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Staff Editorial: Trump elicits strong feelings from young voters

Staff Editorial: Trump elicits strong feelings from young voters

Pony Express Staff

November 6, 2016

Donald Trump has become the face of controversy across the nation. Supporters and antis alike, he is currently one of the most talked about people. Trump is known to be an extremist. And, of course, his supporters are, too. Current polls show that although Hillary Clinton is in the presidential lead,...

Staff Editorial: social media becomes popular news outlet because of technology advacements

Staff Editorial: social media becomes popular news outlet because of technology advacements

Pony Express Staff

April 28, 2016

The 21st century has brought about many changes to the world of technology. Social media websites such as Twitter, Instagram or even Snapchat are being used by millions of people around the globe, but these sites are still trying to evolve and keep up with the ever changing world. Social media certainly is not de...

Staff Editorial: strong brand names become more powerful

Staff Editorial: strong brand names become more powerful

Pony Express Staff

March 15, 2016

In a world dominated by material possessions and social hierarchies based on how you look and how much money you have, brand names and logos have become a major factor in the consumer industry. Brand names such as Nike and Michael Kors attract spenders across the US that are willing to pay more f...

Staff Editorial: high school needs more preparatory classes

Staff Editorial: high school needs more preparatory classes

Pony Express Staff

December 3, 2015

School, a place for learning and growing. It’s a place that should prepare students for real life and get them on the track to success. After 13 years in such an institution, they should be ready to take the next step, they should know the basics to get them where they need to be. However, school a...

Staff Editorial: open campus could create chaos

Staff Editorial: open campus could create chaos

Pony Express Staff

October 23, 2015

With big changes coming to the high school in the next few years, many people have began talking about whether or not the campus should be open for lunch. If this were to happen, students would be able to come and go as they please during lunch time. This would create havoc in the parking lot a...

Staff Editorial: teachers should have a unified cell phone policy

Staff Editorial: teachers should have a unified cell phone policy

Pony Express Staff

April 30, 2015

It is no surprise that technology is becoming more prevalent in people’s daily lives. The school encourages people to bring their own electronic devices from home, and most people have their cell phones on them or nearby at all times. With this type of abundant presence of technology in the lives of ma...

Staff Editorial: technology distribution among students unequal

Staff Editorial: technology distribution among students unequal

Pony Express Staff

March 30, 2015

Stillwater Area High School currently struggles in keeping up-to-date with technology due to a low budget. The school has a multitude of computers, but many of them do not meet the needs of students. Even with the multitude of computers, students are still not quite satisfied with our current tech...

Staff Editorial: students need to take responsibility in cafeteria

Staff Editorial: students need to take responsibility in cafeteria

Pony Express Staff

February 13, 2015

Culture can mean a lot to a specific group of people or tightly bound community. At Stillwater Area High School, it is no different. The atmosphere and culture surrounding the school is inviting, it can be see through thriving students with outstanding ACT scores and grade point averages. Students already seem...

Staff Editorial: no need to be skeptical about district changes

Staff Editorial: no need to be skeptical about district changes

Pony Express Staff

January 13, 2015

The long-range facilities planning committee proposed major changes to District 834’s current grade arrangement and distribution. Some community members are skeptical of the changes because technicalities still have to be worked out. The committee opened their ideas to the community to not only...

Staff Editorial: college applications, more than just scores

Staff Editorial: college applications, more than just scores

Pony Express Staff

November 19, 2014

No person wants to be a number. When being admitted to college, that is what students essentially are. Admission officers rank certain factors and give a person a number based off factors to see if the person would be a good fit for acceptance. Students are starting to wonder what qualities colleges...

Staff Editorial: grades need to reflect learning

Staff Editorial: grades need to reflect learning

Pony Express Staff

October 27, 2014

Within the last year, Stillwater school district 834 has recommended that teachers do not issue extra credit for non-educational things such as tissue boxes and hand sanitizer. Even though this recommendation was made to teachers, some have decided to utilize the flip side of this request by taking points away for tardiness and truan...

Staff Editorial: new stadium will keep Vikings in Minnesota

Staff Editorial: new stadium will keep Vikings in Minnesota

Pony Express Staff

February 21, 2014

The Minnesota Vikings have been threatening to leave for years now. Well, not anymore. They are finally getting what they were looking for: a brand new stadium. The $975 million plan is projected to be completed by 2016 and is thought to be a good economic step for Minnesota. It will bring in a lot o...

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