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The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

One of the many current gigantic landfills in Indonesia is filled with trash that pollute the area around it. This waste is growing faster due to planned obsolescence causing products use life to be shortened.

Planned obsolecence can not be sustained

Gibson Strub, Layout Editor April 20, 2024

Planned Obsolescence is an ethically questioned economic strategy, which is used by many companies where they purposefully make products irreplaceable, unrepairable, or have a shortened life. It all started...

The Young Feminist club meets on Thursdays at 2:25 p.m. in E136. This club focuses on spreading awareness of women in history.

Woman-focused clubs takeover Women’s History Month

Ava Bentdahl, Graphics Editor April 19, 2024

For the past 36 years, during the month of March, women worldwide have been recognized during Women's History Month. Individuals take action during this month to raise awareness about historical instances...

Student Council leads a new BLAST week event called Family Feud in the auditorium on Feb. 14. Inviting five students and five staff to be a part of this event. World history teacher Wayne Perkins and senior Zira Dezell are the next pair to play at this event.

Family Feud replaces BLAST week talent show

This year, the annual school talent show has changed to a fun game show called Family Feud. This event was arranged by the Student Council in regards to last year's talent show. Every year during the week...

Sophomore Ava Wilmes loads up Netflix. The growing accessibility to shows allows her to watch anywhere.

Streaming services have taken over regular networks

Netta Hillegass, Broadcast Field Editor January 29, 2024

Streaming services have been on the rise since the debut of Netflix. All students can talk about is "this show, that show, do you have this service?" As of today, most homes have at least one streaming...

Senior Marissa Fassick watches Netflix on her computer. It is crucial to recognize how our viewing choices affect our well-being and what healthy consumption looks like. 

Emotional affects of what people are watching

Paige Van Duyne, Broadcast Editor January 28, 2024

  As content consumption has skyrocketed since COVID-19, some concerns come with it. From TIkToks to television, engaging in these online media platforms heavily impacts people's emotions whether...

Senior Kaitlyn Ginkel opens the Netflix app on her phone. As the #1 streaming platform in the U.S, Netflix has become the go-to media intake for most teenagers and adults.

Evolution of streaming platforms has shaped society

Gigi Zawislak, Broadcast Editor January 28, 2024

From the compact and tangible DVD to the never-ending media void of Netflix, how people get their media intake has changed dramatically. The history of streaming services is a story of technological innovation,...

Student Lucas Schlichting works at Target, bringing out a cart of groceries for a customer. He works hard, but he is pushing through for the future.

Gen Z’s Mentality of “Quiet Quitting” has negative effects on workplace

Cole Nuss, Layout Editor December 16, 2023

Quiet quitting is term coined by Brian Creely in March of 2022 to describe employees who put in the bare minimum effort into their work until they quit or get fired. This has increased especially with...

A piece of plastic floats in the ocean in California. Long Beach is covered in millions of microplastics and single-use plastics. Most of this waste is created from food products.

Over processed foods cause harm

Belle Lapos, Layout Editor-in-Chief December 15, 2023

In the heart of supermarkets, a silent invasion is taking place. Wrapped in deceptive convenience, overprocessed foods and single-use plastics have joined forces, weaving a tangled web that strangles consumer...

Lunchables ready to be eaten at a school lunch table. This may be reality with the possible introduction of lunchables in the Smart Snacks.

Lunchables lunch option possibility

Netta Hillegass, Field Editor December 15, 2023

Walking into school on the field trip day, a paper bag in one hand with a yellow-packaged Lunchable gently placed at the bottom and a small character water bottle in the other. They were the queen bee....

Administration puts a stop to phone usage during class

Shea Denning, Broadcast Editor November 1, 2023

The administration created a new phone policy this school year, which requires students to put their phones in a pouch for each class period. In addition, the administration added doors to the cafeteria...

This is the student section at the White Bear football game on Oct. 6. Superfans helped organize the camouflage out theme, showing the students school spirit.

Superfans bring new sense of excitement to sports this year

Rio Atkinson, Graphics Editor November 1, 2023

Superfans help organize everyone together by bringing excitement and support for not only the fans but the sports teams as well. They contribute a lot of time into making the games enjoyable for everyone...

The football team plays against Forest Lake for homecoming on Sept. 29. Football athletes sometimes feel pressure from having so many eyes on them or pressure on themselves.

Football athletes feel pressure around big games like homecoming

Jayda Boutchee, Copy Editor October 31, 2023

Understanding the feelings of players when they practice, leading up to the game, the nerves and pressure that surrounds them when it comes to game night and the bleachers are packed with eager fans ready...

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