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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...

Stillwater FFA fishes for a victory

Stillwater FFA fishes for a victory

Toby Weiss, Broadcast Editor-in-Chief

May 19, 2019

For members of the Stillwater FFA club, studying hard is a necessity as the Minnesota State Fish & Wildlife Competition is rapidly approaching on April 29, at the University of Minnesota. The FFA organization was founded in 1928 and has since brought forth many eye-opening opportunities for at l...

Brawling it out: students compete in video game competition

Brawling it out: students compete in video game competition

Hazel Flock, Print Editor-in-Chief

May 12, 2019

Playing video games for hours is not always a waste of time. For students in the Super Smash Bros Brawl tournament; it is the equivalent of practicing for a big game. Students compete against each other in best two out of three tournaments and show off their skills. Students gather in math teacher Nicholas Spr...

AVID elective prepares students for college

AVID elective prepares students for college

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 10, 2019

AVID is a program offered in the district that is meant to give middle academic students an extra boost on their path to college. Most students enrolled are the first in their family to go to college, so this experience is completely new to them. Despite the benefits of the class, AVID students ...

‘Where Dreams Come True’; Newspaper visits Anaheim

‘Where Dreams Come True’; Newspaper visits Anaheim

Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 9, 2019

  While most high schools students whistled away at schoolwork and homework April 24 through the 28, 10 members of the Pony Express, accompanied by advisor Rachel Steil and parent volunteer Staci Banks, whistled a different tune. The tune of Disneyland theme park soundtracks, elevator music, ...

Let’s get physical

Let’s get physical

Elise Truman, Online Editor

May 9, 2019

Every Tuesday, a group of young, science-minded students gets together to do exciting physics projects. They spend their time furthering their physics knowledge and applying it practically. The physics club uses its knowledge to build structures like their tensegrity structure or parabolic mirror...

Annual junior/senior prom “prom”ises greatness

Annual junior/senior prom “prom”ises greatness

Taylor Lee, Distribution Reporter

May 4, 2019

After a long year of tests, quizzes, and a lot of busy work, it is finally time for students to celebrate a job well done. What better way than to attend the annual junior/senior prom. Prom will be held at the Myth Live in Maplewood, similar to the past few years. It will be held on May 4 from 7 - 11...

Native American student Alliance club brings awareness to diversity

Native American student Alliance club brings awareness to diversity

Sierra Hippel, Distribution Reporter

May 3, 2019

"It's to bring students together with a commonality and connection to being Native students, to bring them together socially, emotionally and to connect with their culture," school phycologist Jennifer Kern said. The Native American Student Alliance club is a fairly new club to the school. The club ...

Theatre practices for upcoming ‘Les Miserables’

Theatre practices for upcoming ‘Les Miserables’

Claire Anderson, Field Reporter

April 12, 2019

"Les Miserables is extremely entertaining and thought-provoking," theater director Grif Sadow said. The spring performance of "Les Miserables" will be put on the first two weekends of April by SAHS theatre. The play will be from 7-8 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets have been available since ...

New Model United Nations Club visits Milwaukee

New Model United Nations Club visits Milwaukee

Ben Jacobs, Podcast Reporter

April 10, 2019

In its first year, the Model United Nations Club went to the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee to attend a Model United Nations Convention. They went March 20-22 and represented the United Kingdom. The Model United Nation Convention works to allow students to take the role of a non-governmental organ...

Broad Spectrum opens mind to new ideas

Broad Spectrum opens mind to new ideas

Sierra Hippel, Distribution Reporter

April 5, 2019

"There are people who are really hateful in the world, who judge people off of their gender, sexual orientation, race and more. We want to be able to use all those as creativity, and as an outlet for kids to feel safe," junior Khadro Mohamed said. Broad Spectrum is a club of students who are particularly...

Kendama trend returns after six years hiatus

Kendama trend returns after six years hiatus

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 4, 2019

After disappearing from student's hands for six years, kendamas, one of the hottest trends from elementary school, is back. The viral game first came onto the scene back in 2012 and 2013. Kendamas were the playground favorite, and groups of kids would gather together to show off their best tricks. ...

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