The Pony Express

Young Life reaches out to connect students

Young Life girls having fun at Castaway camp during the nineties night.
Emma Sneden, Business Editor October 1, 2018

After a long tired day full of ups and downs, junior Madi Kulzer is finally able to be with a group that is accepting of everyone. Smiling as she walks in, she feels free to be herself. Kulzer feels...

Third Street preps for Battle of the Bands

Juniors (left to right) Bobby Thueson, Reid Schossler, Patrick Lentz, and AJ Shoenecker getting ready to perform at Portside Bar in Stillwater, MN August 2018
Ellsa Ohmann, Layout Editor September 29, 2018

It started off as a few middle school friends goofing off with some instruments they found in a closet. While some of them had prior musical experience, some had no idea what they were doing. The more...

Belle Chanter annual retreat promotes community

Sophomore Josie Haugen reading her music during choir in preparation for the retreat.
Grace Silbernick, Layout Editor September 27, 2018

“The success of the group is entirely dependent on everybody’s collective effort. Not just one person," Katelyn Larson, director of the Belle Chanter Choir, said. That is exactly the purpose of their...

Franconia Sculpture Park showcases new talent

Alternative copy story by Hannah Sween
Emma Polucha, Print Editor-in-Chief May 5, 2018

Art is in the eye of the beholder. It can consist of many different materials like bricks, tires, paint, crayons or many other things. Artists can decide which materials best fit their art or creation....

‘Shackletons’ take on Basilica Block Party

Alternative copy story by Mikayla Cousineau
Mikayla Cousineau, Distribution Reporter May 3, 2018

The Shackletons, the local Stillwater band of senior Evan Campbell and his older brothers Colin and Cameron, will be performing July 7 at the Basilica Block Party. The music festival will take place...

Soundset approaches quickly

Alternative copy story by Rose Deziel
Rose Deziel, Copy Editor May 1, 2018

As the weather gets warmer, summer music festivals appear more frequently. One popular festival is Soundset Music Festival on May 27. Located at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Logic, Migos and various...

Musical ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ features new talent

Musical 'Bye Bye Birdie' features new talent
Madison Weispfenning, Editorial Cartoonist April 6, 2018

The theater department is hard at work preparing for the spring musical "Bye Bye Birdie". Originally performed as a Broadway show called “Let’s Go Steady” in 1960, “Bye Bye Birdie” eventually...

Lea Brynestad uses art background to create a book

Alternative Copy Story by  Tess S
Tess Schoenborn, Online Editor April 4, 2018

Lea Brynestad, junior Ben Brynestad’s mom, is writing and illustrating a children’s book for her students at Rutherford Elementary. She has previously taught at many other elementary schools in the...

French exchange students reveal favorite musicians

Alternative Copy Story by Michael VanLieshout
Michael VanLieshout, Online Editor April 3, 2018

French exchange students sophomore Paul Guillard, freshman Gabin Haran and junior Axel Le Bert show us their favorite French music artists. To americans, little is known about foreign non-anglophone...

Art Cart gives children a chance to create

Alternative Copy Story by Hunter Hippel
Hunter Hippel, Online Editor-in-Chief April 1, 2018

The Art Cart Event at the Stillwater Public Library is every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. It is an opporunity for young kids to exprience arts and crafts at a young age.

Fortnite action survival game rises in popularity

Alternative Copy Story by Luke Higgins
Luke Higgins, Distribution Reporter March 24, 2018

Fortnite is an action survival game where the player uses teamwork, strategic thinking and a lot of creativity to be the last person standing. The game has exploded in popularity recently due to the...

Students cast in Phipps production ‘Once Upon A Mattress’

Alternative Copy Story by Fotini Kloos
Fotini Kloos, Announcements Editor March 9, 2018

In this beloved musical comedy, students are imitating a story from the broadway classic. Princess Winifred arrives at Prince Dauntless the Drab’s castle hoping for the hand of the prince. His mother,...

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