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Teachers learn about memes

Teachers learn about memes

Fotini Kloos, Announcements Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Memes have been popular and cultural ideas that have been passed from one individual to another. They have been surfacing not only in Stillwater, but all throughout social media as well. We see memes on Snapchat, Instagram and on television. The majority of modern memes are captioned photos that are intended to be fu...

Technology varies in impact on teen health

Technology varies in impact on teen health

Morgan Grim, Photography Editor

May 20, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Everyday, students include technology in their daily routine. Whether it’s checking Instagram or taking pictures, students use technology and screens a substantially large amounts. Although technology benefits students, it can also hurt the students’ health and social wellbeing. Using screens i...

HQ Trivia launches large

HQ Trivia launches large

Michelle Burton, Student Playlist Reporter

May 9, 2018


Filed under Student Life

HQ is an app where a live streamed trivia game is played on mobile devices two times per day. On this app, users can win real money if they get all the questions right in any given game. The game has cash prizes ranging from $2,500-$300,000, split between any players that answer all the questions correctl...

Spring NHS coffeehouse preparing for unique performances

Spring NHS coffeehouse preparing for unique performances

Emma Lowey, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 2, 2018


Filed under Student Life

As the end of the year approaches, many fun student led events are taking place at the school, including spring Coffeehouse. This year's Coffeehouse is expected to have a vibrant mix of performances and changes that are sure to captivate audiences. National Honor Society hosts the acoustic cha...

Speech student, Noah Schraut, reaches nationals

Speech student, Noah Schraut, reaches nationals

Grant Hietpas, Read and Watch Video Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Noah Schraut, a senior and captain on the Stillwater speech team, will compete in extemporaneous speaking at the national tournament from June 17-22 in Fort Lauderdale, Flo. He has competed with the speech team for three years, and this is his first time competing at nationals. ...

All My Friends by Snakehips

All My Friends by Snakehips

Katelyn Krech, Student Playlist Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Student Life

All My Friends by Snakehips is a catchy hip hop/rap song.  The song came out in October 2015. The song was written and performed by British productions Snakehips and American artists Tinashe and Chance The Rapper.  The song is a good throwback teens that can relate to.  It is about being a teenag...

Prom committee plans for a night in the roaring twenties

Prom committee plans for a night in the roaring twenties

Morgan Grim, Photography Editor

April 4, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life

With prom quickly approaching, the prom committee meets every week to plan for a night in the roaring twenties. Prom committee is a group of students that choose a theme, make decorations, budget a project, coordinate a location and overall plan for the upcoming junior and senior dance. The commit...

MoviePass provides access to cheaper movies

MoviePass provides access to cheaper movies

Tess Schoenborn, Online Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Movies are often a popular topic when it comes to students. A newly-crazed app called MoviePass has caught the attention of some high school students. MoviePass is an app that allows users to pay a monthly fee of $9.95 and get free, unlimited movies each month in return. A card similar to a credit ca...

High school tattoos become more widespread

High school tattoos become more widespread

Fotini Kloos, Announcements Editor

March 11, 2018


Filed under Podcasts, Student Life

Tattoos have become a major trend in the Stillwater community, especially with the seniors turning 18. Tattoos and body art have always been a way for students, especially in high school, to express themselves. Recently, students have been posting on social media with their friends getting the new a...

Student Council creates and communicates

Student Council creates and communicates

Morgan Grim, Photography Editor

March 10, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Alternative Copy Story by Morgan Grim Student council is a group of students elected by their peers who take the lead in students' every day lives. This council is full of leaders dedicated to making the school a better place through communicating with the school board to plan events. Some of these events inc...

Asian Student Union builds strong bonds

Asian Student Union builds strong bonds

Rose Deziel, Copy Editor

March 4, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life

In a school lacking diversity, it can be difficult for minorities to feel included.  New this year, the Asian Student Union helps students find peers with common interests. The group meets on Tuesdays during Flex Time in room E124.  Shannon VerDuin, a print room paraprofessional, advises ASU as well a...

Fashion club set to kick off second semester

Fashion club set to kick off second semester

Wyatt Wasko, Social Media Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Starting second semester, fashion club will be held in math teachers Mike Parker and Peter Hamilton’s classroom.  As imagined the club will focus meetings around current fashion trends along with what has been popular around the high school. Fashion is something that has emerged globally in recent decades. High schoolers a...