The Pony Express

9/10 formal takes a turn

The 9/10 formal offers a fun night to spend with peers. Juniors Tucker Farver and Celia Gear took advantage of the 2019 spring formal to spend time with friends.

Alexis Brainard, Online Editor

April 3, 2020

Junior and senior prom is around the corner. This means the 9/10 formal is coming up too. The dance, however, might not happen because of the COVID-19 outbreak. "As far as I know I do not think we are doing it," junior Ethan Vargas said. The 9/10 formal is supposed to happen on April 25. All grade...

Coronavirus impacts on local education

Stillwater Schools haver started to offer free lunches to anyone through the age of eighteen. There are various meal drop-offs throughout the school district.

Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 25, 2020

The coronavirus was on everyone’s radar. Most knew about it and that it would impact economic markets. No one, however, knew it would disrupt the world economy to this extent. More importantly though, no one knew how impactful it would be on local education. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed Emergency...

Innovations team helps students plan their future

The innovations team gathers for a meeting after school on Oct. 10 in Rachel Steil's room to discuss the 2020-2021 course registration guide.

Stella Bertsch, Field Reporter

October 10, 2019

The Innovations team spent the past year designing a new registration guide that includes College/Career Pathways and Programs of Study. This new design helps students make informed decisions about their education. They work to help students feel confident about what they choose to do after high school ...

Innovations team visits Mounds View, investigates Pathways

This is a copy of Mounds View's information graphic, which describes their version of the pathways program. The Innovation Team further reviews their program on April 9.

Grace Silbernick, Layout Editor

April 15, 2019

“I want to inspire curiosity in all learners through educational programming that is personalized, student-driven, and highly engaging,” John Perry Director of Learning, Technology, and Design Systems said, and that is the mission of the Pathways program that the Innovations team wants to get more ...

Drevlow hunts for microadventures

Assistant Principal Aaron Drevlow was biking at Brown County Mountain Bike Park in Indiana when he noticed an animal skull on a tree branch and took a selfie!

Taylor Lee, Distributive Reporter

September 10, 2018

Assistant Principal Aaron Drevlow packed his phone, credit cards, two Co2 canisters (just in case) and a half-full bottle of water. He mounted his impressive road bike that he loves to show off to students and headed off to another day at work, rain or shine. "Well, 1999, 1998, I started riding to ...

School Board postpones discussion on school start times

School Board postpones discussion on school start times

Levi Gregg, Copy Editor

March 15, 2018

  Pressure from students and parents at Stillwater Area High School led the school board consider changing the high school’s start time from 7:40 to 8:30 a.m.  However, after looking at the issue for several years, the school board decided to delay the change, initially scheduled to ...

Despite growing opposition, FCC passes repeal of Net Neutrality

Despite growing opposition, FCC passes repeal of Net Neutrality

Hannah Sween, Layout Editor

January 13, 2018

The internet is like a grocery store. It is full of all different kinds and qualities of foods and is open to all people. Grocery stores are set up like this because everyone needs and deserves open and equal access to food. The same goes for the internet, anyone with access to a computer can go any...

American English departments lack diversity

photo by Michael VanLieshout

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2017

Amidst heated debates about immigration reform, protests which have somehow made the general populace throw the First Amendment out the window, and hate crime rates skyrocketing, public education coats an underlying element of racism: the canon. As a largely homogenous group of the so-called white male majori...

Two new Pony Center counselors added

Koenen smiles behind her desk, welcoming students to come and meet her.

Malaina Fragnito, Playlist Reporter

October 27, 2017

  With the addition of freshman and a school population bigger than ever before, two new counselors had to be added to the Pony Centers. The Red Pony Center has added Krista Koenen who has been in school counseling for seven years. The White Pony Center got a new counselor named Jeremy Baldwin who ...

Four lunches cuts lunch time to 25 minutes

Freshman Rachel Folden utilises the lunchroom to socialize with friends. Despite many enjoying the social aspects of lunch, some students do not agree with how lunchtimes have recently been shortened.

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor

September 1, 2017

As A lunch comes to a close, senior Tom McGuire walks out of the lunch room headed towards his fifth hour AP Environmental Science class, taught by Andrew Weaver. Something about this picture is not normal though. Tom still has half of his lunch in his hands. For the 2017-2018 school year, the administration...

Senior prank may result in consequences

Senior prank may result in consequences

Megan Karnuth, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2017

Principal Rob Bach in a letter to parents said, “…walking at graduation is a privilege, not a right.” There are certain things a student can do to be banned from the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but other punishments should be considered if the offenses from the student are only minor infr...

School start times take toll on mental health

School start times take toll on mental health

Ashlyn Aarness, Photographer

December 2, 2016

Early morning and late, homework-filled nights. This is the life of a typical high school student. More and more schools are switching over to a later start time to increase productivity. Thought Exchange is changing the game for our district. Stillwater School District has had this discussion ...

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