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Mock Trial defamation case underway

Members of the Mock Trial meet to discuss this year's case at Eckberg Lammers' office. The team meets here on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. to work.
Dylan Stormoen, Copy Editor November 29, 2018

The Minnesota State Bar Association brings to life another case for the 2018-2019 Mock Trial teams across the state. While working with the case of Hayden Brooks vs. Cahill Monitor, Stillwater's Mock Trial...

Remembering Keaton and effects of mental illness

Keaton Larson stands with his Mother, Tessa Andrews for his Senior Pictures
Ben Wrightsman, Video Editor November 28, 2018

It was a cold, hollowing, dark early in the morning the day before Thanksgiving. A call had gone out to 911 with the report of a young man in Stillwater armed with a knife. Sirens blared throughout the...

Deaf event fosters appreciation for deaf culture

ASL teacher Amy Caslow flips hash browns at Metro Deaf School on Nov. 10. She, along with many of her students, were volunteering at the Pancake Breakfast fundraiser.
Taylor Lee, Distribution Reporter November 26, 2018

 On Nov. 10, a select number of ASL teacher Amy Caslow’s American Sign Language level two students went to St. Paul Metro Deaf School to complete their first of two Deaf culture events. They were instructed...

National Honor Society food drive gives back to community

National Honor Society students help transport the food from a first hour class. They put the food near a door so it can be brought to Valley Outreach for families on Nov. 21.
AnnaMarie Born, Buisness Editor November 20, 2018

The National Honor Society has teamed up with Valley Outreach during the Thanksgiving, the season for giving back. Starting Nov. 12, students are bringing in food to their first hour. All of the food is...

Debate team strives for winning season

After school on Oct. 22, team members practice for their upcoming tournament at Minnehaha Academy. In the flex room, juniors Henry Still and Madi Kulzer rehearse their opinions on the new topic. Debaters will argue if Amazon is positively or negatively affecting America.
Issy Boegel, Copy Editor November 15, 2018

Since the start of the school year, the debate team has competed in tournaments across the Twin Cities. They have become tough competition against other schools who take debate as a class. On Oct. 13,...

T.R.U.S.T buddies unifies students

Students gather to discuss T.R.U.S.T. Buddies, Paula Harrison's group that unifies all our students. They work towards a stigma-free school.
Maggie Dalager-Ericsson, Online Editor November 10, 2018

T.R.U.S.T buddies is an acronym that stands for True Respect Unifies People Together. This what the club is trying to accomplish, unifying students in general education with special education students,...

Theatre department premiers ‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’

Seniors Aurora Hiveley and Isabella Portelli rehearse in the auditorium
on Oct. 27 for their upcoming play performances.
Taylor Lee, Distrubtion Reporter November 8, 2018

This year's fall play is “The Man Who Came to Dinner”, written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. It is a hilarious, light-hearted, romantic comedy starring some talented theatre students. Seniors...

BIZAA changes lives from Stillwater to Nigeria

BIZAA club has a meeting in the main forum at 7:10 a.m. every other Monday. Co-presidents Kate Pelletier, Maria Vincent and Abdul Mohamed talk about what had been going on in the past week.
Emma Sneden, Business Editor November 5, 2018

BIZAA, Basic Institute for Zonal African Advancement, is a nonprofit organization that attempts to stop child labor, human trafficking and domestic servitude, along with providing education by working...

Small gesture creates chain reaction with Dollars for Dreams

Spanish teacher Kirsten Carter and senior Peyton Classon browse Kiva for loan recipients.
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...

Amnesty supports all human rights

Senior Co-presidents Abby Banks and Amy Longtin are going over future events in Amnesty Club during Friday Morning Club.
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...

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

Student leaders Bijou Acers and Emma Bourne, both sophomores, lead a YFSS meeting during the morning of Oct. 9. They discuss the use of solar power in the school district.
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:...

2019 class dominates Powderpuff game for second year

Madison Horn and Haley Nelson need to take a quick photo before getting ready for warm-ups for the Powder Puff game
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...

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