The Pony Express

Ward reflects on horse’s rare condition

Ward reflects on horse’s rare condition

Ben Wrightsman, Video Editor

April 6, 2019

Many of us have grown up with superheroes - Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Iron Man. All of these superheroes have both strengths and weaknesses, which are played out in the arenas of their battles. Such is the case with a special superhero horse named Wondergirl. Wondergirl is a 17-year-old horse...

Josiah Hill makes a run for State Senate, District 39

Josiah Hill makes a run for State Senate, District 39

John Franklin, Copy Editor

March 1, 2019

English teacher Josiah Hill started his campaign for State Senate Jan. 31.  Hill will run for the District 39 seat currently held by Karin Housley, who has held the position since 2012. Hill, who currently teaches English and serves at the St. Croix Education Association Union President, wants to improve t...

Superintendent Pontrelli addresses concerns of trust among board members

Superintendent Pontrelli addresses concerns of trust among board members

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2019

"I’m well aware that three of you did go and talk to our lawyers, and I don’t believe that all of you are aware of that," Superintendent Denise Pontrelli said at the school board retreat Feb. 11. The new school board took office in January. With the newest school board having only been in offic...

Board meeting red-out: students stand in support of Student Council President representation

Board meeting red-out: students stand in support of Student Council President representation

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2019

Inspired by senior Isabella Portelli, Student Council Senior Officer, many students showed up in red to the Stillwater School Board meeting Feb. 21 to support student leader representation at board meetings. A brainstorming suggestion to rotate the Student Council Presidents from their current seats...

Brine’s Market and Deli celebrates 60th anniversary

Brine’s Market and Deli celebrates 60th anniversary

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2018

Brine’s Market and Deli recently celebrated their 60th year in business. Brine’s was originally opened in 1958 by Bud Brine in downtown Stillwater. It has been a staple of the St. Croix Valley ever since. Now, Brine’s is co-owned by siblings Polly Hoy, Matt Brine, and Mark Brine. Brine’s cele...

Brookview Elementary expansion uncertain with new school board candidates

Brookview Elementary expansion uncertain with new school board candidates

Elli Swanson, Photographer

November 14, 2018

Brookview Elementary, District 834's newest elementary school is hoping to expand very soon due to the developing neighborhoods near by. Brookview Elementary school located in Woodbury has almost met its capacity of students and continues to increase in size. Because of the increase in students...

Malaina Fragnito trains as EMT

Malaina Fragnito trains as EMT

Soren Danelius, Layout Editor

November 6, 2018

Many students do not know what they are going to do in their future, but senior Malaina Fragnito does. Fragnito is participating in a 916 school class that provides her the opportunity to get her EMT certification in high school. The purpose of the EMT program is that it encourages students to get ...

Volleyball team proves capable of making it to playoffs

Volleyball team proves capable of making it to playoffs

Chas Morgan, Layout Editor

November 6, 2018

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....

Soccer team regains championship status

Soccer team regains championship status

Ben Wrightsman, Video Editor

November 3, 2018

A sea of red cheered on the Stillwater boys soccer team on Nov. 3 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The crowds of fans dressed in red were there to see the Ponies kick in the goal that won them the Class 2A state championship. The Ponies faced off against Duluth East. The two schools went hea...

Universities switch to test-optional administration

Universities switch to test-optional administration

AnnaMarie Born, Business Editor

November 1, 2018

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...

Soccer teams return for breakout season

Soccer teams return for breakout season

Ashlynn O'Connor and Annika Brown

October 1, 2018

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. Both varsity teams have worked hard to make it to the championships and to win the title for their team.

Drevlow hunts for microadventures

Drevlow hunts for microadventures

Taylor Lee, Distributive Reporter

September 10, 2018

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 ...

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