The Pony Express

AP classes deserve a period more than they get

Jackie Lawson, Print Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2012

Filed under Editorial, Opinions

Recent changes in the length of the school’s AP Biology course from one class period to two have proven what has been so blatantly obvious all along: AP classes deserve a two-period block. Just think: You’re sitting in...

Distracted driving epidemic sweeps the nation

Sahar Takshi, Centerspread Editor

May 22, 2012

Filed under Pro & Con

I’ve seen the billboards and heard the public announcements all warning us about the dangers of distracted driving, but it wasn’t until I read an article in the Tampa Bay Times about two teenage girls who met their ends texting...

Editorial: Commercials make NO SENSE

Anthony Prieto, Assistant Sports Editor

February 10, 2012

Filed under Opinions

Commercials used to make so much sense; they were short and sweet and the best part about them was that they actually advertised what they were selling. Nowadays commercials make absolutely no sense at all. Case in point, Chanel...

Fun, convenient ways to keep you shopping until you’re dropping

Katlyn Zielinski, Assistant News Editor

December 15, 2011

Filed under Opinions

Shopping during the holiday season can be an enjoyment that fills people’s insides with all the right holiday spirit, but it can be a huge downfall to the bank account. With the holiday lights that are twinkling, and Chrismakwanzaka...

Everyday should be a holiday

Sahar Takshi, Opinions Editor

December 13, 2011

Filed under Opinions

Maybe it’s the aroma of a fresh Christmas tree, the sight of a beautifully cooked meal, or just the general cheer, but there’s something about the holidays that makes people much more benevolent than in any other season, and...

CON: freshmen should not be forced to take online classes

Grant Peeler, Wed Team

December 13, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Pro & Con

In this wonderful age of computers, interconnectivity, and social media, we have pushed the boundaries of technology to fantastic limits, but when it comes to online schooling, especially when it is required, our culture, has...

PRO: Freshmen are required to take online classes

Sahar Takshi, Opinions Editor

November 17, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Pro & Con

Incoming freshmen of 2011 are now required to take at least one online course with Florida Virtual School, and frankly, it’s about time. ­­­The new addition of online courses to graduation requirements is long overdue....

Android v. Iphone

Sahar Takshi, Opinions Editor

November 10, 2011

Filed under Opinions

Students and adults today rely heavily on their smart-phones, and probably know more about them than they know about their president; but in the end this shared loved for smart-phones splits into two sides, iPhones and Android...

Students disrespect the school

Brett Wasmund, Staff Writer

November 3, 2011

Filed under Opinions

Students have no respect towards their school, where they spend just as much time as they do at home. Why in the world would someone trash a place they have to spend so much time at? Even if they really don’t like Gaither,...

The colors in the classroom can change the mood of a student

Sahar Takshi, Opinions Editor

November 3, 2011

Filed under Opinions

Colors are an abstruse yet amazing medium-they have the power to communicate thoughts and provoke emotions without doing anything except reflecting light. Why is it that Count Dracula wears black, and a bride wears white? Why...

Homecoming overview

Jessica Lawless, Public Relations

November 3, 2011

Filed under Features, Opinions

The theme this year was Winter Wonderland. Senate sold 665 tickets this year, while last year they sold 772 tickets. Limos rolled in left and right. While the girls waltzed in with their glamorous dresses and the boys followed...

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