The Pony Express

April 20 walkout marks 19 year anniversary of Columbine

April 20 walkout marks 19 year anniversary of Columbine

Ike Gunderson, Online Editor

April 11, 2018


Filed under News

After another mass school shooting occurred on Feb. 14, teens decided they had enough. Following the tragedy which claimed 17 lives, many students from around the country sprung into action. They began planning nationwide school walkouts to honor the victims of all school shootings, as well as lobby for...

Prom committee plans for a night in the roaring twenties

Prom committee plans for a night in the roaring twenties

Morgan Grim, Photography Editor

April 4, 2018


Filed under Activities, News

With prom quickly approaching, the prom committee meets every week to plan for a night in the roaring twenties. Prom committee is a group of students that choose a theme, make decorations, budget a project, coordinate a location and overall plan for the upcoming junior and senior dance. The commit...

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 Local News, 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...

School Board postpones discussion on school start times

School Board postpones discussion on school start times

Levi Gregg, Copy Editor

March 15, 2018


Filed under Local News, News

  Pressure from students and parents at Stillwater Area High School led the school board consider changing the high school’s start time from 7:40 to 8:30 a.m.  However, after looking at the issue for several years, the school board decided to delay the change, initially scheduled to ...

WALKOUT: SAHS walks out to remember Parkland victims

WALKOUT: SAHS walks out to remember Parkland victims

Hunter Hippel, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2018


Filed under Local News, News, News Briefs

To participate in the nationwide protest, SAHS students walked out at 10 a.m. local time Wednesday to remember the victims of the horrific Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting and demand gun control from the nation's leaders. The walkout took place on March 14 at 10 a.m. and lasted for 17 ...

High school tattoos become more widespread

High school tattoos become more widespread

Fotini Kloos, Announcements Editor

March 11, 2018


Filed under News, Podcasts, Student Life, Trending Now

Tattoos have become a major trend in the Stillwater community, especially with the seniors turning 18. Tattoos and body art have always been a way for students, especially in high school, to express themselves. Recently, students have been posting on social media with their friends getting the new a...

Asian Student Union builds strong bonds

Asian Student Union builds strong bonds

Rose Deziel, Copy Editor

March 4, 2018


Filed under Activities, News

In a school lacking diversity, it can be difficult for minorities to feel included.  New this year, the Asian Student Union helps students find peers with common interests. The group meets on Tuesdays during Flex Time in room E124.  Shannon VerDuin, a print room paraprofessional, advises ASU as well a...

Feminism club resumes to promote equality

Feminism club resumes to promote equality

Linnea Phillips, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2018


Filed under News

When the Feminism Club opened for students in the 2016-2017 school year, leaders were excited and ready for any and all activities planned for the students interested in the club. However, dissension and disagreements on what the club meant and what it should do caused the leaders to shut the club down....

District drafts strategic plan: Profile of a Graduate

District drafts strategic plan: Profile of a Graduate

Kate Poor, Distribution Reporter

February 17, 2018


Filed under News

Shaping curriculum is one of the most important jobs of teachers and school administrators. Profile of a Graduate is a new venture being taken on by the district to come up with ways to ensure the success of students after high school. The project came about in December of 2017. The goal of th...

Herbs Brooks Foundation presents Sticks in Stillwater

Herbs Brooks Foundation presents Sticks in Stillwater

Judi Johnson, Announcements Editor

January 11, 2018


Filed under Local News, News

  Sticks in Stillwater is an annual hockey festival for beginner level hockey players being held on Jan.12-14. The festival is being put on by the Herb Brooks Foundation, who was an Olympic gold medal winning Hockey player from Minnesota. The program aims to help young players develop their...

New year brings new books for media center

New year brings new books for media center

Rose Deziel, Copy Editor

January 8, 2018


Filed under News

From the beginning of this school year, the media paraprofessional, Mary Peters had been searching through an extensive list of books to find ones that would best suit the high school, in her opinion.  In the end, the list was narrowed down to about 60 books. With the list complete, Peters ordered th...

Petition circulates to end Pony Activity Center fees

Petition circulates to end Pony Activity Center fees

Levi Gregg, Copy Editor

January 6, 2018


Filed under News

  Hundreds of students join junior Bryn Cater in petitioning school authorities to remove a student fee for use of the Pony Athletic Center. In December, about 900 students and staff members signed a petition, which seeks to remove a monthly $20 fee for the Pony Athletic Center, known...