The Pony Express

Fifth year of 24 hour play challenge showcases students’ creativity

Juniors Ella Goette and Sandy Liu and freshman Mason rehearse for the play two hours prior to performing in front of a live audience. These actors have run through the play many times. They continue to work hard and stay determined to put on a good show.
Emma Wagner, Copy Editor October 18, 2019

Junior Avery Mitchell said she directed a show that included VSCO girls, as well as directing a parody of the movie "Tall Girl" on Netflix, showing that students included pop culture references into their...

Theatre students plan summer trip to Scotland

After going through their spring play
AJ Gunderson, Podcast May 20, 2019

Several theatre students and the theatre director, Grif Sadow, are headed to Edinburgh, Scotland for the National Fringe Festival (often referred to as The Fringe) from July 27 to August 9. Prior to visiting...

Stillwater FFA fishes for a victory

FFA members explore the U of M campus after competing in state. Each year the U of M host the Minnesota State FFA Competition.
Toby Weiss, Broadcast Editor-in-Chief May 19, 2019

For members of the Stillwater FFA club, studying hard is a necessity as the Minnesota State Fish & Wildlife Competition is rapidly approaching on April 29, at the University of Minnesota. The FFA...

Brawling it out: students compete in video game competition

Students practice for their tournament during flex time. Tournaments take place Wednesdays during flex and Fridays after school in video game club.
Hazel Flock, Print Editor-in-Chief May 12, 2019

Playing video games for hours is not always a waste of time. For students in the Super Smash Bros Brawl tournament; it is the equivalent of practicing for a big game. Students compete against each other...

AVID elective prepares students for college

AVID teacher Brandon Maxwell teaches his students valuable study skills to prepare for college. College prep is a focus of the class. A majority of AVID students end up getting accepted to their college of choice.
Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief May 10, 2019

AVID is a program offered in the district that is meant to give middle academic students an extra boost on their path to college. Most students enrolled are the first in their family to go to college,...

‘Where Dreams Come True’; Newspaper visits Anaheim

After the awards ceremony on April 27, Pony Express students head to Huntington Beach to watch the sunset and grab a group dinner.
Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief May 9, 2019

  While most high schools students whistled away at schoolwork and homework April 24 through the 28, 10 members of the Pony Express, accompanied by advisor Rachel Steil and parent volunteer...

Let’s get physical

Junior William Thompson works on his club's tensegrity project, using tension and forces to maintain the integrity of the structure without external support.
Elise Truman, Online Editor May 9, 2019

Every Tuesday, a group of young, science-minded students gets together to do exciting physics projects. They spend their time furthering their physics knowledge and applying it practically. The...

Annual junior/senior prom “prom”ises greatness

The annual junior/senior prom will be held on May 4 at the Myth Live in Maplewood. Many students look forward to dressing up and hanging out with friends.
Taylor Lee, Distribution Reporter May 4, 2019

After a long year of tests, quizzes, and a lot of busy work, it is finally time for students to celebrate a job well done. What better way than to attend the annual junior/senior prom. Prom will be held...

Native American student Alliance club brings awareness to diversity

Joanna Tom and sophomore participant Will  Raymond making Earth day posters, and Native American Student Alliance posters on April 24. These posters are put up in the cafeteria.
Sierra Hippel, Distribution Reporter May 3, 2019

"It's to bring students together with a commonality and connection to being Native students, to bring them together socially, emotionally and to connect with their culture," school phycologist Jennifer...

Theatre practices for upcoming ‘Les Miserables’

Seniors Ben Valerius and Abbe McBride practice for
Claire Anderson, Field Reporter April 12, 2019

"Les Miserables is extremely entertaining and thought-provoking," theater director Grif Sadow said. The spring performance of "Les Miserables" will be put on the first two weekends of April...

New Model United Nations Club visits Milwaukee

Senior Jack Batterton addresses the Model UN club before their trip to the University of Milwaukee March 20-22. This is the first year this club formed.
Ben Jacobs, Podcast Reporter April 10, 2019

In its first year, the Model United Nations Club went to the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee to attend a Model United Nations Convention. They went March 20-22 and represented the United Kingdom. The...

Broad Spectrum opens mind to new ideas

The Broad Spectrum team meets Thursdays at 3:15 p.m. The team discusses future plans for their broad spectrum camp that will begin in the summer.
Sierra Hippel, Distribution Reporter April 5, 2019

"There are people who are really hateful in the world, who judge people off of their gender, sexual orientation, race and more. We want to be able to use all those as creativity, and as an outlet for kids...

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