The Pony Express

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...

Special education teacher Laurie McKenzie retires after 3 decades

Special education teacher Laurie McKenzie retires after 3 decades

Hannah Sween, Print Editor-in-Chief

May 9, 2018


Filed under People

“Is that right? Oh my gosh, I wasn’t thinking it was quite that long,” Laurie McKenzie, work experience, 'on-the-job' training and interpersonal and communications skills teacher, said, “29 years.” McKenzie’s impressive three decades of working in education began after she received ...

NextGen takes the ‘Worlds’ by storm

NextGen takes the ‘Worlds’ by storm

Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 9, 2018


Filed under People

Starting as a kid in FIRST LEGO league, Ethan Badger developed a deep interest in robotics. While he was growing up, Badger was always surrounded by robots built by his brothers and was encouraged by his mother to join FIRST(For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) programs as well...

Paraprofessionals create learning opportunities

Paraprofessionals create learning opportunities

Rosalie Braun, Online Editor

May 4, 2018


Filed under People

Paraprofessionals have worked worldwide in schools for many years. From helping kids transport to class to teaching them lessons, they are around when students need them. There are over 40 paraprofessionals at Stillwater Area High School. They provide immediate and continual support for the student...