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Schmit competing in a figures meet vs. Forest lake, on April 12.

Eighth-grade synchronized swimmer Hailey Schmit ranked first in state

Cambrie Cole, Photographer, Distribution June 7, 2022

Hailey Schmit, an eighth-grader competing in girls' synchronized swimming, is maintaining a winning streak this season, placing first in all three-figure meets. Her team placed well altogether in routine...

Dunwoody College of Technology in St. Paul. This is a close-to-home option for students who would like to attend a trade school and get experience in technical things.

Students plan experiences in trade schools

Cecilia Conery, Podcast and Online Editor May 23, 2022

With school wrapped up, seniors have graduated and decided on their future paths. While some seniors have planned on attending traditional four-year schools, some students have also planned on going to...

Senior Mikai Tasch is the social media Editor-in-Chief and copy editor for the Pony Express. He planned on going to the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities for civil engineering.

Federal minimum wage should increase amid high inflation

Mikai Tasch, Social Media Editor-in-Chief and Copy Editor May 3, 2022

The federal minimum wage has been $7.25/hour since July 24, 2009. For many citizens across the United States, this is not a livable wage. Although some believe that the federal minimum wage should stay...

A red electric car is hooked up to a charging station outside of Walmart off of Hudson Road in Woodbury, MN.

U.S. should move towards renewable energy

Katie Kangas, Layout Editor-In-Chief April 26, 2022

Although cutting other countries off from U.S. trade of oil and gas sales and letting the U.S. make their own oil would be an effective strategy to become more self-sufficient as a country. The U.S. should...

Members of the girls track and field team are ready for the upcoming race. The girls are wearing pony gear to show off their pride for their school.

Track and field starts off with a bang

Ava Stein, Graphics Editor and Online Editor April 25, 2022

Bang! A shot fired into the air and track members zoomed down the field. Junior Kyle Och's feet pounded on the ground as he had his eyes on the finish line. Och inched his way to the front of the group,...

Senior Margaret Swenson lets the frisbee fly through the air last summer at State. The Ponies won it all in Blaine with a final score of 15-7.

Ultimate Frisbee grows in size

Sumer Harrington, Social Media and Online Editor April 24, 2022

Rapidly growing in high schools, colleges and at adult levels, Ultimate Frisbee flies across America. Minnesota has the largest high school Ultimate Frisbee league in the country. At the state tournament,...

Part of the GSA club sitting around a table holding their weekly meeting.

‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill endangers Florida LGBTQ+ youth

Sydney Rodd, Layout Editor April 18, 2022

The "Don't Say Gay" bill introduced in Florida is working to restrict discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity within public schools. The bill has passed in the state's House and Senate, and...

The Fallout poster

‘The Fallout’: untold stories of students after a shooting

Maya Disher, Photography and Public Relations Editor March 8, 2022

From age five to eighteen, a kids' job is to be a student. Students spend eight hours a day, 5 days a week, 23 weeks a year, "working" in a building called a school. For 165 days a year, parents send their...

The American Flag flies through the air at Stillwater Area High School representing freedom.

Students should stand for Pledge of Allegiance, express gratitude

Abby Thibodeau, Layout Editor-in-Chief March 6, 2022

The school bell calls as students settle into their desks. “Please prepare for the Pledge of Allegiance,” crackles across the loudspeaker.  Every Tuesday morning during first hour, students are...

Junior Mason Borchardt, the co-president of NASA, is shown brain tanning a deer hide, something new the club has started focusing on. The purpose was to make moccasins that will be shown at BLAST week.

Mason Borchardt provides leadership for NASA

Taya Hehn, Graphics Editor and Copy Editor March 3, 2022

"As co-present and as a leader, I try to be the one that always makes myself involved first," junior Mason Borchardt explained. Mason is one of the co-presidents for NASA, the Native American Student...

Maus by Art Spiegelman has come into public interest as schools begin to ban the book that details the horrors of the Holocaust. Maus is one of many books that have come under recent criticism in regards the subject they cover and their appropriateness of the content for students

Staff Editorial: School reading lists must diversify

Pony Express Staff March 2, 2022

Throughout history, English classes have challenged students to look deeper at the texts that surround them, analyzing the stories that form our world; but for some, this analysis only brings discomfort...

Senior Lizzie Holder leads basketball team

Girls basketball team leads conference

Nissa Wilcox, Layout Editor-In-Chief February 28, 2022

The girls varsity basketball thrives in the new season, led by new head coach Tim Peper, the team currently holds a record of 19-3 as of Feb. 14. All grades are represented on the team this year, however,...

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