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Skylines empty lunch room getting prepped before it gets invaded by hungry students. Credit: T. McCallion

Michigan Schools Offer Free Lunch

Teagan McCallion November 28, 2023

The free lunch program is being offered for every student in the State of Michigan during the 2023-2024 school year.  So far, there is not much information about this program extending to the 2024-2025...

Andrew Walworth (24), Isaac Fraga Aluja (24), and Josh Lee (24) hard at work building model rockets. Credit: A. Han.

It’s Just Rocket Science For the Aerospace Club For Engineering and Science

Ashley Han November 28, 2023

Aerospace Club for Engineering and Science (ACES) meeting information: Thursdays after school in Mr. Greene’s Room (C317) “It's basically what the name suggests. Usually, on a day-to-day basis,...

Skyline has been on the trimester system since it opened in 2008 (except during COVID). Credit: Henry Remington.

Why Skyline Is the Only AAPS High School With Trimesters

Henry Remington November 28, 2023

Huron, Pioneer, and Community all have semesters. Skyline does not. Since the school's opening 15 years ago, Skyline has been on a trimester schedule along with K-8 school A2 Steam. “There was a team...

Skylines live eagle from the the Michigan Avian Experience is presented at the 2023 Skyline Comencement. Credit: Vivian Sangunett.

Skyline Lore: How Skyline Got Its Name, Colors, and Mascot

Sebastian Fry November 27, 2023

Skyline High School is the newest high school in Ann Arbor Public Schools, having opened in 2008. Luckily for us, a group of the first 400 freshmen was in charge of giving the school its identity. “If...

The sun rises over Skyline High School. Credit: C. Brush.

Does the Early Bird Get the Worm or Just Inadequate Sleep: An Analysis of School Start Times

Cecelia Brush November 24, 2023

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends schools start at 8:30 a.m. or later to allow time for sufficient sleep. Schools that start at 8:30 or later have found that up to 60% of their students get...

Claire Hurley (26) reads the morning announclents over the PA system. Credit: Lucas Caswell.

Skyline Students Can No Longer Submit Announcements

Lucas Caswell, Editor-In-Chief November 23, 2023

As of the 2023-24 school year, Skyline students are no longer allowed to submit announcements for the daily announcements read over the public address system at the start of the second hour.  “The...

A mural on the first floor of Skyline awaits completion. Credit: Sebi Fry.

All About Skyline’s Murals

Sebastian Fry November 22, 2023

There are many purposes of Skyline’s murals: they brighten up the hallway, are powerful to see, and they express people’s creativity and thinking. The murals are made by many different organizations...

Martha Stange, Liam Mcnulty (24), and Sophia Neilson (24) standing with their pickle ball gear in front of the skyline crest. Credit T. Clarke.

How to Start Your Own Club at Skyline

Thomas Clarke November 19, 2023

There are currently 74 clubs at Skyline, most started by students who have now graduated. Have you ever wondered how to start your own club, but you didn't know how? Luckily, Skyline has many opportunities...

Skeagle the Eagle practices music with its cardboard cello. Credit: J. Chou.

How the Skyline Orchestra is Rebuilding Post-COVID

Grace Yao November 14, 2023

*Cough cough.* This sound has been a harbinger of sickness since 2020. Only recently have tensions regarding this sharp expelling of air diminished. However, COVID-19 cases continue to rise, and now they’re...

The Nest erupts with excitement following a touchdown against Ann Arbor Huron. Credit: G. Gutierrez.

The Nest: Creating a Skyline Community

Amelia Repp November 14, 2023

For many students, “Friday Night Lights” means dressing up in theme and heading to Skyline Stadium to cheer on the Eagles as they bravely take on whichever team they’re playing. Fans flaunt cowboy...

The district-wide Grading Scale for Mastery according to the 2023-2024 Skyline Fall Handbook. Credit: A. Han.

Look Inside Skyline’s New Grading Policy

Ashley Han November 13, 2023

This Fall, Skyline announced yet another new grading policy, the third grading policy change in as many years. This has caused mixed emotions among the Skyline community. An especially controversial...

Casey Elmore poses for a professional headshot. Credit: AAPS

Get to Know Your New Interim Principal: Who is Casey Elmore?

Rori Deyer November 9, 2023

After 13 years as SLC principal at Skyline, this summer Casey Elmore was appointed interim principal after former Skyline principal Cory McElmeel accepted a new position in AAPS for the 2023-24 school...

Skyline athlete Dominic Clark (25) (credit: Aya Beydoun)

Are Skyline Sports Fees Stopping You from Joining a Team? Help Is Available

June 9, 2023

As you may already be aware, it is not cheap to be a part of a Skyline sports team. This article will break down all the fees so that the Skyline community can understand why it costs so much to participate...

Students enjoy Soar into Skyline. Credit: Kathryn Plotner

Soar into Skyline Takes Flight

Kathryn Plotner June 7, 2023

On Thursday, May 4th, Skyline welcomed three hundred of its incoming freshmen to Soar into Skyline, a tradition meant to acclimate them to their new school. Sixty student guides led them on tours around...

All departments are given a portion of the general fund supply budget based somewhat on the size of the team and type of department. Credit: Ashley Han

Where Does It Come From, Where Does It Go? A Breakdown of The Skyline Budget 

Ashley Han June 7, 2023

What pays for the pizza in the cafeteria, the furniture lining the classrooms, and our Chromebooks? Must come from somewhere, right? And why is everyone fundraising all the time? The school budget is an...

Eating areas. Green is explicitly allowed, red is explicitly forbidden. Photo Credit: Kathryn Plotner

Hallway Closures: Administration Wants a More Supervised Lunch 

Kathryn Plotner and Mara Farmer June 7, 2023

Before, students ate anywhere on the second floor. A group sits near the black box theater, somebody reads curled by the office. Now, those areas are empty. What changed? At the start of third trimester,...

A ticking clock for assignments. (Credit: Cecelia Brush)

Are Firm Deadlines Necessary? The Skyline Community Weighs In

Cecelia Brush June 7, 2023

Changes in school structure during the pandemic have sparked another variation of Skyline’s ongoing conversation about how to best support all learners. Do students learn better working at their own...

A look at how our grades will be structured. Credit: Skyline Administration

Zero Will Be the New 50%: Skyline to Change Grading System this Fall

The Skyline Editorial Board June 7, 2023

NEWS STORY By Natalia Murrell Starting next school year, we can expect Skyline High School’s grading system to look a lot different from this year. Starting in August, our grades will be on a 4-point...

Skyline Students Appreciate Their Teachers

Skyline Students Appreciate Their Teachers

Evi Edlund and Lance Caswell June 5, 2023

 For teacher appreciation week here at Skyline, The Post asked students to “Name a teacher who impacted you in a positive way and what they did.” Here are a few responses:   “When...

Lake Michigan lookout Credit: Josie Miller

How Can You Make Your Summer Productive and Fun?

Josie Miller and Olivia Haft June 5, 2023

How Can You Make Your Summer Productive and Fun? Summer is the time to relax and finally get a long break after a stressful school year, but do you ever find yourself bored  or not prepared for next...

A view inside Dawn Treader Book Shop. Credit: Ashley Han

Books and Beaches: Your Guide to All Things Summer Reading!

Ashley Han June 5, 2023

With summer steadily approaching and the days ahead being booked for relaxing beach days, books might be the last thing occupying your mind. But whether you find yourself in the Maldives or Michigan, picnicking...

Outside the Cube at Skyline (Credit: Isaac Mack)

Solving Skyline’s CUBE: Inadequate Staffing, Other Issues Limit Students’ Opportunities

Isaac Mack June 2, 2023

Since its inception in 2011, Skyline’s College & Career Center, or “CUBE,” has fluctuated  between being a busy operation teeming with students and a relatively empty room with little to no...

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Bang Energy Discontinued in AAPS cafeterias

Tori Williamson-Cardneau May 30, 2023

Bang, an energy drink created in 2012, was discontinued late winter at AAPS High Schools due to student complaints about the age rating and nutrition-related information, as printed on the can.    According...

How Will Skyline Pull Off The Glamorous Met Gala?

How Will Skyline Pull Off The Glamorous Met Gala?

Phoebe Spadafore and Sarina Thomas May 18, 2023

Each year, Skyline High School presents a different theme for prom, reflected in the decor and the attire of students attending. Seniors individually vote on their favorite themes, and then the school...

Award winning news team includes Editor Maja Smith (23), writer Michael Mychaliska (23), Editor-at-Large Bella Simonte (23), writers Nate Werns (24), Lucas Caswell (24), and Ryan Rzeszut (23), and Will Pace (24). Not pictured: Founding Editor Grace Lee, Editor Sammi Perkins (22), Maya Loommis (23), Editor Graham Unsworth (23).

Members of the Skyline Post win in the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association Individuals Category Contest

Kathryn Plotner April 30, 2023

Skyline Post writers won state-level awards for five articles in the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA) Individuals Category Contest on April 25. Winners are published in its magazine A...

Catherine van Lent (‘25) (left) writes an argument with Kathryn Plotner (‘25) (middle) and Ethan Schultz (‘26) (right)

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Skyline Ethics Bowl Team Wins National Championship: Fledgling Team Certain to Be a Force in Coming Years 

Elizabeth Beck, Journalist April 27, 2023

On April 2nd, the Skyline Ethics Bowl team won the National High School Ethics Bowl Competition in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, besting a New York City private school who had every advantage in the final.  Out...

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Skyline GSRA Participates in Annual Day of Silence

Bella Simonte and Maja Smith April 23, 2023

On Friday, April 14th, Skyline GSRA (gender, sexuality, and romanticality alliance) participated in a Day of Silence where GSRA members refrained from speaking all day. This is a nationwide event held...

Therapy Dog Coming to Skyline Soon

Therapy Dog Coming to Skyline Soon

Angel Bowden, Journalist March 22, 2023

Did you know that there is a therapy dog named Mocha coming to the Skyline soon? Mocha, Skyline’s therapy dog, is going to help Skyline students that have been struggling in the past (2019-2023) with...

AI writing an article about ChatGPT and its use in high school.

AI Writing Bots and what they mean for schools

Minjoon Kim, Bella Simonte, and Thea Yocum March 22, 2023

In a generation of widespread technology and unmotivated students, a new beast has arisen: ChatGPT, a website that creates answers or essays in seconds with just a prompted topic or research question....

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