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Patterson shows musical talent in many areas

Patterson shows musical talent in many areas

Ben Wrightsman, Video Editor

February 15, 2019

As students pass through their educational path, many tried wide variety of musical instruments. Maybe it is a trumpet, a guitar, or a pair of drumsticks. Music is one of the shining stars of the Stillwater Area High School curriculum. Throughout the years, the Stillwater music community continu...

Staff couples share a glimpse into their lives

Staff couples share a glimpse into their lives

Claire Anderson, Field Reporter

February 14, 2019

Amanda Banick, math teacher and girls swim and dive coach, worked at the White Bear Lake ALC. The security guard at the school consistently offered her his son's phone number. She felt it was a little out of the ordinary. After many failed attempts, a secretary convinced her and she gave Amanda's numbe...

Alexis Pratt shoots toward basketball success

Alexis Pratt shoots toward basketball success

Catherine Monty, Distribution Reporter

February 12, 2019

Sophomore Alexis Pratt is one of Stillwater's all star basketball players. At 5'3, standing out on the basketball court may seem like a difficult thing to do, however, Pratt has disproved that standard.  A spectator would not leave a Stillwater girls basketball game without noticing Pratt's outstan...

Living deaf, not different: Amy Caslow

Living deaf, not different: Amy Caslow

Sierra Hippel, Distribution Reporter

February 8, 2019

The natural noise of birds singing in the park and cars passing by on the road are silent. Out in public people may stare and ask awkward questions as they walk by or start conversation. Growing up is not the same for all children. Life throws surprises that many may not see coming, but even tho...

Coach Jordan’s three hobbies give skills for life

Coach Jordan’s three hobbies give skills for life

Haley Nelson, Online Editor

February 3, 2019

"He has kind of a tough exterior, but he is very thoughtful on what he's doing," Brady Hannigan, teacher and basketball coach, said. Randy Jordan teaches math and coaches boys basketball and owns the Cherry Berry in Stillwater. Over time, these three hobbies have helped him in the other areas of ...

Laura Kern’s foreign exchange student experience across the country

Laura Kern’s foreign exchange student experience across the country

Emma Urban, Photographer

January 29, 2019

Senior Laura Kern is from Hamburg, Germany, and is studying abroad her senior year. Kern wants to see what life is like outside of Germany. She decided it would be a good opportunity to travel to the United States and finish her high school career somewhere different. Kern has enjoyed her time in the U...

First Student Council presidents of color help increase their peers’ voices

First Student Council presidents of color help increase their peers’ voices

Ashlynn O'Connor, Social Media Editor

January 27, 2019

Senior best friends Abdulaziz Mohamed and Nikhil Kumaran are known as the first student council presidents of color. These young men are known to have done a remarkable job leading the student council. They both want to make a difference for their peers. They lead the council with party planning, dances...

Ida Holde Bjorkelund adapts to life in America

Ida Holde Bjorkelund adapts to life in America

Julia Bennett, Business Editor

January 26, 2019

Ida Holde Bjorkelund is a foreign exchange student from Norway joining the district for her senior year. She has been welcomed in by many, including girls on the varsity gymnastics team. She is meeting new people and enjoying new experiences in the United States. She is so excited to continue her journey here ...

Pete Hamilton and Mike Parker teach math together

Pete Hamilton and Mike Parker teach math together

Kevin Kerber, Podcast Reporter

January 25, 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...

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