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The Pony Express

Senior Brea Davis performs on stage as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing. Sophmore Michael Fredericks, juniors Erica Bartkey and Ruby Suro perform behind her.

Brea Davis takes the spotlight

Sophia Arndt, Photography Editor-in-Chief and Copy Editor November 21, 2021

As the stage lights brighten and joyful students adjust their costumes, senior Brea Davis quietly prepares. The costume is ready, her hair is perfect and the show must begin. The talent for the performing...

Senior player Lizzie Holder serves at a varsity match. Jana Myers and Lizzie Holder recently placed third in section finals.

Jana Myers, Lizzie Holder advance to section finals

Chelsea Stahl, Social Media Editor November 20, 2021

“My strengths are her weaknesses and my weaknesses are her strengths,” senior tennis player Lizzie Holder said. The girls tennis team wrapped up their 2021 season mid-October after the duo consisting...

Adrik Kraftson training with rollerskis at a National Elite Group camp.

Adrik Kraftson nationally ranked in nordic skiing

Ruby Suro, Layout Editor November 16, 2021

Having skied since he was young, Kraftson has grown into a nationally ranked nordic skier and a strong leader in the sport. Along with several other activities, such as cross country, he is committed to...

Oyintare Porbeni and Oyinpreye Porbeni received the College Board African American Recognition Program award. Both of them have an opportunity to connect with universities and colleges with this award.

Students receive African American Recognition Program award from College Board

Jasmine Z. Allison, Social Media Editor November 14, 2021

Junior Oyintare Porbeni and senior Oyinpreye Porbeni were recognized by the College Board African American Recognition Program for outstanding academic achievement for 2020-2021. The College Board National...

Amy Carr Paraprofessional works in the College and Career.

Amy Carr wins Impact Influencer Award for her work with students

Shannon Pothen , Layout Editor November 13, 2021

The future can be scary, but Amy Carr, the College and Career Paraprofessional, works hard to make students feel confident leaving high school. She has been working in the College and Career Center since...

Eliza Weston wears different outfits every day

Eliza Weston wears different outfits every day

Cecilia Conery, Podcast and Online Editor October 24, 2021

"It's my senior year and I'm going to be me," senior Eliza Weston confidently said while talking about her new project. Weston decided to take the school year to challenge herself. She wears new and...

Junior Alison Bergmann, with the horse that made her the World Champion.

Alison Bergmann rides her way to victory

Riley Carlson, Photography and Online Editor October 5, 2021

"She's confident, calm and doesn't freak out when a horse does something stupid," senior Marit Hegstad said, as she described her friend and fellow competitor. Junior Alison Bergmann attended last season's...

This was just one of many races that led up to Rosengrens greatest victory. Thats when years of practice paid off.

Rosengren finishes season strong

Joshua Bove, Online Editor June 13, 2021

There are many things that can empower people to do more than they thought they were capable of. Love, necessity, desperation—all ignite the fuel of adrenaline to push them just a little further. For...

Junior Ashley Williams in her micro kart getting ready for a big race. She is driving up to the starting line at the Princetion track.

Ashley Williams with talent for racing karts

Kady Peltier, Layout Editor June 12, 2021

From May to October number 25, junior Ashely Williams, races karts weekly. Last year, she raced a 600CC micro sprint and her own 500CC outlaw kart. This year, she is expecting to run 30 races in her 600CC...

The cover page of Marchs podcast available on Spotify featuring herself and the title of her podcast inspired by Matthew 17:20 in the photo.  On this podcast March discusses her experiences and backstory with her faith as a Christian teenager.

March’s podcast brings faith during crisis

Vatuazenj Vang, Blog Reporter May 31, 2021

.When the pandemic broke out last year, many people lost hope as the virus took root and everyone in the world was experiencing the same turmoil.  However, some people like senior Olivia March were inspired...

Competitors in the final round of the annual Young People’s Symphony Concert Association Concerto Competition gather on a Zoom call on March 20 to announce the top prize winners. Sophomore Grace Weitzel (right bottom) won fifth place in the national competition.

Junior Grace Weitzel places fifth in the annual YPSCA competition

Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief May 28, 2021

With the accompanist sitting behind her, sophomore Grace Weitzel gives a small nod and closes her eyes during the piano introduction of the violin concerto. Then, not just her eyes, but the sound too in...

Alex Ritzer up to bat playing against East Ridge. Ponies are down by one with two players on base.

Alex Ritzer reflects on high school baseball career, his future

Nick Koehn May 27, 2021

America's favorite pastime is baseball and people of all ages play this sport. From young to old, people find a way to play and watch. This is no different here at Stillwater Area High School where we...

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