The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

Continuous cycle of stress causes difficulty in learning

Continuous cycle of stress causes difficulty in learning

Bella Anderson, Online Editor

April 3, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Stress has always been a part of people's lives and it will continue to be there until death do us part. Our bodies stretch to reach an equilibrium, but stress disrupts that. People have their own ways of coping with it. Some are healthy and some are not, but that typically does not stop people from doing those things. St...

Transition team considers Pony Time study block next fall

Transition team considers Pony Time study block next fall

Kayla Gjerde, Social Media Reporter

January 6, 2017


Filed under News, Read & Watch

  The school administration is considering a 45 minute flexible period in the middle of the day on Wednesdays during five day weeks. This is a decision the transition team will have to make for next year. There is PLC Wednesday occurring now, which happens every Wednesday and is a 15 ...

Simple stress relief by coloring books

Simple stress relief by coloring books

Erin Lemanski, Photographer

February 23, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life

Growing up as an American child, coloring books were a huge part of our daily routine. Little did we know that this was just a way for our parents to keep us distracted for a good hour or two. Now, coloring books are making a huge comeback. Crayola, as well as many other coloring brands, have been com...

Mental health among teens, an exploration

Mental health among teens, an exploration

Brian Jaap, Layout Editor

February 10, 2016


Filed under Focus, In-Depth

Mental illness is an extremely touchy subject that many prefer not to talk about.  There are many factors that contribute to mental illness, especially in high school students. According to nami.org, as children approach their teenage years, one in five 13-18 year olds have, or will have, a serious mental illness and fifty percent ...

Captains lead their teams despite stress

Captains lead their teams despite stress

Kleio Vrohidis, Online Editor

October 28, 2015


Filed under Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Read & Watch, Sports

The average student is generally compiled with heavy loads of stress, it's inevitable. It is more common than not to see a high school student stressing over something like school, extracurricular activities, or something else happening at home. The stress can become overwhelming and even unhealthy. S...

Students stress about grades, not about learning

Students stress about grades, not about learning

Brian Jaap, Layout Editor

October 21, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows

"There's definitely too much stress on grades in my opinion," junior Corri Gardner said. "Instead of learning to enhance lives, we're rushing to get everything done. On the other hand, knowledge can be gained at your own pace. Grades don't prove knowledge, and school definitely doesn't teach you ev...

Balancing competing pressures

Balancing competing pressures

Megan Fayler, Copy Editor

April 11, 2015


Filed under Focus

Everyday students face an onslaught of anxiety and stress. Competition and athletics can be a leading factor to the high levels of stress students feel. Stress can be both healthy and unhealthy. When given the right amount of push, stress can give the extra boost needed to compete well. In the wr...

Students learn to balance stress and free time

Students learn to balance stress and free time

Lexi Fitch Green

November 25, 2013


Filed under In-Depth

Stress and pressure are universal issues that any student may have to overcome. First take school, then add on sports and extracurricular activities, coaches, teachers and not to mention parents, and there is no way to not experience even the slightest bit of stress. The amount of stress or pressure ...

Staff Ed: New studies bring up question, how much homework is too much?

Staff Ed: New studies bring up question, how much homework is too much?

November 25, 2013


Filed under Editorial, Staff Editorial

Homework is a common source of stress for high school students.  After spending six and a half hours at school, students are typically left with two to four hours of homework.  Homework can be helpful, but sometimes it ends up being hurtful as it is a lot of work for one person. Six different classes...

School related stress spurs anxiety

Kenzie Monson

October 19, 2013


Filed under Lifestyle

Many students struggle with stress and anxiety that comes from school. There are other factors that lead to stress, such as bullying or the different cliques at school. Homework, however, also causes a major impact. There are a lot of different school related pressures that can often stress out students...

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School
stress