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Distance learning: a new way of engaging in school

Mya Brainard is a seventh grader at Oakland Middle School. Mya kicks off the day right by getting her distance learning done for the day.

Alexis Brainard, Online Editor

April 13, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, distance learning delivers a new way of learning and will continue until the end of the school year. Students have mixed responses to the distance learning compared to traditional learning.  Distance learning started when Governor Tim Walz declared  Minnesota was on ...

Alternatives to colleges create opportunities

Alternatives to colleges create opportunities

Max Kennedy, Distribution Reporter

May 23, 2018

There are more opportunities than ever once completing high school and with these vast choices many students are looking towards high paying jobs that are less schooling time. This also allows less student debit and an extra way to start working almost immediately with a high paying job....

Unaffordable college puts students in a bind

Unaffordable college puts students in a bind

Lilly Sample, Online Editor

April 14, 2018

Elementary school, middle school, high school, college: that is the most common, and encouraged, order of a students’ life. Though education through junior or senior year is required, everything a student learns is seemingly in preparation for college. College is treated as the most important part of e...

Staff Editorial: high school needs more preparatory classes

Staff Editorial: high school needs more preparatory classes

Pony Express Staff

December 3, 2015

School, a place for learning and growing. It’s a place that should prepare students for real life and get them on the track to success. After 13 years in such an institution, they should be ready to take the next step, they should know the basics to get them where they need to be. However, school a...

Staff Editorial: no need to be skeptical about district changes

Infographic by Ahnika Kroll

Pony Express Staff

January 13, 2015

The long-range facilities planning committee proposed major changes to District 834’s current grade arrangement and distribution. Some community members are skeptical of the changes because technicalities still have to be worked out. The committee opened their ideas to the community to not only...

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