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The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

Teddy Kozlowski serves as the mayor of stillwater. He stands in historic downtown Stillwater, where he has been mayor since 2014.

From Silicon Valley to Mayor of Stillwater

Gavin Schuna, Business Editor May 27, 2024

The moon is still shining in San Francisco, Ca, it's 4:30 a.m. The 21 year old, and fresh out of college. Teddy Kozlowski is getting up for work. He gets ready by 5:30 a.m. and hops in his car to make...

NHS members sell tickets for spring Coffeehouse at lunch. Spring Coffeehouse begins May 10. Shows are at 6 p.m and 8 p.m.

Students show off their talents at spring Coffeehouse

Ian Lunneborg, Video Editor May 26, 2024

The spring Coffeehouse is an event that all students know. It is a chance for people of all talents to come and show an audience what they are made of. It is also an event that spans upwards of 10 years...

HOSA club practices a CRP sequence during their meeting on March 18. They practice activities similar to this during some of their meetings to prepare for their conferences.

HOSA attends spring leadership conference

Maggie O'Brien, Layout Editor-in-Chief April 23, 2024

After preparing all year and working towards their goals, the Health Occupation Students of America club, commonly called HOSA, will be heading to their spring leadership conference on April 7-9. During...

Students collaborate to come up with the main topics that were discussed in the first Voices of Change session. The conference was split up into three sessions; each session they could pick a different topic to talk about in a small group. During the last hour everyone came together to come up with the most prevalent issues to change.

Voices of Change Conference ignites new ideas

Pony Express Editors-in-Chief March 10, 2024

The Voices of Change Conference is a collaborative meeting and workshop-based conference that is led by Cornelius Rish and the Student Leadership Council (SLC) during BLAST week. It was held in the school...

The Animal Awareness Club meets every other Wednesday in biology teacher Sarah Bartlett’s room. This week they made dog toys to donate to animal shelters in the community. The club promotes the wellness of animals by spreading information and taking an active approach to help animals in Stillwater.

Animal Awareness Club barks back at animal cruelty

Cody Rasch, Photography Editor March 10, 2024

The Animal Awareness Club is a club new to Stillwater. The members strive to find exciting new ways to promote animal wellness and help the animals in the community at local shelters. They donate not only...

Mr. Weiss stands deep in thought as he ponders the latest philosophical issue. He has been teaching the class for the past 22 years.

Philosophy club flourishes with thought provoking conversations

Dom Slaughter, Business Editor March 10, 2024

It is an early morning before school, club organizer and advisor Michael Weiss brought breakfast, the philosophy club has met once again. Preparing their arguments about current issues, Club president...

Band Bagel Hole plays War Pigs by Black Sabbath at the Battle of the Bands on Feb. 16. Five bands came together to compete for fun and play some music.

Musicians make Battle of the Bands a huge hit for performers, audience

Ian Lunneborg, Video Editor March 10, 2024

The annual Battle of the Bands is an event where musicians can come together and show an audience how well they can play. Every year the event draws in attendees from every grade to see what the bands...

At sections in 2023 these individuals places first place through third. They were all able to advance to state in speech.

New coach takes over speech team

Anna Agnessi, Online Editor February 1, 2024

The speech team has a new temporary coach after previous coach Joseph Kalka moved to Moorhead. Kristan Van Houten is the new temporary coach. Her children, sophomore Rylee Van Houten and junior Brendyn...

Seniors Madelyn Elzen and Gaby Miller help students bake cookies to create cookie ice cream sundaes. They love spreading the joy of baking to others and expressing creativity.

Home Ec. After Hours brings opportunities to students

Lavender Schleder, Social Media Editor February 1, 2024

Home Ec. After Hours is a new home economics club that was started by seniors Madelyn Elzen and Gaby Miller back in November. They meet in science teacher Stacy Bartlett's room every Tuesday after school...

Senior Elsa Swenson is at a Morgans Message meeting on Nov. 13 writing down what to put on posters to hang around the school. Swenson is a Morgans Message ambassador who runs the meetings along with three other girls.

Student ambassadors bring Morgan’s Message to high school

Amelia Strong, Social Media Editor December 19, 2023

Morgan's Message is a non-profit organization started in Virginia and spread to most high schools nationwide. This club talks about mental health and athletes. Morgan Rogers was a D1 lacrosse player...

The Young Feminist Club hosts a party in bringing awareness to menstruation. The club aims to create a positive environment for women to be confident.

Young Feminists Club helps students find their voices

Gabbi Chau, Political Cartoon Editor December 19, 2023

The Young Feminists Club allows students to cultivate their voices in a safe environment. The club aims to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for students to grow as feminists and people. The...

The Sustainable Fashion Club meets once a month and engages in a variety of activities such as up cycling, thrifting and clothing swaps. The club was started earlier this year by junior Jessie Dean to encourage sustainable fashion practices and educate students on the impacts fast fashion has on the environment.

Jessie Dean starts Sustainable Fashion Club

Stella McHugh, Layout Editor-In-Chief December 19, 2023

Clothing is responsible for 7.7 percent of landfills and contributes 1.7 million tons of CO2 emitted annually, accounting for 10 percent of global greenhouse gases. A culture of waste and fast fashion...

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