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Feminism Club creating change for better

The Feminism Club members met on Feb 6 to make signs to put up around the high school to spread awareness and hopefully inspire a few people to join.

Alex Ehde, Social Media Reporter

February 13, 2017

r The newest club at the SAHS, the Feminism Club, is raising awareness for women's rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and minority interests around the community. The club has been recently started by Erica Lemke, Madison Fulin and Maddy Baker. The meetings take place in US history teacher Matt Kiedro...

Political women have positive and powerful impact


Hailey Willius, Online Editor

February 13, 2017

Ilhan Omar, a newly elected Minnesota House Representative said, “No matter how many times we are assisting others to make decisions for us, we need to be the ones at that table. I want my voice there because my voice is the voice of so many people.” The rise of women in politics has had an extremely positi...

Women’s March, impactful on society

Women's March, impactful on society

McKenna Wohlers, Social Media Reporter

February 10, 2017

On Jan. 21 over 5 million people around the world and 1 million in Washington D.C. alone marched for women's rights. The march included men, women, dads, moms, children, families and friends all coming together to march, speak and protest for the rights of women. It all began with the first protest in Washington D.C., called the Wome...

Sexism and censorship unfortunately alive and well

Sexism and censorship unfortunately alive and well

Abby Banks, Layout Editor

November 15, 2016

A girl in LA has been told by her art teacher to cover up nudity in her art project after a parent night at the school where a mother complained about the project being “pornographic.” The project was only painted over, but the student used the change as a platform to advocate against censo...

‘Pink tax’ causes high female product prices

Most women enjoy taking care of their hygiene. Well, aside from the morning makeup routine and the extra half hour it takes for them to get their hair to cooperate on a good day. Nonetheless, it’s not surprising that there is a bulky selection of products to choose from when it comes to feminine products. What if a feminine product was compared to masculine one? Side by side the product itself is the same style and brand. The ingredients used to make the products are even the same. The main difference is the women’s product is packaged in bright pink, while the men’s product is a dull grey. That, and the barely noticable difference that the product in pink costs more than the product in grey, even though the products are nearly identical.

Brianna Halverson, Social Media Reporter

March 15, 2016

Men get one-to-two aisles to themselves in the body care section of any retail store. Women, on the other hand, can have ten or more aisles designated to female products. The shelves are laid with different smelling shampoos and hair-care products that are meticulously grouped with a tag on every...

Exploring Social Justice in our community

A total of 51 arrests were made at the rally. Everyone was booked and released after the demonstration.

Jordan Fulin, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2015

Social justice refers to the concept of equal opportunity and freedom to pursue, acquire and cease sources of education, income and wealth, and the bases of self-respect and relationship according to ability, compatibility and effort with willingness of able members of the community to help the ...

Famous author writes new book, ‘Glory O’Brien’s History of The Future’

Famous author writes new book, 'Glory O'Brien's History of The Future'

Kyah LaBancz, Online A&E Editor

December 4, 2014

The main character, Glory O'Brien, is able to see both the past and the future, caused by drinking the remains of a petrified bat she and her friend, Ellie, found on Ellie's property. "So we drank it - the two of us. Ellie drank it first and acted like it tasted good. I followed. And it wasn't half...

Trembling voice proclaims strong message

Trembling voice proclaims strong message

Lucy Langmack, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2014

In an unintentional continuation of the Harry Potter movie series, the young actress of Hermione Granger passed on her wisdom to a room full of ambassadors in the United Nations New York headquarters on Sept. 20. At a young age, Emma Watson declared herself a feminist and has been working as a U.N. ...

Students hold gender equality meeting

Students gather at Stillwater Area High School to discuss gender equality. They proposed actions that can be taken at the school and in the Stillwater area.

Cora Sutherland

April 16, 2014

In the beginning of March, students led a meeting to discuss gender equality through Stillwater Area High School. Student leaders along with staff members were present at the meeting to either show their support for the cause or become more informed. Senior Sofia Logan helped organize the meeting ...

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