The Pony Express

Instagram organizes change

Freshman Ava Roots browses her Instagram feed. Every day over a million stories are uploaded.

Lucas Polucha, Video Editor

January 7, 2020

With modern society fixated on the trends of social media, few platforms can exercise the influence of Instagram, who with over a billion active users is second only to Facebook. As Instagram's popularity rises, activists have taken advantage of its audience to spread information and promote change. So...

Instagram takes away likes, completely changes platform

The most popular social media app, Instagram, recently took away the ability to see the amount of likes on a post. Likes are no longer visible on the platform.

Paige Sanders, Photography Editor-In-Chief

November 11, 2019

One billion people are active every month on the most popular social media app, Instagram. With updates and changes often made to this growing platform, Instagram recently made a significant change to the app, taking away likes on all posts. A few weeks ago, likes disappeared on Instagram. Many u...

Correlation between body image, Instagram among students

Juniors Kaehla Quinn and Paige Linhoff look at Instagram during lunch Oct. 1. They talk about how the Kardashians only post

Natalie Williams, Photography Editor

September 30, 2019

All around the world, teens use social media. Validation and belonging are two feelings teenagers tend to strive for and apps, such as Instagram, give them those two things. In a world largely dominated by the internet, it is no wonder why Instagram gets so much attention. Instagram allows people to shar...

Students ‘pee’ved over new bathroom security policy

Signs posted outside all bathrooms, warning of the new bathroom use policy.

Pony Express Staff

April 8, 2019

While walking the halls, keep an eye out for the locked bathroom doors with ‘See Something, Say Something’ QR codes taped up over them. Notice kids wearing yellow shirts, sweatshirts and pins. Watch for teachers and security guards who watch back as kids enter the bathroom. All are effects of new rules tha...

Teachers learn about memes, share reactions

Alternative Copy by Hannah Boardman

Fotini Kloos, Announcements Editor

May 22, 2018

Memes have been popular and cultural ideas that have been passed from one individual to another. They have been surfacing not only in Stillwater, but all throughout social media as well. We see memes on Snapchat, Instagram and on television. The majority of modern memes are captioned photos that are intended to be fu...

Mattson, Constant begin makeup account

By doing it with a friend it makes it all the more fun and helps evolve their makeup skips, “It’s really fun to share our makeup and get ready together,” Senior Emma Constant says.

Allison Heintz, Copy Editor

May 5, 2017

High school has always been seen as a time to be who you really are and do what you love. With the social media and internet access we have today, it's easier than ever to be open about who you really are. For some students that means having an Instagram makeup page to share their talent. Seniors Sarah Mattson and ...

Jack Lange’s photography progresses with age

Photo by Jack Lange. Junior and photographer Jack Lange enjoys photographing what he sees in his regular life. This photo, taken in July of 2015, is captioned on Lange’s Instagram account with “North Shore - featuring crabby forest ranger.”

Anna Koenning, Copy Editor

November 15, 2016

Plenty of people consider photography to be a hobby, but not many possess a passion or dexterity quite like junior Jack Lange does. His Instagram account made specifically for photography, called jtnovo, attracts hundreds with his keen eye for that perfect shot. Since beginning the account in Feb. 2014,...

False internet information permeates the crevices of daily life

Infographic by Cates Eliasen

Cates Eliasen, Online Editor

November 5, 2016

When scrolling through the trending section on YouTube or any other social media site, many of the videos tend to follow a similar outline. Poorly organized videos centered around disrespecting someone, with a follow up video calling out slander. It seems that in today's world of social media, t...

New online community forms on Instagram

New online community forms on Instagram

Hailey Laubscher, Online Broadcaster

September 25, 2016

Spam Instagram accounts have given students a new way of connecting with each other. Using a "spam" account gives people the freedom to post pictures whenever they want without the fear that their peers will judge them. Spam Instagram accounts are Instagram accounts that allow students to post daily life upd...

Staff Editorial: social media becomes popular news outlet because of technology advacements

Staff Editorial: social media becomes popular news outlet because of technology advacements

Pony Express Staff

April 28, 2016

The 21st century has brought about many changes to the world of technology. Social media websites such as Twitter, Instagram or even Snapchat are being used by millions of people around the globe, but these sites are still trying to evolve and keep up with the ever changing world. Social media certainly is not de...

Spam Instagram accounts sweeping popularity over students

Spam Instagram accounts sweeping popularity over students

Kathleen Billingsley, Copy Editor

April 3, 2016

 Today's society is constantly creating and communicating through social media. Websites like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat have taken on a life of their own. Owning an account on various sites, is not enough for this generation. Teens have now taken interest in the idea of a 'Spam' Accou...

‘Damn Daniel’ and modern internet culture

Press photo courtesy of The Damn Daniel vine has gained popularity very quickly across media, Daniel Lara, filmed by Joshua Holz started the trend of white Vans.

Daniel Onufer, In Studio Video Editor

March 15, 2016

In the span of 1 week, the internet was raving over Damn Daniel, a series of videos in which a child filming a boy wearing white Vans shouts "Damn, Daniel! Back at it again with the white Vans!" There's something very off about this sensation, though; no one knows why it's so popular. Some people say...

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