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Seniors Henry Redfield, Jake Magner, Nick Magner, Montana Weeks and Michael Dollerschell work to remove a rollup window.

Pathways undergoes remodel, students taking charge

Sydney Rodd, Layout Editor June 8, 2022

The Pathways office is currently being remodeled to give students an opportunity to get work experience. The office needed an update, and students are assisting with the workload. Local businesses are...

Plants grow in a greenhouse in preparation for the annual FFA floral sale

FFA prepare for State, annual floral sale

Jasmine Z. Allison, Social Media and Podcast Editor April 24, 2022

FFA has been busy in the past couple of months. Members have been busy competing in state-qualifying competitions and preparing for the 2022 Minnesota State Convention. While preparing for state, members...

Special Education teachers Jon Matel and Jon Hinzman help their students become accustomed to working. They have been assisting special education students at the school for a couple of years.

Pony Brew provides job experience to special needs students

Brady Lau, Social Media Editor, Podcast Editor April 23, 2022

The Pony Brew is a coffee shop located in B116 and is run by special education students. It is part of a class called Work Experience taught by special education teachers Jon Hinzman and Jon Matel....

Zoom Screen of testifying students and congress members.

TRUST Club members testify before Congress

Brooke Elfert, Business Editor & Distribution Editor April 20, 2022

"I want everybody to be inclusive of everyone. That's the point of TRUST club is that we include everyone and make all people feel like they're part of the school," physical education Teacher, Paula Harrison...

Junior Sara Norton, freshman Jada Diana and freshman Ruth Olson create Valentines during French Club on Feb.10.

French club thrives under ambitious leaders

Bella Godfrey, Graphics Editor and Online Editor-In-Cheif February 27, 2022

French club, a student-led organization, has recently blown up becoming one of the most popular after school spots every other Thursday. Senior leaders Logan Onken and Avery Hoge have a strong passion...

Paula OLoughlin meets with student members of the Student Leadership Council to discuss new ideas and plans. They all gather in their typically meeting spot, the main forum.

Student Leadership Council aims to improve school culture, climate

Taya Hehn, Photography Editor and Copy Editor January 23, 2022

The Student Leadership Council, led by cultural liaison Cornelius Rish and co-advised by school director Paula O'Loughlin, is a student organization specifically meant to improve the culture and climate...

Jay Knutson

Jay Knutson assists with student council

Brady Lau, Social Media Editor November 23, 2021

The high school student council is gaining a new staff member. Jay Knutson graduated years ago and currently works as a paraprofessional. This year he joined the student council as the assistant advisor. Traditionally,...

Katherine Miller poses with the doe she harvested while bowhunting.

Weaver continues deer hunting archery club

Abby Thibodeau, Layout Editor-in-Chief November 21, 2021

Science teacher Andrew Weaver started the deer hunting archery club with the help of industrial technology teacher Todd Kapsner. The program runs through Dec. 31 and helps students pursue their interests...

FFA members travel to Indianapolis to the National Convention Center. The FFA team qualified for state.

FFA livestock team qualifies for state

Riley Carlson, Photography Editor and Online Editor November 18, 2021

The Stillwater FFA team qualified for State on Oct. 13 in the Livestock barn at the University of Minnesota campus in St. Paul. They were asked to rank the livestock on muscling and bone structure. Junior,...

Latinx Student Union

Latinx student union holds first meeting

Cecilia Conery, Podcast and Online Editor November 12, 2021

Clubs in the school are growing, and with this, new clubs are being created. One of these clubs is the Latinx Student Union, lead by the district's cultural liaison, Cornelius Rish. This club was created...

Pep band rehearses in the main rotunda before football games.

Pep band returns to playing football games this fall

Isabelle Knighton, Layout Editor October 26, 2021

The pep band is back after only playing two times last year. Now they practice once a week and perform at all the home football games. The pep band now has new student leaders to take responsibility of...

French club meets for the first time this year. The turnout was better than expected with 28 students attending. Pictured here is senior Logan Onken, and senior Avery Hoge at the first French club meeting this year.

French club starts again with new motives for the year

Sara J. Norton, Photography Editor and Public Relations Editor October 22, 2021

French club is starting up again. This year it will be a student-led organization by seniors Avery Hoge and Logan Onken. With new leadership comes new perspectives, goals and experiences for the year. French...

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