The Pony Express

Junior Jackson Duin shows off one of his favorite paintings titled

Edina junior Jackson Duin paints his way into Stillwater

Mairin Torgerson and Alex Steil February 22, 2021

For most toddlers, the first word is "mom," "dad," or something along those lines, but for Edina High School junior Jackson Duin, when he was three he pulled out his pacifier after seeing a painting on...

Senior Isaac Bursch changes a gear in his RC car. He spent nearly five hours practicing, and modifying for his Jan. 15 race.

A unique hobby of remote control car racing

Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2021

On Friday night, even in a year marked by COVID-19, one can still expect teens to be hanging out their friends. However, if one were to look for senior Isaac Bursch on a Friday night, he’ll be at work....

These are three different drawings done by Bennett Schoenborn.

Bennett Schoenborn’s passion for art keeps positive during Covid-19

Leigha Kraft, Photographer January 22, 2021

There has been a study on how passion relates to psychological well being, and how that boosts mental health. Senior Bennett Schoenborn had found his passion long before the pandemic, and he continued...

Teacher Mike Kaul is standing beside his former student Mallory McKay.

Mike Kaul tries to balance home life and online teaching

Harper Estenson, Podcast Reporter January 20, 2021

Well known, and well-liked around the high school is social studies teacher Michael Kaul. Kaul’s empathy for students has not only helped many students through their high school experience, but also...

Junior Paige Klemenhagen and her audition for the MN NATS competition.

Junior Paige Klemenhagen wins first place at MN NATS competition

Mackenzie Vang, Podcast Recorder January 19, 2021

Junior Paige Klemenhagen recently won first place at the MN NATS competition. The NATS stands for “National Association of Teachers of Singing”, one of the largest professional associations of teachers...

Gina Doe, the new Interim Principal at Brookview Elementary reads to the Pre-schoolers, as she gets to know the students.

Doe serves as Interim Principal at Brookview

Sophia Agnessi, Reporter January 18, 2021

In December of 2020, Gina Doe took the position of Interim Principal at Brookview elementary school. Brookview is one of Stillwater’s many elementary schools and is also the newest. In this time of Covid...

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...

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