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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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