The Pony Express

Distance learning foreign language on a computer

Spanish teacher Christen Smithberg's class communicates through a Flipgrid. This is one of the many was the class communicates.

Annabel Lantz, Photographer

April 19, 2020

Since schools have been shut down because of COVID-19, all learning has gone online. Many of the classes structure almost stay the same, where others have become more challenging. Foreign language classes have become challenging since students can not hear or speak with the teacher. With many challenges have c...

New ASL teacher joins World Language Department

ASL teacher Amanda McKinnon reviews previous course content with her ASL 3 class on the morning of Sept. 12. She demonstrates the sign for

Sandy Liu, Distribution Reporter

October 2, 2019

The walls of the classroom are bare, the cabinet behind the teacher’s desk void of personal photos, art, or mementos. The walls may be empty, but the chairs are not. No more than 20 students sit in rows, facing the front, all without desks. Despite the plain appearance of the classroom and the early ...

Deaf Awareness Day provides education, experiences

A poster outside of ASL teacher Amy Caslow's room. The poster includes dates and information about Deaf Awareness Day, held on April 27 and will be hosted at Stillwater Area High School by the American Sign Language classes. The Deaf community will gather together and be able to commune with each other, see people they may have not seen in awhile and participate in fun activities.

Elli Swanson, Photographer

May 11, 2019

Deaf Awareness Day occurs once a year and aims to celebrate the Deaf community and bring the community together as one. This year Stillwater Area High School honors this day by hosting the event at the high school. On April 27, the Deaf community and different high school students taking American Sign Language will gather together for a day filled with diff...

ASL students host Deaf community event

Members of St. Catherine's University at the Deaf Event April 27. They are representing the ASL major and minor opportunities offered at St. Catherine University. Those who take the programs find jobs as translators and social service workers.

Q.C. Ho, Editorial Cartoonist

May 8, 2019

ASL students hosted the Deaf Awareness Day event April 27, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. For the sixth year in a row, ASL students from across Minnesota had the opportunity to interact with members of the Twin Cities Deaf community. American Sign Language, shortened to ASL, is a nonverbal language predominately...

Living deaf, not different: Amy Caslow

Caslow uses sign language to communicate with her son AJ about how he felt about how he did as goalie. This was after his hockey practice on Jan. 4.

Sierra Hippel, Distribution Reporter

February 8, 2019

The natural noise of birds singing in the park and cars passing by on the road are silent. Out in public people may stare and ask awkward questions as they walk by or start conversation. Growing up is not the same for all children. Life throws surprises that many may not see coming, but even tho...

Deaf event fosters appreciation for deaf culture

ASL teacher Amy Caslow flips hash browns at Metro Deaf School on Nov. 10. She, along with many of her students, were volunteering at the Pancake Breakfast fundraiser.

Taylor Lee, Distribution Reporter

November 26, 2018

 On Nov. 10, a select number of ASL teacher Amy Caslow’s American Sign Language level two students went to St. Paul Metro Deaf School to complete their first of two Deaf culture events. They were instructed to interview a Deaf individual and write an essay on their experience. However, it was not on...

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