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Lack of poll accuracy skews predictions for presidency

Lack of poll accuracy skews predictions for presidency

Carl Bohacek, Video Editor

September 25, 2016


Filed under Political Opinion

Clinton has got a huge lead! Trump rebounds! The race tightens! In this election the polls seem to change their mind once a week, but in the long run, these large, corporate media sponsored polls aren't accurate.  It's not because Fox News favors Trump, or CNN favors Clinton, it's because all of these polls are gone about in the...

Bader retires from teaching

Bader retires from teaching

Lauren LeBourgeois, Copy Editor

May 7, 2016


Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows, Read & Watch

Retirement is a major turning point in one’s life. It symbolizes moving on to bigger and greater things and is a time for relaxation or for some, the opposite, such as traveling. For social studies teacher, Nancy Bader, she plans on doing just that. Bader has reached that point in her life and is ready to retire. ...

Recreational Marijuana harmful to Minnesotans

Recreational Marijuana harmful to Minnesotans

Annie Seiler, Online Editor

January 12, 2016


Filed under Editorial

The legalization of  medicinal marijuana is on the rise in the United States, but only three states have legalized it recreationally. In May of 2014, Minnesota legalized marijuana medicinally and many are concerned with where this will lead. With patients able to get marijuana through their doctor...

All-star Ace shares academic success

All-star Ace shares academic success

Governess Simpson, Layout Editor

October 13, 2015


Filed under Multimedia, People, Photo Slide Shows

"Being a good student means you set goals for yourself and you achieve those goals. Studying and having good organization habits will help you get there," senior Ace Oubaha said. On the night of Sept. 21, Oubaha was recognized by the school as a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist. Because ...

District approves facilities bond approval

Hannah Crawford, Online-Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2015


Filed under Local News, News

To create more opportunities for students in Stillwater School District 834, the school board has proposed to build an addition onto the high school.  This will provide more room in the high school for the ninth grade students at Oakland and Stillwater Junior High.  The sixth graders from elementary...

Kaul suffered from a hemorrhaged vocal cord

Kaul suffered from a hemorrhaged vocal cord

Kayley Winkelman, Photographer

October 10, 2014


Filed under Situations

After the frightening thought of starting the 2014 school year without history teacher Mike Kaul, he is expected to make a full recovery after the long year of treatment that is ahead of him.  Last May, Kaul suffered from a hemorrhaged vocal cord. After not improving as expected, he was seen by d...

Stillwater has caught mock trial fever

Stillwater has caught mock trial fever

Annie McHugh

November 22, 2013


Filed under Activities, Home, Local News, News

Competitive mock trials have been growing in popularity in recent years, and this trending competition has finally made its way to Stillwater Area High School. The brand new Stillwater Mock Trial Team is already up and running, and getting ready for their upcoming season. The team was formed because of th...

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