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

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

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 mainstream. It has been marketed as a news source on Facebook, but is not allowed on Wikipedia...

President intends to build a wall, a wise move

President intends to build a wall, a wise move

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 in the United States. The president is trying to do what he believes is the best although as a citiz...

Teachers learn about memes, share reactions

Teachers learn about memes, share reactions

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 memes on Snapchat, Instagram and on television. The majority of modern memes are captioned photos that are intended to be fu...

Journalism turns a new page

Journalism turns a new page

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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, 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

  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

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...

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