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Students find independence taking gap year

Students find independence taking gap year

Joseph Devins, Business Editor-in-Chief

May 24, 2019

A few Stillwater students are taking a year break in between going to school. A gap year is used for students who want to serve as an intern or raise more money for college. Some students take a gap year to work or travel, among other things. Sintra Nichols, a 2018 SAHS graduate, took a gap year and...

ACT should be an embedded part of curriculum instruction

ACT should be an embedded part of curriculum instruction

Hannah Genosky, Distribution Reporter

December 20, 2018

Forty-nine percent of high school students say that they feel “a great deal of stress” on a daily basis. High school students worry about the ACT a lot because of how important it is. Starting in ninth grade, teachers will talk about the ACT but never go in depth. ACT curriculum should be taught m...

Students take ACTion, ACT prep course offerings

Students take ACTion, ACT prep course offerings

Elise Truman, Online editor

November 17, 2018

  An all-out academic battle, where only the strongest survive, and even fewer thrive. The ACT is a standardized test that the majority of the midwestern and southern students take during their junior or senior year. The ACT is comprised of 5 timed sections, math, reading, English, science and a...

Alternatives to colleges create opportunities

Alternatives to colleges create opportunities

Max Kennedy, Distribution Reporter

May 23, 2018

There are more opportunities than ever once completing high school and with these vast choices many students are looking towards high paying jobs that are less schooling time. This also allows less student debit and an extra way to start working almost immediately with a high paying job....

Unaffordable college puts students in a bind

Unaffordable college puts students in a bind

Lilly Sample, Online Editor

April 14, 2018

Elementary school, middle school, high school, college: that is the most common, and encouraged, order of a students’ life. Though education through junior or senior year is required, everything a student learns is seemingly in preparation for college. College is treated as the most important part of e...

O’Neal strives for future dermatology career

O’Neal strives for future dermatology career

Tiana Meador, Editor-In-Chief

March 30, 2017

  As college commitment comes to a close, the University of Minnesota medical school is assessing 10 incoming freshmen who are going to be selected to participate in an accelerated seven-year med program for med school. Of the students initially considered, the U of M has cut the number to...

College In Schools program may be at risk

College In Schools program may be at risk

Noah Johnson, Distribution Reporter

January 12, 2017

Students across Minnesota may not be able to get free credits for college anymore, since the College in School program throughout Minnesota has the possibility of shutting down. The College in Schools program has many factors to it possibly being shut down. These factors consist of new teaching requirements and cost...

Financial aid, flawed necessity

Financial aid, flawed necessity

Adam Humpal, Social Media Reporter

December 5, 2016

Massive student debt, skyrocketing college tuition and a widening education achievement gap has fueled the discussion about federal financial aid for college. President Barack Obama has made student debt a national initiative when he announced the “Student Debt Challenge”, which was meant to raise...

STEM and liberal arts offer opportunities beyond high school

STEM and liberal arts offer opportunities beyond high school

Travis Jacobson, Social Media Reporter

November 7, 2016

According to the American Association of Colleges and Universities, by their 50's, students who majored in a liberal arts degree earn about $2,000 more than students who majored in professional degrees. Culturally and socially, arts are important to students. Arts encourage students to express themselv...

Seniors make biggest decision of their lives

Seniors make biggest decision of their lives

Adam Sutcliffe, Read and watch team

November 18, 2015

As their senior year progresses, many seniors are finding themselves faced with the most important decision of their lives: selecting a college. However, for some, their decision has already been made. Yet, even as some seniors just begin sending out their applications, others have already received their acc...

Exploring college application process

Exploring college application process

Christopher Gilleo, Photographer

November 18, 2015

All around the United States, high school seniors are sending in college applications to their dream schools, hoping to be accepted.  Unfortunately, schools will be forced to reject a large sum of potential students. Applying for and choosing a college is extremely stressful and potentially ...

The ins and outs of college application

The ins and outs of college application

Dylan Cook, Visual Arts Media Editor

November 18, 2015

Nearly every student at Stillwater Area High School will face the task of applying for college. Knowing what looks best on an application can make the process of applying less stressful and help to ensure acceptance to desired schools. Any student who desires a college education must submit their a...

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