The Pony Express

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...

Boys hockey hopes to add banner during youth movement

Boys hockey hopes to add banner during youth movement

Jack Seipel, Social Media Editor

March 2, 2018

The varsity boys hockey team has created waves across the state of hockey this season. Their relentlessness and willingness to win is evident, despite being undersized and inexperienced. Starting out the 2017-2018 season on a six game winning streak has shown that the Ponies’ winning mentality has not disappe...

Lola Wallace, a lifetime globetrotter

Lola Wallace, a lifetime globetrotter

Jack Seipel, Social Media Editor

February 20, 2018

Through the beautifully rocky and vibrant coast of Maui, Hawaii, blue and white breaking waves crash into the dried molten lava. 4,643 miles away in New Zealand, all is calm on the hillside, as the lush green grass dances with the wind. Back in crisp Minnesota, a young woman plans her next adventure ...

…Someone had lipstick on their teeth?

Linnea Phillips, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2018

People would rather try to subtly and politely tell a person that they have something in or on their teeth than tell them outright. If someone were to point out something in a person's teeth they could be considered rude, and risk embarrassing the person with stuff in their teeth. When someone has something...

Musical heir to the O’Shea Irish Dance throne

Musical heir to the O'Shea Irish Dance throne

Hannah Sween, Layout Editor

January 30, 2018

The bright, colorful stage lights turn on, focusing toward a young girl standing at the back of the stage. The man behind the piano begins the introduction, stumbles, but continues playing. The girl begins to sing in her lovely mezzo-soprano as the other musicians join in behind her. They continue to...

Fighting America’s opioid crisis

Fighting America's opioid crisis

Levi Gregg, Copy Editor

December 8, 2017

There has been a large increase in opioid related deaths not only in Minnesota, but also across the United States. Ninety Americans die daily from opioid overdoses and the rate is only increasing....

Two new Pony Center counselors added

Koenen smiles behind her desk, welcoming students to come and meet her.

Malaina Fragnito, Playlist Reporter

October 27, 2017

  With the addition of freshman and a school population bigger than ever before, two new counselors had to be added to the Pony Centers. The Red Pony Center has added Krista Koenen who has been in school counseling for seven years. The White Pony Center got a new counselor named Jeremy Baldwin who ...

‘Everything you want me to be’ inspired by Minnesota locations

'Everything you want me to be' inspired by Minnesota locations

Mason Urban, Social Media Reporter

January 12, 2017

The new mystery novel Everything You Want Me To Be by Mindy Mejia will be officially released Jan. 3. The book has received mostly positive reviews so far as it is averaging about 3.5-4 out of 5 stars. The author Mindy Mejia is a Minnesota-born author and most of her other books take place in Minnesota. The book Everything You ...

Spanish exchange student leaving Stillwater

A view from the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco. Mas Rigo has become very close with his host family over the last few months and he feels like they are a second family to him. As time has gone on, he has gotten much more comfortable being here in America and being with the American people. When asked how it was when he first arrives he answered, “It was pretty awkward, it was like super hard to understand everything.”

Lucas Braun, Social Media Reporter

May 5, 2016

Carlos Mas Rigo is a foreign exchange student from Spain. He has been in Minnesota since August and goes back to Spain in June. He came here to learn more about the English language and the American culture. At first, it was hard for Mas Rigo to get comfortable away from home and in a new country. At fir...

Minnesota schools set a strong example for special education programs

Minnesota schools set a strong example for special education programs

Tiana Meador, Print Photographer

November 19, 2015

  Education in the U.S. is something that is valued highly among anyone who wants to grow up to be successful. But not everyone used to get a shot at the jobs that could only come along with a high school diploma and college degree. Up until 1983, when the U.S. introduced the Individuals with Disa...

No Child Left Behind leaves minorities deserted

No Child Left Behind leaves minorities deserted

Alexander Pavlicin, Advertising Editor

May 15, 2015

When it comes to educational standards, lawmakers can agree there are only so many ways to judge a school’s performance. There is a strong division, however, between how much standardized testing should influence a school’s performance versus individual teacher review. Minnesota lawmakers in p...

Investing in transportation will help Minnesota

Investing in transportation will help Minnesota

Sam Buckrey, Online Editor

April 10, 2015

Governor Dayton has proposed a plan for transportation infrastructure. The plan would invest money into new bridges, roads, transit across Minnesota and create new jobs. The nation’s infrastructure is getting old and breaking down. A plan for improving infrastructure is needed even if it is onl...

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