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Global climate change strike attracts local protestors

Global climate change strike attracts local protestors

Paige Sanders, Photography Editor-in-chief

October 13, 2019

A global climate change protest took place in major cities all across the globe, including St. Paul on Sept. 29. Protestors and young climate activists gathered at the state capitol to protest climate change in hopes for a green and clean future. A significant amount of students skipped school to protes...

Back to school PSA shows new reality of going to school

Back to school PSA shows new reality of going to school

Mia Lucido, Distribution Editor

October 1, 2019

Gun violence, especially in schools, is a prevalent topic in today’s society. The Sandy Hook Promise Organization put out a video PSA entitled “Back to School Essentials” urging viewers to know the signs to help end gun violence. The video shows students using school supplies to protect and save themselves in a scho...

Superfans seating policy upsets student spectators

Superfans seating policy upsets student spectators

Rosie Nichols, Layout Editor

September 12, 2019

Football games have not been the same since the drama regarding seating began. The "Friday night lights" used to have more excitement, but the energy has turned in a negative direction. Fingers are being pointed, but nothing is being done. Who would have known where student spectators stand is worth...

Myth Live unfit for prom

Myth Live unfit for prom

Michael O'Gorman, Business Editor

May 5, 2019

Prom takes place at The Myth this year, a venue for mostly rap and rock concerts.  The Myth has a bar for adults and hosts many concerts.  The venue is clearly meant for adults, and not for students. In the last two years, there have been 262 calls to police, which on average would be a call every...

ACT budget cuts should not impact student’s educational opportunities

ACT budget cuts should not impact student’s educational opportunities

Carina Block, Copy Editor

April 11, 2019

This year's junior class took the ACT April 2 with no cost to the students, but a large price tag of $41 thousand to the school. Next year, there will no longer be a free, school-funded ACT exam. In recent years, the state has not provided school districts with money for them to provide tests like the A...

Students ‘pee’ved over new bathroom security policy

Students ‘pee’ved over new bathroom security policy

Pony Express Staff

April 8, 2019

While walking the halls, keep an eye out for the locked bathroom doors with ‘See Something, Say Something’ QR codes taped up over them. Notice kids wearing yellow shirts, sweatshirts and pins. Watch for teachers and security guards who watch back as kids enter the bathroom. All are effects of new rules tha...

Tuition free college sparks interest among Americans

Tuition free college sparks interest among Americans

Zach Johnson, Social Media Editor

April 8, 2019

Since the late 1800s, college in the United States has required a tuition fee. These fees help to give back to the school in order to pay staffing and bills for the college. College should make students pay for their education in order to ensure they will give more effort into studying. Presidential...

Recent Trump investigation raises many questions

Recent Trump investigation raises many questions

AnnaMarie Born, Business Editor

March 29, 2019

Ever since the 2016 election, there have been allegations against Trump that he had communications with Russia. There have been several investigations, however, Mueller started up the biggest investigation yet. He had been looking into the efforts of Russia during the campaign. The investigation is...

EIC Column: Palestinians aim to have their voices heard

EIC Column: Palestinians aim to have their voices heard

Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2019

On May 14, 1948, Israel became an independent State with David Ben-Gurion as the Prime Minister. What many in the world thought of as a movement to solve anti-semitism became the beginning of a Palestinian ethnic cleansing. Ever since, Palestinians have been fighting for their lives and for their f...

Prom dress Facebook groups necessary

Prom dress Facebook groups necessary

Taylor Lee, Distributive Reporter

March 7, 2019

Dress Special Teenagers love prom, it is a fact of nature. They love getting their nails and hair done, picking out glitzy shoes, elaborate and very public prom proposals and most of all, they love having their own unique prom dress. Within the last decade, with the rise of social media, teenagers...

Trump’s negotiations during second summit – pointless

Trump’s negotiations during second summit – pointless

Issy Boegel, Copy Editor

March 5, 2019

The first U.S. and North Korean summit left tensions between the U.S. and North Korea looking more positive than the country has ever seen, or so we thought. On Feb. 28, President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un held a second summit in Hanoi, Vietnam. Trump met with Jong Un to discuss the disarmament...

AP Computer Science denied math credit

AP Computer Science denied math credit

Gavan Townsend, Camera Editor

March 5, 2019

AP Computer Science is a class that designs, implements and analyzes solutions to problems that are introduced to students. This is achieved by creating algorithms, methods and other pieces of code to solve problems just like an ordinary math class, but in this case, students do not receive a math cr...

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