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Becky Mazzara returns after updating her license

ASL teacher Becky Mazzara is back teaching after a license issue. She is very excited to be back doing what she loves, teaching ASL to students.

Brianne Johnson, Layout Editor

December 18, 2019

ASL teacher Becky Mazzara has returned to teaching. In August, Mazzara found out she would not teach this year unless her license was up to state standards. Mazzara spent the last few months working on her state teaching portfolio, so she could return to what she loves most, teaching. "When she found...

Principal showcases student leaders

Freshmen Maura Christianson, Lauren Cuta, amd Edy McCurrie are shown socializing by the Student Leadership Board in the main rotunda during homecoming week.

William Raymond, Podcast Reporter

September 23, 2019

The school built a new installation showcasing student leaders in the downstairs main rotunda. This new installation brings an updated and refreshing look to the rotunda while also highlighting students leaders recognized for leadership in academics to our democratic elected representatives in Student Council. Over the course of the last four mon...

Student performers look forward to spring coffee house

Sophomore Hannah Dettmann practices her musical selection she has prepared for coffee house.

Annika Brown, Business Editor

May 10, 2019

Coffee House is one of the most popular school events held all year. Students audition for the show put on by National Honors Society (NHS), and share their talents with their peers and the community. Spring coffee House will take place May third in the auditorium. Opposed to Battle of the Bands, Co...

Coffee House kicks off winter break

A glance from the audience as a performance occurred at the Winter Coffee House on Dec. 21. This was during the second show of the night at SAHS.

Marie Lecuyer, Copy Editor

January 1, 2019

Talented students and teachers participated in this year's winter Coffee House run by the National Honor Society. The show took place on Dec. 21 in the theater. Before being able to perform at Coffee House, students went through auditions where multiple judges critiqued their act. The judges then picked...

Winter Coffeehouse returns in December

Senior Ben Valerius rehearses in preparation for his Coffeehouse audition. He plans on auditioning with

Elsa Persson, Online Editor

November 26, 2018

A classic tradition returns to the stage this year with the annual National Honor Society (NHS) Coffeehouse concert. Student musicians look forward to this opportunity to showcase their talent, while anticipating audience members await the laid-back environment of this popular event. A favorite amon...

National Honor Society food drive gives back to community

National Honor Society students help transport the food from a first hour class. They put the food near a door so it can be brought to Valley Outreach for families on Nov. 21.

AnnaMarie Born, Buisness Editor

November 20, 2018

The National Honor Society has teamed up with Valley Outreach during the Thanksgiving, the season for giving back. Starting Nov. 12, students are bringing in food to their first hour. All of the food is being brought to the Valley Outreach food shelf Nov. 21 and is being given to families that cannot...

Small gesture creates chain reaction with Dollars for Dreams

Spanish teacher Kirsten Carter and senior Peyton Classon browse Kiva for loan recipients.

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...

NHS members plan fall blood drive

SNHS Students talking about the blood drive and other related events.

Michael O'Gorman, Business Editor

September 20, 2018

One pint of blood can save up to a potential of three people.  That is why giving blood at blood drives are a great way to help strangers and local community members save lives. The Stillwater National Honor Society Blood Drive will occur on Oct. 5 and is a great opportunity to do something for others.  For the most part,...

Spring NHS coffeehouse preparing for unique performances

Alternative Copy story by Will Gleason

Emma Lowey, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 2, 2018

As the end of the year approaches, many fun student led events are taking place at the school, including spring Coffeehouse. This year's Coffeehouse is expected to have a vibrant mix of performances and changes that are sure to captivate audiences. National Honor Society hosts the acoustic cha...

NHS puts on a successful winter Coffeehouse

NHS puts on a successful winter Coffeehouse

Lexie Sherrick, Editor-in-chief

December 24, 2014

A glow of a light calmly hits the performers' face as they sing different melodies and tunes. The walls are lined with sparkling snowflake cutouts inside a black room with a large sign above the stage in big letters spelling out “COFFEEHOUSE ‘14” with Christmas lights around it.  Coffeehouse is a performance put on by the Na...

Alm knows no bounds

March 5, 2014

His tall lean figure schlepps through the door, carrying the day's ration of homework, sheet music and the notes from the numerous clubs and organizations he is responsible for. His slow, methodical movements are the only remnants that indicate his lack of sleep. His positive energy brings a unique pre...

Kasak-Saxler considers retirement


Kasak-Saxler entertains her AP French class with her fun loving personality. ““I’ve had all kinds of fun stuff teaching, and going places. Those were sort of the icing on the cake for me. . . I feel really lucky,” said Kasak- Saxler.

Paul Hudachek

January 12, 2014

There is something mystifying about going to a teacher’s home. It is as if that elementary school belief is true, no teacher does anything but teach or goes anywhere but to school. French teacher Mary Ellen Kasak-Saxler, “Madame,” does have a home, though, and it is completely reflective of the ...

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