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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...

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...

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,...

Editorial Cartoon by Madison Weispfenning

Staff Editorial: purse and bag restrictions unfairly affect innocent students

Pony Express Staff October 19, 2017

As students line up to enter the Pony Stadium for another exciting football game with bags in hands and on backs to hold items, they are faced with security telling them they cannot bring those bags...

Staff Editorial: School vouchers are unfair to public school students

Staff Editorial: School vouchers are unfair to public school students

Pony Express Staff May 1, 2017

In Minnesota, students can use school vouchers to help them afford private schools by paying for a part of the tuition. During 2016 alone Minnesota spent $35 million on school vouchers. This equals...

Staff Editorial: vandalism occurring in bathrooms increasing

Staff Editorial: vandalism occurring in bathrooms increasing

Pony Express Staff February 14, 2017

One of the problems at school is vaping and vandalism in the school's bathrooms. This problem has raised concern for some of the staff. Not only is it an illegal activity, it is also negatively impacting...

Staff Editorial: Open campus for lunch will cause problems

Staff Editorial: Open campus for lunch will cause problems

Pony Express Staff, January 14, 2017

  Stillwater Area High School is one of the few schools in the metro that does not have an open campus at lunch, meaning students must stay in the building and cannot leave to eat nearby....

Infographic by Megan Ramberg.

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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