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Administrators update cell phone regulation policy

Administrators update cell phone regulation policy

Levi Gregg, Copy Editor

October 21, 2017

High school administrators enacted the updated cell phone policy to formally differentiate cell phones from "nuisance items"; however, stricter guidelines raise concern in some teachers over the potential banning of cell phones from the high school. This fall, the high school implemented the first stand...

Student Council hosts movie night at Pony Stadium

Rose Deziel, Copy Editor

October 10, 2017

With the new freshmen added to the high school, there are more students attending the school than ever before.  That being said, student council is really focusing on student inclusion this year.  To do this, they thought that it would be best to bring the school together for a movie on the football...

Only one political club remains this fall

Only one political club remains this fall

Hannah Sween, Layout Editor

October 6, 2017

This fall only one of the two political clubs remains at large within the school, the Young Democrats. Many of the Young Republicans' main characters graduated last year, leaving their fellow conservative underclassmen floundering without leadership. The two politically centered clubs arose durin...

Quick takes over debate team as head coach

Quick takes over debate team as head coach

Kenzie Coyle, Layout Editor

October 5, 2017

  After six years of being coached by Laura Hammond, the debate team has a new head coach, English teacher Corey Quick. As the debate season begins, the team members are adjusting to the differences between Quick and former head coach, Hammond. While Hammond is still helping out, she ...

Exchange program benefits students, families

Exchange program benefits students, families

Rachel Dankers, Layout editor

October 5, 2017

Jiawen Ding is one of thousands of exchange students living in the United States during the 2017-2018 school year. For her, this is a dream that she’s had since she was a child. “It was my dream as a little girl to come to America,” exchange student Jiawen Ding said. Many exchange studen...

Online system expands opportunities for scholarships

Online system expands opportunities for scholarships

Morgan Grim, Photography Editor

October 5, 2017

  Seniors and students are gaining more and more scholarship opportunities in our community. With about 60 scholarships given out each year, students are able to apply more easily to have opportunities for colleges and universities within the country and community. Amy Carr, who works in...

Cheerleaders create support for football players

Cheerleaders create support for football players

Aubrey Kelley, Photography Editor

October 1, 2017

As the Ponies football team took on the field for the first time this 2017 season, Stillwater fans and students were excited to see them joined by a 32 person cheerleading squad composed of female students ranging from freshmen to seniors.  The cheerleading squad has greatly impacted the energy level...

Coach Scott Christensen recognized by MSHSL

Coach Scott Christensen recognized by MSHSL

Levi Gregg, Copy Editor

September 30, 2017

Coach Scott Christensen’s dedication to Stillwater’s runners finally paid  off when he was inducted into the MSHSL Track hall of Fame. After coaching 73 track and cross country teams, training 4 runners who have broken 4 minutes in the mile, and winning 8 state titles, Christensen was inducted into the Tr...

High parking parking pass prices limit some drivers

High parking parking pass prices limit some drivers

Mya Lysne, Field Video Editor

September 25, 2017

Every morning, junior Anna Novalany hops into her rusty and beat-up 1990 Plymouth Voyager and drives a fifteen minute commute to school. Meanwhile, on the other side of the district, senior Jake Ledson is also making his morning commute, with his neighbor in the backseat, and girlfriend in the front sea...

Cheerleaders return to sidelines with large team

Cheerleaders return to sidelines with large team

Logan Huber, Distribution Reporter

September 22, 2017

For the first time in a decade, the cheerleaders will return to to the sidelines to cheer on the football team on Friday nights. The fans and the team loves the cheerleaders and their support, and now there is another addition to the halftime show besides just having the Chevals. "The cheerleaders b...

First homecoming carnival sets its course

First homecoming carnival sets its course

Rose Deziel, Copy Editor

September 19, 2017

In a drastically changing school district, it can sometimes be difficult to feel a strong sense of unity.  The Homecoming Committee had a vision though, and their vision was to bring the community together through a carnival. The carnival took place on Sept. 15,  on the school campus.  Only high school students were allowed to at...

Homecoming brings 1000th game and first-ever parade

Homecoming brings 1000th game and first-ever parade

Kaitlyn Kirby, Business Editor

September 18, 2017

Homecoming plays an important part in many student’s high school experience. This year Stillwater homecoming was exceptionally memorable with it being the 1000th Pony game. For seniors, their last homecoming may have been bittersweet. The 1000th Pony game was memorable for students, teachers and c...

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