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Three school board members exemplify the bystander effect in private Facebook group

The private page is not easily accessible. In order to gain access one has to know someone in the group, request that they allow them to request to join the group and then get accepted. This makes it incredibly difficult to use the conversations in the group as evidence to the public of maltreatment and malice because it is difficult to ascertain in the first place.

Hannah Sween, Print Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2019

There is a secret Facebook group called “Support Our Schools - 834 Unites.” It does not show up on the search page, the only way to gain access is by requesting admission from one of its current members. The group boasts 1,600 plus members including three school board members: Sarah Stivland, Liz We...

District 834 spends $8.8 million on long range facilities renovations

District 834 spends $8.8 million on long range facilities renovations

Christian Anderson, Distribution Reporter

March 31, 2017

  Feb. nine, the district approved the spending of $8.8 million for the renovations of Lake Elmo Elementary, Afton-Lakeland Elementary and Stillwater Junior High School. Among these renovations includes heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC) and special education accommodation...

Writer’s Club encourages student expression through written word

The Stillwater Public Library, established in the first decade of the Twentieth century through a donation from the Steel entrepreneur and millionaire Andrew Carnegie, is a well-suited, literary building to host the Writer’s Club. “Hopefuly we will create the kind of environment where people are really drawn to it and they’re excited to come back,” says Roeschlein.

Kai Knudson, Copy Editor

February 8, 2016

Expression is one of the most basic needs for a healthy life in our society. Some choose to express through visual art, like painting and drawing or through technological arts. Still others express themselves through their movements and modes of dress. But one of the oldest and most sacredly hum...

David Fabio makes books come to life

David Fabio makes books come to life

Matt Brown, Social Media Editor

April 10, 2015

Just like the stories themselves, authors have their own story to tell. Local author David Fabio has written several short stories, bi-weekly articles for the Stillwater Gazette, and has also published numerous novels. Fabio had been in recovery from neck surgery when he got motivation to start wri...

New school board members elected this term

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Emily Ness, Video Anchor

November 17, 2014

The Stillwater School Board election was held on Nov. 4. This year, eight candidates ran for four seats. Incumbent Tom Lehman, re-elected for another term, said, “The election was great! I was honored to win and humbled that I was the top vote getter. I am looking forward to four more years o...

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