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Robotics team, Armada, starts build season to prepare for competition

Robotics team, Armada, starts build season to prepare for competition

Mia Lucido, Distribution Editor

February 9, 2020

The robotics team, Armada, has started the build season. The build season, January to March, prepares the team ready for the FIRST Robotics Competition. Every year there is a challenge and teams across the country build robots then compete in competitions.  “Every year is a little differen...

Speech team works their way to state

Speech team works their way to state

Annabel Lantz

February 5, 2020

The speech team has done a lot of preparation and practice to get where they are now. Students start preparing for their season in November and work hard for about four months. It helps students with many things like standing in front of people and talking, it helps improve their stamina and lots mo...

Newly found pathways program, almost up and running

Newly found pathways program, almost up and running

Rosie Nichols, Layout Editor

December 8, 2019

This year, a new program has made its way to stillwater the high school after being discussed in recent years. The Pathways program aims to prepare students for their future careers with a flexible layout of classes that should be taken to help them better achieve their aspirations. Pathways was s...

Foreign Exchange Student Club smooths transition of coming to new country

Foreign Exchange Student Club smooths transition of coming to new country

Ava Hoelzel, Photographer

December 7, 2019

“It [the Foreign Exchange Student Club] gives them [the foreign exchange students] time to step out of their classroom, and just be with each other,” school counselor Krista Koenen said.  The school provides foreign exchange students the opportunity to meet with each other, staff and other st...

Theatre class practices for upcoming show, ‘Fairy Tale Misfits’

Theatre class practices for upcoming show, ‘Fairy Tale Misfits’

Emma Wagner, Copy Editor

December 1, 2019

This year, a new set of faces will emerge on the stage as theatre class starts with a new cast and a new show called "Fairy Tale Misfits." Students and parents are excited for the new show due to the fact that kids are going outside of their comfort zone to perform in front of an audience. This ex...

Speech and debate team nationally recognized again

Speech and debate team nationally recognized again

Morgan Hildreth, Camera Editor

November 30, 2019

  The speech and debate team has been nationally recognized for the third time in four years. The first time the teams were recognized was back in 2015 and once again in 2018. The National Speech and Debate Association has named the Speech and Debate team to the prestigious 100 Club. B...

Flex time’s Career and Pathways paves way for success

Flex time’s Career and Pathways paves way for success

Tyrina McCombs, Distribution Reporter

November 27, 2019

Flex time offers a new opportunity to explore Career and Pathways for students to meet with employees of several different industries, such as business or engineering in many career fields.  Administration and the Innovations team hopes that these offerings will introduce students to various careers, st...

Joe Kalka hopes to propel speech to new heights

Joe Kalka hopes to propel speech to new heights

Ally Benning, Podcast Reporter

November 7, 2019

The speech team had success last year under former head coach (now assistant coach) English teacher Laura Hammond. Last year, the team placed fourth in sections and had six people qualify for the state tournament, the most in the program's history. Joe Kalka, 2018 MSHSL Class 8A North Coach of the Year, is...

4-H benefits students by providing empowering life skills

4-H benefits students by providing empowering life skills

Elaina Mankowski, Layout Editor

October 30, 2019

Numerous students benefit from the 4-H organization. Apparent impacts are made through the students following their passions and blossoming their relationships. 4-H is a youth program all over the country based on empowering students and providing them with skills to last a lifetime. They offer differen...

Debate team learns about space travel

Debate team learns about space travel

Meg Skaret, Layout Editor

October 20, 2019

The 2019 debate season started with many new debate members on the team. Along with the new novice population in the club, former head coach, English teacher Laura Hammond returns as an assistant coach with English teacher Cory Quick as head coach.  "Having a large novice division of the team ...

Fifth year of 24 hour play challenge showcases students’ creativity

Fifth year of 24 hour play challenge showcases students’ creativity

Emma Wagner, Copy Editor

October 18, 2019

Junior Avery Mitchell said she directed a show that included VSCO girls, as well as directing a parody of the movie "Tall Girl" on Netflix, showing that students included pop culture references into their performances. This is the fifth year the theatre department has put on plays created in 24 hours. Ev...

Theatre students plan summer trip to Scotland

Theatre students plan summer trip to Scotland

AJ Gunderson, Podcast

May 20, 2019

Several theatre students and the theatre director, Grif Sadow, are headed to Edinburgh, Scotland for the National Fringe Festival (often referred to as The Fringe) from July 27 to August 9. Prior to visiting the festival, the theatre students will be stopping in London for a couple days before heading...

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