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Mayes addresses cultural issues to build brighter community

Dr. Keith Mayes presents to Seniors March 2 in the auditorium. In his presentation, Mayes addresses the importance of respecting diversity in the community and eliminating microaggressions.

Sandy Liu, Distribution Reporter

March 4, 2020

Spreading awareness of racial issues and disparities, closing the achievement gap and ending toxic climates in communities. These are the goals of Dr. Keith Mayes, Professor of African American and African Studies at the University of Minnesota. Mayes has a message, and he came to the high school Marc...

Black History Month represents growing community for students of color

Senior and Black Student Union Co-President Misikir Kebede introduces herself during the first Black History Month event, a Girls of Color panel focusing on the intersection of race and gender.

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 23, 2019

Black History Month saw different events celebrating the cultures of students of color. Via panels, showcases, dancing and culturally significant music played during passing time, Black Student Union and Student Council worked together to host events throughout February. Black Student Union is entering its second year and increasing ...

Fatima Menawa defines character with standout essay

Reprited with permission from Stillwater Area High School

Jesse Brown, Distribution Reporter

December 22, 2017

Martin Luther King once wrote: “Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.” This fall BestPrep hosted an essay competition for over 400 students. Students had to write an essay on the quote above and on two questions about character that were given to them by BestPrep. The two que...

Immigrants bring new ideas to community

Immigrants bring new ideas to community

Catherine Eliasen, Online Editor

September 28, 2016

In recent politics, immigrants have been treated with hostility,  but a lack of diversity could be damaging students. In a state known for its inclusiveness, Minnesota stands out for its cultural sameness. The stigma and lack of knowledge about immigrants could be a negative thing for Stillwater students. Follo...

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