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BIZAA club helps children thousands of miles away

BIZAA club helps children thousands of miles away

Ava Hoelzel, Photographer Editor

September 29, 2019

 “And I think that it’s a great cause. And something we all should be trying to help,” junior Brynn Wurgler said.   BIZAA club raises money for kids in Nigeria, who are in need of an education. Spanish teacher Kirsten Carter runs the club with help from students. These people look forw...

Staff couples share a glimpse into their lives

Staff couples share a glimpse into their lives

Claire Anderson, Field Reporter

February 14, 2019

Amanda Banick, math teacher and girls swim and dive coach, worked at the White Bear Lake ALC. The security guard at the school consistently offered her his son's phone number. She felt it was a little out of the ordinary. After many failed attempts, a secretary convinced her and she gave Amanda's numbe...

Fundraising for fundamentals teaches skills for life

Fundraising for fundamentals teaches skills for life

Issy Boegel, Copy Editor

December 15, 2018

From gift wrap paper to Girl Scout cookies, kids are subjected to tremendous amounts of fundraising. As children, they were lured in by knowing they could win different toys depending on how much they sold for their school or given a badge for their hard work walking around the blocks. Kids asked their...

BIZAA changes lives from Stillwater to Nigeria

BIZAA changes lives from Stillwater to Nigeria

Emma Sneden, Business Editor

November 5, 2018

BIZAA, Basic Institute for Zonal African Advancement, is a nonprofit organization that attempts to stop child labor, human trafficking and domestic servitude, along with providing education by working with micro-grant programs. BIZAA club works with students to create change in Nigeria. They spon...

Small gesture creates chain reaction with Dollars for Dreams

Small gesture creates chain reaction with Dollars for Dreams

Annika Brown, Business Editor

November 2, 2018

Students are making a big difference in the world for a small cost. Since 2016, Dollars for Dreams has been loaning money to people in developing countries who live in poverty. The club is run by Spanish teacher Kirsten Carter, in room E133. Every first and third Monday of the month, the club...

Spanish students journey to Central America

Spanish students journey to Central America

Megan McGuire, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 11, 2016

A select group of Spanish students will say "adios" to Stillwater and travel to Guatemala and Belize this summer. From June 6 to June 16, 72 students will have the opportunity to explore Spanish speaking culture, further their language knowledge and gainn experiences of a lifetime. Students...

Howlett returns with open arms

Howlett returns with open arms

Nick Carlson, Read and Watch Field Reporter

October 28, 2015

Last year, Stillwater Area High School's Assistant Principal, Bill Howlett received the news that he had cancer and had to step down from his position. While the fight is still enduring, Howlett has decided to return to  once again to lend assistance and guidance to the students and staff in the b...

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