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Having a bucketlist motivates to achieve goals

Jordan Fulin, Team Lead Editor

November 21, 2014


Filed under Featured Videos, Features, In-Depth

Bucket lists are  a collection of goals, dreams and aspirations that someone would like to accomplish during their lifetime. Most people have a mental list of things they want to conquer in life, however do not give it a formal label. If a person is looking for a way to keep track of their objectives,...

You jump, I jump, Jack: ultimate thrill-seeking

Kayley Winkelman, Photographer

November 20, 2014


Filed under Features

  Adrenaline junkies all over the world have been seeking adventures to scratch off their before I die checklist throughout most of history. Everyone has created a bucket list, with at least a  daring activity to complete before they expire. So, what is it about that adrenaline rush that peo...

Popular college choices for students

Brey Fure, Social Media Managing Editor

November 19, 2014


Filed under Features

Student have similar view points on what qualities a college should have and which colleges they would find themselves being most successful at. Administrators tend to notice a pattern of colleges that students at the high school are wanting to attend. The most popular picked colleges chosen by students...

Teens choose popular career paths

Hannah Weegman, Online Editor

November 19, 2014


Filed under Features

Most teens are choosing medical career paths such as a doctor, surgeons, or personal trainers.  Many students begin their academic career with common and general career goals or aspirations, often teachers or veterinarians. As they grow and are exposed to more opportunities they change and narrow down...

Mermaids call to local author Anne Greenwood Brown

Braden Classon, Social Media Reporter

October 14, 2014


Filed under Features, Photo Slide Shows

Local author Anne Greenwood Brown has been writing hit novels since 2011, with her most recent being the trilogy of the “Lies Beneath" books. These books kickstarted Brown's career after the many submissions of stories and ideas to local companies and agents. Random House was interested in her pieces...

Laura Sobiech releases ‘Fly A Little Higher’

Emily Ness, Anchor

October 13, 2014


Filed under Features, Home, In-Depth

Once in a blue moon, a remarkably rare individual impacts the world, leaving behind an everlasting legacy. For many, Zach Sobiech was that individual. When Laura Sobiech learned that 17 year old Zach had terminal Osteosarcoma, she said one last prayer: “Okay, Lord, you can have him. But if he must...

Students look to interim principal for prank policies

Brinna Dochniak

May 18, 2014


Filed under Features

For decades, Stillwater seniors have practiced the tradition of a school-wide prank with little interruption. Along with this “tradition”, the administration has played a cat-and-mouse game with seniors in an attempt to put an end to these pranks. Various principles have employed different scare...

Tourists can shop till they drop in downtown

Tourists can shop till they drop in downtown

Christy Prust

May 9, 2014


Filed under Features

Historic downtown Stillwater has tourists all year round. Stillwater has many sightseeing  and shopping opportunities for visitors. In the downtown area you can see things such as the boom site, trolley rides, Andiamo boat cruises, cave tours and more. One thing everyone likes to do that Stillwat...

Local parks bring out Stillwater’s true beauty

Local parks bring out Stillwater’s true beauty

Ross Stickler

May 8, 2014


Filed under Features

Nestled in the hardwood forests of the St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park, Stillwater is beautifully blanketed by a canopy of Oak and Maples that intermix with Birch and Cottonwoods. Under this canopy is where you find the slithering and bending trails that wind throughout the woods. Stillwater’s outd...

Stillwater comes alive after dark

Stillwater comes alive after dark

Maddie Ek

May 6, 2014


Filed under Features

Stillwater, Minnesota, a historic town, is definitely not what comes to mind when one considers nightlife. However, as a local to this river town myself, I can first hand say there is more to this town than meets the eye. From great food to summer art shows and even live music, there is something for...

Downtown restaurants never fail to impress

Downtown restaurants never fail to impress

Maddie Ek

May 4, 2014


Filed under Features, Local Arts

With so many options and so much variety, deciding on a place to eat in Stillwater can be difficult.  There is everything from ice cream to sushi, and it is possible to get a burger just about anywhere. Some places are more popular than others, but some are even internationally famous.  Nelson’s...

Students make final preparations for prom

Megan Warlborow

April 15, 2014


Filed under Features

What does hours of stress, lots of colors and painful shoes all have in common? Yes, prom. This is some of girls most exciting and dreamt about day besides their wedding, and everything has to be perfect. The 3 month preparation is over and now the day has come. All the girls are fitting into their d...

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