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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...

Bus on cameras may hold drivers accountable

Bus on cameras may hold drivers accountable

Emma Stansbury, Distrubition Reporter

March 1, 2019

A controversial topic including the safely of children throughout the country is up for discussion. A new law might pass for school bus stop signs to have cameras placed on them, to catch everyone running them. Cameras should not be placed on school bus stop signs because they will only hold people ...

Mental health courses spread awareness

Mental health courses spread awareness

Annika Brown, Business Editor

February 13, 2019

Mental illness and teen suicide rates are sharply rising. Concerns with the negative effects of social media, bullying in schools and school shootings have prompted parents and educators to think about offering mental health classes in high schools. Mental health courses should be an option in high schoo...

Women running in a man’s presidential race, more challenging

Women running in a man’s presidential race, more challenging

Rosie Nichols, Layout Editor

February 12, 2019

Since the beginning of politics, it has been a man's world. No women allowed to stand up for their opinion, express their concerns or revolt against oppression. The exclusive presence of men in the White House used to wash away the hope for women in search of a career in politics. Excitingly enoug...

Green New Deal is vital to the country’s reputation as a respectable nation

Green New Deal is vital to the country’s reputation as a respectable nation

Grace Wirkkala, Online Editor

February 11, 2019

Something must be done about climate change. It is understandable to hear of worry among younger generations when reputable sources like the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) report that carbon dioxide levels are “at their highest in 650,000 years” and that in 2012, “Arctic ...

EIC Column: snow days added back to original calendar

EIC Column: snow days added back to original calendar

Emma Kostroski-Polucha, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2019

The Polar Vortex this winter has caused many schools to close down due to the weather conditions. The Stillwater district had room in its calendar for one snow day, but due to the anomaly of days that the schools had to shut down, there is a discussion on which days should be added back to make up fo...

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