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Springer’s students teach community technology skills

Springer’s students teach community technology skills

Jordyn Le Vasseur, Layout Editor

March 15, 2019

Computer Science teacher Nicholas Springer recently brought a group of students to Community Thread to help senior citizens with technology questions. He met a few students on March 6 to discuss their plan of action. Springer's plan for the future is to expand this activity into helping all community mem...

Technology varies in impact on teen health

Technology varies in impact on teen health

Morgan Grim, Photography Editor

May 20, 2018

Everyday, students include technology in their daily routine. Whether it’s checking Instagram or taking pictures, students use technology and screens a substantially large amounts. Although technology benefits students, it can also hurt the students’ health and social wellbeing. Using screens i...

STEM and liberal arts offer opportunities beyond high school

STEM and liberal arts offer opportunities beyond high school

Travis Jacobson, Social Media Reporter

November 7, 2016

According to the American Association of Colleges and Universities, by their 50's, students who majored in a liberal arts degree earn about $2,000 more than students who majored in professional degrees. Culturally and socially, arts are important to students. Arts encourage students to express themselv...

Google introduces self-driving cars

Google introduces self-driving cars

Kaitlin Bloom, Online editor

April 7, 2016

For a long time, people have imagined a future free of driver's education, road tests, and maybe even accidents. Cars would drive themselves, independent of any human control. People would be able to send their young sons and daughters off to a friend's house alone and be able to trust they'll ge...

Futuristic robot shows real life characteristics

Futuristic robot shows real life characteristics

James Thompson, Read and Watch Video Editor

February 9, 2016

From a glance one would see Nadine as any other ordinary person on the planet. She has brunette hair, brown eyes, and light skin. After awhile, the realization that she does not breath, blink, or move a muscle begins to set in. Nadine is the most human looking robot of this day and age. Nadine the robot was created ...

Snapchat rising above old-school text messaging

Tiana Meador, Online Editor

December 24, 2015

As social media continues to pervade every element of day-to-day life, 'older' ways of communicating seem to lose popularity among the current generation. This allows for more exploration of newer interfaces, which seem to be constantly updating how people share their life with the world. One...

Out with the old iPhone in with the new LG V10

Out with the old iPhone in with the new LG V10

Joslyn Reiche, Fashion Blog Editor

December 6, 2015

http://www.androidcentral.com/lg-officially-unveils-v10-second-screen-and-dual-front-facing-cameras LG released their LG V10 on Nov. 6. They have a daring catchphrase of being the 'unbreakable android.' This name was given because of their many commercials showing it being dropped on a surface where any other phone woul...

Staff Editorial: technology distribution among students unequal

Staff Editorial: technology distribution among students unequal

Pony Express Staff

March 30, 2015

Stillwater Area High School currently struggles in keeping up-to-date with technology due to a low budget. The school has a multitude of computers, but many of them do not meet the needs of students. Even with the multitude of computers, students are still not quite satisfied with our current tech...

Rand: role of sports reporting evolving image of athletes

Rand: role of sports reporting evolving image of athletes

Emily Lodahl, Layout Editor

February 1, 2015

The sports reporting world has taken a curve ball the past couple years according to Star Tribune’s digital sports editor, Michael Rand. The rise of social media has impacted how sports and athletes are covered and perceived in the public’s eye. According to Rand, sports reporting previously consisted o...

Joey Fedor takes lead on robotics team

Joey Fedor takes lead on robotics team

Jessica Thomas, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2014

  Many teams here at Stillwater often go unnoticed but are secretly very successful. The Robotics team is no exception. Senior Joey Fedor is this year’s captain of the Robotics team. The adult supervisors of the team are science teacher Dennis Symalla and industrial technology teacher T...

Student technology when dollars run short

Student technology when dollars run short

Megan McGuire, Team Lead Editor

September 30, 2014

Technology use has become a key part in learning. The decision to not supply as many new technology devices in classrooms leads students to have to add a technology device to their school supply list or be left to use outdated, unreliable, school-provided technology. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) plan was implemented this year to encourage students to bring...

Required back-up cameras will prevent accidents

Danny Ekstrand

May 21, 2014

The revolution of the car is a never ending process, always changing and developing new products to make the car safer, sleeker and more accommodating. First, there was the horse and buggie and that soon developed into the Model T by Henry Ford and now were looking at the Google Smart Car. The National...

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