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The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

Movies at Matt’s gives locals a blast from the past

Lainey Zinda, Social Media Editor May 25, 2024

Matt's Basement, located downtown Stillwater, has recently began to host Movies at Matt's on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Older classic movies are screened for locals to come and enjoy. Tickets...

Participants after the annual Culture Runway Show wave their countrys flag with pride. Students partake in a Cultural Runway show and represent their countries. The audience saw a variety of traditions, dances and clothing practiced among their peers.

Cultural Runway Show held during BLAST week, promotes inclusivity, diversity among students

Shea Denning, Broadcast Editor March 8, 2024

As students scurry to finish any final touches, the chatter among students and teachers in the audience seems to silence their own voices behind the curtain. An energetic, The Cultural Runway show...

Adapted floor hockey season starts strong

Camryn Handberg and Cathleen Costello, Photography Editors January 30, 2024

More than 50 years ago, Jim Christy was looking for an opportunity to participate in high school sports. His differing abilities prevented him from participating in regular sporting events. Christy approached...

Band director Tark Katzenmeyer teaches a band class. The previous director has chosen to step down and Katzenmeyer has risen to the challenge.

Katzenmeyer takes over as band director

Ian Lunneborg, Video Editor December 13, 2023

“I love the opportunity to meet a whole new group of people and any opportunity you get to make musicians with people or any opportunity you get to meet musicians and an environment where people...

New AP environmental science teacher Peter Stenross hands out papers to students. Stenross is new AP environmental science teacher replaced Andy Weaver after he retired this last spring.

Peter Stenross, new AP environmental teacher, replaces Andy Weaver

Makayla Shugg, Copy Editor October 30, 2023

"When hiring a new teacher after someone who has been teaching for 30 years it can be challenging but Peter Stenross brings good energy and good knowledge like what made Andy Weaver special," astronomy...

Freshman Audrey Rogotzke and senior Ryder Rogotzke with thier wrestling 2022 State Championshiop belt. Audrey and Ryder have made Minnesota history by being the first sibling duo to win the boys and girls State wrestling championship title.

The Rogotzke siblings win matching State wrestling titles

Maya Disher, Photography Editor in Chief March 4, 2023

Brothers and sisters hold a bond that is unmatched by any other. Most describe it as a built-in best friend. Someone who is always there to motivate you, protect you, and even win a matching wrestling...

Students in BPA stand together holding all of the awards they received.

Business Professionals of America prepare for State

Sydney Rodd, Layout Editor-in-Chief February 13, 2023

The Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter will head to State in March. The club received many awards at Regionals on Jan. 21. Almost every student who competed at Regionals qualified for...

Varsity Bowling Team posing for a photo at a tournament.

Varsity and JV bowling teams roll into state tournament

George Palm, Broadcast Editor December 1, 2022

The varsity and JV bowling teams have recently found great success both being in the top five highest rated teams in their respective leagues as they head into the state tournament, with the Varsity...

Players line the middle of the field during the Ponys 2022 Homecoming game.

Football team works hard to prepare for homecoming

Cooper Howe and Aidan Primeau October 5, 2022

The football team took on White Bear Lake for the homecoming game on Sept. 30 They are trying to add another win to the team's 4-0 season, wanting to prove to fans that they have what it takes to go all...

Kiryu Aoyama in the hallway of the High School

New exchange students arrive at high school

Michael Fredericks and Annaliese North October 4, 2022

The shiny glass doors loomed in front of senior Valeria Rendon. She stepped into the red brick building she had waited to enter for years. She walked through the crowded hallway lined with bright red lockers....

Schoology is an online tool used by students and teachers. Students use Schoology to access courses online. Teachers are able to upload assignments students can do on e-days.

Staff Ed: eLearning Days keep students learning during snow days

Pony Express Staff November 26, 2019

  E-Learning or flex days will be implemented this school year. Students can do an assignment virtually on snow or cold days when they will not be in school. This is to prevent adding on days...

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