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Math MCA scores decline over past years

Students review their Precalculus unit test by going over frequently missed questions with math teacher Sara Biermaier during class time. MCA tests should be treated in the same respect, where teachers encourage studying by reviewing material with students.

Elle Guggenberger, Graphics Editor

November 25, 2019

Just weeks ago, many students received their previous year’s MCA results. The MCAs are a state assessment which helps to measure how well students are performing relative to the state’s academic standards for college and career readiness. The MCA test consists of three sections: math, reading and s...

New security has students wondering what is best

Door 49W has a new alarm system, making our security officers job easier. The new alarm is to help prevent students from going out the door when they should be using the main doors.

Brianne Johnson, Layout Editor

October 29, 2019

You can often find them monitoring the halls. Checking hall passes and bathrooms making sure students are where they are supposed to be. The security team consists of four security guards. These guards work for Per Mar security services; the school hires these officers to follow a daily schedule put...

Back to school PSA shows new reality of going to school

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Mia Lucido, Distribution Editor

October 1, 2019

Gun violence, especially in schools, is a prevalent topic in today’s society. The Sandy Hook Promise Organization put out a video PSA entitled “Back to School Essentials” urging viewers to know the signs to help end gun violence. The video shows students using school supplies to protect and save themselves in a scho...

Administration implements new changes to high school parking lot

Parking lot barriers restrict access to road crossing. These barriers are intended to allow vehicles to pass easily without fear of students crossing outside the crosswalk.

Gunnar Johnson, Copy Editor

September 30, 2019

Stillwater Area High School modified its parking lot this year to better traffic flow in and out of the school parking lot. By modifying this, students are getting out of the parking lot later, but parents benefit from the development of the new drop off zone. SAHS had an independent company come out to ...

Hoodies spark dress code controversy, policy necessary

The district wide dress code sets the standards for a safe learning environment for all. This year, a new policy regarding hoodies was put in place.

Amy McElin, Online Editor

December 14, 2018

The absence of a hood or cap is often expected in public settings as a sign of respect. The topic of allowing teens to cover their head during school hours is an argument that has lasted for years. Recently, schools across the country have been making strides to work with students and create an acce...

SAHS voted 21st safest school in the metro area

With constant eyes on the doors at the five entrances  SAHS, administration can detect if a crisis will be present. These staff members keep the students safe and protected from potential harm.

Joseph Devins, Field Reporter

December 7, 2018

Stillwater Area High School has been awarded with the 21st safest school in the Twin cities Metro Area. Assistant Principal Shelly Phernetton and Police Liaison Officer Lindsey Paradise have been taking necessary precautions to keep students safe. After countless tragedies, SAHS has decided to add mor...

Tiered parking permits provide financial options

A typical morning in the parking lot.

Annamarie Born, Buisness Editor

September 7, 2018

The parking system has made changes. There now are three lots, hanging permits and new prices. Changes are continuing as the years progress to make the parking system the best it can be. These changes are good alternatives to the parking lot. The changes to the parking lot have benefited the students....

Safety regulations called into question after Parkland shooting

Safety regulations called into question after Parkland shooting

Hannah Sween, Layout Editor

March 15, 2018

Less than a week after a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. resulted in the deaths of 17 people, Stillwater Area High School held an emergency lockdown drill. During this lockdown, many students questioned just how prepared the school was for emergency situations su...

Parking lot barriers changed to improve safety

Alternative Copy Story by Mya Lysne

Andrew Phan, Photography Editor

December 27, 2017

The safety of students has always been administration’s number one priority. Stillwater Area High School started its attempt on increasing safety by rearranging the parking configuration for the safety of students, because many students are in a rush to leave school. This winter, with many fresh...

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