The Pony Express

Mary Peters leaves lasting impact on students

Mary Peters leaves lasting impact on students

Abby Begin, Field Reporter

April 27, 2018

Stillwater Area High School lost a beloved colleague, friend, mother and media center paraprofessional in March. Mary Peters passed away in March at age 54 after a a two-year battle with a secondary cancer. Peters always had a smiling face that every student encountered when they entered the libra...

Choir shows dedication to singing

Choir shows dedication to singing

Madison Weispfenning, Editorial Cartoonist

January 2, 2018

Sopranos, altos, tenors, baritones, and bass’ are working hard to show their dedication to singing. The Stillwater Choir proves that they are more than just a choir. Not only do they have in class rehearsals, but they also have sectionals once a week at 7 a.m. Though many hate to wake up early, these students do...

NPR radio features CIS choir

NPR radio features CIS choir

Andria Barrett, Photographer

January 8, 2017

Dec. 4 the College in the Schools, (CIS) choir was chosen to have two of their songs aired on the radio. The class traveled to the Ordway in St. Paul to record Tykus Tykus, a Lithuanian folk song by Vaclovas Augustinas and Alleluia by Fredrik Sixten. At 3 p.m. their songs aired on the popular NPR Classical S...

New choir teacher Angela Mitchell hits high note

New choir teacher Angela Mitchell hits high note

Jack DeGonda, Social Media Editor

November 6, 2016

Last year, after 28 years of directing the Stillwater choir, Erik Christiansen retired. His absence raised the question of who will take his place? There's no doubt that thought had been given to this question before, and there were many people eager and hopeful that they could receive the responsibili...

Mitchell fills big shoes with choir

Mitchell fills big shoes with choir

Kalley Lewis, Copy Editor

October 3, 2016

Choir director Angela Mitchell is following in the footsteps of Erik "Doc" Christiansen in directing The Stillwater Choir. The Stillwater Choir is a large ensemble of high level singers that has been conducted by Erik Christiansen since 1988. With the announcement of his retirement last spring, came a lot o...

Doc retires from teaching choir after 28 years

Doc retires from teaching choir after 28 years

Cailey Boisvert, Social Media Reporter

May 5, 2016

Dr. Erik Christiansen has made a tremendous impact on the musical excellency at Stillwater Doc gave his last home concert on Tuesday April 26th, and over 200 Stillwater alumni came to celebrate the end of his 28 years at Stillwater schools. The alumni sang a piece by Rene Clausen that was commiss...

Joel Bryan leads band as new director

Joel Bryan leads band as new director

Jonathan Rustad, Copy Editor

October 5, 2015

It's a tough time for all teachers, and the band department is no exception.  Joel Bryan, a band teacher is joining the music staff to help alleviate some of the problems. Bryan helps out with the Varsity Band, and in addition he helps at Lily Lake and Stonebridge elementary.  A new teacher was n...

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School
Erik Christiansen