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Female stereotypes overlooked in high school

Engaging in conversation during Journalism class, seniors Alayna Christian and Sophie Watkins discuss the different stereotypes associated with high school girls on Feb. 11.

Paige Sanders, Photography Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2020

High school is more than text books and balancing several classes at once. It is an exciting time for teenagers to expand their knowledge, grow as a person, and begin to discover who they are and their passions. However, being a girl in high school involves undergoing the stress of trying to fit in and...

French V transitions from AP to CIS

French teacher Jackie Parr's classroom is decorated from floor to ceiling with flags, posters and other items that clearly display her love of the language. Her lively way of teaching and caring attitude towards students allow them to share her same passion and recognize the benefits of pursuing the education another language.

Elle Guggenberger, Graphics Editor

February 10, 2020

Advanced placement (AP) classes are college-level courses students can take to earn college credits while in high school. College in the Schools (CIS) is a program run by the University of Minnesota which offers similar benefits. In the school year of 2020-21, AP French V will be transitioning from an...

Pony Possibilities Night welcomes in-coming ninth graders

The 2018-19 Pony Possibility Night Tag-a-long allows students to write out their course plan prior to registration. The packet provides information on every class offered.

Dylan Stormoen, Copy Editor

January 15, 2019

With the conclusion of the first semester, the 2019-2020 school year is becoming a topic of discussion. As class registration is coming up, current eighth graders have the opportunity to get an in-depth look at classes a little early. Pony Possibilities Night is a time for students, as well as parents, to l...

Mental health issues rise in teens

Sophmores Emma Villarreal and Camryn Hartwig study for a chemistry test. They stay after school for extra help for multiple classes to understand their  work to their best ability.

Maria Supan, Business Editor

January 5, 2019

Throughout the teen population, mental health has become a worldwide problem. Anxiety and stress can affect a teenager's daily lives, relationships with others and above all, physical health. An increasing number of teenagers walk around with a mental illness, and is undiagnosed. The rise of teen and young adults poor psychological well-being has increased dramatically throughou...

Safety regulations called into question after Parkland shooting

Safety regulations called into question after Parkland shooting

Hannah Sween, Layout Editor

March 15, 2018

Less than a week after a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. resulted in the deaths of 17 people, Stillwater Area High School held an emergency lockdown drill. During this lockdown, many students questioned just how prepared the school was for emergency situations su...

ACT prep classes beneficial

ACT prep classes beneficial

Cassie Hansen, Photographer

November 18, 2015

Crucial to college acceptance is the score from a college entrance exam. The ACT or SAT are the two options for students, with the ACT having some 1.6 million students take it each year. Both tests are aimed at determining college readiness. The importance of their results is known by student...

Racial comedies giving off wrong message about ‘comedy’

Racial comedies giving off wrong message about 'comedy'

Oliver Parker, Online Editor

February 26, 2015

Riots and protests have swarmed across our country stemming from racial tension, so why are networks making TV shows that focus on race? The newly released racial comedies of Fresh Off the Boat and Blackish are giving off the wrong message about comedy. Discriminating against others is a constant p...

Liz Nelson, helping students for plan for future

Photo by Mackenzie Bottolfson</strong><br />One of Ms. Nelson's main jobs is to assist students in registering for the upcoming school year.

Clay Knoll, Distribution Reporter

February 23, 2015

Counselors play an important role in students lives. From helping with social issues to scholarships applications, they do everything. High school counselor Liz Nelson has been a counselor at the high school since 2006 and has done it all. When Nelson joined Stillwater Area High School in 2006...

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