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Benjamin Straka is showing his Clase Nobel Educator of Distinction award. He is a biology and astronomy teacher. This award is a great honor and he is very proud of it.

Benjamin Straka selected as Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction

Lavender Schleder, Social Media Editor October 26, 2022

Benjamin Straka, one of the biology and astronomy teachers, was nominated by a student and selected to be a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction over the summer.  Straka has been in the Stillwater School...

Two girls in RV

Eva and Miranda Stafne create food truck business, Roxy’s Waffles

Kylie Grobe, Podcast and Distribution Reporter October 25, 2022

The sweet, syrupy aroma fills the air in the little RV. It is the smell of success! Over the summer senior Eva Stafne and freshman Miranda Stafne have built a new food truck business out of an old RV.  Many...

The Pony Football program has a proud tradition of helping out the Stillwater community. The program creates and hosts opportunities meant to help players develop a lifelong understanding of the importance of service.

Football continues the legacy of ‘giving is receiving’

Jasmine Allison, Social Media Editor-in-Chief October 24, 2022

Led by the motto "giving is receiving", the Pony Football program has a proud tradition of helping out the Stillwater community. The program creates and hosts opportunities meant to help players develop...

The Pony Express earned the George H. Gallup award from the Quill and Scroll. This is the third time they have placed at this level.

Pony Express wins George H. Gallup award

Nick Mankowski, Layout Editor October 23, 2022

During the 2021-2022 school year, the students of the Pony Express put in a lot of hard work and dedication towards the newspaper and achieved the very prestigious George H. Gallup award.  The...

Group of people holding plaque

Student Leadership Council wins Human Rights Award

Olivia Williams, Podcast Reporter and Distribution Reporter October 22, 2022

The Student Leadership Council was awarded the Humans Rights Award for its efforts to stand up to the oppression of human rights in a nonviolent way. The award was presented to the council and their supervisor...

Junior, Evan Cadenhead, juggling 3 white balls

New juggling club starts this year

Wyatt Vraa, Broadcast and Camera October 22, 2022

Even with the difficulties of being a new club this year, the student lead juggling club was determined to get off to a good start. Juggling is a skill that dream of harnessing. The juggling club is...

two males of the band

Skuzz band tells history

Delaney Johnson, Podcast and Distribution Reporter October 22, 2022

Skuzz is a local based band who joined together in their earlier years and experiment around with different sounds, not to mention having that chance to gain the friendship that makes them inseparable...

Picture of Pony Express staff discussing office hours.

Students agree office hours should be reinstated

Pony Express Staff October 21, 2022

The building administration made a decision to take office hours away for the beginning of the 2022 to 2023 school year. The staff made the incentive that if everyone follows the new tardy and attendance...

A student lets a peer into the parking lot exit line after school. Some students dont let anyone into the exit line while some let multiple people into the line.

Parking lot changes leads to less confusion

Belle Lapos , Layout Editor October 20, 2022
Walking out the main doors at 2:10 has drastically changed in the last year. Traffic is no longer backed up for quite as long, new drivers are feeling safer, and there is much more freedom when it comes to choosing where to park. These changes are in result of the new lot system that has taken place over the summer. Whether you are a staff member or student, there is no debate that the chaos of the parking lot last year caused many safety issues. Staff in the school have been working on this new system all summer but have things really changed for the better? 

Students experience Game Day activities

Kyle Seebeck and Kennedy Williams October 11, 2022

The entirety of the school day on Oct. 12 is taken up by the second annual Game Day, an advantageous experience for all grade levels to come face to face with some options for after high school. Each grade...

group of students and two teachers around a table.

Peer Helpers start fresh with new advisors

Stella McHugh, Layout Editor October 9, 2022

The Peer Helpers program helps build connections and provide support, set in a healthy environment. This is what social studies teachers Abigail Yates and Samuel Grimes are trying to bring into the peer...

Teacher Ing-Mari Ryan brings students outside during her CIS Orientation to Education class.

Students enroll in new course called Orientation to Education

Alison Keeler, Layout Editor October 7, 2022

Orientation to Education is a new class that is partnered with Century College. The course was added to the school in the spring of last school year and it gives students an opportunity to learn about...

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