The Pony Express

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...

Austin Buck, Otto Hanlon, Mason Buck and Hugh Hanlon film a trip for their channel. This is one of the many trips they will go on.

Youtube brings Bush Bros together

Emily Hornbuckle, Business Editor May 27, 2021

Juniors Austin Buck, Mason Buck, Hugh Hanlon and sophomore Otto Hanlon have been making YouTube videos for a couple years. They have always been interested in the outdoors and they have been exploring...

Senior Ana Weaver crosses the finish line of the 1 mile. Weaver completed a time of 5 minutes flat at her home track.

Girls cross country team says goodbye to Ana Weaver

Ella Gag, Social Media Editor in Chief May 26, 2021

“Running is basically my life. I mean, I eat, sleep and breathe running, ” senior Ana Weaver said. Weaver is finally approaching her final track season of her high school career. Weaver has stayed...

IPS Solar company and the environmental conservation club are discussing the layout of the solar panels over Google Meets. The club is getting an idea of what the layout could look like if the School Board goes though with their proposal.

Environmental Conservation Club works to get solar panels

Kady Peltier, Layout Editor May 24, 2021

The Environmental Conservation Club is working to propose a solar panel project to the school board before the end of the year. They want the school to have their own solar panels to provide the building...

Junior Eliza Weston helps make posters for Sophia Pietan and Amelia Bretls campaign for student council Presidents of the upcoming school year. Pietan and Bretl also used buttons, social media and other platforms to spread the news about voting for them.

Student Council Presidents Amelia Bretl and Sophia Pietan have big plans upcoming school year

Lindsey Crain, Copy Editor May 22, 2021

Juniors Sophia Pietan and Amelia Bretl have been elected the new Student Council presidents. Their campaign was based around change and what students can do to make this a safe and healthy learning environment...

Angus Pitulla holds some of his favorite vinyl albums. From left to right: Rubber soul by the Beatles, Late Registration by Kanye West, and Swimming by Mac Miller.

Music shapes Angus Pitulla’s life

Alexis Schmitz, Layout Editor April 30, 2021

Mac Miller, Leanord Skinner, Kanye, and the Beatles. These artists all have one thing in common, they are all listened to by junior Angus Pitulla. All throughout his teenage years, Pitulla has been known...

DoorDash advertisement sticker on restaurant window.

Students work for DoorDash to earn money

Cassidy Gilliam, Photography Editor April 22, 2021

Balancing school and work as a teenager can be tricky, but a couple of students have found a way around having a hectic schedule. Seniors Dominic Krenz and Jack Taverna started working for DoorDash as...

Petersons son, Cole, poses for picture. On the left side is The COLE Foundations logo.

New foundation created to connect children with adaptive equipment

Sophie MacDonald, Graphic Designer April 22, 2021

Children often ask for something. Whether it is the class field trip cost, clothes, even a new hockey stick or soccer ball for sports. Now imagine that hockey stick costing $10,000 and a child needs that...

Chasia Riddle gets her first promotion in the army. She will be leaving for her training in April.

Chasia Riddle graduates high school early to join the army

Joshua Wallace, Playlist Reporter April 22, 2021

Senior Chasia Riddle graduated school early to join basic training for the Army. She leaves for basic training in April and is set to be there until September, which includes a two-week quarantine at the...

Brent Peterson holds original photo of 1903 graduating class.

Lost photo of Stillwater’s graduating class of 1903 found in Illinois

Elly Flaherty, business editor April 21, 2021

An old photograph of Stillwater’s graduating class of 1903 was found in an antique shop in Boody, Ill. The owners were curious where this piece of history was from, so they messaged Stillwater Area High...

Senior Gabe Beyer stands outside his food truck at the 2018 Washington County Fair. Due to COVID-19 cancellations, he was unable to serve customers at last years fair.

Gabe Beyer’s restaurant: playing chef turned into great success

Olivia Bystrom, Broadcast Editor-in-Chief April 21, 2021

There is an unbelievable amount of planning, money and good old fashioned blood sweat and tears that goes into starting a new restaurant. It comes with a risk that even experienced adults will shy away...

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