The Official Online Newspaper of Skyline High School

WestSide Story

No DACA es Caca

No DACA es Caca

Alejandra Salinas, Editor in Chief

September 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

   Trump dumped DACA making him caca. For those who don’t know what DACA is, it’s a program that stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Under former president Barack Obama, DACA was made for illegal immigrants who entered the country as a child. This program allows these DREAMERs t...

13 reasons why not to watch “13 Reasons Why”

Madison Aeschbacher, Staff

May 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The show brings light to how bullying can affect your peers. Your words and actions do have an impact on those around you. Contradicting the powerful and imperative message this show sends, Thirteen Reasons Why manifests suicide as an escape, or a passage to revenge on those who have hurt you. Altho...

Test serve important purposes

Test serve important purposes

Andres Barrera, Co-editor

April 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The end of the year flock of test many high schools are required to assign and many students dread. I think standardized testing is good and has its benefits. Procon.org stated, “Standardized testing gives teachers guidance to help them determine what to teach students and when to teach it.” Testin...

SAT: big stress, little value

SAT: big stress, little value

Madison Aeschbacher, Reporter

April 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Throughout every high school student’s career, we all stress over taking, essentially, one of the biggest tests of our school career. In all reality, should we be stressing over just another standardized test? Why is this test so frustratingly terrifying to us even though we have been taking tests like ...

Tests take a tough toll on students

Tests take a tough toll on students

Bianca Fairchild, Reporter

April 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion

On average, students in the United States take about 113 standardized tests during the time between kindergarten and twelfth grade, according to PBS and NPR. This takes up about 2.3 percent of a student’s class time in a single school year, according to Seattle Times. This may not sound like much,...

Seniors tackle civics exam

Seniors tackle civics exam

April 28, 2017


Filed under News, Opinion

 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...

Harsh Noise is good for the brain

Marcos Lopez, Writer

March 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Imagine listening to the static from an old tv and combining it with more static from even older tvs but pitch shifted and adjusted to different decibels. That’s the best way I can describe Harsh Noise, but even with that description, it’s still not a clear whether or not this is an accessible fo...

Trump’s not the only one talking

Trump’s not the only one talking

Andres Barrera, Co-editor

March 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

 Stephen Bannon, the new Trump strategist for the president, is not keeping his mouth closed, but he thinks the press should. “The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while,” Bannon said in an interview to the press, and it is not working. ...

History of Valentine’s Day

Karissa Wedman, Reporter

March 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Valentine’s Day in America has become the second most commercialized holiday: approximately 150 million cards are sent out each year. Many couples stress over bigger and better gifts than the people around them, all for the purpose of showing their affection for their significant other. Hundreds of ...

Con: Snow Days

Con: Snow Days

Karissa Wedman, Reporter

January 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Students wish for snow days in the long hours of winter. Here in Idaho, there can be some pretty crazy weather. This leads students to question why they don’t get snow days very often. According to the school districts in Idaho Falls and Pocatello, there are valid reasons for this.   The first re...

Why Minimum Wage Should be Raised

Tania Carrillo Malagon, Reporter

December 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

  Raise on Minimum Wage In America the federal minimum wage is $7.25, but that is not every state’s minimum wage. In Idaho it is, but that is not enough money for workers in Idaho. Therefore raising the minimum wage is a good idea. Most Skyline students have a job, and some of them are probably...

Cons of Increasing Minimum Wage

Isabel Gonzalez Salazar, Reporter

December 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

   Some policymakers are proposing to raise the minimum wage, but that policy would be harmful to the economy and the people of society.   Economists believe that increases in the minimum wage would place a strain on the employers and result in slow growth and less employment. Although employees w...

The Official Online Newspaper of Skyline High School
Opinion