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Myth Live unfit for prom

Myth Live unfit for prom

Michael O'Gorman, Business Editor

May 5, 2019

Prom takes place at The Myth this year, a venue for mostly rap and rock concerts.  The Myth has a bar for adults and hosts many concerts.  The venue is clearly meant for adults, and not for students. In the last two years, there have been 262 calls to police, which on average would be a call every...

Three school board members exemplify the bystander effect in private Facebook group

Three school board members exemplify the bystander effect in private Facebook group

Hannah Sween, Print Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2019

There is a secret Facebook group called “Support Our Schools - 834 Unites.” It does not show up on the search page, the only way to gain access is by requesting admission from one of its current members. The group boasts 1,600 plus members including three school board members: Sarah Stivland, Liz We...

ACT budget cuts should not impact student’s educational opportunities

ACT budget cuts should not impact student’s educational opportunities

Carina Block, Copy Editor

April 11, 2019

This year's junior class took the ACT April 2 with no cost to the students, but a large price tag of $41 thousand to the school. Next year, there will no longer be a free, school-funded ACT exam. In recent years, the state has not provided school districts with money for them to provide tests like the A...

Students ‘pee’ved over new bathroom security policy

Students ‘pee’ved over new bathroom security policy

Pony Express Staff

April 8, 2019

While walking the halls, keep an eye out for the locked bathroom doors with ‘See Something, Say Something’ QR codes taped up over them. Notice kids wearing yellow shirts, sweatshirts and pins. Watch for teachers and security guards who watch back as kids enter the bathroom. All are effects of new rules tha...

Tuition free college sparks interest among Americans

Tuition free college sparks interest among Americans

Zach Johnson, Social Media Editor

April 8, 2019

Since the late 1800s, college in the United States has required a tuition fee. These fees help to give back to the school in order to pay staffing and bills for the college. College should make students pay for their education in order to ensure they will give more effort into studying. Presidential...

Recent Trump investigation raises many questions

Recent Trump investigation raises many questions

AnnaMarie Born, Business Editor

March 29, 2019

Ever since the 2016 election, there have been allegations against Trump that he had communications with Russia. There have been several investigations, however, Mueller started up the biggest investigation yet. He had been looking into the efforts of Russia during the campaign. The investigation is...

EIC Column: Palestinians aim to have their voices heard

EIC Column: Palestinians aim to have their voices heard

Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2019

On May 14, 1948, Israel became an independent State with David Ben-Gurion as the Prime Minister. What many in the world thought of as a movement to solve anti-semitism became the beginning of a Palestinian ethnic cleansing. Ever since, Palestinians have been fighting for their lives and for their f...

President intends to build a wall, a wise move

President intends to build a wall, a wise move

Cady Solberg, SNO and Social Media Editor

February 16, 2019

President Donald Trump has been fighting for a border wall between the United States and Mexico since he became president back in 2016. He wants the wall to stop illegal immigration and drug trafficking in the United States. The president is trying to do what he believes is the best although as a citiz...

Green New Deal is vital to the country’s reputation as a respectable nation

Green New Deal is vital to the country’s reputation as a respectable nation

Grace Wirkkala, Online Editor

February 11, 2019

Something must be done about climate change. It is understandable to hear of worry among younger generations when reputable sources like the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) report that carbon dioxide levels are “at their highest in 650,000 years” and that in 2012, “Arctic ...

Trump administration reinstitutes gender based discrimination

Trump administration reinstitutes gender based discrimination

Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2019

Being the highest employer of transgender individuals in America, the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a military ban on transgender people has been a huge blow to the community. After a proposed ban was blocked back in 2017, the Supreme Court has recently decided to allow Trump to move fort...

Covington youth handle tense situation better than adults

Covington youth handle tense situation better than adults

Martin Kurle, Podcast Reporter

January 30, 2019

A conflict in front of the Lincoln Memorial between a group of Catholic high school boys wearing Make America Great Again hats, a group of Native American men and five black Hebrew Israelites which consisted of shouting racial slurs, chanting and even pounding a drum in a boy's face was first interprete...

Minnesota voters prepare to see marijuana on ballots

Minnesota voters prepare to see marijuana on ballots

Dylan Stormoen, Copy Editor

January 30, 2019

Minnesota politicians prepare for a bill that legalizes recreational marijuana use to pass their desks and potentially appear on the 2020 ballot. State Rep. Raymond Dehn recently proposed a bill Jan. 22, that would leave legalization of marijuana up to the voters. Before the measure can appear on the...

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