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Chronic Wasting Disease: A potential epidemic?

Keegan Oldham, Senior Design Editor

March 28, 2019

What was previously known as a work of fiction has since turned into a potential reality. Chronic Wasting Disease, more commonly known as the “Zombie Deer Virus,” is a transmissible spongiform that, when ingested in a species of deer, moose, and caribou, causes “Zombie”-like symptoms. These include...

Foreign company claims cancer cure, doctors skeptical

February 27, 2019

An Israeli company is claiming they have developed a cure for one of the most notorious incurable diseases in history, but many critics are already doubting the probability of such broad claims. The biotech company, Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies Ltd. (AEBi), has made several claims that within...

Energy crisis among teens

Energy crisis among teens

Nic Sloan, Co-Editor

January 29, 2019

 Energy drinks are a common beverage enjoyed by teens and adults alike, but what’s really inside that can besides a quick energy boost? Energy drinks are considered any beverage which contains added sugar or stimulant compounds, generally caffeine. Some of the most common energy drinks on the mar...

Tanning Methods Pros and Cons

Tanning Methods Pros and Cons

Isabelle Chi, Reporter

May 29, 2018

     As the weather getting nicer and warmer, sweatshirts and jeans are gradually being replaced by tank tops and shorts. With more skin being exposed, the importance of tanning seems to rise to lots of people. Generally in Western culture, having a glowing, bronzed body is considered as a mark of...

Sunscreen: Prevents Burns, Causes Cancer?

Sunscreen: Prevents Burns, Causes Cancer?

Nic Sloan, Co-Editor

May 29, 2018

  With the summer sun finally beginning to shine after a long winter, many people across the nation are going to enjoy spending time outdoors. But everyone knows that too much of anything can be bad, with the sun being no exception. So to compensate for that, many people lather on layers of sunscreen t...

Vaping: Not even once

Vaping: Not even once

Nic Sloan, Co-Editor

May 2, 2018

Many believe vaping is a viable substitute for smoking, but the truth is it’s actually almost just as damaging. Vaping has become an increasing risk among teens in the US, including here at Skyline. There is a false belief among many people across the nation that vaping is a healthy substitute to smok...

How much is too much for your back to handle?

Sujata Gandhi and Cole Perry

May 2, 2018

Students at Skyline have backpacks weighing up to 40 pounds. The harm that backpacks cause to students’ backs is immense. Many students carry their backpacks with them all day, five days a week, which can cause damage- especially when a backpack is heavy.   The weight of a student’s backpack plays a...

Grizzly girls are bringing bangs back this winter at SHS!

Cassidy Monson ans Shelby Lee, Reporter

January 31, 2018

    Bangs, like their name implies, can create a powerfully dramatic fashion statement, and they are starting to appear with more frequency atop the faces of female students at Skyline.  While a few have sported bangs for a while, Marissa Haacke (12) really started a trend when she whacked some of he...

Cyber Safety Issues Create Hazards for Teens

Sujata Gandhi, Online Editor

January 30, 2018

Amongst high school students, cell phones, tablets, and other devices that can access the internet are very popular. These technologies are useful as communication devices, but they can also create some safety nightmares. Cyber crimes occur on a routine basis. To prevent being a victim of a cyber crime...

No eyelash left behind: extensions vs falsies

Cassidy Monson, Reporter

November 15, 2017

  Everyone wants long, thick, and full lashes. It’s a very important part of achieving most makeup and beauty goals. The problem is trying to figure out the best approach to getting these lashes and finding what works best for each individual. Obviously, the best case scenario would be having n...

Living with diabetes: a student perspective

Cassidy Monson, Reporter

November 15, 2017

Ironically sandwiched between two sugar-infested holidays, November is diabetes awareness month. Many might not be aware diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. In 2015, 79,535 death certificates listed Diabetes as the underlying cause of death, and a total of 252,806 d...

Influenza vaccination pros and cons

Mariah Wood

October 31, 2017

Ouch! It stings, it’s sharp, it’s cold. What is it? Influenza season, commonly called the flu, is on the rise. Starting this month or November, the illness’s expected cases could last from a period all the way until May. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that a range fr...

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