The Pony Express

Alternatives to colleges create opportunities

Alternatives to colleges create opportunities

Max Kennedy, Distribution Reporter

May 23, 2018

There are more opportunities than ever once completing high school and with these vast choices many students are looking towards high paying jobs that are less schooling time. This also allows less student debit and an extra way to start working almost immediately with a high paying job....

Synchronized swimming looking to make season a team effort

Synchronized swimming looking to make season a team effort

Andrew Phan, Photographer

May 20, 2018

Though synchronized swimming is not one of the sports not affected by the lingering winter weather, the challenges remain.  Top rival Wayzata stands in the way of a state title.  But the team's tight-knit believes that this is their year.  For more information, view the infographic above....

Melania Trump tackles cyber bullying

Melania Trump tackles cyber bullying

Linnea Phillips, Print Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2018

Melania Trump has chosen to focus her time with her FLOTUS campaign on the end of bullying. Yet she has been criticized because her husband, Donald Trump, has been frequently called a bully....

Technology varies in impact on teen health

Technology varies in impact on teen health

Morgan Grim, Photography Editor

May 20, 2018

Everyday, students include technology in their daily routine. Whether it’s checking Instagram or taking pictures, students use technology and screens a substantially large amounts. Although technology benefits students, it can also hurt the students’ health and social wellbeing. Using screens i...

Simulators do not slow boys golf

Simulators do not slow boys golf

Isaac Gunderson, Online Editor

May 11, 2018

Despite the long winter delaying the season, the boys golf team is still expecting to be a contender for the state title.  Practices were held on simulators until the weather turned, but the team doesn't believe that will affect them.  For more information, view the infographic above....

HQ Trivia launches large

HQ Trivia launches large

Michelle Burton, Student Playlist Reporter

May 9, 2018

HQ is an app where a live streamed trivia game is played on mobile devices two times per day. On this app, users can win real money if they get all the questions right in any given game. The game has cash prizes ranging from $2,500-$300,000, split between any players that answer all the questions correctl...

First ever girls ultimate frisbee team emerges

First ever girls ultimate frisbee team emerges

Josh Framke, Distribution Reporter

May 5, 2018

The first ever all-girls ultimate frisbee team has been created for the spring season. In the past, the team has competed co-ed, but with the class of 2017 leaving, the team was left with only four members. With the loss of so many team members, they were forced to recruit more members to their ranks a...

Speech student, Noah Schraut, reaches nationals

Speech student, Noah Schraut, reaches nationals

Grant Hietpas, Read and Watch Video Editor

April 30, 2018

Noah Schraut, a senior and captain on the Stillwater speech team, will compete in extemporaneous speaking at the national tournament from June 17-22 in Fort Lauderdale, Flo. He has competed with the speech team for three years, and this is his first time competing at nationals. ...

Boys, girls track look to follow up last year’s run

Boys, girls track look to follow up last year’s run

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor

April 7, 2018

Track and field season is about to jump off the gun, and this year's group of Ponies are looking to bolt ahead.  The girls and boys team were successful last year, and are looking to back that up.  Long distance running is the team's strength, while events in the field lack the depth the runners have. &n...

With core intact, softball looking to make run

With core intact, softball looking to make run

Abby Begin, Read and Watch Field Reporter

April 4, 2018

With many returning starters and a new coach, the softball team is ready to embark on a season; one with high expectations.  After coming up just short last year, they're hungry for one goal this season: state.   ...

Weight shaming occurring on social media

Weight shaming occurring on social media

Hailey Willius, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2018

Our modern culture in association with social media seemingly paints a clear image for what beauty and health should look like. People who do not fit the picture are often looked down upon. Two of these are Skinnyism and Fatism. Harassment is the unfortunate consequence to those who seem unfit by soci...

Student Council creates and communicates

Student Council creates and communicates

Morgan Grim, Photography Editor

March 10, 2018

Alternative Copy Story by Morgan Grim Student council is a group of students elected by their peers who take the lead in students' every day lives. This council is full of leaders dedicated to making the school a better place through communicating with the school board to plan events. Some of these events inc...

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