The Pony Express

Lakeland citizens call for a city wide audit

Citizen and council members wait to start the monthly city council meeting on April 16. Topics of the meeting include new council members and a petition for a city-wide audit.

Grace Silbernick, Layout Editor

May 9, 2019

“Does the city want to spend up to $18,000 on an audit that’s going to prove nothing?” Mayor Richard Glasgow asked during what was supposed to be the April 16 Lakeland city council meeting. A large chorus of disagreement came forth from the audience as they displayed their disapproval of Glasgow’...

Tuition free college sparks interest among Americans

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to thousands of Americans about how the US should be tuition free. Sanders believes tuition is discouraging some Americans from advancing to the next level of their education at college.

Zach Johnson, Social Media Editor

April 8, 2019

Since the late 1800s, college in the United States has required a tuition fee. These fees help to give back to the school in order to pay staffing and bills for the college. College should make students pay for their education in order to ensure they will give more effort into studying. Presidential...

Trump’s new tax plan will ‘make America great again’

Alternate Copy Story and photos by Linnea Phillips

Luke Dickinson, Business Editor

December 4, 2017

As promised by his campaign on Sept. 27, the Trump administration came out with a new tax plan. This new tax plan will change the tax brackets for income tax, double the standard deduction, but eliminate personal exemptions and lower the corporate tax rate. This new tax plan will be voted on No...

Financial aid, flawed necessity

Financial aid, flawed necessity

Adam Humpal, Social Media Reporter

December 5, 2016

Massive student debt, skyrocketing college tuition and a widening education achievement gap has fueled the discussion about federal financial aid for college. President Barack Obama has made student debt a national initiative when he announced the “Student Debt Challenge”, which was meant to raise...

Taxing sugary drinks could combat obesity

Taxing sugary drinks could combat obesity

July 20, 2013

Obesity has become more prevalent in America over the past few decades than ever before. Although the culprits are plentiful, ranging from lack of exercise to the multitudes of fast food consumed each year, legislation has recently targeted sugary drinks. A tax on sugary drinks has been proposed recently...

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