The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

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

Cannabis plants being grown naturally in greenhouses. Cannabis plants are ready to harvest after 10 weeks.

Legalization of marijuana is questioned

Ella Belland, Online Editor-Photographer May 31, 2023

The legislative passed the legalization of recreational use of marijuana by a vote of 34-33 on April 28. The final bill has now made its way to Governor Tim Walz’s desk to be signed  before becoming...

Stillwater High School student gives a speech to class in a pre covid time period.

Covid-19 impact on students and staff

Brock Lynskey, Podcast Reporter April 13, 2023

The virus known as Covid-19 impacted all students in Stillwater Public Schools and has continued to affect them. The Pandemic required online learning which didn't really teach the students the material...

The push to ban assault rifles is critical as mass shootings increase by the day as seen in this graphic. Data from

Legislators pushed to ban assault rifles

Paige Van Duyne, Broadcast Editor February 27, 2023

Legislators are facing pressure to ban assault rifles in the United States. With a rising number of shootings, the push is crucial.  Following the two mass shootings in California this past January,...

Chloe Stanton (third from left, first row) and the rest of the 2022-2023 gymnastic team lining up for pictures

Chloe Stanton’s impacts gymnastics team

Coral Lariviere, Field Reporter January 10, 2023

Several days a week, for several hours, the Ponies gymnastics gym is filled with girls working their hardest. The newly built large-scale gym, with two-story tall ceilings, fills with echoes of success...

Schmit competing in a figures meet vs. Forest lake, on April 12.

Eighth-grade synchronized swimmer Hailey Schmit ranked first in state

Cambrie Cole, Photographer, Distribution June 7, 2022

Hailey Schmit, an eighth-grader competing in girls' synchronized swimming, is maintaining a winning streak this season, placing first in all three-figure meets. Her team placed well altogether in routine...

Cars like these, a Toyota Supra mark 4 1997, are valued by many, especially those who are interested in cars and design.

How people spend money reflects their values

Sienna Xiong, Graphics Editor and Online Editor June 5, 2022

"I know when I was in high school, I spent more money on wants than needs. In college, that shifted a bit as I was forced to be more reliant on my own income to cover my expenses," personal finance teacher...

Singer Lorde performs to the crowd, at the Armory on April 25. She and her band perform Buzzcut Season, a song from her second album Melodrama.

Lorde’s Solar Power tour is a celebration of youth

Sophia Arndt, Photography Editor-in-Chief and Copy Editor June 2, 2022

Lights dimmed at the Armory on April 25, as thousands of fans screamed their praise; Lorde had taken the stage. After four years of hiatus Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor, more formerly known as singer-songwriter...

Prom is held at the Myth on May 14.

Prom committee plans first “regular” prom in three years

Olivia Kuslich, Graphics Editor and Online Editor June 1, 2022

Gold, silver, black and anything else inspired by the 1920s materialism and American Dream era of The Great Gatsby will be seen at prom this year. Juniors and seniors attending prom will have the opportunity...

This year the speech team placed 7th at the State tournament, higher than ever before.

Speech team sets new record at State tournament

Evelyn Biederman, Online Editor and Photographer May 26, 2022

For the first time in the team's history, the speech team placed 7th at the State Tournament for their 2021-22 season. Nine state qualifiers and three state finalists attended the tournament at East View...

Junior Jackson Tweed competes in pole vault on May 5 at the Edina Invite. The team will compete at the True Team State meet on May 20, after placing first at the section 2AAA meet.

Boys track heads into True Team State with high hopes

Chelsea Stahl, Social Media and Podcast Editor May 9, 2022

This spring, the boys track and field team has started off with a bang. Reaching the halfway mark in the season, the athletes have shown their skills, abilities and their drive to win a meet. With multiple...

Carter Magistad playing during practice in their first week of season on March 30. The team practices after school on weekdays.

Boys tennis team returns with strong players

Keira Jelinek, Social Media Editor April 26, 2022

The boys tennis team starts their spring season with strong returning players. The coaching staff includes David Kahl, Bryce Ellefson and Jay Knutson. Their official season begins on March 28. Practices...

Senior Margaret Swenson lets the frisbee fly through the air last summer at State. The Ponies won it all in Blaine with a final score of 15-7.

Ultimate Frisbee grows in size

Sumer Harrington, Social Media and Online Editor April 24, 2022

Rapidly growing in high schools, colleges and at adult levels, Ultimate Frisbee flies across America. Minnesota has the largest high school Ultimate Frisbee league in the country. At the state tournament,...

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