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Sophomore Spenser Menard says the pledge of allegiance. The words indivisible, with justice and liberty for all are increasingly distant to Capital Hill.

Trump hunkers down as House Dems push inquiry over Ukrainian call

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

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 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.

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....

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

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...

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

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.

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...

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.

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...

At a board meeting on Feb. 21, Shahd Abouhekel read aloud her poem titled I Am From Palestine. In her poem, she speaks of her experience with oppression, violence and abuse.

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...

Construction of the wall in progress along the border. Only in some areas along the US/Mexican border is there a wall so far.

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...

Green New Deal is vital to the countrys 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...

President Donald Trump tweeted about the transgender military ban when it first went into place back in 2017. It was blocked, and then reinstated in late January with a 5-4 vote from the Supreme Court.

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...

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...

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