The Pony Express

Sara’s Tipsy Pies opens new location by Chilkoot Cafe

Sara's Tipsy Pies are handmade from scratch and are made with liquor. The pie on the left is an Irish Whiskey Pie, on the right is the Lit Up Apple Cran.

Ashlynn O'Connor, Social Media Editor

May 1, 2019

Sara Hayden, owner of Sara's Tipsy Pies opens up a storefront bakery in Stillwater near Chilkoot in May. She plans on selling her hand made pies and Willows coffee that is made by a local vendor. Before Sara's Tipsy Pies, the founding company was actually called Rustic Pies of Stillwater. Sara t...

Ashland Productions strives for stars, empowers youth

St. Croix Prep student actors take the stage for the production

Dylan Stormoen, Copy Editor

April 30, 2019

With the performance of James and the Giant Peach Jr. approaching soon, students involved in Ashland Productions are hard at work perfecting the show. May 10 will consist of a stage full of nearly 100 local, blooming student actors and an even larger audience to match. Behind each one of the stars t...

‘Animal Farm’ cast soon will take one act competition by storm

On Dec. 27, the One Act team rehearses for their first competition next month. Junior Elsa Persson beams as she reads her script.

Taylor Lee, Distrubution Reporter

February 6, 2019

Last year’s One Act team performed “Scenes from Metamorphoses” and, for the first time in history, went to the Minnesota State High School League [MSHSL] State One Act competition. However, they did not Star at the competition, which is similar to receiving a trophy in sport competitions. The team ...

Franconia Sculpture Park showcases new talent

Alternative copy story by Hannah Sween

Emma Polucha, Print Editor-in-Chief

May 5, 2018

Art is in the eye of the beholder. It can consist of many different materials like bricks, tires, paint, crayons or many other things. Artists can decide which materials best fit their art or creation. Ultimately, artists are using more creative ways to portray their art. There are not many pla...

‘Shackletons’ take on Basilica Block Party

Alternative copy story by Mikayla Cousineau

Mikayla Cousineau, Distribution Reporter

May 3, 2018

The Shackletons, the local Stillwater band of senior Evan Campbell and his older brothers Colin and Cameron, will be performing July 7 at the Basilica Block Party. The music festival will take place at Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis Minnesota. As of April 18, The Shackletons were recognized as one of ...

Musical ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ features new talent

Musical 'Bye Bye Birdie' features new talent

Madison Weispfenning, Editorial Cartoonist

April 6, 2018

The theater department is hard at work preparing for the spring musical "Bye Bye Birdie". Originally performed as a Broadway show called “Let’s Go Steady” in 1960, “Bye Bye Birdie” eventually became a musical movie known for their Elvis-based character Conrad Birdie. Bye Bye Birdie...

Lea Brynestad uses art background to create a book

Alternative Copy Story by  Tess S

Tess Schoenborn, Online Editor

April 4, 2018

Lea Brynestad, junior Ben Brynestad’s mom, is writing and illustrating a children’s book for her students at Rutherford Elementary. She has previously taught at many other elementary schools in the Stillwater district. Brynestad has taught art in the Stillwater district for over 10 years. She holds a ...

Students cast in Phipps production ‘Once Upon A Mattress’

Alternative Copy Story by Fotini Kloos

Fotini Kloos, Announcements Editor

March 9, 2018

In this beloved musical comedy, students are imitating a story from the broadway classic. Princess Winifred arrives at Prince Dauntless the Drab’s castle hoping for the hand of the prince. His mother, Queen Agravain, insists that her son can only marry a princess of true blood one that can feel a pea ...

Musical heir to the O’Shea Irish Dance throne

Musical heir to the O'Shea Irish Dance throne

Hannah Sween, Layout Editor

January 30, 2018

The bright, colorful stage lights turn on, focusing toward a young girl standing at the back of the stage. The man behind the piano begins the introduction, stumbles, but continues playing. The girl begins to sing in her lovely mezzo-soprano as the other musicians join in behind her. They continue to...

Acosta shares meaningful lyrics with the world

Acosta shares meaningful lyrics with the world

Tess Schoenborn, Online Editor

January 24, 2018

The studio was dark, only lit with colorful Christmas lights. It was hot and muggy from the amount of focus that was happening within his mind. The music produced was playing in the back, not loud but definitely not quiet. He pounded his fist against the desk as he continued to try to read the lyrics corre...

One Act troupe brings life to ‘Metamorphoses’

One Act troupe brings life to 'Metamorphoses'

Ellie Faeth, Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2018 After advancing to the sub-sections last year, the One Act troupe is back again to make it even farther in the competition this year. Directed by Grif Sadow, this talented cast will perform scenes from "Metamorphoses," by Mary Zimmerman, a play based on ...

‘I Am Somali’ presents exhibit at Minneapolis Institute of Art

Alternative Copy Story by Fotini Kloos

Fotini Kloos, Announcement Editor

January 16, 2018

  In Somalia, poetry is considered an artistic expression with the land in Somalia being sometimes called the “the land of the bards”. The country is known for their poetry and to embrace the power of spoken word. This is because part of Somalia’s long Islamic tradition, which discourages vi...

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