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Christmas controversy: Real VS. Fake Tree: Real is the deal

Emilio Lee, Reporter

December 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Real or Fake Christmas Trees: this is the debate of every year during the holiday season. For me, I personally prefer a real one. The reason why I love real trees is that the way I was raised. In my family we always would get one, the way the tree glows in the dark from the lights with the ornaments c...

Trump Trashes Birth Control Coverage

Shelby Lee

November 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

 The Trump administration has diverted from former President Obama's Affordable Care Act which required insurers to cover birth control at zero cost to women. This move prevents anyone, from insurance executives to work bosses,  from denying coverage to birth control and live out their religious id...

Thanksgiving is cancelled…or so it seems

Thanksgiving is cancelled…or so it seems

Katelyn Martinez, Reporter

November 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

  It’s that time of year again, Merry Christmas! The problem results when we begin to overlook one of the most important holidays— Thanksgiving. Every year, without fail, businesses and companies go from Halloween straight to Christmas. Thanksgiving is important because it is part of American h...

Immigration Laws Tighten

Marcos Resendiz, Staff

October 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The Department of Homeland security is going to require any immigrant trying to enter the United States legally to disclose all of the social media platforms they’re using according to the Federal Register. This may sound like a bit of stretch, but this is actually a legal requirement the Department...

School Redesign? Good Or Bad: Pro

School Redesign? Good Or Bad: Pro

Emilio Lee, Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

District 91 Board Members are putting forth a ballot measure to vote for $110 bond for a redesign of Skyline High School and a new construction for Idaho Falls High School on Nov. 7. This is a pricey measure, but students are going to get a lot of bang for the buck: more room, a more modern space, upda...

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...

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