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O’Neal strives for future dermatology career

O’Neal strives for future dermatology career

Tiana Meador, Editor-In-Chief
March 30, 2017
Filed under People, Showcase

  As college commitment comes to a close, the University of Minnesota medical school is assessing 10 incoming freshmen who are going to be selected to participate in an accelerated seven-year med program for med school. Of the students initially considered, the U of M has cut the number to...

Sara Scalia following in father’s footsteps with basketball

Sara Scalia following in father’s footsteps with basketball

Kayla Gjerde, Social Media Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under Locker Room

The gym is silent as the spectator's gaze in sophomore Sara Scalia's direction. The ponies are three points away from winning the game and the pressure is on Scalia to make the free throw shot: swish. Scalia shoots the ball straight through the hoop and the crowd goes wild. Sara has been on gir...

School start times take toll on mental health

School start times take toll on mental health

Ashlyn Aarness, Photographer
December 2, 2016
Filed under News, Read & Watch

Early morning and late, homework-filled nights. This is the life of a typical high school student. More and more schools are switching over to a later start time to increase productivity. Thought Exchange is changing the game for our district. Stillwater School District has had this discussion ...

Girls tennis heads into post-season

Girls tennis heads into post-season

Matt Johnson, Social Media Editor
October 27, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Sports

The girls Tennis season may seem like it is winding down, but it is actually just starting up as the girls head into the post-season. The Pony's regular season has come to a close. The Varsity girls walked away with a record of seven and five. Now that the heat is on with singles and doubles mat...

Seniors begin preparation for college life

Joel Lange, Social Media Reporter
May 17, 2015
Filed under Focus, Photo Slide Shows

As May rolls around, seniors all over begin the tough adjustment to life away from home. Some will go on to schools out of state, while other will attend local colleges like the University of Minnesota and St. Cloud State University. Regardless of where students move off to, there are very diverse ...

Winkle flips into the Gophers organization

Winkle flips into the Gophers organization

Joey Costa, Advertising Editor
April 9, 2015
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

Flipping and tumbling may not be the ideal way of getting gymnasts into college for many, but for senior Ben Winkle it is a dream come true. Gymnastics is not an easy sport to master. The amount of strength and coordination to do many of the stunts they preform are unbelievable. Just having to courage...

Swim team scores second at True Team State meet

Cory Spawn, Broadcast Managing Editor
February 20, 2015
Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

The Stillwater Boys Swim and Dive team won second place at the True Team State meet on Jan. 24 at the University of Minnesota. The True Team State Competition is an event put on by the MN Swim Coaches Association each year for boys and girls swim and dive teams.  Stillwater was beat by Minnetonka...

Seniors take on college courses

Seniors take on college courses

Alexander Pavlicin, Advertising Editor
October 30, 2014
Filed under Situations

PSEO is a unique way to accelerate learning in high school and be introduced into the college environment. For students who enjoy learning beyond the basic course outline or simply want to get ahead on college work, one option is the Postsecondary Enrollment Options, open to sophomores, juniors and seniors who want to get col...

Safety measures must be enacted on the U of MN campus

Safety measures must be enacted on the U of MN campus

Karlee Stennes
February 18, 2014
Filed under Editorial

Brighter streetlights, more campus police and new security cameras are all part of the University of Minnesota’s much needed new security. Although they have a lot of good plans to add to the campus, police still need to put these thoughts and plans to action. The University has been under growing...

The Sobiech legacy lives on through donation to U of M

The Sobiech legacy lives on through donation to U of M

Hannah Crawford
November 3, 2013
Filed under Home, News

A year before Zach Sobiech was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in 2009; a cancer research team specifically designated to research the disease was formulated at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s hospital in 2008.  The timing was incredible, and Sobiech began the journey of a lifetime personally...

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