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Eagle’s Eye Newspaper

The Eagle’s Eye newspaper is a student run publication. It is managed, edited, and reported by students in the SNU Journalism courses.

The print edition is published biweekly while school is in session. The paper is distributed Friday mornings on campus, and as an insert in the Tahoe Daily Tribune. The online edition is at

We encourage contributions from students, faculty and staff. Feel free to contact us any time at

Recent News

  • Lessons from the Wild: 21-day field course
    May 21, 2020

      I’m fighting back tears as we post-hole upwards, forever upwards. My 70-pound pack cuts into my skin with every step, and I’m blinded by snow that seems to be never-ending. I can’t feel my feet. Backpacking boots are great and all, but when walking in at least a foot of snow every minute of...

  • An SNU student’s traveling experience during COVID-19
    May 21, 2020
  • Political inaction can have dire environmental consequences
    May 12, 2020

    Hello, my name is Norm and I’m 19 years old. I was born in the year 2000. I’m 11 years younger than the Exxon Valdez oil spill that rocked Alaska back in 1989. However, I am not younger than the damage that it caused. Still, over 30 years after that spill took place, oil is...

  • Video: SNU pets help keep students sane in quarantine
    April 23, 2020
  • Opinion: A lesson from the orcas
    April 20, 2020

    Easter morning was sunny, clear and still. The Puget Sound was as smooth as glass, beckoning an early SUP paddle with my dad. Minutes later, we were sitting on our boards in the middle of the bay, admiring the silence and beauty around us. Without warning, a juvenile orca broke through the inky surface less...

  • Shutdown highlights need for environmental reflection
    April 20, 2020

    The coronavirus crisis has halted our entire society. This plethora of time is giving space for not only people to be able to take a breath and relax, but the planet as well. “Being in L.A. has been really interesting because we are notorious for our smog, but ever since the stay-at-home order started the...

  • Corona quarantine raises specter of increase in divorces
    April 20, 2020

    A nurse returns home after a long shift of caring for COVID-19 patients, only to find out their ex-partner is filing for custody for endangering their child. These uncertain times of high unemployment rates, economic volatility, and time in quarantine, may have more undesirable outcomes than we thought. Child Protective Service advocate Nikki Jones says...

  • Staying active during quarantine
    April 19, 2020

    Sierra Nevada University in Lake Tahoe is an outdoor mecca attracting students who are outdoor enthusiasts. While gyms and recreational areas are closed students, usual workout routines have changed. The transition from regular workouts at the gym to creating personal workouts at home has been an adjustment for students. “In the beginning, I was not...

  • Tahoe hospitals adjust to coronavirus surge
    April 18, 2020

    With the growth of the COVID-19 pandemic around the nation, counties surrounding Lake Tahoe are beginning to feel the effects, with small communities like South Lake Tahoe and Truckee declared “hotspots.” Between Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee and Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe, the number of cases in both communities is expanding. And...

  • Isolation takes toll on mental health
    April 18, 2020

    Right now, the majority of people in the world are either stuck inside alone or with family. Both can be extremely taxing mentally, according to mental health experts. Self-esteem can drop, exercise can be neglected, and people generally can just feel sad. Sierra Nevada University students are among those currently in isolation and being at...

Eagle’s Eye Faculty Advisor
Jim Scripps
Program Director, Journalism