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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

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...

Senior Ava Nyberg works on her college application. Nyberg is working ahead on the parts of the application that she can complete before her ACT is submitted.

Covid restrictions create setbacks for seniors’ college plans

Ella Gag, Social Media Editor in Chief November 6, 2020

Due to COVID-19, seniors are behind on important steps on the college application process like touring colleges and taking the ACT. Seniors have deadlines to meet, and with these setbacks, it is harder...

Coffee House Picture

COVID-19 results in changes to National Honors Society

Charles Calderone, Business Editor November 6, 2020

The National Honors Society is a club dedicated to community service. Members of the NHS participate in many events that make the high school a better place. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a...

 Seniors Ben Abbott, Allison Blatter, Esther Steinke, juniors Claire Abbott, Addie Foote and freshmen Ethan Foote are all a part of the Environmental conservation club. On Oct. 12, they went out and gathered wildflower seeds for prairie restoration.

New club helps enviornment

Kady Peltier, Layout Editor November 3, 2020

This year, students came together to form a new club to help improve the environment. This club was formed because these students want to save and preserve the environment locally and around the world. Juniors...

Sophie Lundgren turns to at home haircuts in this time of quarantine. Not able to get access from the salons lead her and many other individuals to turn to other at home alternatives.

New experiences arise from Covid-19

Calli Dierkhising, Food Blog Reporter October 29, 2020

The decreasing number of people allowed to participate in sporting and extra-curricular activities due to social distancing has led to a change in everyone's lives. Specifically for teenagers with fewer...

Ms. Yates B-day social studies class using part of their 84 minute class period as work time. This year, in addition to a quarter schedule, class times have also been adjusted in length from 55 minutes to 84 minutes.

Students reflect on what they took for granted in previous school years

Nissa Wilcox, Layout Editor October 15, 2020

Students have been given a choice of whether they would like to learn online or attend hybrid learning for the 2020-2021 school year. Neither option is anything like previous years, and looking back,...

Eighth grader Melanie Johnson shoots at the Alexandria State Championship in 2019, held by MSHSL. This years championship is currently scheduled for June 8 through 16.

Trap team works towards nationals in new season

Meg Skaret, Layout Editor April 10, 2020

The trap team promotes the tradition of clay target shooting and trains its members to respect and conserve the outdoors. Practices for the team started earlier this month at the Oakdale Gun Club. The...

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