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First Student Council presidents of color help increase their peers’ voices

First Student Council presidents of color help increase their peers’ voices

Ashlynn O'Connor, Social Media Editor

January 27, 2019


Filed under Features

Senior best friends Abdulaziz Mohamed and Nikhil Kumaran are known as the first student council presidents of color. These young men are known to have done a remarkable job leading the student council. They both want to make a difference for their peers. They lead the council with party planning, dances...

Staff Editorial: keeping budget cuts away from classroom

Staff Editorial: keeping budget cuts away from classroom

Pony Express Staff

December 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Due to a $2.5 million deficit for the 2019-20 school year, board members are working to reduce expenses.  Thousands of people will be impacted in the district next year as tough decisions will be made to cut the budget. Board members should aim to make cuts that have the least impact on student learning. Programs,...

Brookview Elementary expansion uncertain with new school board candidates

Brookview Elementary expansion uncertain with new school board candidates

Elli Swanson, Photographer

November 14, 2018


Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

Brookview Elementary, District 834's newest elementary school is hoping to expand very soon due to the developing neighborhoods near by. Brookview Elementary school located in Woodbury has almost met its capacity of students and continues to increase in size. Because of the increase in students...

School board candidates discuss key issues

School board candidates discuss key issues

Matt Moore, Podcast Reporter

October 23, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, In-Depth

Nov. 6 is election day across the country. Locally, seven candidates are running for the four open seats on the Stillwater School District School Board. Each candidate has the difficult task of addressing key issues Stillwater Schools is currently facing. Now that the calendar has flipped to Oct., that leaves approximately one month remaining until th...

Potential Brookview addition sparks debate

Potential Brookview addition sparks debate

John Franklin, Copy Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

The School Board has met on multiple occasions over the past months to discuss a possible expansion to Brookview Elementary. They have also explored whether to re-open Oak-Park and spend money to hire new staff. The agenda item under consideration was labeled "Facility & Financial Considerations...

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