The Pony Express

Woman behind curtain of Cutaway Productions: Deb Drew

Woman behind curtain of Cutaway Productions: Deb Drew

Ella Stratmann, Video Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, People

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 that Drew contains for her students is heart-warming and very admirable, and her students are the ...

Malaina Fragnito trains as EMT

Malaina Fragnito trains as EMT

Soren Danelius, Layout Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, People

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 certification in high school. The purpose of the EMT program is that it encourages students to get ...

Genesys Works, helps students prepare for career

Genesys Works, helps students prepare for career

Toby Weiss, Camera Editor

November 4, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, People

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 job in the IT world. According to seniors Donyea Davis and Chinmay Sahu, it is most definitely a re...

Drommerhausen begins 45th year of teaching

Drommerhausen begins 45th year of teaching

Grace Silbernick, Layout Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, People

“Students...they just want to learn something, they want someone to love them, they want to meet new friends,... they want to have someone that’s going to help them plan out where they want to go from here. They just want someone to know that they care about them, and I think that’s been forever since time,” M...

Military recruiters seek out students

Military recruiters seek out students

Dylan Stormoen, Copy Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, People

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 is a recruiter working at the Roseville office. Allia along with others, personally come to schools to...

Swanson family changes lives of Namibian children

Swanson family changes lives of Namibian children

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 27, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, People

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, Godlieb and Esther Swanson, now live here together in this new country. Godlieb is 17 years ...

Salmi wins Secondary Physical Education Teacher of the Year

Salmi wins Secondary Physical Education Teacher of the Year

Zach Johnson, Social Media Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, People

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 to teachers. Salmi received the award to honor and recognize for his outstanding services and contributi...

Freshmen volleyball players take varsity by storm

Freshmen volleyball players take varsity by storm

Dylan Stormoen, Copy Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, People

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 on the ball. " When I heard the words come out of Bob's mouth that I was in, I got really excited...

Drevlow hunts for microadventures

Drevlow hunts for microadventures

Taylor Lee, Distributive Reporter

September 10, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, People, Showcase

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 students and headed off to another day at work, rain or shine. "Well, 1999, 1998, I started riding to ...

Super Fans show school spirit at Homecoming game

Super Fans show school spirit at Homecoming game

Carina Block, Copy Editor

September 8, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, People, Showcase

  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 a couple different cheers lead by the not often talked about, most energetic fans standing in the fron...

Exploring why join the military

Exploring why join the military

Luke Higgins, Distribution reporter

May 25, 2018


Filed under People

On average, four to five percent of a high school graduating class enlists in the military. At Stillwater Area High School, an average of five to six percent of the graduating class enlists in the military, putting our school slightly above average. Most military recruits come from high schools or young...

Community supports schools across district

Community supports schools across district

Kaitlyn Kirby, Business Editor

May 15, 2018


Filed under Focus, In-Depth, People

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. According to students and staff, the school would be a completely different place without the suppo...