The Pony Express

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, People, Showcase

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...

What would you do if you witnessed bullying?

What would you do if you witnessed bullying?

Hannah Boardman, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2018


Filed under Focus, Showcase

Bullying is a common word heard around schools across the country. From kindergarten through senior year, students are taught signs of bullying and what to do in bullying situations. They are taught through programs, videos and instructional tasks in many classes. Kids are taught that if you see bullying,...

…Someone had lipstick on their teeth?

Linnea Phillips, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2018


Filed under Focus

People would rather try to subtly and politely tell a person that they have something in or on their teeth than tell them outright. If someone were to point out something in a person's teeth they could be considered rude, and risk embarrassing the person with stuff in their teeth. When someone has something...

What would you do if…

What would you do if…

February 14, 2018


Filed under Focus, People

…Someone offered to sell you answers to a test?

…Someone offered to sell you answers to a test?

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2018


Filed under Focus

*DISCLAIMER - I accepted no money in this test, and all names will remain confidential. Teens are seen today as teens have been seen throughout history - lazy, ungrateful, and generally awful. The baby boomers' war on millennials sees the teens of our generation avoiding the brunt of the ageism, bu...

…You found out your best friend was being cheated on?

…You found out your best friend was being cheated on?

Mira LaNasa, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 10, 2018


Filed under Focus, In-Depth

We waited at a red light while the sun set. “I think Isaac is cheating on her,” I said. Adults were driving home from work and teens were heading out on the town, my friends and I on our way to dinner. I turned to senior Payton Filipiak who was sitting beside me in the passenger seat and referenc...

17 events that characterized 2017

17 events that characterized 2017

Malaina Fragnito, Student Playlist Reporter

December 28, 2017


Filed under Focus, In-Depth

2017 has been a year of change, devastation followed by hope and success. From events that impact the whole world to things that impact the community of Stillwater, many things have happened this year. This year has been filled with everything, from tragedies due to natural disasters, to controversy over the president to...

District influences shift as community notices internal politics

District influences shift as community notices internal politics

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2017


Filed under Focus, Local News, News

"I'm never going to vote yes on any future school district [levy]. That bond referendum was such a slap in the face," Denise Knoll, parent of three fourth-generation Stillwater graduates and member of the Superintendent Advisory Committee, said. The $97.5 million bond referendum and the BOLD 5...

Photojournalism: vital form of news

Photojournalism: vital form of news

Aaron Yang, Social Media Reporter

May 6, 2017


Filed under Focus, Photo Slide Shows

Every newspaper, article, or any type of stories you see with an image in the front, always has a meaning behind it. The definition of what the photo represents is called photojournalism. Photojournalism helps readers connect the photo to the story, and plays a big part in helping readers become more en...

Journalism turns a new page

Journalism turns a new page

Hailey Laubscher, Pony Express TV Anchor

May 4, 2017


Filed under Focus, Photo Slide Shows

In today's society, it is easy to fall into the habit of turning on the TV to listen to tonight's news, or go on Twitter to get the latest information about what is happening in the world. As this becomes a reality, people lose the authenticity that a newspaper brings, but they possibly gain somethi...

Print media has declined over last decades

Print media has declined over last decades

Emma Clarkowski, Student Playlist Editor

May 2, 2017


Filed under Focus, Photo Slide Shows

Over time, do fewer Americans receive print media? With the internet providing all sorts of other news sources, many families choose not to receive print magazines and newspapers. Over the last decade, much of the population stopped getting newspapers and print media, but that still leaves a large p...

Pupungatoa nominated as Education Minnesota Teacher of the Year candidate

Pupungatoa nominated as Education Minnesota Teacher of the Year candidate

Emmanuel Kamara, Distribution Reporter

March 10, 2017


Filed under Focus

Katy Pupungatoa is a teacher at  Oak-Land junior high school. She is a mother of six and teacher to almost every student who went to Oak-Land junior high. Pupungatoa works as a science teacher has earned herself a shot at becoming the Education Minnesota Teacher of the Year 2017. Pupungatoa has bee...