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Stricter cell phone policies implemented this fall

Paige Speedling, Distribution Reporter September 13, 2018

This last fall, administration updated and changed the cell phone policy. Students are only allowed to have their phones on them in passing time, lunch, before and after school and when it serves a...

President Trump shuffles his cabinet

President Trump shuffles his cabinet

Paxton Watson, Podcast Reporter May 12, 2018

President Donald Trump has been taking a lot of heat in the last few weeks due to the fact he has reshuffled his cabinet multiple times. This started on March 13 when President Trump removed the Secretary...

EIC Column: terrible truths haunt TSA

EIC Column: terrible truths haunt TSA

Michael VanLieshout, Broadcast Editor-in-Chief May 7, 2018

Why me? That is a question I ask myself when time after time I am randomly selected for a frisking at the hand of a Transportation Security Administration agent. What is the deciding factor that distinguishes...

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...

Alternate Copy Story by Wyatt Wasko

Student activists: more powerful, more necessary than ever

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...

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.

Staff Editorial: pushing back bell times detrimental

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...

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

Know your rights: guide to exercising First Amendment

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,...

Photo taken by Hailey Willius.

Staff Editorial: Upperclassmen seek priority with tickets

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...

Chemical Health Specialist Julia Geigle works with the students in the facility.

Changed access to Wellness Center raises questions

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,...

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