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Quick takes over debate team as head coach

Quick takes over debate team as head coach

Kenzie Coyle, Layout Editor

October 5, 2017

  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

  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

“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

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

    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

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

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

“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

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 ...

Parents, committee plan all-night party

Parents, committee plan all-night party

Teagan Andrews, Copy Editor

March 10, 2017

After graduation is a time to celebrate what students have accomplished throughout their high school years and be with their closest friends.  People like parent Jennifer Wille do just that. She is one of the parents who plans the senior class party. The senior class party is a time for the g...

French Club makes immense impact with donations to Haiti

French Club makes immense impact with donations to Haiti

Teagan Andrews, Copy Editor

February 16, 2017

French Club is doing a fundraiser that is sending shoes to a little town in Haiti called Bois Tombé. The shoes are being donated due to children and even adults not having shoes that cover their toes because most walk around barefoot all the time. On Jan. 29, the French club voiced an opinion about donating shoes to a little town. French teacher Madame Jackie Parr,  is friends with a ...

Thought Exchange results show district strengths, concerns

Thought Exchange results show district strengths, concerns

Ellie Faeth, Layout Editor

February 15, 2017

Powered by Thought Exchange, the Stillwater School District created the Join the Conversation engagement process to allow students, families, community and district members to get involved in voicing their thoughts and opinions on the various elementary, junior and high schools in the district. Throughout th...

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