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Chick-Fil-A opens in Maplewood

Chick-Fil-A opens in Maplewood

Andrew Phan, Photography Editor

November 12, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Fast food has always been a major part of American life. Although fast food isn’t the healthiest choice many Americans, still eat it. Chick-Fil-A may be the new hottest fast food restaurant on the block with their menu showing to be healthier than other fast foods. In prior years, McDonald’s has b...

Mountain biking team builds new trail

Mountain biking team builds new trail

Isaac Gunderson, Podcast Reporter

October 22, 2017


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Showcase, Student Life

The Stillwater Mountain Bike team has been around since 2013 and has been an extremely fast growing sport. In mountain biking, athletes race against other high school students from around the state on tight wooded trails called single track trails. The Stillwater team is the top team in the stat...

Thrifting tips to look bangin’ on a budget

Thrifting tips to look bangin’ on a budget

Chloe Squires, Photography Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Over the past few years, a clothing trend has been taking shape, swinging students’ wardrobes from traditional retail store purchases to unconventional items found at second hand stores. Students are trading their name brand clothes for time-distressed, retro and original pieces that reflect the...

Quick takes over debate team as head coach

Quick takes over debate team as head coach

Kenzie Coyle, Layout Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase, Student Life

  After six years of being coached by Laura Hammond, the debate team has a new head coach, English teacher Corey Quick. As the debate season begins, the team members are adjusting to the differences between Quick and former head coach, Hammond. While Hammond is still helping out, she ...

Online system expands opportunities for scholarships

Online system expands opportunities for scholarships

Morgan Grim, Photography Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

  Seniors and students are gaining more and more scholarship opportunities in our community. With about 60 scholarships given out each year, students are able to apply more easily to have opportunities for colleges and universities within the country and community. Amy Carr, who works in...

Concert Orchestra performs in Pittsburgh

Concert Orchestra performs in Pittsburgh

Nicholas Gag, Social Media Editor

April 7, 2017


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Student Life

“I learned that months of preparation can really pay off in amazing ways. I also learned that on 14 hour bus rides, you really get to know people on another level,” senior Rachael Curl said. The Concert Orchestra earned the opportunity to play in the National Orchestra Festival in Pittsburgh, Pennsylva...

Trap shooting gives unique, challenging opportunity

Trap shooting gives unique, challenging opportunity

Ryan Berg, Social Media Reporter

April 4, 2017


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Showcase, Student Life

Trap shooting is a unique, untraditional, but challenging activity. For many years, students have been given the opportunity to participate in this event. It is a spring event for students; the team has all their practices at Oakdale gun club, along with some competitions there as well. Trap shoot...

GSA club resumes, provides safe spaces and allies

GSA club resumes, provides safe spaces and allies

Megan Ramberg, Online Editor

April 1, 2017


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Student Life

    The GSA, or Gender Sexuality Alliance Club has now returned; the main focus of GSA's are to provide a safe space for LGBTQ+ kids and their allies at schools. Forming a GSA Club has been in process for the 2017-2018 school year, as there used to be a GSA Club, and if it was ...

Speech heads to State

Speech heads to State

Alex Ehde, Twitter Reporter

March 31, 2017


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Student Life

The Speech team head to state April 21. Speech involves an individual or group of students who are judged against presentation in a round competition.  Only a few students are invited to state every year from each school. Last year, the only student from the school who was invited to state which w...

Amnesty International collects hygiene products

Amnesty International collects hygiene products

Ellie Faeth, Layout Editor

March 30, 2017


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Student Life

Amnesty Club finds so much joy in collecting hygienic necessities for people who have trouble accessing or buying items for themselves and their family. Following Valley Outreach and their "Help for the Homeless" hygiene drive, the club took it upon themselves to ask students to donate items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap and other care products and brin...

MLB The Show 17 set to succeed

MLB The Show 17 set to succeed

Ryan Shepard, Editorial Cartoonist Editor

March 27, 2017


Filed under Student Life

“The runner is caught sliding into second trying to steal the base,” Harold Reynolds announced for MLB The Show 17 says. MLB The Show 17 is a game that many have been waiting a while for and is set to release March 29 with Ken Griffey Jr. set to be on the cover for the United States edition. Ther...

Youth for Sustainable Solutions created to help environment

Youth for Sustainable Solutions created to help environment

Mira LaNasa, Layout Editor

March 24, 2017


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Student Life

The environment has been a topic in political debates for decades, but the newly created Youth for Sustainable Solutions club has made their mission a nonpolitical priority. Youth for Sustainable Solutions was created to help the environment and educate the community on sustainability. "Our ...