The Pony Express

Addiction always comes with vaping

Addiction always comes with vaping

Isaak Sahulka, Layout Editor

October 22, 2019

  When people vape, they vape nicotine. Even if it is vape juice that says 0 mg of nicotine, there are traces of nicotine still found in some juices. Nicotine is a drug that is highly addictive and used in smoking products such as vape juice and cigarettes. People know nicotine is in these p...

Vaping illness epidemic continues to spread

Vaping illness epidemic continues to spread

Ella Nelson, Copy Editor

October 20, 2019

Vaping is undoubtedly known by almost every high school student in the U.S. It is no secret this is a substantial threatening problem across the country, however many students are not taking vaping and the harsh risks that come along with it seriously. The truth is, vaping and high schoolers do not...

Debate team learns about space travel

Debate team learns about space travel

Meg Skaret, Layout Editor

October 19, 2019

The 2019 debate season started with many new debate members on the team. Along with the new novice population in the club, former head coach, English teacher Laura Hammond returns as an assistant coach with English teacher Cory Quick as head coach.  "Having a large novice division of the team ...

Boys golf looks to improve on seventh place finish

Boys golf looks to improve on seventh place finish

Catherine Monty, Distribution Reporter

May 18, 2019

Boys golf has started slow due to unexpected weather and the team is eager to get outside and tee it up. Despite being forced inside for tryouts, the team is expecting to not only return to the State tournament, but take first in the conference as well. Now that the weather is cooperating, the team has practice he...

High school entrepreneurs learn values of business

High school entrepreneurs learn values of business

Emma Kostroski-Polucha, Print Editor-in-Chief

May 16, 2019

Owning a business is never easy, between the customers and business partners, it can be hard to keep everything in check. Many business owners struggle through the beginning of their ownership. All CEOs have many different responsibilities to make sure that the business runs smoothly and the rest ...

AVID elective prepares students for college

AVID elective prepares students for college

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 10, 2019

AVID is a program offered in the district that is meant to give middle academic students an extra boost on their path to college. Most students enrolled are the first in their family to go to college, so this experience is completely new to them. Despite the benefits of the class, AVID students ...

‘Where Dreams Come True’; Newspaper visits Anaheim

‘Where Dreams Come True’; Newspaper visits Anaheim

Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 9, 2019

  While most high schools students whistled away at schoolwork and homework April 24 through the 28, 10 members of the Pony Express, accompanied by advisor Rachel Steil and parent volunteer Staci Banks, whistled a different tune. The tune of Disneyland theme park soundtracks, elevator music, ...

Let’s get physical

Let’s get physical

Elise Truman, Online Editor

May 9, 2019

Every Tuesday, a group of young, science-minded students gets together to do exciting physics projects. They spend their time furthering their physics knowledge and applying it practically. The physics club uses its knowledge to build structures like their tensegrity structure or parabolic mirror...

ASL students host Deaf community event

ASL students host Deaf community event

Q.C. Ho, Editorial Cartoonist

May 8, 2019

ASL students hosted the Deaf Awareness Day event April 27, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. For the sixth year in a row, ASL students from across Minnesota had the opportunity to interact with members of the Twin Cities Deaf community. American Sign Language, shortened to ASL, is a nonverbal language predominately...

Girls softball continues winning streak

Girls softball continues winning streak

Ellsa Ohmann, Layout Editor

May 8, 2019

Making their way back into the season, the girls softball team prepares for another outstanding season. After winning the class 4A state title in the 2017-18 season last year, the girls are motivated to keep the ball rolling and get back to State. Coached by Bob Beedle, this team knows that t...

Boys lacrosse team hopes to beat Mahtomedi for first time

Boys lacrosse team hopes to beat Mahtomedi for first time

Carina Block, Copy Editor

April 18, 2019

Last season, the boys varsity lacrosse team graduated many key players, but this season they are still going to strive for a record similar to last year's (11-2). This year's captains are seniors Blake Evensen, Ben Carle and Justin Siegfried, along with junior Ty Thureson. The team is lead by...

Simple plastic causes complicated problems

Simple plastic causes complicated problems

Catherine Monty, Distribution Reporter

April 12, 2019

  Something as simple as plastic is used in almost every aspect of our lives. Durable, mold-able and strong plastic is found in thousands of products. Disposable syringes, tires and police vests are some just to name a few. In addition to medical reasons, technology or public safety, around...

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