The Pony Express

Jon Bream, Star Tribune Rock Critic

Jon Bream, Star Tribune Rock Critic

Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 20, 2019


Filed under Feature, Focus, In-Depth, People

“Ting. Ting. Ting.” Star Tribune Rock Critic Jon Bream sits in a San Francisco recording studio, separated from music legend Prince by only a pane of glass. Prince stares at him, steadily hitting a drum stick against a cymbal every few seconds. He clearly does not want to speak to Bream, and Bre...

Luke VandenBergh receives ROTC scholarship

Luke VandenBergh receives ROTC scholarship

Malaina Fragnito, Student Playlist Reporter

March 23, 2018


Filed under In-Depth

Numerous scholarships are available for people after high school graduation to continue their education. Senior Luke VandenBergh received a scholarship he has always dreamed of, for the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps [ROTC]. By completing a three step process which includes physical examination, assessme...

Boys hockey hopes to add banner during youth movement

Boys hockey hopes to add banner during youth movement

Jack Seipel, Social Media Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

The varsity boys hockey team has created waves across the state of hockey this season. Their relentlessness and willingness to win is evident, despite being undersized and inexperienced. Starting out the 2017-2018 season on a six game winning streak has shown that the Ponies’ winning mentality has not disappe...

Advanced sophomores graduate early

Advanced sophomores graduate early

Elana Ross, Photographer Editor

May 16, 2017


Filed under In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

Most young students experience four years of high school. From freshman to senior year growing socially, individually and intellectually. Sophomore twins, Adam and Marta Markowicz started their high school journey a lot sooner than most would. Leaving Oakland Junior High two years, earlier they le...

O’Neal strives for future dermatology career

O’Neal strives for future dermatology career

Tiana Meador, Editor-In-Chief

March 30, 2017


Filed under In-Depth, Showcase

  As college commitment comes to a close, the University of Minnesota medical school is assessing 10 incoming freshmen who are going to be selected to participate in an accelerated seven-year med program for med school. Of the students initially considered, the U of M has cut the number to...

Sara Scalia following in father’s footsteps with basketball

Sara Scalia following in father’s footsteps with basketball

Kayla Gjerde, Social Media Reporter

February 16, 2017


Filed under Locker Room

The gym is silent as the spectator's gaze in sophomore Sara Scalia's direction. The ponies are three points away from winning the game and the pressure is on Scalia to make the free throw shot: swish. Scalia shoots the ball straight through the hoop and the crowd goes wild. Sara has been on gir...

School start times take toll on mental health

School start times take toll on mental health

Ashlyn Aarness, Photographer

December 2, 2016


Filed under Featured Videos, News

Early morning and late, homework-filled nights. This is the life of a typical high school student. More and more schools are switching over to a later start time to increase productivity. Thought Exchange is changing the game for our district. Stillwater School District has had this discussion ...

Girls tennis heads into post-season

Girls tennis heads into post-season

Matt Johnson, Social Media Editor

October 27, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Sports

The girls Tennis season may seem like it is winding down, but it is actually just starting up as the girls head into the post-season. The Pony's regular season has come to a close. The Varsity girls walked away with a record of seven and five. Now that the heat is on with singles and doubles mat...

Seniors begin preparation for college life

Joel Lange, Social Media Reporter

May 17, 2015


Filed under Focus, Photo Slide Shows

As May rolls around, seniors all over begin the tough adjustment to life away from home. Some will go on to schools out of state, while other will attend local colleges like the University of Minnesota and St. Cloud State University. Regardless of where students move off to, there are very diverse ...

Winkle flips into the Gophers organization

Winkle flips into the Gophers organization

Joey Costa, Advertising Editor

April 9, 2015


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

Flipping and tumbling may not be the ideal way of getting gymnasts into college for many, but for senior Ben Winkle it is a dream come true. Gymnastics is not an easy sport to master. The amount of strength and coordination to do many of the stunts they preform are unbelievable. Just having to courage...

Swim team scores second at True Team State meet

Cory Spawn, Broadcast Managing Editor

February 20, 2015


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

The Stillwater Boys Swim and Dive team won second place at the True Team State meet on Jan. 24 at the University of Minnesota. The True Team State Competition is an event put on by the MN Swim Coaches Association each year for boys and girls swim and dive teams.  Stillwater was beat by Minnetonka...

Seniors take on college courses

Seniors take on college courses

Alexander Pavlicin, Advertising Editor

October 30, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

PSEO is a unique way to accelerate learning in high school and be introduced into the college environment. For students who enjoy learning beyond the basic course outline or simply want to get ahead on college work, one option is the Postsecondary Enrollment Options, open to sophomores, juniors and seniors who want to get col...