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Fires in Brazil

September 26, 2019

There have been over 72,000 forest fires in the Amazon rainforest in the year of 2019, being nearly an 80 percent jump compared to the numbers that Brazil experienced over the same time period in 2018, according to statistics from Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE). But out of all...

Tensions and Trump in Iran

Tensions and Trump in Iran

Bianca Fairchild, Editor In Chief

September 26, 2019

Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian

Morrison Jones-Thiede, Reporter/Page Editor

September 26, 2019

The long expected hurricane intended to hit Florida made headlines as at the last minute, something unexpected happened . On Sept. 1, the hurricane hit the northern part of the Bahamas as a category 5 hurricane with 185mph winds and lasted over 48 hours. By Sept. 5, the Bahamas were in absolute ruins ...

Nuclear reactors will need new hands

Emilio Lee, Photo Editor, Senior Editor, Page Editor

May 23, 2019

Energy: In today's tech-savvy world, we need it to use most of the things we have, like gas to fuel our cars, coal to move locomotives, and electricity to power all most everything in your homes. And currently, NuScale Power, a nuclear power company from Oregon, is progressing towards building 12 small react...

‘TRAPPED’ training makes a diffrence

‘TRAPPED’ training makes a diffrence

Morrison Jones-Thiede, Reporter/Page Editor

May 22, 2019

  It was nothing that I had ever seen before, it tested me. It tested my physical strengths, my mental capability and my entire way of thinking about life and the way that I affect people. It made me do things I didn’t think was possible or thought that I would ever do. At certain points, it teste...

Drugs at Skyline

Bianca Fairchild, Editor In Chief

May 21, 2019

 Only a couple weeks ago, I simply had to go to the school bathroom after having late breakfast in class to brush my teeth and put my Invisalign trays back in. While I was innocently standing there brushing my teeth, a group of three girls came into the bathroom and started to have a giggly, frank...

Violence survivors struggle with guilt

Violence survivors struggle with guilt

Max Webster, Investigative Reporter

April 23, 2019

Last month three victims of the Stoneman Douglas and Sandy Hook shootings were found dead within the span of a week. Believed to have taken their own lives over survivors guilt, the three students, family members, and friends now rest easy in the towns of Parkland, Flor. and Newtown, Conn. Our hearts a...

The Mueller Report

The Mueller Report

Bianca Fairchild, Editor In Chief

April 23, 2019

For the last two years since President Donald Trump’s win of the 2016 election, his administration has been under fire and under investigation. And since the beginning of the investigation, the looming “Mueller Report”--which was supposed to give the public information on the Trump Administration’s...

Abortion debate revs up, births new arguments

Abortion debate revs up, births new arguments

Sydney Melior, Page editor

February 27, 2019

  Social media has been buzzing lately over the topic of pro-life and pro-choice, stemming from concerns over a new conservative Supreme Court appointee and some controversial laws being passed in some states.   For example, in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation permitt...

Parkland improves security program following shooting

Parkland improves security program following shooting

Max Webster, Investigative Reporter

February 27, 2019

A year has passed since Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was hit by one of the worst shootings in American history on Feb. 14. In the Florida shooting, gunman Nikolas Cruz entered Building 12 of the school, pulled the fire alarm, and began firing on fleeing students. At the end of the shooting, 17 ...

Controversial ban on cell phone ban fails to pass

Controversial ban on cell phone ban fails to pass

Hannah Hix, Reporter

February 27, 2019

Idaho Falls and Chubbuck have both recently passed total cell phone bans within their city limits; Blackfoot is expected to approve an identical hands-free ordinance by the end of the year, and recently, a state senator tried to ban them. For a little background, Idaho Falls city council approved th...

Future seniors may receive more future shots

Future seniors may receive more future shots

Janis Orchard, Reporter

February 7, 2019

Thought you were done with shots for school? Think again. By one vote, the state legislature passed a mandate stating all students in Idaho who are going to be seniors will be required to get a vaccine for meningitis starting next year. According to the CDC, meningitis is an inflammation (swelling) o...

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