The Pony Express

Stephanie Nord, the advisor for the stillwater math league, holds up a team T-shirt in the classroom where they normally meet. Due to COVID-19 the team did not print out new shirts for the 2020-21 season.

Math League prepares for new season after slowed by COVID-19

Drew Jurek, Print Editor-in-Chief April 28, 2021

After quarantine complicated recruitment and forced their season to be done remotely, the Math League is making plans to rebuild in a post-COVID-19 world. Math Leagues are teams that play in large competitions...

The local coffee shop, Dunn Bros Coffee, is a great place to meet with friends and reconnect.

Coffee shops make it possible to see friends during quarantine

Julianna Silva, Copy Editor March 19, 2021

Seeing friends or family and having social connections is more important than one may think. Even though there is a pandemic, it is still possible to see friends and family over Zoom or in a local coffee...

 Myth is usually where Prom is held every year, but will not likely be there this year due to safety precautions.

Due to COVID 19, prom open to seniors only

Olivia Fear, Copy Editor March 18, 2021

This year, prom will look quite different because it will only be for seniors, which has never happened before. Prom will not take place until the end of May, but students are apprehensive about what to...

A game of Kahoot being prepared to play. The trivia night will be played on Kahoot or with the Kahoot format.

Student Council hosts trivia night

Seth Chlebeck, Distribution Reporter March 18, 2021

The Student Council will host a trivia night for students over Zoom. There are many details not yet determined, such as the date, admission price (or if there even will be one) and prizes. The event...

Family and friends of alumni Grace May line up down the street for her birthday parade. This unique style of celebration was for Mays eighteenth birthday and a way around the COVID-19 restrictions set in place for Minnesota.

Birthdays get creative despite COVID-19 restrictions

Cassidy Gilliam, Photography Editor December 4, 2020

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, students are still finding ways to celebrate birthdays. With ideas ranging from Zoom calls to parades, students have gotten creative for their special day.  One idea...

Yearbook advisor Laurie Hansen runs three different computers all at the same time. One has the design program, the other has a database to look up student contacts, and the small laptop is for emailing yearbook staff.

‘Kabekonian’ pulls off another first place prize

Bella Godfrey, Online Editor December 3, 2020

The 2019-2020 Kabekonian has earned yet another first place prize by the student yearbook staff, led by language arts teacher Laurie Hansen. COVID-19 has affected how the awards ceremony works, but that...

Junior Kyra Kelloggs new poodle Flynn enjoys a warm sunbath. Flynn was adopted during the quarantine like many other animals.

Animal surrenders rise post quarentine

Sophia Arndt, Photography Editor December 2, 2020

Adoption in any form stands as a responsibility one must be ready to take one, no matter what it brings. It takes time and extensive consideration. During COVID-19, the adoption rate for animals soared...

Junior Isaiah Erickson at a car show, filming a new video for his Youtube account Stilly Media. Making sure to get all the cool angles.

Isaiah Erickson creates Instagram account

Macy Gonnion, Online Editor December 2, 2020

Junior Isaiah Erickson created an Instagram account about cars, car shows and car meets. He attends the meets and makes video montages on the cars at the events. He made this account a couple of years...

Junior co-president Felicity Flemming  reads her favorite genre, mystery in the school library. Fleming and Scanlan organized a Readers’ Club starting this fall.

Juniors take initiative by starting schools’ first reading club

Abby Anderson, Photography Editor December 1, 2020

“We are looking for a way to extend the reading community into the school community. Over the summer, we started a small book club and thought it would be a good idea to expand, with the goal to make...

The Young Democrats Club poses during one of their masked debate parties in October. Both COVID restrictions and the election are making 2020 an engaging year for both them and the Young Republicans Club. Photo submitted by Olivia Hovland.

Young Democrats and Young Republicans experience excitement and challenges in 2020

Henry Jansen November 23, 2020

The Young Democrats and Young Republicans clubs are student-lead organizations that meet weekly to bring together like-minded students for discussion skill-building, and community improvement. Given that...

Students walk down one way directed hallways in SAHS to follow the safety precautions for Covid-19, examples of the precautions set in place are; wearing a mask and many more.

Precautions for Covid-19 for upcoming winter school season

Lindsey Crain November 12, 2020

As the school year continues, the hybrid model continues to follow the guidelines for safety precautions for Covid-19. With Covid- 19 cases rising first quarter, safety precautions will be more strict. With...

Link Leader Sadyia Farah showing freshman Safiyo Farah where to go for her class. They are keeping their distances apart from each other and wearing masks.

Link Leaders smooth transition to high school during pandemic

Michelle De Jesus Cruz November 9, 2020

Transitioning from middle to high school is a challenge, but this school year has started while still facing the pandemic: wearing masks, social distancing and one way hallways. Link Leaders and staff...

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