The Pony Express

Possibilities to create prom alternative

Seniors Jenna Yingling, Annika Brown, and Catherine Monty before prom 2019. The girls were very excited for the big night.

Natalie Williams, Photography Editor

May 1, 2020

As COVID-19 rips throughout the world, the cancellation and delayment of events are an everyday occurance. However, the cancellation of one occasion is devastating teenagers around Minnesota. One of the most looked forward to events every year, prom, is cancelled. All year, juniors and seniors in hig...

Kaul’s influence spread through Black History Month

Juniors Ayuna Lamb-Hickson and Olivia Lind view the diversity poster for BLAST week. The BLAST week presentations are featured during the Black History Month presentation.

Elaina Mankowski, Layout Editor

February 19, 2020

As a self proclaimed redneck kid growing up in South Dakota, Michael Kaul, U.S. history and psychology teacher, was always touched by Dr. Martin Luther King’s words. After ending up teaching in a school with little diversity, he wanted to teach about other cultures and celebrate them. “It never...

Newly found pathways program, almost up and running

Innovations team meeting after school to discuss the pathways program. Pathways is expected to serve as a course-filter to focus on a specific career path of a student. This program will be fully effective fall of 2020.

Rosie Nichols, Layout Editor

December 8, 2019

This year, a new program has made its way to stillwater the high school after being discussed in recent years. The Pathways program aims to prepare students for their future careers with a flexible layout of classes that should be taken to help them better achieve their aspirations. Pathways was s...

Principal showcases student leaders

Freshmen Maura Christianson, Lauren Cuta, amd Edy McCurrie are shown socializing by the Student Leadership Board in the main rotunda during homecoming week.

William Raymond, Podcast Reporter

September 23, 2019

The school built a new installation showcasing student leaders in the downstairs main rotunda. This new installation brings an updated and refreshing look to the rotunda while also highlighting students leaders recognized for leadership in academics to our democratic elected representatives in Student Council. Over the course of the last four mon...

Innovations team visits Mounds View, investigates Pathways

This is a copy of Mounds View's information graphic, which describes their version of the pathways program. The Innovation Team further reviews their program on April 9.

Grace Silbernick, Layout Editor

April 15, 2019

“I want to inspire curiosity in all learners through educational programming that is personalized, student-driven, and highly engaging,” John Perry Director of Learning, Technology, and Design Systems said, and that is the mission of the Pathways program that the Innovations team wants to get more ...

Black History Month represents growing community for students of color

Senior and Black Student Union Co-President Misikir Kebede introduces herself during the first Black History Month event, a Girls of Color panel focusing on the intersection of race and gender.

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 23, 2019

Black History Month saw different events celebrating the cultures of students of color. Via panels, showcases, dancing and culturally significant music played during passing time, Black Student Union and Student Council worked together to host events throughout February. Black Student Union is entering its second year and increasing ...

Student council puts on BLAST week

Student council members junior Lyxie Moosai and Jenna Yingling dress up for throwback day during BLAST week. Each day of the week offers a new theme to dress up for and show off school spirit.

Elle Sprenger, Social Media Editor

February 22, 2019

BLAST week is a time for kindness put on by Student Council. This week takes place in Feb. because it is Black History Month and BLAST week helps celebrate and recognize the significance of being inclusive. BLAST week includes guest speakers and events that are intended to bring the community together. The...

First Student Council presidents of color help increase their peers’ voices

Student council presidents, seniors Abdulaziz and Nikhil Kumaran represent student voices in the board meeting about the Brookview expansion.

Ashlynn O'Connor, Social Media Editor

January 27, 2019

Senior best friends Abdulaziz Mohamed and Nikhil Kumaran are known as the first student council presidents of color. These young men are known to have done a remarkable job leading the student council. They both want to make a difference for their peers. They lead the council with party planning, dances...

Winter semi-formal dazzles dance-goers

Student Council attends winter Snoball on Jan. 20, 2018. Student Council enjoyed the dance they worked so hard to create.

Rosie Nichols, Layout Editor

January 17, 2019

Nothing brings a school together like a school dance. Putting on that dress that makes your eyes pop, slowly tugging the zipper fitting it tightly to your figure making you feel like a princess. Learning how to properly fasten a tie, so that it fits the collar of your freshly pressed dress shirt making...

Pep fest ends Homecoming week, kicks off homecoming game

Students file into the bleachers for the annual Homecoming pep fest Sept. 28.

Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2018

To wrap up Homecoming week, Student Council has planned another successful pep fest. The Stillwater Armada Robotics team used their robot to shoot t-shirts into the bleachers, a lucky student pie-d Principal Rob Bach, the football team joined the Chevals in their performance, the Cheerleaders  ...

Student Council plans Homecoming dance

(From Left) Abdulaziz Mohamed, Dusty Dennis, and Nikhil Kumaran as they planned for upcoming events the Student Council had taken on.  Student Council meets before the school day begins on Tuesday mornings.

Benjamin Jacobs, Podcast Reporter

September 23, 2018

The Student Council is working to make an engaging and enjoyable experience for students in hopes to boost pony pride for Homecoming week. The Homecoming dance and the following week leading up to the Homecoming football game occupies the Student Council's time, as a large and happy turnout would mark ...

Football field movie night brings students together

Football field movie night brings students together

Evelyn Young, Student Playlist Reporter

May 23, 2018

For a final celebration of the school year, Student Council will be holding a movie night at Pony Stadium on May 27. The movie will take place once it begins to get dark. All students are welcome to come. Entrance for the movie will be free, however, concessions will be sold. After receiving po...

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