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Students should think twice before drinking on vacation

This is a map showing the legal drinking ages in every country. The legal drinking can range from no age restrictions all the way to illegal at any age.  There are 83 percent  of countries that can drink at an age younger than 21.

AnnaMarie Born, Buisness Editor

March 5, 2019

With spring break in one month, many students will be going somewhere for vacation. There are 190 countries with the legal drinking age of 18. There will be students going places out of the country, where the legal drinking age is under 21. Although it is legal for students to drink in that country, ...

Teens increased caffeine consumption brings concern

After playing in the boys soccer quarterfinal game on Oct. 25, senior Rayce Johnson and junior Nick Purdie finish off the game and celebrate their win with a Nos energy drink.

Marie Lecuyer, Copy Editor

November 12, 2018

Young adults are experiencing health drawbacks of consuming caffeine daily starting at such a young age. This generation especially is turning to caffeine to resolve stress and exhaustion. Students are also using caffeine to improve their athletic performances. Adults are becoming increasingly concerned...

Salmi wins Secondary Physical Education Teacher of the Year

Salmi helping sophomores Sarah Hanselman and Ethan Vargas work out during physical education class.

Zach Johnson, Social Media Editor

October 23, 2018

Darrell Salmi won the award Secondary Teacher of the Year in the state of Minnesota. This award was given to him by MNSHAPE, an organization in Minnesota that gives professional services and resources to teachers. Salmi received the award to honor and recognize for his outstanding services and contributi...

Technology varies in impact on teen health

Technology varies in impact on teen health

Morgan Grim, Photography Editor

May 20, 2018

Everyday, students include technology in their daily routine. Whether it’s checking Instagram or taking pictures, students use technology and screens a substantially large amounts. Although technology benefits students, it can also hurt the students’ health and social wellbeing. Using screens i...

Perseverance, driving force in overcoming total loss

Perseverance, driving force in overcoming total loss

Tiana Meador, Editor-In-Chief

February 21, 2017

90s hip-hop blared in her sister’s room, parents outside, for Ella Dorner, the day was uneventful. Then large clunk, a bang. Coming down the stairs, all her older sister, Hannah Dorner, saw was her younger sister laying at the bottom- no longer did anyone hear the blare of 90s music, all attention...

Staff Editorial: vandalism occurring in bathrooms increasing

Staff Editorial: vandalism occurring in bathrooms increasing

Pony Express Staff

February 14, 2017

One of the problems at school is vaping and vandalism in the school's bathrooms. This problem has raised concern for some of the staff. Not only is it an illegal activity, it is also negatively impacting students who do not vape, and need to use the bathrooms. Vaping, although similar to s...

Choosing bed over breakfast

Alternative Copy Story by Mark O'Shea

Mark O'Shea, Social Media Editor

January 13, 2017

Some students do not eat breakfast every morning, or ever at all. This can be for a variety of reasons including not being able to cook, they want to sleep in, and the most common: simply not having enough time. Many students believe breakfast is very important, especially because it can cause a multitu...

Rachel’s challenge replaced with health initiative

Infographic by Jared Taylor.

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...

Fast food popularity on the rise

The big three. These three popular fast food locations are considered healthier and as a result have seen great success in recent months.

Dylan Cook, Visual Arts Media Editor

April 26, 2016

  Fast food is back. As result a of years of rapid increases in the pace of daily life the consumer has begun to demand efficiency in every way possible. The food industry has adapted to this well and has been rewarded with mass popularity. From adults to children, Americans are obsessed wi...

Benefits of eating healthy

Benefits of eating healthy

Kyah LaBancz, Online Editor

February 23, 2015

Imagine standing in front of two different food bars. One is filled with crunchy greens, nuts filled with healthy fats, lean proteins and various  vegetables to make a delightful salad. The other displays options of sugar packed sweets, chips and all of Grandma's fattening holiday dishes. Which would...

HealthyMOVES program begins

Andrea Rustad

March 1, 2014

Bridge to Excellence (BtE) is focused on addressing the academic, social, emotional and physical needs of each of the districts students.  The BtE’s new plan is already in the works. BtE's plan includes numerous action steps related to student health and wellness.  From incorporating more physical activ...

Grant brings in new money to physical eduction

Students get active in Stillwater Area High School’s gym.

Andrea Rustad

January 24, 2014

The Stillwater district recently received a federal Carol M. White PEP Grant.  It focuses on improving the health and wellness of Stillwater students by highlighting the importance of being physically active.  The money given to the district will be used to support the Healthy MOVES initiative.  MOVES...

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