Best of SNO

#24
2019-2020
Distinguished Sites Rank for
Stillwater Area High School
10
Published Stories for
Stillwater Area High School
in 2019-2020
#16
2019-2020
Best of SNO Rank for
Stillwater Area High School
Stories from Stillwater Area High School
The fight through a fire
Features

Sierra Hippel | January 10, 2019

“I was Black Friday shopping and when I got back it was 3:30 a.m. I got out of the car, it smelt like bonfire, and then I went inside, not thinking much of it because it was Thanksgiving. So I went inside…

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Facing death twice hasn’t stopped me from living
Features

Megan Baxter | January 8, 2019

Three weeks before sophomore Sophia Nelson was diagnosed with diabetes, she kept getting overly thirsty, wetting the bed and losing massive amounts of weight. One afternoon in the summer adventure camp,…

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‘Thank U, Next’ by Ariana Grande promotes self love
Arts & Entertainment

Julia Bennett | January 4, 2019

Ariana Grande’s new hit song, Thank U, Next, got her to the number one slot of the Top 100 Billboard Charts for the first time in her career.  Celebrities everywhere are applauding her for releasing…

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Brine’s Market and Deli celebrates 60th anniversary
Features

Jameson Stahl | December 17, 2018

Brine’s Market and Deli recently celebrated their 60th year in business. Brine’s was originally opened in 1958 by Bud Brine in downtown Stillwater. It has been a staple of the St. Croix Valley ever…

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Bohemian Rhapsody worth the money for Malek, Sing-Along
Arts & Entertainment

Abby Banks | December 17, 2018

In yet another stellar Hollywood portrayal of the gay community, the new Queen biopic felt slightly more like a sit-down concert than the hard hitting film on Mercury’s experiences that it so desperately…

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Woman behind curtain of Cutaway Productions: Deb Drew
Arts & Entertainment

Ella Stratmann | December 14, 2018

Many people wonder what keeps teachers motivated to keep teaching throughout the years. “The students, I love my students. That is one of the reasons why I love teaching,” Deb Drew stated.

The passion…

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Tessa Johansen visits father in Jerusalem
Features

Lilly Sample | December 14, 2018

Looking out of a taxi window and to the Palestinian landscape, senior Tessa Johansen notices the growing Israeli settlements, their houses seemingly forming out of thin air. Israelis man posts throughout…

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Dara Freshman Andringas commits D1 for soccer
Sports

Rosie Nichols | November 14, 2018

Few students, let alone freshman, get the opportunity to commit their future away before even stepping foot in a high school.

Junior Dara Andringa commited to play Division 1 soccer for the University…

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Cross country runners go ‘extra mile’ with extra-curriculars
Sports

Ben Wrightsman | November 8, 2018

Thirty-five years ago, in 1983, a major player in the school’s athletic history was just beginning his journey in leading the Ponies in running the distance; boys cross country. Since then, it would be…

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Swanson family changes lives of Namibian children
Features

Jameson Stahl | November 6, 2018

From the outside, the Swanson family home looks just like any of the others lined up the block. Not many people know of the great gift that God has given them that lies inside. Two children from Namibia,…

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