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BLAST week provides opportunity for community to come together

BLAST week provides opportunity for community to come together

Mira LaNasa, Layout Editor

February 17, 2017

Be Loving and Sharing Together week has been a tradition for many years. This year, BLAST week will take place the week of Feb. 12-18 and will feature both old and new spirit days and activities. Every year Student Council hosts BLAST week around the middle of February. Student Council decides ...

Battle of the Bands plays to enthusiastic crowds

Battle of the Bands plays to enthusiastic crowds

Nicholas Gag, Social Media Editor

February 10, 2017

It is that time of the year again. The Battle of the Bands took place on Feb. 3. Several bands are prepared for this competition. It shows friends, family and the community just how hard they have been working. “I think this year’s competition will be great. I have never been to Battle of t...

Boys basketball starts off behind, looking to improve

Boys basketball starts off behind, looking to improve

Matthew McGinley, SNO Social Media Editor

January 14, 2017

  The boys basketball  team has been off to a rocky start this season, although things are looking positive for the future of the team. Last year, the team didn’t do as well as they had hoped to; the depth in talent wasn’t where it needed to be. This year is a different story, with an u...

Staff Editorial: Open campus for lunch will cause problems

Staff Editorial: Open campus for lunch will cause problems

Pony Express Staff,

January 14, 2017

  Stillwater Area High School is one of the few schools in the metro that does not have an open campus at lunch, meaning students must stay in the building and cannot leave to eat nearby. Students have been frustrated about this for a while, but there are good reasons for the closed cam...

Violent protests break apart American trust

Violent protests break apart American trust

Megan Ramberg, Online Editor

January 12, 2017

Protesting becomes more prominent than ever  Burning the American flag, intentionally shutting down highways, anti-Trump marches, is it all anti-American or an exercise of rights? Minorities are using their voice in an nontraditional way, and Americans should listen, regardless of their stron...

Nordic Skiing teams looking ahead to new season

Nordic Skiing teams looking ahead to new season

Thomas Johnson, SNO Sports Editor

January 12, 2017

The Nordic Skiing season is underway and due to their recent success in last year's season,  high expectations have already been set for the girls and boys teams. With top finishes in the state tournament last year, it will be interesting to see what their mindset is entering the new season. ...

Jingco’s basketball talent carries team

Jingco’s basketball talent carries team

Noah Ness, Read and Watch Team Editor

January 10, 2017

  Everyday after school, and during most days in the summer, one can find junior Manny Jingco playing basketball. Whether it is at a local gym, the high school, or even in his driveway, he is always working to improve all aspects of his game. Basketball is a game he has dedicated hours...

Students take a liking to Nutrition Revolution

Students take a liking to Nutrition Revolution

Ciana Fragnito, Social Media Reporter

January 9, 2017

Nutrition Revolution, a shop many Stillwater residents are becoming familiar with as they begin enjoying this healthy option. This shop has protein shakes, tea and aloe shots available to store goers. This shop has become a favorite for many athletes as they substitute sugary drinks for a better option. The benefits of t...

Raleigh accepted on varsity hockey team

Raleigh accepted on varsity hockey team

Ellie Speedling, Social Media Reporter

January 8, 2017

  Sophomore Joe Raleigh’s passion for hockey began with watching professional and college teams. Using a stick and a tennis ball as a makeshift puck,  Raleigh practiced what he saw the players on television doing. He may have broken a few things around the house while practicing, but his dad encouraged him to join the...

Raising Cane’s chicken, a local favorite

Raising Cane’s chicken, a local favorite

Hailey Laubscher, Pony Express TV Broadcaster

January 8, 2017

,   Students have begun a new trend, driving 30 minutes just for a fried chicken meal. Raising Cane's is a fast-food restaurant that has good quality fried chicken meals, for reasonable prices. Raising Cane's, or Cane's, was founded in Louisiana in 1996, and now has sites all over the nation, including a restaurant i...

‘Pippin’: cast prepares for spring musical

‘Pippin’: cast prepares for spring musical

Teagan Andrews, Copy Editor

January 7, 2017

    Pippin the musical comes this spring 2017. The five time Tony Award winning musical will be put on by students this spring in the auditorium. Auditions took place on Dec. 8 and 9 for Katelyn Larson, the choir director, and Grif Sadow, the theatre director. A lot of students showed up to t...

Lush products offer natural beauty products

Lush products offer natural beauty products

Hannah Drake, Print Editor-In-Chief

January 7, 2017

  Lush cosmetics are booming among teenagers. Their products are full of essential oils, flower petals, and minerals. This company sells from a variety of handmade bath and body products including, natural soaps, bath bombs, shampoos, fragrances and specialty products. Their most bought i...

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