The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

Pinty Nidersson takes a selfie with one of her many sheep. She loves taking photos with her sheep when she goes out to care for them.

Nidersson learns responsibilities from her own backyard

Bella Godfrey, Online Editor November 18, 2020

The stall door creaks open on a bright morning at the Nidersson Farm. As she steps out into nature, the grass crunhes under boots while her beloved sheep run to greet her. After taking in the scene of...

Students can grab lunch from three locations this school year, the main rotunda, the Pony Market, and the main lunch line. At least one cafeteria worker looks over each location to help students and count meals.

Cafeteria worker’s daily schedule

Nissa Wilcox, Layout Editor November 18, 2020

It is 6 a.m., very few cars are parked in the Stillwater Area High School parking lot, one of these cars belongs to the SAHS kitchen manager, Amy Richardson. As Amy heads in to begin preparing breakfast...

Senior Lexi Huber recently committed to University of St. Thomas. The school changed from Division 3 to Division 1  school for athletics, allowing Huber to make her decision to play there.

Lexi Huber: continues family soccer legacy

Mairin Torgerson, Photography Editor-in-Chief November 18, 2020

With hundreds of students sitting in the stands in the U.S. Bank Stadium, senior Lexi Huber could feel the pressure as the clock ticked down in the final seconds of the 2018 MSHSL State championship for...

Photo credit to Beth Dierkhising.
Drake takes part in physical therapy twice a week which will help him regain strength and mobility. Pictured he is using an ice machine to reduce swelling after therapy.

Life altered for Drake Dierkhising after injury

Annika Citsay, Distribution Reporter November 18, 2020

His feet stepped onto the cold, dark, wet field after waiting three years to return to the game he loved. Drake’s prior injury had produced a major setback to his past football seasons and was struggling...

Gabby Arland, Director of Student Ministry for Shepherd of the Valley Church, works hard to create a community and connect with students who attend the church’s youth group on Wednesday nights.

Gabby Arland makes her own way

Katie Kangas, Layout Editor November 18, 2020

Gabby Arland always thought she would be a lawyer.  She was standing in the backyard of her parents house on a humid evening watching the kids from church splash around in the pool.  She was leading...

Danny Valerius sleeping in the hospital bed during one of his many visits in the winter of 2015. Danny was in the first and most intense stage of his chemotherapy at this time where he went twice a week.

Danny Valerius: cancer survivor

Morgan Delaney, Online Editor November 18, 2020

When Danny Valerius was in sixth grade, he was attending St. Croix Catholic School (SCCS). Like every normal 11 year old boy, he was full of energy. One of Danny’s main passions was basketball and he...

Molenda and his band, the Stellar Jays performing at Battle of the Bands last year. Although the band did not end up placing at the competition, it was a momentous occasion for both Molenda and his band members.

Morgan Molenda keeps punk culture alive

Olivia Bystrom, Broadcast Editor-in-Chief November 18, 2020

In the words of famous punk band The Exploited "Punk’s not dead," at least not in senior Morgan Molenda’s garage, anyway. As if it were straight out of a 1980’s coming of age film; sharpie signatures...

From left to right: Otto Hanlon, Hugh Hanlon, Austin Buck, Mason Buck. The four boys during their trip up to the boundary waters during June, 2020.

A week in the woods

Charles Calderone, Business Editor November 18, 2020

“I caught one!” Hugh Hanlon yells to his friends Austin and Mason Buck. It’s a warm summer day at the boundary waters in northern Minnesota, the smell of a bonfire in the distance swirls around the...

Paula Harrison and the Unified class follow along to a dance video. Dancing is one of the many activities students enjoy together in this class.

Paula Harrisons journey in teaching creates unity

Ella Hamilton, Social Media Editor November 18, 2020

Paula Harrison looked down at the icy cold water, grabbed the warm hands of the anxious teenage students next to her and they jumped in. The freezing lake water was so cold that when her body hit the water...

Nickleby attends one of her students plays.

Nickleby Takes Pride In Teaching Health

Elly Flaherty, Business Editor November 10, 2020

Mrs. Nickleby was at her desk when she was asked who her biggest inspiration was. She responded: “Probably my dad. He was a teacher and he has always instilled in me and he still does to this day. When...

Derrick Schmidt, ETS Performance coach, Ethan Mosley, Bo Dustin, Brendan Bernier and Ethan Bernier, run a safe and productive workout.

Personal training positively and negatively affected by COVID-19

Emily Hornbuckle, Business Editor November 8, 2020

Workouts, personal training and athletics are being affected by COVID-19. People who would normally go multiple times a week are barely going now. The Pony Activity Center (PAC) is having its lowest numbers...

Science teacher Andrew Weaver inspiries a character in the movie Clouds. He also heads the Raptor program at SAHS.

Weaver helps inspire a character in upcoming Disney+ film ‘Clouds’

Bella Godfrey, Online Editor November 8, 2020

Science teacher Andrew Weaver has a character based on him in the upcoming film “Clouds”, which is being released Oct. 16 on Disney+ about the inspirational life of former graduate Zach Sobiech....

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