The Pony Express

Staff Editorial: year round schooling a waste of time

Staff Editorial: year round schooling a waste of time
Pony Express Staff April 25, 2018

Since public schools started in America, the usual school year ends right before summer. This gives students and teachers a three month break of summer vacation in between the school year. Over time, people...

Unaffordable college puts students in a bind

Unaffordable college puts students in a bind
Lilly Sample, Online Editor April 14, 2018

Elementary school, middle school, high school, college: that is the most common, and encouraged, order of a students’ life. Though education through junior or senior year is required, everything a student...

Student activists: more powerful, more necessary than ever

Alternate Copy Story by Wyatt Wasko
Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief March 17, 2018

The Parkland massacre was easily one of the worst tragedies to occur in recent years and one of the most devastating terrorist attacks to happen on U.S. soil. Students who have been able to stand up...

Safety regulations called into question after Parkland shooting

Safety regulations called into question after Parkland shooting
Hannah Sween, Layout Editor March 15, 2018

Less than a week after a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. resulted in the deaths of 17 people, Stillwater Area High School held an emergency lockdown drill. During...

Staff Editorial: pushing back bell times detrimental

Students with a longer school day would have to take on even more outside of school work. This would mess up sport schedules along with other after school programs.
Pony Express Staff March 12, 2018

These days, it is a common sight to watch hundreds of tired students shuffle into school every morning.  During the winter, the sun hasn’t even fully risen; temperatures are below freezing for most...

Know your rights: guide to exercising First Amendment

The organizers estimate that hundreds of students participated in this walk out. Students exited the building at 10 and made their way to the PAC where the remembrance was being held. “We may not be able to vote now, but we will be able to vote in one, two years, and our votes will matter, and our votes will change who is in Congress and they will hopefully make an impact on what they decide to do for legislation,” senior and organizer Hannah Gilsdorf says.

Hunter Hippel
Hannah Boardman, Print Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2018

In the weeks following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida there have been a wide variety of responses to the tragedy. Some have been through thoughts and prayers,...

Staff Editorial: Upperclassmen seek priority with tickets

Photo taken by Hailey Willius.
Pony Express Staff March 1, 2018

Snoball, one of the most popular dances for Stillwater students, took place on Jan. 20, with tickets sold out well before then. The dance was held at the JX Event Center, where the maximum capacity...

Changed access to Wellness Center raises questions

Chemical Health Specialist Julia Geigle works with the students in the facility.
Max Kennedy, Distribution Reporter February 23, 2018

Alternative Copy Story by Max Kennedy The Wellness Center is a place within the high school for students to go if they are struggling with an emotional issues. However, many believe access to the wellness...

EIC Column: ALC part of school community

EIC Column: ALC part of school community
Hailey Willius, Online Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2018

The St. Croix Valley Area Learning Center (ALC) has been moved to the high school campus this year. With each school running on different time schedules, a complete change in building size and environment,...

Despite growing opposition, FCC passes repeal of Net Neutrality

Despite growing opposition, FCC passes repeal of Net Neutrality
Hannah Sween, Layout Editor January 13, 2018

The internet is like a grocery store. It is full of all different kinds and qualities of foods and is open to all people. Grocery stores are set up like this because everyone needs and deserves open and...

Adult advocate time redundant for seniors

Alternative Copy Story by Ben Valerius
Hannah Boardman, Editor-in-Chief January 10, 2018

Since flex time premiered at the beginning of the year, Adult Advocate days have been few and far between. The few there have been, however, have had specific activities for the senior class that differ...

Staff Editorial: Paying for Pony Activity Center generates pushback

Staff Editorial: Paying for Pony Activity Center generates pushback
Pony Express Staff December 22, 2017

This year, Stillwater Area High school opened its new multi-million dollar athletic facility, known as the Pony Activity Center (PAC).  The new facilities - which include an indoor track, weight rooms,...

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