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Manning takes charge of Pathways Program

College and Career Center secretary Amy Carr discusses different topics for the new Career Pathways Program with Bob Manning. Manning has been working to get the high school and community involved to benefit students.

Haley Nelson, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2020

  From the spotlight in the classroom to a desk in its own hall of the College and Career Center room, Bob Manning, the new coordinator for Career Pathways program, now takes charge in implementing the new program for the upcoming year. This change for Manning began after he finished his first semester 2020. After getting a BS in Psychology from St. John's University, ...

Flex time’s Career and Pathways paves way for success

Career and Pathways  is a program to help students access education and training beyond high school.  Students form small groups of occupations within a career cluster. Occupations within a pathway share common skills, knowledge and interests.

Tyrina McCombs, Distribution Reporter

November 27, 2019

Flex time offers a new opportunity to explore Career and Pathways for students to meet with employees of several different industries, such as business or engineering in many career fields.  Administration and the Innovations team hopes that these offerings will introduce students to various careers, st...

Tuition free college sparks interest among Americans

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to thousands of Americans about how the US should be tuition free. Sanders believes tuition is discouraging some Americans from advancing to the next level of their education at college.

Zach Johnson, Social Media Editor

April 8, 2019

Since the late 1800s, college in the United States has required a tuition fee. These fees help to give back to the school in order to pay staffing and bills for the college. College should make students pay for their education in order to ensure they will give more effort into studying. Presidential...

Stillwater alumni deliver success stories at Girl Power Event

Lee Valsvik, Class of 1978, spoke at the Girl Power Event Feb. 5. She spoke about her career as a radio show host and her experiences on various morning news programs.

Ben Jacobs, Podcast Reporter

February 12, 2019

The Girl Power Event, which recently held its fourth annual event Feb. 5, works to show young women that their careers may not always follow the same path. It also shows that they can still find great success. The event was hosted by the College and Career Center and had six alum of Stillwater. Former...

Universities switch to test-optional administration

A list of Universities. The University of Chicago is the clear choice because that was the only college that offered test optional admission.

AnnaMarie Born, Business Editor

November 1, 2018

The University of Chicago and other top colleges are beginning to make the switch to test optional admission. On June 14, the University of Chicago announced that they were going to have a test optional process. Colleges are making the switch to encourage a more diverse campus and to equal th...

Military recruiters seek out students

The Minnesota Army National Guard Stillwater Readiness Center. This is a local army where as recruiters and national guard members work and students may also visit or train during recruitment or after.

Dylan Stormoen, Copy Editor

October 31, 2018

Army recruitment is making its way through public schools all over Minnesota. Local army recruitment teams are taking many approaches to get students interested and involved. Sergeant Seth Allia is a recruiter working at the Roseville office. Allia along with others, personally come to schools to...

Soft seating furniture allows for easy collaboration

Soft seating furniture allows for easy collaboration

Morgan Grim, Photography Editor

October 26, 2017

Furniture that was newly added with the schools construction allows students and staff members to collaborate before and after school more easily. The school now has comfortable seating and new tables making working and socializing fun and easy. With the new addition to our school, the district also add...

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...

Amy Carr moves to College and Career Center

Hannah Drake, Layout Editor

April 20, 2016

The College and Career Center gained a new addition this year. When a position opened up after Gale Solsvig retired, Amy Carr jumped at the opportunity of something new and she immediately applied. Her first official day as the College and Career Secretary was Nov. 23 and she could not be happier to be...

High turnout for Stillwater’s college fair

 The occurrence of this year's college fair is very helpful for many students especially juniors and sophomores. When students are given the tools to learn more about their future, it's incredibly useful for students in the long run. Unfortunately some students were not given the chance to use this tool. Many current seniors never got a chance to experience the college fair. However, these same students have now become more determined to get underclassmen to go to the college fair, due to how beneficial they know the fair is.
  Senior Mary Norkol says, “I would have loved to have the opportunity to learn about local colleges and find out what I did and didn't want in a school.”

Sarah McCarthy, Photographer

March 17, 2016

Stillwater Area High School hosted one of the largest college fairs in the Midwest in the gym. The fair featured over 110 different post secondary schools, and offered a range of opportunities for every kind of student. The College Fair occurred on March 8, and it hosted both two and four year colleg...

Building remodel impacts parking lot space

With trying to parking in the morning and and chaos of trying to get out the parking lot can get a bit crazy.

Madison Crain, Layout Editor

October 13, 2015

In two years the ninth graders are coming to the high school, the school and parking lot are getting a new look. The chaos of trying to park in the morning and the rush when school is over a school parking lot is a huge part of a school. Change is happening, the school is getting an upgrade whic...

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