The Pony Express

Freshmen volleyball players take varsity by storm

Freshmen volleyball players take varsity by storm

Dylan Stormoen, Copy Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, People

The excitement and adrenaline controlled freshman Lucy Zollar as she sat patiently on the bench on her very first varsity volleyball game. She was focused on putting all of her feelings into each touch on the ball. " When I heard the words come out of Bob's mouth that I was in, I got really excited...

Drevlow hunts for microadventures

Drevlow hunts for microadventures

Taylor Lee, Distributive Reporter

September 10, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, People, Showcase

Assistant Principal Aaron Drevlow packed his phone, credit cards, two Co2 canisters (just in case) and a half-full bottle of water. He mounted his impressive road bike that he loves to show off to students and headed off to another day at work, rain or shine. "Well, 1999, 1998, I started riding to ...

Super Fans show school spirit at Homecoming game

Super Fans show school spirit at Homecoming game

Carina Block, Copy Editor

September 8, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, People, Showcase

  The student section at the football game is on their toes as the ball gets snapped to quarterback junior Luke Cullen. The crowd goes wild after a gain of 15 yards. The students shout out a couple different cheers lead by the not often talked about, most energetic fans standing in the fron...

Exploring why join the military

Exploring why join the military

Luke Higgins, Distribution reporter

May 25, 2018


Filed under People

On average, four to five percent of a high school graduating class enlists in the military. At Stillwater Area High School, an average of five to six percent of the graduating class enlists in the military, putting our school slightly above average. Most military recruits come from high schools or young...

Community supports schools across district

Community supports schools across district

Kaitlyn Kirby, Business Editor

May 15, 2018


Filed under Focus, In-Depth, People

The local community plays a large role in supporting their local school district. Students believe that the success of Stillwater Schools is largely due to the support they receive from the community. According to students and staff, the school would be a completely different place without the suppo...

Special education teacher Laurie McKenzie retires after 3 decades

Special education teacher Laurie McKenzie retires after 3 decades

Hannah Sween, Print Editor-in-Chief

May 9, 2018


Filed under People

“Is that right? Oh my gosh, I wasn’t thinking it was quite that long,” Laurie McKenzie, work experience, 'on-the-job' training and interpersonal and communications skills teacher, said, “29 years.” McKenzie’s impressive three decades of working in education began after she received ...

NextGen takes the ‘Worlds’ by storm

NextGen takes the ‘Worlds’ by storm

Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 9, 2018


Filed under People

Starting as a kid in FIRST LEGO league, Ethan Badger developed a deep interest in robotics. While he was growing up, Badger was always surrounded by robots built by his brothers and was encouraged by his mother to join FIRST(For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) programs as well...

Paraprofessionals create learning opportunities

Paraprofessionals create learning opportunities

Rosalie Braun, Online Editor

May 4, 2018


Filed under People

Paraprofessionals have worked worldwide in schools for many years. From helping kids transport to class to teaching them lessons, they are around when students need them. There are over 40 paraprofessionals at Stillwater Area High School. They provide immediate and continual support for the student...

Mary Peters leaves lasting impact on students

Mary Peters leaves lasting impact on students

Abby Begin, Field Reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under People

Stillwater Area High School lost a beloved colleague, friend, mother and media center paraprofessional in March. Mary Peters passed away in March at age 54 after a a two-year battle with a secondary cancer. Peters always had a smiling face that every student encountered when they entered the libra...

Hear him Kaul: teaching beyond blackboards

Hear him Kaul: teaching beyond blackboards

Mira LaNasa, Print Editor-in-Chief

April 3, 2018


Filed under Focus, In-Depth, People

Among the monotonous halls that thousands of students shove through daily, some students stay nestled in a photo covered room, eating, socializing, or doing homework. The room always has someone in it, not because of the relaxing recliners or the ever-present snacks, but because social studies tea...

French Olympian coaches Jostes

French Olympian coaches Jostes

Arieanna Junghans, Social Media Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under People

Although she grew up skating, junior Haley Jostes has a once in a lifetime opportunity to train with a past Olympic figure skater. French Olympian Surya Bonaly, will be featured training Haley on a documentary that will be added to Netflix in upcoming months. Jostes describes Bonaly as an influential person...

Alison Waid helps community member get back on her feet

Alison Waid helps community member get back on her feet

Luke Higgins, Distribution Reporter

March 1, 2018


Filed under People

It was a cold winter day in saint paul Minnesota when 23-year-old Alison Waid a newly licensed social worker. Was filling in for an absent coworker, that was on a trip to Mexico. A client came into Alison’s office and introduced herself as Angelika. The client asked Alison what was the plan for he...