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Confederate statues should remain historical landmarks

Confederate statues should remain historical landmarks

Joshua Framke, Distribution Reporter

November 2, 2017

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

  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

  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

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

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

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

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.’ ...

Only one political club remains this fall

Only one political club remains this fall

Hannah Sween, Layout Editor

October 6, 2017

This fall only one of the two political clubs remains at large within the school, the Young Democrats. Many of the Young Republicans' main characters graduated last year, leaving their fellow conservative underclassmen floundering without leadership. The two politically centered clubs arose durin...

Quick takes over debate team as head coach

Quick takes over debate team as head coach

Kenzie Coyle, Layout Editor

October 5, 2017

  After six years of being coached by Laura Hammond, the debate team has a new head coach, English teacher Corey Quick. As the debate season begins, the team members are adjusting to the differences between Quick and former head coach, Hammond. While Hammond is still helping out, she ...

Advanced sophomores graduate early

Advanced sophomores graduate early

Elana Ross, Photographer Editor

May 16, 2017

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...

Girls lacrosse looking to replicate last season

Girls lacrosse looking to replicate last season

Tristan Hatchell, Video Editor

May 10, 2017

With spring starting up, the girls lacrosse team had their first couple of weeks and the JV and varsity teams are already looking to keep up their track record from last season.   Although the girls lacrosse team has always been a consistent team in rankings, the varsity team had an impres...

Big fun at Big Thrill Factory

Big fun at Big Thrill Factory

Valeria Gonzalez, Layout Editor

May 8, 2017

Are you hungry for some fun? Get ready to be amazed by the Big Thrill Factory (BTF) that just opened it’s second location in Oakland, Minn.  BTF is a place that offers games from a go-kart track to a huge arcade and a new laser tag arena. During the spring and summer time, the place includes...

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