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Junior Lydia McFarlene holds up a Nerf Gun, planning to go get some Nerf War kills.

Nerf war needs improved player regulation, administration honesty

Allie Schlagel, Layout Editor May 31, 2022

Junior Cayleigh Benson looks down at her watch and sees that the clock reads 9:15 p.m. Sweat trickles down her forehead. The tension is high. Cayleigh is camping outside Kwik Trip waiting for her friend...

The Walt Disney Company responded to the signing of Floridas Dont Say Gay bill. The company received heavy backlash for its hypocritical response.

Disney responds to ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill

Gabrielle Knowlan, Photographer and Copy Editor May 27, 2022

On March 28, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 1557, the “Parental Rights in Education'' bill, more controversially known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.  It reads, "Classroom instruction...

Senior Mikai Tasch is the social media Editor-in-Chief and copy editor for the Pony Express. He planned on going to the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities for civil engineering.

Federal minimum wage should increase amid high inflation

Mikai Tasch, Social Media Editor-in-Chief and Copy Editor May 3, 2022

The federal minimum wage has been $7.25/hour since July 24, 2009. For many citizens across the United States, this is not a livable wage. Although some believe that the federal minimum wage should stay...

The 2020 Fortnite Gaming Tournament at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne, Austraila. Are esports real sports?

Time to give esports the recognition they deserve

Hunter Reardon, Social Media and Podcast Editor April 27, 2022

The debate on whether esports should be considered a sport has raged for a long time. In fact, esports and traditional sports share way more similarities than people think. The resolution to this debate...

Parents Bill of Rights infringes on students education

Parents Bill of Rights infringes on students’ education

Bella Godfrey, Graphics Editor and Online Editor-In-Chief April 13, 2022

On March 3, the Minnesota senate held its first votes for the Parents Bill of Rights. The Parents Bill of Rights Act is a Republican-backed piece of legislation regarding parents' right to know what their...

Students and educators march to the U.S. Department of Education in Washington D.C. on June 19, 2020

Affirmative Action heads to Supreme Court

Tyler Quade, Business and Online Editor March 2, 2022

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire from his position on Oct. 2, the end of the 2021-2022 Supreme Court term. While not confirmed exactly who, President Biden has stated that he will be...

Former United States Senator Saxby Chambliss speaks to the senate while in session.

Filibuster creates division in U.S. Senate

Mikai Tasch, Social Media Editor-in-Chief and Copy Editor February 23, 2022

The filibuster is a way for minority parties in the United States to prevent bills from passing in the U.S. Senate. Created by the Democratic Party in 1841, the intent of the filibuster was to keep extreme...

The english channel is vast and beautiful, it borders the UK and France.

Displaced refugees try to find home in Europe

Charli Burdick-Kitchell, Graphic Editor and Copy Editor January 18, 2022

Another migration crisis could be building up in Europe and people are worried. Past events from 2015 seem to be repeating and driving an influx of migrations across Europe and the Middle East. With a...

On March 7 2018, students staged a school walkout in St. Paul, Minn. in order to advocate for stronger gun regulation

Discussion of gun regulation brought by St. Paul shooting

Tyler Quade, Business Editor and Copy Editor November 19, 2021

Gun shots ring out, a stark contrast to the bright music playing over the speakers. Before you know it, you're being pushed towards the exit against your will, shaky hands and shallow breath as you look...

Woodbury Alina Health Clinic

Vaccine mandates are essential to future health of U.S.

Allie Schlagel, Layout Editor November 14, 2021

CORRECTION: In our print edition the photo caption inaccurately stated that vaccine was administered at school. This information is incorrect. The student did not receive her vaccine at school.   "We...

Pro-choice supporters protest the abortion ban in Texas. Although the ban did not go into effect until Sept. 1, abortion rights in Texas have been at risk for years now.

Pro-choice movement set back by Texas abortion ban

Nissa Wilcox, Layout Editor-In-Chief October 19, 2021

Texas has banned abortions past six weeks, which has caused outrage across the country as Roe v. Wade, the decision made by the Supreme Court, in 1973, ruled in the Constitution a pregnant woman's liberty...

Seventeen Republican-controlled state legislatures pass laws that further limit their constituents ability to vote in upcoming elections. Supporters say that it will increase voter confidence in our elections, while social activists say that it is an attempt to suppress minority voters.

Republican state legislatures pass voter suppression laws

Jasmine Z. Allison, Social Media Editor October 13, 2021

After the 2020 presidential election, 17 Republican-controlled state legislatures have passed laws that further limited their constituents' ability to vote in upcoming elections. Republican supporters...

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