The Pony Express

Lysne expresses indescribable love for music

Senior Mya Lynse looks over a piece she has been working on. In her free time, Lynse works on new music that has not been created before.

Emma Urban, Photographer

February 15, 2019

Senior Mya Lysne practicing a piece for battle of the bands. In her free time, Lysne likes to create new music pieces she hasn't made before.

Club discusses Korean (pop) culture

K-pop club going to see Burn the Stage at AMC in Roseville. The movie is about BTS, a globally popular K-pop group. The students in K-pop club went on this field trip to learn more about the history and daily life one of their favorite bands, spend time together and have fun.

Kyra O'Loughlin, Layout Editor

December 14, 2018

Korean culture has exploded globally over the last few years, from skincare, to the fashion, the food, and to the music especially. The annual Korean Music Festival now attracts approximately 30 percent non-Koreans. K-pop club's foundation is based on Korean pop music and the culture behind i...

Winter Coffeehouse returns in December

Senior Ben Valerius rehearses in preparation for his Coffeehouse audition. He plans on auditioning with

Elsa Persson, Online Editor

November 26, 2018

A classic tradition returns to the stage this year with the annual National Honor Society (NHS) Coffeehouse concert. Student musicians look forward to this opportunity to showcase their talent, while anticipating audience members await the laid-back environment of this popular event. A favorite amon...

Boys hockey shares their traditions and superstitions

Alternative copy story by Abby Begin

Aubrey Kelley, Photography Editor

January 2, 2018

High school sports are both physically and mentally demanding; the hours before the big game are nearly as important as the performance itself.  Athletes are often known to practice unique pre-game rituals for good luck. Hours before games in the boys hockey locker room, players can be seen practic...

Students and teachers give their opinions on the best ways to listen to music

Students and teachers give their opinions on the best ways to listen to music

Emma Clarkowski, Student Playlist Editor

February 12, 2017

Rap, country, pop, alternative, R&B and classic rock. There are many more types of music besides these.  Even if you aren't a teenager many different age groups listen to their own music, and many younger people tend to listen to a different type of music than adults and teachers. Music is ...

Battle of the Bands plays to enthusiastic crowds

Battle of the Bands plays to enthusiastic crowds

Nicholas Gag, Social Media Editor

February 10, 2017

It is that time of the year again. The Battle of the Bands took place on Feb. 3. Several bands are prepared for this competition. It shows friends, family and the community just how hard they have been working. “I think this year’s competition will be great. I have never been to Battle of t...

Soundcloud takes over spotify

Linnea Phillips, Layout Editor

October 20, 2016

Spotify and Soundcloud are the two biggest online music streaming sites of this decade. Both Spotify and Soundcloud are fantastic resources for streaming the latest and greatest music, but some people argue that Spotify is the better of the two. While Soundcloud allows people to listen to many up and coming artists, pod...

Soundcloud gets loud

Soundcloud gets loud

Chris Faffler, Read & Watch Video Editor

March 17, 2016

A place to listen to music, Soundcloud is rising in popularity. Although the site is not new, many students are just starting to discover how easy it is to find new music and artists through tags, friends reposts, and the radio feature. Soundcloud was founded almost 9 years ago in Stockholm, Swede...

KDWB’s annual Jingleball concert releases new lineup

KDWB's annual Jingleball concert releases new lineup

Kaitlin Bloom, Online Editor

December 9, 2015

  As the winter holidays draw near, everyone finds themselves surrounded by seasonal madness. With so much to do, and so many options, students may find it hard to decide what to do with their precious free hours. Music lovers from all over Minnesota will be joining together to celebrate the time of y...

Calvin Stan promoted by SoundCloud

Tiffany Horwath, Team Lead

December 22, 2014

Senior Calvin Hanson has had a passion for music since he was young. Now he's ready to take the next step in his music career. Over the past year, he has taken an interest in generating and performing his own rap songs. He records them himself and uploads them on SoundCloud so he can share his music and get advice and request ...

Hometown popstar gains popularity

Photo by Lars Stannard

Parker Estenson, Advertising Editor

December 11, 2014

He's 16 years old with over 22 thousand followers on Twitter, and over 37 thousand fans on YouNow.  He travels almost weekly to shows and fan meet-ups throughout the U.S.  He gets mobbed by fans almost everywhere he goes. He can no longer attend traditional school, but instead attends online schoo...

Mathisen makes musical magic

Mathisen makes musical magic

Katie Beedle

May 7, 2014

Senior Nic Mathisen is a musical genius at Stillwater Area High School. Mathisen has participated in the school’s Concert Orchestra and Concert Choir, along with various outside of school musical programs including playing cello in a string quartet, playing in the Bethel University orchestra and a ...

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