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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...

Asian Student Union builds strong bonds

Asian Student Union builds strong bonds

Rose Deziel, Copy Editor

March 4, 2018


Filed under 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...

District drafts strategic plan: Profile of a Graduate

District drafts strategic plan: Profile of a Graduate

Kate Poor, Distribution Reporter

February 17, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Shaping curriculum is one of the most important jobs of teachers and school administrators. Profile of a Graduate is a new venture being taken on by the district to come up with ways to ensure the success of students after high school. The project came about in December of 2017. The goal of th...

BIZAA members fight human trafficking

BIZAA members fight human trafficking

Evelyn Young, Student Playlist Reporter

February 14, 2018


Filed under Featured Videos, Student Life

On Jan. 22, students in all grades met with Spanish teacher Kirsten Carter for the first meeting of the Basic Institute for Zonal African Advancement, also known as BIZAA. The club will be sponsoring a student in Nigeria, Africa so that the child will receive an education and not get involved with ...

Young Republicans visit State Capitol

Young Republicans visit State Capitol

Emma Lowey, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2018


Filed under Student Life

The Young Republicans were recently invited on a trip to the Minnesota State capitol on Jan. 24. They were guided by Senator Karen Housley, whom the club has sponsored in the past. Housley is a Stillwater native and has been in touch with the club for almost two years, but under the new leadership of junior Vi...

Gap year in Brazil means more than traveling to Nichols

Gap year in Brazil means more than traveling to Nichols

Mira Lanasa, Layout Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, People, Student Life

During her junior year, senior Sintra Nichols felt she had lost purpose in her education. She wanted to get back on track, but found the only way to get back en route was to go off the trail entirely, and pioneer a new track which lands her in Brazil. Sintra is popularly known for her academics, ...

‘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, 2018


Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Photo Slide Shows, Student Life

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 ...

T.R.U.S.T. Club creates safe community

T.R.U.S.T. Club creates safe community

Morgan Grim, Photography Editor

January 8, 2018


Filed under Student Life

“I grow everyday from what my special needs students give me. They bring me joy, make me laugh, even bring tears to my eyes,” gym teacher Paula Harrison said when talking about her special education students.  This class is for students who are interested in helping and improving the lives of spe...

Parking lot barriers changed to improve safety

Parking lot barriers changed to improve safety

Andrew Phan, Photography Editor

December 27, 2017


Filed under Student Life

The safety of students has always been administration’s number one priority. Stillwater Area High School started its attempt on increasing safety by rearranging the parking configuration for the safety of students, because many students are in a rush to leave school. This winter, with many fresh...

Cutaway video class encourages self-expression

Cutaway video class encourages self-expression

Tess Schoenborn, Online Editor

December 10, 2017


Filed under Student Life

From music videos to advertisements, Cutaway Productions creates many different kinds of videos. Cutaway was created by video production teacher, Debbie Drew. Drew hand-picks students from the middle school video production class to join Cutaway Productions when they move up to the high school. Students...

BSU helps promote awareness, diversity in community

BSU helps promote awareness, diversity in community

Ben Valerius, Announcements Editor

November 18, 2017


Filed under Featured Videos, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase, Student Life

Every week, a number of different clubs can be found meeting in and around campus. The Black Students Union, or BSU, meets every Tuesday in the main forum from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Typically, they will see 20-30 students ranging from freshman to seniors coming out to talk about experiences of being stud...