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Kaitlin Bennett gives journalism bad name

Emma Wagner, Copy Editor

February 28, 2020

Peaceful protests are supposed to be peaceful, not filled with self employed journalists attempting to impose their views on children. That is not journalism, that is borderline harassment.  Kaitlin Bennett is known for interviewing people about guns, the LGBTQ+ community and abortion. However, her tactics of interviewing c...

Wikileaks founder challenges freedom of press

Assange's lawyers are taking the defense that he is a journalist. Many U.S. citizens believe that this case could change the way Americans deal with freedom of press.

Marlee McGuire, Copy Editor

April 30, 2019

A test of our boundaries of national defense and governmental transparency can describe Julian Assange and his actions over the last decade. Julian Assange, the founder of the website Wikileaks, has recently been arrested by British police April 11 after seeking asylum in an Ecuadorian embassy for seven years. Wikileaks, a...

Banks takes second in the Minnesota Journalist of the Year

Senior Abby Banks stands next to newspaper teacher and advisor Rachel Steil after receiving award for second place in the JEM Minnesota journalist of the year contest.  Both are excited for such a great accomplishment for a Pony Express Editor-in-Cheif.

Rosie Nichols, Print Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2019

After three years venturing into the world of journalism and a lifetime of perseverance, senior Abby Banks takes second in the Minnesota Journalist of the Year contest sponsored by Journalism Education Association. This achievement is a true honor in terms of recognition and excellence.  Being gr...

Bartkey reflects on the lessons of crime journalism

Julie Bartkey presents key points of her career with first hour newspaper students.

Elsa Persson, Online Editor

January 21, 2019

Standing at the head of the classroom, she stood tall with an inviting smile on her face, upholding herself with impeccable professionalism. She was an award-winning journalist, with an Emmy and multiple associated press awards to her name. Though she had a sophisticated demeanor, her seasoned career e...

Journalism turns a new page

Online news provides easy access to everything one may need to know. Junior Peter Kast says,

Hailey Laubscher, Pony Express TV Anchor

May 4, 2017

In today's society, it is easy to fall into the habit of turning on the TV to listen to tonight's news, or go on Twitter to get the latest information about what is happening in the world. As this becomes a reality, people lose the authenticity that a newspaper brings, but they possibly gain somethi...

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