The Pony Express

EIC Column: vaping epidemic overshadows drug problem

EIC Column: vaping epidemic overshadows drug problem

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 5, 2019


Filed under EIC Column, Political Opinion

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


Filed under Podcasts, Political Opinion

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


Filed under Editorial

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


Filed under Political Opinion

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

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

Anna Kaul, Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2014


Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

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...