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Zach Sobiech movie, Clouds, to be released on Disney+ on October 16

This picture showcases (from left to right) Vic, Mary, and Amy Adamle, along with Zach, Laura, and Rob Sobiech. It is  taken right after Zach turned 18, and on the same day as prom.

Mikai Tasch, Social Media Editor

October 1, 2020

“It'll be heartstrings that get pulled,” counselor Dan Ralston said. Zach Sobiech’s single, “Clouds,” sprouted to number one on iTunes seven years ago, and has a new movie, Clouds, that will be released in mid-October revolving around his battle with cancer and his death from it. Many of h...

Reaching out during tough times is more important now than ever before

Mental Health Awareness signs and posters are hanging around the hallways of SAHS. Over the past decade, depression and anxiety has increased in students.

Charlie Valerius, Online Editor

April 20, 2020

Throughout the entire world population, mental health has become a major worldwide concern. Over the past decade, depression and anxiety diagnoses have increased in the school population. The stress of school, work, relationships and other responsibilities can pile onto teenagers at a fast rate.  ...

Students take ACTion, ACT prep course offerings

Across the country, juniors and seniors prepare to take the ACT, such as junior Haakon Bjork. The competitive nature of the test has created many means of trying to get a better score: apps, books/booklets, and classes.

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...

Howlett recovering, hoping to return by spring

Howlett recovering, hoping to return by spring

Robby Enright, Distribution Reporter

February 1, 2015

In the summer prior to the 2014 school year, Bill Howlett decided that he would have to step down from his position as a Assistant Principal in the White Pony Center so he could receive treatment for his cancer. Howlett is currently home recovering from his treatment and his absence from the school h...

AVID preparing students for the future

Clay Knoll, Advertising editor

December 6, 2014

New at this year is AVID (Achievement Via Individual Determination). AVID is a program taught as a class designed to help prepare students for college by improving the way they study, write essays and take notes. There is currently one class hour of it at the high school. Most of the students in A...

Physician assisted suicide should be restricted

Dennis Toenjes, Video Editor

November 18, 2014

Recently the debate over physician assisted suicide has swept the nation, involving legislation being pushed by the terminally ill who want to end their lives. One case was that of Brittany Maynard, a woman who suffered from sever glioblastoma that ended her life on November 2nd, becoming somewhat of a...

Dan Ralston fulfilling new duties

Sarah Junko, Team Lead Editor

November 18, 2014

Dan Ralston is starting his first year as an Assistant Principal. He is filling in for Assistant Principal Bill Howlett while he is on medical leave. Ralston will be taking over all of Howlett's duties and responsibilities while he is unable to. Ralston spent five years teaching at Valley Crossi...

Trettle substitutes for Ralston as school counselor

School Counselor Heather Trettel takes Dan Ralston's place as a Black Pony Center Counselor. Trettel explained,

Ali Thul, Team Lead Editor

October 30, 2014

School Counselor Heather Trettel takes Dan Ralston's place as a Black Pony Center Counselor. Trettel returns to be a substitute counselor for the second time at Stillwater Area High School. Due to former School Counselor Dan Ralston temporarily taking Assistant Principal Bill Howlett's place due ...

Is cash dead: the increasing use of credit cards


Society is moving primarily into an online transaction economy, bringing an end to the great era of paper money.

Kyle Alvarez, Advertising Editor

October 24, 2014

Our society's economy is gradually becoming  completely paperless. Society is moving primarily into an online transaction economy, bringing an end to the great era of paper money. With online shopping websites such as Ebay and Amazon, paper money is becoming absolute. In 2013, there was an estimate...

Ralston returns for second year as BPC counselor


Black Pony Center counselor Dan Ralston returns for a second year. Ralston said, “My favorite part of Stillwater has been the people, students and the staff. They have been great to work with.”

Drew Maiers

November 26, 2013

Ralston said, “My favorite part of Stillwater has been the people, students and the staff. They have been great to work with.” As the busy days at Stillwater Area High School draw onwards many of the staff are working earnestly and busily. Sometimes recognition for the exceptional is in order, f...

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