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Stop denying Climate Change

Senior Grace Roske holds up a sign that reads,

Hazel Flock, Layout Editor-in-Chief

November 25, 2019

President Trump announced that the U.S. will formally leave the Paris Climate Agreement Nov. 4. After proposing a withdrawal in 2017, Trump was told the U.S. must remain in the agreement and actively participate for three years. The decision to withdraw from the agreement will not only negatively affect...

Going paperless in a continuously electronic world

Senior Emma Boehle grabs a handful of paper towels for her class sculpture. Clay classes use handfuls of towels everyday to cover their projects, contributing a large chunk to the overall paper towel waste. This is one area the school can look to reduce waste.

Pony Express Staff

October 29, 2019

  On average, around 40 percent of the waste produced by schools is due to paper towels. Many public places have begun the switch to a more cost-efficient and green device, air dryers. Within the past month, many students left school to protest climate injustice. Despite this recent spur in climate ...

Global climate change strike attracts local protestors

Students gather at St. Paul capital on Sept. 29 to protest climate change. Students' handmade vibrant signs in hopes to catch the government's attention.

Paige Sanders, Photography Editor-in-chief

October 13, 2019

A global climate change protest took place in major cities all across the globe, including St. Paul on Sept. 29. Protestors and young climate activists gathered at the state capitol to protest climate change in hopes for a green and clean future. A significant amount of students skipped school to protes...

Minnesota winters change due to climate change

Downtown Stillwater the St. Croix River is frozen, but there is not as much snow on the ground due to the flexuating weather this winter. Over the years there seems to be not as much snow compared to previous winters.

Elli Swanson, Photographer

January 25, 2019

Over the years, Minnesota winters have differentiated due to mild changes within our Earth's climate. "I certainly remember different winters when I was growing up," biology teacher Benjamin Straka said. "The winter's my kids are going through are different than the winters that I remember as a kid."...

Alexander Pavlicin saves the world one piece of Styrofoam at a time

Alexander Pavlicin saves the world one piece of Styrofoam at a time

Anna Koenning, Copy Editor

April 27, 2017

It happens everywhere, oftentimes without a second glance. A Styrofoam cup of coffee in the morning, an extra-long shower on a cold day. Most people don't realize that little by little, their actions are destroying the exquisite, lively scenes of nature around them. The beauty of the natural environment...

Trump’s Cabinet choices already worrying

Trump's Cabinet choices already worrying

Adam Johnson, Business Editor

January 9, 2017

President-elect Trump’s cabinet choices in the recent weeks have been controversial to say the least. Whether it’s appointing a blatantly sexist media executive to be his top adviser, appointing a medical doctor with no experience in government or housing as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, or appointing an opponent of environmental regulation to the hea...

COP discusses dangerous effects to atmosphere

COP discusses dangerous effects to atmosphere

Eric Longnecker, Podcast Editor

January 13, 2016

  In the modern world, our environment is rapidly changing. With every year added, our atmosphere nears a dangerous consequence due to our actions. With climate change becoming more prominent every year, it is time to enforce anti-CO2 irregularities and  be attentive to the steady increase of pollution. A ...

Obama takes climate change into his own hands

Graphic by Clara Ilkka

Tim Press

December 11, 2013

With so much disagreement these days among major political players in the country, it seems that almost every important issue seems impossible to take care of while pleasing everybody. These impasses accomplish nothing and just waste time. One of these issues is climate change, a topic which demands such u...

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