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New security has students wondering what is best

Door 49W has a new alarm system, making our security officers job easier. The new alarm is to help prevent students from going out the door when they should be using the main doors.
Brianne Johnson, Layout Editor October 29, 2019

You can often find them monitoring the halls. Checking hall passes and bathrooms making sure students are where they are supposed to be. The security team consists of four security guards. These guards...

Going paperless in a continuously electronic world

Senior Emma Boehle grabs a handful of paper towels for her class sculpture. Clay classes use handfuls of towels everyday to cover their projects, contributing a large chunk to the overall paper towel waste. This is one area the school can look to reduce waste.
Pony Express Staff October 29, 2019

  On average, around 40 percent of the waste produced by schools is due to paper towels. Many public places have begun the switch to a more cost-efficient and green device, air dryers. Within...

’88rising’ up in the music charts

The Head In The Clouds Music Festival II
Julie Xiong, Cartoonist October 20, 2019

Music organization 88rising promotes worldwide up and coming artists. Located in New York, 88rising’s appearance on music charts explode throughout the world, especially in the United States and Asian...

Trade War negatively effects consumers

Consumer Eugine Romano holds up almonds to show price increase. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the price of almonds has risen by $1.30 since June 2018.
Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief October 1, 2019

You are losing money. I’m losing money. Your parents are losing money. People are losing jobs. We have yet to see the full impact of what this will mean for us. President Donald J. Trump engulfed the...

Trump hunkers down as House Dems push inquiry over Ukrainian call

Sophomore Spenser Menard says the pledge of allegiance. The words
Lucas Polucha, Video Editor October 1, 2019

While President Trump adds another scandal to his resume, House Democrats struggle to make a lasting impact. A whistleblower complaint brought to the spotlight Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian...

Myth Live unfit for prom

Myth Live remains empty on a Wednesday night. This is expected because no concerts were occurring that night.
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...

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

The private page is not easily accessible. In order to gain access one has to know someone in the group, request that they allow them to request to join the group and then get accepted. This makes it incredibly difficult to use the conversations in the group as evidence to the public of maltreatment and malice because it is difficult to ascertain in the first place.
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....

ACT budget cuts should not impact student’s educational opportunities

Stillwater school district cuts the ACT out of the budget for the 2019-2020 school year. The ACT is a test that measures student's skills in 5 core areas: English, math, reading, science and writing (optional).
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...

Students ‘pee’ved over new bathroom security policy

Signs posted outside all bathrooms, warning of the new bathroom use 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....

Tuition free college sparks interest among Americans

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to thousands of Americans about how the US should be tuition free. Sanders believes tuition is discouraging some Americans from advancing to the next level of their education at college.
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...

Recent Trump investigation raises many questions

Creative Commons imagPresident Donald Trump denies involvement with Russia during his 2016 presidential campaign. He strongly urges Mueller to make the investigation findings public and looks forward to seeing the report.
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...

EIC Column: Palestinians aim to have their voices heard

At a board meeting on Feb. 21, Shahd Abouhekel read aloud her poem titled
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...

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