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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, ALC students are adjusting to the new environment. Having the two separate student bodies ...

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 equal access to food. The same goes for the internet, anyone with access to a computer can go any...

Adult advocate time redundant for seniors

Adult advocate time redundant for seniors

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 from the rest of the grades. They have to do with planning for the future. They are geared towar...

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, gymnastics and basketball gyms - had teams and individual athletes excited.  It’s not hard to see...

EIC Column: non-athletes lettering in athletics, huge step forward

EIC Column: non-athletes lettering in athletics, huge step forward

Linnea Phillips, Print Editor-in-Chief

December 17, 2017

Varsity athletes have to have dedication, work ethic and sportsmanship to succeed in their sport. But not all students who letter in varsity sports even play the sports they letter in. Many students are turning to the alternative of volunteering with a team in a management position or assisting position t...

Freedom of speech under threat from gossip

Freedom of speech under threat from gossip

Abby Banks, Print-Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2017

Amidst heated debate about whether or not being politically correct is beneficial for society, a plague of people seem to be dreadfully misinformed on their First Amendment rights. Freedom of speech is freedom from government persecution - not the oft heard “This is America, so I can say what I wa...

Racial colorblindness, a secret enemy

Racial colorblindness, a secret enemy

Mira LaNasa, Print Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2017

“I don’t see color” is not something a colored person wants to hear. Racial colorblindness is an attempt at proving one is not racist, but the term “racial colorblindness” is actually hurting, not helping. Sometimes, ignorance is not bliss. Racial colorblindness is a person refusing to acknowledge one’s ra...

Trump travel ban replaced with extreme vetting, lacks clarity

Trump travel ban replaced with extreme vetting, lacks clarity

Lilly Sample, Online Editor

December 3, 2017

In recent months, the Trump Administration has started cracking down on immigration and refugees in a new way. President Trump rid the country of his latest travel ban back in September after numerous failed attempts, and instead settled for new restrictions and screening of all people trying to enter the United States. Over the course of Trump’s entire presidency people have been...

EIC Column: U.S. lacking in foreign aid due to Trump’s prejuidice

EIC Column: U.S. lacking in foreign aid due to Trump’s prejuidice

Emma Lowey, Editor-in-Chief

December 2, 2017

The Trump administration has sparked controversy for being wildly unprofessional and compassionate to the people of Puerto Rico and lacking in the call to help fellow American citizens. The behavior reflects poorly on the U.S.’ image as an aiding country because it makes it seem as though we are neglec...

Staff Editorial: Photoshop affects body image

Staff Editorial: Photoshop affects body image

Arieanna Junghans, Social Media Editor

December 1, 2017

Media outlets and advertisers who use Photoshop to alter images of women causes harm among viewers and readers. With teenagers having more access to the internet, it creates the perception that everyone has to be a certain shape and size to be “good enough” and Photoshop within the “media culture” ...

Franken, Moore could not be handling harassment claims worse

Franken, Moore could not be handling harassment claims worse

Hunter Hippel, Online-Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2017

Politicians haven't always been the cleanest, fairest or most charming individuals.  Many have been involved with crippling corruptions cases or embarrassing bombshell scandals.  John F. Kennedy had Secret Service agents aid him in escorting prositutes onto Capitol grounds.  Richard Nixon was the...

Confederate statues should remain historical landmarks

Confederate statues should remain historical landmarks

Joshua Framke, Distribution Reporter

November 2, 2017

Ever since the Charleston church shooting in 2015, there have been controversies around confederate statues and monuments. Many people believe that they should be taken down because they stand for hatred and racism. While that may be true for some, there is a lot of blatant hatred making people want them gon...

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