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Stillwater school district cuts the ACT out of the budget for the 2019-2020 school year. The ACT is a test that measures students skills in 5 core areas: English, math, reading, science and writing (optional).

ACT budget cuts should not impact student’s educational opportunities

Carina Block, Copy Editor April 11, 2019

This year's junior class took the ACT April 2 with no cost to the students, but a large price tag of $41 thousand to the school. Next year, there will no longer be a free, school-funded ACT exam. In recent...

Signs posted outside all bathrooms, warning of the new bathroom use 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....

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to thousands of Americans about how the US should be tuition free. Sanders believes tuition is discouraging some Americans from advancing to the next level of their education at college.

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...

Creative Commons imagPresident Donald Trump denies involvement with Russia during his 2016 presidential campaign. He strongly urges Mueller to make the investigation findings public and looks forward to seeing the report.

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...

At a board meeting on Feb. 21, Shahd Abouhekel read aloud her poem titled I Am From Palestine. In her poem, she speaks of her experience with oppression, violence and abuse.

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...

The Facebook group titled “SAHS Prom Dress 2019” was established Jan. 13 by senior Hannah Sween. The group is open to anyone who plans on attending prom or that would like to sell used dresses.

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...

Trump and Kim Jong Un shake hands with smiling faces on Feb. 27. Both leaders had 10 days to prepare for their second meeting compared to their first with two months of preparation time.

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...

AP Computer Science teacher Nicholas Springer teaches his class how to code a weed wacker. Springer enjoys teaching his students that they can code anything they can imagine.

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...

Children frequently have to get on and off the school buses. The school buses are all lined up and ready to begin their journey to drive children home safely. A new bill in congress is being debated on currently to put cameras on the school buses.

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...

Junior Parker Mock enjoys exercising to have a healthy mind, especially in the winter. Its really important that teenagers talk to someone, or have a way to cope with a disorder and I think we could learn about that like in a mental health class, Mock says.

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...

Senator Amy Klobuchar announced her 2020 presidential candidacy. In Minneapolis, Minn. Klobuchar gathered in a snowy field amongst democratic supporters to announce her long awaited news.

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...

Green New Deal is vital to the countrys 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...

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