The Pony Express

Additions possible for Minnesota Constitution

Additions possible for Minnesota Constitution

Elise Truman, Online Editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under Focus, In-Depth

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...

Stillwater attendance problem still noticeable

Stillwater attendance problem still noticeable

Paige Speedling, Distribution Reporter

February 28, 2019


Filed under Focus

Attendance had been an issue four years ago. Slowly, unexcused absences have been diminishing, while excused absences have been increasing. In the 2015 to 2016 school year, Stillwater had one of the worst chronic absenteeism rates in the state. Even now chronic absenteeism rates are down, but still present. Attendance...

Gettinger endlessly supports the Ponies

Gettinger endlessly supports the Ponies

Catherine Monty, Distribution Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under People

Don Gettinger, or Coach Gett as the students call him, is and always has been involved in the Stillwater community. He participates in all areas of the community, but is especially passionate about the students who attend the school. Whether he is teaching in the classroom or coaching on the sideline,...

Horn gives wrestling team her all

Horn gives wrestling team her all

Emma Sneden, Business Editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows

As junior Madi Horn walks into wrestling practice, she remembers to work hard and practice not just for herself, but for her team, for being the only girl on it is difficult. Horn knows that she needs to work harder than everyone else to help the team improve as a whole. After joining in junio...

Bischoff makes heavy work lighter

Bischoff makes heavy work lighter

Annika Brown, Business Editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under People

"He always motivates us to become better athletes by being so positive and encouraging," junior AJ Schoenecker said. Chad Bischoff is an important component of the school's community. As a Stillwater alumni, recurring substitute, coach for the girls golf team and pony power, his positive personality...

Selah Clasen sharing her faith in Jehovah’s Witnesses

Selah Clasen sharing her faith in Jehovah’s Witnesses

Sadie Heieren, Photographer

February 22, 2019


Filed under People

Freshman Selah Clasen is part of a religion called Jehovah's Witnesses. Being a part of it means sharing the religion with others and spreading the kindness in their community. Her religion has a great impact on her life. Jehovah's Witnesses is a Christian religion that is non-trinitarian, and is ...

Henry Kelzenberg’s journey of raising sea slugs

Henry Kelzenberg’s journey of raising sea slugs

Elle Sprenger, Social Media Editor

February 21, 2019


Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows, Podcasts

Junior Henry Kelzenberg took up a unique interest over the past summer. Kelzenberg decided to make a hobby in raising and selling sea slugs. Kelzenberg inhabits the sea slugs in 10 gallon salt water aquariums at his house that have specific conditions designed for the slugs. Over the summer, Kelzenber...

Teachers and staff help those effected by Seasonal Affective Disorder

Teachers and staff help those effected by Seasonal Affective Disorder

Megan Baxter, Photography Editor

February 16, 2019


Filed under Focus, In-Depth

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...

Lysne expresses indescribable love for music

Lysne expresses indescribable love for music

Emma Urban, Photographer

February 15, 2019


Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows

Senior Mya Lysne practicing a piece for battle of the bands. In her free time, Lysne likes to create new music pieces she hasn't made before.

Patterson shows musical talent

Patterson shows musical talent

Ben Wrightsman, Video Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under People

As students pass through their educational path, many tried wide variety of musical instruments. Maybe it is a trumpet, a guitar, or a pair of drumsticks. Music is one of the shining stars of the Stillwater Area High School curriculum. Throughout the years, the Stillwater music community continu...

Staff couples share a glimpse into their lives

Staff couples share a glimpse into their lives

Claire Anderson, Field Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under People

Amanda Banick, math teacher and girls swim and dive coach, worked at the White Bear Lake ALC. The security guard at the school consistently offered her his son's phone number. She felt it was a little out of the ordinary. After many failed attempts, a secretary convinced her and she gave Amanda's numbe...

Alexis Pratt shoots toward basketball success

Alexis Pratt shoots toward basketball success

Catherine Monty, Distribution Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under People

Sophomore Alexis Pratt is one of Stillwater's all star basketball players. At 5'3, standing out on the basketball court may seem like a difficult thing to do, however, Pratt has disproved that standard.  A spectator would not leave a Stillwater girls basketball game without noticing Pratt's outstan...