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Maus by Art Spiegelman has come into public interest as schools begin to ban the book that details the horrors of the Holocaust. Maus is one of many books that have come under recent criticism in regards the subject they cover and their appropriateness of the content for students

Staff Editorial: School reading lists must diversify

Pony Express Staff March 2, 2022

Throughout history, English classes have challenged students to look deeper at the texts that surround them, analyzing the stories that form our world; but for some, this analysis only brings discomfort...

Cultural liaison Cornelius Rish directs the members of the Student Leadership Council during its weekly meeting in the main forum room.

Student Leadership Council creates anti-harassment committee

Sydney Rodd, Layout Editor February 25, 2022

How does the school deal with racist actions? How does it deal with microaggressions? What are the consequences of homophobia and transphobia within the community? These are just some of the questions...

Instructional coaches Geri Handberg and Ing Mari Ryan are new this year as coaches. Ryan and Handberg work together to help teachers.

New instructional coaches support teachers

Shannon Pothen , Layout Editor and Copy Editor October 12, 2021

It takes a village to teach a child.  The new instructional coaches Ing Mari Ryan and Geri Handberg are making connections and building community.  They are working with teachers to make sure students...

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National Honor Society strategies change due to Covid

Harrison Walz, Business editor December 2, 2020

The National Honors Society is an organization of students who help their communities through volunteer work. This year, the NHS’ volunteer work is limited due to covid restrictions.  Every year,...

Photo by Julia Bennett

Peer helpers continue progression

Julia Bennett, Social Media Editor-In-Chief April 22, 2020

Social studies teacher Michael Kaul founded peer helpers last year. Since then, they have not only grown in members but in their work and outreach through the community. With added structure and leadership...

Jess Buck started sewing masks by request of her neighbors that are healthcare workers. They are very thankful that she has made them feel safer at work.

Members of the community reach out to their neighbors and friends

Elaina Mankowski , Layout Editor April 5, 2020

COVID-19 has left everyone feeling lonely and distanced from those we care about. Many are feeling helpless because they cannot do much to help everyone when they are not working on the front lines. In...

Reccommendations made by the Long-Range Facility Planning Task Force volunteers will be presented to the school board throughout the year. This task force will ensure the safety of our facilities and district as a whole.

Long-Range Facility Planning Task Force need volunteers

Paige Sanders, Photography Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2019

To better our district and community as a whole and furthermore better the future of our facilities in the district, volunteers will help make this possible. The district is covening new members for...

Junior and sophomore boys bring in food to help support the food drive hosted by NHS. Alex Wiegel, Ethan Hall, Andy Constant and Caleb Catt-Hall brought five items each so their first hour class could win the bagel party.

Fundraising for fundamentals teaches skills for life

Issy Boegel, Copy Editor December 15, 2018

From gift wrap paper to Girl Scout cookies, kids are subjected to tremendous amounts of fundraising. As children, they were lured in by knowing they could win different toys depending on how much they...

Matt Brine chats with a customer while helping them decide on dinner. Matt works with his brother Mark in the meat department as co-owners, along with sister Polly Hoy, who works in the kitchen as well as clerical duties.

Brine’s Market and Deli celebrates 60th anniversary

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2018

Brine’s Market and Deli recently celebrated their 60th year in business. Brine’s was originally opened in 1958 by Bud Brine in downtown Stillwater. It has been a staple of the St. Croix Valley ever...

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.

Deaf event fosters appreciation for deaf culture

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...

Community supports schools across district

Community supports schools across district

Kaitlyn Kirby, Business Editor May 15, 2018

The local community plays a large role in supporting their local school district. Students believe that the success of Stillwater Schools is largely due to the support they receive from the community....

French Club makes immense impact with donations to Haiti

French Club makes immense impact with donations to Haiti

Teagan Andrews, Copy Editor February 16, 2017

French Club is doing a fundraiser that is sending shoes to a little town in Haiti called Bois Tombé. The shoes are being donated due to children and even adults not having shoes that cover their toes because...

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