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Retired educators hold first ever Sweetheart Ball for school safety

Retired educators hold first ever Sweetheart Ball for school safety

Hannah Sween, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 16, 2019


Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows

The jazzy richness of a saxophone filled The Grand as a brother and sister danced together in a giggly, bumbling embrace. Parents, the jazz band, and attending adults looked on with cameras and smiles as the pair stumbled about. The children were some of the youngest members in attendance at th...

Patterson shows musical talent in many areas

Patterson shows musical talent in many areas

Ben Wrightsman, Video Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under Features

As students pass through their educational path, many tried wide variety of musical instruments. Maybe it is a trumpet, a guitar, or a pair of drumsticks. Music is one of the shining stars of the Stillwater Area High School curriculum. Throughout the years, the Stillwater music community continu...

Kaleidoscope concert finds new lens

Kaleidoscope concert finds new lens

Elsa Persson, Online Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Arts, Student Life

A classic band tradition comes back to the stage this year, bringing even more challenges to the students performing than past years. Though they pour in their hardest work, they strive to uphold a lighthearted theme: joy. The Kaleidoscope concert is an annual fall concert that features all curri...

Musical ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ features new talent

Musical ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ features new talent

Madison Weispfenning, Editorial Cartoonist

April 6, 2018


Filed under Arts, Featured Videos, Local Arts

The theater department is hard at work preparing for the spring musical "Bye Bye Birdie". Originally performed as a Broadway show called “Let’s Go Steady” in 1960, “Bye Bye Birdie” eventually became a musical movie known for their Elvis-based character Conrad Birdie. Bye Bye Birdie...

Krahn steals the show in spring musical

Krahn steals the show in spring musical

Ben Valerius, Announcements Editor

February 18, 2018


Filed under Featured Videos, In-Depth, Showcase

  Towering at 6’2 and regularly found dressed for success, Isaac Krahn is no ordinary senior. A student and cross country runner by day and now a rockstar by night, he recently was cast in the SAHS spring musical “Bye Bye Birdie,” playing the title character, Conrad Birdie. Usually found running...

Band department haunts ELC

Band department haunts ELC

Rose Junko, Business Editor

October 27, 2017


Filed under Alternative Copy Stories

On October 28, The band department hosts its annual Haunted ELC, were they turn the ELC into a haunted house and scare the guests in costume. The band charges for admission which they use for new instruments, traveling and repairs. This is one of the programs most popular and successful fundraisers of...

Administrators update cell phone regulation policy

Administrators update cell phone regulation policy

Levi Gregg, Copy Editor

October 21, 2017


Filed under News

High school administrators enacted the updated cell phone policy to formally differentiate cell phones from "nuisance items"; however, stricter guidelines raise concern in some teachers over the potential banning of cell phones from the high school. This fall, the high school implemented the first stand...

Effects of construction felt around building, many eager for completion

Effects of construction felt around building, many eager for completion

Anna Koenning, Copy Editor

October 25, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

The clangs and clanks of construction ring through school daily, but the effects of construction on people are more than just a headache. Though teachers encounter roadblocks like disruptions to the classroom and flooding, they ultimately anticipate the finished building eagerly. Since passing the...

Music festivals display unique fashion

Music festivals display unique fashion

Kai Knudson, Copy Editor

April 28, 2016


Filed under Photo Slide Shows

Music, as a highly-expressive art form, tends to bring out a certain artsy atmosphere and personality to those around it, for the performers as well as the audience. Festivals tend to be places of new and interesting fashion choices. These dress choices represent what people listen to and where th...

New teacher puts on spring band concert

New teacher puts on spring band concert

Andrew Wiegel, Photographer

April 5, 2016


Filed under Photo Slide Shows

As you walk into a Varsity Band practice, you hear the tubas, trumpets, and French horns, among the other instruments. The band members are practicing for their annual spring concert, which will be held on March 17, in the auditorium. This year's spring concert will be special, because it is t...

First Annual Elementary Band Festival

First Annual Elementary Band Festival

Megan Brandt, Social Media Reporter

November 20, 2015


Filed under Arts

The first annual elementary band festival went off with a blast on Monday, Nov 9 in the Stillwater Area High School gym. "I am excited to perform, and I hope all the kids are excited too," senior Claire Weber said. Stillwater Wind Symphony students began setting up the event at 2:30. The sixth g...

Concert Wind Symphony haunts the ELC

Concert Wind Symphony haunts the ELC

Taylor Johnston, Social Media Editor

October 28, 2015


Filed under Arts, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows

Concert Wind Symphony is hosting a haunted maze in the ELC on Oct. 30 from 5 p.m to 10 p.m. Tickets will be $5 for kids and $7 for adults. They are hosting this haunted maze in hopes to raise enough money for each student so they are able to go on a trip to Washington D.C. On April 31 Concert Wind...

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