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Project-based learning benefits students academically

Project-based learning benefits students academically

Megan Karnuth, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2017


Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

Learning is being compromised because high school students care more about their grades than actually learning the material. Students copy assignments to save time and their GPA. High school is the gateway to college and or real world jobs, so it is important to make sure students are absorbing everything...

Immigrants bring new ideas to community

Immigrants bring new ideas to community

Catherine Eliasen, Online Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under Political Opinion

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...

Understanding ideals of presidential candidates

Understanding ideals of presidential candidates

Tiana Meador, Online Editor

March 15, 2016


Filed under Government and Political Opinion, Political Opinion

For the 2016 election, the debate among candidates has come to four frontrunners, each with a stronghold for their ideals. Nationally, Donald Trump is ahead of Ted Cruz for the Republican nomination, and Hillary Clinton is ahead of Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination. Prominent amon...

Staff Editorial: High school needs more preparatory classes

Staff Editorial: High school needs more preparatory classes

December 3, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Staff Editorial

School, a place for learning and growing. It’s a place that should prepare students for real life and get them on the track to success. After 13 years in such an institution, they should be ready to take the next step, they should know the basics to get them where they need to be. However, school a...

Pontrelli and Hill explore schools for National Education Week

Pontrelli and Hill explore schools for National Education Week

Governess Simpson, Layout Editor

November 20, 2015


Filed under Local News, Multimedia, News, Photo Slide Shows

While students strive for academic success, this week, Superintendent Denise Pontrelli and Josiah Hill, English teacher and Union President, will be learning from all the schools in the district. National Education Week was founded by Devin Schain, and its goal is to expand educational endeavors th...

New New York pre-k program has potential

New New York pre-k program has potential

Ryan Longnecker

May 21, 2014


Filed under Editorial

In the United States, the average child starts public schooling at five years old. That is their entrance into kindergarten and a whole new life. They are there to learn all kinds of new, unimaginable things. Things like shapes, colors and numbers. It is also, for most kids, the start of their lives,...

Consequences for violence should be taught in preschool

Consequences for violence should be taught in preschool

Kenzie Monson

November 28, 2013


Filed under Editorial

According to the New York Times, there is a rise of crime among students before the age of 18. Students getting in trouble and getting sent to jail is not a new problem, but it is a concerning issue. It is important to make sure this stops happening by focusing on younger children so when they grow up...

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