The Pony Express

Students virtually jump into the 2020-2021 school year

Fully online students use technology to their advantage. Junior Bella Gatcliffe during a Google Meet interview.

Bella Godfrey, Online Editor

October 1, 2020

Freshman students have unexpectedly begun to enter high school somewhat virtually. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all students continue to deal with the unfortunate circumstances of our world today.  Distance learning is the most restrictive type of learning. This is a contributing factor to what ma...

COVID-19 creates new cafeteria set up

This is the new seating arrangement in the cafeteria for the 2020 school year. The cafeteria looks very quiet and empty due to the individual desks and the reduced number of students attending to lunch.

Ella Hamilton, Social Media Editor

October 1, 2020

This 2020 school year is already unlike anything ever seen. One of the many differences is the cafeteria. Inside the cafeteria, students see individual desks spread out six feet apart so the contact between students is limited due to the CoronaVirus. Traditionally, the cafeteria and lunch is a time during the day ...

French V transitions from AP to CIS

French teacher Jackie Parr's classroom is decorated from floor to ceiling with flags, posters and other items that clearly display her love of the language. Her lively way of teaching and caring attitude towards students allow them to share her same passion and recognize the benefits of pursuing the education another language.

Elle Guggenberger, Graphics Editor

February 10, 2020

Advanced placement (AP) classes are college-level courses students can take to earn college credits while in high school. College in the Schools (CIS) is a program run by the University of Minnesota which offers similar benefits. In the school year of 2020-21, AP French V will be transitioning from an...

While politicians insist that A.C.T. testing should be required, facts disagree

Anxiety builds as students line up to take the A.C.T. at Century College, a test that will likely deceive people.

Adam Guinee, Podcast Reporter

January 10, 2020

The A.C.T is supposed to be a test that measures a persons capacity as a student by evaluating them in the four subjects of english, math, reading, and science. ACT, inc. is the non-profit organization which created the A.C.T. test. They continue to assert that the assessment measures a student's ac...

ACT should be an embedded part of curriculum instruction

Junior Alli Kelm prepares for the ACT. There are multiple ways to prepare for the ACT. Kelm practices  her speed and knowledge of questions by doing practice worksheets.

Hannah Genosky, Distribution Reporter

December 20, 2018

Forty-nine percent of high school students say that they feel “a great deal of stress” on a daily basis. High school students worry about the ACT a lot because of how important it is. Starting in ninth grade, teachers will talk about the ACT but never go in depth. ACT curriculum should be taught m...

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