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Juniors Ayuna Lamb-Hickson and Olivia Lind view the diversity poster for BLAST week. The BLAST week presentations are featured during the Black History Month presentation.

Kaul’s influence spread through Black History Month

Elaina Mankowski , Layout Editor February 19, 2020

As a self proclaimed redneck kid growing up in South Dakota, Michael Kaul, U.S. history and psychology teacher, was always touched by Dr. Martin Luther King’s words. After ending up teaching in a school...

Every week Rebecca bring in a new batch of fresh, homeade cinnamon rolls for her classmates to buy. Rebecca makes, on average, 24 cinnamon rolls a week.

Marquez serves others around the world

Haley Nelson, Online Editor-in-Chief May 28, 2019

"The trip of a life time", is just one phrase describing the trip that junior Rebecca Marquez is going to take this summer. June 26 to July 13, Rebecca will travel with a group of about 20 other kids...

High school entrepreneurs learn values of business

Emma Kostroski-Polucha, Print Editor-in-Chief May 16, 2019

Owning a business is never easy, between the customers and business partners, it can be hard to keep everything in check. Many business owners struggle through the beginning of their ownership. All...

Senior Morgan Grim is exited by receiving a $10,000 art scholarship from Bergen Scholarship, for her photography skills.

Morgan Grim wins $10,000 art scholarship

Ashlynn O'Connor, Social Media Editor May 9, 2019

Well-rounded senior Morgan Grim grew up with a love of art. Just about a month ago, Grim was surprised with a $10,000 art scholarship from Berggren Scholarships. With the scholarship she will attend the...

Senior Abby Banks stands next to newspaper teacher and advisor Rachel Steil after receiving award for second place in the JEM Minnesota journalist of the year contest.  Both are excited for such a great accomplishment for a Pony Express Editor-in-Cheif.

Banks takes second in the Minnesota Journalist of the Year

Rosie Nichols, Print Editor-in-Chief April 10, 2019

After three years venturing into the world of journalism and a lifetime of perseverance, senior Abby Banks takes second in the Minnesota Journalist of the Year contest sponsored by Journalism Education...

Jon Bream shares stories on interviewing Prince, Taylor Swift and other musicians with third hour newspaper students.

Jon Bream, Star Tribune Rock Critic visits journalism classes

Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief January 20, 2019

“Ting. Ting. Ting.” Star Tribune Rock Critic Jon Bream sits in a San Francisco recording studio, separated from music legend Prince by only a pane of glass. Prince stares at him, steadily hitting a...

Chelsey Falzone shares how she achieved her dream job with second hour newspaper students.

Passion and integrity responsible for Falzone’s dream job

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief January 19, 2019

Chelsey Falzone can't remember when she began to love baseball. All she knows is that she was the girl who would go home after school to study stats and watch old baseball documentaries. "I think baseball...

The household of the Breien family burning to the ground at around 5:00 a.m. on Nov. 24 2017. The fire was in a Lake Elmo neighborhood called Discover Crossing, and was started by an outdoor grill that had been left on.

Breien share fight through house fire

Sierra Hippel, Distribution Reporter January 3, 2019

"I was Black Friday shopping and when I got back it was 3:30 a.m. I got out of the car, it smelt like bonfire, and then I went inside, not thinking much of it because it was Thanksgiving. So I went...

Ayuna Lamb-Hickson is pictured above with two friends from her dance school who are also her competitors in their age level, Roisin (center) and Maddy (right). Not many people know that Lamb-Hickson Irish dances but she's okay with that.

Taking over the world, one dance at a time

Hannah Sween, Print Editor-in-Chief December 10, 2018

A little girl, about the age of nine, is silhouetted by the sun setting behind the mountains of Wyoming awash with the fading goldenrods and deepening shades of rose. She hops about on a large, flat, centuries...

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