The Pony Express

Political tribalism, violence, effects of having far-right news on social media

Senior Michael Finch views Breitbart News’ Facebook page. In 2018, Wikipedia said Breitbart could only be allowed for opinion supports in their informative articles because of the reporting slant.

Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2019

Breitbart News, during the heat of the 2016 presidential campaign, was one of the most trafficked news sources on the internet, behind Fox News. It is one of the farthest right news sites in the conservative mainstream. It has been marketed as a news source on Facebook, but is not allowed on Wikipedia...

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...

Four lunches cuts lunch time to 25 minutes

Freshman Rachel Folden utilises the lunchroom to socialize with friends. Despite many enjoying the social aspects of lunch, some students do not agree with how lunchtimes have recently been shortened.

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor

September 1, 2017

As A lunch comes to a close, senior Tom McGuire walks out of the lunch room headed towards his fifth hour AP Environmental Science class, taught by Andrew Weaver. Something about this picture is not normal though. Tom still has half of his lunch in his hands. For the 2017-2018 school year, the administration...

Discovering the lifestyle of using essential oils

Discovering the lifestyle of using essential oils

Jordan Fulin, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2016

As someone is driving by a field of fresh peppermint or hiking through a pine forest and they breathing deeply they are experiencing the soul-soothing power of essential oils. Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the roots, flowers, seeds and other parts of the plants. These...

Ten years passed since duke impersonator scandal

Ten years passed since duke impersonator scandal

Governess Simpson, Reporter

January 13, 2016

Practice lockdown drills have long been seen as a joke to the student body, but the story of the "Duke" that has emerged 10 years ago has since prompted faculty to take caution when dealing with visitors.Infographic Project In December of 2005, a man claimed to be Caspian James Crichton-Stuart IV, or the 5...

Kabekonian yearbook recognized for work

Kabekonian yearbook recognized for work

Sara Stickler, Online Editor

May 14, 2015

Taking a whole school year and condensing all of the events, memories and pictures all into one book takes pure focus and concentration. From each and every person of the 30-member team, they make yearbook construction look effortless. Their production, the Kabekonian, has received national hono...

Ultimate bucket list item: Hansen travels to Everest

Ultimate bucket list item: Hansen travels to Everest

Megan Aller, Visual Arts Managing Editor

October 15, 2014

Many “bucket lists” are created, but only a few are completed. Mount Everest was one of Laurie Hansen’s goals. Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world; approximately 4,000 people attempt to climb it each year, but only 600 successfully make it. The weather can range from negative 80 degre...

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