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Minimum wage employees go on strike for a $15 minimum wage in Dinkytown, 2015. President Joe Biden has made promises to meet this demand by 2025.

Biden’s minimum wage proposal simply not enough

Olivia Bystrom, Broadcast Editor-in-Chief March 8, 2021

From fast food service to grocery store employees and every odd job in between, minimum wage workers are the backbone of this country. As radical as that statement may seem, Americans' comfortable and...

Around 80-85 percent of Americans qualify for federal stimulus checks. These checks hope to provide financial security for those struggling to stay afloat.

Stimulus bill signed to help struggling economy

Joseph Devins, Business Editor-in-Chief May 1, 2020

Since the COVID-19 outbreak began many people are out of work or working from home. This has severely impacted the United States and world economy. Due to this, Congress has conducted a bill to provide...

Social studies teacher Mike Weiss and his family are now the owners of a farm on the Willow River. They live on the farm full-time and run it as a family.

Farm brings unexpected joy to Mike Weiss, family of six

Mairin Torgerson, Photographer January 9, 2020

Down the Willow River on the Wisconsin side, nestled up on a hill rests a 1920 farmhouse situated on 20 acres of land. Farmland takes up eight acres and fruit trees cover about seven more. Flowers adorn...

The JV team is watching patiently, cheering on their teammates, to close out the inning and win the game. I feel like we are starting to play together and embrace the team aspect of the game of baseball. I hope we can continue with this success for the rest of league and into playoffs, Laubscher says.

Ponies baseball swinging for the fences

Zach Toohey, Copy Editor May 11, 2016

As the dust blows up from under the crashing of the bat, nothing is heard except the gazing of the ball flying high over the pitchers head. This is an average occurrence for the the varsity boys baseball...

Junior Aidan Steeves going to the max by not only doing push ups with his own weight but with heavy chains on his back. Preparing him to put the team on his back in times of need for the upcoming football season. “The goal is to build strength in the off-season for any athlete through the use of free weights, speed drills, and core endurance, coach Mike Weiss said.

Stillwater athletes on Pony Power

Matt Johnson, Social Media Editor December 4, 2015

When people think of high school, they usually think first of academic rigor--the challenges of classes and the daily grind.  While that usually is how the high school day begins, it often ends, for...

The boys baseball team is heading to Omaha, Nebraska for baseball tryouts this spring. Baseball coach Mike Weiss said, “The trip to Omaha is a great opportunity to practice in warmer weather outside on a turf field so that we can get as much accomplished in a short amount of time as possible. We will be able to have 6 practices in 2 days. It’s going to give us a great opportunity to evaluate kids in a short amount of time. It’s very hard to evaluate kids inside for baseball.”

Taking a trip for tryouts, baseball

Stephanie Nielsen, Photographer March 24, 2015

This season's baseball tryouts will be held  further away from home than their usual location. Usually held at the Dome or in Florida, this year's baseball tryouts will be held at Creighton University...

Students take up the stock trading game in Economics

Matt Flock December 10, 2013

Stock trading allows for the expansion of personal wealth. However, if the trader isn’t careful, their money could disappear quickly. The economic classes have recently been participating in a virtual...

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