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Springer’s students teach community technology skills

Springer’s students teach community technology skills

Jordyn Le Vasseur, Layout Editor

March 15, 2019

Computer Science teacher Nicholas Springer recently brought a group of students to Community Thread to help senior citizens with technology questions. He met a few students on March 6 to discuss their plan of action. Springer's plan for the future is to expand this activity into helping all community mem...

Key Club strives to serve community

Key Club strives to serve community

Soren Danelius, Layout Editor

March 14, 2019

Most students do not participate in community service, but those who do have a special space for community service join Key Club. The Key Club is a student-led community service club; they meet every other Thursday in the main gym after school. Dusty Dennis is the advisor of the club. The Key Club...

Dungeons and Dragons club rolls for a natural 20

Dungeons and Dragons club rolls for a natural 20

Q.C. Ho, Editorial Cartoonist

March 13, 2019

"It was probably one of the more fun experiences I've ever had," senior Nathan Breisler said. Breisler was about 12 years old when he got into Dungeons and Dragons. His brother's group needed a tank, so he coerced a younger Nathan into joining. The older Breisler compared D&D to a video game Nat...

Concert orchestra explores music in Boston

Concert orchestra explores music in Boston

Chas Morgan, Layout Editor

March 11, 2019

As the orchestra students prepare for their trip to Boston, Mas. their teacher and director, Zach Sawyer is just as excited as they are. Sawyer, who has been Stillwater's director for the past four years, orchestrates a trip every year. “Concert Orchestra goes on a trip every spring.  We choose a ...

Carter makes a difference one dollar at a time

Carter makes a difference one dollar at a time

Julia Bennett, Business Editor

March 5, 2019

Spanish teacher Kirsten Carter began the club Dollars for Dreams three years ago to help people in other countries to escape the poverty cycle. She never imagined the impact it would have on not only her students, but all the people they have been able to help around the world. They recently reached a ...

Business Professionals of America Club advances to State

Business Professionals of America Club advances to State

Toby Weiss, Camera Editor

February 28, 2019

The Business Professionals of America Club has received top awards within their first year of having been created. The club recently competed with about 100 other students statewide at regionals and received first place for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, as well as third place for Small Bu...

Polar Plunge delayed due to weather

Polar Plunge delayed due to weather

Nathaniel Willius, Distribution Reporter

February 16, 2019

A Polar Plunge is an event in which the participants jump into a cold lake. There was one planned for Feb. 9, for when some students were going to participate to help raise money for T.R.U.S.T buddies and the school's Unified P.E program. Unified P.E teacher Paula Harrison thought of trying doing...

‘Animal Farm’ cast soon will take one act competition by storm

‘Animal Farm’ cast soon will take one act competition by storm

Taylor Lee, Distrubution Reporter

February 6, 2019

Last year’s One Act team performed “Scenes from Metamorphoses” and, for the first time in history, went to the Minnesota State High School League [MSHSL] State One Act competition. However, they did not Star at the competition, which is similar to receiving a trophy in sport competitions. The team ...

K-Pop Club celebrates Korean culture

K-Pop Club celebrates Korean culture

Derek Berg, Podcast Reporter

February 2, 2019

Every Wednesday after school they will only be doing one thing: dancing and singing and celebrating Korean culture. They are the K-Pop Club, created five years ago under the guidance of advisor and print room paraprofessional Shannon VerDuin they have been a light spot of culture in a mostly caucasia...

BSU welcomes non-black students

BSU welcomes non-black students

Grace Wirkkala, Online Editor

January 23, 2019

The Black Student Union advocates for a more diverse club by including students of all races in their meetings. The club aims to create a welcoming and safe space for black students who may otherwise feel outcasted in a predominantly white school. The BSU, however, does not ban non-black students from attendi...

Stillwater speech team battles funding deficits

Stillwater speech team battles funding deficits

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2019

Confidence and a strong voice are not the first things associated with the Gen-Z teenagers struggling with higher rates of mental illness than any before them. Yet, in a nook of Stillwater Area High School, a speech team builds their skills to take on their 2019 season. The Speech team, revitalized...

Peer Helper Group retreat builds student-to-student companionship

Peer Helper Group retreat builds student-to-student companionship

AJ Gunderson, Podcast Reporter

January 4, 2019

With the recent creation of the Peer Helper Group, a program designed to prepare a group of students to effectively help their peers, the program advisors decided to organize a retreat. This retreat was held at Camp Icaghowan on an island in Amery, Wis., over the weekend of Nov. 2, where the group parti...

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