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Business Professionals of America Club advances to State

Students attend weekly practice in BPA advisor Philip Schut's classroom. The students practice for their upcoming state competition in March.
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...

Polar Plunge delayed due to weather

Paula Harrison is the leader of the TRUST buddy club and an unified PE teacher. She had decided to reschedule the plunge to March 1.
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...

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

On Dec. 27, the One Act team rehearses for their first competition next month. Junior Elsa Persson beams as she reads her script.
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...

K-Pop Club celebrates Korean culture

K-Pop club sets up for their end of semester party. They meet every Wednesday after school.
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...

BSU welcomes non-black students

Members of the Black Student Union make a huddle to celebrate a successful meeting. These students form long-lasting bonds through a common ground.
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...

Stillwater speech team battles funding deficits

Members of the speech team last year took home many awards, including senior Ceci Montufar and alum Adam Johnson. Johnson has returned this year as an assistant captain, along with other veteran teammates.
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,...

Peer Helper Group retreat builds student-to-student companionship

The Peer Helpers gather at Camp Icaghowan on Lake Hiawatha, where the retreat was held during the weekend of Nov. 2. They participated in team building activities and learned tools to be effective in their new roles.
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...

Facing death twice has not stopped Nelson from living

Sophomore Sophia Nelson tests her blood sugar level, by using a blood glucose meter, testing strip and lancing device. Sophia checks her blood sugar levels multiple times a day to ensure that it is not too high or low.
Megan Baxter, Photography Editor January 2, 2019

Three weeks before sophomore Sophia Nelson was diagnosed with diabetes, she kept getting overly thirsty, wetting the bed and losing massive amounts of weight. One afternoon in the summer adventure...

DIRO offers new outdoor activities locally

DIRO outdoors allows all ages to
Marlee McGuire, Social Media Editor December 21, 2018

Living in the St Croix Valley, outdoor experiences are waiting for people to enjoy. Outdoor adventure stores exist, but coordinating the equipment and experience often create a barrier to making it all...

Club discusses Korean (pop) culture

K-pop club going to see Burn the Stage at AMC in Roseville. The movie is about BTS, a globally popular K-pop group. The students in K-pop club went on this field trip to learn more about the history and daily life one of their favorite bands, spend time together and have fun.
Kyra O'Loughlin, Layout Editor December 14, 2018

Korean culture has exploded globally over the last few years, from skincare, to the fashion, the food, and to the music especially. The annual Korean Music Festival now attracts approximately 30 percent...

Students prepare for Scholastic Art Competition

These are examples art hung up in the art wing of SAHS. These were created, by students in art teacher Peter Koltuns painting class earlier this month.
Marie Lecuyer, Copy Editor December 14, 2018

The Scholastic Art Competition is a national event that gives students in grades 7-12 a chance to express themselves through 29 different forms of art and writing. With a deadline of Dec. 7, motivated...

Jockeys of Comedy prepare for winter performance

The Jockeys of Comedy play a game to improve their improv skills. It involves troupe members stopping a sketch at various points,  one member taking another's position, then resuming with a new scenario.
Grant Erickson, Podcast Reporter November 30, 2018

The improv troupe known as the Jockeys of Comedy are working hard to prepare for their holiday season performances. Improvisational comedy comes in two main forms: short form and long form. Short form...

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