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Project-based learning benefits students academically

Project-based learning benefits students academically

Megan Karnuth, Online Editor-in-Chief
February 11, 2017
Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

Learning is being compromised because high school students care more about their grades than actually learning the material. Students copy assignments to save time and their GPA. High school is the gateway to college and or real world jobs, so it is important to make sure students are absorbing everything...

Football team opts for duel running back rotation

Noah Ness, Read & Watch Field Reporter
September 26, 2016
Filed under Locker Room

When juniors Matt Crowell and Mason Green started practice this summer, they didn't expect to both have significant roles on Friday nights. Now, after two games, both are consistently contributing to the varsity team. Many teams choose to have only one feature running back, with the starter coming...

Adidas trend continues to grow

Adidas trend continues to grow

Lydia Stannard, Playlist Editor
September 23, 2016
Filed under Student Life, Trending Now

Within the past year, many celebrities have been sporting the athleisure look, including famous models Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid. Along with these sporty chic styles, they've been wearing a shoe that has since blown up: Adidas Superstars. With the high demand for these minimalistic shoes, Adidas ...

Football players assist in adaptive football game

Football players assist in adaptive football game

Grace Donner, Visual Arts Managing Editor
October 15, 2015
Filed under Activities

On Sept. 19 a football game was held in the Miller stadium but it was different than the average one. In this game kids with special needs got to work with the football team and play their own game. This has been a tradition since 2006 to get the adaptive athletes from ages 9-19 to experience t...

District approves facilities bond approval

Hannah Crawford, Online-Editor-in-Chief
February 20, 2015
Filed under Local News, News

To create more opportunities for students in Stillwater School District 834, the school board has proposed to build an addition onto the high school.  This will provide more room in the high school for the ninth grade students at Oakland and Stillwater Junior High.  The sixth graders from elementary...

Valley Crossing being sought over by two districts

Valley Crossing being sought over by two districts

Matt Brown, Social Media Editor
December 8, 2014
Filed under Local News, News

Valley Crossing Community School is facing student population issues and must decide on the decision. VCCS is involved with three school districts, #834 Stillwater, #833 South Washington County, and #622 North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale. Unlike most schools, VCCS is an optional school for families, which ...

District proposes grade reconfiguration, updates to facilities

District proposes grade reconfiguration, updates to facilities

Sam Hudachek, Social Media Reporter
November 17, 2014
Filed under Local News, News

On Nov.13, the Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee proposed to the school board possible changes to the grade configurations and facilities of the district. Issues have come up concerning facilities over the past few years. The student population has been increasing, as well as student opportunities. New building resources and configurations have n...

New leader in the football team’s offense

Braden Cousineau, Social Media Reporter
October 30, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Read & Watch, Sports

Last year DJ Skie ('15) was one of the Ponies leading receivers, this year he is the one on the other end of the ball. Skie, now heading the Ponies agile offense, is new to the position. He has proven himself over the summer and so far this season. Now the Ponies wonder what is to come with their new...

Powderpuff game helps Tackle Cancer

Marya Redmond, Team Lead Editor
October 13, 2014
Filed under News, Read & Watch

Homecoming 2014 hosted the second annual Powderpuff football game in Pony stadium. It was played between current reigning seniors and the new to Powderpuff juniors. At 6:30p.m. the class of 2015 girls fought to defend their title from the class of 2016 girls.  This year, the Powderpuff game will be helping to s...

Coach Labore lays foundation for Ponies’ successful future

Coach Labore lays foundation for Ponies’ successful future

Nick Brevitz
November 4, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

Social studies teacher Beau Labore took over for the retired Scott Hoffman in the spring of 2011. He brought in the Wing T offense, which has been very effective thus far.  Labore also led the charge to provide the Ponies with new equipment starting last year, and has been active in the community a...

Jake Olson is still a leader despite his injury

Jake Olson is still a leader despite his injury

Ellie Anderson
October 17, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

Senior year of sports is supposed to be the year that counts the most: college recruiters watching for potential college scholarships and the last year playing with childhood friends. Senior Captain Jake Olson’s dream of having a great last year playing high school football ended when he tore his  ACL...

ESPN’s focus shifts to Stillwater

ESPN’s focus shifts to Stillwater

September 18, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports, News, Sports

On the Sept. 13 the Stillwater football team took on the Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders in a game featured by ESPN2.  The Ponies had lost to the Raiders for the past two years and were looking for revenge. Jashon Cornell, the #1 recruit for football in the class of 2015, was highlighted in the game, b...

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