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Loss of Sleep: How Bad Is It?

Loss of Sleep: How Bad Is It?

Marcos Resendiz, Reporter

September 27, 2017


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Sleep deprivation has been a problem for many students and many of them don’t know the impact it can have towards a lot of people. In the long term sleeping is an important part of life and lacking sleep can bring death closer to you than ever. Lack of sleep can cause oneself to not be as alert; even...

Your phone affects how well you sleep

Your phone affects how well you sleep

Emilio Lee

September 27, 2017


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Sleep. It is one of the most important things in order for our bodies to grow, regain energy, and function, along with breakfast being the most important meal of the day. But with today's day and age of advancements with technology, not many people seem to be worried that screens are affecting their bod...

Sleepless in September

Sleepless in September

Keegan Oldham, Co-editor

September 27, 2017


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Nathan Mack (11) at Skyline High School struggles daily with insomnia. “I just go through life constantly tired... (Without insomnia) I am sure that I would be a lot happier in life.” The seriousness of insomnia causes many problems for Nathan. His grades, relationships, and health are all affected. With s...

Safety Tips for drivers

May 25, 2017


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Summer is just around the corner, and road trips may be in your future. With road trips come risks, so make sure you don’t become a statistic. Follow these safety tips when driving. Don’t Be an Aggressive Driver 1.Aggressive drivers are people who drive too fast, fail to yield right of way. 2.Follow oth...

Pump heels, overalls, berry lips and chokers

Pump heels, overalls, berry lips and chokers

Alejandra Salinas, Editor in Chief

March 28, 2017


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The only item that has been kissed goodbye without a doubt are chunky platform heels. The ‘90s was a decade full of new trends to try out. More skin was shown. Strapped dresses/shirts and short skirts with stockings were worn to show off shoulders and legs. Nothing screams ‘90s more than plaid and...

Five Skyline students tell their story about life in foster care

Meghan Leach, Business Manager

March 1, 2017


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Teenagers face many struggles every day, whether it’s school, work, friends, or at home. People are closed minded naturally and can never know what the person sitting next to them has gone through. A huge struggle children face in society today is being placed into foster care. Foster care is a system i...

Home remedies for colds

Home remedies for colds

Alejandra Salinas, Editor in Chief

January 31, 2017


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  It’s the time of year where colds are the most common due to the weather. Having to get up while feeling weak and dead is one of the worst feelings to experience. Luckily, here are a few home remedies to help get rid of a cold. Chicken soup- Although soup is not a medicine, it doesn’t fail i...

Safe driving tips for winter roads

Safe driving tips for winter roads

Madison Aeschbacher, Staff

January 31, 2017


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1. Expand your “look ahead” capacity Look farther ahead of your car than you normally would 2. Size up the whole scene Look for any obstacles, arising traffic, erratic drivers, pedestrians, and road conditions 3. Signal your intentions early Be visible withy our lights on when necessary, always...

Winter roads challenge drivers

Winter roads challenge drivers

Madison Aeschbacher, Staff

January 31, 2017


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Driving in Idaho can be interesting. The weather is dreary, and before people know it, two feet of snow heaps onto the streets in what seems like a matter of minutes. Keeping the roads clean has been a mighty challenge this winter, and driving on them has been just as much of a struggle. The ruts in...

Struggles Behind the Scenes

Leorah Smith, Reporter

December 15, 2016


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Whether or not it’s realized, individuals all around are fighting to put smiles on their faces. Even if a mental illness isn’t present in their lives, there are many trying their hardest to live happily. But how does the trying even begin? What situates people in a rut deep enough to have to work...

Skyline Students Deal With Anxiety

Karissa Wedman, Reporter

December 15, 2016


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  Dealing with anxiety By Karissa Wedman   Anxiety is defined as a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, but for many people it goes much deeper than what the definition implies. For people without this condition, it is difficult to unde...

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