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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 ...

The Story Behind the N.A.M.E.

The Story Behind the N.A.M.E.

Abby Hansen, Opinion Editor

March 21, 2019

Since 1990, the National Association for Multicultural Education has been working to promote and celebrate cultural pluralism within schools. They believe that multicultural education furthers equity and can make schools a safe and welcoming environment for everyone. The National Association for Multic...

Parking Stickers: The Skyline Epidemic

Parking Stickers: The Skyline Epidemic

JD Jensen, Sports Editor

January 17, 2019

Put yourself in this situation: you are coming out of the school after a difficult day, where you are just excited to go home and relax. But wait, there is one more grueling, obnoxious thing to take care of: your parking ticket. The ticket feels pointless, and a ten dollar fine feels a lot more of an obl...

Why Was Proposition 2 So Hotly Debated?

Why Was Proposition 2 So Hotly Debated?

Will Ginsburg, Web Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2019

Proposition 2- a case for the legalization of medicinal marijuana- made it onto the ballot for the 2018 Utah midterm election. Shockingly, it was heavily opposed by many Utah voters and organizations (I hope you sense my sarcasm there). A good portion of the public has been led to believe that this w...

We Have Become Desensitized to Mass Shootings

We Have Become Desensitized to Mass Shootings

Will Ginsburg, Web Editor-in-Chief

January 15, 2019

News as a whole tends to run in twenty-four hour cycles, with most of it leaving our minds by the time we go to bed. The most important news of the day may sit atop the minds of the public for two, maybe even three days, but rarely more than that. The really, really important news, however, has a bit more s...

Skyline High School’s RISE Initiative

Skyline High School’s RISE Initiative

Abby Hansen, Opinion Editor

November 13, 2018

At the start of the 2018-2019 school year, Skyline High School put their RISE initiative into action. RISE is an acronym for Resilience, Integrity, Support, and Excellence. The goal of the program is to help students rise up to their highest potential. When asked to describe RISE, Melinda Reay, a Social St...

Why Contributing to Casual Misogyny is Harmful to Everyone

Why Contributing to Casual Misogyny is Harmful to Everyone

Crystal Eldredge, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 13, 2018

Casual misogyny is a conscious hate for women caused by social constructs that dictate how women are supposed to act or look, expressed through supposedly harmless comments, behaviors, or actions. Those guilty of casual misogyny may not even notice their subtle behavior or the violence they bolster....

Teenagers Have a Self-Love Problem

Teenagers Have a Self-Love Problem

Kelly Dolan, Journalism 1 Staff

October 30, 2018

Lately, teenagers have been more self-critical in everyday life. When you are at school, you may overhear a student talking about how little they think of their work. They may say “mine is terrible” and “yours is so much better”, feeling insecure about their own work and comparing themselves t...

Is the Hype around Voluntourism well-deserved?

Is the Hype around Voluntourism well-deserved?

Ann Kim, Co-Editor-In-Chief

October 17, 2018

Voluntourism, a word combining “volunteer” and “tourism”, is a phenomenon that has gained popularity in recent years, especially among high school students anxious to get something on their resumes to prove to prospective colleges that they are the epitome of compassion and ambassadors for cross-cultu...

Social Media is Killing High School Hallways

Social Media is Killing High School Hallways

Will Ginsburg, Web Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2018

As the 2018-2019 school year begins, I thought that it would only be fitting to dive into a subject that many do not even consider to be a problem, much less a technological epidemic. It shows its face most often in the halls and classrooms of high schools around the U.S but also bears its teeth in the...

Skyline’s Dress Code

Skyline’s Dress Code

Mia Mellem, Journalism 1 Staff

May 8, 2018

Now that it’s May, we are approaching summer weather. It’s 80 degrees outside, but I’m sweating because I’m not allowed to wear the shorts that keep me cool in this weather. I’m stuck wearing jeans. Administration, I know that we need some sort of dress policy. But Skyline’s current dress c...

Utah’s Gun Laws: What Needs to Change

Utah’s Gun Laws: What Needs to Change

Jessica Adler, Journalism 1 Staff

March 19, 2018

In light of recent events, I was inspired to research the laws regarding gun control and access in the state of Utah. According to our state’s Constitution, Article 1 Section 6, “The individual right of the people to keep and bear arms for security and defense of self, family, others, property, or th...