The Pony Express

Capra serves as Stillwater Community Thread representative

Sophomore Ellie Capra volunteers to bag groceries at Cub Foods. As the representative for Community Thread, she recruits volunteers for events.

Grace Silbernick, Layout Editor

December 31, 2018

Baubles, Bangles and Bling, Rake A Difference and Holiday Hope could only have one thing in common, Ellie Capra. Within the past year, sophomore Ellie Capra has become Community Thread’s main contact for volunteers at the high school. Community Thread is a non-profit organization in Stillwater ...

Miller powers through for those who need it most

A young child at Robin's Nest Orphanage in Montego Bay, Jamaica playfully sticks her tongue out at the volunteers. “They were really happy to see us,” Miller says. “They were so happy and willing to share everything they did have.”

Linnea Phillips, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2018

The kids looked up at the volunteers with confused expressions. Why were they crying? Why did they seem so upset? The kids were only going to school, after all. As the small children waved goodbye to the 20 or so volunteers they had spent the past five days getting to know, they didn’t know they w...

Wallace continues community service involvement in Key Club

Wallace continues community service involvement in Key Club

Payton Fillipiak, Social Media Editor

December 5, 2016

Senior Jordan Wallace has always had an interest in helping the community in any way possible.  She is currently doing this by being a focused, organized president of Key Club. Wallace has always had in interest in volunteering. She started helping out  in the community when she was in elementary school an...

Exploring college application process

Exploring college application process

Christopher Gilleo, Photographer

November 18, 2015

All around the United States, high school seniors are sending in college applications to their dream schools, hoping to be accepted.  Unfortunately, schools will be forced to reject a large sum of potential students. Applying for and choosing a college is extremely stressful and potentially ...

Community Thread connects students to volunteer activities

Located on 2300 Orleans St W., Community Thread is a non-profit organization that strives to help people in our community. For 47 years now Community Thread has been serving and giving back to Washington county.

March 1, 2014

The 20th century has become a selfish, lazy and materialistic society. This concept is simply as day. People are increasingly seeing these common characteristics dominate in peoples' culture and values. One of the most effective solutions for this issue is volunteerism. Volunteerism practices life ski...

Meals From the Heart feeds families around the globe


Many Stillwater students, such as Erik Nelson (’16) volunteer for organizations such as Meals from the Heart to pack meals which will then be shipped off to families in need. “It’s had a huge impact on my life,” said junior Catherine Wessel. “I’ve always loved mission work and directly helping the poor, and it’s just the perfect way to get involved and save another person’s life without even having to go to their country. “

February 28, 2014

Around the world every day, 16,000 malnourished children die of starvation.  That is the equivalent of around 80 percent of the Stillwater population disappearing every day.  Starvation is one of the most prominent and terrible worldwide problems of our generation. There are people and organizations, h...

Varsity baseball players pay-it-forward

VIrginia Valishout

February 18, 2014

The last thing that most young kids want to do in sub-zero temperatures is play baseball, much less go through the agonizing process of tryouts. There is one exception: St. Croix Valley Baseball Association’s players. Tryout participants gathered inside the Sea Foam Stadium at Concordia University f...

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