The Pony Express

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 One 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...

Perception of novels changes over time

Perception of novels changes over time

Antonio Garcia, Distribution Reporter

November 20, 2018


Filed under Political Opinion, TV & Film Reviews

The concept of perception is something that dictates every life on Earth. Perception affects how one interprets something, which leads to an opinion of that particular thing. An individual's perception is formed by their past experiences, attitudes, motives, etc. Adolescence is an important time for...

School calendars not religiously biased

School calendars not religiously biased

Paige Speedling, Distribution Reporter

November 20, 2018


Filed under Political Opinion

 The school calendar is not religiously biased toward Christianity. Public schools all across the country have to make decisions based on many different and sometimes difficult factors, when they add religion to the mix, things can get tricky. According to a poll, in the United States alone,...

Students take ACTion, ACT prep course offerings

Students take ACTion, ACT prep course offerings

Elise Truman, Online editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Political Opinion, TV & Film Reviews

  An all-out academic battle, where only the strongest survive, and even fewer thrive. The ACT is a standardized test that the majority of the midwestern and southern students take during their junior or senior year. The ACT is comprised of 5 timed sections, math, reading, English, science and a...

Hydro Flask water bottles introduce new hydration systems

Hydro Flask water bottles introduce new hydration systems

Paige Sanders, Photographer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Political Opinion, TV & Film Reviews

Keeping water cold on a hike across the mountains, or keeping hot chocolate hot while playing in the snow is everyone's goal to accomplish. A new bottle, the Hydro Flask, is famous for its insulation and has everybody in awe. Its ability to keep beverages at the same temperature for several hours has in...

Afton Lakeland Elementary demonstrates civic efficacy

Afton Lakeland Elementary demonstrates civic efficacy

Hannah Sween, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 15, 2018


Filed under Editorial, EIC Column, Political Opinion

As his class flipped through the brand new pocket constitutions they had just received, one boy recited the preamble to their very own Constitution, “We the P.I.E.sters, in order to form a more perfect fifth grade, establish leadership, ensure learning, provide for our classmates, promote kindness...