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Morgan Grim wins $10,000 art scholarship

Senior Morgan Grim is exited by receiving a $10,000 art scholarship from Bergen Scholarship, for her photography skills.

Ashlynn O'Connor, Social Media Editor

May 9, 2019

Well-rounded senior Morgan Grim grew up with a love of art. Just about a month ago, Grim was surprised with a $10,000 art scholarship from Berggren Scholarships. With the scholarship she will attend the University of Minnesota Duluth where she will continue making art. Grim grew up creating her own art. She s...

Bohacek expresses passion for photography

Carl Bohacek has a love for photography, but a different kind of perspective than most are used to. Bohacek takes pictures on a remote control drone with a camera. This gives a bird’s eye point of view. The drone gives a new perspective than what is typically seen. “I love drone photography because it gives me the opportunity to get perspectives that no one else can get,” Bohacek states. Bohacek even gets offered money for his photos in print. Bohacek has a passion for photography and expresses it through drone photography.

Luke Higgins, Distribution Reporter

December 4, 2017

Senior Carl Bohacek has a passion for taking interesting shots with his camera drone. He takes both handheld and aerial photos. He mainly works solo, but sometimes works with friends who are also into photography. His passion for photography is truly something to see. Bohacek said he's been into p...

Photojournalism: vital form of news

“Photojournalism is a category of photography for news, and it’s where maybe the news journalists go to a certain part of a country as part of the story that they’re trying to find,” Photography teacher Christina Weese says.

Aaron Yang, Social Media Reporter

May 6, 2017

Every newspaper, article, or any type of stories you see with an image in the front, always has a meaning behind it. The definition of what the photo represents is called photojournalism. Photojournalism helps readers connect the photo to the story, and plays a big part in helping readers become more en...

Cook wins Scholastic Art’s Gold Key award

In March, Cook was selected as a finalist in the Photographer’s Forum 36th Annual College and High School Photography contest,“They emailed me saying that I had made it into the finals and later sent me a sort of confirmation letter, and I was so excited,” Cook says. Photo by Dylan Cook.

Aaron Yang, Social Media Reporter

February 15, 2017

KHave you ever come to wonder how photographs become so full of details, and each one of the photos has to mean? Senior Dylan Cook is a very young and aspiring photographer. Not only does Cook excel in photography, but he also has won a Scholastic Art's gold key award. With Cook's talent, he is aspiring to become a better photographer. Expecta...

Jack Lange’s photography progresses with age

Photo by Jack Lange. Junior and photographer Jack Lange enjoys photographing what he sees in his regular life. This photo, taken in July of 2015, is captioned on Lange’s Instagram account with “North Shore - featuring crabby forest ranger.”

Anna Koenning, Copy Editor

November 15, 2016

Plenty of people consider photography to be a hobby, but not many possess a passion or dexterity quite like junior Jack Lange does. His Instagram account made specifically for photography, called jtnovo, attracts hundreds with his keen eye for that perfect shot. Since beginning the account in Feb. 2014,...

Alum Fredrick strives for success with photography

Photo by Nick Fredrick Photography 
Nick Fredrick is a Stillwater graduate who aims to have his own photography business. He wants to photograph seniors and families, but is interested in magazine photography. Nick’s cousin, Megan Ellison says, “In five years, I can see Nick having his own studio and taking professional 
shots for families, seniors, and events. I can imagine him at the same time having a career at a magazine company! He would be amazing as a fashion photographer.”

Kleio Vrohidis, Online Editor

November 6, 2016

  'Click, click' he smiles after looking at the camera and realizing he captured the perfect shot. Nothing feels better than finally receiving the exact shot he had imagined in his head. Alumni Nick Fredrick graduated from SAHS in 2015, and since then he has been working to grow his career as a ph...

Cook catches judges eye

In March, Cook was selected as a finalist in the Photographer’s Forum 36th Annual College and High School Photography contest,“They emailed me saying that I had made it into the finals and later sent me a sort of confirmation letter, and I was so excited,” Cook says. Photo by Dylan Cook.

Hannah Drake, Layout Editor

April 28, 2016

Photography is more than just taking pictures of things that are considered beautiful. To junior Dylan Cook, it is about having the ability to capture a compelling moment in time and because of this, Cook has been selected as a finalist in the Photographer’s Forum 36th Annual College and High Sch...

Nisi deals with newly enlarged class sizes

Joe Rice, Team Lead Editor

November 11, 2014

Clay and photography teacher Carey Nisi is one the many teachers dealing with larger than average class sizes this year. Nisi has been teaching for over 15 years and she says that this year's class sizes are some of the largest she has seen thus far. With the help of her fellow art teaching colleagues,...

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