The Pony Express

Thompson builds Minecraft empire


Junior Keenan Thompson created his own Minecraft server and makes a profit from it. “It’s just like a world where you can basically do whatever you want. There’s blocks that you can use to make different structures and build things and such,” said Thompson.
Olivia Novotny February 18, 2014

“It’s just like a world where you can basically do whatever you want. There’s blocks that you can use to make different structures and build things and such.” Most teenagers make their paycheck...

Engler embraces Law and Justice


History teacher and former NBA player, Chris Engler is now teaching a law and justice class. Engler said, “I am hoping students like the class, are challenged and interested in what we do so they will be positive ambassadors to future students to take the class.”
Alex Magler February 17, 2014

Engler said, “I am hoping students like the class, are challenged and interested in what we do so they will be positive ambassadors to future students to take the class.” Chris Engler is a former NBA...

Stillwater grad wins ‘Biggest Loser’

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Fredrickson works towards her goal to lose weight on the Biggest Loser season 15. “I was very hard on myself for some of the decisions I made. I’m ready to become that strong and confident girl again,” said Rachel Fredrickson.
Zak Mantel January 24, 2014

At 260 pounds and just 26 years old, Frederickson hopes to positively change her life. In the episode aired Dec. 3, Frederickson spoke of her past in high school as a champion swimmer, and what events...

Boner’s life in the fashion limelight

Sophomore Paige Boner has taken her passion for modeling to the next level from her childhood dream. “I love the creativity and the art of modeling. It gives me a sense of confidence,” said Boner.
Lucy Langmack January 14, 2014

  “I love the creativity and the art of modeling. It gives me a sense of confidence,” said sophomore Paige Boner. She entered the modeling world when she was 5 years old for a Target ad that...

Boche elected to SkillsUSA

Boche, a SAHS alumni, has been selected to serve as an ambassador on the SkillsUSA State Officers Team. “The application process of really difficult and long, but I know the experience is going to be great,” said Boche.
Natalie Gjermo January 13, 2014

After a long and grueling application process, Raylee Boche has been selected to serve on the SkillsUSA State Officers Team. Boche is a student in the Stillwater Bridge Transition program and this is her...

Lee dives into an underwater world


Junior Aidan Lee is a highly involved student with extracurricular activities that include not only scuba diving, but also playing the drums in the school band.
Fiona Montie January 13, 2014

Diving into the brisk water, junior Aidan Lee embarks on yet another scuba diving adventure. Laden with gear and suited up with courage, Lee has been scuba diving recreationally for about a year. His interest...

Kasak-Saxler considers retirement


Kasak-Saxler entertains her AP French class with her fun loving personality. ““I’ve had all kinds of fun stuff teaching, and going places. Those were sort of the icing on the cake for me. . . I feel really lucky,” said Kasak- Saxler.
Paul Hudachek January 12, 2014

There is something mystifying about going to a teacher’s home. It is as if that elementary school belief is true, no teacher does anything but teach or goes anywhere but to school. French teacher Mary...

Erf family raises award winning dairy cattle


The Erf family works together to maintain their farm.
Kelly Roehrig January 10, 2014

In the middle of Oakdale, amongst hundreds of houses, sits the Erf family farm. On the farm, there is a sizable barn filled with award-winning dairy cattle and a humble home where senior Kristin Erf, her...

Local author, Logan, hits the big screen


Tom Ortenburg the President of Millennium Films, author Chuck Logan, and actor James Franco all made an appearance at the world premiere of Homefront at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Las Vegas on Nov. 20, 2013.
Katie Beedle January 10, 2014

  Chuck Logan, a Vietnam war veteran, is now a well known Minnesotan author. He is best known for his book, Homefront, that was published May 30, 2006, and is now a big  screen film. The film...

Beech performs as multifaceted student

Senior Haley Beech is a National Merit Commended Student, runs on varsity cross country and still is able spend time with friends.
Hailey Beech December 11, 2013

Senior Haley Beech is a true example of a versatile student athlete. Maintaining a high GPA through high school while being involved in girls’ cross-country and Nordic ski.  Haley gives a new meaning...

A day in the life of a janitor: a sweeping tale of Mike Miller


Head engineer, Mike Miller cleans the cafeteria while overseeing school activities. “There is satisfaction in making sure the school is clean. I have two kids in the school district, so it’s satisfying to know they are in a clean, safe environment,” said Miller.
Quentin Ikuta December 9, 2013

“There is satisfaction in making sure the school is clean. I have two kids in the school district, so it’s satisfying to know they are in a clean, safe environment. Take a sweep with a custodian's...

Gayle Solsvig: the woman behind the emails


Gayle Solsvig is an important resource for students planning their futures at SAHS. Her frequent stream of emails have given students access to scholarship and job opportunities for years. It is important to, “Cherish the important part of your life whether it be going to a four year college, a technical school, the military or a job,” said Solsvig. She helps students prepare to live these years to their fullest.
Brooke Thingvold December 8, 2013

Gayle Solsvig sends out thousands of emails to Stillwater Area High School students through Naviance. The emails she chooses to send usually regard college visit opportunities, college scholarship opportunities...

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