The Pony Express

Year-round school offers less time for relearning

Students on a year-round schedule are not able to attend most summer camps or mission trips. With a ten month schedule, students that attend young life are able to go to camps and meet new people.

Issy Boegel, Copy Editor

March 2, 2019

"I would hate year-round school. I like summer vacation and having a long time off to just relax," senior Shamus Boe said. Students are aware of the 10 month calendar that includes the much anticipated summer and winter break, only to arrive back at school with rolling eyes, as they take their first step into the dreadful hallways. This "s...

Committee reexamines grading practices and policies

The schoolwork students have to struggle with piles up. It can be hard to keep so many things in mind all at once. It absorbs life.

Elise Truman, Online Editor

November 18, 2018

“Someone's intelligence or how hard they're working in a class shouldn’t be defined only in a series of numbers and letters,” sophomore Ellie Capra said. Education is imperative to the success of a society, but some students and teachers are not convinced the current testing approach is effecti...

O’Neal strives for future dermatology career

Politics is a huge extracurricular piece to senior Sydney O’Neal’s academic agenda. Participating on mock trial and the Young Republicans, O’Neal argues a point on the repeal of Obama Care. Motivated about her future academic standing, O’Neal says, “There will be I think scholarship money if I get in, if I don't get in I'll still go to the U and go to med school.”

Tiana Meador, Editor-In-Chief

March 30, 2017

  As college commitment comes to a close, the University of Minnesota medical school is assessing 10 incoming freshmen who are going to be selected to participate in an accelerated seven-year med program for med school. Of the students initially considered, the U of M has cut the number to...

Project-based learning benefits students academically

Project-based learning benefits students academically

Megan Karnuth, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2017

Learning is being compromised because high school students care more about their grades than actually learning the material. Students copy assignments to save time and their GPA. High school is the gateway to college and or real world jobs, so it is important to make sure students are absorbing everything...

Bridging educational inequality through choice

Bridging educational inequality through choice

Adam Humpal, Social media reporter twitter

September 28, 2016

The answer to the educational inequality gap is school choice. For years students of schools in suburban areas have enjoyed a superior education to student who attend schools in the inner city; schools which tend to be underfunded and overcrowded. The school choice policy allows a student to atten...

Only the beginning for senior class

Only the beginning for senior class

July 20, 2013

The end of the school year is near for Stillwater Area High School seniors, but many would rather call it only the beginning. The beginning of the rest of their lives, that is. Seniors will be graduating on June 8, and many will be attending the senior party following graduation. Every year, parents...

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