The Pony Express

Afton-Lakeland Elementary secretary, Foua Fitzpatrick, stands at her desk, in the front office, of Afton-Lakeland Elementary on the morning of Feb. 24. She is the first person that people see when they enter the building, which is why it’s so impactful that she represents diversity and a welcoming atmosphere.

Afton-Lakeland Elementary’s secretary provides students with new perspectives

Mason Buck, Broadcast Editor March 12, 2021

There are few minority staff members in the Stillwater school district, and the Afton-Lakeland Elementary secretary, Foua Fitzpatrick, is one of few Asian-American staff members. After a few years of working...

Senior Jack Wells played hockey during the 2019-2020 season. He has a lot of passion for the sport and looks forward to coming back after the recovery.

Jack Wells Bounces Back From Major Leg Injury

Grant Miller, Food Blog Reporter March 9, 2021

Anything can be dangerous. Junior Jack Wells realized this after breaking his leg playing a pickup game of football at Woodbury High School. Wells fractured his fibula, tibia, tore his PCL, tore his medial...

Students in Mrs. Harrisons P.E. class do fun activities with friends.

Unified PE offers an inclusive experience for all

Tucker Wyland, Podcast Reporter March 7, 2021

While the COVID-19 pandemic rages across the globe, people are finding new ways to bring back normalcy and adapt to the ever changing world. The Unified PE class, under the direction of Unified PE teacher...

Junior Jackson Duin shows off one of his favorite paintings titled Light Up The Day. Duin recently curated an exhibition at Art Reach St. Croix, the youngest to do so at the gallery.

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...

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