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Recent Trump investigation raises many questions

Recent Trump investigation raises many questions

AnnaMarie Born, Business Editor

March 29, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Ever since the 2016 election, there have been allegations against Trump that he had communications with Russia. There have been several investigations, however, Mueller started up the biggest investigation yet. He had been looking into the efforts of Russia during the campaign. The investigation is...

Trump’s negotiations during second summit – pointless

Trump’s negotiations during second summit – pointless

Issy Boegel, Copy Editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The first U.S. and North Korean summit left tensions between the U.S. and North Korea looking more positive than the country has ever seen, or so we thought. On Feb. 28, President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un held a second summit in Hanoi, Vietnam. Trump met with Jong Un to discuss the disarmament...

President intends to build a wall, a wise move

President intends to build a wall, a wise move

Cady Solberg, SNO and Social Media Editor

February 16, 2019


Filed under Editorial

President Donald Trump has been fighting for a border wall between the United States and Mexico since he became president back in 2016. He wants the wall to stop illegal immigration and drug trafficking in the United States. The president is trying to do what he believes is the best although as a citiz...

Trump recieves historically low approval rating

Trump recieves historically low approval rating

AJ Gunderson, Podcast Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

President Trump was responsible for the 35-day government shutdown this past January and it did not help his overall approval rating, according to the polls. Trump’s approval rating had already been trending in this direction and the government shutdown only magnified people’s disapproval. The people’s ...

Citizens should have respectful response to George H.W. Bush’s death

Citizens should have respectful response to George H.W. Bush’s death

Emma Stansbury, Distrubtion Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A person grieves and responds to death in different ways, but is there a correct way to respond to the death of a prominent figure? George H.W. Bush died on Nov. 30, 2018, and served the United States from 1942-1945. Many people including Donald and Melania Trump, Obama, and Al Gore, along with various n...

Grading policies varies, consistency encouraged

Grading policies varies, consistency encouraged

Ashlynn O'Connor, Social Media Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The hot topic that is lingering throughout the schools hallway is the grading system. The grading system is not a gentle subject because of the fact that there are so many different opinions. The middle schools grading system is the 80 percent summative, 20 percent formative rule all around. The m...

Cross country runners go extra mile

Cross country runners go extra mile

Ben Wrightsman, Video Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

Thirty-five years ago, in 1983, a major player in the school's athletic history was just beginning his journey in leading the Ponies in running the distance; boys cross country. Since then, it would be hard to tabulate exactly how many miles this team has cumulatively run over the years, but they have...

Pollution impacts drinking water in Washington County

Pollution impacts drinking water in Washington County

Ben Jacobs, Podcast Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, In-Depth

The Stillwater community is affected by water pollution, as is any populated area. Large corporations such as 3M have had effects on the local environment and contributed to the pollution of water sources around Stillwater. Chemicals were dumped by 3M legally in the 1970s and since then have s...

FLEX Time utilizes new FlexiSCHED software

FLEX Time utilizes new FlexiSCHED software

Gavan Townsend, Camera Editor

September 15, 2018


Filed under News

The administration has changed the way FLEX Time works in their recent iteration that is going to take place during the 18-19 school year. Students, teachers and staff have wanted these changes to occur since last school year ended, but some are still skeptical as to whether or not they will be exceptional...

Coach Scott Christensen recognized by MSHSL

Coach Scott Christensen recognized by MSHSL

Levi Gregg, Copy Editor

September 30, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Coach Scott Christensen’s dedication to Stillwater’s runners finally paid  off when he was inducted into the MSHSL Track hall of Fame. After coaching 73 track and cross country teams, training 4 runners who have broken 4 minutes in the mile, and winning 8 state titles, Christensen was inducted into the Tr...

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