The Pony Express

Access to wellness center creates debate

Access to wellness center creates debate

Max Kennedy, Distribution Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Editorial

Alternative Copy by Max Kennedy The wellness center is a welcoming place within the high school for students to go if they are struggling with an emotional issues. However many students believe that access to the wellness center is limited and more students should be allowed access when they a...

Presidential requirements should stay

Presidential requirements should stay

Malaina Fragnito, Playlist Reporter

February 22, 2018


Filed under Editorial

Alternative copy by Malaina Fragnito Over the years the requirements to become President have come under scrutiny, but students believe that the requirements should remain the same. "Yes, I agree with the requirements because you have to be a mature age and it's more about what the people want than c...

Jeff Flake critcizes President Trump

Jeff Flake critcizes President Trump

Ellie Faeth, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 18, 2018


Filed under Editorial

Alternative copy by Ellie Faeth Senator Jeff Flake made a speech regarding the attack the President Donald Trump has made on fake news....

EIC Column: ALC, part of school community

EIC Column: ALC, part of school community

Hailey Willius, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 16, 2018


Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

The St. Croix Valley Area Learning Center (ALC) has been moved to the high school campus this year. With each school running on different time schedules, a complete change in building size and environment, ALC students are adjusting to the new environment. Having the two separate student bodies ...

Despite growing opposition, FCC passes repeal of Net Neutrality

Despite growing opposition, FCC passes repeal of Net Neutrality

Hannah Sween, Layout Editor

January 13, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Government and Political Opinion, Podcasts

The internet is like a grocery store. It is full of all different kinds and qualities of foods and is open to all people. Grocery stores are set up like this because everyone needs and deserves open and equal access to food. The same goes for the internet, anyone with access to a computer can go any...

Adult advocate time redundant for seniors

Adult advocate time redundant for seniors

Hannah Boardman, Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Photo Slide Shows

Since flex time premiered at the beginning of the year, Adult Advocate days have been few and far between. The few there have been, however, have had specific activities for the senior class that differ from the rest of the grades. They have to do with planning for the future. They are geared towar...

Staff Editorial: Paying for Pony Activity Center generates pushback

Staff Editorial: Paying for Pony Activity Center generates pushback

December 22, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Showcase, Staff Editorial

This year, Stillwater Area High school opened its new multi-million dollar athletic facility, known as the Pony Activity Center (PAC).  The new facilities - which include an indoor track, weight rooms, gymnastics and basketball gyms - had teams and individual athletes excited.  It’s not hard to see...

EIC Column: non-athletes lettering in athletics, huge step forward

EIC Column: non-athletes lettering in athletics, huge step forward

Linnea Phillips, Print Editor-in-Chief

December 17, 2017


Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

Varsity athletes have to have dedication, work ethic and sportsmanship to succeed in their sport. But not all students who letter in varsity sports even play the sports they letter in. Many students are turning to the alternative of volunteering with a team in a management position or assisting position t...

Fighting America’s opioid crisis

Fighting America’s opioid crisis

Levi Gregg, Copy Editor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Editorial

There has been a large increase in opioid related deaths not only in Minnesota, but also across the United States. Ninety Americans die daily from opioid overdoses and the rate is only increasing....

Freedom of speech under threat from gossip

Freedom of speech under threat from gossip

Abby Banks, Print-Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

Amidst heated debate about whether or not being politically correct is beneficial for society, a plague of people seem to be dreadfully misinformed on their First Amendment rights. Freedom of speech is freedom from government persecution - not the oft heard “This is America, so I can say what I wa...

Racial colorblindness, a secret enemy

Racial colorblindness, a secret enemy

Mira LaNasa, Print Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

“I don’t see color” is not something a colored person wants to hear. Racial colorblindness is an attempt at proving one is not racist, but the term “racial colorblindness” is actually hurting, not helping. Sometimes, ignorance is not bliss. Racial colorblindness is a person refusing to acknowledge one’s ra...

Recap of Donald Trump’s first year as president

Recap of Donald Trump’s first year as president

Ellie Faeth, Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2017


Filed under Political Opinion

It has been nearly an entire year since Donald Trump was elected as president of the United States. Love him or hate him, he has achieved much. From the first ninety day travel ban on people from certain middle eastern and North African countries to ending DACA. Hurricane season then challenged the ...

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