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Guns In Education? Yes, Please.

Marcos Resendiz-Lopez, Jr. Sr. Journalist II

May 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion

“Hey, a teacher brought guns to school. Let’s go see them,” is a phrase you are bound to hear in the hallways of Skyline. It may be taken as a joke at first, but once the students start going down the English hall, it becomes non-ironic and is one of those things you have to see to believe. ...

Chick-fil-a takes on the backlash

Max Webster, Investigative Reporter

April 23, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Most, if not all of us, have heard of the recent news regarding the king of chicken, Chick-fil-a. In 2012, operating officer Dan T. Cathy publicly stated, “I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a ma...

4chan 4sees More Backlash

Marcos Resendiz-Lopez, Jr. Sr. Journalist II

April 23, 2019


Filed under Opinion

       It isn’t a surprise when 4chan is the source of a big controversy and they have been doing this for years just to get a cheeky laugh or two but these days they’re more impactful the most recent is the mosque shooting due to the shooter being an avid user of 4chan. Naturally thi...

PETA: The true villians

Tayla Taylor

March 28, 2019


Filed under Opinion

In recent months criticisms against PETA, People for The Ethical Treatment of Animals, have been rampant. PETA focuses on four key areas concerning the protection and safety of animals: laboratories, food, clothing, and entertainment industries. They spread their efforts by educating the public, invest...

Stoners Strive for Support: But Fail in the End

Marcos Resendiz-Lopez, Jr. Sr. Journalist II

March 27, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Stoner culture has been a thing since the beginning of the drug war in the 1970s, and even before that, there’s always been a huge following for this little green plant. A lot has changed since then: marijuana use is slowly but surely becoming more and more normalized as time goes on, 28 states so f...

Where’s Mah Chili??

Marcos Resendiz-Lopez, Jr. Sr. Journalist II

February 27, 2019


Filed under Opinion

“Nihil sub sole novum” roughly translates to “there is nothing new under the sun.” And as of lately, it’s becoming apparent that Skyline has been lacking on cool events and have only provided the things that we’ve already seen: spirit weeks, dances, fundraisers, the carnival and the occasional...

Superbold but Superbad

Superbold but Superbad

Max Webster, Investigative Reporter

February 27, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The Super is promoted as being super amazing, but this year was a super dud on all fronts. Played Feb. 3 between the 11-5 Patriots and the 13-3 Rams, after four long and boring quarters of mostly failed scoring attempts, the Patriots rose to the top with a final score of 3-13. The worst part abo...

Hate Against Hormones

Olivia Felt, Reporter

January 30, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

PDA is gross! I think that that is common knowledge, but why people still commit this serious crime remains UNSOLVED.   As I walk down the hallways to my class, all the eye can see is students partaking in distasteful lip-locking. After pushing through the waves of hormones, I can finall...

Jokes should be funny, not cruel

Hannah Hix, Reporter

December 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Jokes, jokes, jokes. We all love to laugh, but jokes about depression, autism, sexuality, and/or pretty much anything you think is really messed up to joke about usually aren’t really funny. I personally have to say that I have joked about these things before, so I don’t want to be a hypocrite. This on...

Baby it’s cold inside

Eli Sorensen, Reporter

December 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Eli Sorensen     One morning during a lecture in math, I found it difficult to focus due to how incredibly cold it was in the classroom. I soon realized that the more I thought about my frigid surroundings, the harder it was to ignore them, and the colder it seemed to become. “It’s cold,” I m...

Toxic Masculinity

Sujata Gandhi, Online Editor

December 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In light of the #MeToo movement, toxic masculinity has become a buzzword in society. Toxic masculinity, which is something that feminism advocates against, is when men feel pressured to be “masculine” to the point where it strongly impacts them. A negative stereotype is that men have to be “trad...

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