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According to Pew Research, only 60% percent of Americans said they will get the vaccine.

Getting back to normal

Josh Wallace, Student Playlist Reporter January 21, 2021

The United States came out with a COVID-19 vaccine that is now being distributed all over the country. This vaccine is currently available for people who work in hospitals and nursing homes, it will be...

Teacher Mike Kaul is standing beside his former student Mallory McKay.

Mike Kaul tries to balance home life and online teaching

Harper Estenson, Podcast Reporter January 20, 2021

Well known, and well-liked around the high school is social studies teacher Michael Kaul. Kaul’s empathy for students has not only helped many students through their high school experience, but also...

Gina Doe, the new Interim Principal at Brookview Elementary reads to the Pre-schoolers, as she gets to know the students.

Doe serves as Interim Principal at Brookview

Sophia Agnessi, Reporter January 18, 2021

In December of 2020, Gina Doe took the position of Interim Principal at Brookview elementary school. Brookview is one of Stillwater’s many elementary schools and is also the newest. In this time of Covid...

Photo submitted By Joseph Krenz.

Covid football season concluding to an end

Ella Gag, Social Media Editor-in-Chief December 26, 2020

The football team got off to a strong start even this COVID-19 season. The season was originally supposed to start in the spring, but it was moved back to the fall. However, the season is shortened due...

Roman Rogotzke at team State against the Wildcats.

Many wrestlers may not achieve their goals due to COVID-19

Harper Estenson, Podcast Reporter December 11, 2020

After taking second to the Shokapee Sabers for two years in a row, Stillwater is ranked number one for the first time on The Guillotine.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Stillwater wrestling may not get...

From left to right: Javon Tashuk, Hunter Lyden, Matt Houge, Kieler Carlson, and Owen Bouthilet. The team is at the state wrestling state tournament last February against Shakopee.

Wrestling team may miss chance to take home first at state

Libby Harter, Photography Editor December 8, 2020

Ranked number one in the state for the first time in history, the wrestling team may not get the opportunity to compete for this groundbreaking title. Due to Governor Waltz’s decision to pause all winter...

Yearbook advisor Laurie Hansen runs three different computers all at the same time. One has the design program, the other has a database to look up student contacts, and the small laptop is for emailing yearbook staff.

‘Kabekonian’ pulls off another first place prize

Bella Godfrey, Online Editor December 3, 2020

The 2019-2020 Kabekonian has earned yet another first place prize by the student yearbook staff, led by language arts teacher Laurie Hansen. COVID-19 has affected how the awards ceremony works, but that...

The NHS' logo

National Honor Society strategies change due to Covid

Harrison Walz, Business editor December 2, 2020

The National Honors Society is an organization of students who help their communities through volunteer work. This year, the NHS’ volunteer work is limited due to covid restrictions.  Every year,...

Here is a picture from Afton Apple orchard with green path way. A cloudy day with a family looking at the apples to pick out.

Pumpkin patches, apple orchards stay open during pandemic

Michelle De Jesus Cruz December 2, 2020

This year fall, events have been modified because of the pandemic going on. The events are still going to be hosted by wearing masks, social distancing and many are looking forward to having fun this fall...

On Oct. 27, the theater was empty because students were rehearsing their plays online over Zoom. They have to do this so students and teacher stay safe, because of COVID-19.

Theater continues to perform despite COVID-19

Kady Peltier and Kiera Rivers, Layout Editor and Photo Editor December 1, 2020

COVID-19, new guidelines this year are affecting the way theater is conducted. These further adjustments come with many new challenges, for example, finding plays that can be recorded without the worry...

Jim Polucha, owner of Valley Drug in Stillwater, stands in front of an area in his small pharmacy. Pictured is the wide variety of personal care items they offer.

Family-owned, independent pharmacy opens in Stillwater

Austin Buck, Broadcast Editor November 29, 2020

With the help of HealthPartners, a new and family owned pharmacy called Valley Drug has opened. Valley Drug became the only independent pharmacy in the Stillwater Area after opening in May. Owner Jim Polucha,...

A wall display showing the names of the girls swim and dive team. They completed their fall season in late October. This season was different than others due to COVID-19.

Girls swim and dive team wrap up fall season

Sierra Penning, Social Media Editor November 27, 2020

The girls swim and dive team wrapped up their annual section meet, which marked the end of a successful season on Oct. 24. This season, however, was unlike anything the coaches and athletes had seen...

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