will benefit from the help.  Boutwells Land...

Target opens up about credit card scam

Target opens up about credit card scam

Cole Funk

February 24, 2014


Filed under In-Depth

“I’m usually retty good at keeping my bank account safe, but the recent Target scandal has me a little on edge,” said junior Megan Ellison.  “I work as a cashier for Target and we weren’t given very much information on it other than that it happened and that they fixed the problem.”  ...

NSA continues to invade private lives

Nicole Loe

February 24, 2014


Filed under In-Depth

Recently there has been controversy over the NSA (National Security Agency) and their invasion of privacy in people’s lives, including foreign rulers. A document was released by The Washington Post and Britain’s Guardian on June 5 and 6, 2013, with classified information of the NSA storing and r...

Parents take an active role in censorship

Rose Bruschu

January 29, 2014


Filed under In-Depth

Every civilized society needs to have some rules and guidelines for how to define what is publicly acceptable. There have to be moral guidelines; if there were not rules there would be chaos. For instance, you can’t yell, “bomb” on an airplane and you can’t yell, “fire” in a crowded movi...

China leads the way towards increased web censorship

China leads the way towards increased web censorship

Dan Strand

January 26, 2014


Filed under In-Depth

With an average number of 58 million tweets a day, people all over the world are whipping out their phones and accessing social media every second.  This is one of the many luxuries the world wide web has brought its users.  The internet is known for being a very quick and easy way to access any inf...

Schools do not have the right to censor books

Ahnika Kroll

January 26, 2014


Filed under Editorial, In-Depth

Throughout our history as a species, we have tried to suppress knowledge from each other, as an attempt to stay on top of the knowledge hierarchy.  This vicious process is known as censorship.  Censorship is the suppression of knowledge from the public that could be considered harmful in some way, as...

Stillwater escapes grasp of censorship

Stillwater escapes grasp of censorship

Colin Peters

January 25, 2014


Filed under In-Depth

Compared to plenty of other student populations, Stillwater Area High School students are amazingly lucky. With a nationaly renowned yearbook and newspaper, SAHS has had experiences with attempts at censorship. Censorship of books in English rooms and books in the library, as well as newspaper and yearbook...

“Selfie” becomes Oxford’s word of 2013

“Selfie” becomes Oxford’s word of 2013

Charlie Haumersen

December 18, 2013


Filed under In-Depth, Lifestyle

This year, Oxford Dictionary selected the word “selfie” as the word of 2013.  Selfies are becoming very popular with the invention of the forward facing camera and smart phones.  Oxford chooses a word that is very popular and has attracted a lot of attention in the year to date.  A selfie is...

Motivational words drive greatness

Kenzie Monson

December 15, 2013


Filed under In-Depth

Words do not seem like they can do much damage to a person, but they can. On the other hand, there are motivational words that can help bring a student to life and that can help achieve their potential in the world. There are quotes people are inspired by, what they can say to inspire others, and cert...

Swearing proven to relieve pain

Swearing proven to relieve pain

Claire Ilkka

December 11, 2013


Filed under In-Depth

Walking through the halls, it is nearly impossible to make it through the six-minute passing time without hearing one. Sometimes it is an exclamation. Other times, it is part of name calling or an expression of anger. Whatever the reason, many students salt and pepper their conversations with swear w...

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