The Pony Express

The 9/10 formal gives underclassmen opportunities

The 9/10 Formal traditionally offers a photo booth included in the ticket cost. Sophomores Nick Congdon and Olivia Bystrom, then freshmen, pose at the 2018 9/10 Formal.
Elsa Persson, Online Editor May 9, 2019

A classic high school tradition, prom, is quickly approaching. Students worldwide look forward to it as an extravagant cultural element of their high school careers. Though the majority of juniors and...

Free the Pee open forum answers questions, leaves changes uncertain

Student Council President Nikhil Kumaran speaks to fellow seniors at the April 17 open forum discussing SAHS bathroom closures.
Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief April 24, 2019

Monday, April 1 marked the date bathrooms at Stillwater Area High School closed during class times, except for those next to the Red, White and Black Pony Centers. After the viral success of the "letuspee"...

Three school board members exemplify the bystander effect in private Facebook group

The private page is not easily accessible. In order to gain access one has to know someone in the group, request that they allow them to request to join the group and then get accepted. This makes it incredibly difficult to use the conversations in the group as evidence to the public of maltreatment and malice because it is difficult to ascertain in the first place.
Hannah Sween, Print Editor-in-Chief April 12, 2019

There is a secret Facebook group called “Support Our Schools - 834 Unites.” It does not show up on the search page, the only way to gain access is by requesting admission from one of its current members....

Black History Month represents growing community for students of color

Senior and Black Student Union Co-President Misikir Kebede introduces herself during the first Black History Month event, a Girls of Color panel focusing on the intersection of race and gender.
Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief February 23, 2019

Black History Month saw different events celebrating the cultures of students of color. Via panels, showcases, dancing and culturally significant music played during passing time, Black Student Union and...

President intends to build a wall, a wise move

Construction of the wall in progress along the border. Only in some areas along the US/Mexican border is there a wall so far.
Cady Solberg, SNO and Social Media Editor February 15, 2019

President Donald Trump has been fighting for a border wall between the United States and Mexico since he became president back in 2016. He wants the wall to stop illegal immigration and drug trafficking...

First Student Council presidents of color help increase their peers’ voices

Student council presidents, seniors Abdulaziz and Nikhil Kumaran represent student voices in the board meeting about the Brookview expansion.
Ashlynn O'Connor, Social Media Editor January 27, 2019

Senior best friends Abdulaziz Mohamed and Nikhil Kumaran are known as the first student council presidents of color. These young men are known to have done a remarkable job leading the student council....

Student Council plans Homecoming dance

(From Left) Abdulaziz Mohamed, Dusty Dennis, and Nikhil Kumaran as they planned for upcoming events the Student Council had taken on.  Student Council meets before the school day begins on Tuesday mornings.
Benjamin Jacobs, Podcast Reporter September 23, 2018

The Student Council is working to make an engaging and enjoyable experience for students in hopes to boost pony pride for Homecoming week. The Homecoming dance and the following week leading up to the...

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