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E-learning days provide learning opportunities outside the traditional classroom

Senior Alli Hafner uses schoology to get classwork done. This is the main resource used in the newly implemented E-learning days.

Joseph Devins, Business Editor-in-chief

November 28, 2019

 A new rule has been implemented following two snow days this year called an E-learning day or a Flex day. This consists of attending school, but through the use of Schoology. This new rule is to many students chagrin, but will actually help save them from going to school in June. An E-learning day provid...

Boys lacrosse team hopes to beat Mahtomedi for first time

Boys lacrosse team practices for their upcoming season on the school's turf fields for captain's practice. They consistently work on their passing and catching.

Carina Block, Copy Editor

April 18, 2019

Last season, the boys varsity lacrosse team graduated many key players, but this season they are still going to strive for a record similar to last year's (11-2). This year's captains are seniors Blake Evensen, Ben Carle and Justin Siegfried, along with junior Ty Thureson. The team is lead by...

McCarthy receives Partnership Teacher of the Year award

Senior Olivia Walsh, along with recommenders Amy Longtin and Abby Banks, nominated Kris McCarthy for the Partnership Plan award.

Sadie Heieren, Photographer

April 16, 2019

Every year, eight teachers in the Stillwater district are honored and awarded by the Partnership Plan. This year, social studies teacher Kris McCarthy was one of few people awarded the 2018-2019 Partnership award. A public banquet is being held in honor of the award winners on April 15, at the Grand Banquet Hall. Tickets are $22 ...

Theatre practices for upcoming ‘Les Miserables’

Seniors Ben Valerius and Abbe McBride practice for

Claire Anderson, Field Reporter

April 12, 2019

"Les Miserables is extremely entertaining and thought-provoking," theater director Grif Sadow said. The spring performance of "Les Miserables" will be put on the first two weekends of April by SAHS theatre. The play will be from 7-8 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets have been available since ...

Boys track team trains outside during Minnesota heat wave

Juniors Owen Kiser, Bailey Foster and their coach during spring break. Being distance runners, Christensen spends a lot of time with them to help them improve. Coming during spring break gave them an opportunity to get ahead.

Michael O'Gorman, Business Editor

April 8, 2019

The boys track team started practices during spring break to prepare for this years competitions.  Starting during spring break gave them more time to get ahead of the competition.  The team consists of seniors, juniors, sophomores, freshman and one eighth grader, all bringing different levels of experi...

Students ‘pee’ved over new bathroom security policy

Signs posted outside all bathrooms, warning of the new bathroom use policy.

Pony Express Staff

April 8, 2019

While walking the halls, keep an eye out for the locked bathroom doors with ‘See Something, Say Something’ QR codes taped up over them. Notice kids wearing yellow shirts, sweatshirts and pins. Watch for teachers and security guards who watch back as kids enter the bathroom. All are effects of new rules tha...

Girls lacrosse looks solid with strong senior class

The team groups up after making second place in the sectional final. Though they lost to Cretin, the girls are pleased with what they accomplished.

Q.C. Ho, Editorial Cartoonist

April 5, 2019

"Our main philosophy is doing our best," coach Rick Reidt said. Winning sectionals and state are long term goals of the girls lacrosse team, but they are not their sole focus. Beyond competition, the girls lacrosse team focuses on developing character qualities and building bonds between membe...

Boys tennis loses key players, senior class looks to meet expectations

Boys tennis is ready to start up the new season on the recently melted courts.  The boys will be able to play outside and not have practices canceled as often.

Gavan Townsend, Camera Editor

March 31, 2019

The boys tennis team is eager to start up their new season and play with their fellow teammates starting March 25 and are planning to make a dent in the enemy competition. Last year, the team was successful and are looking to improve throughout the season. This year, the team has lost many tale...

Harrison creates a more unified school through physical education

Physical Education teacher Paula Harrison turns the class over to seniors Noah Pasiuk and Thomas Haggard. They teach the class how to play basketball.

Paige Speedling, Distribution Reporter

March 30, 2019

Paula Harrison is a physical education teacher who has been teaching in Stillwater since 1995. Unified Physical Education, or Unified PE, is a new course she added for the current school year. Unified is unique opportunity for students of varying ability, level, and backgrounds to come together through ...

Jonas Brothers make a comeback with new single ‘Sucker’

After a six year hiatus, the Jonas Brothers release their new single, 'Sucker'. The single debuts at number one on US Spotify and Apple Music Charts a week after being released.

Julia Bennett, Business Editor

March 7, 2019

The Jonas Brothers returned to the music scene after a six year hiatus. The band broke up in October 2013 and left fans disappointed. Many questioned if the band would get back together after the Instagram was reactivated in Jan. 2018, but the brothers finally returned nearly a year later. The brothers ...

Josiah Hill makes a run for State Senate, District 39

Josiah Hill kicked off his campaign Feb. 5. He is running for State Senate to represent residents of District 39.

John Franklin, Copy Editor

March 1, 2019

English teacher Josiah Hill started his campaign for State Senate Jan. 31.  Hill will run for the District 39 seat currently held by Karin Housley, who has held the position since 2012. Hill, who currently teaches English and serves at the St. Croix Education Association Union President, wants to improve t...

Stillwater speech team battles funding deficits

Members of the speech team last year took home many awards, including senior Ceci Montufar and alum Adam Johnson. Johnson has returned this year as an assistant captain, along with other veteran teammates.

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2019

Confidence and a strong voice are not the first things associated with the Gen-Z teenagers struggling with higher rates of mental illness than any before them. Yet, in a nook of Stillwater Area High School, a speech team builds their skills to take on their 2019 season. The Speech team, revitalized...

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