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Gilbert working toward Division 1 recruitment

Gilbert working toward Division 1 recruitment

Jesse Brown, Distribution Reporter

February 5, 2018


Filed under Features

It was a Tuesday morning in the heart of Indianapolis. The freshly watered grass and dirt marked the start of a new day for baseball. The sound of the baseball hitting the bat became the primary sound in the ballpark. Drew Gilbert, 16, just finished warming up in the cages. He put his baseball cap on over...

Shaffer always comes back to family and perseverance

Shaffer always comes back to family and perseverance

Mira LaNasa, Editor-in-Chief

January 30, 2018


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Under hundreds of spotlights and in front of countless cameras and dozens of directors is where Chris Shaffer wanted to be since he was a middle schooler. He wanted the thrill of being on live television. He wanted his chance to bask in the heat of the lights. He had to persevere through years of reje...

One man’s journey from flute player to professional French horn player

One man’s journey from flute player to professional French horn player

Hannah Sween, Layout Editor

January 30, 2018


Filed under Features

A man sits behind a curtain. His golden horn resting gently on his knee as he awaits instruction. "The first excerpt please" says a disembodied voice from behind the curtain. He prepares his horn, steadies himself, takes a long, slow, calming breath and then blows strong and gentle into the horn sounding...

Alum Pete Winslow: International Soccer Star

Alum Pete Winslow: International Soccer Star

Will Gleason, Photography Editor

January 30, 2018


Filed under Features

Pete Winslow has spent his whole life proving people wrong. In 2007 he discovered his passion, and began to prove to the world that he didn’t know what the phrase “I can’t” was. With no legs and only 3 fingers, Winslow became an international soccer champion. Pete stumbled across power soccer in 2007 at...

Acosta shares meaningful lyrics with the world

Acosta shares meaningful lyrics with the world

Tess Schoenborn, Online Editor

January 24, 2018


Filed under Features, In-Depth, Local Arts, Music

The studio was dark, only lit with colorful Christmas lights. It was hot and muggy from the amount of focus that was happening within his mind. The music produced was playing in the back, not loud but definitely not quiet. He pounded his fist against the desk as he continued to try to read the lyrics corre...

Brice Hafemeyer, long-lasting nickname ‘Saudi’

Brice Hafemeyer, long-lasting nickname ‘Saudi’

Mira LaNasa, Print Editor-in-Chief

January 20, 2018


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Senior Brice Hafemeyer attempted to mentally prepare himself to move halfway across the globe to Saudi Arabia. He was apprehensive. It was his sophomore year when his parents broke the news. His outlook on the rest of his high school career was splintered, though he never ended up departing. Since then,...

Day in the life: Rachel Anselmo, Principal’s Secretary

Day in the life: Rachel Anselmo, Principal’s Secretary

Ellsa Ohmann, Layout Editor

January 2, 2018


Filed under Features, In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

When students think of the school and who runs it one would most likely think of the school’s Principal Rob Bach. Little do students know there is a woman behind the curtain helping Bach achieve his goals of keeping the school running smoothly. Rachel Anselmo is Bach's assistant and has been hel...

17 events that characterized 2017

17 events that characterized 2017

Malaina Fragnito, Student Playlist Reporter

December 28, 2017


Filed under Features, In-Depth

2017 has been a year of change, devastation followed by hope and success. From events that impact the whole world to things that impact the community of Stillwater, many things have happened this year. This year has been filled with everything, from tragedies due to natural disasters, to controversy over the president to...

Van Klei wins Paul Schmidt award

Van Klei wins Paul Schmidt award

Wyatt Wasko, Social Media Editor

November 22, 2017


Filed under Features

The Paul Schmidt award, named after the initial winner in 1956, is given out annually to a single teacher in the state of Minnesota to "Honor and recognize the outstanding services and contributions given by an elementary or secondary teacher or supervisor in the fields of health or physical education.” ...

Becky Mazzara takes over as NHS adviser

Becky Mazzara takes over as NHS adviser

Mira LaNasa, Layout Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Features, In-Depth

National Honor Society is one of the most prominent school clubs, as well as at thousands of other schools across the nation. NHS club adviser Chris Engler has stepped down as the teacher adviser and Becky Mazzara, a newly hired American Sign Language teacher, has begun to fulfill the role. Ma...

Hanson’s modeling career takes off after high school

Hanson’s modeling career takes off after high school

Sophie Begin, Photographer

November 4, 2016


Filed under Features, In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

"Growing up I had thoughts of being a model. I would day dream about it in high school." Alex Hanson, a graduate of SAHS is now living her dream with a career as an up and coming model. She started off as a student at NDSU. After a semester she realized that wasn't where she wanted to be. She...

Maxwell makes impact through community service

Maxwell makes impact through community service

Megan Karnuth, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2016


Filed under Features, In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

  Brandon Maxwell, English and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) teacher, is the perfect example of a teacher who goes above and beyond to make an impact on students and the world. Not only is the tremendous at connecting with students, but he is involved in a great amount o...

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