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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

Two people lay on a bed and watch the new season of Euphoria

Season two of HBO’s ‘Euphoria’ released

Olivia Kuslich, Graphics Editor, Online Editor March 1, 2022

The dopamine imbalance tells Rue that if she quits she will die, but if she continues, her demise will be painless. In a series that focuses on the unfortunate decisions made by teenagers, the viewer can...

Senior Maggie Irwin and junior Katie Irwin introducing the next act of NHS Coffeehouse.

NHS Coffeehouse displays winter wonderland of talent

Ruby Suro, Layout Editor January 7, 2022

"We are making a winter wonderland," junior officer Katie Irwin said. Coffeehouse is a talent show that National Honor Society hosts every year. Auditions were held on Dec. 10 and the showcase took...

Tech department builds set

Tech department prepares for fall play

Evelyn Biederman, Photographer and Online Editor November 25, 2021

The upcoming fall play, "Much Ado About Nothing", a Shakespearean comedy set in an Italian restaurant, is brought to life by the tech crew. Led by Brian McTier, the tech crew is constructing the sets,...

Seniors, Katie Sanderson, and Stella Cockson,  are band mentors in the Band Buddies program. They mentored elementary band students during the 2020-2021 school year, and hope to continue this year.

Band Program, implements “band buddies” mentoring program

Allie Schlagel, Layout Editor October 12, 2021

"... every relationship is kind of continuous," Band Director, Joel Bryan, explained. The "Band Buddies" program made its debut last spring during the pandemic and has impacted students' relationships...

The cast of illuminations choreographing ‘Beautiful City’ before recording it for the first time. During the pandemic the Stillwater theatre department continues to thrive.

Stillwater theatre comes out with new musical medley

Rachel Palmer, Layout Editor May 31, 2021

An empty theatre is an empty heart. The Stillwater theatre department has been surviving during COVID-19 and now are producing a show called Illumination where half of it is video and half of it is recorded...

Junior Mayona Jones listens to Taylor Swifts Fearless (Taylors Version).

Swift’s new album ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version),’ instant hit

Ella Spitzer, Copy Editor May 30, 2021

Taylor Swift has been a country and pop music icon for over a decade. Young girls have looked up to her since 2006, and it is all well deserved. Swift has catered to many different styles of music...

These are unstocked store shelves at a local target. These hooks are normally filled with packs of Pokémon cards, but now sit empty the majority of the time.

Trading card market explodes during pandemic

John Piekarski, Podcast Reporter April 25, 2021

Over the past year, many forms of have seen gigantic increases in sales and value. One example of this increased popularity is eBay, whose sales of soccer and basketball cards have gone up 1586% and...

A Tesla car parked in Woodbury on November 6. With Elon Musk dropping the prices on cars, these cars might be seen more often.

Tesla drops price of Model S

Seth Chlebeck, Distribution Reporter December 5, 2020

 Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, announced a price drop for one of Tesla’s vehicles in response to a competing company dropping their prices significantly Oct. 14. This is the third price drop for the model...

Emily Carrillo  scrolls through TikTok last night, coming across a Harry Potter related video due to it trending on social media platforms.

Harry Potter trends on TikTok because of J.K Rowling’s transphobic tweets

Danna Carrillo, Playlist Reporter December 4, 2020

Harry Potter has recently been trending again all over social media, but not for a good reason. Author and creator of Harry Potter, J.K Rowling, wrote a few inappropriate and transphobic tweets, which...

Family and friends of alumni Grace May line up down the street for her birthday parade. This unique style of celebration was for Mays eighteenth birthday and a way around the COVID-19 restrictions set in place for Minnesota.

Birthdays get creative despite COVID-19 restrictions

Cassidy Gilliam, Photography Editor December 4, 2020

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, students are still finding ways to celebrate birthdays. With ideas ranging from Zoom calls to parades, students have gotten creative for their special day.  One idea...

The Minnesota State Fairgrounds reopens with the Glow Light Festival

The Minnesota State Fairgrounds reopens with the Glow Light Festival

Parker Gilchrist, Online Editor December 3, 2020

The Minnesota State Fairgrounds has reopened and includes a new event called the Glow Light Festival, a mile-long drive-thru for anyone to admire Christmas lights, ice sculptures, and more. The Minnesota...

Trailer image of A Quiet Place 2 the movie is unreleased and the release date is delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

‘A Quiet Place’ 2 a must-see

Joey Kraft, Graphics Editor March 29, 2020

A Quiet Place 2 is the sequel to the box office hit A Quiet Place. The first movie depicted the Abbott family trying to survive an invasion of monsters. The second movie will not only continue the story...

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