In the 1950s, Cornell Notes were created, to help students comprehend and retain information. According to Ms. Jen Johnson, Taylorsville high school’s AVID coordinator, they came to the school four years ago. Chemistry teacher Ms. Natalie Paxton, who this year is using Cornell notes for the first...
Utah governor Gary Herbert passed a bill of law on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 stating all public schools are required to take the U.S. citizenship test to graduate. The bill requires each student to take a 50 question test and get a 70% or higher to graduate. However, this new law has frustrated many pe...
Every teenager wishes to broaden their horizons by traveling. Each year students from Taylorsville get the opportunity to travel across the globe. A program entitled “EF Tours” gives students a chance to travel for a low cost. Taylorsville is one of the few schools in Utah to take advantage of th...
With the enticement of weekly prizes and the chance to win an iPad mini, the library now presents a reading contest for all those willing to explore books from across the country.Read more »
Lauren Kate, author of the “Fallen” series, was welcomed by a group of students on November 10 when she came to visit at lunch. She discussed her life leading up to being a published author and then after, continuing to talk about her books and following up with answering the audience’s questions.Read more »
The Multicultural assembly was supposed to be on the 25th of November, but it got cancelled due to lack of participation. The assembly was supposed to be about students performing dances or music from cultures they originate from.Read more »
Only 20% of American 8th graders admit to recreational reading or reading besides what’s assigned inside the classrooms and many of the students who “only read what’s assigned” have the tendency to google summaries of those materials or skim through it and hope for the best. The same goes for high school students, who feel like reading is a waste of time, not entertaining enough, or too difficult.Read more »
On September 20th, 2014, Emma Watson closed her address to the United Nations with the significant and thought-provoking quote above. Many know Watson for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies, however on this day she stood as an advocate for women’s equality and launched the HeforShe movement.Read more »
On October 20th through October 22nd, Taylorsville High School hosted around 50 very special and memorable guests. Students from the international high school in South Korea, visited Taylorsville in hope to experience life as a typical American student.Read more »
When walking along F-hall, students and teachers will find the walls decorated with artwork of past students. There is lots of artwork all over the school, but not as much as in the F-hall and Mr. Eberly is trying to change that.Read more »
October isn’t just the month of breast cancer awareness but also the month that celebrates books and encourages teens to read. Teen Read Month was particularly highlighted on the dates of October 15 and 27 when different authors came during lunch to talk to students about their books.Read more »
As of Monday, October 6, 2014 the US supreme court declared themselves to stay out of the nationwide debate on legalizing same-sex marriage. This statement upset many. Since Monday, 19 new states are pending for marriage litigation. According to USA Today, soon 30 states will allow same-sex marriage which means 60 % of the US will allow legalization for same-sex unions.Read more »