The Pony Express

Four day school week proven more beneficial

Freshmen Kendall Bajda, Eva Stafne, and Amelia Venzke hang out before the bell on a Friday morning. Rather than utilizing the Friday as a help day, they are waiting for the first bell to start their  seven hour school day.

Olivia Wavamunno, Podcast Reporter

November 22, 2019

Within the past couple of years, Colorado schools―district 27J, as well as many others, have implemented four day school weeks rather than five. While some have found the change to bring some inconveniences, many people have found the switch beneficial. Furthermore, students who currently have five day school weeks...

Wikileaks founder challenges freedom of press

Assange's lawyers are taking the defense that he is a journalist. Many U.S. citizens believe that this case could change the way Americans deal with freedom of press.

Marlee McGuire, Copy Editor

April 30, 2019

A test of our boundaries of national defense and governmental transparency can describe Julian Assange and his actions over the last decade. Julian Assange, the founder of the website Wikileaks, has recently been arrested by British police April 11 after seeking asylum in an Ecuadorian embassy for seven years. Wikileaks, a...

The infinity saga came to dramatic close

The infinity saga came to dramatic close

Linda Hill, Podcast Reporter

April 28, 2019

The Infinity Saga, containing 13 movies, finally came to an end on April 26 with the final movie "Avengers Endgame." Anthony Russo and Joe Russo announced the final movie after a long ongoing year wait of knowing that half the universe has disaggregated into dust. The fans were excited for the release...

Fashion consistently changes, old trends come back

Junior Grace Wirrkala sits in class on March 20. She is wearing 80s and 90s fashion trends with her jean jacket and blue scrunchie.

April 13, 2019

Fashion consistently changes, but as it changes, old trends come back. People are influenced to wear trends such as scrunchies, tube tops, Vans, leggings, jean jackets and fanny packs because of marketing, media and advertising. Most trends that are coming back now are from the 70s, 80s and 90s. People ...

Kendama trend returns after six years hiatus

Senior Jeffrey Robinson prepares to execute a trick. Kendamas are making a comeback after disappearing for 6 years. Sweets Kendamas is a local Minnesota company that is a favorite of students.

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 4, 2019

After disappearing from student's hands for six years, kendamas, one of the hottest trends from elementary school, is back. The viral game first came onto the scene back in 2012 and 2013. Kendamas were the playground favorite, and groups of kids would gather together to show off their best tricks. ...

Thureson makes history as first junior lacrosse captain

Junior midfielder Ty Thureson postgame having a laugh. Happy they won and looking forward to the next step of games.

Joe Pearson, Podcast Reporter

March 19, 2019

Junior Ty Thureson committed to Providence college, leading the lacrosse team as one of the captains. He is the first caption ever to be a junior. Thureson plays for Stillwater varsity. In eighth grade, he was the leading goal scorer for varsity. Thureson was part of the 2017-2018 season, when they made it the farthest they ever ach...

‘Captain Marvel’: a safe step forward for heroines

Hannah Sween, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2019

“Captain Marvel” sets new standards for the Marvel Comics Universe. The film, featuring a fighter pilot turned alien soldier turned cosmic superhero, is the first Marvel movie to center around the story of a female superhero. The heroine Vers (Brie Larson), a warrior with no memory from the planet K...

Airpods trend skyrockets after holiday season

Junior Addy Oberg listens to music with her AirPods in between class while walking to her next class.

Carina Block, Copy Editor

March 3, 2019

AirPods have been an extremely popular technology this school year. A fair portion of students own a set of AirPods, with even more students owning them after receiving them for Christmas. AirPods are wireless headphones released by Apple™ that can last for five hours of listening to music without nee...

Minnesota State hockey tournament celebrates 75th anniversary

A puck flies towards the net while senior forward Wyatt Wasko skates through the right wing. Stillwater defeated Mahtomedi 2 to 1 in one of the final games of the regular season.

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2019

Grab your sticks and lace up your skates. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Minnesota State Boys Hockey Tournament. Games are played from March 6-9 at the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul. Based on tournament attendance, hockey is the most popular sport in the state. There are 256...

Henry Kelzenberg raises sea slugs

Junior Henry Kelzenberg's salt water aquarium. The aquarium is a 10 gallon tank, this is one of three aquariums Kelzenberg owns.

Elle Sprenger, Social Media Editor

February 21, 2019

Junior Henry Kelzenberg took up a unique interest over the past summer. Kelzenberg decided to make a hobby in raising and selling sea slugs. Kelzenberg inhabits the sea slugs in 10 gallon salt water aquariums at his house that have specific conditions designed for the slugs. Over the summer, Kelzenber...

Green New Deal is vital to the country’s reputation as a respectable nation

Green New Deal is vital to the country's reputation as a respectable nation

Grace Wirkkala, Online Editor

February 11, 2019

Something must be done about climate change. It is understandable to hear of worry among younger generations when reputable sources like the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) report that carbon dioxide levels are “at their highest in 650,000 years” and that in 2012, “Arctic ...

Backstreet returns to fame with new album ‘DNA’

The Backstreet Boy's New album

Ellsa Ohmann, Layout Editor

January 26, 2019

With their first album in six years, their first Grammy nomination in 17 years and their first song in the “Hot 100” in 11 years, Backstreet is back alright and they're here to stay. Going on year 26, the Backstreet Boys (often abbreviated BSB) are back with their new hit album DNA released Jan 25...

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