The Warrior Ledger

Music therapy and how it works

Student Kalia Suapaia is listening to music to calm down at the end of the day.

Taylor S. Fischbeck, Reporter

May 2, 2019

When people say that they go to therapy, we often visualize people sitting in a room and talking but there are other forms of therapy such as: music therapy. The American Music Therapy Association, or AMTA, said, “Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a th...

How to start a business while in high school

Photo by Kori Tuttle

Kori Tuttle, Reporter

May 2, 2019

Most high school students want more cash in their pockets, and so do their parents. These young adults can be seen making minimum wage at a job they hate, which can be necessary; students need to work a job like that at some point in their life. But there are other ways to make a little money on the side, to ...

Third quarter causes strife for students

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Callé Hansen, Opinion Editor

April 26, 2019

The third quarter is known as the hardest quarter of the year. For many people classes don’t change, and even if they do, it’s not the classes that make it hard. Looking outside, it is depressingly cold and dark, and the holiday break is over, leaving students to suffer on till spring break. Fo...

Students weigh the worth of college

A student examines where her fellow students are attending college to inform her own opinion as to where she would attend.

Adalyn Baddley, Reporter

April 26, 2019

Some people think that high school students have to go to college in order to get a decent job and provide for themselves while others think that students can still succeed in life without going to college. Then there are all the opinions in between. There seem to be way too many people that, while...

School music groups prepare to embark on tour

A group of music students from the 2017-2018 tour stand outside of Universal Studios

Samantha LaMont, Reporter

April 26, 2019

Concert Choir, band, and orchestra have been preparing themselves for a week-long tour coming up March 26-31. It’s five days of singing and playing their instrument of choice while showing off all of their hard work in Seattle, Washington. Some of the highlights are a dinner cruise, Pike Place Mar...

Shutdown affects citizens

The United States Capitol during a shutdown

Allyson Royall, Reporter

April 26, 2019

The shutdown began on December 21, 2018. It became the longest shutdown in U.S. history on January 12, 2019, when it surpassed 22 days

Teachers strike for more resources and higher pay

A teacher writing a meaningful sentence onto her whiteboard

Sierra Yost, Photo Editor

April 26, 2019

Recently, teachers from across America have been going on strike. Starting with California, expanding to Denver, and rippling to Virginia--educators are demanding higher wages and smaller class sizes. Some states are just considering walking the picket line, but others have already taken action and g...

Measles threaten public health

A hand holding a syringe for vaccines

Alexa Blaise Chandler, News Editor

April 24, 2019

Early January 2019, approximately 33 cases of the measles have been reported in Washington and Oregon, with another 11 suspected. Utah is one of 18 states to allow students to attend schools without receiving their vaccinations because of parents opting out for personal reasons including moral, pe...

Age and Political Persuasion

Students are having a political discussion.

Donovan Goodwin, Reporter

October 6, 2018

A young man walks up to an older man who works in a fabrication shop. The young man asks why the older man believes what he does. He said that in the many years he’s worked he has figured out that you can't get something for nothing and that it all comes from someone. The young man replies that he understands but that means that he will have to pay for education and that he still deserves an education and that school, for example, should be free. But how does this story relate to politics?

Female Role in Battlefield V Causes Controversy

Recent ad for Battlefield V in Xbox store.

Sierra Yost, Photo Editor

October 6, 2018

Battlefield V, coming out November 20th, has been long awaited. However, it is going to be slightly different than the rest of the games in the series. Instead of playing as Sergeant Daniel Recker in the campaign, you now get to play as a woman. This has sparked a conflict within the gaming community and Battlefield’s vast fanbase.

Staff Ed: Standards-Based Grading

Staff Ed: Standards-Based Grading


October 6, 2018

Rumor has it that the Granite School District is attempting to integrate standards-based grading in all of their schools. Taylorsville High School Principal, Mrs. Liddell said, currently a number of elementary schools and junior highs have already taken that leap and several teachers at Taylorsville High School are trying it out.

Take a chill pill–or rather, a chill pass

Take a chill pill--or rather, a chill pass

Oliver Fierro, Reporter

October 2, 2018

According to an article by Katie Hurley, an adolescent psychotherapist on how to accommodate for anxious students in school, “anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, impacting an estimated one in eight children. Left untreated, childhood anxiety can result in poo...

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