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Addiction always comes with vaping

A vape/electronic cigarette is pictured. Devices such as the one above, are popular among teenagers to deliver vape juices. Many of which contain nicotine. For assistance with addiction stop by the the Wellness Center located at Stillwater Area High School. One can also call Smoker's Helpline, 1-800-363-5864, to receive phone side advice and information about addiction treatment .

Isaak Sahulka, Layout Editor

October 22, 2019

  When people vape, they vape nicotine. Even if it is vape juice that says 0 mg of nicotine, there are traces of nicotine still found in some juices. Nicotine is a drug that is highly addictive and used in smoking products such as vape juice and cigarettes. People know nicotine is in these p...

Vaping illness epidemic continues to spread

A nicotine flyer hangs near popular bathrooms, visible to students walking by. The flyer portrays the threatening risks of vaping as a teenager.

Ella Nelson, Copy Editor

October 20, 2019

Vaping is undoubtedly known by almost every high school student in the U.S. It is no secret this is a substantial threatening problem across the country, however many students are not taking vaping and the harsh risks that come along with it seriously. The truth is, vaping and high schoolers do not...

Vaping epidemic takes toll on teens

There are many types of e-cigarettes in the vaping industry. Each one is made to appeal to teenagers and younger generations.

Paige Sanders, Photography Editor-in-Chief

May 14, 2019

There is a lingering epidemic in town and it is not a disease. It is vaping. An addictive substance known as nicotine travels to people's lungs as they inhale the fruity flavors of vape juice. Vaping is a popular activity among many students. E-cigarettes contain numerous amounts of chemicals, the ...

Free the Pee open forum answers questions, leaves changes uncertain

Student Council President Nikhil Kumaran speaks to fellow seniors at the April 17 open forum discussing SAHS bathroom closures.

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

April 24, 2019

Monday, April 1 marked the date bathrooms at Stillwater Area High School closed during class times, except for those next to the Red, White and Black Pony Centers. After the viral success of the "letuspee" Instagram account protesting the closures, the administration held an open forum in the cafeteri...

Students ‘pee’ved over new bathroom security policy

Signs posted outside all bathrooms, warning of the new bathroom use policy.

Pony Express Staff

April 8, 2019

While walking the halls, keep an eye out for the locked bathroom doors with ‘See Something, Say Something’ QR codes taped up over them. Notice kids wearing yellow shirts, sweatshirts and pins. Watch for teachers and security guards who watch back as kids enter the bathroom. All are effects of new rules tha...

E-cigarettes and vaping discussion raises awareness

Principal Rob Bach and community members meet in school auditorium for a discussion regarding student vape use.

Aidan Gunderson, Podcast Reporter

November 1, 2018

A community meeting was held on Oct. 10 in the auditorium to address the issue of e-cigarette use (also called e-cigs, and vapes) amongst students. The purpose of this meeting was to help parents and students become more aware of this ongoing problem, share how the school staff and local law enforceme...

Admin updates new bathroom policies, monitoring in response to vaping, vandalism

Some students dislike using the bathrooms because of other students “vaping”, so the administration is doing its best to reclaim the bathrooms.

Noah Ness, Read and Watch Team

March 26, 2017

  Recently, a surge in the use of electronic cigarettes among teenagers has caused many schools, including Stillwater Area High School, to try different tactics to end the "vaping." E-cigarettes are devices that allow the user to avoid inhaling tobacco smoke, which can be very unhealthy, but still get a "buzz" simi...

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