The Pony Express

Debate team argues their way to state

 When gathering research, especially from the internet, credentials can get questionable and that’s one the times when the four captains step in to make sure that the information is liable.“Personally, I’d say I did a good job with making sure everything was prepared for the team,” senior and captain Jack Franz says. During a break between rounds, juniors Haley Tholen (left) and Owen Sutherland (right) laugh with senior Jack Franz as they prep for the upcoming round.

Brianna Halverson, Social Media Reporter

January 12, 2016

  Desks had been arranged on one side of the classroom in the direction of the judge and spectators were to occupy the other half of the room. Nervous hands were wrung, and the last minute preparations slowed until all that could be heard was the judge’s pencil scratching the debaters’ names into hi...

Debate team starts strong

Coach and English teacher Laura Hammond Laux oversees both debate and speech teams.

Mackenzie Bottolfson, Copy Editor

October 28, 2014

The debate team placed fifth at the 2011-12 state tournament, third at the 2013-14 state tournament, and are currently working hard to prepare their arguments for the 2014-15 state tournament. The Stillwater Area High School debate team is overflowing with kids who have an immense passion for what they...

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