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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...

Self care combats S.A.D.

Junior Carly Young listens to music while trying to stay positive during the depressing winter season.
Claire Anderson, Field Reporter February 9, 2019

"Lethargic," "lack of motivation" and a "sense of hopelessness," are the words Social Studies and Psychology teacher Roger Stippel used to explain Seasonal Affective Disorder. Seasonal Affective...

Death penalty for cop murderers unjustified

Death penalty for cop murderers unjustified
Issy Boegel, Copy Editor December 20, 2018

  The United States grants certain criminals with a death sentence everyday. President Donald Trump mentioned in his 2016 election that he would sign a executive order forcing those convicted...

Roger Stippel retires after 34 years

Roger Stippel has been a member of the Stillwater community for 20 years. Stippel will be retiring at the end of the first semester after 34 years of teaching and coaching. He is planning on running for public office in Wisconsin after retiring.
Catherine Monty, Distribution Reporter November 20, 2018

AP Government and Politics teacher Roger Stippel is finishing up his last semester of teaching. The 2018-2019 school year marks Stippel's 34th and last year of teaching. At the start of the second...

Michael Wilhelmi energizes Young Democrats group

Young Democrats meet weekly on Wednesday mornings to discuss current events and political issues. Michael Wilhelmi came to speak to the Young Democrats on the morning of Oct. 10 to influence the Young Democrats to get involved and help out the Tim Walz Campaign.
Martin Kurle, Podcast Reporter November 4, 2018

With the election for governor of Minnesota right around the corner, it is important that each candidate gets all the votes he can. Michael Wilhelmi came to speak to the Young Democrats on the morning...

EIC Column: marching makes a major difference

EIC Column: marching makes a major difference
Ellie Faeth, Print Editor-in-Chief March 16, 2018

Dating all the way back to 1941, marching in protests on the streets of Washington D.C. (among many other state capitols) have become highly publicized, popular events, especially in recent years. These...

Politicians battle for stronger healthcare bill

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Grant Hietpas, Camera Editor October 20, 2017

With the failure of the Graham Cassidy Bill, many are wondering what comes next in the debate surrounding government provided healthcare.  It is extremely important to understand this debate if America...

Thought Exchange results show district strengths, concerns

Thought Exchange results show district strengths, concerns
Ellie Faeth, Layout Editor February 15, 2017

Powered by Thought Exchange, the Stillwater School District created the Join the Conversation engagement process to allow students, families, community and district members to get involved in voicing...

Clown sighting trend spreads fear across Minnesota

Clown sighting trend spreads fear across Minnesota
Andria Barrett, Photographer November 4, 2016

  Clown sightings have been the new craze all across America in the past couple of weeks. There have been arrests, threats, schools have shut down and fear has spread everywhere. Should we...

Sustainable Energy Club emphasize conservation

Senior Josiah Gregg is very keen on letting as many people know about what is going on with renewable energy. He knows that it is advancing every day and is hoping it will not slow down.
Joslyn Reiche, Fashion Blog Editor January 14, 2016

In a world that uses mostly coal and other nonrenewable energies, for power, there are people and companies that are wanting to change that. Sustainable energy is renewable and clean for the environment....

Third political party possible for next election

Third political party possible for next election
Shenyn Gale, Photographer January 14, 2016

More is always better in politics When thinking about politics, some would think of the two major parties, the Democratic and Republican party. Not many think about a third party and few know of...

Gender neutral bathrooms, next step in transgender equality

Senior Mary Norkol enters a male oriented bathroom in a Caribou Coffee.
Joe Rice, Print Editor-in-Chief October 15, 2015

Transgender equality has become a vocal debate in the recent months, and what seemed to be a far off issue is starting to creep closer to home. With former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner changing his name...

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