The Pony Express

Teens increased caffeine consumption brings concern

Teens increased caffeine consumption brings concern

Marie Lecuyer, Copy Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, Spotlight

Young adults are experiencing health drawbacks of consuming caffeine daily starting at such a young age. This generation especially is turning to caffeine to resolve stress and exhaustion. Students are also using caffeine to improve their athletic performances. Adults are becoming increasingly concerned...

Volleyball team strives for State

Volleyball team strives for State

Chas Morgan, Layout Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase, Sports

The 2018-2019 Ponies volleyball season has been “exciting!” according to Head Coach Bob Fischer and they show no signs of slowing down. The team is currently 19-6-0 in league and 8-0-0 in conference games, putting them first place in the Suburban East conference. Last year, the 2017-2018 team made it to state quarterfinals where they lost to Lakeville North....

Universities switch to test-optional administration

Universities switch to test-optional administration

AnnaMarie Born, Business Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, Spotlight

The University of Chicago and other top colleges are beginning to make the switch to test optional admission. On June 14, the University of Chicago announced that they were going to have a test optional process. Colleges are making the switch to encourage a more diverse campus and to equal th...

Media center renovations implemented by administrators

Media center renovations implemented by administrators

Ben Kazmerski, Information Graphics Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, Spotlight

This year, the media center has received the attention of administrators who allocated funds for a full renovation of the spacious room. According to staff, the new tables and computers are going to be arriving soon. The media center is one of the last spaces in the school to be updated following...

Soccer teams return for breakout season

Soccer teams return for breakout season

Ashlynn O'Connor and Annika Brown

October 1, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Stillwater's varsity soccer teams returned after the summer to play competitively against other teams in the conference. After last year's impressive records, they knew they were being watched.

Ponies football poised for comeback season

Ponies football poised for comeback season

Derek Berg, Video Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, Spotlight

Senior Ethan Darby went up and snatched the ball from the air with the ball snug under his arm as he scampered out of bounds. With a roar he ran back over to his ecstatic teammates, his interception had sealed the Ponies first win of the season, spoiling the undefeated Roseville Raiders home opener. After a ...

Drevlow hunts for microadventures

Drevlow hunts for microadventures

Taylor Lee, Distributive Reporter

September 10, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, People, Showcase

Assistant Principal Aaron Drevlow packed his phone, credit cards, two Co2 canisters (just in case) and a half-full bottle of water. He mounted his impressive road bike that he loves to show off to students and headed off to another day at work, rain or shine. "Well, 1999, 1998, I started riding to ...

Super Fans show school spirit at Homecoming game

Super Fans show school spirit at Homecoming game

Carina Block, Copy Editor

September 8, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, People, Showcase

  The student section at the football game is on their toes as the ball gets snapped to quarterback junior Luke Cullen. The crowd goes wild after a gain of 15 yards. The students shout out a couple different cheers lead by the not often talked about, most energetic fans standing in the fron...

“Wait, are you the Rock girl?” Katie Kelzenberg’s promposal garners big attention

“Wait, are you the Rock girl?” Katie Kelzenberg’s promposal garners big attention

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

May 2, 2018


Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

''She gets recognized everywhere. Like, 'You're that girl. Congratulations.' We were at the theater and some random old people came up and took pictures on their cell phones. An old man said, 'Are you, like, the rock girl?'A lot of people think she won a contest," Katie's self-described bodyguard and...

Odd schedule allows girls lacrosse more prep time

Odd schedule allows girls lacrosse more prep time

Susan Hubbard, Video Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports

The girls lacrosse team has taken shelter indoors, waiting for the snow to melt and their season to truly begin. After weeks of practicing in the dome, the team is getting excited to finally play outside on the new turf. Since the season started in early April, the team has been practicing at the S...

Remembering Parkland victims with walkout, demanding safety

Remembering Parkland victims with walkout, demanding safety

Mira LaNasa, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2018


Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

One student stood halfway up a half-frozen snow bank with three peers, megaphone in hand, while three others crouched on the cement below, using blue and red lighters to light white tea lights in glass votives. “Alyssa Alhadeff, 14,” senior Erica Lemcke began. “Scott Beigel, 35,” she continued...

CHAMPS: Gymnastics posts school record score to win state title

CHAMPS: Gymnastics posts school record score to win state title

Hunter Hippel, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

If the Stillwater gymnastics team was going to have its best performance of the season, then the 2018 Class 2A State Tournament was the time to do it. The Ponies posted a team score of 150.25, their highest total not only of the season, but in school history.  That was good enough to take the Stat...