The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

Juniors Briana Barreiro and Jayda Boutchee example what they have seen in classes. Phone use during school hours has become normalized.

Governor’s proposed phone ban should not pass

Netta Hillegass, Broadcast Editor May 22, 2024

Phone usage has been a struggle for some teachers around the school district. Now, lawmakers are implementing a proposed phone ban in schools, but is this the best option? Students all around school use...

The district motto changes came with a re-vamp of the school districts website. This shows a new era in the Stillwater Area Schools District as they refine their purpose.

District motto changes to ‘Expect More’

Netta Hillegass, Broadcast Editor April 15, 2024

The district has had a motto for many years, though the district believed a change was needed. The motto before was "We learn not for school but for life." The district believed that it did not properly...

Stillwater School District Board Members in a meeting

School board resumes discussions around start time, yearlong calendar

Jasmine Z. Allison, Social Media Editor-in-Chief June 2, 2023

The school board was presented with a study session to look at changes to later start times for the secondary schools and the structure of the district's yearlong calendar on April 11. Many high schools,...

Somebody launching TikTok, a social media platform, on their iPhone.

President Joe Biden should ban TikTok

George Palm, Graphics Editor April 3, 2023

President Joe Biden and his administration recently signed the Restrict Act, which directly threatens TikTok. The act stands for Restricting the Emergence of Security Threats that Risk Information...

In 2016, a research study was done by the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare and they show how Minnesota has the worst school counselor-to-student ratio in the country. The figure shown above then depicts the counselor-to-student ratio by Minnesota county.

Minnesota students push to see new solutions to the mental health crisis

Maya Disher, Photography Editor in Chief February 22, 2023

The push for more mental health resources within schools has been an ongoing battle for students in Minnesota. Students have been pioneering this battle by coming up with mental health initiatives and...

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