The Pony Express

Lola Wallace, a lifetime globetrotter

Lola Wallace, a lifetime globetrotter

Jack Seipel, Social Media Editor

February 20, 2018

Through the beautifully rocky and vibrant coast of Maui, Hawaii, blue and white breaking waves crash into the dried molten lava. 4,643 miles away in New Zealand, all is calm on the hillside, as the lush green grass dances with the wind. Back in crisp Minnesota, a young woman plans her next adventure ...

Kierstyn Tupa travels her way to success

Kierstyn Tupa modeling for l.a. Models in California during this past summer. This is one of her many shots used on the website for the agency when people are in the need for a model with a certain look.

Annie Seiler, Online Editor

October 25, 2015

After hopping out of a plane at the LAX airport, junior Kierstyn Tupa hits the gym, grabs a smoothie and heads to her modeling shoot or dance class for that day. Day in and day out in Los Angeles, while balancing family, friends, and school in Stillwater can be quite the challenge for 16 year old K...

Dance Team starts Revolution

Emily Ness, Anchor

November 18, 2014

The Revolution dance team is taking Stillwater by storm. Revolution is a co-ed dance team that does three different styles of dance: old fashioned, jazz and hip hop. They perform at nursing homes and elementary schools, and plan to do flash mobs as well. Senior Cassandra Carter said, "We hope to remind the community that teenagers don't always fit into their stereotypes. Also, we...

Homecoming dance returns after 6 year hiatus

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The Student Section roars support for the Ponies, led by the Superfans. “Cheering lets the student athletes know that we are all there to support them,” senior Superfan Sarah Matschi said.

Calli Clay, Social Media Editor

October 1, 2014

On Sept. 27, a homecoming dance will be held at the Stillwater Area High School to start off the homecoming week. Homecoming week is a way to show off everyone's school spirit. The homecoming dance used to be a tradition here, however that tradition ended with a lack of student interest. Th...

The Pole Barn swings into Stillwater

The Pole Barn is a new dance studio in downtown Stillwater. It is owned by Rochelle Jacobs. The studio features classes in pole moves for beginners and higher levels, hip hop hula hoop, flex appeal, ballet and many more. It provides a new and innovative way to stay in shape while having fun and working out.

Cassandra Carter

March 31, 2014

The Pole Barn was added to historic downtown’s many small businesses in the middle of February. Located just behind Leo’s Malt Shop, this studio’s mission is to empower women regardless of their age, weight or previous dance experience. Rochelle Jacobs, owner of The Pole Barn, features classes...

Grace Charpentier takes dancing to a new level


Grace Charpentier has been dancing with Larkin Dance Studio for her entire life, and on Nov. 23 she participated in the Jump Dance Conventions. At the convention she received an award for her talents, which in response to the conventions she said,

Megan Warlborow

March 4, 2014

The thumping beat of the music pounds in her chest as she uses her body to tell a silent story. Junior Grace Charpentier is a jazz, hip hop, ballet, contemporary and theatrical dancer who recently won the highest award she could receive at her age. Charpentier has been dancing before she could even...

St. Croix Ballet prepares for annual ‘Nutcracker’ performance

Caitlin McDermott will be the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in this year’s performances of “The Nutcracker” produced by St. Croix Ballet.

Maddy Boettner

November 28, 2013

The lights dim and the crowd goes quiet, so quiet that the audience could hear a pin drop. The dancers hold their breaths, their hearts racing, until a bright light focuses in on them. They stare ahead into the pitch black audience. The dancers have been preparing their whole life for this moment. Eve...

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