The Pony Express

Teens continue working during COVID-19

Essential bussineses are the only places curently open. People that work at these stores are crucial and putting their lives at risk for others.

Rachel Duerr, Online Editor

March 15, 2020

For many high school students working is a fun thing to participate in because it gives students a sense of the “real world” and grants them independence, while also doing something they are passionate about. Nobody expects the world to go through a pandemic, let alone be working during one. Many tee...

Amazon dominates online shopping competition

Alternative Copy Story by Rose Deziel

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor

December 7, 2017

As technology becomes more prevalent in everyday lives, students are always looking for new ways to use technology to their advantage. Amazon is a perfect example of this, making it easier to shop from the comfort of the home using a phone or computer. In the past few years, Amazon has become a major...

One piece swimsuits dive into style

One piece swimsuits dive into style

Sam Gater, Photographer

May 13, 2016

Considered a 20th century ‘underwater ballerina’, Annette Kellerman was arrested for something that, today, many do not have a second thought about: skin exposure. Charged in 1907 for showing her arms, legs and neck in her suave, one-piece swimsuit, today the style seems to be overthrowing the wo...

California drought leads to controversy with Nestlé

California drought leads to controversy with Nestlé

Justin Hannasch, Team Lead Layout Editor

April 30, 2015

California is currently in one of the worst droughts the United States has ever seen. According to, "Government estimates tell California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) it will take 11 trillion gallons of water to end the historic drought in his state." With California in such a drought, water pric...

Local products on Target shelves

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Taylor Haberman, Social Media Reporter

January 12, 2015

  In the last few months, more and more products from a small Stillwater company have been popping up on Target shelves around the country. On Main Street in downtown Stillwater sits a store that has found itself sitting in a pile of success. Mara Mi is a large studio space that has bee...

Target needs work to regain customers

Photo by Elise Laudet

Christy Prust

May 21, 2014

Minneapolis based company Target Corporation is quickly spiraling downward with no sign of stopping. The multi billion-dollar corporation has lost large amounts money, customers and now employees in the recent months. Said to be the second largest discount retailer in the United States (behind Walmart),...

Target opens up about credit card scam

Over the Black Friday weekend Target Corp. was hit by an extensive theft of its customers’ credit-card and debit-card data.  The company later disclosed that thieves were believed to have stolen date from up to 1.5 million card accounts.

Cole Funk

February 24, 2014

“I’m usually retty good at keeping my bank account safe, but the recent Target scandal has me a little on edge,” said junior Megan Ellison.  “I work as a cashier for Target and we weren’t given very much information on it other than that it happened and that they fixed the problem.”  ...

Despite harm, laying off workers is a wise business decision by Target

Graphic by Paul Hudachek

Sofie Wicklund

February 20, 2014

Almost 500 Target workers returned home jobless on Jan. 22 after the corporation enacted employee cuts and removed 700 open positions. Target is still struggling to recover from the shocking credit violation that occurred in late November and early December. Thus, the cut back on employees, although hurt...

Black Friday causes too much stress for workers

Graphic by Clara Ilkka

Jeff Wallace

January 11, 2014

Shopping on Black Friday is extremely stressful for both the employees and the shoppers. However, what none of the shoppers have to go through is the preparation for the day. With stores opening even earlier now, employees have to come to work earlier and lose time that is meant to be spent with famil...

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