The Pony Express

Weight shaming occurring on social media

Weight shaming occurring on social media

Hailey Willius, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

Our modern culture in association with social media seemingly paints a clear image for what beauty and health should look like. People who do not fit the picture are often looked down upon. Two of these are Skinnyism and Fatism. Harassment is the unfortunate consequence to those who seem unfit by soci...

Student activists: more powerful, more necessary than ever

Student activists: more powerful, more necessary than ever

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 17, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

The Parkland massacre was easily one of the worst tragedies to occur in recent years and one of the most devastating terrorist attacks to happen on U.S. soil. Students who have been able to stand up to protest these completely preventable deaths represent a larger movement of political involvement on...

EIC Column: Marching makes a major difference

EIC Column: Marching makes a major difference

Ellie Faeth, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2018


Filed under EIC Column

Dating all the way back to 1941, marching in protests on the streets of Washington D.C. (among many other state capitols) have become highly publicized, popular events, especially in recent years. These types of protests are extremely important in today’s society, as they were since 1941, and actua...

Safety regulations called into question after Parkland shooting

Safety regulations called into question after Parkland shooting

Hannah Sween, Layout Editor

March 15, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

Less than a week after a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. resulted in the deaths of 17 people, Stillwater Area High School held an emergency lockdown drill. During this lockdown, many students questioned just how prepared the school was for emergency situations su...

Know your rights: guide to exercising First Amendment

Know your rights: guide to exercising First Amendment

Hannah Boardman, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

In the weeks following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida there have been a wide variety of responses to the tragedy. Some have been through thoughts and prayers, some have been through social media, but the biggest by far has been the steady stream of marches and walkouts in schools ...

Staff Editorial: pushing back bell times detrimental

Staff Editorial: pushing back bell times detrimental

March 12, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Staff Editorial

These days, it is a common sight to watch hundreds of tired students shuffle into school every morning.  During the winter, the sun hasn’t even fully risen; temperatures are below freezing for most of the school year.  This scenario has lead administrators to question the time at which schools begin...

Staff Editorial: Upperclassmen seek priority with tickets

Staff Editorial: Upperclassmen seek priority with tickets

March 1, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Staff Editorial

Snoball, one of the most popular dances for Stillwater students, took place on Jan. 20, with tickets sold out well before then. The dance was held at the JX Event Center, where the maximum capacity is 720 people, meaning tickets were limited to under one third of the student body. Because of this, som...

Changed access to Wellness Center raises questions

Changed access to Wellness Center raises questions

Max Kennedy, Distribution Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Editorial

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

Presidential requirements should stay

Presidential requirements should stay

Malaina Fragnito, Playlist Reporter

February 22, 2018


Filed under Editorial

Alternative Copy Story 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 th...

Jeff Flake criticizes Trump’s media attacks

Jeff Flake criticizes Trump’s media attacks

Ellie Faeth, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 18, 2018


Filed under Editorial

Alternative Copy Story 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 ...

Global warming, a growing problem

Global warming, a growing problem

Wyatt Wasko, Social Media Editor

January 14, 2018


Filed under Political Opinion

An increasing number of scientists all agree, global warming is real and getting worse. There are a wide range of effects of the warming, rising sea levels, ocean acidification and coral bleaching just to name a few. From the most recent studies have also seen an increase of wildfires, like the o...