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Spanish immersion promotes cultural understanding and development

Lake Elmo elementary kindergarten students enrolled in the Amigos Unidos program work on a project. Students spend the majority of the school day learning in Spanish rather than English.

Elsa Persson, Online Editor

April 20, 2019

The school district offers numerous opportunities for elementary students to learn beyond basic curriculum. A unique program offered for early learning is Spanish immersion. Not only does learning a second language in elementary school give kids learning skills to carry throughout their lives, but it...

Teachers and staff help those effected by Seasonal Affective Disorder

Many doctors recommend that people with SAD get outside in the mornings. There are four student centers where counselors are available.

Megan Baxter, Photography Editor

February 16, 2019

Grades dropping, rare socialization and zero concentration. Already diagnosed with depression, junior Grace Murphy notices that things get a lot worse around winter time. "My teachers are really great and understanding," Murphy said. "One time when I missed five days of school leading up to break...

Women running in a man’s presidential race, more challenging

Senator Amy Klobuchar announced her 2020 presidential candidacy. In Minneapolis, Minn. Klobuchar gathered in a snowy field amongst democratic supporters to announce her long awaited news.

Rosie Nichols, Layout Editor

February 12, 2019

Since the beginning of politics, it has been a man's world. No women allowed to stand up for their opinion, express their concerns or revolt against oppression. The exclusive presence of men in the White House used to wash away the hope for women in search of a career in politics. Excitingly enoug...

‘Conversations with a Killer: the Ted Bundy Tapes’ excites true crime fans

Kyra O'Loughlin, Layout Editor

January 31, 2019

"Maybe don't watch it alone," warned Netflix to its viewers. Netflix released "Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes" on Jan. 24. The series depicts the victims, conviction and execution of infamous serial killer Ted Bundy-based on his own words. The docuseries began streaming 30 years to the day when Bundy was executed. Since its release, the ...

Da Vinci Fest blends artistic passions in community

The Da Vinci Fest features drawings. Both the picture on the left, by junior Jordan Schmidt, and the picture on the right, by junior Lily Cichon, were submitted in the 2018 Da Vinci Fest. Both done in charcoal, Schmidt's piece is a portrait of sophomore Abbie Garness, and Cichon's piece portrays her parents.

Elsa Persson, Online Editor

January 12, 2019

One of the community's most special showcases of talent is coming around once again. This festival displays incredible art and science projects made by students in the Stillwater district, for which participants strive to win the competition. The Da Vinci Fest is an annual tradition in the Stillwater...

Changes to popular music over time

Alternative copy by Noah Schoolman

Noah Schoolman, Copy Editor

February 26, 2018

Popular music is ever changing throughout the years. Like a river, it ebbs and flows, always in motion. Most people have a personal favorite era of music. It is very interesting to see how music has changed over the years and what a couple students think are the best time periods for pop music. ...

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