The Pony Express

Senior prank may result in consequences

Senior prank may result in consequences

Megan Karnuth, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2017


Filed under Editorial

Principal Rob Bach in a letter to parents said, “…walking at graduation is a privilege, not a right.” There are certain things a student can do to be banned from the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but other punishments should be considered if the offenses from the student are only minor infr...

MN legislature takes right step towards internet privacy

MN legislature takes right step towards internet privacy

Grace McDonough, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2017


Filed under Political Opinion

On April 2 President Trump signed a decision by Congress overturning privacy protections approved late in the Obama administration, repealing measures on consumer control of their data. However, on March 29, the topic took a different turn in the Minnesota Legislature when Senator Ron Latz propo...

UND women’s hockey cut in irresponsible manner

UND women’s hockey cut in irresponsible manner

Kleio Vrohidis, Online Editor

May 5, 2017


Filed under Editorial

Many were taken by surprise after the University of North Dakota cut the women's hockey team. The public was not only astonished by the actions of the administration, but as well as players, coaches and recruits of the team. Known for their many players that have made it to the U.S. national team, the eli...

Ivanka Trump proves helpful, White House

Ivanka Trump proves helpful, White House

Lauren Gella, Social Media Reporter

May 5, 2017


Filed under Political Opinion

While some believe the advisory of of first daughter Ivanka Trump working as her father’s advisor in the White House is a violation of the anti-nepotism laws, Ivanka’s assistance in the White House is completely legal and it will be a good thing for Trump’s presidency. The Trump's family ...

Healthcare: right, not privilege

Healthcare: right, not privilege

Anna Koenning, Social Media Reporter

May 4, 2017


Filed under Political Opinion

Healthcare is here to take care of the American people, that is, unless the people are old, sick, female, or of a low-income household. That is the way President Donald Trump recently unveiled his subsequently defeated healthcare bill he repeatedly promised on the campaign trail. Speaker of th...

Trump’s missile strike on Syria in retaliation

Trump’s missile strike on Syria in retaliation

Abby Banks, Print Editor in Chief

May 3, 2017


Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

  President Donald Trump recently ordered a missile strike on an air base belonging to Bashar al-Assad, Syria's current president, in retaliation to the use of chemical weapons on civilians. While militant force can have its occasional need, Trump's motives for the strike seem to be in relat...

Human trafficking proves risky at Mall of America

Human trafficking proves risky at Mall of America

Emma Lowey, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 2, 2017


Filed under Political Opinion

An incredibly harsh reality for women and men in 2017 is becoming a victim to human trafficking. People from all walks of life are vulnerable to trafficking rings, and thousands have fallen prey to them in the last year alone. While it is easy for one to diffuse the thought of it affecting themse...

Staff Editorial: School vouchers are unfair to public school students

Staff Editorial: School vouchers are unfair to public school students

May 1, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Staff Editorial

In Minnesota, students can use school vouchers to help them afford private schools by paying for a part of the tuition. During 2016 alone Minnesota spent $35 million on school vouchers. This equals almost half of a percent of the States public school budget. It is not fair for students to use money ...

Trumps security costs prove hefty

Trumps security costs prove hefty

Noah Johnson, Distribution Reporter

April 30, 2017


Filed under Political Opinion

President Trump’s security is costing more to taxpayers than previous presidents in this country. Trump should help pay for these high security costs because he planned to cut the amount taxpayers had to pay during his election. Trump has taken many trips to Mar-a-Lago, or as he like to call ...

Trump’s fake news claims: inaccurate, hypocritical

Trump’s fake news claims: inaccurate, hypocritical

Kleio Vrohidis, Online Editor

April 10, 2017


Filed under Political Opinion

Being informed on current events is one of the most important factors an effective U.S. citizen can have. Whether news is gathered from online sources or a physical paper, it's important that news is credible. President Trump has recently used the media as a way to form the way people look at him....

Recreational marijuana will cause harm

Recreational marijuana will cause harm

Jack Degonda, Social Media Editor

April 5, 2017


Filed under Editorial

In early Feb. of 2017, legislation was introduced to the Minnesota government aimed to allow the recreational use of marijuana in Minnesota. Other states in the U.S. have passed similar legislations to legalize the drug. The truth about the matter is marijuana is a gateway drug that introduces peo...

New weight room open for public use, possible revenue stream

New weight room open for public use, possible revenue stream

Hunter Hippel, Online Editor

April 4, 2017


Filed under Editorial

Opening up the weight room to the public is a great way to generate some more revenue and to make up for the cost of the new facilities, which is an extremely hefty $48,025,031.  This will give the school a new revenue stream and give gym users in the community a new and possibly better option. "[The]...