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Bill Howlett leaves impact on community

Bill Howlett leaves impact on community

Emmanuel Kamara, Social Media Reporter

February 19, 2017


Filed under People

Assistant Principal Bill Howlett passed away on Jan. 1 after a heroic battle with cancer. Howlett was loved and very helpful to everyone he came in contact with even if he didn't know them. He is now gone, but his memories left behind will never be forgotten. Howlett was very involved with the Stillwater...

Alexander Pavlicin prepares for Washington Week

Alexander Pavlicin prepares for Washington Week

Hailey Laubscher, Pony Express TV Broadcaster

February 17, 2017


Filed under People

Finding one's true passion in life can be very challenging, especially for students. With homework, extracurricular activities, and clubs/sports, students often have a hard time doing what interests them. One exception for this is senior Alexander Pavlicin. Pavlicin has a multitude of interests, one ...

French Club makes immense impact with donations to Haiti

French Club makes immense impact with donations to Haiti

Teagan Andrews, Copy Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Activities

French Club is doing a fundraiser that is sending shoes to a little town in Haiti called Bois Tombé. The shoes are being donated due to children and even adults not having shoes that cover their toes because most walk around barefoot all the time. On Jan. 29, the French club voiced an opinion about donating shoes to a little town. French teacher Madame Jackie Parr,  is friends with a ...

Cook wins Scholastic Art’s Gold Key award

Cook wins Scholastic Art’s Gold Key award

Aaron Yang, Social Media Reporter

February 15, 2017


Filed under People

KHave you ever come to wonder how photographs become so full of details, and each one of the photos has to mean? Senior Dylan Cook is a very young and aspiring photographer. Not only does Cook excel in photography, but he also has won a Scholastic Art's gold key award. With Cook's talent, he is aspiring to become a better photographer. Expecta...

Thought Exchange results show district strengths, concerns

Thought Exchange results show district strengths, concerns

Ellie Faeth, Layout Editor

February 15, 2017


Filed under Activities

Powered by Thought Exchange, the Stillwater School District created the Join the Conversation engagement process to allow students, families, community and district members to get involved in voicing their thoughts and opinions on the various elementary, junior and high schools in the district. Throughout th...

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...

Mock Trial team teaches real-life law experience

Mock Trial team teaches real-life law experience

Jack Reinseth, Distribution Reporter

February 14, 2017


Filed under Activities

According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 11, you’re innocent until proven guilty, which means you have the right to a trial in the court of law. Students in our school with the support of Ekberg and Lammers Law Firm have joined a club called Mock Trial. Mock Trial is a club like any...

Feminism Club creating change for better

Feminism Club creating change for better

Alex Ehde, Social Media Reporter

February 13, 2017


Filed under Activities

r The newest club at the SAHS, the Feminism Club, is raising awareness for women's rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and minority interests around the community. The club has been recently started by Erica Lemke, Madison Fulin and Maddy Baker. The meetings take place in US history teacher Matt Kiedro...

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 ...

AP Studio Art creates portfolios

AP Studio Art creates portfolios

Hannah Drake, Print Editor-In-Chief

February 10, 2017


Filed under Activities

Artistically talented students have a special opportunity. Students who excel and who are passionate about their art work have a chance to take part in the AP Studio Art (APSA) class taught by Carey Nisi. This class focuses on four main ideas: a student’s commitment to experience the technical, formal and expressive means of their own ar...

History behind local family restaurant, community favorite

History behind local family restaurant, community favorite

Mariah Marsnik, Copy Editor

February 10, 2017


Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

Cory Buettner is the owner of Leo's Grill & Malt shop, a restaurant downtown Stillwater on the corner of Main Street and Chestnut. His oldest son, Blue, a junior, has learned a lot from the way his dad runs the business and gives back to the community. Every Veterans Day, Cory serves free mea...

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...

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