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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

Someone holding a black sign that says abortion is healthcare in white letters

Decisions around abortion pills should be a state’s choice

Aubree Bigger, Political Cartoon Editor June 2, 2023

The topic of abortion remains deeply divisive in the United States and should not be left to the federal government. Each state's government should have the right to decide whether or not to ban mifepristone....

Schoology on computer

Academic challenges cause burnout in students

Belle Lapos, Layout Editor June 1, 2023

For some, there is a desire to challenge themselves academically when it comes to picking classes. Gifted programs or advanced placement courses are a way to do so.  These help with credibility on...

Bar graph showing the average age of political candidates from 2015 through 2022.

Age restrictions needed for older political candidates

Paige Van Duyne, Broadcast Editor June 1, 2023

The debate on whether there should be a maximum age for political candidates has strong arguments on both sides. Old age often impacts political views, priorities, memory and more. The battle stands mainly...

Students participating in office hours in a classroom.

Office hours at its best, there are still ways to improve

George Palm and Garin Warner June 1, 2023

Office hours is an important tool that has been implemented for students to make sure they have dedicated time to catch up on any school work they might be missing. Even though it is a very useful...

The front of the school on a bright spring day.

School start times might change

Kaylee Kellogg, Graphics Editor May 25, 2023

In the upcoming years, there is a possibility school start times may change. The school board is re-discussing if they think moving start times back would be beneficial for students at Stillwater Area...

Student council member of senior Isabelle Adams helps students in the media center, coming up with ideas on how to make school a better place.

Student council plans school changes

William Cadenhead, Political Cartoon Editor May 16, 2023

The student council, led by advisor Dusty Dennis, works behind the scenes to create positive change within the student body. While the election process involves some consideration of popularity, students...

Stack of newspapers from multiple different news organizations. With news becoming so opinionated, it creates a major issue with how to find real facts and reliable statistics.

Lemon and Carlson fired from CNN and Fox news

Bailey Holmes , Photography May 10, 2023

Tucker Carlson and Don Lemon both got fired from their major news networks, Fox News and CNN, on April 29 within a 90-minute period. Lemon made a sexist comment about Republican politician, Nikki Haley,...

Student in the wood shop carving wood into the body of a guitar.

Students should be required to complete high school

Kyle Seebeck, Podcast Reporter April 17, 2023

Despite the fact that not every student goes on to post-secondary education, there are still many predominant reasons to complete high school. Nationwide, out of the 2.7 million high school students...

Somebody launching TikTok, a social media platform, on their iPhone.

President Joe Biden should ban TikTok

George Palm, Graphics Editor April 3, 2023

President Joe Biden and his administration recently signed the Restrict Act, which directly threatens TikTok. The act stands for Restricting the Emergence of Security Threats that Risk Information...

President Joe Biden standing in front of an American flag, speaking into a microphone.

Presidential candidates should meet a maximum age limit

Aubree Bigger, Political Cartoon Editor April 1, 2023

Presidential candidates should have to meet a maximum age limit to be elected. One must follow many rules to become president of the United States of America, such as a minimum age limit of 35 years....

Chinese artifacts at the Minnesota Institute of Art

Colonial artifacts should be returned to their homelands

Jasmine Z. Allison, Social Media Editor-in-Chief April 1, 2023

Museums house some of the most beautiful artistic wonders of the world. However, the methods of collecting some artifacts can be traced to colonial and imperial times, when Western powers plundered kingdoms...

A large semi-automatic rifle, designed strictly for advanced warfare.

Mass shootings uprise at alarming rate

Leo Whitley, Podcast Reporter February 27, 2023

Mass shootings are popping up everywhere in America so often, it is hard to even keep track. With new shootings daily, different motives and locations, but similar guns, it makes it hard to understand...

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