The Pony Express

Women running in a man’s presidential race, more challenging

Senator Amy Klobuchar announced her 2020 presidential candidacy. In Minneapolis, Minn. Klobuchar gathered in a snowy field amongst democratic supporters to announce her long awaited news.

Rosie Nichols, Layout Editor

February 12, 2019

Since the beginning of politics, it has been a man's world. No women allowed to stand up for their opinion, express their concerns or revolt against oppression. The exclusive presence of men in the White House used to wash away the hope for women in search of a career in politics. Excitingly enoug...

Green New Deal is vital to the country’s reputation as a respectable nation

Green New Deal is vital to the country's reputation as a respectable nation

Grace Wirkkala, Online Editor

February 11, 2019

Something must be done about climate change. It is understandable to hear of worry among younger generations when reputable sources like the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) report that carbon dioxide levels are “at their highest in 650,000 years” and that in 2012, “Arctic ...

John Kelly finally resigns as White House Chief of Staff

Kelly worked as the Secretary of Homeland Security for half a year.  He was appointed Chief of Staff within his last few days of Secretary of Homeland Security.

Michael O'Gorman, Business Editor

January 18, 2019

Former Chief of Staff John Kelly was supposed to bring stability to the White House when he replaced Reince Priebus as the White House Chief of Staff. Kelly has resigned and is leaving Mick Mulvaney to deal with his mess. Kelly was known for his hard stance on immigration policies. He was a stron...

The only thing to hate is hate itself

A German synagogue left to burn, no firefighters will come. Nov. 1938, similar attacks are being carried out across Germany on the night known as Kristallnacht. Last October the shooting of a synagogue in Pittsburgh shows that antisemitism is still present despite the defeat of Nazi Germany.

Q.C. Ho, Editorial Cartoonist

December 8, 2018

Late October, America watched as news of bomb threats to prominent Democrats and the shooting of a synagogue showed horrors we did not expect from Halloween. The antisemitism and hate Americans fought against in World War II has now resurfaced in our own country. We the people have a duty to stop hate in ...

Young Republicans visit State Capitol

Young Republicans visit State Capitol

Emma Lowey, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2018

The Young Republicans were recently invited on a trip to the Minnesota State capitol on Jan. 24. They were guided by Senator Karen Housley, whom the club has sponsored in the past. Housley is a Stillwater native and has been in touch with the club for almost two years, but under the new leadership of junior Vi...

Only one political club remains this fall

Last year's Young Democrats are seen with former candidate Alan Kantrud, a favorite among the club.

Hannah Sween, Layout Editor

October 6, 2017

This fall only one of the two political clubs remains at large within the school, the Young Democrats. Many of the Young Republicans' main characters graduated last year, leaving their fellow conservative underclassmen floundering without leadership. The two politically centered clubs arose durin...

Cat Clements influences comment with political involvement

Cat Clements supporting Alan Kantrud as she goes door knocking in Stillwater on a Sunday afternoon.

Allison Heintz, Layout Editor

November 10, 2016

As the final election debate comes to an end, many individual's political views and thoughts increase greatly. When thinking of a politically involved person, the image of a high school student doesn't pop into the mind, but for many students, Cat Clements is a junior very politically involved stu...

A lot can be taken from attending presidential candidate rallies

While giving another one of his infamous speeches, Trump moved his hands in his usual leader-like manner. Suddenly the crowd erupts into chants of,

Tiana Meador, Editor-In-Chief

November 8, 2016

"We are going to bring our great jobs back to America. We are going to change Washington, and get rid of the corruption that Crooked Hillary has permeated throughout our government," the infamous voice rang out across six measly speakers as the remaining crowd fought to get up to the door where D...

Clinton emerges as possible president


Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor

November 5, 2016

Everyone knows a thing or two about the presidential candidates running in 2016. In one of the most interesting and worst presidential races of all time, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been fighting each other for the oval office. When the race started, Hillary Clinton seemed like an o...

Young Democrats reignite passion in politics

Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor

May 5, 2016

As the presidential election approaches and many students become of legal voting age, students have become more engaged and passionate than ever. Students have formed a club that they call the "Young Democrats". The club was started by junior Corri Gardner, a student who has been a passionate...

Young adults vote for the first time

Young adults vote for the first time

Kaitlin Bloom, Online Editor

October 28, 2015

The 2016 presidential election is approaching fast, and for many students this will be the first election they are eligible to vote. While everyone seems excited and ready to talk about their opinions at any moment, statistics indicate that less young people in America are participating in voting...

Wrongful discrimination of dog breed in California

Kelly Roehrig

June 1, 2014

Dogs are not just an accessory for their owners, but an extension of their family. For the most part they are loved and only love in return, yet cities across the United States are instilling Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) that would ban people from owning certain breeds of dog, namely the pit bull. BSL...

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