The Pony Express

School experiments with after school A La Carte option

School experiments with after school A La Carte option

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 3, 2018


Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows

"It is now three o'clock. If you are not under the direct supervision of a teacher please report to the cafeteria," the loudspeaker announces. Many students spend their time waiting in the lunchroom after the final bell rings. Some students are waiting for their ride while others do homework wit...

“Wait, are you the Rock girl?” Katie Kelzenberg’s promposal garners big attention

“Wait, are you the Rock girl?” Katie Kelzenberg’s promposal garners big attention

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

May 2, 2018


Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

''She gets recognized everywhere. Like, 'You're that girl. Congratulations.' We were at the theater and some random old people came up and took pictures on their cell phones. An old man said, 'Are you, like, the rock girl?'A lot of people think she won a contest," Katie's self-described bodyguard and...

Remembering Parkland victims with walkout, demanding safety

Remembering Parkland victims with walkout, demanding safety

Mira LaNasa, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2018


Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

One student stood halfway up a half-frozen snow bank with three peers, megaphone in hand, while three others crouched on the cement below, using blue and red lighters to light white tea lights in glass votives. “Alyssa Alhadeff, 14,” senior Erica Lemcke began. “Scott Beigel, 35,” she continued...

Adult advocate time redundant for seniors

Adult advocate time redundant for seniors

Hannah Boardman, Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Photo Slide Shows

Since flex time premiered at the beginning of the year, Adult Advocate days have been few and far between. The few there have been, however, have had specific activities for the senior class that differ from the rest of the grades. They have to do with planning for the future. They are geared towar...

Bohacek expresses passion for photography

Bohacek expresses passion for photography

Luke Higgins, Distribution Reporter

December 4, 2017


Filed under In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

Senior Carl Bohacek has a passion for taking interesting shots with his camera drone. He takes both handheld and aerial photos. He mainly works solo, but sometimes works with friends who are also into photography. His passion for photography is truly something to see. Bohacek said he's been into p...

40 Below’s chilling musical talent rises

40 Below’s chilling musical talent rises

Mason Wylie, Read and Watch Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

This year, a returning band named 40 Below is planning to participate in this year's Battle of the Bands later in January.  The band includes six members: juniors Joseph Weckwerth, Sabrina Ness, Colin Bracewell, Daniel Cove, Jake Olson, Noah Harbinson and Jonathan Kraemer. All of the members...

Lake Elmo adds immersion program this fall

Lake Elmo adds immersion program this fall

Kate Poor, Distribution Reporter

November 20, 2017


Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

Lake Elmo Elementary is adding an exciting new addition in the fall of 2018: a Spanish Immersion program is being introduced to the district for kindergarteners.   This is a dual program, with native Spanish and English speakers. They are doing this because it gives kids more opportunities ...

Rogers lends a hand to the Virgin Islands

Rogers lends a hand to the Virgin Islands

Rosalie Braun, Online Editor

November 19, 2017


Filed under In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

Senior Lauren Rogers took initiative to help raise money for the Virgin Islands after Hurricane Irma hit the northern US and Puerto Rico at the end of August. She used the organization All Hands Volunteers in order to wire money to the US Virgin Islands to go towards building the islands back up...

BSU helps promote awareness, diversity in community

BSU helps promote awareness, diversity in community

Ben Valerius, Announcements Editor

November 18, 2017


Filed under Featured Videos, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase, Student Life

Every week, a number of different clubs can be found meeting in and around campus. The Black Students Union, or BSU, meets every Tuesday in the main forum from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Typically, they will see 20-30 students ranging from freshman to seniors coming out to talk about experiences of being stud...

Zephyr Depot to reopen as community theater

Zephyr Depot to reopen as community theater

Madison Weispfenning, Editorial Cartoonist

November 4, 2017


Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

Community gives a sense of home and hope. The Zephyr Theater, opening in downtown Stillwater, has effectively gave a sense of home even without a building. In early 2016, the Zephyr decided that they wanted to bring the arts together and build a 330 seat professional theater in the Zephyr Depot ...

Boys cross country strives for fame

Boys cross country strives for fame

Will Gleason, Photography Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Photo Slide Shows, Sports

The Stillwater boys varsity cross country season is well under way and the boys are finding success. Although the team is doing well, both the boys and Head Coach Scott Christensen believe they can do better. The Ponies Cross Country team has won several meets already this season, including the Faribault Invita...

Confederate statues should remain historical landmarks

Confederate statues should remain historical landmarks

Joshua Framke, Distribution Reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Photo Slide Shows, Political Opinion

Ever since the Charleston church shooting in 2015, there have been controversies around confederate statues and monuments. Many people believe that they should be taken down because they stand for hatred and racism. While that may be true for some, there is a lot of blatant hatred making people want them gon...