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The ins and outs of college application

The ins and outs of college application

Dylan Cook, Visual Arts Media Editor

November 18, 2015


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Nearly every student at Stillwater Area High School will face the task of applying for college. Knowing what looks best on an application can make the process of applying less stressful and help to ensure acceptance to desired schools. Any student who desires a college education must submit their a...

Halloween traditions for all ages

Halloween traditions for all ages

Karisma Vang, Social Media Editor

October 26, 2015


Filed under Features, In-Depth, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows

You know what time of year it is, when kids stay up all night running door to door getting their stash of candy for the next year. While many people are doing the traditional Halloween events, trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving and dressing up, are a variety of people doing other traditions. They may go trick or treating all night, but many st...

Thirteen is too old to trick-or-treat

Thirteen is too old to trick-or-treat

Andrew Weigel, Photographer

October 26, 2015


Filed under Features, In-Depth, Opinion

Trick-or-treating is an age old Halloween tradition. Originating from the Celtic end-of-year holiday Samhain. Halloween is celebrated in many parts of the world on Oct. 31. Kids dress up and go around the neighborhood houses saying, "trick-or-treat" and hoping for their favorite candy bars. However, there are m...

Kierstyn Tupa travels her way to success

Kierstyn Tupa travels her way to success

Annie Seiler, Online Editor

October 25, 2015


Filed under Features, In-Depth, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

After hopping out of a plane at the LAX airport, junior Kierstyn Tupa hits the gym, grabs a smoothie and heads to her modeling shoot or dance class for that day. Day in and day out in Los Angeles, while balancing family, friends, and school in Stillwater can be quite the challenge for 16 year old K...

District 834 expands high school for freshmen

District 834 expands high school for freshmen

Shad Kraftson, Distribution Reporter

October 13, 2015


Filed under Features, In-Depth, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows

The new renovations in the high school will make seniors and juniors want to stick around for the 2017-2018 school year. Sophomores are in for a treat their senior year as many excited features will be added to the building. Thanks to the passing of a bond last spring, the district will expand...

Building remodel impacts parking lot space

Building remodel impacts parking lot space

Madison Crain, Layout Editor

October 13, 2015


Filed under Features, In-Depth, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows

In two years the ninth graders are coming to the high school, the school and parking lot are getting a new look. The chaos of trying to park in the morning and the rush when school is over a school parking lot is a huge part of a school. Change is happening, the school is getting an upgrade whic...

Students share superstitious pasttimes

Katie Hutton, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 12, 2015


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Tarot cards have often been recognized as being a portal into the future within popular culture. Within books and movies, tarot cards are used by old ladies with long hair and bony fingers. They are read by these ladies in a tent, where ignorant passersby can pay an obscene amount of money for fak...

Tollefson leaves behind a legacy to remember

Tollefson leaves behind a legacy to remember

Sam Hudachek, Social Media Reporter

May 4, 2015


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Since the beginning of the school year, there have been rumors of many teachers retiring or leaving. One of those people at the center of them was theater director Haeri Tollefson. He confirmed himself that 'Cinderella,' the school's spring play, will be his last. Tollefson has been the theater d...

Astrology: a connection to the universe

Astrology: a connection to the universe

Caitlin Rademacher, Photographer

May 3, 2015


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Going on the internet today it would not be uncommon to see a horoscope or “what your zodiac side means to you” show up on the screen. People know what their zodiac signs are and can even recite it when asked. Junior, Wesley Phillips said, “I am an Aries and this relates to me because Aries...

Students look to horoscopes for advice

Students look to horoscopes for advice

Anna Craggs, Photographer

May 1, 2015


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Religion can be a place to look for answers of problems in everyday life. Another place to look for answers is daily horoscopes. A horoscope is an astrology chart representing the positions of the Sun, the Moon, planets and the signs of the zodiac to foretell events in a person's life. Zodiac signs represent the different sectors of th...

Exercising helps keep attitude positive

Exercising helps keep attitude positive

Joel Lange, Social Media Reporter

March 1, 2015


Filed under Features

The body is a temple and it must be upheld by healthy practices. Regular exercise and eating can have a significant impact on the body's health. Although, getting in the habit of exercising and not eating junk foods can be so difficult, some people do not even know where to start. Before exercising,...

Maintaining healthy lifestyle through body and mind

Rachel LeMire, Photographer

February 27, 2015


Filed under Featured Videos, Features

Staying in shape can be a difficult task, especially during the cold winters that keep us inside. While some try to maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating healthy, others participate in rigorous exercise programs. Now more than ever, there are countless ways to stay healthy. From at home workout systems,...

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