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Additions possible for Minnesota Constitution

Government and history students spend time learning about our country's Constitution and the ways it has shaped and been shaped by America. The countries constitution is not the only one that influences our lives. New changes have been proposed to the Minnesota Constitution.

Elise Truman, Online Editor

March 5, 2019

The United States Constitution was established in 1789 and is the supreme law of the United States. However, each state has its own constitution, focused more on day-to-day operations, as ordained by the tenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Minnesota’s constitution was established in 1858 and has...

EIC Column: vaping epidemic overshadows drug problem

Senior Jameson Stahl is an Online Editor-in-Chief for the Pony Express.

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 5, 2019

With the recent federal “crackdown” on vaping, JUUL in particular, the vaping epidemic is no secret. The school administration has been very vocal about the problem in our school over the past few years. Furthermore, they need to be equally as vocal about the lesser known drug use in the bathrooms...

Legalizing marijuana, smart and strategic

Legalizing marijuana, smart and strategic

Paxton Watson, Podcast Reporter

December 6, 2017

The legalization of marijuana has been an increasingly talked about topic in the United States. In fact, 29 states currently have laws encouraging the legalization of marijuana. Therefore, marijuana should be legalized in the United States. Marijuana was first recreationally used in the early 1900’s. It...

Recreational marijuana will cause harm

Recreational marijuana will cause harm

Jack Degonda, Social Media Editor

April 5, 2017

In early Feb. of 2017, legislation was introduced to the Minnesota government aimed to allow the recreational use of marijuana in Minnesota. Other states in the U.S. have passed similar legislations to legalize the drug. The truth about the matter is marijuana is a gateway drug that introduces peo...

Marijuana Wax becoming an issue in Washington County

Marijuana Wax becoming an issue in Washington County

Lucy Langmack, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2015

The rising conflict of marijuana in America will not stop. From thousands of arrests for marijuana possession to Colorado legalization to marijuana use for medical reasons, the long journey of this psychedelic drug has made its way to Washington County. Teens face the growing issue of marijuana use in the ...

Marijuana should be treated as a disease, not as a crime

Photo by Katie Markert

Anna Kaul, Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2014

President Obama’s popularity is slipping, and his grip on the country is slowly dwindling. Desperate times seem to have called for desperate measures, forcing Obama to appeal to the 55 percent of Americans who support legalizing marijuana. While his words about treating pot as a “public health prob...

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