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Tunes of the 10’s: Music of the Decade

Tunes of the 10's: Music of the Decade

Eli Sorensen, Senior Design Editor

March 5, 2020

As the decade began in 2010, Robyn’s “Body Talk” album not only ushered in a brand new era of synth pop that would define the next ten years of music—the acclaimed LP also sparked the widespread adoption of the “poptimism” movement. Poptisim, though first developed in 2004, is a disco...

The Dark Side of Social Media

The Dark Side of Social Media

Nic Sloan, Co-Editor

February 26, 2020

Cell phones have grown to be the biggest piece of technology in today's society, with at least 96% of all American adults owning some sort of cell phone device. But even more so, teens are becoming more and more interconnected through smartphones, social media being the most prevalent platform. But as...

Dealing With Addiction

Dealing With Addiction

Max Webster, Investigative Reporter

December 18, 2019

In the year 2017 alone, 70,237 men, women, and children lost their lives to drug overdoses. Among those, 47,600 were from opioids and 15,482 were from heroine alone, and the numbers are rising, according to the USDUH. On a lesser scale, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (USDUH) estimated th...

I.C.E. raids impact Skyline families

Beatriz Ramirez

November 19, 2019

Almost everyday in the news we hear about people being deported, or I.C.E. raiding homes and businesses and taking immigrants into custody. These people being taken into custody can range from small children to adults over 40 years old. It happens all around us, even in Idaho, and our own Skyline stud...

Vaping outbreak sweeps the nation

Vaping outbreak sweeps the nation

Nic Sloan, Co-Editor

October 23, 2019

Vaping has been an ongoing trend for shortly over a decade now. And in that decade, the number of deaths and illnesses have been seldom. But in the last few months alone, there have been at least 1,479 confirmed injuries, and 33 deaths caused due to vaping. Now, talk of bans are arising, with controve...

Child Abuse Takes a Toll on Society

Kate Santoyo, Reporter

September 26, 2019

Child abuse victims are everywhere, but they are not easy to identify. It could be that quiet kid in class you have never really spoken to, or someone you have known for years that has gone through all of this without you knowing. Perhaps these people are suffering quietly right next to you while you are ranting to your bestie abou...

Art Feature

Art by TaMerra Mitchell

Tayla Taylor

May 21, 2019

Art is a great outlet for creative minds to express their talents. whether it’s through poetry, painting, drawing, or other forms of art. These skills have huge impacts that reach far past the pen and paper. The skills acquired through doing art can tie into academics and everyday life. Art has show...

Climate Change: Fact or Fiction?

Morrison Jones-Thiede, Reporter/Page Editor

March 26, 2019

  The weather is changing, and I'm not talking about winter leaving and turning into spring. There is a global phenomenon that is happening right now, but many are quick to push it aside as it starts long, heated debates when brought up in conversation.   Climate change is not necessarily an ea...

Wildfires scorch across the globe

Emilio Lee, Photo Editor

March 26, 2019

Wildfires have been a very common occurrence over the past year or so. Like in 2018, California was a hotspot for wildfires, with over eight thousand fires burning in an area of over one million acres of land, and that is just over the last year in California. But for us Idahoans, the most recent fi...

Temperatures rise as glaciers fall

Emilio Lee, Photo Editor

March 26, 2019

Many people have been buzzing about glaciers melting because of global warming and climate change. Is this really a big deal? Are glaciers important for our survival? Well, first off, it is important to realize there are many types of glaciers: mountain, valley, Tidewater, Piedmont, hanging, cir...

Global water crisis

Max Webster, Investigative Reporter

March 26, 2019

Since the dawn of light and creation of life water has decided the fates of all life as we know it, and we may soon be out of this precious resource. In all of human history water has been in every civilization spanning from Africa to the United States providing food, energy, and supporting life. Un...

CEI teaming with D91

Sydney Melior, Page editor

February 27, 2019

D91 and CEI have partnered up to provide a pathway for D91 sophomores to earn 36 college credits before they graduate. In order to participate in the program, students need to submit applications to CEI via their local high school counseling office by Feb. 22.   As a part of the program, current high schoo...

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