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  • 70 years after Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Violations rage on

    70 years after Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Violations rage on

    Bianca Fairchild, Editor in Chief

    On Dec. 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly established an international goal and expectation for nations to achieve with human rights in their country, called the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This declaration establishing all kinds of rights including: that all people are born equal, have the right to free thought, have the right to life, liberty, and security, and have the right to move and identify with a nationality. However, ev...

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  • School Saftey: Are We Prepared for the Worst?

    School Saftey: Are We Prepared for the Worst?

     Automatically locking doors, individual key cards for access and entry, better cameras--these and other changes may soon appear at Skyline despite the fact the bond failed. Why all of the inconvenience? An attempt at increasing school safety.   As of mid October, the US has reported 65 school shootings, 65 shootings that have wounded and killed hundreds of innocent children looking up to a bright future. All these shootings, yet patrons still ...

  • FDA deems vaping an epidemic among US high schoolers

    FDA deems vaping an epidemic among US high schoolers

    Nic Sloan, Co-Editor

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is starting to crack down on teen vape use. FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb has been taking the lead in this process. On Sept. 12 this year, Gottlieb declared youth vaping to be an epidemic.   Recent reports have shown a 900% increase of teen e-cigarette use since 2011. According to the FDA’s 2017 National Youth Tobacco Survey, over 2.1 million middle and high school students admitted to using E-cigarettes....

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  • Skyline High School: Coming soon to a theater near you

    Skyline High School: Coming soon to a theater near you

    Nic Sloan, Co-Editor

    The 1967 Skyline High School football team made a promise 51 years ago to achieve an undefeated season in the name of their coach. A full-length sports film based off this team is being produced right here in Idaho Falls. The film, titled “The Perfect Season,” is planned to be based off of the book “A Promise Kept,” published by Bruce Couch in 2001. The film was announced two hours before this year’s annual 2018 Emotion Bowl.     ...

    Bruce Couch

  • Skyline students celebrate DIVERSE-ity at Pride

    Skyline students celebrate DIVERSE-ity at Pride

    Bianca Fairchild, Editor in Chief

    The Idaho Falls Community came together on Sept. 15 to walk in the annual Pride Parade at the Greenbelt. Over 100 people came to celebrate pride this year with a festival at the end of the walk, a drag race, and a comedy show that evening. Among those celebrating LGBTQ pride were several Skyline students who have been local activists for a few years now. Isabelle Espinoza (11) and her friends Mariano Estrada (11), Tayla Taylor (11), Corbyn Stosich...

    Idaho Falls waves pride flags on the Snake River Photo Credit: Kayla Speas

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