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High school tattoos become more widespread

High school tattoos become more widespread
Fotini Kloos, Announcements Editor March 11, 2018

Tattoos have become a major trend in the Stillwater community, especially with the seniors turning 18. Tattoos and body art have always been a way for students, especially in high school, to express...

Asian Student Union builds strong bonds

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Rose Deziel, Copy Editor March 4, 2018

In a school lacking diversity, it can be difficult for minorities to feel included.  New this year, the Asian Student Union helps students find peers with common interests. The group meets on Tuesdays...

Fashion club set to kick off second semester

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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...

District drafts strategic plan: Profile of a Graduate

Alternative Copy Story by Will Gleason
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...

BIZAA members fight human trafficking

Photo submitted by Kirsten Carter.
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...

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...

Gap year in Brazil means more than traveling to Nichols

Senior Sintra Nichols plans to take a gap year to travel to Brazil thanks to a scholarship program called Global Citizen.
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,...

T.R.U.S.T. Club creates safe community

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Ms. Harrison created a new club that involves a sports team compromised of special education students and other students in the school.
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...

Parking lot barriers changed to improve safety

Alternative Copy Story by Mya Lysne
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...

Cutaway video class encourages self-expression

Alternative Copy Story by Hannah Boardman
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...

BSU helps promote awareness, diversity in community

Black Student Union members lift their hands up in a protest fist, which represents unity, strength, and defiance or resistance. Sophomore Nawal Mukhtar explains, “BSU is a family, not just a club.”
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...

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...

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