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  • 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

  • Koplin Strong

    Koplin Strong

    Nicolas Sloan and Dawson Lemons

     When a grizzly falls, the community steps up. Skyline Senior Nate Koplin (12) recently was involved in a diving incident at the Snake River. The incident left Koplin paralyzed last month. He’s currently recovering at the University of Utah from surgery and other injuries from the incident.   Koplin plays football for Skyline, and one of his biggest concerns with this incident is getting back on the field. ¨It's a tragic thing, football was...

    Nate watching the Thunder Ridge football game on Aug. 31, from the University of Utah.

    Mindy Koplin

  • 17 Mile Mystery Remains Unsolved

    17 Mile Mystery Remains Unsolved

    Max Webster

        Heidi Crouch, assistant principal at Skyline High School, recently received a call from a concerned citizen stating there were over 150 stamped Skyline English books at the back of 17 Mile Cave. At first, this seemed like a story, just another prank being pulled. However, the staff of WSS began to get curious, so we decided to look into the tale, and this is what we found:   According to Local News 8, In Feb. of 2018 a group ...

    Marcos Lopez

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