The Pony Express

Impeachment inquiry against President Trump sparks national debate

President Trump speaks at a rally in April. Recent rallies in Minneapolis have caused controversy following the impeachment inquiry.

Austin Fierro, Online Editor

November 18, 2019

The system meant to keep the country together is ironically what divides it the most: politics. Following a phone call between President Trump and President Zelensky of Ukraine, which seemed to suggest that President Trump would withhold financial aid from Ukraine until Ukraine launched an investigati...

President intends to build a wall, a wise move

Construction of the wall in progress along the border. Only in some areas along the US/Mexican border is there a wall so far.

Cady Solberg, SNO and Social Media Editor

February 16, 2019

President Donald Trump has been fighting for a border wall between the United States and Mexico since he became president back in 2016. He wants the wall to stop illegal immigration and drug trafficking in the United States. The president is trying to do what he believes is the best although as a citiz...

Green New Deal is vital to the country’s reputation as a respectable nation

Green New Deal is vital to the country's reputation as a respectable nation

Grace Wirkkala, Online Editor

February 11, 2019

Something must be done about climate change. It is understandable to hear of worry among younger generations when reputable sources like the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) report that carbon dioxide levels are “at their highest in 650,000 years” and that in 2012, “Arctic ...

Michael Wilhelmi energizes Young Democrats group

Young Democrats meet weekly on Wednesday mornings to discuss current events and political issues. Michael Wilhelmi came to speak to the Young Democrats on the morning of Oct. 10 to influence the Young Democrats to get involved and help out the Tim Walz Campaign.

Martin Kurle, Podcast Reporter

November 4, 2018

With the election for governor of Minnesota right around the corner, it is important that each candidate gets all the votes he can. Michael Wilhelmi came to speak to the Young Democrats on the morning of Oct. 10 to influence the Young Democrats to get involved and help out the Tim Walz Campaign. ...

Politicians battle for stronger healthcare bill

Creative Commons image through by NOBama NoMas

Grant Hietpas, Camera Editor

October 20, 2017

With the failure of the Graham Cassidy Bill, many are wondering what comes next in the debate surrounding government provided healthcare.  It is extremely important to understand this debate if America is to protect both the health and the liberty of American citizens. While its importance is un...

Democrats boycott inauguration, causes Trump uproar

Democrats boycott inauguration, causes Trump uproar

Anna Koenning, Social Media Reporter

February 14, 2017

Inaugurations are a time when the nation should come together, accept the person elected by the people and wish him well on the four years ensuing. However, when that person was elected excluding the support of the popular vote and including help from Russian hackers, attending the inauguration is no...

Cat Clements influences comment with political involvement

Cat Clements supporting Alan Kantrud as she goes door knocking in Stillwater on a Sunday afternoon.

Allison Heintz, Layout Editor

November 10, 2016

As the final election debate comes to an end, many individual's political views and thoughts increase greatly. When thinking of a politically involved person, the image of a high school student doesn't pop into the mind, but for many students, Cat Clements is a junior very politically involved stu...

Young Democrats reignite passion in politics

Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor

May 5, 2016

As the presidential election approaches and many students become of legal voting age, students have become more engaged and passionate than ever. Students have formed a club that they call the "Young Democrats". The club was started by junior Corri Gardner, a student who has been a passionate...

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