The Pony Express

Protection for election security cannot come soon enough

Secretary of State Steve Simon and Senator Tina Smith are both elected officials striving to secure United States’ elections. Simon created the position of Election Security Cyber Navigator, held by Bill Ekblad.

Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 10, 2020

For the world’s oldest democracy, voting would seem to be the act most unilaterally protected by the government. In the United States, however, that does not seem to be the case. Although states and the federal government are providing basic funding measures for Secretary of States’ offices and...

Potential power shift shakes legislature

Potential power shift shakes legislature

Hannah Boardman, Layout Editor

November 14, 2016

Since the beginning of this year, the focus of the election has been on the presidential candidates. Although this is a very important topic, the elections for US House, US Senate and State legislature are also very important. Over the past few years there has been a focus on the national legislature, s...

Hannah Harvieux gets involved with 2017 election

Seniors Hannah Harvieux and Ellie Smith join the rest of the Youth Republicans to watch and discuss the presidential debate at Harvieux's house in the evening of Oct. 9.

Hailey Buelow, Social Media Reporter

November 6, 2016

With this year's election coming up, students in the school are getting just as involved as any voters out there. Every Wednesday morning in Debbie Drommerhausen's room, a student-led group called the Youth Republicans join together to get as involved as they can. A leader of the group is senior...

Taxation without representation

Taxation without representation

Sam Begin, Layout Editor

February 24, 2015

It is tradition to have voters approve any local tax increase. After all, did colonial Americans not decry the British's taxes with the slogan, "No Taxation without Representation?" As citizens of a free country, Americans have a right to decide where and to what to put their money into, if anything at ...

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