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The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

A golden ticket kiosk is located in the White Pony Center with a sign, stamp and blank tickets.

“Golden tickets” prove effective, reduce tardies

Sydney Rodd, Layout Editor-in-Chief October 21, 2022

Sitting in detention is never fun for anyone involved. However, students have been serving detentions just for being late to class. Many have mixed reactions to the tardy ticket policy, even when it...

Senior Ella Chaves sits in class sporting her Cornell University hoodie.

Ella Chaves commits to Cornell University

Brooke Elfert, Business and Distribution Editor June 4, 2022

"Believe in yourself, because you never know what's going to happen," senior Ella Chaves said as advice to anyone in the college admittance process. Chaves has been admitted to attend Cornell University,...

Stephanie Nord, the advisor for the stillwater math league, holds up a team T-shirt in the classroom where they normally meet. Due to COVID-19 the team did not print out new shirts for the 2020-21 season.

Math League prepares for new season after slowed by COVID-19

Drew Jurek, Print Editor-in-Chief April 28, 2021

After quarantine complicated recruitment and forced their season to be done remotely, the Math League is making plans to rebuild in a post-COVID-19 world. Math Leagues are teams that play in large competitions...

Netflix provides a list of the current most popular TV shows. Among them are The Crown and Criminal Minds.

Students binge a variety of television genres while bored in their homes

Nila Cooper, Photography Editor January 27, 2021

Since March, many families are stuck at home during the COVID-19 lockdown and the majority of them turn to TV shows and series to escape. There is a diverse range of shows and genres that have skyrocketed...

Senior Elise Riniker uses her Flex Time to look at the previous boundaries of District 834.  Riniker attends all task force meetings and represents the student bodys voice.

Long range task force analyzes boundaries of District 834

Dorothy Chislett, Graphics Editor November 1, 2019

The district has put together a long range task force together this fall/winter to analyze enrollment numbers and consider possible boundary changes if needed. These changes depend on the population demographics...

Junior Sam Ek waits by the holiday tree in Lowell Park next to the lights display for the lights to turn on at 4 p.m. The lights will remain in Stillwater through March. Theres something that is added to the lights since the lights are free and the ice castles you had to pay to go, Ek adds.

Downtown’s colorful light tunnel attracts locals

Ben Jacobs, Podcast Reporter January 18, 2019

This winter, the ice castles that take shape in Lowell Park were missing. Construction took up the space and forced the ice castles to find a new location. To fix the lack of an attraction that Stillwater...

“Much of the staff knows we’re sisters, so I figured much of the student body knew. I am surprised to find out that so many actually did not,” Mrs. Otto said.

Otto and Nord: ultimate bond created for two sisters working together

Jesse Brown, Distribution Reporter April 5, 2018

Sisters share an unbreakable bond that is like no other bond held between two people. Sisters tend to be with one another from birth all the way to possibly college. Adulthood is when sisters usually...

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