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The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

Junior Lydia McFarlene holds up a Nerf Gun, planning to go get some Nerf War kills.

Nerf war needs improved player regulation, administration honesty

Allie Schlagel, Layout Editor May 31, 2022

Junior Cayleigh Benson looks down at her watch and sees that the clock reads 9:15 p.m. Sweat trickles down her forehead. The tension is high. Cayleigh is camping outside Kwik Trip waiting for her friend...

A wall display showing the names of the girls swim and dive team. They completed their fall season in late October. This season was different than others due to COVID-19.

Girls swim and dive team wrap up fall season

Sierra Penning, Social Media Editor November 27, 2020

The girls swim and dive team wrapped up their annual section meet, which marked the end of a successful season on Oct. 24. This season, however, was unlike anything the coaches and athletes had seen...

The Chevals perform at their final home football game of the fall season.  The girls show off their new Pom routine Oct. 20.

Chevals winter season kicks off this November

Olivia Fear, Copy Editor November 26, 2020

The Chevals have officially begun their winter season. The Chevals are a competitive dance team who compete and perform both locally, and travel for a few competitions each year. Many girls joined the...

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...

Brookview Elementary school, located in Woodbury, is considering an expansion to the school for the increasing amount the students the are to come in the future. The school is built around multiple neighborhoods and are soon to grow.

Brookview Elementary expansion uncertain with new school board candidates

Elli Swanson, Photographer November 14, 2018

Brookview Elementary, District 834's newest elementary school is hoping to expand very soon due to the developing neighborhoods near by. Brookview Elementary school located in Woodbury has almost...

Inside of Netkar Juice Bar, many people order and wait for their drinks. A person can wait for their drink right next to where they ordered.

Nektar juice bar opens in Woodbury

Emma Stansbury, Distribution Reporter November 12, 2018

Nektar is a local juice-bar chain offering specialty drinks and cleansers opened in Woodbury. Nektar, located right off of Valley Creek Road on Queens drive, opened in 2018 and offers many drinks including...

Junior Max Vogel after testing water from Browns Creek for the amount of various chemicals in the water. This natural stream is a prime example of where animals could be harmed if the water were to become dense in pollutants.

Pollution impacts drinking water in Washington County

Ben Jacobs, Podcast Reporter November 1, 2018

The Stillwater community is affected by water pollution, as is any populated area. Large corporations such as 3M have had effects on the local environment and contributed to the pollution of water...

Boys basketball looks forward to improve season

Boys basketball looks forward to improve season

Logan Huber, Distribution Reporter January 19, 2018

The boys basketball team is looking forward to improve on last year’s season and make a run for a conference title.  Junior captain Nate Shikenjanski and senior captain Evan Parker have been pushing...

Underclassmen gear up to lead wrestling team

Underclassmen gear up to lead wrestling team

Josie Scherek, Social Media Editor November 27, 2017

The Ponies wrestling team is looking forward to their 2017-2018 where they will compete against competitive top conference teams.  The Ponies started off last season with 9/12 victories, they took on...

Senior Ellie Smith explains, The city of Woodbury should really benefit from this event.

Suburb offers students more dining options

Ebbie Benson, Copy Editor February 20, 2017

Though Stillwater has an abundance of places to shop and eat, students often look forward to checking out new places and having more options. A common place for students to explore different restaurants...

Junior, Jared Christian working his opponent in the Roseville meet. We have a lot of motivated guys on the team this season, and its really good to have a team that is bigger than just a few star athletes, Tyler Olsen says.

Wrestling team among top in conference

Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor February 15, 2017

The wrestling team has consistently been among the strongest teams in the conference, and the current season is not exception. In the first 12 meets of the season, the Ponies were able to claim...

Photo courtesy: Stillwater Gazette. The team is looking to get past some tough losses from last year. It came down to a tough loss in sections last year so we want to over come that this year and get over it, junior Devante Hatcher says.

Boys basketball starts off behind, looking to improve

Matthew McGinley, SNO Social Media Editor January 14, 2017

  The boys basketball  team has been off to a rocky start this season, although things are looking positive for the future of the team. Last year, the team didn’t do as well as they had...

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