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Ebola Spreads to the U.S.

Ebola Spreads to the U.S.

Jesse Vigil, Reporter
November 10, 2014
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Ebola is a virus which starting symptoms are fever, sore throat, muscle pain, and headaches. These symptoms can begin to occur as soon as three days or up to three weeks after contracting the virus. Symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, rash, and the decreased function of the liver and the kidneys. The outbreak of this disease is believed to have begun in West Africa amongst the countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria. The virus is suspected to have been transferred from a fruit bat, which can carry the disease without effect. Scientists believe that a fruit bat bit a human in the western region of Africa, and the disease spread from there.

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LIA aims to work as a team to better the community

LIA aims to work as a team to better the community

Yvette Zavala, Reporter
November 9, 2014
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This year the Latinos in Action (LIA) team has been coming up with a lot of activities. At the school, LIA started in the year of 2013-2014. This year LIA is coming to become better and better as the year goes by.

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17 and winning the Nobel Peace Prize

17 and winning the Nobel Peace Prize

Anabelle Estavillo and Lydia Flores
November 1, 2014
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On October 10, 2014 Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India won the Nobel Peace Prize for their continual efforts to advocate women’s equality in education. Their individual campaigns have lasted approximately five years each and at the age of 17, Yousafzai is the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner ever.

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Schools help promote proper recycling

Schools help promote proper recycling

Austin Fraser, Reporter
October 22, 2014
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In the last couple years, recycling has been a minor treatment to a huge problem. This problem happens at our homes, and just about any business or any house. Recycling is a way that we reuse certain materials. It is easy to do if we commit ourselves.

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SBOs use new ideas to form student unity

SBOs use new ideas to form student unity

Alexandria Anderson, Reporter
October 22, 2014
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According to the National Association of Student Council, “A Student Council is a representative structure for students only, through which they can become involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with school management, staff and parents for the benefit of the school and its students."

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Self-esteem impacts student success

Self-esteem impacts student success

Lydia Flores, Reporter
October 22, 2014
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Depression, a drop in grades, and lack of sleep-- Every teen has had experience with these different things, however very few acknowledge that these things can come as a result of low self-esteem. According to the facts listed on Dosomething.org, 44 % of females and 15% of males in high schools struggle with low self-esteem.

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New policy alters vending

New policy alters vending

Leiani Brown, Editor in Chief
October 22, 2014
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The flashing numbers and brightly-lit, undisputably delicious merchandise available in the Commons has always drawn students’ attention with great ease, but this year it is a lack of appeal that has heads turning to school vending machines. According to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, schools must now follow calorie restrictions with what they sell in their vending machines and other student-accessible food spots during the school day, in an effort to lower childhood obesity and bad eating habits.

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Apple releases new line of iPhones and announces Apple Watch

Apple releases new line of iPhones and announces Apple Watch

Xylina Session, Opinion Editor
October 5, 2014
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“Here’s to those who have always seen things differently,” starts the Apple keynote video of September 2014, where Tim Cook led the company in its wave across the technological revolution.

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Students shocked at real cost of Homecoming dance

Students shocked at real cost of Homecoming dance

Brian Le, Reporter
September 27, 2014
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“Does it really cost that much?” said the sophomore who was planning his homecoming dinner and day activity. No one told him these dances would cost him more than he could carry. With the dance less than two weeks away, he had to find a way to get a hold of up to $100.

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Respiratory virus spreads to Utah schools

Respiratory virus spreads to Utah schools

Jeremy Ashton, News Editor
September 27, 2014
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Enterovirus D68, which was first discovered in 1962, has become active after five long decades of dormancy. The virus is known to have similar symptoms to the common cold with added respiratory complications. While the illness is relatively harmless to strong-bodied adults, it still has a major effect on children and asthmatics.

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New Clubs Presented During Club Rush Week

New Clubs Presented During Club Rush Week

Jeremy Ashton, News Editor
September 27, 2014
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This year’s Club Rush Week presented many opportunities to participate in after-school activities. It introduced students with a good opportunity to join regular clubs such as MESA, DECA, and FBLA and learn about new clubs that are starting up this year.

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Destiny Smith represents Utah journalism at conference in Washington D.C.

Destiny Smith represents Utah journalism at conference in Washington D.C.

Destiny Smith, Sports Editor
September 26, 2014
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Every year, fifty-one aspiring young journalists find these words resting in their email inbox and travel to D.C for the Al Nueharth Free Spirit and Journalism conference. Only one high school junior is chosen per state (including Washington D.C.) for their outstanding journalistic experience and ambition.

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