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Technology impacting education in tragic time

The Stillwater Pony Express editors-in-chief meet over Google Hangouts, a new way of meeting after Governor Tim Walz cancelled school and advised against meeting in groups for the time being.
Ella Gag, Social Media Editor March 26, 2020

In this time of tragedy and despair technology will impact it all. Coronavirus has rapidly spread throughout the world as a pandemic. Measures have been taken to prevent the virus from growing. One being...

BIZAA club helps children thousands of miles away

Kirsten Carter is showing off her BIZAA board. Listed on the poster are the kids that are being sponsored. Carter said she wants to continue this cub
Ava Hoelzel, Photographer Editor September 29, 2019

 “And I think that it’s a great cause. And something we all should be trying to help,” junior Brynn Wurgler said. BIZAA club raises money for kids in Nigeria, who are in need of an education....

Staff couples share a glimpse into their lives

The Banicks met in Jan. 2013 at a friend's house. This picture was taken right when the Banicks starting dating.
Claire Anderson, Field Reporter February 14, 2019

Amanda Banick, math teacher and girls swim and dive coach, worked at the White Bear Lake ALC. The security guard at the school consistently offered her his son's phone number. She felt it was a little...

Fundraising for fundamentals teaches skills for life

Junior and sophomore boys bring in food to help support the food drive hosted by NHS. Alex Wiegel, Ethan Hall, Andy Constant and Caleb Catt-Hall brought five items each so their first hour class could win the bagel party.
Issy Boegel, Copy Editor December 15, 2018

From gift wrap paper to Girl Scout cookies, kids are subjected to tremendous amounts of fundraising. As children, they were lured in by knowing they could win different toys depending on how much they...

BIZAA changes lives from Stillwater to Nigeria

BIZAA club has a meeting in the main forum at 7:10 a.m. every other Monday. Co-presidents Kate Pelletier, Maria Vincent and Abdul Mohamed talk about what had been going on in the past week.
Emma Sneden, Business Editor November 5, 2018

BIZAA, Basic Institute for Zonal African Advancement, is a nonprofit organization that attempts to stop child labor, human trafficking and domestic servitude, along with providing education by working...

Small gesture creates chain reaction with Dollars for Dreams

Spanish teacher Kirsten Carter and senior Peyton Classon browse Kiva for loan recipients.
Annika Brown, Business Editor November 2, 2018

Students are making a big difference in the world for a small cost. Since 2016, Dollars for Dreams has been loaning money to people in developing countries who live in poverty. The club is run by...

Spanish students journey to Central America

Students and teachers going on the trip to Guatemala and Belize have special made t-shirts to wear while exploring.
Megan McGuire, Online Editor-in-Chief May 11, 2016

A select group of Spanish students will say "adios" to Stillwater and travel to Guatemala and Belize this summer. From June 6 to June 16, 72 students will have the opportunity to explore Spanish...

Howlett returns with open arms

Howlett entered St. Therese hospice at St. Odilia in Shoreview on Nov. 21 and passed on Jan. 21. A celebration of Howlett’s life was held at 2 p.m. Jan. 16 at Eagle Brook Church in Lino Lakes, where his family, accompanied by The Stillwater Varsity Choir, Principal Rob Bach, Darby Whitehill and Peter Schield, gathered with the community. “Everybody was always welcome,
Nick Carlson, Read and Watch Field Reporter October 28, 2015

Last year, Stillwater Area High School's Assistant Principal, Bill Howlett received the news that he had cancer and had to step down from his position. While the fight is still enduring, Howlett has...

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