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Stillwater named one of the Top 10 food scenes by ‘USA Today’

Cars and people bustle into Downtown Stillwater’s food scene. Historical buildings are filled with restaurants, boutiques and vintage shops. Downtown Stillwater is the core of the food scene announced by ‘USA Today’.
Jay Lohr, Food Blog Reporter November 30, 2020

Stillwater Minnesota was announced to be one of the top ten small town food scenes by ‘USA Today’ on June 1. Ranked at number five, Stillwater is a historic staple that showcases local flavors by chef-driven...

Jerry Jones returns to lead Concert Orchestra fall quarter

The high school’s Concert Orchestra performed at SEC led by Orchestra Director Jerry Jones. The orchestra performed The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini, Rhosymedre by Vaughan Williams and Firebird by Stravinsky.
Sam Hart, Video Editor November 21, 2020

Jerry Jones returned to his former job as a high school orchestra teacher this fall. Former orchestra teacher  Zach Sawyer and his fiancee decided to move back to Boston to see his family.  “His...

Political clubs help build mutual understanding

Seniors Alex Steil and Natalie Loehr try to bring in students to their voting booth. On Oct. 12 and 13, the Young Democrats and Young Republicans ran a booth in the main rotunda to register seniors that are eligible to vote.
Drew Jurek, Editor-in-Chief November 1, 2020

Three girls were huddled around a large piece of cardstock, joking behind masks as they tried to draw an elephant. Arguments over whether the grand old logos trunk went up or down and which color went...

Attorney General Barr threatens protesters with sedition

Peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters in Los Angeles stand together in the faces of law enforcement. A number of protests have emerged in prominent cities in response to the killing of George Floyd in the summer of 2020.
Lubnag Xiong, Copy Editor October 27, 2020

Even though the majority of the Black Lives Matter movement has proven to be peaceful, United States Attorney General William Barr has considered charging violent protesters with sedition. Barr’s responses...

Administration takes step towards racial justice with Achievement and Integration Plan

Cultural Liaison Cornelius Rish presents a piece as Tom Robinson from 'To Kill a Mockingbird' by Harper Lee in the Main Forum. He presented to a ninth-grade class to help teach the history of race and the significance of slurs used in books.
Cassidy Gilliam, Photography Editor October 27, 2020

In response to students’ push for racial justice, administration implemented their new 2020-2023 Achievement and Integration Plan with five main areas of focus. The first area of focus is student programming,...

The day the music died

Sophomore Katie Liss practices Max Bruch’s “Violin Concerto no. 1.” Concert Orchestra director, Zach Sawyer, due to distance learning constraints, will now have students input their goals for daily practice routine in a virtual practice journal.
Olivia Bystrom, Field Reporter March 26, 2020

Amidst a worldwide health crisis and a quarantined nation, a lot is lost to self isolation. With schools closed and distance learning in place, the arts and music departments are at a standstill. At their...

News sources withhold awareness: immature, unacceptable

Updates are being posted via FOX news, controversially calling the fire strictly caused by humans. The Australian wildfires are currently being covered by both scientifically backed stories and articles based on belief.  These differences in article key ideas is revealed in mainstream news sources, being read and taken in all over the world.
Rosie Nichols, Layout Editor February 24, 2020

The Australian wildfires have taken over and destroyed more than 12.35 million acres of land, killing at least 24 people and destroying more than 2,000 homes. This catastrophic trend of wildfires, bushfires...

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