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A clash between Proud boys, who are dressed in their groups signature black and yellow, and counter protesters outside the Minnesota Governor’s Mansion on Nov. 28, 2020 in a “Stop the Steal” protest. The white nationalist group is protesting over false allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 Presidential election.

America needs to address, combat Nationalism

Sophia Arndt, Photography Editor March 13, 2021

With recent and violent attacks on the United States in the form of an insurrection on the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6, Canada has opened an important conversation by officially labeling...

GameStop stock prices per share rise to a peak of $357 on Jan 27, and soon fluctuate in a downward trend. In early to mid February, the stock rests at around $40 a share.

Reddit Beats Wall Street, not really

Connor Quaderer, Podcast Reporter March 6, 2021

The day is Jan. 27. The price per share of GameStop (GME) has reached a soaring high of $347 as Redditors on WallStreetBets (WSB) sit atop their massive piles of cash they rightfully stole from the big...

James Harden before he requested trade to Brooklyn Nets.

Why super teams are ruining professional sports

Josh Wallace, Student Playlist Reporter January 22, 2021

Many professional sports teams are potentially ruining their sport by forming super teams. In the NBA the Brooklyn Nets just made a trade in which they acquired James Harden which made people either super...

Social studies teacher Jason Caballero wears a Black Lives Matter pin on his lanyard. It is a subtle way of showing that he and his classroom are welcome to everyone. A pin is one of many forms of teachers showing their support for Black Lives Matter.

Black Lives Matter attire worn by teachers seen as welcoming

Mason Buck, Broadcast Editor November 20, 2020

Teachers should be allowed to wear Black Lives Matter attire. With the recent world and political events, everybody has been feeling more politically opinionated, which has sparked some teachers to wear...

After junior Calli Dierkhising’s early morning shift she comes home to work on her homework. Online days give Calli the freedom to chose when to work. Having a job during school hours teaches students great time management skills.

Staff Ed: Students working during school hours see an effect on learning

Pony Express Staff November 9, 2020

Now that students are part time or fully online, many have considered taking shifts in the morning when school would normally take place. Online days have given students a bit of freedom on when to complete...

Secretary of State Steve Simon and Senator Tina Smith are both elected officials striving to secure United States’ elections. Simon created the position of Election Security Cyber Navigator, held by Bill Ekblad.

Protection for election security cannot come soon enough

Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief May 10, 2020

For the world’s oldest democracy, voting would seem to be the act most unilaterally protected by the government. In the United States, however, that does not seem to be the case. Although states and...

Schoology holds all  assignments and attendance for the school day. Students are required to log in and complete assignments for each class as they would on a normal day. Teachers are doing their best to make everything seem familiar for the students.

Pros and cons of distance leaning vs. traditional school

Libby Shepperd , Online Editor April 25, 2020

Towards the end of this year, schools had no choice but to shut down due to the global pandemic known as the COVID-19; this leaves students to responsibly complete their work online on a day to day basis....

Senior Jenna Yingling uses her sixth hour senior elective to work on schoolwork. She is getting help from math teacher Amanda Banick during her prep hour.

Senior electives provide many benefits

Allison Benning, Podcast Reporter March 27, 2020

With the many aspects of a high school student's daily life: homework, studying and extracurricular activities; a majority of students find it difficult to balance it all and still find some time for themselves...

Freshman Jaden Petersen spends his free time learning about finances. He finds them both interesting and vital to success later in life. Finances are seen in every aspect of adult life.

School should require financial literacy

Dorothy Chislett, Graphics Editor February 27, 2020

Financial literacy classes should be required if students are expected to lead an educated, financially independent life.  Students statistically show a lack of knowledge in important subjects such as...

Juniors Elliana Linn and Trisha Jacobson collaborate on an online assignment. With the growth of technology, this type of assignment is becoming more popular.

Technology access necessary for education equality

Natalie Williams, Photography Editor February 26, 2020

Around the globe, technology is becoming more and more heavily relied on. Jobs, classes and homework have turned from paper to virtual in an instant. While creating online assignments assists teachers...

Junior Tyler Olson studies an ACT Prep Class textbook. Many students take time out of their classes to study for the ACT, which interferes with their focus and learning experience during class time.

ACT testing adds unneeded stress and provides an unfair advantage

Lucas Polucha, Video Editor February 18, 2020

For many college-bound students, the ACT or SAT tests present the largest hurdle in high school. What is intended to be a test of one's ability too often becomes a stressful, inaccurate and even unfair....

School Board directors Tina Riehle, Sarah Stivland and Mike Ptacek are three of the four board members who voted not to expand Brookview Elementary, despite a growing community support surrounding the elementary school.

School Board should listen to recommendations of community

John Franklin, Copy Editor-in-Chief December 20, 2019

As a student who lives between Lake Elmo and Woodbury, I can see that times are changing.  Almost every day of my life I have driven past the Lake Elmo Airport.  Across from the Lake Elmo Airport, there...

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