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Staff Editorial: new studies raise question, how much homework is too much?

Staff Editorial: new studies raise question, how much homework is too much?

Pony Express Staff

November 25, 2013

Homework is a common source of stress for high school students.  After spending six and a half hours at school, students are typically left with two to four hours of homework.  Homework can be helpful, but sometimes it ends up being hurtful as it is a lot of work for one person. Six different classes...

Stores must require consent before tracking customers

Stores must require consent before tracking customers

Sara Klein

November 25, 2013

A recent investigation has revealed that a number of stores, including Nordstrom, have been tracking customers’ Wifi signals to keep track of their customers and their shopping habits.  Some people believe that this is a natural progression in the growth of technology and that the act and process...

Congress should receive pay despite shutdown

Congress should receive pay despite shutdown

November 5, 2013

Since the Federal Government shut down on Oct. 1, members of Congress are still being paid, which is completely reasonable. The Federal Government shut down because Congress could not come up with a budget to fund our government. This has left millions of Americans who are Federal employees without pay u...

Proposed roundabout will ease traffic

Proposed roundabout will ease traffic

Maddy Boettner

November 3, 2013

The intersection of Myrtle and Owens streets in Stillwater always seem to be backed up, some afternoons it may even be backed up for blocks. A solution is being sought out and a roundabout seems to be a hot topic in the Stillwater Community. Installing a roundabout may not be such a bad idea and even...

Bullies should receive increased punishment

Bullies should receive increased punishment

November 1, 2013

Today, 160,000 students miss school due to bullying. During one class period at Stillwater Area High School, seven students around the U.S. are bullied, and 85 percent of the time no one intervenes. Schools are responsible for the security of their students and can not accomplish this without increased in...

Celebrity endorsements may cause harm to public health

Celebrity endorsements may cause harm to public health

October 30, 2013

Celebrities and sports athletes are being understandably criticized for being in fast food or junk food commercials. Celebrities, and especially sports athletes, should not be endorsing fast food. With these physically fit people supporting fast food companies like McDonald's, public health advocates are c...

Google Glass saving lives one pair at a time

Google Glass saving lives one pair at a time

Matt Flock

October 30, 2013

What would most Americans do if they thought that they were bit by a deadly spider or if they didn’t know the difference between the symptoms of mononucleosis compared to those of streptococcus? Most people might turn to Google; however, is Google also capable of saving lives?  With the new release of...

E-Cigs pose threat to students

E-Cigs pose threat to students

Christy Prust

October 24, 2013

Electronic cigarettes, also known as E-Cigs are gaining popularity as a healthier replacement to tobacco smoking. Containing no tobacco, E-Cigs work in the same way that nicotine patches and gum are used. While they are proved to aid adults in withdrawal from conventional cigarettes, the concern that E...

Online classes, a necessary evil

Online classes, a necessary evil

Virginia Vanlieshout

October 23, 2013

The droning sound of a teacher going over a subject people know everything about is typically how the school day drags on. But for some students all they hear is their fingers clicking across the keyboard. Online classes are chosen in winter when registering for the following year’s classes. This is...

Increasing fast food causes complications

Increasing fast food causes complications

Kate Price

October 23, 2013

Stillwater may not be the largest town, but that does not stop the fast food restaurants from flooding in. Within the last five years there have been over 10 new fast food restaurants that have made a home for themselves in the quaint town. It is beginning to become a bad habit for everyone in the area....

Staff Editorial: Cyrus over-criticized for VMA performance

Staff Editorial: Cyrus over-criticized for VMA performance

Pony Express Staff

October 15, 2013

Miley Cyrus’ recent controversial acts on stage and off did not warrant her to receive the amount of public criticism that she did. In early Sept. Miley Cyrus performed Blurred Lines with original singer Robin Thicke at MTV’s video music awards. Since then she has gotten a lot of press attention a...

The patenting of human genes is immoral

The patenting of human genes is immoral

July 20, 2013

Technology is advancing at an astounding rate. With phone’s capabilities skyrocketing and computer technology breaking barriers more and more things are becoming possible. A recent proposal has been issued to the United States supreme court that calls for the patenting of human genes. The idea of it...

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