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How Far is Too Far?

How Far is Too Far?

Sophia Orphanakis-Ward, Editor-in-Chief

October 7, 2019

The late actor, author and comedian George Carlin said, “ I think it’s the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately,” but where is the line? How far is too far when crossing a line? The lines are obviously quite blurred, especially for comedians. It is...

Teaching Hypocrisy

Teaching Hypocrisy

Ann Kim, Crystal Eldredge, Co Editors-in-Chief

May 15, 2019

Every day in Utah public schools, students are relayed conflicting information based on what the Utah Board of Education deems appropriate for high school curriculums. Education in an abstinence-only state is confusing to begin with, but the discrepancies between health classes and English classes are...

Non-Binary State Issued Licenses

Non-Binary State Issued Licenses

Reiche Idune Galli, Horizon Staff

May 9, 2019

In September of 2018, Utah issued the first non-binary drivers license, which was received by Melanie Van De Graaff. This makes Utah one of the eight states in the U.S to offer a third option for state-issued documents and licenses along with Washington; Oregon, Maine, California, Minnesota, Colorado...

The Attack of White Supremacists and the Harm They Cause

The Attack of White Supremacists and the Harm They Cause

Maddie Moulton, Abby Hansen, Horizon Staff

May 9, 2019

On March 15, 2019, an Australian gunman attacked two mosques, killing 50 Muslims, in Christchurch, New Zealand. The man, a self-proclaimed white supremacist, wrote an 87 page Manifesto, as well as live-streamed his attack, expressing his hatred of the Muslim community. The Prime Minister of New Zeala...

Colder Weather is proof of a Warmer Planet

Colder Weather is proof of a Warmer Planet

Alex Roache, Journalism 1 Staff

May 9, 2019

Winters in the United States are actually getting colder, not warmer, but it’s not because global warming is a hoax. Recently, Yosemite announced that they would keep their winter trails open for two more weeks, New York is having historically low temperatures, and “March freezes” are getting more com...

The Problems with the Grandfather Tests of the United States

The Problems with the Grandfather Tests of the United States

Will Ginsburg, Web Editor-in-Chief

April 25, 2019

Every year, thousands of timid high school students pull all-nighters to cram their minds with a plethora of semi-important knowledge before promptly vomiting it back up onto a scantron answer sheet. It is the vigor and intensity of high school tests that can tend to drive students to insanity, and thus ...

Mental Health and Burnout In College Student-Athletes

Mental Health and Burnout In College Student-Athletes

Anna Rosse', Journalism 1 Staff

April 25, 2019

Mental illness in our most beloved and idolized all-stars -- that does not sound right. The court is the last place anybody would ever look to find someone that is being slowly crippled by an unnoticed illness. In fact, the declining state of mental health in college athletes is at near epidemic proportions...

The Caring Nature Behind Report Cards

The Caring Nature Behind Report Cards

Samantha Cazares, Journalism 1 Staff

April 25, 2019

When most parents ask their kids the daunting question “How are you doing in school?” the answer given is generally just: “okay.” According to the New York Times, asking or pushing the questions a little further will always help instead of getting that response of “okay.” For example, ask...

The Threat on Freedom of the Press

The Threat on Freedom of the Press

Crystal Eldregde, Co Editor-In-Chief

April 3, 2019

During the week of February 20, Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, waged war on libel law which protects the integrity of journalism in the United States. Libel law allows journalists to write honestly about political or public figures, even if that means public defamation of char...

Snow Day 2k19- A National Tragedy (Satire)

Snow Day 2k19- A National Tragedy (Satire)

Will Ginsburg, Web Editor-In-Chief

April 3, 2019

For the first time in the existence of this current student body, Skyline High was gifted with a snow day. On Wednesday, February 6, most districts in the Salt Lake valley closed their doors, as a large snow storm mixed with icy roads left them little option. Courtney Tanner of the Salt Lake Tribune...

The Problem with Skyline’s Frontage Road

The Problem with Skyline’s Frontage Road

JD Jensen, Sports Editor

March 28, 2019

The frontage road is used more by high school students than by any other age group. Naturally, there must be restrictions in order to keep these teenagers from getting themselves into bad situations. For example, car accidents and tickets. High school students are by far the most dangerous drivers of a...

The Problems with the Grandfather Tests of the United States

The Problems with the Grandfather Tests of the United States

Will Ginsburg, Web Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2019

Every year, thousands of timid high school students pull all-nighters to cram their minds with a plethora of semi-important knowledge before promptly vomiting it back up onto a scantron answer sheet. It is the vigor and intensity of high school tests that can tend to drive students to insanity, and thus ...