The Warrior Ledger

Student displays empty pockets to demonstrate the financial struggles single income households may face

The problem single income families face

Sierra Yost, Photo Editor October 4, 2018
Raising a family is costly. There are expenses to consider during each stage of a child’s life, such as field trips, sports and extracurricular activities, health insurance, car insurance, test fees, increased cost of living, and college.
Photo illustration depicting the recent influx of teen suicide rates in Utah

Rates of youth suicide increases sharply in Utah

Audrey Helm, Editor-in-Chief October 4, 2018

In recent years, youth suicide rates across the country have increased at a startling rate. According to Time magazine, in 2015 the number of children admitted to hospitals for thoughts of suicide and...

Photo representing students who have lived through school shootings, mourning those who died.

Students return to school amidst shooting terror

Alexa Blaise Chandler, News Editor October 4, 2018

After the onslaught of shootings at the end of the 2018 school year, student worries have arisen regarding the return to school and the shift into a ‘gun-free zones’. Following the Sante Fe High...

Colin Kaepernick's recent ad with Nike.

Kaepernick’s influence extends beyond taking a knee

Colin Kaepernick's message extends past deal with Nike
Isabella Ashton, Editor-in-Chief October 4, 2018

It was in 2016 when Colin Kaepernick first knelt during the National Anthem. What ensued was a firestorm of controversy as a culture war, racial tensions, and politics converged. And now, two years later,...

Key Club Spotlight

Lindsay Cook, Reporter October 4, 2018

Key Club is an internationally recognized service group that has been led and run by students since 1925. Taylorsville’s Key Club often has upwards of 60 members every year. Some of the larger upcoming...

These students sit in the hallway on their phones, texting instead of interacting with one another.

Social media is making us numb

Danika Shane, Reporter October 4, 2018

High school students are all prone to be on their phones 24/7, whether scrolling through Facebook or taking selfies with Snapchat. The statistics from the data collected on Social Media Use by Aaron Smith...

Sisters telling stories about their day. One has her arms crossed and is judging the truthfulness of the story by observing her sister's posture and movements.

The psychological give-away of a liar

Thomas Woods, Arts and Entertainment Editor October 2, 2018

Cultures from all around the globe have differing social norms. As stated by AP Teacher Mrs. Hanks, in Japan, when talking to a respected superior, you bow your head, never look them in the eyes and hiss...

Students crouch under desk to simulate potential active shooter drill.

Community gives thoughts on shootings

Taylor S. Fischbeck, Reporter October 2, 2018

Students have all been living with threats about school shootings but few have asked what students and staff, as well as parents, have to say about why this is happening and how it affects them. The...

There are many options available for teenager to consume - some healthier than others. This picture depicts the two opposing options, one healthy and the other decidedly not. For students, it's often cheaper to eat fast food over fresh foods.

Finding a balanced diet challenges teens

Cameron Bessette, Reporter October 2, 2018

Too much, too little, just right. The individual stories of high school eating are the equivalent of a live-action Goldilocks and the Three Bears. With some students counting every calorie and some consuming...

A worship house for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints displays the official name for the religion

Church announces new name guidelines

Isabella Ashton, Editor-in-Chief October 2, 2018

As of August 16th, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints no longer wants its members to be referred to as Mormons. The official statement released by the faith’s leader President Russell M....

NASA Launches Parker Solar Probe

Spencer Johnson, Reporter October 2, 2018

On August 12, 2018, at 3:31 am, NASA launched the Parker Solar Probe on its mission to study the sun. The probe will travel closer to the sun than any other man-made object and will reveal numerous insights...

Action shot from the 2018 Homecoming football game. It is the aim of the SBOs to increase school spirit and increase attendance to school activities.

SBOs hope for more school spirit this year

Callé Hansen, Opinion Editor October 2, 2018

Fall is here, and with it comes the many different sports teams competing and opportunities for students to prove their Taylorsville pride. With football, volleyball, girl’s tennis, and soccer, boy’s...

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