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

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

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 sets up for their end of semester party. They meet every Wednesday after school.

K-Pop Club celebrates Korean culture

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...

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

BSU welcomes non-black students

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...

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.

Stillwater speech team battles funding deficits

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,...

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.

Peer Helper Group retreat builds student-to-student companionship

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...

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.

Facing death twice has not stopped Nelson from living

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 outdoors allows all ages to find their outer space. The most popular activities are kayaking and paddle boarding.

DIRO offers new outdoor activities locally

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...

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.

Club discusses Korean (pop) culture

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...

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.

Students prepare for Scholastic Art Competition

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...

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 anothers position, then resuming with a new scenario.

Jockeys of Comedy prepare for winter performance

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...

Members of the Mock Trial meet to discuss this years case at Eckberg Lammers office. The team meets here on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. to work.

Mock Trial defamation case underway

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...

Keaton Larson stands with his Mother, Tessa Andrews for his Senior Pictures

Remembering Keaton and effects of mental illness

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...

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