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MSHSL implements new high school girls wrestling division

Maya Disher, Photography and Public Relations Editor January 20, 2022

Last spring, the MSHSL was introduced to the idea of creating a girls division for high school wrestling. To implement the girls division, they needed a two-thirds majority vote from their 48 member representative...

Jack Hoye races down the hill to finish out last season at Afton Alps.

Alpine ski season starts with eyes on State

Lauren Guinee, Business Editor and Copy Editor January 17, 2022

"Last year, we took second at state both guys and girls. So I think that's definitely a motivation because we came so close to winning it," Jack Hoye, senior team captain said. Alpine is entering this...

Riley Buxell score the game winning goal to win sections last year to continue their win streak. The varsity boys soccer team carries on their win streak from last year and keep it going

Boys soccer keeps their winning streak

Tyler Buxell, Social Media Editor October 17, 2021

Senior Riley Buxell has had a more special connection with this 16 game winning streak that is continuing from last year and is still continuing to this year. "We had two goals combined as a team returning...

Seniors, Katie Sanderson, and Stella Cockson,  are band mentors in the Band Buddies program. They mentored elementary band students during the 2020-2021 school year, and hope to continue this year.

Band Program, implements “band buddies” mentoring program

Allie Schlagel, Layout Editor October 12, 2021

"... every relationship is kind of continuous," Band Director, Joel Bryan, explained. The "Band Buddies" program made its debut last spring during the pandemic and has impacted students' relationships...

Pathway Coordinator Bob Manning in the Pathways Office planning Game Day and the upcoming Manufacturing Day.

Pathway Coordinators create future planning day for upperclassmen

Evelyn Biederman , Photographer and Online Editor October 10, 2021

On Oct. 13 career pathways coordinators have set aside a day for juniors and seniors to plan their future. On this day physical campus tours of Minnesota and Wisconsin universities along with virtual tours...

The hockey team and members of the community lie down sod for wounded veteran Mike Polehna.

Hockey team participates within community

Jeremiah Swartz, Graphics Editor and Copy Editor October 8, 2021

The hockey team steps up in its community to help out a wounded veteran. Mike Polehna requested help to lie down 800 yards of sod for a house in an assisted living neighborhood. In an immediate response,...

A district school bus picks up high school students to bring them home. The bus routes with drivers are making sure that students are transported to and from school safely.

District encounters bus transportation issues due to bus driver shortage

Sydney Rodd, Business Editor and Copy Editor October 8, 2021

As the school year begins, the district puts in hard work to cover missing bus routes after their vendor was unable to provide enough drivers for students. This year, Metropolitan Transport Network is...

Photo submitted by Stella Berstch

Senior girls create book club to strengthen bonds

Ella Gag, Social Media Editor in Chief June 16, 2021

Seniors Morgan Mantel and Sara Shettle created a book club with other seniors so they can connect with different groups of people they would not normally meet with. The group meets once a week on Tuesdays...

Ryan Jensen has been hired to be the new Symphonic and Concert Orchestra conductor at SAHS. He joins the Varsity orchestra during their class period and conducts music with them.

New orchestra director Ryan Jensen joins music staff

Ella Hamilton, Social Media Editor June 14, 2021

The Stillwater orchestra program learned changes were ahead on August 21. Orchestra director Zach Sawyer announced he was leaving Stillwater to move to the Boston area with his fiance to be closer to family....

Junior Ashley Williams in her micro kart getting ready for a big race. She is driving up to the starting line at the Princetion track.

Ashley Williams with talent for racing karts

Kady Peltier, Layout Editor June 12, 2021

From May to October number 25, junior Ashely Williams, races karts weekly. Last year, she raced a 600CC micro sprint and her own 500CC outlaw kart. This year, she is expecting to run 30 races in her 600CC...

Carolyn Leopold, Kelly Lindquist and a coworker pose during a retirement ceremony held by the Stillwater Public School District in May.

District recognizes 62 retirees at Lake Elmo Inn

Henry Jansen, Distribution Reporter June 10, 2021

The Stillwater School District recognizes their reputation is earned through the hard work of its staff, so it took a moment this year to recognize its retirees. Some of whom have worked for the district...

Senior Javier Rodriguez swears in at the Military Entrance Processing Station. This is just one of many big steps towards becoming a future Marine Rodriguez will take.

Seniors choose military as next step after high school

Jenna Maddux, Business Editor June 9, 2021

The class of 2021 school year is coming to an end and many have decided on their future after high school. For some their plans are going straight into the workforce or to college, but for others in this...

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