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Students muster up courage and creativity for prom proposals

Orjana Stephien

April 15, 2014


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Prom season is right around the corner and this year people are finding many new and creative ways to ask their dates to prom. Prom is the biggest dance of the year and many people hope for it to be a night to remember.  Many things are important on this day, the date, the girl's dress, dinner, the bus ...

Myth Nightclub takes students back to the 1920’s

Myth Nightclub takes students back to the 1920’s

Olivia Braun

April 11, 2014


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Prom is coming up right around the corner on May 3. Students participating in Prom Committee prepare for this event throughout the school year and have chosen Gatsby as this year’s theme. A new location has been set at Myth Nightclub, which has helped lower the prices of tickets and created many mo...

Prom facebook page becomes a dress market

Prom facebook page becomes a dress market

Brinna Dochniak

April 10, 2014


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An event long awaited for by many throughout each school year. An annual party for all with glitz and glamour all mixed within. Prom season is hectic and a costly but one thing that is on everyone’s mind is what they are going to wear. Prom attendees are doing everything they can to dress to impress....

Community Thread connects students to volunteer activities

Community Thread connects students to volunteer activities

March 1, 2014


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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


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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


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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


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“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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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