The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

Rutherford Elementarys big playground

Rutherford Elementary creates new playgrounds

Sydney Rodd, Layout Editor-in-Chief June 6, 2023

Rutherford Elementary is currently fundraising to replace the school's two original playgrounds from 1998. The new playgrounds will better suit students and create a more inclusive playground experience. The...

SAHS teens view art at The Phipps in Hudson, Wisconsin.

Local teens enter art pieces at The Phipps Center for the Arts

Cathleen Costello, Staff Writer June 1, 2023

For three decades, The Phipps Center for the Arts has been a place to explore, host and celebrate the arts. It is a  destination for visual art, theater, song, and dance in the St. Croix Valley of eastern...

Elzen holding her cake

Madelyn Elzen shares baking business throughout community

Lavender Schleder, Social Media Editor May 23, 2023

Junior Madelyn Elzen owns a baking business called Mooing Munchies. One of her main ways of selling her baked goods is by going around the school, carrying her box filled with treats and selling them to...

2023-2024 Link Leaders play games to break the ice and get to know each other.  This photo was taken on their first meeting that they held recently.

Link Crew hosts first meeting to get ready for the 2023-24 school year

Oren Hamilton and Cooper Howe May 10, 2023

Seniors and juniors of the Link Crew program prepare to help incoming freshmen adjust to the high school experience. By organizing engaging games and activities, they create a welcoming and less stressful...

Stack of newspapers from multiple different news organizations. With news becoming so opinionated, it creates a major issue with how to find real facts and reliable statistics.

Lemon and Carlson fired from CNN and Fox news

Bailey Holmes, Photography May 10, 2023

Tucker Carlson and Don Lemon both got fired from their major news networks, Fox News and CNN, on April 29 within a 90-minute period. Lemon made a sexist comment about Republican politician, Nikki Haley,...

Stillwater School District Board Members in a meeting

Chris Lauer fills seat for school board

Angela Taylor and Aydin Brennan April 18, 2023

Chris Lauer, a member of the Partnership Plan board, has been selected to fill the open school board seat in place of his predecessor, Eva Lee. Lauer was on the Stillwater Planning Commission, a volunteer...

The clue room at the Sherlock Holmes exhibit, where people look around for the most loved and famous Sherlock items. This museum is a family-loved tradition by many.

Sherlock Holmes exhibit closes

Reece Bastyr, Social Media Editor April 8, 2023

How long was 174 years ago? What was going on in the world? America was not looking the best, but Minnesota was determined to collect, preserve and tell the story of the Land of 10,000 lakes. The Minnesota...

President Joe Biden standing in front of an American flag, speaking into a microphone.

Presidential candidates should meet a maximum age limit

Aubree Bigger, Political Cartoon Editor April 1, 2023

Presidential candidates should have to meet a maximum age limit to be elected. One must follow many rules to become president of the United States of America, such as a minimum age limit of 35 years....

Mason Mora-Clark dribbles the ball down the court during the Unified basketball game.

Pony adapted basketball team plays in the Unified basketball tournament

Aidan Primeau and Oren Hamilton March 3, 2023

Special Olympics Minnesota hosted the annual adapted basketball tournament on Feb. 3 at Eagan Community Center. Stillwater's adapted basketball team participated for their second year.  Throughout...

Health teacher Ryan Bartowskis second hour class engages in physical activity. This is one the many acts of physical activity that can be engaged to help the body relieve stress.

Stress can affect physical, emotional health

Glenn Blazier, Broadcast Editor March 1, 2023

Stress can have severe effects on one's health. If people notice and treat stress before it gets out of hand, the physical effects will be less severe. Stress, after being built up, can lead to extensive...

Mr. Maxwell on the teachers team is getting ready to take the shot from the three-point-line. One of the students is defending him from going to the hoop for the layup.

Students bring diversity, inclusion through BLAST

Grace Schwoch and Kennedy Williams February 20, 2023

  “It creates a better community within the student body and that is really important for not only friendships but building trust within your peers and administration,” Iliana Balok, senior...

Behind the scenes of Maya in a photoshoot.

Maya Disher excels in modeling career

Kayly Richert, Podcast Reporter February 20, 2023

"It's definitely made me more ambitious and adventurous," senior Maya Disher said. Maya is just an average teen on the outside, but behind the scenes she has a lot more going on. The former pageant...

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