The Pony Express

Brookview Elementary expansion uncertain with new school board candidates

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 met its capacity of students and continues to increase in size. Because of the increase in students...

Nektar juice bar opens in Woodbury

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 juices, smoothies and cleanses. The juice bar focuses on healthy fruits and vegetables for their drinks. "The location of the juice bar wasn't very nice. It was a little hard to access and they're very busy roads around it," sophomore Mirisa Lunzer said...

Pollution impacts drinking water in Washington County

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 sources around Stillwater. Chemicals were dumped by 3M legally in the 1970s and since then have s...

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 the guys and preparing them for the season. While finishing last season with a record of 3-24 and ...

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 the Woodbury Royals with a score of 36-33, and Minnetonka 72-11. The team has set very high standards for th...

Suburb offers students more dining options

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 or stores is Woodbury. Not only is there an outdoor mall, but Woodbury also offers a collection of places to eat and activi...

Wrestling team among top in conference

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 victories in nine of them, and the losses were all within 10 points. Some victories were close, but th...

Boys basketball starts off behind, looking to improve

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 hoped to; the depth in talent wasn’t where it needed to be. This year is a different story, with an u...

Strong start for wrestling team

Strong start for wrestling team

Bella Anderson, Social Media Editor

January 10, 2017

Stillwater wrestling has started their season out strong with wins against Woodbury, East Ridge and Minnetonka. It is expected to be another great year for the Ponies with a very good possibility of making it to state. There are a lot of new players as well as many older and more experienced playe...

Kobilka sews own clothes from scratch

Kobilka sews own clothes from scratch

McKenzie Bohlig, Photographer

January 8, 2017

  The average American teenager spends about $2050 a year on clothes or about $40 a week per individual teen. With the Mall of America, the Twin Cities, Woodbury and downtown Stillwater so easily accessible and close by, it is easier to spend even more than that. However, senior Julia Ko...

Clown sighting trend spreads fear across Minnesota

Clown sighting trend spreads fear across Minnesota

Andria Barrett, Photographer

November 4, 2016

  Clown sightings have been the new craze all across America in the past couple of weeks. There have been arrests, threats, schools have shut down and fear has spread everywhere. Should we be taking these clowns seriously, or are they just teenagers spreading mass hysteria? The first sighting was in late A...

Robert Bach becomes new principal

Robert Bach becomes new principal

Jessie Thomas, Editor-in-Chief

May 19, 2014

  “I am honored to work at a school of this stature,” said Robert Bach, Assistant Principal of Woodbury High School. Bach was recently offered the job as the new Principal of Stillwater Area High School. According to a Stillwater District press release, after intensive interviews of 16 candidates,...

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