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The Exorcist

The Exorcist

Zitlali M

October 29, 2020

Halloween is coming up and you know what that means, horror movies! Halloween has been around for 2,000 years and the first ever horror movie was The House of The Devil in 1896. One of the best horror movies of this time is The Exorcist. The 1973 movie is about a young girl at the age of 12 named Regan, who...

Are Long Songs Dead?

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Caleb Kunz

October 5, 2020

Music, the one thing that entertains people more than books and movies. They have great melodies, they make you smile, they make you cry, but above all, they make you feel good. In recent years, music has started to drift away and it hasn’t been as special as it used to be. I want to focus on one p...

Meet The Staff: Joey Provencio

Caleb Kunz

October 5, 2020

Joey Provencio is a new staff member for West Side Story at Skyline High School and I decided to take the opportunity to interview him and get to know him more as a student, person, and as a member of the school newspaper. I first started with basic icebreaker questions, first I asked "What are your...

Morrison’s Menu: Mahana Fresh Review

Morrison’s Menu: Mahana Fresh Review

Morrison Jones-Thiede, Reporter/Page Editor

September 28, 2020

As a man who was raised on the staple food of cheese burgers and beef stew, the idea of eating at a place based on healthy eating and fresh food didn’t honestly sound all that great to me. But the saying goes, don’t say you don’t like something until you try it. And so I made it the first stop...

How The Government Botched The COVID-19 Response. A Short Analysis

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Diamond Garcia-Alvarez, Reporter/Social Media Editor

May 14, 2020

COVID-19 cases are rapidly rising around the globe, and that’s taken over all media outlets rightfully so. It’s a novel virus causing significant illness and death, we have very little knowledge about this virus, and it’s spreading at a fast pace. Countries around the world are even closing thei...

What Online Learning Feels Like

Nyele Alvarez

Lesley Moreno, Reporter

April 28, 2020

Some people may not feel  this at all, but I feel overwhelmed, unmotivated, and not focused. A few classes I got done no problem. They make their instructions clear and easy to follow. But then there are those few classes, just those few that are confusing, tedious, and difficult. I've had a harder ti...

Senior Year: Lost in Quarantine

Bianca Fairchild, Editor In Chief

April 15, 2020

While COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc in the United States, seniors all over the country are finding themselves lost and feeling forgotten. Our senior year was taken away from us in a few days in Idaho. We went to school on Friday expecting to come back next week, have graduation, excitedly talking about prom, and we will likely never step foot i...

Volunteering during COVID

Senior Airman Devin Litton, 22nd Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment journeyman, uses a sewing machine, July 18, 2014, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Sewing is one of several skills an AFE Airmen must be proficient with for repairing life rafts and other emergency components. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John Linzmeier)

Sujata Gandhi, Reporter

April 10, 2020

Even though the country is still stuck at home, there are many ways to help others in this time of need. Most importantly, if you’re going to go in public, practice good hygiene and follow the CDC’s social distancing recommendations. If you’re feeling sick, stay at home. Otherwise, you’re only promoting the spread of the virus. Some ways to help in Idaho Falls right now ar...

Transgender females banned from sports

Lesley Moreno, Reporter

April 6, 2020

Lesley Moreno  An unpleasant  bill to terminate transgender females from participating in womens sports has passed on February 26, 2020. Barbara Ehardt told east Idaho news “Boys and men will not be able to take the place of girls and women in sports because it’s not fair. We cannot physicall...

SweetHearts 2020

SweetHearts 2020

Morrison Jones-Thiede, Reporter/Page Editor

February 26, 2020

Two weeks. Two weeks before the date that we set, “German Club will be having the sweethearts dance on Feb. 8, get your tickets now!”  I have to change plans and tell people I will be busy for two weeks for what? To make a dance for ‘my peers’, for myself? To make money for my club, to ha...

Strict Parents

Strict Parents

Emili Currey, Editor In Chief

February 26, 2020

Apps like Life 360 are impacting family relationships. Life 360 and other apps like Verizon’s Companion are tracking apps. Parents can see where teens are at all times, what speed they are driving, and who they are texting.  The dangers in society are known to all, and may affect parents' style of ...

Religions of The World: An Overview

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Tony Acevedo and Jason Coronado

February 26, 2020

Religion helps adherents define themselves, gives people meaning and purpose, helps humans rise above the worst aspects of human nature, and provides a moral framework. In this day and age, there are well over 4000 different kinds of religions all around the world, but there are mainly 5 well known r...

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