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Political tribalism, violence, effects of having far-right news on social media

Senior Michael Finch views Breitbart News’ Facebook page. In 2018, Wikipedia said Breitbart could only be allowed for opinion supports in their informative articles because of the reporting slant.
Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief November 20, 2019

Breitbart News, during the heat of the 2016 presidential campaign, was one of the most trafficked news sources on the internet, behind Fox News. It is one of the farthest right news sites in the conservative...

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 15, 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...

Teachers learn about memes, share reactions

Alternative Copy by Hannah Boardman
Fotini Kloos, Announcements Editor May 22, 2018

Memes have been popular and cultural ideas that have been passed from one individual to another. They have been surfacing not only in Stillwater, but all throughout social media as well. We see...

Journalism turns a new page

Online news provides easy access to everything one may need to know. Junior Peter Kast says,
Hailey Laubscher, Pony Express TV Anchor May 4, 2017

In today's society, it is easy to fall into the habit of turning on the TV to listen to tonight's news, or go on Twitter to get the latest information about what is happening in the world. As this...

Social media bears employment impact

McKenna Wohlers, Social Media Reporter March 31, 2017

Social Media has had many positive impacts on our society, but it has also had negative impacts on people today. People have been able to learn about activities or events happening in other parts of...

Democrats boycott inauguration, causes Trump uproar

Democrats boycott inauguration, causes Trump uproar
Anna Koenning, Social Media Reporter February 14, 2017

Inaugurations are a time when the nation should come together, accept the person elected by the people and wish him well on the four years ensuing. However, when that person was elected excluding the...

Drake rebrands himself

Infographic by Tiana Meador
Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor January 18, 2017

Craig Sanislo Of all the rappers in the industry today, Drake is one of the biggest names out there. Drake is attacking the rap game, and he is determined to make himself into one of the biggest stars...

Social media working as efficient communication medium on terrorism

Social media working as efficient communication medium on terrorism
Cates Eliasen, Online Editor November 6, 2016

Videos of  the Paris attacks were uploaded to Youtube almost immediately. The Orlando shooting was shown to many in real time through Snapchat. News of ISIS attacks are updated constantly on Twitter....

False internet information permeates the crevices of daily life

Infographic by Cates Eliasen
Cates Eliasen, Online Editor November 5, 2016

When scrolling through the trending section on YouTube or any other social media site, many of the videos tend to follow a similar outline. Poorly organized videos centered around disrespecting someone,...

Staff Editorial: social media becomes popular news outlet because of technology advacements

Staff Editorial: social media becomes popular news outlet because of technology advacements
Pony Express Staff April 28, 2016

The 21st century has brought about many changes to the world of technology. Social media websites such as Twitter, Instagram or even Snapchat are being used by millions of people around the globe,...

Universal rules of ‘being cool’

Another popular brand among teenagers today is Hunter boots. Junior Heather Leyh said, “I know those hunter boots are liked. I think they’re cute, but also very expensive.”
Lauren Lebourgeois, Copy Editor January 13, 2016

  Many people wonder what it means to be cool. Everyone has their own definition of, and think of, it a little differently. It is natural for trends to start, and also to come to an end. Trends...

Trump’s out of control Twitter more than a nuannce

Trump's out of control Twitter more than a nuannce
Hunter Hippel, Online Editor January 11, 2016

There are endless criticisms of Donald Trump, the President-elect.  That comes with any president, especially after the brutal election cycle, when candidates are attacking each other through ads...

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