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The Hidden Nature of Art as an Ideology

The Hidden Nature of Art as an Ideology

Egan Cieslewicz, Staff

March 9, 2020

Most are aware of the ongoing debate concerning the place of crafts in the art world.  While on the surface the debate may seem trivial and based on personal distinctions, that may be because at its core the debate is about the nature of art itself and our ever changing conception of it.  The distinction...

How to Avoid the Draft

How to Avoid the Draft

Gabe Wong, Web Editor

January 23, 2020

With the recent missile attack on Qasem Soleimani—the second most powerful person in Iran—able-bodied males have begun to worry, ironically and not, about conscription. They have made memes about getting drafted for the Third World War; it was trending on Twitter on the 3rd day of this new decade....

Parking Lot Constructs Tardy Issues at Skyline

Parking Lot Constructs Tardy Issues at Skyline

Samara Jackson, News Editor

January 7, 2020

On Monday, November 18, Skyline High School began construction on their east parking lot. The majority of the student body uses this parking lot and left them with only half of the parking spots they previously had, half the drivers range, and the smaller west parking lot to use. A fence was put up...

The Death Penalty Needs To Be Revoked: Here Is Why

The Death Penalty Needs To Be Revoked: Here Is Why

Samara Jackson, News Editor

December 12, 2019

The Utah Attorney General’s Office sent a legal case to the Supreme Court to review. The case was about a man named Troy Kell who stabbed Lonnie Blackmon 67 times in 1994. It is believed to be racially motivated due to the fact that Kell went around screaming “White power!” after he killed Blackmon. Kell...

Being Yourself Can Make You Happier

Being Yourself Can Make You Happier

Siena Locante, Journalism Staff

October 24, 2019

Every morning thousands of students wake up, pick their outfits, and paint their faces with bright smiles and wide eyes. They lace up their shoes and walk, bike, drive to school. They greet their friends- and maybe they talk, or maybe they fall behind to listen. Every one of those students has something...

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...