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Climate change vs. natural disasters

Mariah Wood

September 27, 2017


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  Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria have left a trail of damage and flooding in their wake. Texas officials report 82 deaths as a result of Harvey according to the New York Times, The Miami Herald reports 26 deaths due to Irma, and there have been at least 17 casualties because of Maria so...

Local: Community College Vote

Local: Community College Vote

Bianca Fairchild, Reporter

May 31, 2017


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What to Know: The Bonneville County will be the taxing district for Eastern Idaho Technical College (EITC) to become a community college. The tax will total about $13.37 each year. In comparison, according to Local News 8, our tax for having a garbage system is about $42 per year (the community coll...

National: Trump fires Comey

National: Trump fires Comey

Bianca Fairchild, Reporter

May 31, 2017


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What to Know: The now former FBI director James Comey was fired on May 9, 2017. Donald Trump’s reasoning was because of the way he handled the case of Hillary Clinton and her secret email server, but during the election he praised him for his efforts. The New York Times has published multiple arti...

International: North Korean Threat

International: North Korean Threat

Bianca Fairchild, Reporter

May 31, 2017


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What to Know: Despite the nuclear warfare tests and intense disapproval from many of the government’s officials, Donald Trump is considering meeting with Kim Jong-un, the Chairman of the Workers’ Party of North Korea. North Korea has also planned a total of six nuclear tests. Additionally, Kim J...

Innocent but Convicted: Tapp shares his story

Innocent but Convicted: Tapp shares his story

Bianca Fairchild, Reporter

May 31, 2017


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On April 21, Christopher Tapp came to Skyline to talk to Kaylene Hathaway’s Adult Living class to educate her students about our rights. Tapp was released from his 20-year-long prison sentence for a crime he didn’t commit on Mar. 22, 2017, because the organization “Judges for Justice” looked i...

Total Solar Eclipse in Idaho Falls: 500K tourists expected

Total Solar Eclipse in Idaho Falls: 500K tourists expected

Corin Newman, Reporter

May 30, 2017


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  Somewhere between 50,000-500,000 people are expected to be in Idaho on Monday, Aug. 21, for the total solar eclipse, according Luke Ramseth, a reporter for the Post Register. A solar eclipse happens when the moon and the sun are in the same position causing the sun to be covered by the moon.  It...

Seniors tackle civics exam

Seniors tackle civics exam

April 28, 2017


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 It has been a busy month for seniors. This class will be the first to graduate with the new requirement to pass the Civics Test, which assesses students’ knowledge about U.S. history and government, along with taking the SAT, ISAT 2.0, and completing the Senior Project. This year’s seniors had an av...

Off grid living captures attention

Off grid living captures attention

Kelsie Gardels, Reporter

March 1, 2017


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The new trend known as “getting off the grid” is quickly becoming the hip thing to do. This lifestyle provides people with the freedom from rent and other expenses while traveling and having the comforts of home. Many begin this lifestyle to get out of debt. Others enjoy the adventure of clutter-...

Boy scouts change policy to allow trans

Boy scouts change policy to allow trans

Madison Aeschbacher, Staff

March 1, 2017


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On Jan. 20, 2017,  The Boy Scouts of America released a statement that historically changed their nearly century-long stance, now allowing transgender children to join the organization. Because this foundation is mainly funded and supported widely by religious organizations, the LGBTQ community view this a...

Trump Bans Travel

Karissa Wedman, Reporter

March 1, 2017


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  Recently inaugurated President Donald Trump has released a travel ban for persons in predominantly Muslim countries attempting entrance into the United States. These countries include Libya, Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, Iran, Iraq, and Syria. However, according to recent sociology studies performed by ...

Are you making S.M.A.R.T resolutions this New Years?

Are you making S.M.A.R.T resolutions this New Years?

Kelsie Gardels, Reporter

January 31, 2017


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“Resolutionary” tips to keep your resolutions     Each year, many people across the world make goals and promises to themselves called resolutions. The act of making resolutions actually began in an ancient society nearly 4,000 years ago, where it used to be celebrated when the crop...

Obama’s 8 Years

Obama’s 8 Years

Karissa Wedman, Reporter

January 31, 2017


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Most high school student can’t remember any other president than Barack Obama. For many, Obama has served for nearly half of their lifespan, meaning he has served two full terms, eight years in total. This is highly significant in the history of the United States because only 30 percent of the 44 presi...

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