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John Kelly finally resigns as White House Chief of Staff

John Kelly finally resigns as White House Chief of Staff

Michael O'Gorman, Business Editor

January 18, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

Former Chief of Staff John Kelly was supposed to bring stability to the White House when he replaced Reince Priebus as the White House Chief of Staff. Kelly has resigned and is leaving Mick Mulvaney to deal with his mess. Kelly was known for his hard stance on immigration policies. He was a stron...

EIC Column: vaping epidemic overshadows drug problem

EIC Column: vaping epidemic overshadows drug problem

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 5, 2019


Filed under EIC Column, Political Opinion

With the recent federal “crackdown” on vaping, JUUL in particular, the vaping epidemic is no secret. The school administration has been very vocal about the problem in our school over the past few years. Furthermore, they need to be equally as vocal about the lesser known drug use in the bathrooms...

‘Thank U, Next’ by Ariana Grande promotes self love

‘Thank U, Next’ by Ariana Grande promotes self love

Julia Bennett, Busines Editor

December 17, 2018


Filed under Political Opinion, TV & Film Reviews

Ariana Grande’s new hit song, Thank U, Next, got her to the number one slot of the Top 100 Billboard Charts for the first time in her career.  Celebrities everywhere are applauding her for releasing this song promoting self-love, confidence and girl power. Teenage girls around the world are going to so...

Fundraising for fundamentals teaches skills for life

Fundraising for fundamentals teaches skills for life

Issy Boegel, Copy Editor

December 15, 2018


Filed under Political Opinion

From gift wrap paper to Girl Scout cookies, kids are subjected to tremendous amounts of fundraising. As children, they were lured in by knowing they could win different toys depending on how much they sold for their school or given a badge for their hard work walking around the blocks. Kids asked their...

Hoodies spark dress code controversy, policy necessary

Hoodies spark dress code controversy, policy necessary

Amy McElin, Online Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under Political Opinion

The absence of a hood or cap is often expected in public settings as a sign of respect. The topic of allowing teens to cover their head during school hours is an argument that has lasted for years. Recently, schools across the country have been making strides to work with students and create an acce...

Voter-approved levy required after $2.5 million deficit

Voter-approved levy required after $2.5 million deficit

Emma Kostroski-Polucha, Print Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

 The Stillwater Area School Board has encountered decisions they have not had to make for many years. The board will have to make cuts in many different departments from all around the district because of the $2.5 million deficit. These cuts are likely to affect every student in one way or another...

The only thing to hate is hate itself

The only thing to hate is hate itself

Q.C. Ho, Editorial Cartoonist

December 8, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

Late October, America watched as news of bomb threats to prominent Democrats and the shooting of a synagogue showed horrors we did not expect from Halloween. The antisemitism and hate Americans fought against in World War II has now resurfaced in our own country. We the people have a duty to stop hate in ...

Cooks of Crocus Hill welcomes community

Cooks of Crocus Hill welcomes community

Catherine Monty, Distribution Reporter

December 8, 2018


Filed under Political Opinion, TV & Film Reviews

With the holidays approaching, making meals seems to become a top priority. With families and loved ones to please and impress, cooks of the family need someone to show them how to bring out the best in their cooking. When customers enter Cooks of Crocus Hill, a sense of welcoming comes over them...

Flu shot necessary to keep everyone healthy

Flu shot necessary to keep everyone healthy

Pony Express Staff

December 5, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion, Staff Editorial

Some say they are toxic, that they make people sick and are unsafe for people to get. Others say they are necessary and help keep individuals healthy. So what do flu shots really do for us? Flu shots are a necessary vaccine, and for those who can get one should receive every year. They keep the pop...

Downtown Stillwater businesses should appeal to all age groups

Downtown Stillwater businesses should appeal to all age groups

Michael O'Gorman, Business Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Political Opinion

Businesses in downtown Stillwater could grow their profits by appealing to all age demographics.  Downtown Stillwater businesses have a past of struggling to stay open.  Businesses such as Pub 112, Smalley's Caribbean Barbeque and Brines, all have recently closed.  In the future businesses can try to ...

Bohemian Rhapsody worth the money for Malek, Sing-Along

Bohemian Rhapsody worth the money for Malek, Sing-Along

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2018


Filed under Podcasts, Political Opinion, TV & Film Reviews

In yet another stellar Hollywood portrayal of the gay community, the new Queen biopic felt slightly more like a sit-down concert than the hard hitting film on Mercury's experiences that it so desperately wanted to be. Definitely worth ticket money, but entirely different than the trailer would have one believe. Bohemian Rh...

‘Bumblebee’ film release has audience buzzing

‘Bumblebee’ film release has audience buzzing

Nick Parent, Podcast Reporter

November 20, 2018


Filed under Political Opinion, TV & Film Reviews

The new movie Bumblebee from Transformers comes out Dec. 21 and it has people buzzin'. This will be the seventh movie related to the Transformers series. This features the famous well-known character Bumblebee, a 1967 Volkswagen Beetle, but also in the film everyone can clearly see some of his friends like...