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Fashion club set to kick off second semester

Fashion club set to kick off second semester

Wyatt Wasko, Social Media Editor

February 20, 2018

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

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

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

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

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, ...

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

“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

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

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

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...

Chick-Fil-A opens in Maplewood

Chick-Fil-A opens in Maplewood

Andrew Phan, Photography Editor

November 12, 2017

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

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

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...

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