The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

Rogers lends a hand to the Virgin Islands

Rogers lends a hand to the Virgin Islands

Rosalie Braun, Online Editor

November 19, 2017


Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

Senior Lauren Rogers took initiative to help raise money for the Virgin Islands after Hurricane Irma hit the northern US and Puerto Rico at the end of August. She used the organization All Hands Volunteers in order to wire money to the US Virgin Islands to go towards building the islands back up...

BSU helps promote awareness, diversity in community

BSU helps promote awareness, diversity in community

Ben Valerius, Announcements Editor

November 18, 2017


Filed under Activities, Read & Watch, Showcase

Every week, a number of different clubs can be found meeting in and around campus. The Black Students Union, or BSU, meets every Tuesday in the main forum from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Typically, they will see 20-30 students ranging from freshman to seniors coming out to talk about experiences of being stud...

Zaíd shares journey to America

Zaíd shares journey to America

Josh Mathwig, Copy Editor

November 11, 2017


Filed under People

We have several exchange students here in our community. Zaíd, a student from Iraq, is one of them. Exchange students are on the rise in America. The amount of exchange students saw a rise from 304,467 students in 2014 to 313,415 in 2015, which is nearly a 9,000 student increase in just 1 year. Students f...

Paula O’Loughlin runs for State Representative

Paula O’Loughlin runs for State Representative

Kenzie Coyle, Layout Editor

November 5, 2017


Filed under People

School board member Paula O’Loughlin has made many difficult decisions on the board, which has now led to her decision to run for State Representative. O’Loughlin has been a part of the school board since 2014 and has made many difficult decisions that she and the board felt were needed for the district. She will ru...

Ness redefines living with Cystic Fibrosis

Ness redefines living with Cystic Fibrosis

Mikayla Cousineau, Distribution Reporter

November 1, 2017


Filed under People, Podcasts

Center stage in front of a large audience sounds like the place most people would find themselves in a nightmare. For junior Sabrina Ness, the stage is where her dreams have come true, and the spotlight is where she finds her heart. When she was only three months old, Ness was diagnosed with cy...

Local National Merit Scholarship semifinalists named

Local National Merit Scholarship semifinalists named

Jesse Brown, Distribution Reporter

November 1, 2017


Filed under People

The National Merit Scholarship Competition is like no other competition for high school senior students. It is a competition throughout the entire United States. Less than one percent of students that apply are named semifinalists for their state. With all the hard work, dedication and intelligence tha...

Two new Pony Center counselors added

Two new Pony Center counselors added

Malaina Fragnito, Playlist Reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

  With the addition of freshman and a school population bigger than ever before, two new counselors had to be added to the Pony Centers. The Red Pony Center has added Krista Koenen who has been in school counseling for seven years. The White Pony Center got a new counselor named Jeremy Baldwin who ...

Increased participation for frolf calls for new club

Increased participation for frolf calls for new club

Mason Wylie, Video Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Activities

A Stillwater Area High School student and his friends are creating a new sports team this year. It is a sport called frolf, short for frisbee golf, and is a fun activity to do with friends. A frisbee is thrown towards a chain metal basket and if the frisbee does not hit the basket, a point is added ...

Mountain biking team builds new trail

Mountain biking team builds new trail

Isaac Gunderson, Podcast Reporter

October 22, 2017


Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

The Stillwater Mountain Bike team has been around since 2013 and has been an extremely fast growing sport. In mountain biking, athletes race against other high school students from around the state on tight wooded trails called single track trails. The Stillwater team is the top team in the stat...

Sophie Vogel stars in ‘Grease’

Sophie Vogel stars in ‘Grease’

Mira LaNasa, Editor-in-Chief

October 20, 2017


Filed under Arts, People, Photo Slide Shows

Senior Sophie Vogel’s day begins at 6:10 a.m., and ends later than 12 a.m. She wakes up, goes to school, orchestra, work, rehearsal and finally home to study and do homework. All of this work is worth it to her though, as she finally has her dream role as Sandy in the musical ‘Grease.’ ...

Kroll makes a difference with prosthetic leg

Noah Schoolman, Copy Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under People, Read & Watch

When Everett Kroll was first becoming interested in science, he never thought he would be able to make a difference in the world. Yet here he is, coming off of a trip to the ISEF International Science Fair with a way to change the lives of people in need. Kroll spent most of last year working on...

English teacher Brandon Maxwell, makes a difference in Tanzania

English teacher Brandon Maxwell, makes a difference in Tanzania

Jack Seipel, Social Media Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under People

While only in his 30s, English and AVID teacher Brandon Maxwell has touched hundreds, even thousands of lives. At the start of his career in 2005, Maxwell spent three years teaching secondary English in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He volunteered in Madala, a village just north of Dar Es Salaam. "...

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School
People