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Sophomore Zach Hunter gets ready for wrestling practice while wearing a mask due to Governor Walz mask mandate.

Athletes continue to play while wearing masks

Libby Harter, Photography Editor March 11, 2021

The global pandemic has had a heavy impact on the lives of student-athletes. Governor Tim Walz’s mask mandate has made this year’s sports teams go about their regular practices and games in unique...

The varsity basketball team huddles in preparation for a game. This year, the team's start has been delayed due to Covid.

Stillwater sports being cancelled in November

Sam McClaine, Student Playlist Reporter January 24, 2021

Winter sports clubs and school sports were cancelled back in November because of Covid-19, and students who play on the varsity basketball team have been trying to get through practice via distance...

Roman Rogotzke at team State against the Wildcats.

Many wrestlers may not achieve their goals due to COVID-19

Harper Estenson, Podcast Reporter December 12, 2020

After taking second to the Shokapee Sabers for two years in a row, Stillwater is ranked number one for the first time on The Guillotine.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Stillwater wrestling may not get...

Jawahn Cockfield wrestling last year. Hoping he can repeat it for the 2020 season.

Many Wrestlers may not find glory due to Covid

Jayden Leach, Student Playlist Reporter December 8, 2020

Covid has affected Stillwater wrestling teams championship contending season. The recent order from Governor Walz on November 21 to temporarily shut down due to the recent spike in covid cases, the team...

From left to right: Javon Tashuk, Hunter Lyden, Matt Houge, Kieler Carlson, and Owen Bouthilet. The team is at the state wrestling state tournament last February against Shakopee.

Wrestling team may miss chance to take home first at state

Libby Harter, Photography Editor December 8, 2020

Ranked number one in the state for the first time in history, the wrestling team may not get the opportunity to compete for this groundbreaking title. Due to Governor Waltz’s decision to pause all winter...

Isolation during COVID-19 affects mental health

Isolation during COVID-19 affects mental health

Ciara Kessel, Reporter April 16, 2020

COVID-19 has been a threat to the U.S. since January. As a precaution to keep us all safe, Governor Tim Walz placed a stay at home order from March 27 to April 10. However, since Minnesota was doing well...

Mya Brainard is a seventh grader at Oakland Middle School. Mya kicks off the day right by getting her distance learning done for the day.

Distance learning: a new way of engaging in school

Alexis Brainard , Online Editor April 13, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, distance learning delivers a new way of learning and will continue until the end of the school year. Students have mixed responses to the distance learning compared to traditional...

Stillwater Schools haver started to offer free lunches to anyone through the age of eighteen. There are various meal drop-offs throughout the school district.

Coronavirus impacts on local education

Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief March 25, 2020

The coronavirus was on everyone’s radar. Most knew about it and that it would impact economic markets. No one, however, knew it would disrupt the world economy to this extent. More importantly though,...

The boys lacrosse team practices at the St. Croix Valley Recreation Center. The team has now switched to distance coaching during the pandemic.

Lacrosse team hopes for a chance to play

William Raymond, Podcast Reporter March 10, 2020

This year the Covid-19 pandemic is consuming the global stage. The virus has affected all walks of life. The MSHSL announced the suspension of Minnesota spring sports until further notice. The effects...

Senior Alli Hafner uses schoology to get classwork done. This is the main resource used in the newly implemented E-learning days.

E-learning days provide learning opportunities outside the traditional classroom

Joseph Devins, Business Editor-in-chief November 28, 2019

 A new rule has been implemented following two snow days this year called an E-learning day or a Flex day. This consists of attending school, but through the use of Schoology. This new rule is to...

Student Council President Nikhil Kumaran speaks to fellow seniors at the April 17 open forum discussing SAHS bathroom closures.

Free the Pee open forum answers questions, leaves changes uncertain

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief April 24, 2019

Monday, April 1 marked the date bathrooms at Stillwater Area High School closed during class times, except for those next to the Red, White and Black Pony Centers. After the viral success of the "letuspee"...

A bill was proposed to legalize the possession and recreational use of marijuana in Minnesota on Jan. 22. Politicians hope to turn to the people for vote on this potential law.

Minnesota voters prepare to see marijuana on ballots

Dylan Stormoen , Copy Editor January 30, 2019

Minnesota politicians prepare for a bill that legalizes recreational marijuana use to pass their desks and potentially appear on the 2020 ballot. State Rep. Raymond Dehn recently proposed a bill Jan. 22,...

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