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Debate team learns about space travel

Debate team learns about space travel

Meg Skaret, Layout Editor

October 19, 2019

The 2019 debate season started with many new debate members on the team. Along with the new novice population in the club, former head coach, English teacher Laura Hammond returns as an assistant coach with English teacher Cory Quick as head coach.  "Having a large novice division of the team ...

Ted Hammond dedicates life to finding truth in JFK assassination

Ted Hammond dedicates life to finding truth in JFK assassination

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

December 22, 2017

"JFK was shot from the front. And I think that the shooters escaped and after John F. Kennedy was killed, the investigation was covered up," Ted Hammond, local JFK researcher, explained. Ted, father of English teacher Laura Hammond, has been working since his college years to find out what truly happened in ...

American English departments lack diversity

American English departments lack diversity

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2017

Amidst heated debates about immigration reform, protests which have somehow made the general populace throw the First Amendment out the window, and hate crime rates skyrocketing, public education coats an underlying element of racism: the canon. As a largely homogenous group of the so-called white male majori...

Quick takes over debate team as head coach

Quick takes over debate team as head coach

Kenzie Coyle, Layout Editor

October 5, 2017

  After six years of being coached by Laura Hammond, the debate team has a new head coach, English teacher Corey Quick. As the debate season begins, the team members are adjusting to the differences between Quick and former head coach, Hammond. While Hammond is still helping out, she ...

Speech heads to State

Speech heads to State

Alex Ehde, Twitter Reporter

March 31, 2017

The Speech team head to state April 21. Speech involves an individual or group of students who are judged against presentation in a round competition.  Only a few students are invited to state every year from each school. Last year, the only student from the school who was invited to state which w...

Debate team finished second in State at the Classic Minnesota Debate Tournament

Debate team finished second in State at the Classic Minnesota Debate Tournament

Press Release by Corey Quick

December 5, 2016

The Stillwater Area High School Classic Debate team, coached by Laura Hammond and Corey Quick, competed in the state tournament Dec. 2-3, at South St. Paul High School.  Students, who came from fifteen schools around the state, debated the topic of increasing US military presence in the South Chin...

Speech team kicks off their season

Speech team kicks off their season

Cole Lebourgeois, Copy Editor

February 9, 2016

Every school has a variety of different and unique clubs and activities that students can choose to participate in.  But not many clubs, if any, allows for someone to speak their mind on what they believe. SAHS offers just that, a speech team, that allows students to express their thoughts and opinions...

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