The Pony Express

The Minnesota Army National Guard Stillwater Readiness Center. This is a local army where as recruiters and national guard members work and students may also visit or train during recruitment or after.

Military recruiters seek out students

Dylan Stormoen , Copy Editor October 31, 2018

Army recruitment is making its way through public schools all over Minnesota. Local army recruitment teams are taking many approaches to get students interested and involved. Sergeant Seth Allia...

Boxes being unpacked with books and other new supplies for the media center.

Media center renovations implemented by administrators

Ben Kazmerski, Information Graphics Editor October 30, 2018

This year, the media center has received the attention of administrators who allocated funds for a full renovation of the spacious room. According to staff, the new tables and computers are going...

Esther and Godlieb Swanson enjoy a meal out with their family.

Swanson family changes lives of Namibian children

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief October 27, 2018

From the outside, the Swanson family home looks just like any of the others lined up the block. Not many people know of the great gift that God has given them that lies inside. Two children from Namibia,...

Salmi helping sophomores Sarah Hanselman and Ethan Vargas work out during physical education class.

Salmi wins Secondary Physical Education Teacher of the Year

Zach Johnson, Social Media Editor October 23, 2018

Darrell Salmi won the award Secondary Teacher of the Year in the state of Minnesota. This award was given to him by MNSHAPE, an organization in Minnesota that gives professional services and resources...

Running school board candidates Mark Burns, Matthew Cooper, Jon Fila, Don Hovland, Shelley Pearson, Tina Riehle, and Liz Weisberg speak at a panel. They are campaigning for the four school board seats opening on December 31st, 2018.

School board candidates discuss key issues

Matt Moore, Podcast Reporter October 23, 2018

Nov. 6 is election day across the country. Locally, seven candidates are running for the four open seats on the Stillwater School District School Board. Each candidate has the difficult task of addressing...

Freshmen Lucy Zollar (left) and Olivia Foss (right) passing after a home game against Mounds View.

Freshmen volleyball players take varsity by storm

Dylan Stormoen, Copy Editor September 11, 2018

The excitement and adrenaline controlled freshman Lucy Zollar as she sat patiently on the bench on her very first varsity volleyball game. She was focused on putting all of her feelings into each touch...

Assistant Principal Aaron Drevlow was biking at Brown County Mountain Bike Park in Indiana when he noticed an animal skull on a tree branch and took a selfie!

Drevlow hunts for microadventures

Taylor Lee, Distributive Reporter September 10, 2018

Assistant Principal Aaron Drevlow packed his phone, credit cards, two Co2 canisters (just in case) and a half-full bottle of water. He mounted his impressive road bike that he loves to show off to...

The Ponies student fans going wild at the jersey themed football game at Roseville on September 14.

Super Fans show school spirit at Homecoming game

Carina Block, Copy Editor September 8, 2018

  The student section at the football game is on their toes as the ball gets snapped to quarterback junior Luke Cullen. The crowd goes wild after a gain of 15 yards. The students shout out...

Community supports schools across district

Community supports schools across district

Kaitlyn Kirby, Business Editor May 15, 2018

The local community plays a large role in supporting their local school district. Students believe that the success of Stillwater Schools is largely due to the support they receive from the community....

Photo by Andrew Phan

Math teacher Pam Bloom retires after 32 years

Mason Wylie, Read and Watch Editor May 15, 2018

Stillwater Area High School will be saddened due to the loss of a valuable member at the end of the year. Math teacher, Pam Bloom will be leaving for retirement. She has been teaching at SAHS for 11...

Photo by Aubrey Kelley

Lori Stippel has ‘nailed it’ in final days of teaching

Ben Valerius, Announcements Editor May 4, 2018

With the end of the year on the horizon, students are anxiously anticipating the end of long school hours and endless nights of homework. Teachers get the chance to take a break as well, and many look...

Alternative Copy story by Emma Polucha

Silver Byrd prepares to study in Thailand

Lilly Sample, Online Editor April 10, 2018

Junior Silver Byrd is living out a popular high school fantasy by studying abroad in Thailand for her senior year. Byrd has been learning Thai in preparation for next year, as her host family will speak...

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