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Sophmores Emma Villarreal and Camryn Hartwig study for a chemistry test. They stay after school for extra help for multiple classes to understand their  work to their best ability.

Mental health issues rise in teens

Maria Supan, Business Editor January 5, 2019

Throughout the teen population, mental health has become a worldwide problem. Anxiety and stress can affect a teenager's daily lives, relationships with others and above all, physical health. An increasing...

Death penalty for cop murderers unjustified

Death penalty for cop murderers unjustified

Issy Boegel, Copy Editor December 20, 2018

  The United States grants certain criminals with a death sentence everyday. President Donald Trump mentioned in his 2016 election that he would sign a executive order forcing those convicted...

Junior Allie Smith listens to Grandes new song. It has been at the number one spot of the Top 100 Billboard Charts for two consecutive weeks.

‘Thank U, Next’ by Ariana Grande promotes self love

Julia Bennett, Busines Editor December 17, 2018

Ariana Grande’s new hit song, Thank U, Next, got her to the number one slot of the Top 100 Billboard Charts for the first time in her career.  Celebrities everywhere are applauding her for releasing...

Junior and sophomore boys bring in food to help support the food drive hosted by NHS. Alex Wiegel, Ethan Hall, Andy Constant and Caleb Catt-Hall brought five items each so their first hour class could win the bagel party.

Fundraising for fundamentals teaches skills for life

Issy Boegel, Copy Editor December 15, 2018

From gift wrap paper to Girl Scout cookies, kids are subjected to tremendous amounts of fundraising. As children, they were lured in by knowing they could win different toys depending on how much they...

The district wide dress code sets the standards for a safe learning environment for all. This year, a new policy regarding hoodies was put in place.

Hoodies spark dress code controversy, policy necessary

Amy McElin, Online Editor December 14, 2018

The absence of a hood or cap is often expected in public settings as a sign of respect. The topic of allowing teens to cover their head during school hours is an argument that has lasted for years. Recently,...

Cooks of Crocus Hill is a kitchen supply store with locations in Stillwater, St. Paul and Minneapolis. The stores are owned by husband and wife Karl Benson and Marie Dwyer. The store has been running since 1973.

Cooks of Crocus Hill welcomes community

Catherine Monty, Distribution Reporter December 8, 2018

With the holidays approaching, making meals seems to become a top priority. With families and loved ones to please and impress, cooks of the family need someone to show them how to bring out the best in...

Junior Abby Lee goes to get her yearly flu shot at her local CVS pharmacy. Flu shots are recommended to get at the start of the flu season, but can still be received until the end of theflu season.

Flu shot necessary to keep everyone healthy

Pony Express Staff December 5, 2018

Some say they are toxic, that they make people sick and are unsafe for people to get. Others say they are necessary and help keep individuals healthy. So what do flu shots really do for us? Flu shots...

It is a relatively quiet day at Leos. Downtown Stillwater customers dine and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Downtown Stillwater businesses should appeal to all age groups

Michael O'Gorman, Business Editor December 3, 2018

Businesses in downtown Stillwater could grow their profits by appealing to all age demographics.  Downtown Stillwater businesses have a past of struggling to stay open.  Businesses such as Pub 112, Smalley's...

Community members enter the Alamo movie theatre

Bohemian Rhapsody worth the money for Malek, Sing-Along

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief November 27, 2018

In yet another stellar Hollywood portrayal of the gay community, the new Queen biopic felt slightly more like a sit-down concert than the hard hitting film on Mercury's experiences that it so desperately...

Bumblebee film release has audience buzzing

‘Bumblebee’ film release has audience buzzing

Nick Parent, Podcast Reporter November 20, 2018

The new movie Bumblebee from Transformers comes out Dec. 21 and it has people buzzin'. This will be the seventh movie related to the Transformers series. This features the famous well-known character Bumblebee,...

Freshman Adrianna Garcia reads To Kill a Mockingbird.  She could perceive the same novel very differently in a few years, because of a gain in knowledge and experience.

Perception of novels changes over time

Antonio Garcia, Distribution Reporter November 20, 2018

The concept of perception is something that dictates every life on Earth. Perception affects how one interprets something, which leads to an opinion of that particular thing. An individual's perception...

The standard calendar shows nine months out of the total 12. In these nine months there are six federal United States holidays that take place. Of the nine months, the first five shown are the ending months of most school years and four nationally recognized holidays take place.

School calendars not religiously biased

Paige Speedling, Distribution Reporter November 20, 2018

 The school calendar is not religiously biased toward Christianity. Public schools all across the country have to make decisions based on many different and sometimes difficult factors, when they...

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