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Bullies should receive increased punishment

Graphic by Emily Lodahl
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...

Celebrity endorsements may cause harm to public health

Graphic by Luke Weisbrod
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...

Google Glass saving lives one pair at a time

Graphic by Clara Ilkka
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...

E-Cigs pose threat to students

Graphic by Clara Ilkka
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....

Online classes, a necessary evil

Photo by Annika Kroll Working on Online Geography, junior Pedro Angulo-Umaña makes the library his study space.
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...

Increasing fast food causes complications

Photo by Kelly Roehrig
Stillwater Culver’s sports its new interior.
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...

Staff Editorial: Cyrus over-criticized for VMA performance

Graphic by Luke Weisbrod
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...

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...

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