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SAHS voted 21st safest school in the metro area

SAHS voted 21st safest school in the metro area

Joseph Devins, Field Reporter

December 7, 2018

Stillwater Area High School has been awarded with the 21st safest school in the Twin cities Metro Area. Assistant Principal Shelly Phernetton and Police Liaison Officer Lindsey Paradise have been taking necessary precautions to keep students safe. After countless tragedies, SAHS has decided to add mor...

Building entry times changed to increase security

Building entry times changed to increase security

Pony Express Staff

October 27, 2018

As students walk towards the school doors ready to enter the building for the day, they are stopped when the door does not open and a staff member comes out to tell them they have to wait. The school policy, newly enforced this year, does not permit students to enter the building before 7:10 a.m....

District security reforms ensure student safety

District security reforms ensure student safety

Joe Rice, Team Lead

January 17, 2015

Since the fall of 2014, schools in Stillwater have been improving the safety of both their staff and students. The high school is certainly no exception. Any student or visitor that arrives at the school after 7:40 a.m. will be met with a vast array of new danger detectors. This use of new technol...

New phone tries to make communications private

Ryan Burger

March 1, 2014

​The first phone to put privacy and control ahead of everything else is the main idea behind the Blackphone​. Not yet released commercially, the Blackphone is an extremely secure smartphone that allows the owner to customize their privacy and security with ease. On Feb. 24, it was released in Barc...

Target opens up about credit card scam

Target opens up about credit card scam

Cole Funk

February 24, 2014

“I’m usually retty good at keeping my bank account safe, but the recent Target scandal has me a little on edge,” said junior Megan Ellison.  “I work as a cashier for Target and we weren’t given very much information on it other than that it happened and that they fixed the problem.”  ...

Parents take an active role in censorship

Rose Bruschu

January 29, 2014

Every civilized society needs to have some rules and guidelines for how to define what is publicly acceptable. There have to be moral guidelines; if there were not rules there would be chaos. For instance, you can’t yell, “bomb” on an airplane and you can’t yell, “fire” in a crowded movi...

Levy passes and security enhances

Levy passes and security enhances

Cory Spawn

January 26, 2014

On Nov. 4, 2013, eligible voters within the Stillwater School District voted and approved a renewal and an increase of an operating levy 63 percent to 37 percent. Increasing school safety and security add to one of the main issues to be addressed. The increasing security will bring a better environ...

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