The Pony Express

Passion and integrity responsible for Falzone’s dream job

Passion and integrity responsible for Falzone’s dream job

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

January 19, 2019


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Chelsey Falzone can't remember when she began to love baseball. All she knows is that she was the girl who would go home after school to study stats and watch old baseball documentaries. "I think baseball has some beautiful parallels to life," Falzone said. "Maybe that's why I liked it." However, a b...

Puhrmann anything but ‘On Her Own’ as Éponine

Puhrmann anything but ‘On Her Own’ as Éponine

Haley Nelson, Online Editor

January 11, 2019


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“I said okay Molly, you're not a track star. You are not a basketball star. Go try out for the musical. You can do this…” Molly Puhrmann, senior and lead of the musical, told herself as she prepared for her audition in the school musical, Les Miserables. Music, a large passion of Puhrmann's, started seven years ago and has not diminished one bit. “I'v...

Nelson accepts full ride scholarship to St. Michael’s college

Nelson accepts full ride scholarship to St. Michael’s college

Elli Swanson, Photographer

January 7, 2019


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Last spring, senior Sydney Nelson was awarded a Book Award for her involvement in the Stillwater community. Nelson is taking almost all AP courses along with French and orchestra that she has been committed to for many years. Outside of school she devotes most of her time to helping out in the St...

The fight through a fire

The fight through a fire

Sierra Hippel, Distribution Reporter

January 3, 2019


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"I was Black Friday shopping and when I got back it was 3:30 a.m. I got out of the car, it smelt like bonfire, and then I went inside, not thinking much of it because it was Thanksgiving. So I went inside to the mudroom, I pet my dog, and he wagged his tail. Nothing even smelt in the inside, and everythin...

Capra serves as Stillwater representative for Community Thread

Capra serves as Stillwater representative for Community Thread

Grace Silbernick, Layout Editor

December 31, 2018


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Baubles, Bangles and Bling, Rake A Difference and Holiday Hope could only have one thing in common, Ellie Capra. Within the past year, sophomore Ellie Capra has become Community Thread’s main contact for volunteers at the high school. Community Thread is a non-profit organization in Stillwater ...

Bev Petrie inspires and leads Partnership Plan

Bev Petrie inspires and leads Partnership Plan

Ben Jacobs, Podcast Reporter

December 30, 2018


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When the school does not have the funding to support the activities that the student body spends their time with after school throughout the year, grants from the Partnership Plan provide funds to allow students to have these opportunities. Activities and fundraisers are also hosted by the Partners...

Taking over the world, one dance at a time

Taking over the world, one dance at a time

Hannah Sween, Print Editor-in-Chief

December 10, 2018


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A little girl, about the age of nine, is silhouetted by the sun setting behind the mountains of Wyoming awash with the fading goldenrods and deepening shades of rose. She hops about on a large, flat, centuries old rock practicing a dance brand-new to her, the Light Jig. Ayuna Lamb-Hickson had just completed her fi...

Nicole Schroepfer, special education teacher, makes an impact

Nicole Schroepfer, special education teacher, makes an impact

Sadie Heieren, Photographer

December 10, 2018


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Special Education teacher Nicole Schroepfer has been pushing disabled students to do their best in school at Stillwater for 11 years. Her experience in teaching has allowed her to connect with students and help them to grow their understanding of life. Schroepfer earned an B.S. in Vocational Rehabil...

Volleyball player, Maddie Whittington points toward success in her career

Volleyball player, Maddie Whittington points toward success in her career

Paige Sanders, Photographer

December 5, 2018


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Junior Maddie Whittington, committed D1 to University of Illinois her freshman year and continues to thrive as a player. Throughout her junior year, she became determined to be the best player she can while accomplishing her goal of improving. Playing sports is something that can bring joy to...

Podolske finishes 38th season coaching cross country

Podolske finishes 38th season coaching cross country

Derek Berg, Video Editor

December 4, 2018


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For 38 years, the girls cross country team has been lead by coach Dawn Podolske. In this last season, the Ponies captured the conference title for the first time since 2000 along with a State tournament berth for the second consecutive year. In light of their recent successes, the Ponies look to be back on the rise. Th...

Superintendent shares glimpse into her role

Superintendent shares glimpse into her role

Claire Anderson, Field Reporter Editor

December 3, 2018


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Many people wonder what the job of being a superintendent is like. "The only reason I do this is to try and make it a better experience for kids," Superintendent Denise Pontrelli said. Denise Pontrelli is the Superintendent of Stillwater Area Public Schools. Pontrelli has been the Superintendent for three years. ...

Roger Stippel retires after 34 years

Roger Stippel retires after 34 years

Catherine Monty, Distribution Reporter

November 20, 2018


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AP Government and Politics teacher Roger Stippel is finishing up his last semester of teaching. The 2018-2019 school year marks Stippel's 34th and last year of teaching. At the start of the second semester, the staff and students will miss a very adored member of the school's community. Before t...

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