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Small gesture creates chain reaction with Dollars for Dreams

Small gesture creates chain reaction with Dollars for Dreams

Annika Brown, Business Editor

November 2, 2018

Students are making a big difference in the world for a small cost. Since 2016, Dollars for Dreams has been loaning money to people in developing countries who live in poverty. The club is run by Spanish teacher Kirsten Carter, in room E133. Every first and third Monday of the month, the club...

Amnesty supports all human rights

Amnesty supports all human rights

Claire Anderson, Field Reporter

November 1, 2018

Amnesty International club raises awareness of human rights issues through activities. They protect the human rights of all genders, races, religions and sexualities. The Amnesty club protects and helps students with human rights issues by funding Valley Outreach and BIZAA (Basic Institute fo...

Youth for Sustainable Solutions push for recycling, solar power and political action

Youth for Sustainable Solutions push for recycling, solar power and political action

Elsa Persson, Online Editor

October 26, 2018

Service projects, environmental lobbying, and even working with organizations at the state capital are expected activities of environmental activists, yet they also cater to a younger demographic: high schoolers. Environmental club, also known as Youth for Sustainable Solutions, is an after s...

2019 class dominates Powderpuff game for second year

2019 class dominates Powderpuff game for second year

Linda Hill, Podcast Reporter

October 23, 2018

Ever year as a school tradition there is an all-girls flag football game called Powder Puff played during the week of homecoming. The game is performed in order to promote the homecoming game on the coming Friday. This year it was held on Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. Many students and adults showed up to w...

Kaleidoscope concert finds new lens

Kaleidoscope concert finds new lens

Elsa Persson, Online Editor

October 5, 2018

A classic band tradition comes back to the stage this year, bringing even more challenges to the students performing than past years. Though they pour in their hardest work, they strive to uphold a lighthearted theme: joy. The Kaleidoscope concert is an annual fall concert that features all curri...

Young Life reaches out to connect students

Young Life reaches out to connect students

Emma Sneden, Business Editor

October 1, 2018

After a long tired day full of ups and downs, junior Madi Kulzer is finally able to be with a group that is accepting of everyone. Smiling as she walks in, she feels free to be herself. Kulzer feels like this is a nice escape from her busy, tiring life. As the night goes on, Kulzer gets more and m...

Third Street preps for Battle of the Bands

Third Street preps for Battle of the Bands

Ellsa Ohmann, Layout Editor

September 29, 2018

It started off as a few middle school friends goofing off with some instruments they found in a closet. While some of them had prior musical experience, some had no idea what they were doing. The more the boys experimented with music and instruments, the more passion and appreciation came with i...

Belle Chanter annual retreat promotes community

Belle Chanter annual retreat promotes community

Grace Silbernick, Layout Editor

September 27, 2018

“The success of the group is entirely dependent on everybody’s collective effort. Not just one person," Katelyn Larson, director of the Belle Chanter Choir, said. That is exactly the purpose of their retreat to Camp St. Croix that the sophomore through senior choir takes each year. The camp experience is to...

Teachers learn about memes, share reactions

Teachers learn about memes, share reactions

Fotini Kloos, Announcements Editor

May 22, 2018

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...

MoviePass provides access to cheaper movies

MoviePass provides access to cheaper movies

Tess Schoenborn, Online Editor

March 12, 2018

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 car...

High school tattoos become more widespread

High school tattoos become more widespread

Fotini Kloos, Announcements Editor

March 11, 2018

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

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...

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