The Pony Express

Career and Pathways  is a program to help students access education and training beyond high school.  Students form small groups of occupations within a career cluster. Occupations within a pathway share common skills, knowledge and interests.

Flex time’s Career and Pathways paves way for success

Tyrina McCombs , Distribution Reporter November 27, 2019

Flex time offers a new opportunity to explore Career and Pathways for students to meet with employees of several different industries, such as business or engineering in many career fields.  Administration...

The speech team is hard at work at practice last season. Head speech coach Joe Kalka hopes to bring a new perspective to this team when the season starts in November.

Joe Kalka hopes to propel speech to new heights

Ally Benning, Podcast Reporter November 7, 2019

The speech team had success last year under former head coach (now assistant coach) English teacher Laura Hammond. Last year, the team placed fourth in sections and had six people qualify for the state...

In 4-H, animal showing is a popular program. Large amounts students show their horses. I have always loved horses and have been around them my whole life, senior Brandon Pott says.

4-H benefits students by providing empowering life skills

Elaina Mankowski, Layout Editor October 30, 2019

Numerous students benefit from the 4-H organization. Apparent impacts are made through the students following their passions and blossoming their relationships. 4-H is a youth program all over the country...

Allison Shore and Izzy Goetze are a power duo for the debate team. Their team has a new assistant coach, Laura Hammond. The girls are seen practicing in school on October 9th.

Debate team learns about space travel

Meg Skaret, Layout Editor October 19, 2019

The 2019 debate season started with many new debate members on the team. Along with the new novice population in the club, former head coach, English teacher Laura Hammond returns as an assistant coach...

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.

Fifth year of 24 hour play challenge showcases students’ creativity

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...

After going through their spring play Les Miserables, senior Frank Madsen says that theatre is made up of kids from all different places. We have sports kids, we have hardcore theatre kids, we have music kids. Thats what makes us so versatile. They expext this versatility and experience to have a profound impact on the success of the trip.

Theatre students plan summer trip to Scotland

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...

FFA members explore the U of M campus after competing in state. Each year the U of M host the Minnesota State FFA Competition.

Stillwater FFA fishes for a victory

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...

Students practice for their tournament during flex time. Tournaments take place Wednesdays during flex and Fridays after school in video game club.

Brawling it out: students compete in video game competition

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 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.

AVID elective prepares students for college

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,...

After the awards ceremony on April 27, Pony Express students head to Huntington Beach to watch the sunset and grab a group dinner.

‘Where Dreams Come True’; Newspaper visits Anaheim

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...

Junior William Thompson works on his clubs tensegrity project, using tension and forces to maintain the integrity of the structure without external support.

Let’s get physical

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...

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.

Annual junior/senior prom “prom”ises greatness

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...

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