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Updates are being posted via FOX news, controversially calling the fire strictly caused by humans. The Australian wildfires are currently being covered by both scientifically backed stories and articles based on belief.  These differences in article key ideas is revealed in mainstream news sources, being read and taken in all over the world.

News sources withhold awareness: immature, unacceptable

Rosie Nichols, Layout Editor February 24, 2020

The Australian wildfires have taken over and destroyed more than 12.35 million acres of land, killing at least 24 people and destroying more than 2,000 homes. This catastrophic trend of wildfires, bushfires...

People all over the world protest and advocate for the LGBTQ community. By protesting they use their voice to push for their rights.

Catholic schools should not have power to fire staff based on sexuality

Ava Hoelzel, Photography Editor February 22, 2020

Two teachers from Kennedy Catholic High School in Washington "voluntarily" resigned Feb. 13. In truth, the school forced the teachers to resign because of their sexuality. Catholic schools have the right...

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend church with the royal family in 2017. The announcement of Prince Harry and Megan Markles relationship led to mass controversy among the English press. They often resorted to racist or nationalist attacks on Markle. Many believe these attacks may be the cause of their recent decision.

‘Megxit’ leads to mass uproar in United Kingdom

Drew Jurek, Layout Editor February 19, 2020

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced Jan. 8 they would break with the rest of the English royal family and split their time between North America and England. The move was preceded by multiple actions...

AP U.S. history is a class that heavily touches on aspects in the past. Many political views are shown in history and frequently involve students viewing the past from different perspectives. History teachers like Matt Kiedrowski often offer insight to their students about the different perspectives around a event.

Staff Ed: Teachers voice perspectives in classrooms

Pony Express Staff January 8, 2020

Topics in politics keep rising, so do the voices of students. What students learn in a classroom strengthens their voice. When teachers voice their opinions they can inspire students to share their voice,...

Schoology is an online tool used by students and teachers. Students use Schoology to access courses online. Teachers are able to upload assignments students can do on e-days.

Staff Ed: eLearning Days keep students learning during snow days

Pony Express Staff November 26, 2019

  E-Learning or flex days will be implemented this school year. Students can do an assignment virtually on snow or cold days when they will not be in school. This is to prevent adding on days...

Senior Grace Roske holds up a sign that reads, Why should we go to school if you dont listen to the educated during the climate strike Sept. 20. The strikes aims to show lawmakers that people care about the planet, and pressure them to take action.

Stop denying Climate Change

Hazel Flock, Layout Editor-in-Chief November 25, 2019

President Trump announced that the U.S. will formally leave the Paris Climate Agreement Nov. 4. After proposing a withdrawal in 2017, Trump was told the U.S. must remain in the agreement and actively participate...

The School Board formed a quorum at the correct time at the Nov. 14 meeting.  They formed a quorum when they should not have done so at the Aug. 29 Working Group meeting.  That was the reason they received an opinion letter from Commissioner Alice Roberts-Davis from the Minnesota Department of Administration.

School Board violates Open Meeting Law, not strong enough response

John Franklin, Copy Editor-in-Chief November 20, 2019

On Aug. 29, the School Board formed a quorum at a Finance and Operations Working group meeting, therefore violating Minnesota's Open Meeting Law (OML).  This was confirmed by an advisory opinion letter...

The Supreme Court listened to cases of three LGBT employees who were recently fired because of their sexual orientation. This sparked issues with the Supreme Court and Civil Rights Act.

LGBT employees wrestle with Supreme Court over discrimination and protection

Charlie Valerius, Online Editor November 8, 2019

  Justices of the Supreme Court clashed over the meaning of “sex” during a blockbuster set of cases concerning the rights of LGBT workers on Oct. 8. Bosses should not fire someone because...

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.

New security has students wondering what is best

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...

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.

Going paperless in a continuously electronic world

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...

The Head In The Clouds Music Festival II

’88rising’ up in the music charts

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...

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.

Trade War negatively effects consumers

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...

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