The Skyline Horizon

Colder Weather is proof of a Warmer Planet

Courtesy of National Geographic

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

Courtesy of UAA Campus Bookstore

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

Courtesy of empireadvice.ca

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

Courtesy of AL.com

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

Courtesy of The Wrap

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)

Courtesy of Indy's Child

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

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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

Courtesy of College View Academy

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...