The Pony Express

Boys hockey hopes to add banner during youth movement

Boys hockey hopes to add banner during youth movement

Jack Seipel, Social Media Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

The varsity boys hockey team has created waves across the state of hockey this season. Their relentlessness and willingness to win is evident, despite being undersized and inexperienced. Starting out the 2017-2018 season on a six game winning streak has shown that the Ponies’ winning mentality has not disappe...

Lola Wallace, a lifetime globetrotter

Lola Wallace, a lifetime globetrotter

Jack Seipel, Social Media Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under In-Depth

Through the beautifully rocky and vibrant coast of Maui, Hawaii, blue and white breaking waves crash into the dried molten lava. 4,643 miles away in New Zealand, all is calm on the hillside, as the lush green grass dances with the wind. Back in crisp Minnesota, a young woman plans her next adventure ...

…Someone had lipstick on their teeth?

Linnea Phillips, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2018


Filed under Focus

People would rather try to subtly and politely tell a person that they have something in or on their teeth than tell them outright. If someone were to point out something in a person's teeth they could be considered rude, and risk embarrassing the person with stuff in their teeth. When someone has something...

Musical heir to the O’Shea Irish Dance throne

Musical heir to the O’Shea Irish Dance throne

Hannah Sween, Layout Editor

January 30, 2018


Filed under Arts, In-Depth, Local Arts

The bright, colorful stage lights turn on, focusing toward a young girl standing at the back of the stage. The man behind the piano begins the introduction, stumbles, but continues playing. The girl begins to sing in her lovely mezzo-soprano as the other musicians join in behind her. They continue to...

Fighting America’s opioid crisis

Fighting America’s opioid crisis

Levi Gregg, Copy Editor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Alternative Copy Stories

There has been a large increase in opioid related deaths not only in Minnesota, but also across the United States. Ninety Americans die daily from opioid overdoses and the rate is only increasing....

Two new Pony Center counselors added

Two new Pony Center counselors added

Malaina Fragnito, Playlist Reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

  With the addition of freshman and a school population bigger than ever before, two new counselors had to be added to the Pony Centers. The Red Pony Center has added Krista Koenen who has been in school counseling for seven years. The White Pony Center got a new counselor named Jeremy Baldwin who ...

‘Everything you want me to be’ inspired by Minnesota locations

‘Everything you want me to be’ inspired by Minnesota locations

Mason Urban, Social Media Reporter

January 12, 2017


Filed under Arts, Book Reviews

The new mystery novel Everything You Want Me To Be by Mindy Mejia will be officially released Jan. 3. The book has received mostly positive reviews so far as it is averaging about 3.5-4 out of 5 stars. The author Mindy Mejia is a Minnesota-born author and most of her other books take place in Minnesota. The book Everything You ...

Spanish exchange student leaving Stillwater

Spanish exchange student leaving Stillwater

Lucas Braun, Social Media Reporter

May 5, 2016


Filed under Focus, Photo Slide Shows

Carlos Mas Rigo is a foreign exchange student from Spain. He has been in Minnesota since August and goes back to Spain in June. He came here to learn more about the English language and the American culture. At first, it was hard for Mas Rigo to get comfortable away from home and in a new country. At fir...

Minnesota schools set a strong example for special education programs

Minnesota schools set a strong example for special education programs

Tiana Meador, Print Photographer

November 19, 2015


Filed under Editorial

  Education in the U.S. is something that is valued highly among anyone who wants to grow up to be successful. But not everyone used to get a shot at the jobs that could only come along with a high school diploma and college degree. Up until 1983, when the U.S. introduced the Individuals with Disa...

No Child Left Behind leaves minorities deserted

No Child Left Behind leaves minorities deserted

Alexander Pavlicin, Advertising Editor

May 15, 2015


Filed under Political Opinion

When it comes to educational standards, lawmakers can agree there are only so many ways to judge a school’s performance. There is a strong division, however, between how much standardized testing should influence a school’s performance versus individual teacher review. Minnesota lawmakers in p...

Investing in transportation will help Minnesota

Investing in transportation will help Minnesota

Sam Buckrey, Online Editor

April 10, 2015


Filed under Political Opinion

Governor Dayton has proposed a plan for transportation infrastructure. The plan would invest money into new bridges, roads, transit across Minnesota and create new jobs. The nation’s infrastructure is getting old and breaking down. A plan for improving infrastructure is needed even if it is onl...

Taxation without representation

Taxation without representation

Sam Begin, Layout Editor

February 24, 2015


Filed under Political Opinion

It is tradition to have voters approve any local tax increase. After all, did colonial Americans not decry the British's taxes with the slogan, "No Taxation without Representation?" As citizens of a free country, Americans have a right to decide where and to what to put their money into, if anything at ...