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


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, Reporter

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

The Bible with a Wooden Cross on top.

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...

High school love can last

Abby and Taylor pose on their wedding day.

Ashlyn Thomas

February 2, 2020

Some people say teenagers don't know the meaning of love and that young love won’t last, but some high school couples do go the distance. Abby and Bridger Taylor are living proof that they can.  Abby Taylor, who graduated from Skyline last year, and Bridger Taylor, a former Skyline quarterback, ha...

Vote, It’s Your Right

Tony Acevedo

January 30, 2020

Every four years in the United States of America, we the people vote on who shall be the “perfect” candidate to be the president of this country. Or that’s the idea. US Citizens have the right to vote whoever they want into office, but voting turnouts are getting lower each presidential electi...

Make the Most of the New Years

Emili Currey, Reporter

January 29, 2020

The New Year feels refreshing. It motivates you to get on top of your life, to clean your room. It’s like a clean slate: the past is behind us and the fresh air is right in front.  This usually only lasts a few weeks or even days, but for some it’s life changing. These few days of motivation ...

Food Insecurity Impacts Soup-er Bowl.

Diamond Garcia-Alvarez, Reporter/Social Media Editor

January 23, 2020

Every year, Idaho Falls School District 91 elementary, junior high, and high school students are encouraged to collect canned food products. Two of our major rivalry high schools in the community,  Skyline and Idaho Falls High School, annually are motivated to gather the most cans from their community f...

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