Pony Express News

School schedule to have another hour next year

Bryan Garcia, Journalist

April 30, 2019

Morton plans to add an extra mandatory hour starting 2019.  The new hour is planned to take place before 1st hour and after 0 hour. Students will be given the options of either: Integrated Otaku replacing the after-school club, a new Shooting range curren...

Venezuela needs a new president — oust Maduro

Juan Avila

April 22, 2019

Russia is now in Venezuela, should the U.S be worried about a potential attack? The current president of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro has been facing strong opposition as a new candidate for presidency Juan Guiado wants to claim his ...

Do We Need More Female Superheroes? 

Silvia Jimenez

April 22, 2019

There are only two strong female lead superhero films. Captain Marvel from Marvel and Wonder Woman from DC. Both films received high ratings from IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes. Currently, there is in the making of another female sup...

I’m a girl caddie! I defy my traditional gender roles!

Paola Gonzalez

April 22, 2019

Part of working as a caddie includes carrying a golf bag that weighs approximately 30-45 pounds for about four hours. One day, my co-worker (who happened to be male) and I were standing with our assigned golf bags waiting for our ...

All Kids Should Be Vaccinated 

Stephanie Ortega

April 22, 2019

The percentage of kids in the U.S who don’t get vaccinated has quadrupled since 2001. About 100,000 children who are now younger than 2 aren't vaccinated against 14 potentially serious illnesses says Amanda Cohn, a pediatricia...

Pro-lifers don’t deserve punishment and prison — even if you don’t agree with abortion

Jasmine Bonilla

April 22, 2019

Three women incarcerated in El Salvador, being accused of homicide for having miscarriages.  Alba Rodríguez and Maria del Tránsito Orellana both served nine years, while Cinthia Rodríguez spent more than 11 years in prison. ...

It’s not enough to be a smart consumer — you need to be ethical too

Alexia Hernandez

April 22, 2019

Ethical consumers- Are you one?   When using social media to shop or simply look at your newsfeed, being an ethical consumer should be one your main priorities. By choosing to be an ethical consumer not only are you helping smaller more ethically ru...

We need better sex education programs

Alejandra Prieto

April 22, 2019

There’s about one pregnant girl in every class you go into, maybe even two. Many girls I’ve talked to say they didn’t plan it or say it was an “accident” and didn’t know it would have happened to them.  Schools should be required to teach comp...

Separations of families at the border are tragic

Christina Cortez

April 22, 2019

The Separations of Families at The Border    The separations of families started no later than October of 2017. Jeff Sessions’ put in a zero-tolerance policy on illegal immigrants on the south-west border. Sessions publicly said, “If you cro...

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