The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

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

Pony Centers have taken the brunt of handling absenteeism. Assistant principals and counselors are often overwhelmed with cases of student absenteeism.

School must motivate students to raise attendance

Pony Express Staff June 8, 2022

Chronic absenteeism has been a prevailing problem in the United States for the past decade. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic, existing problems were exacerbated tenfold. Among other factors, lack of...

Prom is held at the Myth on May 14.

Prom committee plans first “regular” prom in three years

Olivia Kuslich, Graphics Editor and Online Editor June 1, 2022

Gold, silver, black and anything else inspired by the 1920s materialism and American Dream era of The Great Gatsby will be seen at prom this year. Juniors and seniors attending prom will have the opportunity...

Senior Mikai Tasch is the social media Editor-in-Chief and copy editor for the Pony Express. He planned on going to the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities for civil engineering.

Federal minimum wage should increase amid high inflation

Mikai Tasch, Social Media Editor-in-Chief and Copy Editor May 3, 2022

The federal minimum wage has been $7.25/hour since July 24, 2009. For many citizens across the United States, this is not a livable wage. Although some believe that the federal minimum wage should stay...

Junior Mason Borchardt, the co-president of NASA, is shown brain tanning a deer hide, something new the club has started focusing on. The purpose was to make moccasins that will be shown at BLAST week.

Mason Borchardt provides leadership for NASA

Taya Hehn, Graphics Editor and Copy Editor March 3, 2022

"As co-present and as a leader, I try to be the one that always makes myself involved first," junior Mason Borchardt explained. Mason is one of the co-presidents for NASA, the Native American Student...

Senior Elly Flaherty and Junior Addie Smitten prepare to start their Nordic ski race, and congratulate Junior Kyle Och on his race he just finished.

Beijing Winter Olympics ready to fight spread of COVID-19, support their athletes

Charli Burdick-Kitchell, Graphic Editor and Copy Editor February 27, 2022

The Beijing Winter Olympics are the biggest event in 2022 so far. It will boost spirit in a global-wide pandemic and bring countries together as they celebrate their athletes. But with such a big event...

Pep band meeting outside playing music.

Pep band plays at hockey and basketball games again

Sara J. Norton, Photography Editor and Public Relations Editor January 18, 2022

The pep band is excited to be back to play at basketball and hockey games this year. They were not able to last school year due to COVID-19. With this comes new dynamics and good energy for the upcoming...

Berlin Mossak holding award while standing on podium

Berlin Mossak auditions for Disney on Ice

Isabelle Knighton, Layout Editor January 17, 2022

"I want to do Disney on Ice because it's been my dream since I was little," junior Berlin Mossak said. Disney on Ice is a touring ice show that performs all over the country. They go from state to state,...

The SAHS auditorium as seen from house leftt.

Theatre department prepares One Act Play

Sydney Rodd, Business Editor and Copy Editor January 15, 2022

The One Act Play is a Minnesota State High School League activity that occurs annually. High schools around the state have to prepare a production that meets the requirements set by MSHSL. The play must...

Senior player Lizzie Holder serves at a varsity match. Jana Myers and Lizzie Holder recently placed third in section finals.

Jana Myers, Lizzie Holder advance to section finals

Chelsea Stahl, Social Media Editor November 20, 2021

“My strengths are her weaknesses and my weaknesses are her strengths,” senior tennis player Lizzie Holder said. The girls tennis team wrapped up their 2021 season mid-October after the duo consisting...

This is a photo of Panera Bread kitchens when there was only two staff employees working at the time.

Labor shortage affects businesses, employees

Charli Burdick-Kitchell, Graphic Editor and Copy Editor November 15, 2021

Minnesota has been experiencing a major labor worker shortage due to the COVID-19 pandemic and businesses are scrambling to keep up. During COVID-19, many employees left their jobs for safety reasons and...

Woodbury Alina Health Clinic

Vaccine mandates are essential to future health of U.S.

Allie Schlagel, Layout Editor November 14, 2021

CORRECTION: In our print edition the photo caption inaccurately stated that vaccine was administered at school. This information is incorrect. The student did not receive her vaccine at school.   "We...

Eliza Weston wears different outfits every day

Eliza Weston wears different outfits every day

Cecilia Conery, Podcast and Online Editor October 24, 2021

"It's my senior year and I'm going to be me," senior Eliza Weston confidently said while talking about her new project. Weston decided to take the school year to challenge herself. She wears new and...

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