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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 flattening the curve, it was extended to May 24. Due to all of this time spent indoors and away fro...

Distance learning: a new way of engaging in school

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.

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 learning.  Distance learning started when Governor Tim Walz declared  Minnesota was on ...

Coronavirus impacts on local education

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.

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, no one knew how impactful it would be on local education. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed Emergency...

Lacrosse team hopes for a chance to play

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

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 of this announcement are widespread and sweeping all potential heartfelt memories of the season away...

E-learning days provide learning opportunities outside the traditional classroom

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

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 many students chagrin, but will actually help save them from going to school in June. An E-learning day provid...

Free the Pee open forum answers questions, leaves changes uncertain

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

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" Instagram account protesting the closures, the administration held an open forum in the cafeteri...

Minnesota voters prepare to see marijuana on ballots

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.

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, that would leave legalization of marijuana up to the voters. Before the measure can appear on the...

Michael Wilhelmi energizes Young Democrats group

Young Democrats meet weekly on Wednesday mornings to discuss current events and political issues. Michael Wilhelmi came to speak to the Young Democrats on the morning of Oct. 10 to influence the Young Democrats to get involved and help out the Tim Walz Campaign.

Martin Kurle, Podcast Reporter

November 4, 2018

With the election for governor of Minnesota right around the corner, it is important that each candidate gets all the votes he can. Michael Wilhelmi came to speak to the Young Democrats on the morning of Oct. 10 to influence the Young Democrats to get involved and help out the Tim Walz Campaign. ...

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