The Warrior Ledger

How to help a friend or family member with grief

How to help a friend or family member with grief

Makayla Garfield, Reporter

October 31, 2016

When confronted with helping another person through the process of dealing with grief of any type, many find themselves completely clueless. It was something I thought I had a general idea on, until my dad passed away. There is no one “right” course of action, there’s just simply trying out different...

Is co-op couch play a thing of the past?

A pair of friends enjoy a video game together via couch play rather than through the online services.

Faybian Bradley, Reporter

October 24, 2016

For generations gamers have been completely enticed and utterly absorbed in the virtual worlds they have grown so fond of and gamers have always had the privilege to share experiences with friends and family. There is a strange satisfaction behind being able to conquer challenges presented to them that...

Student council about to make a wave

(From the top left to bottom right) Taylor Cherry, Bryan Lozano, Bryson Vincent, Rylee Holt, John Doe, and Sebastian Colderon pose in front of the Taylorsville Warrior statue.

Ana Zamora, Reporter

October 24, 2016

In theory, a student council is meant to hear voices from all clubs and organizations in one place. How is this different from the student government that is already in place? While the student government does take into consideration what other groups need or would like, student government is limited...

Teachers provide new perspective on back to school

Teachers fictitiously gather to share their opinion on the transition between summer and back to school, shedding some light on how stressful it can be for not only their students, but for them as well.

Aspen Earnheart, Reporter

October 24, 2016

“Stressful”, “Optimistic”, “Excited”. When our own Taylorsville teachers were asked to describe how they felt about school starting again in one word, those were their answers. It’s easy to see how these differ from what a student’s answer would most likely be. Probably something along...

Student Spotlight: Natalie Stratton

Ana Zamora, Reporter

October 24, 2016

Natalie Stratton is a kind, outgoing, and smart student at Taylorsville. Not only does Stratton have a packed school year, but she also had a packed summer. She made time for hobbies and a few other activities, “I was a blacksmith apprentice over the summer”. She says that her large amount of...

Make a Wave builds school spirit

To mark this year's school theme,

Sierra Bryant, Reporter

October 14, 2016

“Make a Wave” is Taylorsville 2016/2017 theme. At first it was a little hard to understand but the school’s senior SBO President Camry Puola explained it perfectly. ”I believe that as a school we can come together and make a difference like a big wave, and everybody plays their part nobody is...

Inadequate school chairs threaten student health

Inadequate school chairs threaten student health

Aspen Earnheart, Reporter

October 14, 2016

“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

What were once symbols of security now cause people unease. Officers are being viewed differently due to the recent incidents of excessive force.

Hannah Anderson, Reporter

October 14, 2016

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

Student is shocked after having experienced a car accident.

Cheyenne Inman, Reporter

October 12, 2016

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

A student feels anxious over the work load as the class prepares for upcoming tests and projects for mid-term grades.

Nic McAllister, Reporter

October 12, 2016

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

Brianna Merila embraces herself by standing proudly.

Payton Wright, Assisstant Editor

October 12, 2016

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

Students of various backgrounds chat as a group without a difference between students who are neurotypical and those who aren't.

Mackayla Garfield, Reporter

October 12, 2016

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...

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