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

Band Bagel Hole plays War Pigs by Black Sabbath at the Battle of the Bands on Feb. 16. Five bands came together to compete for fun and play some music.

Musicians make Battle of the Bands a huge hit for performers, audience

Ian Lunneborg, Video Editor March 10, 2024

The annual Battle of the Bands is an event where musicians can come together and show an audience how well they can play. Every year the event draws in attendees from every grade to see what the bands...

At sections in 2023 these individuals places first place through third. They were all able to advance to state in speech.

New coach takes over speech team

Anna Agnessi, Online Editor February 1, 2024

The speech team has a new temporary coach after previous coach Joseph Kalka moved to Moorhead. Kristan Van Houten is the new temporary coach. Her children, sophomore Rylee Van Houten and junior Brendyn...

The St Croix Collection is an extensive local resourse full of different historical texts.

St. Croix Collection expands youth interest

Stella McHugh, Layout Editor February 12, 2023
The St. Croix Collection is an extensive local resource of yearbooks, journals, German alien papers, maps, and legal work. This collection is full of local history dating back to the mid-1800s.
Speech captain Soren Peterson practices his extemporaneous speaking. He draws the audience in and uses his amazing memory to impress judges.

Speech team prepares for another season

Michael Fredericks, Graphics Editor and Online Editor November 28, 2022

Last year, the speech team performed phenomenally and made it into the top 40 of the nation. The group started preparing for the upcoming season in the summer and the beginning of the school year. Captains...

A student lets a peer into the parking lot exit line after school. Some students dont let anyone into the exit line while some let multiple people into the line.

Parking lot changes leads to less confusion

Belle Lapos, Layout Editor October 20, 2022
Walking out the main doors at 2:10 has drastically changed in the last year. Traffic is no longer backed up for quite as long, new drivers are feeling safer, and there is much more freedom when it comes to choosing where to park. These changes are in result of the new lot system that has taken place over the summer. Whether you are a staff member or student, there is no debate that the chaos of the parking lot last year caused many safety issues. Staff in the school have been working on this new system all summer but have things really changed for the better? 
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