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Students gathered outside of the high school to support law enforcement, while they held thin blue line flags. Counter-protesters stood across from them, and they held a flag along with cardboard signs.

Students walk out April 29 in support of law enforcement

Morgan Delaney, Online Editor May 18, 2021

Editor’s Note: As an Editorial Board, we struggled with how to approach this issue and the events that have transpired over the past month, especially as it relates to social justice and how it impacts...

On left, junior Claire Abbott and on right junior Addie Foote pose for their photo for the Project Green Challenge. Abbott and Foote were recently announced as second place winners in the international competition.

Juniors Claire Abbott and Addie Foote win second place in international Project Green Challenge

Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief May 7, 2021

Juniors Claire Abbott and Addie Foote won second place in the international Project Green Challenge. The two competed against 4,572 other students in all 50 states and 82 countries. Their project aimed...

Then-sophomores Marena Saeger, Josie Crombie, and Carley Saeger perform at their last choir concert before COVID-19 became a global pandemic, during November of 2019.

Choir performs first concert in March

Bella Godfrey, Online Editor April 30, 2021

The choir for grades 9-12 will be returning to the concert on March 19. Due to the COVID-19 virus, this will require singers to stand six feet apart and have masks on during the song. The pandemic...

A view of attendees at the April 19 walkout. The protest was organized to protest police brutality as a reaction to the killing of Daunte Wright.

Students host walkout April 19

Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief April 30, 2021

Editor's Note: As an Editorial Board, we struggled with how to approach this issue and the events that have transpired over the past month, especially as it relates to social justice and how it impacts...

This photo was taken Oct. 5, 2019 during a Peer Helper retreat. Assistant Principal Chris Otto teamed with a group of peer helpers for a team building scavenger hunt. They found themselves 'trapped' in a golf cart.

Peer helpers still offer support during COVID-19

Olivia Fear, Copy Editor April 30, 2021

This year, the Peer Helpers have to do things quite differently due to COVID-19. Peer helpers are available to help other students throughout the school year. They are willing to help students by listening,...

Stephanie Nord, the advisor for the stillwater math league, holds up a team T-shirt in the classroom where they normally meet. Due to COVID-19 the team did not print out new shirts for the 2020-21 season.

Math League prepares for new season after slowed by COVID-19

Drew Jurek, Print Editor-in-Chief April 28, 2021

After quarantine complicated recruitment and forced their season to be done remotely, the Math League is making plans to rebuild in a post-COVID-19 world. Math Leagues are teams that play in large competitions...

In May of 2019, the boys track and field team celebrates their true team section championship. This was the most recent time they competed.

Boys track and field looks to successful season, despite missing previous year

Mason Buck, Broadcast Editor April 26, 2021

This spring, the boys track and field team will compete for the first time in two years due to covid-19 restrictions last season. The team is fairly inexperienced, but holds the same high expectations...

Members of the team look cheerful as they perform one of their routines. The team is hoping to compete at state this year.

Girls synchronized swimming team excited for new season amid changes

Nila Cooper, Photography Editor April 26, 2021

Girls synchronized swimming starts this week with almost half of their normal numbers. The swimmers can not wear masks when they swim so this poses questions and new safety precautions during COVID-19. 47...

Peterson's son, Cole, poses for picture. On the left side is The COLE Foundations logo.

New foundation created to connect children with adaptive equipment

Sophie MacDonald, Graphic Designer April 22, 2021

Children often ask for something. Whether it is the class field trip cost, clothes, even a new hockey stick or soccer ball for sports. Now imagine that hockey stick costing $10,000 and a child needs that...

Chasia Riddle gets her first promotion in the army. She will be leaving for her training in April.

Chasia Riddle graduates high school early to join the army

Joshua Wallace, Playlist Reporter April 22, 2021

Senior Chasia Riddle graduated school early to join basic training for the Army. She leaves for basic training in April and is set to be there until September, which includes a two-week quarantine at the...

The current operating levy generates funding for students to learn, paying for materials, teachers, and technology. The levy also keeps class sizes small so students can have close relationships with classmates and teachers, if a new levy is not chosen in November, class sizes will expand.

District recommends new levy fall 2021

Nissa Wilcox, Layout Editor April 18, 2021

In November, Stillwater Area School District taxpayers will be asked to consider and approve new funding to the school district to help address several needs, with the renewal of an expiring operating...

Senior Alex Steil works on his homework during class. He also practices cello before Con Amici rehersal.

From journalist of the year finalist to cello prodigy; Alex Steil gets it done

Mairin Torgerson, Photography Editor-in-chief April 17, 2021

"An incredibly dedicated and passionate student," and, "destined to be a great journalist," is how journalism teacher Laurie Hansen describes senior Alex Steil. But for others, they may bring up his...

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