The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

ALC students work hard on their homework while their teacher Tom Wendt talks with his students. Wendt is very close with his students.

Alternative way for students to learn creates relationships

Gavan Townsend, Camera Editor December 4, 2018

Having a strong education is very important when it comes to the real world. When a student does not get the proper education that they need, it can harm their futures in immeasurable ways. The Alternative...

Matt Brine chats with a customer while helping them decide on dinner. Matt works with his brother Mark in the meat department as co-owners, along with sister Polly Hoy, who works in the kitchen as well as clerical duties.

Brine’s Market and Deli celebrates 60th anniversary

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2018

Brine’s Market and Deli recently celebrated their 60th year in business. Brine’s was originally opened in 1958 by Bud Brine in downtown Stillwater. It has been a staple of the St. Croix Valley ever...

Website that links communication between teachers, parents and students concerning academic achievement. Teachers post grades on this website and also announcements. Students use this tool to check their grades.

Grading policies must reflect growth and learning

Grace Roeske, Social Media Editor November 21, 2018

The Stillwater Grade Reporting Policy is focused on reflecting student’s achievements and it explains what grading includes. It is also the link between teachers, parents/guardians and students when...

School board elect Liz Weisberg had signs  placed all over the district and won 16.6 percent of the votes.

School board gathers as new team forms

Chas Morgan, Layout Editor November 20, 2018

The history of the school board has been a bumpy one and there has been conflict within the board and with families. "I think we've struggled the last three years since the decision to close schools,...

The schoolwork students have to struggle with piles up. It can be hard to keep so many things in mind all at once. It absorbs life.

Committee reexamines grading practices and policies

Elise Truman, Online Editor November 18, 2018

“Someone's intelligence or how hard they're working in a class shouldn’t be defined only in a series of numbers and letters,” sophomore Ellie Capra said. Education is imperative to the success...

Deb Drew with a few of her students.

Woman behind curtain of Cutaway Productions: Deb Drew

Ella Stratmann, Video Editor November 13, 2018

Many people wonder what keeps teachers motivated to keep teaching throughout the years. "The students, I love my students. That is one of the reasons why I love teaching," Deb Drew stated. The passion...

After playing in the boys soccer quarterfinal game on Oct. 25, senior Rayce Johnson and junior Nick Purdie finish off the game and celebrate their win with a Nos energy drink.

Teens increased caffeine consumption brings concern

Marie Lecuyer, Copy Editor November 12, 2018

Young adults are experiencing health drawbacks of consuming caffeine daily starting at such a young age. This generation especially is turning to caffeine to resolve stress and exhaustion. Students are...

Malaina Fragnito practices using a bag valve mask to provide breaths during CPR. Fragnito is part of a 916 schools program that provides her with the opportunity to get her EMT certification during high school.

Malaina Fragnito trains as EMT

Soren Danelius, Layout Editor November 6, 2018

Many students do not know what they are going to do in their future, but senior Malaina Fragnito does. Fragnito is participating in a 916 school class that provides her the opportunity to get her EMT...

Donyea Davis & Chinmay Sahu working together on their projects for Genesys Works.

Genesys Works, helps students prepare for career

Toby Weiss, Camera Editor November 4, 2018

Genesys Works is a program that employs high school students and teaches them how to work an IT job in major corporations. Seniors can experience what it is like to have a $12.50 an hour, nine-to-five...

Local rivers and lake also see pollution from farming, being so far away from larger farms.

Agribusinesses contribute to local water pollution

Haley Nelson, Online Editor November 3, 2018

Pollution from agribusinesses is responsible for most of the pollution in over 100,000 streams in the U.S. With an increase in the population, larger farms and agribusinesses need to produce more crops,...

Junior Max Vogel after testing water from Browns Creek for the amount of various chemicals in the water. This natural stream is a prime example of where animals could be harmed if the water were to become dense in pollutants.

Pollution impacts drinking water in Washington County

Ben Jacobs, Podcast Reporter November 1, 2018

The Stillwater community is affected by water pollution, as is any populated area. Large corporations such as 3M have had effects on the local environment and contributed to the pollution of water...

A list of Universities. The University of Chicago is the clear choice because that was the only college that offered test optional admission.

Universities switch to test-optional administration

AnnaMarie Born, Business Editor November 1, 2018

The University of Chicago and other top colleges are beginning to make the switch to test optional admission. On June 14, the University of Chicago announced that they were going to have a test optional...

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