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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

Junior Addyson Preuss paints a picture of a rabbit during class work time. Letting her creativity flow with painting the first thing that came to her mind.

AP Art competition leads artists to new levels

Anna Agnessi, Online Editor May 27, 2024

White Bear Center for the Arts hosted an art competition April 25. The gallery of the student's artwork will be available to view. The exhibition is meant to celebrate the talent and expression of young...

Located on bulletin boards all around the school, the Community Closet poster helps spread word of the resources reserved for students. Not only does it spread feelings of hope as students know they can get help, but it creates awareness to the situation some students are put in and pressures they can be under; people never know what is going on at home.

Community Closet overflows, counselors take action

Madi Ruchie, Layout Editor May 20, 2024

People are clumsy, accidents happen. Yet, spilling coffee on new clothes no matter how sorry somebody else is, leaves people grumpy for the day. Walking around with a stain is embarrassing, and it feels...

Students using smartphones at a table

Minnesota bill introduced to limit smartphone use in schools

Peter Banister, Broadcast Editor-In-Chief May 20, 2024

In April, Minnesota state lawmakers proposed a bill imposing structured smartphone regulation with students in public institutions.  While this bill is not an outright ban, it ensures all schools have...

Members of BPA senior Evan Cadenhead, senior Mason Warlick, senior Jair Diaz, freshman Riddhi Singhvi and junior Coolsjes Singhvi placed 4th at state competition that earned them a spot at the state-level case study competition on April 25.

Business Professionals of America claims 4th place at Personal Finance Decathlon

Adelaide Bielke, Broadcast Editor May 20, 2024

Business Professionals of America club members, senior Evan Cadenhead, senior Jair Diaz, junior Coolsjes Singhvi and senior Mason Warlick claimed the top spot at the Minnesota Personal Finance Decathlon....

Speech students junior Brendyn Van Houten and sophomore Sophie Amundgaard Advanced to speech Nationals. This dynamic duo represents just two among the 5,000 other competitors at nationals in Des Moines, Iowa June 16-21.

Pair of speech team students advance to National Tournament

Gavin Schuna, Business Editor May 19, 2024

A pair of speech students junior Brendyn Van Houten and sophomore Sophia Amundgaard, advanced to speech nationals in Des Moines, Iowa June 16-21. By finishing second overall at the national qualifying...

Senior Environmental Science student Eve Pagan feeds the tank of rainbow trout after class. Students carefully regulate and test the trout tanks daily.

Two new teachers take on trout business

Bailey Holmes, Photography Editor-In-Chief April 23, 2024

Every year, the Environmental Science and Fish and Wildlife classes take on the task of raising rainbow trout. Students learn the different aspects of taking care of freshwater creatures and float into...

students standing in front of polar plunge tank

Polar Plunge special olympics freezin’ for a reason

Ava Aspengren, Business Editor April 23, 2024

The Polar Plunge is a big fundraiser that raises money for people with disabilities and the special olympics. It is scheduled to take place April 10 in the courtyard at the high school. There will be many...

Menstrual product dispensers in womens bathrooms allow for students to have access to free products. All womens bathrooms at school have a dispenser with pads and tampons.

No more period panic! Minnesota Schools roll out free menstrual products

Lainey Zinda, Social Media Editor April 16, 2024

A new law recently passed in January in Minnesota requires all schools grades 4-12 to provide free menstrual products in women's bathrooms. Students now have access to tampons and pads at any point in...

Zephyr depot building renamed for the Manitou fund.

Zephyr theatre changes scenes

Peter Banister, Broadcast Editor-In-Chief April 15, 2024

The Zephyr restructured to focus on balancing theatre education, which has been a cornerstone throughout the theatre's founding, and locally produced productions. The Zephyr opened in 2016 as an upcoming...

The district motto changes came with a re-vamp of the school districts website. This shows a new era in the Stillwater Area Schools District as they refine their purpose.

District motto changes to ‘Expect More’

Netta Hillegass, Broadcast Editor April 15, 2024

The district has had a motto for many years, though the district believed a change was needed. The motto before was "We learn not for school but for life." The district believed that it did not properly...

The Latino Student Union speaks out on Feb. 14 during BLAST week, on their behalf of the challenges going on around the community and school. LSU tries to better our community and have students of Latino culture speak out about what they face in the community and schools.

New BIPOC community forms in school

Amelia Strong and Gavin Schuna, Social Media Editor and Business Editor April 15, 2024

After the Voices of Change conference, which is a collaborative meeting and workshop-based conference led by Cornelius Rish and the Student Leadership Council (SLC) during BLAST week, the SLC was held...

Senior Belle Lapos speaks at the state House of Representatives on March 13. She and senior Stella McHugh spoke about school publication rights in hopes of passing a new bill.

Students speak at state legislature

Ian Lunneborg, Video Editor April 15, 2024

The student body of a school can be a powerful force. If there are things that need to be changed then there is no one better to ask about such problems than the many people who live in the environment...

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