The Pony Express

Trump nominates new Supreme Court Justice

The previous Supreme Court Justices on Nov. 30, 2018. In the front row, second from the right is Ruth Bader Ginsburg who passed away recently. Her seat is waiting to be filled. Front row L-R: Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Samuel A. Alito. Back row L-R: Justices Neil M. Gorsuch, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Brett M. Kavanaugh.

Morgan Delaney, Online Editor

October 29, 2020

With the recent passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding her seat on the Supreme Court and who should choose who gets to fill her seat. Current President Donald J. Trump should be the one to nominate the new Supreme Court Justice. It is in his presidential duties...

Coronavirus impacts on local education

Stillwater Schools haver started to offer free lunches to anyone through the age of eighteen. There are various meal drop-offs throughout the school district.

Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 25, 2020

The coronavirus was on everyone’s radar. Most knew about it and that it would impact economic markets. No one, however, knew it would disrupt the world economy to this extent. More importantly though, no one knew how impactful it would be on local education. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed Emergency...

Born to run: track season starts up soon

Inside the Pony Stadium is a track where the track and field team comes together to practice or where their events are held. Sadly, due to the Coronavirus, It is closed and students are counted on to stay in shape and practice on their own.

Libby Shepperd, Online Editor

March 15, 2020

Track season planned to start during March to prepare for their first event occurring in April. However, because of the Coronavirus, the season will not begin and the team will not compete as normal. The runners are on their own for now to stay in shape and practice on their own in case there is still a chance it will start again this season, or to just b...

Donald Trump continues to worsen situation with Iran, America silent

Junior Sam Hickey reads about the Iran situation on his phone. While American news has a strong focus on foreign policy, these issues do not seem to have a strong influence on voters.

Drew Jurek, Graphics Editor

October 30, 2019

President Donald Trump's bad policy towards Iran has increased tensions to such a point that we could be on the brink of one of the worst wars in decades. However, the U.S. political scene continues to neglect talking about it. Trump tweeted on June 2018, threatening the president of Iran Hassan Rou...

Recent Trump investigation raises many questions

Creative Commons imagPresident Donald Trump denies involvement with Russia during his 2016 presidential campaign. He strongly urges Mueller to make the investigation findings public and looks forward to seeing the report.

AnnaMarie Born, Business Editor

March 29, 2019

Ever since the 2016 election, there have been allegations against Trump that he had communications with Russia. There have been several investigations, however, Mueller started up the biggest investigation yet. He had been looking into the efforts of Russia during the campaign. The investigation is...

Trump’s negotiations during second summit – pointless

Trump and Kim Jong Un shake hands with smiling faces on Feb. 27. Both leaders had 10 days to prepare for their second meeting compared to their first with two months of preparation time.

Issy Boegel, Copy Editor

March 5, 2019

The first U.S. and North Korean summit left tensions between the U.S. and North Korea looking more positive than the country has ever seen, or so we thought. On Feb. 28, President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un held a second summit in Hanoi, Vietnam. Trump met with Jong Un to discuss the disarmament...

President intends to build a wall, a wise move

Construction of the wall in progress along the border. Only in some areas along the US/Mexican border is there a wall so far.

Cady Solberg, SNO and Social Media Editor

February 16, 2019

President Donald Trump has been fighting for a border wall between the United States and Mexico since he became president back in 2016. He wants the wall to stop illegal immigration and drug trafficking in the United States. The president is trying to do what he believes is the best although as a citiz...

Trump recieves historically low approval rating

There is a lot of scepticism surrounding President Trump in regards to the multiple investigations he is involved in, as well as him forcing the government into the longest shutdown in U.S. history.

AJ Gunderson, Podcast Reporter

January 25, 2019

President Trump was responsible for the 35-day government shutdown this past January and it did not help his overall approval rating, according to the polls. Trump’s approval rating had already been trending in this direction and the government shutdown only magnified people’s disapproval. The people’s ...

Citizens should have respectful response to George H.W. Bush’s death

There are places and mourners to go to for a person to grieve in their own way. These places and monuments are created for the public to honor the ones who have passed to carry on their legacy.

Emma Stansbury, Distrubtion Reporter

December 3, 2018

A person grieves and responds to death in different ways, but is there a correct way to respond to the death of a prominent figure? George H.W. Bush died on Nov. 30, 2018, and served the United States from 1942-1945. Many people including Donald and Melania Trump, Obama, and Al Gore, along with various n...

Grading policies varies, consistency encouraged

The schools strong beliefs for a strong academic grading system.

Ashlynn O'Connor, Social Media Editor

November 13, 2018

The hot topic that is lingering throughout the schools hallway is the grading system. The grading system is not a gentle subject because of the fact that there are so many different opinions. The middle schools grading system is the 80 percent summative, 20 percent formative rule all around. The m...

Cross country runners go extra mile

Boys from the Stillwater cross country run tirelessly after school, outside on the new track during the fall season.

Ben Wrightsman, Video Editor

November 2, 2018

Thirty-five years ago, in 1983, a major player in the school's athletic history was just beginning his journey in leading the Ponies in running the distance; boys cross country. Since then, it would be hard to tabulate exactly how many miles this team has cumulatively run over the years, but they have...

Pollution impacts drinking water in Washington County

Junior Max Vogel after testing water from Brown's Creek for the amount of various chemicals in the water. This natural stream is a prime example of where animals could be harmed if the water were to become dense in pollutants.

Ben Jacobs, Podcast Reporter

November 1, 2018

The Stillwater community is affected by water pollution, as is any populated area. Large corporations such as 3M have had effects on the local environment and contributed to the pollution of water sources around Stillwater. Chemicals were dumped by 3M legally in the 1970s and since then have s...

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