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Lake Elmo adding an immersion program fall 2018

Lake Elmo adding an immersion program fall 2018

Kate Poor, Distribution Reporter

November 20, 2017


Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

Lake Elmo Elementary is adding an exciting new addition in the fall of 2018: a Spanish Immersion program is being introduced to the district for kindergarteners.   This is a dual program, with native Spanish and English speakers. They are doing this because it gives kids more opportunities ...

Rogers lends a hand to the Virgin Islands

Rogers lends a hand to the Virgin Islands

Rosalie Braun, Online Editor

November 19, 2017


Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

Senior Lauren Rogers took initiative to help raise money for the Virgin Islands after Hurricane Irma hit the northern US and Puerto Rico at the end of August. She used the organization All Hands Volunteers in order to wire money to the US Virgin Islands to go towards building the islands back up...

Zephyr Depot to reopen as community theater

Zephyr Depot to reopen as community theater

Madison Weispfenning, Editorial Cartoonist

November 4, 2017


Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

Community gives a sense of home and hope. The Zephyr Theater, opening in downtown Stillwater, has effectively gave a sense of home even without a building. In early 2016, the Zephyr decided that they wanted to bring the arts together and build a 330 seat professional theater in the Zephyr Depot ...

Boys cross country strives for fame

Boys cross country strives for fame

Will Gleason, Photography Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Photo Slide Shows, Sports

The Stillwater boys varsity cross country season is well under way and the boys are finding success. Although the team is doing well, both the boys and Head Coach Scott Christensen believe they can do better. The Ponies Cross Country team has won several meets already this season, including the Faribault Invita...

Confederate statues should remain historical landmarks

Confederate statues should remain historical landmarks

Joshua Framke, Distribution Reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Photo Slide Shows, Political Opinion

Ever since the Charleston church shooting in 2015, there have been controversies around confederate statues and monuments. Many people believe that they should be taken down because they stand for hatred and racism. While that may be true for some, there is a lot of blatant hatred making people want them gon...

Two new Pony Center counselors added

Two new Pony Center counselors added

Malaina Fragnito, Playlist Reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

  With the addition of freshman and a school population bigger than ever before, two new counselors had to be added to the Pony Centers. The Red Pony Center has added Krista Koenen who has been in school counseling for seven years. The White Pony Center got a new counselor named Jeremy Baldwin who ...

Summer prep pays off for girls cross country

Summer prep pays off for girls cross country

Logan Huber, Distribution Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Photo Slide Shows, Sports

  The girls cross country team has been very successful so far this season with winning or placing very high in invitational meets and they look to head to state do well. The team has been so strong because of all the hard work the girls have put in over the summer and the younger runn...

Girls swim team battles chlorine

Girls swim team battles chlorine

Kenzie Motz, Layout Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Photo Slide Shows, Sports

The girls swim team’s biggest struggle is not keeping their undefeated streak alive, but instead keeping their health in top condition despite the conditions of the pool they swim in each day. The team has to battle hair loss, yellowing teeth, hair turning green, skin becoming irritated and a ter...

Mountain biking team builds new trail

Mountain biking team builds new trail

Isaac Gunderson, Podcast Reporter

October 22, 2017


Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

The Stillwater Mountain Bike team has been around since 2013 and has been an extremely fast growing sport. In mountain biking, athletes race against other high school students from around the state on tight wooded trails called single track trails. The Stillwater team is the top team in the stat...

Theater department prepares for performance ‘Grease’

Theater department prepares for performance ‘Grease’

Sophia Jensen, Editorial Cartoonist Editor

October 21, 2017


Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Local Arts, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

Grease is the first musical theater production of the school year. The performance involves a variety of students, such as the male and female leads. The performance runs Oct. 13-15 and Oct. 26-29 in the high school auditorium. This musical demonstrates the romance between two teens invo...

Sophie Vogel stars in ‘Grease’

Sophie Vogel stars in ‘Grease’

Mira LaNasa, Editor-in-Chief

October 20, 2017


Filed under Arts, People, Photo Slide Shows

Senior Sophie Vogel’s day begins at 6:10 a.m., and ends later than 12 a.m. She wakes up, goes to school, orchestra, work, rehearsal and finally home to study and do homework. All of this work is worth it to her though, as she finally has her dream role as Sandy in the musical ‘Grease.’ ...

Advanced sophomores graduate early

Advanced sophomores graduate early

Elana Ross, Photographer Editor

May 16, 2017


Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows

Most young students experience four years of high school. From freshman to senior year growing socially, individually and intellectually. Sophomore twins, Adam and Marta Markowicz started their high school journey a lot sooner than most would. Leaving Oakland Junior High two years, earlier they le...

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