The Pony Express

While politicians insist that A.C.T. testing should be required, facts disagree

Anxiety builds as students line up to take the A.C.T. at Century College, a test that will likely deceive people.
Adam Guinee, Podcast Reporter January 10, 2020

The A.C.T is supposed to be a test that measures a persons capacity as a student by evaluating them in the four subjects of english, math, reading, and science. ACT, inc. is the non-profit organization...

Joe Kalka hopes to propel speech to new heights

The speech team is hard at work at practice last season. Head speech coach Joe Kalka hopes to bring a new perspective to this team when the season starts in November.
Ally Benning, Podcast Reporter November 7, 2019

The speech team had success last year under former head coach (now assistant coach) English teacher Laura Hammond. Last year, the team placed fourth in sections and had six people qualify for the state...

Donald Trump continues to worsen situation with Iran, America silent

Junior Sam Hickey reads about the Iran situation on his phone. While American news has a strong focus on foreign policy, these issues do not seem to have a strong influence on voters.
Drew Jurek, Graphics Editor October 30, 2019

President Donald Trump's bad policy towards Iran has increased tensions to such a point that we could be on the brink of one of the worst wars in decades. However, the U.S. political scene continues...

Debate team learns about space travel

Allison Shore and Izzy Goetze are a power duo for the debate team. Their team has a new assistant coach, Laura Hammond. The girls are seen practicing in school on October 9th.
Meg Skaret, Layout Editor October 19, 2019

The 2019 debate season started with many new debate members on the team. Along with the new novice population in the club, former head coach, English teacher Laura Hammond returns as an assistant coach...

Stillwater speech team battles funding deficits

Members of the speech team last year took home many awards, including senior Ceci Montufar and alum Adam Johnson. Johnson has returned this year as an assistant captain, along with other veteran teammates.
Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief January 17, 2019

Confidence and a strong voice are not the first things associated with the Gen-Z teenagers struggling with higher rates of mental illness than any before them. Yet, in a nook of Stillwater Area High School,...

Debate team strives for winning season

After school on Oct. 22, team members practice for their upcoming tournament at Minnehaha Academy. In the flex room, juniors Henry Still and Madi Kulzer rehearse their opinions on the new topic. Debaters will argue if Amazon is positively or negatively affecting America.
Issy Boegel, Copy Editor November 15, 2018

Since the start of the school year, the debate team has competed in tournaments across the Twin Cities. They have become tough competition against other schools who take debate as a class. On Oct. 13,...

Amnesty supports all human rights

Senior Co-presidents Abby Banks and Amy Longtin are going over future events in Amnesty Club during Friday Morning Club.
Claire Anderson, Field Reporter November 1, 2018

Amnesty International club raises awareness of human rights issues through activities. They protect the human rights of all genders, races, religions and sexualities. The Amnesty club protects and...

17 events that characterized 2017

17 events that characterized 2017
Malaina Fragnito, Student Playlist Reporter December 28, 2017

2017 has been a year of change, devastation followed by hope and success. From events that impact the whole world to things that impact the community of Stillwater, many things have happened this year. This...

Alumnus McDonough encourages students to become involved

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Abby Banks, Layout Editor March 20, 2017

Denis McDonough, former President Obama's Chief of Staff, visited Stillwater Area High School during periods two and three on March 15. As the uncle of one of the students at SAHS, and an alumni himself,...

Debate team finished second in State at the Classic Minnesota Debate Tournament

Debate team finished second in State at the Classic Minnesota Debate Tournament
Press Release by Corey Quick December 5, 2016

The Stillwater Area High School Classic Debate team, coached by Laura Hammond and Corey Quick, competed in the state tournament Dec. 2-3, at South St. Paul High School.  Students, who came from fifteen...

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