The Pony Express

Numerous community resources available for homelessness

Valley Outreach is a company that helps the Stillwater community grow. They have a food shelf and clothing shelf for families. Valley Outreach members offer appointments and walk-ins as well to shop and for financial help.

Jordyn Le Vasseur, Layout Editor

February 28, 2019

Homelessness is an issue that is faced today by thousands of people, including some students. Being homeless affects students’ education and how they learn. In Stillwater, there are shelters for individuals and for families who are struggling financially and those shelters offer food and cloth...

Amnesty group brings homelessness to attention

Amnesty group brings homelessness to attention

Carly Glaser

May 15, 2014

Amnesty International is a global organization dedicated to protecting the human rights of people of all races, genders, sexualities, religions and nationalities. Amnesty focuses specifically on aiding individuals or groups whose human rights are under attack. The amnesty group is hosting an event ca...

Senate wrongly cuts the pay for veterans

Graphic by Emily Lodahl

Cora Sutherland

February 28, 2014

About two months ago, a Senate budget proposal included a cut to retirement compensation for veterans. A news conference was held in the Senate on Dec. 17 to give legislators an opportunity to persuade other lawmakers to remove the proposal from the budget. According to a Washington Post article by...

Food stamps have outgrown budget to support it

Food stamps have outgrown budget to support it

Adam Johnson

November 5, 2013

Drive into any major city. Look out the window. What one sees there is the reason that a government food stamps program exists. However, this program has become bloated far past its means and must be cut. The first US food stamp program, enacted in 1939, was very effective. The first head of the program...

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