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Journalism turns a new page

Journalism turns a new page

Hailey Laubscher, Pony Express TV Anchor

May 4, 2017


Filed under Focus, Photo Slide Shows

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 becomes a reality, people lose the authenticity that a newspaper brings, but they possibly gain somethi...

Social media bears employment impact

Social media bears employment impact

McKenna Wohlers, Social Media Reporter

March 31, 2017


Filed under Editorial

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 the country or the world, which is a positive.  Another positive is in the schools, technology and...

Democrats boycott inauguration, causes Trump uproar

Democrats boycott inauguration, causes Trump uproar

Anna Koenning, Social Media Reporter

February 14, 2017


Filed under Government and Political Opinion

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 support of the popular vote and including help from Russian hackers, attending the inauguration is no...

Drake rebrands himself

Drake rebrands himself

Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor

January 18, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music Scene

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 the world has ever seen. In December, Drake's new album, "More Life" is set to release. The album is ...

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


Filed under Editorial

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. There is no doubt that social media and terrorism have a strong link, however, the debate falls on whether that is...

False internet information permeates the crevices of daily life

False internet information permeates the crevices of daily life

Cates Eliasen, Online Editor

November 5, 2016


Filed under Editorial

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, with a follow up video calling out slander. It seems that in today's world of social media, t...

Staff Ed: Social media becomes popular news outlet because of technology advacements

Staff Ed: Social media becomes popular news outlet because of technology advacements

April 28, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Staff Editorial

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, but these sites are still trying to evolve and keep up with the ever changing world. Social media certainly is not de...

Universal rules of ‘being cool’

Universal rules of ‘being cool’

Lauren Lebourgeois, Copy Editor

January 13, 2016


Filed under Focus, In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

  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 are constantly happening in our evolving society. Since before anyone could remember, humans have al...

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


Filed under Political Opinion

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 and announcements.  But this election Trump used a new platform, something we had never seen used...

Quistmas helping spread Christmas cheer

Laura Ilkka, Photographer

December 23, 2015


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Read & Watch, Trending Now

Christmas, a time of the year where love and cheer is being spread, although one student is spreading that more than usual. Kallie Quist, a Christmas loving senior, has been celebrating "Quistmas" for a few years. This year though, sharing and publicizing it more than ever. Quist has made a twitter ac...

Staff Editorial: teachers should have a unified cell phone policy

Staff Editorial: teachers should have a unified cell phone policy

April 30, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Staff Editorial

It is no surprise that technology is becoming more prevalent in people’s daily lives. The school encourages people to bring their own electronic devices from home, and most people have their cell phones on them or nearby at all times. With this type of abundant presence of technology in the lives of ma...

Youth Service Bureau explains social media to parents

Kjell Sandstrom, Distribution Reporter

April 29, 2015


Filed under Local News, News, Uncategorized

  “The Internet is like a swimming pool. We don’t tell kids to not swim in the pool, we teach our kids swim!” explained Youth Services Bureau therapist Lea Thornton. This was the overall message conveyed at the social media awareness presentation held by the Youth Service Bureau April 13 at St...

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