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The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

Junior Liam Butler makes a Tik Tok Before school in

Social media influences musical tastes

Angela Taylor, Copy Editor and Business Editor October 21, 2022

Most students do not remember life before social media.  In fact, most of student were not even born before the development of the world’s initial forms of social media. Being integrated into students'...

Picture of Mr. Bergquists classroom

High school offers dual enrollment opportunities

Nissa Wilcox, Layout Editor-In-Chief May 27, 2022

Stillwater Area High School offers a variety of dual enrollment opportunities for students to earn college-level credits while still in high school. Among the seven offered credit options, Post-Secondary...

Junior Mason Borchardt, the co-president of NASA, is shown brain tanning a deer hide, something new the club has started focusing on. The purpose was to make moccasins that will be shown at BLAST week.

Mason Borchardt provides leadership for NASA

Taya Hehn, Graphics Editor and Copy Editor March 3, 2022

"As co-present and as a leader, I try to be the one that always makes myself involved first," junior Mason Borchardt explained. Mason is one of the co-presidents for NASA, the Native American Student...

Senior Elly Flaherty and Junior Addie Smitten prepare to start their Nordic ski race, and congratulate Junior Kyle Och on his race he just finished.

Beijing Winter Olympics ready to fight spread of COVID-19, support their athletes

Charli Burdick-Kitchell, Graphic Editor and Copy Editor February 27, 2022

The Beijing Winter Olympics are the biggest event in 2022 so far. It will boost spirit in a global-wide pandemic and bring countries together as they celebrate their athletes. But with such a big event...

Student works on homework on computer at school.

Students deal with stress in new year of school

Shannon Pothen, Layout Editor January 11, 2022

Every student has felt that feeling, thinking about a test or project that is due tomorrow. Their hands get sweaty, their heartbeat quickens. Stress, the feeling that students are feeling more and more...

The sun shining through the trees early morning after the first snowfall of the 2021 winter season.

Seasonal Affective Depression affects people annually

Sumer Harrington, Photographer and Online Editor January 10, 2022

The bright Christmas lights strung on trees and in windows represent the season of cheer. During this time, many people see a decline in their mood. Around the same time every year more than 3 million...

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Students face mental health crisis post-pandemic

Evelyn Biederman, Photographer and Online Editor January 9, 2022

In wake of the recent COVID-19 pandemic and increased dependency on social media, teen mental health problems are at a higher rate than ever seen before. Key resources for students to improve mental health...

Anna Shore checks out groceries as Ella Walsh bags groceries at Kowalski’s Markets in Oak Park Heights on Oct. 31.

Supply chain issues create problems with holiday season

Mikai Tasch, Social Media Editor-in-Chief November 16, 2021

Supply chain issues have caused disruptions in many people's lives. With the holiday season approaching, people will not receive orders on time. For many, COVID-19 has affected their jobs inevitably either...

This is a photo of Panera Bread kitchens when there was only two staff employees working at the time.

Labor shortage affects businesses, employees

Charli Burdick-Kitchell, Graphic Editor and Copy Editor November 15, 2021

Minnesota has been experiencing a major labor worker shortage due to the COVID-19 pandemic and businesses are scrambling to keep up. During COVID-19, many employees left their jobs for safety reasons and...

Senior Javier Rodriguez swears in at the Military Entrance Processing Station. This is just one of many big steps towards becoming a future Marine Rodriguez will take.

Seniors choose military as next step after high school

Jenna Maddux, Business Editor June 9, 2021

The class of 2021 school year is coming to an end and many have decided on their future after high school. For some their plans are going straight into the workforce or to college, but for others in this...

Patrons dining at Big Guys BBQ Roadhouse in Hudson, WI on Mar. 10.

During quarantine, people adapted, picked up new hobbies

Tucker Wyland, Podcast Reporter April 23, 2021

COVID-19 is a pandemic with far-reaching effects that have not been observed in nearly a century. But as vaccines begin to roll out and restrictions have begun to roll back, some people are feeling more...

Union Rooftop Bar and Grill in downtown Minneapolis on March 26. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are plexiglass barriers between tables, non-reusable paper menus, and masks are to be worn by all staff and customers when not actively eating or drinking.

COVID-19’s lasting affects

Mikai Tasch, Social Media Editor April 23, 2021

Throughout this year, many aspects of life have been different in regards to going out to eat, entertainment, and traveling for everyone across the country. Some want to travel around the country and others...

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