The Pony Express

Drevlow hunts for microadventures

Drevlow hunts for microadventures

Taylor Lee, Distributive Reporter

September 10, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, People, Showcase

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


Filed under News

  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


Filed under Editorial, Podcasts, Political Opinion

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

American English departments lack diversity

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2017


Filed under Editorial

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

Two new Pony Center counselors added

Malaina Fragnito, Playlist Reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

  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

Four lunches cuts lunch time to 25 minutes

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor

September 1, 2017


Filed under News

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


Filed under Editorial

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


Filed under Featured Videos, News

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 ...

Students becoming a bigger part of community service

Students becoming a bigger part of community service

Lauren Gella, Social Media Reporter

October 12, 2016


Filed under Focus

Over the years, students participating in volunteer work through community service has been a great way for students to help out their community while learning what volunteer work is really about and bringing students closer to members of our community whom they otherwise would not interact with. This s...

Dealing with cheating becoming an increasing problem

Dealing with cheating becoming an increasing problem

Megan Karnuth, Online-editor

December 6, 2015


Filed under Editorial

    Recently there have been spikes of the amount of academic dishonestly. Teachers and principals are faced with having to distinguish the difference between collaboration and cheating. They also have to decide how to investigate cheaters that claim they were given the information an...

Howlett returns with open arms

Howlett returns with open arms

Nick Carlson, Read and Watch Field Reporter

October 28, 2015


Filed under In-Depth, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows

Last year, Stillwater Area High School's Assistant Principal, Bill Howlett received the news that he had cancer and had to step down from his position. While the fight is still enduring, Howlett has decided to return to  once again to lend assistance and guidance to the students and staff in the b...

Varsity letter in community service introduced

Varsity letter in community service introduced

Mackenzie Bottolfson, Copy Editor

December 1, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Students may notice a new icon on the letter jacket this year.  Along with many other changes imposed for the 2014-15 school year, there is a new varsity letter for community service.  The award requires students to complete 100 hours of  volunteer service in a time span of 12 months, with the exception...