The Pony Express

21 may be the new 18

Olivia Bystrom, Field Reporter

February 17, 2020

Turning 18 is a moment in life that many teenagers consider to be pivotal to their future. It is the beginning of adulthood, of new freedoms and possibilities and along with it, new responsibilities. It is the age that most young people part ways with childhood, and flock towards a new beginning; whe...

Foreign Exchange Student Club smooths transition of coming to new country

Foreign Exchange students meet to discuss how things are going and what people are doing. One student gave a presentation about Germany this month.

Ava Hoelzel, Photographer

December 7, 2019

“It [the Foreign Exchange Student Club] gives them [the foreign exchange students] time to step out of their classroom, and just be with each other,” school counselor Krista Koenen said.  The school provides foreign exchange students the opportunity to meet with each other, staff and other st...

Acharya strives for excellence throughout academic journey

Senior Meghana Acharya works in science teacher Doug Petty's third hour physics class. She solves a problem presented on the board during a lesson. Physics has been one of the more challenging courses that she has taken, Acharya describes.

Sandy Liu, Distribution Reporter

November 30, 2019

Half a serotonin molecule, an eye set in a sun and a one-line sketch of a face. All of these designs are set in ink on her skin. The tattoo that holds the most significance for senior Meghana Acharya, however, runs sturdy and unfaltering along her left forearm: a pencil. “I’ve written my whole life. Short stori...

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