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Trump’s threat to revoke birthright citizen laws immature, impulsive

Young Democrats meet weekly on Wednesday mornings to discuss current events and political issues. Michael Wilhelmi came to speak to the Young Democrats on the morning of Oct. 10 to influence the Young Democrats to get involved and help out the Tim Walz Campaign.
Rosie Nichols, Layout Editor November 3, 2018

America is posed as a country of freedom, freedom formulated from the birth of the Constitution. Standing by our nation's morals has never been an issue, but now more than ever, our morals are being put...

Woodbury’s new theater Alamo Drafthouse Cinema opens

Delaney Farrell and Heather Farrell enjoying their drinks before seeing A Star is Born at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Drinks courtesy of the wait staff, and mood setting lighting before the start of the movie provide for a calming experience at the theater.
Elle Sprenger, Social Media Editor November 2, 2018

As the lights dim and the smell of fresh food passes as the waiter walks by, the movie begins. At the entrance the bright lights of the  Alamo light up.  Inside the theater before the movie begins,...

‘The Hate U Give’ exposes controversial message

Amandla Stenberg on the billboard for The Hate U Give at the Marcus theater in Oakdale in the fall, used for advertisement.
Sierra Hippel, Distribution Reporter October 31, 2018

The Hate U Give is a book and movie people are raving about. Many were very anxious when it came out on Oct. 19. It is a dramatic/thriller starring Amandla Stenberg, who is also known for her role...

Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation sparks uproar of support for Christine Blasey Ford

Sexual harassment posters are scattered around the school to spread awareness.
Hannah Sween, Print Editor-in-Chief October 30, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh, a Yale University graduate and former United States Circuit Judge, was sworn in to the Supreme Court on Oct. 6. This swearing in was preceded by sexual assault allegations against...

Building entry times changed to increase security

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

Apple rolls out new iOS 12

Here's a comparison between Apple's older(5S, Left) and newer phones(X, Right). Despite being four years apart, both run the latest 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...

Potential Brookview addition sparks debate

Brookview Elementary, the second smallest school in the district, stands on Brookview Avenue.  It is so small that according to Superintendent Denise Pontrelli,
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...

Schools should provide opportunities for weekly Pledge

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

Stricter cell phone policies implemented this fall

Junior Maleka Hussein stands in front of
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...

Student activists: more powerful, more necessary than ever

Alternate Copy Story by Wyatt Wasko
Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief March 17, 2018

The Parkland massacre was easily one of the worst tragedies to occur in recent years and one of the most devastating terrorist attacks to happen on U.S. soil. Students who have been able to stand up...

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...

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