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School systems: EU & NA

School systems: EU & NA

Mirza Karalic, Reporter
January 6, 2016
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School systems in Europe and the U.S. differ in many varieties, and are constantly competing.  According to the New York Times’ editorial board, Europe’s countries teach better because of evenly spread out high-quality schools, standardized tests, and overall different approaches on school systems....

New clubs connect aspiring writers

New clubs connect aspiring writers

Christopher Tallbot, Reporter
January 4, 2016
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Two Clubs were created this year for aspiring authors and writers: Creative Writing Club and Author’s Club. Author’s Club, as its name suggests, is a community of aspiring authors, who meet every other Thursday from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., while Creative Writing Club, which meets every Wednesday from...

Ever-evolving story of fanfiction draws writers

Ever-evolving story of fanfiction draws writers

Brianne Gardner, Reporter
December 30, 2015
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Fanfiction (noun): fiction written by a fan of, and featuring characters from, a particular TV series, movie, book, etc. Fanfiction is growing fast in today’s society. It often adds an author’s twist to the original plot of a specific story. But there are a lot of misconceptions on what fan fiction...

Class size cause discomfort

Class size cause discomfort

Patrick Froysland, Reporter
December 26, 2015
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In the modern classroom, students are surrounded by more people than they’d usually expect.They are in an overcrowded classroom, with an environment that has become too full to support all the students, thus affecting their learning and education. This also affects teachers, as it can overload them...

Make the world better with a sweater

Make the world better with a sweater

Arianna Faamausili, Reporter
November 24, 2015
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‘Tis the season for doing good and being giving! The Save the Children program tries to inspire others to wear their most “festive” holiday sweater at school, work and even at home. Doing this helps brighten the lives of children. If you do not own a sweater, you can simply make one or order on...

Musical preparation worth the work

Musical preparation worth the work

Keely Valdez and Lydia Flores
November 13, 2015
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If one were to ask musical director and choir teacher, Mrs. Tarrant to describe “Once on This Island,” in just three words, she would say it is “heart-wrenching ,exciting, and tender.”  Running from November 6th to November 14th, this musical entertains audience members with its Caribbean feel...

Students possess great political influence regardless of age

Students possess great political influence regardless of age

Lydia Flores, Assistant Editor
November 13, 2015
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Some not-so-fun facts for daily enlightenment: the UN reports that 42% of African school children will never enter into further education, 3 million malnourished children starve to death every single year, and the World Wildlife Fund reports that 1.1 billion people can’t access drinkable water. Yet t...

Teens won’t read this article.

Teens won’t read this article.

Nichole Gomez, Reporter
November 13, 2015
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The T.V. is on in the background while eating dinner. A newspaper is always lying around the house, unread. On Twitter the trending tags vary from #lovewins to #feelthebern2016  to #prayforsyria but they get skimmed over for humorous tweets. When a teacher asks,"Did anyone watch the news last weekend?" W...

Student Spotlight: Ana Zamora

Student Spotlight: Ana Zamora

Esparanza Standing Bear, Reporter
November 12, 2015
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Ana Zamora is an outstanding student here at Taylorsville High. She is an AP and Honor student but still manages to be the President of Latinos In Action. Latinos In Action is a club that participates in community service and learning more about the Latino culture. Ana Zamora got the privilege t...

Effort remains true connector in international relationships

Effort remains true connector in international relationships

Carlos Gutierrez, Spanish Editor
November 12, 2015
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People may think that meeting people globally has been something that started when social media impacted our world. In reality, long distance relationships started centuries ago and persisted to modern day, although the most notorious way of contacting others is via the Internet. Nowadays there are mi...

College Day allows students to investigate further education

College Day allows students to investigate further education

Christopher Talbot, Reporter
November 12, 2015
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With college just around the corner for high school seniors, the time is fast approaching for them to make decisions about what college they will attend, what course(s) they will pursue there, and what degree they are going to get. Getting into a Utah college should not be a problem for most seniors. The only...

Chromebooks invade classrooms

Chromebooks invade classrooms

Christopher Talbot, Reporter
November 12, 2015
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Chromebooks first touched down in Granite School District (GSD) in 2012, as part of the Digital Conversion Initiative (DCI), according to Patrick Flanagan, the Head of Educational Technology at GSD. Flanagan explained that other districts who already had experience with Chromebooks said that “the...

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