The Pony Express

Stay at home keeps many awake

Since distance learning has started students are spending more time looking at their computer screens and have not been moving around as much. This can be detrimental to one’s sleep because it has become easier to not be active and lose track of the time.

Mylana Nederloe, Business Editor

April 18, 2020

It has become a part of our daily lives to talk and read about how quarantine has been affecting daily lives. However, many may not realize how much it affects one not getting enough sleep. A large number of teenagers have not been getting enough sleep since school went online. There are different rea...

Staff Editorial: pushing back bell times detrimental

Students with a longer school day would have to take on even more outside of school work. This would mess up sport schedules along with other after school programs.

Pony Express Staff

March 12, 2018

These days, it is a common sight to watch hundreds of tired students shuffle into school every morning.  During the winter, the sun hasn’t even fully risen; temperatures are below freezing for most of the school year.  This scenario has lead administrators to question the time at which schools begin...

Mental health among teens, an exploration

Mental health among teens, an exploration

Brian Jaap, Layout Editor

February 10, 2016

Mental illness is an extremely touchy subject that many prefer not to talk about.  There are many factors that contribute to mental illness, especially in high school students. According to, as children approach their teenage years, one in five 13-18 year olds have, or will have, a serious mental illness and fifty percent ...

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