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Pete Hamilton and Mike Parker teach math together

Pete Hamilton and Mike Parker teach math together

Kevin Kerber, Podcast Reporter

January 26, 2019

Teachers Pete Hamilton and Mike Parker, have been friends for a long time and they both love teaching math. They teach math together with each of their classes have about 60 students. They have to teach in the same classroom because they work so well together and improve the classroom in such way...

Bartkey reflects on the lessons of crime journalism

Bartkey reflects on the lessons of crime journalism

Elsa Persson, Online Editor

January 21, 2019

Standing at the head of the classroom, she stood tall with an inviting smile on her face, upholding herself with impeccable professionalism. She was an award-winning journalist, with an Emmy and multiple associated press awards to her name. Though she had a sophisticated demeanor, her seasoned career e...

Jon Bream, Star Tribune Rock Critic visits journalism classes

Jon Bream, Star Tribune Rock Critic visits journalism classes

Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 20, 2019

“Ting. Ting. Ting.” Star Tribune Rock Critic Jon Bream sits in a San Francisco recording studio, separated from music legend Prince by only a pane of glass. Prince stares at him, steadily hitting a drum stick against a cymbal every few seconds. He clearly does not want to speak to Bream, and Bre...

Passion and integrity responsible for Falzone’s dream job

Passion and integrity responsible for Falzone’s dream job

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

January 19, 2019

Chelsey Falzone can't remember when she began to love baseball. All she knows is that she was the girl who would go home after school to study stats and watch old baseball documentaries. "I think baseball has some beautiful parallels to life," Falzone said. "Maybe that's why I liked it." However, a b...

Puhrmann anything but ‘On Her Own’ as Éponine

Puhrmann anything but ‘On Her Own’ as Éponine

Haley Nelson, Online Editor

January 11, 2019

“I said okay Molly, you're not a track star. You are not a basketball star. Go try out for the musical. You can do this…” Molly Puhrmann, senior and lead of the musical, told herself as she prepared for her audition in the school musical, Les Miserables. Music, a large passion of Puhrmann's, started seven years ago and has not diminished one bit. “I'v...

Nelson accepts full ride scholarship to St. Michael’s college

Nelson accepts full ride scholarship to St. Michael’s college

Elli Swanson, Photographer

January 7, 2019

Last spring, senior Sydney Nelson was awarded a Book Award for her involvement in the Stillwater community. Nelson is taking almost all AP courses along with French and orchestra that she has been committed to for many years. Outside of school she devotes most of her time to helping out in the St...

Breien share fight through house fire

Breien share fight through house fire

Sierra Hippel, Distribution Reporter

January 3, 2019

"I was Black Friday shopping and when I got back it was 3:30 a.m. I got out of the car, it smelt like bonfire, and then I went inside, not thinking much of it because it was Thanksgiving. So I went inside to the mudroom, I pet my dog, and he wagged his tail. Nothing even smelt in the inside, and everythin...

Capra serves as Stillwater Community Thread representative

Capra serves as Stillwater Community Thread representative

Grace Silbernick, Layout Editor

December 31, 2018

Baubles, Bangles and Bling, Rake A Difference and Holiday Hope could only have one thing in common, Ellie Capra. Within the past year, sophomore Ellie Capra has become Community Thread’s main contact for volunteers at the high school. Community Thread is a non-profit organization in Stillwater ...

Bev Petrie leads Partnership Plan, supports community

Bev Petrie leads Partnership Plan, supports community

Ben Jacobs, Podcast Reporter

December 30, 2018

When the school does not have the funding to support the activities that the student body spends their time with after school throughout the year, grants from the Partnership Plan provide funds to allow students to have these opportunities. Activities and fundraisers are also hosted by the Partners...

Taking over the world, one dance at a time

Taking over the world, one dance at a time

Hannah Sween, Print Editor-in-Chief

December 10, 2018

A little girl, about the age of nine, is silhouetted by the sun setting behind the mountains of Wyoming awash with the fading goldenrods and deepening shades of rose. She hops about on a large, flat, centuries old rock practicing a dance brand-new to her, the Light Jig. Ayuna Lamb-Hickson had just completed her fi...

Special education teacher Nicole Schroepfer makes an impact

Special education teacher Nicole Schroepfer makes an impact

Sadie Heieren, Photographer

December 10, 2018

Special Education teacher Nicole Schroepfer has been pushing disabled students to do their best in school at Stillwater for 11 years. Her experience in teaching has allowed her to connect with students and help them to grow their understanding of life. Schroepfer earned an B.S. in Vocational Rehabil...

Volleyball player, Maddie Whittington points toward success in her career

Volleyball player, Maddie Whittington points toward success in her career

Paige Sanders, Photographer

December 5, 2018

Junior Maddie Whittington, committed D1 to University of Illinois her freshman year and continues to thrive as a player. Throughout her junior year, she became determined to be the best player she can while accomplishing her goal of improving. Playing sports is something that can bring joy to...

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