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Black Coffee and Waffle Bar explodes in popularity

Black Coffee and Waffle Bar explodes in popularity

Jordan Fulin, Team Lead

February 12, 2015


Filed under Lifestyle, Photo Slide Shows

  Black Coffee and Waffle Bar, the former Mudsuckers on 15th and Como Avenue near the U of M campus, has been re-branded, re-vamped, and now is reopened. The switch to Dogwood Coffee with all the hardware and training that comes along with it means this little place in the Como neighborhood...

Local band hits the C-Notes

Local band hits the C-Notes

Ahnika Kroll, Video Managing Editor

February 1, 2015


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Situations

Summer sun had little to do with the good mood that graced senior Colin Campbell on one particular weekend in early July. He and his brothers had finally made it, a long way from their home in Stillwater, to the Thunder Bay Blues festival in Canada. The boys had been playing music together since their childhood, but it...

Students in Armed Forces

Students in Armed Forces

Matt Salmi, Social Media Editor

January 16, 2015


Filed under In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

Many people go into the different military branches every year after high school. This year there are a few students who will be joining the military.  There are a few different reasons why each of them are going to the Armed Forces first instead of going to college.  There are also many different job...

Local products on Target shelves

Local products on Target shelves

Taylor Haberman, Social Media Reporter

January 12, 2015


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Situations

  In the last few months, more and more products from a small Stillwater company have been popping up on Target shelves around the country. On Main Street in downtown Stillwater sits a store that has found itself sitting in a pile of success. Mara Mi is a large studio space that has bee...

Zephyr Train departs from Stillwater

Zephyr Train departs from Stillwater

Tyler Hagberg, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 11, 2015


Filed under Local News, News, Photo Slide Shows

When photos of people perched precariously atop the Minnesota Zephyr dinner train locomotives surfaced on social media after Stillwater's Fourth of July fireworks display, city officials decided something had to be done. Earlier in September, the Stillwater City Council ordered that the two iconic locomotives must be removed by Sept. 29. If they are not moved, the city will hire someone to d...

Exploring the world of working retail

Exploring the world of working retail

Megan Aller, Visual Art Managing Editor

December 26, 2014


Filed under In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

Many students juggle school, sports and work, which can be extremely challenging at times. Working in retail part time has some great advantages and disadvantages. Even though school work should be students number one priority, students find it hard to do that. If a student is over the age of 16 and un...

Heating up the winter with intramurals

Heating up the winter with intramurals

Olivia Arkell, Social Media Reporter

December 26, 2014


Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

Intramural sports have always been a fun way to have some fun with your friends, with an addition to a little competition. Intramural winter sports are a huge hit here at the high school. Students who do not favor regular high school sports such as basketball, or did not make the team they desired  have...

O’Connor skates through junior year

O’Connor skates through junior year

Caitlin Rademacher, Photographer

December 23, 2014


Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows

Students spend their time in school or out of school working on school. Add in a job, family activities, sports and clubs, socializing with friends and planning for the future, when is there ever free time? But think; if on top of that there was an activity that disrupted that balance. “I've been...

Amnesty International presents on human rights

Amnesty International presents on human rights

Robby Enright, Distribution Reporter

December 21, 2014


Filed under Local News, News, Photo Slide Shows

  Basic freedoms are often taken for granted in American society and many people around the world will never know what it is like to feel comfortable and safe. Amnesty International is a global organization dedicated to protecting the human rights of people of all races, genders, sexual p...

Adventurers come together in the Naturalist Club

Rachel LeMire, Social Media Editor

December 12, 2014


Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

For many, there is nothing quite as relaxing or refreshing as the outdoors. Getting out of the house, enjoying the fresh air and appreciating all that nature has to offer is exhilarating and an adventure within itself. Now it is easier than ever for those who seek adventure and love being with other...

Chipotle goes vegan with new tofu option

Chipotle goes vegan with new tofu option

Joey Costa, Advertising Editor

December 10, 2014


Filed under Lifestyle, Photo Slide Shows

When someone thinks of tofu, it has never been exactly an appetizing meal. But for some it is and according to peta.org, 2.5 percent of the United States is vegan and its still growing everyday. Chipolte's around the United States introduced a new burrito to their menu earlier this year by givin...

Relentless focus assures satisfying success

Relentless focus assures satisfying success

Calli Clay, Social Media Editor

December 9, 2014


Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Photo Slide Shows

As the auditorium lights went down and the stage lights went up, the crowd silenced and the symphonic orchestra opened with Norman Leyden's Serenade for Strings: Prelude. On Nov. 20, Stillwater had  their annual fall concert. The concert began at 7:30 p.m. and lasted nearly two hours. The orches...

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