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Ocean acidification consuming world oceans

Ocean acidification consuming world oceans

Paige Sanders, Photography Editor-in-Chief

April 19, 2020

Nearly 75 percent of the world's coral has been wiped out due to ocean acidification. Ocean acidification is the absorption of excessive amounts of carbon dioxide in the ocean, causing the water to become more acidic. The pH, or measure of ion concentration in bodies of water, has increased in acidit...

News sources withhold awareness: immature, unacceptable

Updates are being posted via FOX news, controversially calling the fire strictly caused by humans. The Australian wildfires are currently being covered by both scientifically backed stories and articles based on belief.  These differences in article key ideas is revealed in mainstream news sources, being read and taken in all over the world.

Rosie Nichols, Layout Editor

February 24, 2020

The Australian wildfires have taken over and destroyed more than 12.35 million acres of land, killing at least 24 people and destroying more than 2,000 homes. This catastrophic trend of wildfires, bushfires and any uncontrolled burn has weaved itself into mainstream media more prominently than ever. Wit...

Stop denying Climate Change

Senior Grace Roske holds up a sign that reads,

Hazel Flock, Layout Editor-in-Chief

November 25, 2019

President Trump announced that the U.S. will formally leave the Paris Climate Agreement Nov. 4. After proposing a withdrawal in 2017, Trump was told the U.S. must remain in the agreement and actively participate for three years. The decision to withdraw from the agreement will not only negatively affect...

Donald Trump needs to be impeached, not removed from office

Nancy Pelosi has launched and official impeachment inquiry, after President Donald Trump asked Ukraine to investigate his rival Joe Biden and son Hunter Biden. Trump must be impeached so he is taught that no-one  is above the law.

Soren Danelius, Layout Editor In Cheif

October 8, 2019

Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry on Sept. 24, after news broke that President Trump asked Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine to investigate Trump's rival, Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. Democrats were estatic about the news, but did not think of the potential outcomes....

EIC Column: Palestinians aim to have their voices heard

At a board meeting on Feb. 21, Shahd Abouhekel read aloud her poem titled

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 ethnic cleansing. Ever since, Palestinians have been fighting for their lives and for their f...

EIC Column: snow days added back to original calendar

Snow days to be made up before the end of the school year, not after.

Emma Kostroski-Polucha, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2019

The Polar Vortex this winter has caused many schools to close down due to the weather conditions. The Stillwater district had room in its calendar for one snow day, but due to the anomaly of days that the schools had to shut down, there is a discussion on which days should be added back to make up fo...

EIC Column: vaping epidemic overshadows drug problem

Senior Jameson Stahl is an Online Editor-in-Chief for the Pony Express.

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 5, 2019

With the recent federal “crackdown” on vaping, JUUL in particular, the vaping epidemic is no secret. The school administration has been very vocal about the problem in our school over the past few years. Furthermore, they need to be equally as vocal about the lesser known drug use in the bathrooms...

EIC Column: Afton Lakeland Elementary demonstrates civic efficacy

Immediately aafter recieving their pocket Constitutions, many of the fifth-graders at Andersen Elementary dove straight into the document to check it out. When asked why it was important to have documents like the Constitution, one student responded that

Hannah Sween, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2018

As his class flipped through the brand new pocket constitutions they had just received, one boy recited the preamble to their very own Constitution, “We the P.I.E.sters, in order to form a more perfect fifth grade, establish leadership, ensure learning, provide for our classmates, promote kindness...

EIC Column: peer counseling program long overdue

EIC Column: peer counseling program long overdue

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2018

With three deaths within three years in the Stillwater school district, the ISD 834 school board finally took the initiative to create a mental health program for middle and high school students. It's easy to feel unheard in our school district, but if there's any cause that's important for them to actually tun...

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 who of the over 1.7 million Americans who board domestic flights in the United States each day? TSA i...

EIC Column: marching makes a major difference

EIC Column: marching makes a major difference

Ellie Faeth, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2018

Dating all the way back to 1941, marching in protests on the streets of Washington D.C. (among many other state capitols) have become highly publicized, popular events, especially in recent years. These types of protests are extremely important in today’s society, as they were since 1941, and actua...

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 ...

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