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A Joseph’s customer (left) is having her food for curbside pickup handed to her by Mary Kohler (right) of Joseph’s. Many will recognize this situation, as curbside pickup has become a more popular way of ordering food from restaurants in the time of the pandemic.

Joseph’s Restaurant hanging on with the help of community

Alexander Lamsam, Podcast Reporter December 11, 2020

“I don't think that closing bars, bars and restaurants, I don't think closing them was the answer. I think he could restrict our hours, you know, keep us at 50 percent. Do anything else but closing us...

Nurse Amy Graham on a more relaxing day. She hopes things can be this way again soon, for the sake of her patients.

Nurses reveals how covid affects patients

Joshua Bove, Online Editor December 9, 2020

One nurse at the University of MN Cancer Center knows what it is like to be at the other end of that world-shattering diagnosis.   “I had kidney cancer when I was 15,” Amy Graham explained. “And...

Seniors Joey Lottsfeldt and Paul Wenzel filming in the Wallmart parking lot for Lottsfeldt’s new video. The video being filmed is the “we got kicked out of Walmart” video which received around 200 views.

Joefoshow takeover

Stella Bertsch , Broadcast Editor-in-Cheif November 29, 2020

From a young age, senior Joey Lottsfeldt has always loved to make people laugh and a passion for making videos. After watching his favorite Youtube channel “Nelk Boys” for years, he decided to start...

Jim Polucha, owner of Valley Drug in Stillwater, stands in front of an area in his small pharmacy. Pictured is the wide variety of personal care items they offer.

Family-owned, independent pharmacy opens in Stillwater

Austin Buck, Broadcast Editor November 29, 2020

With the help of HealthPartners, a new and family owned pharmacy called Valley Drug has opened. Valley Drug became the only independent pharmacy in the Stillwater Area after opening in May. Owner Jim Polucha,...

Andrew Jurek works at a construction site during the summer.

Elementary teacher continues family business

Zach Olson, Broadcast Editor November 28, 2020

As the summer comes to an end students, teachers and parents all get ready for change. For middle school teacher Andrew Jurek, known as Mr. Jurek by his students, the change is more extreme. Like a lot...

Andrea says this is her favorite art piece. Her art style is unique and abstract. Andrea often does not make self portraits, yet her skills prove she is able to create any piece of art beautifully.

Andrea Kaiser rises in popularity on TikTok through art

Emma Wagner, Copy Editor-in-chief November 28, 2020

As she presses the publish button, senior Andrea Kaiser smiles and relaxes. A new TikTok video will help boost her following and her rising art business. Although her new video is only half a minute, her...

Sophomore Hannah Hebert uses her Little Free Library she built for the community in front of her house. She hopes people will use it to start enjoying reading as much as she does.

Hannah Hebert helps make the community a better place

Isabella Appert, Distribution Reporter November 28, 2020

Sophomore Hannah Hebert has put a lot of effort into trying to make her community a better place this year. She built a Little Free Library with her dad on a hot day this summer, and put it in her front...

The high school’s Concert Orchestra performed at SEC led by Orchestra Director Jerry Jones. The orchestra performed The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini, Rhosymedre by Vaughan Williams and Firebird by Stravinsky.

Jerry Jones returns to lead Concert Orchestra fall quarter

Sam Hart, Video Editor November 21, 2020

Jerry Jones returned to his former job as a high school orchestra teacher this fall. Former orchestra teacher  Zach Sawyer and his fiancee decided to move back to Boston to see his family.  “His...

Junior Brendon Rich sits at the Daily Grind for a late afternoon coffee. Laughing at jokes from friends, Brendon participates in a laid-back interview with The Pony Express. The humming of the espresso machine is drowned out by Brendon sharing their own personal stories.

Becoming myself: Brendon Rich

Sophia Arndt, Photography Editor November 19, 2020

Brendon sits quiet, silhouette illuminated by the fluorescent blue light of their computer. Zoned out from the music playing softly, staring determinedly at the email document.  Deep breath, and begin.    Dear...

Andrew Smith's three children. Smith is a beloved English teacher, who has gone through many hardships in his personal life.

Smith family encounters many medical scares with their children

Abby Anderson, Photography Editor November 19, 2020

After a restless night, English Teacher Andrew Smith woke up on October 20th, 2009, alone in his house. His wife was still at the hospital with their son after giving birth the day before. He, however,...

Missa showcases her unique art style. She prefers to draw art that is meaningful to her instead of drawing familiar objects. Every part of her drawings and paintings have a special meaning.

Missa Lunzer expresses herself through art

Emma Wagner, Copy Editor-in-Chief November 18, 2020

Pen hits paper. A swirling line wisps across the page as the ink seeps through the paper and resonates. Drastic angles slash through the smooth curvature back and forth creating sharp twists of contrast....

Junior Soren Gabor shows his academic prowess and true determination throughout his career. He’s on the Stillwater boys track team, the debate team, and volunteers actively around the community.

Gabor strives for brilliance

Connor Quaderer, Podcast Reporter November 18, 2020

Something was missing from this late summer afternoon. The chilled breeze rustled the hedges outside of his ground floor window as junior Soren Gabor sits at his desk, pondering his purpose. The roar of...

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