The Pony Express

Downtown’s colorful light tunnel attracts locals

Downtown’s colorful light tunnel attracts locals

Ben Jacobs, Podcast Reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows

This winter, the ice castles that take shape in Lowell Park were missing. Construction took up the space and forced the ice castles to find a new location. To fix the lack of an attraction that Stillwater had, a tunnel of lights was made and put up for display for people to walk through and enjoy. The...

Winter semi-formal dazzles dance-goers

Winter semi-formal dazzles dance-goers

Rosie Nichols, Layout Editor

January 17, 2019


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Nothing brings a school together like a school dance. Putting on that dress that makes your eyes pop, slowly tugging the zipper fitting it tightly to your figure making you feel like a princess. Learning how to properly fasten a tie, so that it fits the collar of your freshly pressed dress shirt making...

Pony Possibilities Night seeks out eighth graders

Pony Possibilities Night seeks out eighth graders

Dylan Stormoen, Copy Editor

January 15, 2019


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With the conclusion of the first semester, the 2019-2020 school year is becoming a topic of discussion. As class registration is coming up, current eighth graders have the opportunity to get an in-depth look at classes a little early. Pony Possibilities Night is a time for students, as well as parents, to l...

Da Vinci Fest blends passions of community

Da Vinci Fest blends passions of community

Elsa Persson, Online Editor

January 12, 2019


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One of the community's most special showcases of talent is coming around once again. This festival displays incredible art and science projects made by students in the Stillwater district, for which participants strive to win the competition. The Da Vinci Fest is an annual tradition in the Stillwater...

Winter break kicks off with Coffee House

Winter break kicks off with Coffee House

Marie Lecuyer, Copy Editor

January 1, 2019


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Talented students and teachers participated in this year's winter Coffee House run by the National Honor Society. The show took place on Dec. 21 in the theater. Before being able to perform at Coffee House, students went through auditions where multiple judges critiqued their act. The judges then picked...

School board in discussion to cut $2.5 million

School board in discussion to cut $2.5 million

Hazel Flock, Layout Editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows

On Dec. 13, the school board began examining the budget cuts within the district that needed to happen. The school is budgeting around a $2.5 million deficit and they approved $1.081 million worth of cuts as of Jan. 11. The board originally proposed $1.523 million in reductions, however after t...

Anderson Elementary adds Buddy Benches to grow friendships

Anderson Elementary adds Buddy Benches to grow friendships

Kevin Kerber, Podcast Reporter

December 14, 2018


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Anderson Elementary has put in Buddy Benches for students to find friends. These Buddy Benches are for students who are new to the school, are looking for new friends to play with, or their friends are not at school. They will sit on the bench if they want to make a new friend then someone will come u...

Weaver’s classes get hands-on experience with deer

Weaver’s classes get hands-on experience with deer

AJ Gunderson, Podcast Reporter

December 11, 2018


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On Dec. 4, science teacher Andrew Weaver’s Field Biology and AP Biology classes caught a deer in the ELC. Once the deer was anesthetized and unconscious, students proceeded to gather information on the two-year-old doe using blood samples. They also had to regulate the deer’s body temperature, as an...

Voted 21st safest school in the metro area

Voted 21st safest school in the metro area

Joseph Devins, Field Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under News, Podcasts

Stillwater Area High School has been awarded with the 21st safest school in the Twin cities Metro Area. Assistant Principal Shelly Phernetton and Police Liaison Officer Lindsey Paradise have been taking necessary precautions to keep students safe. After countless tragedies, SAHS has decided to add mor...

Unbreakable second grade friendship still holding strong after nine years

Unbreakable second grade friendship still holding strong after nine years

Haley Nelson, Online Editor

December 7, 2018


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Juniors Trey Kruse and Adam Potter have been best friends since second grade at Stonebridge elementary school. A friendship unlike most, Trey is an honor student and captain of the wrestling team, and Adam is a student with autism, but "special" is just one word that Trey would use to describe the...

Shelly Christensen wins Minnesota House of Representatives election

Shelly Christensen wins Minnesota House of Representatives election

Matt Moore, Podcast Reporter

December 7, 2018


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Every vote counts. Voters hear that time and time again during the election seasons. Shelly Christensen, the new House of Representative for District 39B, knows this first hand. She defeated Republican Kathy Lohmer by 137 votes in the general election this past November. “I’m not sure if you are aware ...

Andersen Principal Anna Wilcek porkers up to pig

Andersen Principal Anna Wilcek porkers up to pig

John Franklin, Copy Editor

December 4, 2018


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Most people only kiss other humans in their life, but then there a few people who can say they kissed a pig.  On Nov. 27, 2018, Andersen Elementary principal Anna Wilcek became a part of that small population. Wilcek kissed a pig named Bilbo Bacon as a celebration for her students on a remarkable Diggy's Dash fundraiser.  The fundraiser inc...