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

Senior Ella Chaves sits in class sporting her Cornell University hoodie.

Ella Chaves commits to Cornell University

Brooke Elfert, Business and Distribution Editor June 4, 2022

"Believe in yourself, because you never know what's going to happen," senior Ella Chaves said as advice to anyone in the college admittance process. Chaves has been admitted to attend Cornell University,...

CJ Fredkove dribbles past a Lakeville North player.

CJ Fredkove becomes a leader for young athletes

Brady Lau, Social Media Editor, Podcast Editor May 28, 2022

The sound of the roaring fans echo throughout U.S. Bank Stadium as the Ponies score against Centennial in the state final. All the work the team has put in, training and fighting, will make or break them...

Juniors Tashiana McGhee and Ava Roots sit in the main forum room and discuss their previous meeting.

Tashiana McGhee nominated for BSU president

Tyler Quade, Business and Online Editor April 27, 2022

  On March 28, an election was held in order to democratically nominate the future Black Student Union president. Alongside her running-mates, juniors Aliyah Adedayo and Suleiman Abdagarado,...

Senior Marit Hegstad is standing with a Norweign flag from camp next to her Christmas tree.

Hegstad takes a gap year in Norway

Sara J. Norton, Photography Editor and Distribution Editor April 25, 2022

Senior Marit Hegstad is taking a gap year in Norway after she graduates to immerse herself in the culture and travel Europe. She is excited, but also nervous as she gets ready to take on a new chapter...

Captain Charlie Anderson of the Minnesota National Guard reunites with his family.

Charlie Anderson steps up for his country

Abby Thibodeau, Layout Editor-in-Chief April 18, 2022

The phone rings, and just like that, Capt. Charlie Anderson of the U.S. Army National Guard has six hours to pack his bags. His unit of 400 soldiers is headed for the Hamid Karzai International Airport...

Andy Mannix speaking

Andy Mannix tells the other side to the George Floyd story

Ruby Suro, Layout Editor January 28, 2022

Click! Tear gas diffuses into the air. Bang! Rubber bullets whistle past Andy Mannix, as terrified screams of the protesters rang out. Although Mannix was a street's distance away from the...

Gavin Boren is apart of the theatre leadership team.

Gavin Boren makes an impact on theatre department

Allie Schlagel, Layout Editor January 22, 2022

"I think Gavin inspires me because of how driven he is. When he has a task... he gets it done," senior Cece Deleon said. Junior Gavin Boren has been involved in the theatre department for 3 years. He is...

Senior Lydia Geiser with her painting Moments of Silence.

Geiser showcases her artistic abilities

Tyler Buxell, Social Media Editor January 20, 2022

Lydia Geiser is a senior this year and has been showing off her artistic abilities by creating masterpieces for years. Geiser's artistic ability is unlike most. She found a way to take simple colors, tools...

Berlin Mossak holding award while standing on podium

Berlin Mossak auditions for Disney on Ice

Isabelle Knighton, Layout Editor January 17, 2022

"I want to do Disney on Ice because it's been my dream since I was little," junior Berlin Mossak said. Disney on Ice is a touring ice show that performs all over the country. They go from state to state,...

Josie St Martin celebrates on the ice after scoring.

Josie St. Martin travels to Sweden for hockey Junior Olympics

Lauren Guinee, Business Editor and Copy Editor November 24, 2021

Sophomore Josie St Martin must balance the demands of being a world-class athlete and a high school sophomore. "To have the best time of my life. Don't put too much pressure on myself. Just go out there...

Tanner Voight practicing on the field with Chance Swenson after school.

Tanner Voight plays his first year on the football team

Sumer Harrington, Photography and Online Editor November 23, 2021

Senior year is a time for finding what you love and trying new things. About 57% of high schoolers are a part of a school sport, and around 43% are multi-sport athletes. Tanner Voight is one of those students...

Junior Ava Roots received recognition from the College Board. Here she is pictured in front of Stillwaters Americas Best High Schools 2019 poster.

Roots recognized by College Board

Hunter Reardon, Social Media Editor November 22, 2021

To assist underrepresented students, the College Board created National Recognition Programs in 1983. This year, junior Ava Roots was honored by the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program....

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