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Inadequate school chairs threaten student health

Inadequate school chairs threaten student health

Aspen Earnheart, Reporter
October 14, 2016
Filed under News

“Pockets on your chair, feet on the floor, sit up straight,”- it’s a mantra that most high school students have been hearing for the past 12 years. Taylorsville High School students spend somewhere around 300 minutes a day sitting. This breaks down into 88-minute classes, with 4 periods a day for...

Police officers under fire

Police officers under fire

Hannah Anderson, Reporter
October 14, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

With police stories appearing ominously in the news almost weekly, students may ask themselves is the force the police exudes too excessive or reasonable? Do we even really know? The perspective of a high school student will obviously be different from an older adult, and the two may have different...

Car accidents hit teen drivers hard

Car accidents hit teen drivers hard

Cheyenne Inman, Reporter
October 12, 2016
Filed under News

In Utah youth between the ages of 15-19 only account for 8% of all licensed drivers, however, according to highwaysaftey.utah.gov teens make up 20% of all traffic collisions. Most of these accidents occur after school hours. There are many different causes of these traffic accidents ranging from following...

Anxiety attacks high schoolers at Taylorsville

Anxiety attacks high schoolers at Taylorsville

Nic McAllister, Reporter
October 12, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

An anxiety disorder is the most common of all mental illnesses and they effect, according to Elements Behavioral Health, 25% or more of all teenagers in America. Whether it be that they are stressed about an upcoming project, friends, or even family, different things can lead to or cause stress among...

Body shaming trend threatens positivity

Body shaming trend threatens positivity

Payton Wright, Assisstant Editor
October 12, 2016
Filed under News

Magazines today fill newsstands and grocery stores with headlines screaming,” Love yourself, lose 20 pounds in three days!”. “Get bikini body ready by this summer!” Their cover photos? Airbrushed models whose skin flawlessly glows, with strong prominent cheek and collar bones. Their audience:...

Autism misconceptions distort public view of the spectrum

Autism misconceptions distort public view of the spectrum

Mackayla Garfield, Reporter
October 12, 2016
Filed under News

According to utahautismregistry.org, in Utah 1 out of 58 children this year will be diagnosed with ASD (autism spectrum disorder). To put that in more perspective, imagine a history or even a math class with 40 students. At least one of those students is likely to have some form of autism, be it high-functioning...

Programs aid latino students

Programs aid latino students

Carlos Gutierrez, Spanish Editor
April 20, 2016
Filed under News

Latino students make up 27% of the school's population. This makes them the highest non-Caucasian group in Taylorsville. But, in reality they’re the ones who are failing the most, the males are the ones that predominate this group. Even though teachers are doing everything that is possible to he...

How to begin preparation for the AP testing going on throughout May

How to begin preparation for the AP testing going on throughout May

Payton Wright, Reporter
April 18, 2016
Filed under News

Advanced Placement testing.  $91+ of death.  Is there any way to prepare for it?  Don’t lose hope, of course there is. There are endless sources to help with studying.  Sites like Quizlet.com and StudyBlue.com are helpful, free, and have most subjects with the matching vocabulary.  Be wary though, these websites are s...

Technology use limits social ties

Technology use limits social ties

Sierra Bryant, Reporter
April 16, 2016
Filed under News

Imagine getting home from school early ten years or so ago. It’s bright and sunny, the only thing on most kid’s minds back then was finishing homework so they could go outside and play with their friends. Now fast forward to the present, what is seen outside is not the same as it used to be; ther...

Goodbye to childhood, hello to freedom

Goodbye to childhood, hello to freedom

Hannah Anderson, Reporter
April 15, 2016
Filed under News

Living in your parents’ basement until you’re 30 years old, to many students, that sounds like a death sentence.  Turning 18 can grant many freedoms including becoming an adult.  The other extreme for many is to move out as soon as they are 18, but it bears its own set of risks.  A question that...

Local city business founded on charm

Local city business founded on charm

Lydia Flores, Assistant Editor
April 15, 2016
Filed under News

“We shop local.” Such a statement inspires images of collared-shirt-hipsters and lifestyles unfettered by capitalistic perusal. Though often presented with a side of hashtags, the phenomenon of local businesses impacts the community in ways that exceed the average person’s comprehension. C...

Anxiety leaves kids speechless

Anxiety leaves kids speechless

Jayden Hickenlooper, Reporter
April 14, 2016
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Taking shyness to new extremes, selective mutism is an anxiety disorder impairing the ability to speak in certain situations. While a selectively mute child can spew words like a garden hose at home, they might not say a word in classroom settings, or around new people. According to the Selective Mutism Center, se...

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