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Dress codes: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Bianca Fairchild, Reporter

May 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

   All over the media and in society, dress codes have become more and more controversial for a multitude of reasons. Articles have surfaced in the news in the past that criticize or commemorate school dress codes, and they become even more popular during the warmer seasons of the year. In the Huf...

Keegan’s Kravings

Keegan Oldham, Co-editor

May 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Hey there, I’m Keegan Oldham. As a teenage boy I know quite a bit about food and eating. My job is to find the greatest and worst food out there so you the reader can try it out for yourselves. To quote TheReportOfTheWeek’s review of Popeye’s chicken “My disappointment is immeasurable, and...

Goodbye high school, hello world

Goodbye high school, hello world

Alejandra Salinas, Editor in Chief

May 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

   It has been four years since I first stepped into this place, and now it’s time to wear the cap and gown. The past four years have been some of the toughest years because I was learning how to become independent and responsible. There were many laughs and tears throughout this whole graduatin...

#PitbullDropoff

#PitbullDropoff

Sujata Gandhi, Reporter

May 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Approximately 480,000 pit bulls are euthanized annually, according to the Bark Post. Many people don’t want to adopt these dogs because they believe pit bulls are dangerous, animals, but this couldn't be farther from the truth. “Pit bulls that do show aggressive behavior towards humans are not typical ...

Potential threats of violence impact student learning

Sujata Gandhi, Reporter

May 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

So far this year, there have been 20 school shootings, and on Mar. 26, 2018, a student at Skyline found a cryptic message on the bathroom stall that made her think a student was planning to change that number to 21. “On the 26th of March, there was a note that was written on the wall in the girls’...

Litter at Skyline: Yes, we have a problem

Litter at Skyline: Yes, we have a problem

Sujata Gandhi, Reporter

May 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Littering is a serious issue at Skyline High School. Students throw empty soda cans, chip bags, paper towels, and more outside the school. The inside of the school isn't too much better, either. The floor has discarded parts of students’ lunches and crumbs on it. Littering doesn’t just affect Sky...

Keegan’s Kravings

Keegan’s Kravings

Keegan Oldham, Co-editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Hey there, I’m Keegan Oldham. As a teenage boy I know quite a bit about food and eating. My job is to find the greatest and worst food out there so you the reader can try it out for yourselves. For this issue of Keegan’s Kravings I went in a different direction. I tried the apple turnover from Arby...

Arming Teachers: Pro

Emilio Lee, Reporter, Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Banks, museums, jewelry stores, and movie stars are all safer than schools. Why is that? Why are all of those places safer than a school? Is it because they hold countless of others’ savings, or is it because they hold very old and priceless artifacts? Do we value these tangible objects more than Ameri...

Arming Teachers: Con

Arming Teachers: Con

Sujata Gandhi, Reporter

April 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Teachers in our schools should not be armed with guns. Teachers are paid to teach our students and to keep them safe. Having guns in classes does not help any of that. The vast majority of teachers do not have special training with defense, nor do they have military experience. There are 640,000 teachers in p...

School Spirit: what is it really?

School Spirit: what is it really?

Sujata Gandhi, Reporter

March 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

School Spirit: Blue and white, basketball games, and assemblies usually come to mind when thinking about it. But there’s more to school spirit than just sports. School spirit is about taking pride in every aspect of Skyline High School— including the clubs, classes, classmates, sports, and the building....

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