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Local Communities Raise Awareness For AIDS

Local Communities Raise Awareness For AIDS

Morrison Jones-Thiede, Reporter/Page Editor

December 18, 2019

December 1st is World AIDS day, and to help bring awareness to AIDS and STDs, Eastern Idaho Public Health is joining up with Breaking Boundaries to offer a rapid testing for  HIV and STDs such as chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. They are going to be doing the free testing at the Health Center here in to...

Human Trafficking: the Modern-day Slavery

Kate Santoyo, Reporter

December 18, 2019

  Efforts to stop human trafficking throughout Idaho and beyond hope to put an end to the heinous practice.   The USA is known for the land of the free. Yet, 300,000 people in the US have their freedom taken away from them every day. This isn't just a number; each person has a life ju...

Teen Inventions

TayLee Sanders, Reporter/Writer

November 19, 2019

 Teen invention may save lives By Taylee Sanders   Most freshmen do not have a license to drive, but that does not prevent them from saving lives. Fourteen-year-old Alaina Gessler designed a solution to eliminate a car’s blind spot. She utilizes a camera and a mini-projector to show the driver what ...

Operation: Varsity Blues

November 19, 2019

A criminal conspiracy that shook the nation stayed hidden for seven years. From 2011 to 2018, parents, students, and even college administrators were flying under the radar, committing criminal activities right under the nose of law enforcement.  With 51 people indicted, 33 are parents, 17 are students, and th...

The Straw That Broke the Camel’s Back

The Straw That Broke the Camel’s Back

Bianca Fairchild, Editor In Chief

October 23, 2019

KNOW:    The issue of Donald Trump and his alleged crimes in the 2016 election starts all the way back in the nineties with the President working with Russia in his business affairs, however, the true issues that affected the election more directly began in 2014. Surprisingly though, Trump and his c...

Fires in Brazil

Beatriz Ramirez

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

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...

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