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The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

Chappell Roan released her new hit single Good Luck, Babe! on April 5. Since then, it has become number 44 on the Billboard hot 100, becoming the first of her songs to do so.

Chappell Roan releases hit single “Good Luck, Babe!”

Belle Lapos, Layout Editor-in-Chief May 26, 2024

This April Chappell Roan released her latest single, "Good Luck, Babe!" For listeners, it is more than just a song—it connects and resonates with listeners personally. Fresh off her electrifying performances...

This is the image used for the album cover for The Tortured Poets Department which came out on April 19. The color pallet of the album cover relates to the melancholy tone and reflection of the past couple years that is expressed in her album.

‘The Tortured Poets Department’ album surprises listeners

Maggie O'Brien, Layout Editor-in-Chief May 25, 2024

Millions of people stayed up on the night of April 18. Some lay in their beds on their phones, while others were hosting parties and making small talk. One thing is certain, all were waiting for midnight...

Movies at Matt’s gives locals a blast from the past

Lainey Zinda, Social Media Editor May 25, 2024

Matt's Basement, located downtown Stillwater, has recently began to host Movies at Matt's on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Older classic movies are screened for locals to come and enjoy. Tickets...

The Fall Guy movie stars Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt aired on May 3. The film is loosely based off of the 1980s TV series.

Ryan Gosling disappoints in his new movie ‘The Fall Guy’

Alison Keeler, Layout Editor-In-Chief May 25, 2024

The actor that is well known for playing Ken in the blockbuster hit movie 'Barbie' has now taken a different turn with a new acting role as a stuntman, rather than a doll. 43-year-old Ryan Gosling is now...

Footloose the Musical ran April 12 through April 20. The production starred juniors Rowan Campbell and Ella Josephson as Ren McCormack and Ariel Moore.

‘Footloose the musical’ cuts loose on closing night

Gabbi Chau, Political Cartoon Editor May 24, 2024

The final show in the 2024 theater season was "Footloose the Musical." Artistically directed and produced by Grif Sadow, choreographed by Teagan Jones and the music was directed by Aaron VanDanacker. Students...

This is the official album cover for Eternal Sunshine, the album was released March 8, four years since her last. It is her most vulnerable release to date.

‘Eternal Sunshine’ is Ariana Grandes most vulnerable album

Paige Van Duyne, Broadcast Editor April 22, 2024

After four years of anticipation, Ariana Grande released her seventh studio album, Eternal Sunshine on March 8. Inspired by the movie, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” Grande stepped out of...

Kung Fu Panda 4 came out on March 8 and was a big success. The cover poster for the movie captures exactly what the movie is about.

Kung Fu Panda makes final skadoosh in theaters

Cole Nuss, Layout Editor April 22, 2024

Pow! Wack! Swoosh! Smack! Boom! Po the kung fu fighting panda jumps onto the screens of audience members with his signature phrase that he uses to finish all his battles: Skadoosh! "Kung Fu Panda 4" came...

This photo shows the Marine General Store that some scenes showcase in the movie. This is one of many spots chosen to capture the story of Marmalade.

“Marmalade” filmed close to home

Anna Agnessi, Online Editor April 22, 2024

Marmalade is a romantic thriller that came out in theaters and for rent on Feb. 9. Marmalade was entirely filmed in Minnesota’s small towns in the summer of 2022.  Starring Joe Keery from Stranger...

Dune Part Two was released on March 1 to critical acclaim. The film follows Paul Atreides as he goes on a journey to avenge his family.

Dune Part Two sets a new standard for sci-fi films

Fen Parham, Layout Editor-in-Chief April 21, 2024

Dune Part Two felt like a violent fever dream, a runaway train moving to a perfect conclusion. It was brilliant. The movie is violent and visually stunning. The film is a triumph of cinematography and...

Bob Marley One Love is a must-watch for any fan of his music. Its a heartwarming film that tells the story of a young Jamaican musician who is inspired by Bob Marleys message of unity and love. The movie beautifully captures the essence of Marleys music and the spirit of the reggae movement youll be immersed in the vibrant culture of Jamaica and the powerful impact of Bob Marleys music its definitely  a film that will leave you feeling uplifted and inspired.

Bob Marley movie ‘One Love’: Journey to fame worth watching

Ava Aspengren, Business Editor March 9, 2024

Bob Marley "One Love" is a must-watch for any fan of his music. It is a heartwarming film that tells the story of a young Jamaican musician who is inspired by Bob Marley's message of unity and love. The...

PalWorld is available on Xbox, Xbox Series X and Microsoft Windows. Players can choose whether or not they want to collaborate with other players. (

Palworld, No. 1 game on Steam, despite legal threats from Nintendo

Tyson Blazer, Copy Editor March 9, 2024

Set in a vibrant world, Palworld invites players on a journey to befriend and tame a wide variety of creatures known as "Pals." These Pals come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Each with their...

The original movie Madame Web reached screens on Feb. 14, a Sony-Marvel production. Madame Web is a Spider-Man adjacent film featuring side characters seen in original Spider-Man Comics.

‘Madame Web’ confuses new fans

Madi Ruchie, Layout Editor March 9, 2024

Redemption is hard to come by, and even harder to believe, especially when the same writers who created "Morbius", were given a second chance with "Madame Web". "Morbius" is a a completely underwhelming...

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