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Political views should not overrule environmentalism facts

Political views should not overrule environmentalism facts

Travis Jacobson, Social Media Reporter

January 3, 2017

Florida is going to sink into the ocean! So will California! The seas will overtake the land! The ice caps are melting into nothingness! This is the speech of radical environmentalists 30 years ago about what the climate would do today, or what they thought would happen by today. But, none of that ...

Financial aid, flawed necessity

Financial aid, flawed necessity

Adam Humpal, Social Media Reporter

December 5, 2016

Massive student debt, skyrocketing college tuition and a widening education achievement gap has fueled the discussion about federal financial aid for college. President Barack Obama has made student debt a national initiative when he announced the “Student Debt Challenge”, which was meant to raise...

Potential power shift shakes legislature

Potential power shift shakes legislature

Hannah Boardman, Layout Editor

November 14, 2016

Since the beginning of this year, the focus of the election has been on the presidential candidates. Although this is a very important topic, the elections for US House, US Senate and State legislature are also very important. Over the past few years there has been a focus on the national legislature, s...

Claims of rigged elections fall flat

Claims of rigged elections fall flat

Kevin Thole, News Anchor

November 13, 2016

The idea that elections in the United States are rigged has often been a common belief among conspiracy theorists and apathetic voters. However, this is yet another idea that has broken into the mainstream after Donald Trump brought it up numerous times in speeches. Not only is the idea of a rigged...

Dakota Access Pipeline proves more of issue than solution

Dakota Access Pipeline proves more of issue than solution

Max Korth, SNO Sports and Social Media Editor

November 12, 2016

Saudi Arabia and Venezuela in the last five years have provided the United States with the millions, even billions, of barrels of oil, which accounts for the large economy in the Middle East and Venezuela because of their oil industries. However, this oil is much more expensive to transport overseas...

Absence of political advertising regulations, unacceptable

Absence of political advertising regulations, unacceptable

Tristian Hatchell, Video Editor

November 12, 2016

For the last year and a half, the American people have been bogged down with advertisements, one after the other, with their sole purpose being to either promote one certain politician or attack an opposing one. With many ads being labeled as lies or not truthful in some way, one would think that...

A lot can be taken from attending presidential candidate rallies

A lot can be taken from attending presidential candidate rallies

Tiana Meador, Editor-In-Chief

November 8, 2016

"We are going to bring our great jobs back to America. We are going to change Washington, and get rid of the corruption that Crooked Hillary has permeated throughout our government," the infamous voice rang out across six measly speakers as the remaining crowd fought to get up to the door where D...

Staff Editorial: Trump elicits strong feelings from young voters

Staff Editorial: Trump elicits strong feelings from young voters

Pony Express Staff

November 6, 2016

Donald Trump has become the face of controversy across the nation. Supporters and antis alike, he is currently one of the most talked about people. Trump is known to be an extremist. And, of course, his supporters are, too. Current polls show that although Hillary Clinton is in the presidential lead,...

Clinton emerges as possible president

Clinton emerges as possible president

Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor

November 5, 2016

Everyone knows a thing or two about the presidential candidates running in 2016. In one of the most interesting and worst presidential races of all time, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been fighting each other for the oval office. When the race started, Hillary Clinton seemed like an o...

Hillary Clinton could expand space potential

Hillary Clinton could expand space potential

Megan Ramberg, Online Editor

November 5, 2016

America has been one of the top countries in the world when it comes to sending astronomers into space and collecting information. The argument of space, with intersections of climate change has been an issue for countless years. In early 2015, former Republican candidate Ted Cruz proposed that c...

Edward Snowden, a complete traitor

Edward Snowden, a complete traitor

Adam Humpal, Social Media Reporter

November 4, 2016

‘Snowden’ a newly released movie wrongfully portrays an American traitor, who stole classified material from the NSA, as a hero. Oliver Stone's movie 'Snowden' came out this past September, and many critics say the whistleblower is portrayed as a hero, when in reality he is not. Edward Snowden's actions we...

Dangerous precedent set by government officials

Dangerous precedent set by government officials

Tiana Meador, Editor-In-Chief

November 3, 2016

The infamous race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is coming to a close, and with that, the laws behind accurate voting representation has brought heat among many political leaders. A highlighted controversy among the laws is the idea of photo identification requirements, however a gov...

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