The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

Students stand patiently by the locked doors before 7:10, waiting for to be released into the building and begin the day.

Building entry times changed to increase security

Pony Express Staff October 27, 2018

As students walk towards the school doors ready to enter the building for the day, they are stopped when the door does not open and a staff member comes out to tell them they have to wait. The school...

Heres a comparison between Apples older(5S, Left) and newer phones(X, Right). Despite being four years apart, both run the latest iOS 12.

Apple rolls out new iOS 12

Q.C. Huong, Editorial Cartoonist October 24, 2018

Straight from Apple headquarters, the iOS 12 replaced the iOS 11.4 as the latest mobile operating system. While not as revolutionary as when Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone in 2007, the iOS 12 brought new...

Brookview Elementary, the second smallest school in the district, stands on Brookview Avenue.  It is so small that according to Superintendent Denise Pontrelli, There are families that can see it, but have to be bussed to other schools. With so much growth in the southern part of the district, the school is over capacity. The board will vote Nov. 29 to decide whether to approve expansion.

Potential Brookview addition sparks debate

John Franklin, Copy Editor October 23, 2018

The School Board has met on multiple occasions over the past months to discuss a possible expansion to Brookview Elementary. They have also explored whether to re-open Oak-Park and spend money to hire...

A group of students gather around the flag to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Students recite the Pledge once a week.

Schools should provide opportunities for weekly Pledge

Catherine Monty, Distribution Reporter September 25, 2018

Now that students are back in school, the controversy around the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance will most certainly surface again. There was a time when students stood with hand over heart and...

Junior Maleka Hussein stands in front of no cell phones In the restroom sign after exiting the ladies restroom. You can find these signs all around the school.

Stricter cell phone policies implemented this fall

Paige Speedling, Distribution Reporter September 13, 2018

This last fall, administration updated and changed the cell phone policy. Students are only allowed to have their phones on them in passing time, lunch, before and after school and when it serves a...

President Trump shuffles his cabinet

President Trump shuffles his cabinet

Paxton Watson, Podcast Reporter May 12, 2018

President Donald Trump has been taking a lot of heat in the last few weeks due to the fact he has reshuffled his cabinet multiple times. This started on March 13 when President Trump removed the Secretary...

Safety regulations called into question after Parkland shooting

Safety regulations called into question after Parkland shooting

Hannah Sween, Layout Editor March 15, 2018

Less than a week after a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. resulted in the deaths of 17 people, Stillwater Area High School held an emergency lockdown drill. During...

The organizers estimate that hundreds of students participated in this walk out. Students exited the building at 10 and made their way to the PAC where the remembrance was being held. “We may not be able to vote now, but we will be able to vote in one, two years, and our votes will matter, and our votes will change who is in Congress and they will hopefully make an impact on what they decide to do for legislation,” senior and organizer Hannah Gilsdorf says.

Hunter Hippel

Know your rights: guide to exercising First Amendment

Hannah Boardman, Print Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2018

In the weeks following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida there have been a wide variety of responses to the tragedy. Some have been through thoughts and prayers,...

Despite growing opposition, FCC passes repeal of Net Neutrality

Despite growing opposition, FCC passes repeal of Net Neutrality

Hannah Sween, Layout Editor January 13, 2018

The internet is like a grocery store. It is full of all different kinds and qualities of foods and is open to all people. Grocery stores are set up like this because everyone needs and deserves open and...

Freedom of speech under threat from gossip

Freedom of speech under threat from gossip

Abby Banks, Print-Editor-in-Chief December 7, 2017

Amidst heated debate about whether or not being politically correct is beneficial for society, a plague of people seem to be dreadfully misinformed on their First Amendment rights. Freedom of speech is...

Racial colorblindness, declining to acknowledge ones race, negatively impacts colored people in more ways than one. Research has shown that hearing colorblind messages predict negative outcomes among Whites, such as greater racial bias and negative affect, cites Psychology Today.

Racial colorblindness, a secret enemy

Mira LaNasa, Print Editor-in-Chief December 7, 2017

“I don’t see color” is not something a colored person wants to hear. Racial colorblindness is an attempt at proving one is not racist, but the term “racial colorblindness” is actually hurting,...

Legalizing marijuana, smart and strategic

Legalizing marijuana, smart and strategic

Paxton Watson, Podcast Reporter December 6, 2017

The legalization of marijuana has been an increasingly talked about topic in the United States. In fact, 29 states currently have laws encouraging the legalization of marijuana. Therefore, marijuana should...

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