The Pony Express

Valerius overcomes challenges in his first year as BPA student

Stillwater graduate Ben Valerius ('19) attends his virtual Ballet One class. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Valerius has had to have his classes for his Bachelor of Performing Arts degree online.

Charlie Valerius, Online Editor

April 15, 2020

The saying “the show must go on” has been a traditional term in the theatre culture for a long time. During a global pandemic, Stillwater graduate Ben Valerius ('19) is bringing this term to life while achieving his Bachelor in Performing Arts (BPA) degree at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. ...

The show must go on; how theatre addresses tragedy

Musical theatre students bond during a break for their rehearsals for the “Beauty and the Beast.” The group worked hard for weeks, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the show is now cancelled.

Olivia Bystrom, Field Reporter

March 26, 2020

A great performance takes time to prepare. With daily rehearsals and a practically nonstop schedule for the last month, the theatre department was working tirelessly to put together the final show of the year, "Beauty and the Beast". Through this process many theatre students learn that things do not always...

Ava Roots uses colors to tell stories

The cast performs the final bow of the last performance of

Brianne Johnson, Layout Editor

November 9, 2019

  “Using colors to tell a story,” is what freshman Ava Roots does with the costumes for the fall theatre production Almost Maine.  Roots is the student costumer for the fall production Almost Maine. A costumer is responsible for designing costumes for all of the actors. The costume d...

Shane Dawson x Jeffree Star ‘Conspiracy’ palette hits market

Nov. 2, fans line up outside the Morphe store at the Mall of America for a chance to get to see Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star. Over 75,000 people lined up while only 250 people got to meet the duo.

Soren Danelius, Print Editor in Chief

November 1, 2019

YouTubers Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star released their makeup collection Nov. 1 after almost a year of waiting. Dawson previously made a YouTube series about Star and his life. The series included a look into Star's personal life, as well as his YouTube career and makeup company. At the end of th...

Donald Trump needs to be impeached, not removed from office

Nancy Pelosi has launched and official impeachment inquiry, after President Donald Trump asked Ukraine to investigate his rival Joe Biden and son Hunter Biden. Trump must be impeached so he is taught that no-one  is above the law.

Soren Danelius, Layout Editor In Cheif

October 8, 2019

Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry on Sept. 24, after news broke that President Trump asked Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine to investigate Trump's rival, Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. Democrats were estatic about the news, but did not think of the potential outcomes....

‘Animal Farm’ cast soon will take one act competition by storm

On Dec. 27, the One Act team rehearses for their first competition next month. Junior Elsa Persson beams as she reads her script.

Taylor Lee, Distrubution Reporter

February 6, 2019

Last year’s One Act team performed “Scenes from Metamorphoses” and, for the first time in history, went to the Minnesota State High School League [MSHSL] State One Act competition. However, they did not Star at the competition, which is similar to receiving a trophy in sport competitions. The team ...

Improv Troupe prepares for Winter Showcase

Improv Troupe prepares for Winter Showcase

Mya Lysne, Read and Wach Team Video Editor

November 22, 2017

When Stillwater students think of the holiday season, many things come to mind: chestnuts roasting on an open fire, snow, Christmas parties, more snow, peppermint mochas and hot chocolate. However, the students involved with Stillwater’s improv troupe “The Jockeys of Comedy” do not have time to think about ...

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