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Pollution impacts drinking water in Washington County

Junior Max Vogel after testing water from Brown's Creek for the amount of various chemicals in the water. This natural stream is a prime example of where animals could be harmed if the water were to become dense in pollutants.

Ben Jacobs, Podcast Reporter

November 1, 2018

The Stillwater community is affected by water pollution, as is any populated area. Large corporations such as 3M have had effects on the local environment and contributed to the pollution of water sources around Stillwater. Chemicals were dumped by 3M legally in the 1970s and since then have s...

Youth for Sustainable Solutions push for recycling, solar power and political action

Student leaders Bijou Acers and Emma Bourne, both sophomores, lead a YFSS meeting during the morning of Oct. 9. They discuss the use of solar power in the school district.

Elsa Persson, Online Editor

October 26, 2018

Service projects, environmental lobbying, and even working with organizations at the state capital are expected activities of environmental activists, yet they also cater to a younger demographic: high schoolers. Environmental club, also known as Youth for Sustainable Solutions, is an after s...

Alexander Pavlicin saves the world one piece of Styrofoam at a time

Alexander Pavlicin saves the world one piece of Styrofoam at a time

Anna Koenning, Copy Editor

April 27, 2017

It happens everywhere, oftentimes without a second glance. A Styrofoam cup of coffee in the morning, an extra-long shower on a cold day. Most people don't realize that little by little, their actions are destroying the exquisite, lively scenes of nature around them. The beauty of the natural environment...

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