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Staff Editorial: uniforms and dress code impact students

Staff Editorial: uniforms and dress code impact students

Pony Express Staff

April 27, 2019

There has always been controversy with the educational outcome between students at schools that do wear uniforms and schools that do not. People believe that uniforms can lead to fewer distractions to students and they can focus more on their education. Although people believe that, students overall w...

Mental health courses spread awareness

Mental health courses spread awareness

Annika Brown, Business Editor

February 13, 2019

Mental illness and teen suicide rates are sharply rising. Concerns with the negative effects of social media, bullying in schools and school shootings have prompted parents and educators to think about offering mental health classes in high schools. Mental health courses should be an option in high schoo...

Melania Trump tackles cyber bullying

Melania Trump tackles cyber bullying

Linnea Phillips, Print Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2018

Melania Trump has chosen to focus her time with her FLOTUS campaign on the end of bullying. Yet she has been criticized because her husband, Donald Trump, has been frequently called a bully....

What would you do if you witnessed bullying?

What would you do if you witnessed bullying?

Hannah Boardman, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2018

Bullying is a common word heard around schools across the country. From kindergarten through senior year, students are taught signs of bullying and what to do in bullying situations. They are taught through programs, videos and instructional tasks in many classes. Kids are taught that if you see bullying,...

Rachel’s challenge replaced with health initiative

Rachel’s challenge replaced with health initiative

Jared Taylor, Distribution Reporter

November 16, 2016

Healthy eating, physical fitness, mental health specialists and anti-bullying campaigns all have one thing in common: they are all health initiatives. What’s special about health initiatives in schools is how they effect the students within the school in which the program is being used. Rachel's Challeng...

Universal rules of ‘being cool’

Universal rules of ‘being cool’

Lauren Lebourgeois, Copy Editor

January 13, 2016

  Many people wonder what it means to be cool. Everyone has their own definition of, and think of, it a little differently. It is natural for trends to start, and also to come to an end. Trends are constantly happening in our evolving society. Since before anyone could remember, humans have al...

Bullies should receive increased punishment

Bullies should receive increased punishment

November 1, 2013

Today, 160,000 students miss school due to bullying. During one class period at Stillwater Area High School, seven students around the U.S. are bullied, and 85 percent of the time no one intervenes. Schools are responsible for the security of their students and can not accomplish this without increased in...

School related stress spurs anxiety

Kenzie Monson

October 19, 2013

Many students struggle with stress and anxiety that comes from school. There are other factors that lead to stress, such as bullying or the different cliques at school. Homework, however, also causes a major impact. There are a lot of different school related pressures that can often stress out students...

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