The Pony Express

Caskey breaks common stereotype, pursues theatre and sports

Senior John Caskey and other theatre members get ready to rehearse for their next musical Les Misérables. The musical is set to be performed during April 5-13.

Toby Weiss, Camera Editor

April 5, 2019

Many students spend their free time participating in after school activities such as sports. Others chose more social activities like theatre or clubs. Typically, most students who participate in one tend to stray away from the other, but that is not always the case. Senior John Caskey has been involved...

Fredkove gains medical experience traveling in Peru

Junior Tyson Fredkove poses with a doctor in Peru. The two prep a Peruvian child with a cleft lip for their correction surgery.

Taylor Lee, Distributive Reporter

March 30, 2019

A New Experience  Junior Tyson Fredkove held and soothed the crying baby as both of them prepared for the upcoming surgery. This Peruvian child was born with a bilateral cleft lip and had it corrected through surgery. A large, gaping hole and two tiny teeth were in place of what should have been lips ...

Siegfried excels in stocks and socks

Senior Justin Siegfried is known for his wacky socks, but he also is known for his outstanding success in the 2018 Stock Market Games. Siegfried placed in the top five out of thousands of participants state wide.

Chas Morgan, Layout Editor

March 23, 2019

Senior Justin Siegfried has excelled in the Stock Market Games and his Marketing class teacher Debbie Drommerhausen thinks highly of him. Siegfried is not only known for his success in the Stock Market Games, but also for the silly socks he wears. Siegfried only began doing the Stock Market Games last s...

Additions possible for Minnesota Constitution

Government and history students spend time learning about our country's Constitution and the ways it has shaped and been shaped by America. The countries constitution is not the only one that influences our lives. New changes have been proposed to the Minnesota Constitution.

Elise Truman, Online Editor

March 5, 2019

The United States Constitution was established in 1789 and is the supreme law of the United States. However, each state has its own constitution, focused more on day-to-day operations, as ordained by the tenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Minnesota’s constitution was established in 1858 and has...

Teachers and staff help those effected by Seasonal Affective Disorder

Many doctors recommend that people with SAD get outside in the mornings. There are four student centers where counselors are available.

Megan Baxter, Photography Editor

February 16, 2019

Grades dropping, rare socialization and zero concentration. Already diagnosed with depression, junior Grace Murphy notices that things get a lot worse around winter time. "My teachers are really great and understanding," Murphy said. "One time when I missed five days of school leading up to break...

Achieving competitive advantage with 916 Program

Seniors Carter Hansen and Sidney Hatch take auto tech at Century first hour. They are learning to become auto mechanics before they graduate.

Joseph Devins, Business Editor

February 3, 2019

The 916 is a metro area high school located at Century College that teaches students real world training for work after high school. Jill Stewart-Keller is the principal of the school and counselor Jeremy Baldwin is Stillwater Area High School’s direct contact for this program. The school offers 2...

Minnesota winters change due to climate change

Downtown Stillwater the St. Croix River is frozen, but there is not as much snow on the ground due to the flexuating weather this winter. Over the years there seems to be not as much snow compared to previous winters.

Elli Swanson, Photographer

January 25, 2019

Over the years, Minnesota winters have differentiated due to mild changes within our Earth's climate. "I certainly remember different winters when I was growing up," biology teacher Benjamin Straka said. "The winter's my kids are going through are different than the winters that I remember as a kid."...

916 Career in Tech program creates new opportunities

Students from the 916 career in tech program work on taking apart a car engine for their class. The 916 program keeps students more engaged in their learning compared to a normal classroom setting, which gives students a boost of experience going into college.

Zach Johnson, Social Media Editor

January 23, 2019

The 916 career in tech is a program offered to students to help to prepare for a career outside of high school before  graduation. The program allows students to attend courses not offered to students at the high school. This better prepares students for the field they are going into. The district p...

Bartkey reflects on the lessons of crime journalism

Julie Bartkey presents key points of her career with first hour newspaper students.

Elsa Persson, Online Editor

January 21, 2019

Standing at the head of the classroom, she stood tall with an inviting smile on her face, upholding herself with impeccable professionalism. She was an award-winning journalist, with an Emmy and multiple associated press awards to her name. Though she had a sophisticated demeanor, her seasoned career e...

Jon Bream, Star Tribune Rock Critic visits journalism classes

Jon Bream shares stories on interviewing Prince, Taylor Swift and other musicians with third hour newspaper students.

Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 20, 2019

“Ting. Ting. Ting.” Star Tribune Rock Critic Jon Bream sits in a San Francisco recording studio, separated from music legend Prince by only a pane of glass. Prince stares at him, steadily hitting a drum stick against a cymbal every few seconds. He clearly does not want to speak to Bream, and Bre...

UK votes to break up Brexit

A group of Brexit protesters march down the street in the city of Belfast on Oct. 8, 2015. Many people are displeased with the results of Brexit.

Gavan Townsend, Camera Editor

January 19, 2019

Rows of seats line the room from top to bottom. Hundreds of eyes are pointing towards a single figure in the front of the room. Short, grayed hair lines their face filled with looks of worry and deceit. Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, begins to speak and announces that Brexit will...

Passion and integrity responsible for Falzone’s dream job

Chelsey Falzone shares how she achieved her dream job with second hour newspaper students.

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

January 19, 2019

Chelsey Falzone can't remember when she began to love baseball. All she knows is that she was the girl who would go home after school to study stats and watch old baseball documentaries. "I think baseball has some beautiful parallels to life," Falzone said. "Maybe that's why I liked it." However, a b...

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