The Warrior Ledger

Author Spotlight: Lindsey Duga

Headshot of Lindsey Duga in the middle of three of her books.

Taylor S. Fischbeck, Editor

September 10, 2020

The art of storytelling has been around for ages but there are some authors who stand out amongst Young Adult (YA) and Middle Grade (MG) audiences and Lindsey Duga is one of many. Duga has written and published a total of four books, one of which called Roaring came out this year. Duga has given the ...

The psychology of a good schedule

Graduate Elias Hickman writing out a schedule.

Belle R. LeDuc, Reporter

May 6, 2020

It was easy to keep to a schedule during the normal school days. Bells and alarm clocks would make sure we got to where we needed to be on time, while teachers’ deadlines kept us on track (if one paid attention to them) with our workload. Now locked in our homes for what may be the rest of the school y...

The proper use of the BITE model

Infographic of the BITE model and what the model entails.

Belle R. LeDuc, Reporter

May 6, 2020

Knowing the history of Utah, it is no surprise that nearly 77% of the population has a religious affiliation of some kind. It has been a part of Utah culture since it was admitted to the union. Depending on the person, their religion- or lack thereof- can play a large part in their life. From Heaven ...

10 books to read during quarantine

A collage of the ten books listed below to help people get through quarantine.

Taylor S. Fischbeck, Editor

April 29, 2020

During this trying time, teenagers need a distraction to keep them from going insane while they’re all trapped inside the house. One of the best ways to do that is to read! Here are ten books that were chosen by peers that will help pass the time inside our homes. 1. The Statistical Probability of Love at Fi...

How students are affected by deportation

Three men sit behind a fence in order to symbolize deportation.

Yedzi Flores, Reporter

March 13, 2020

There are so many things to deal with when being a student, a friend, and the child/relative of someone who has been deported. Deportation, though only being an 11 letter word, it has such an enormous impact that it can be too much for one to handle, especially at a young age. Being young and still in s...

How much homework is considered too much?

7th grader Saphira Wilkinson shown stressing over the amount of homework she has to complete for her classes.

McKenna Farmer, Reporter

February 18, 2020

The recommended hours of sleep for teens is 8 or more hours. This generation, teens tend to get 7 or fewer hours of sleep doing homework. Teens have a busy schedule, work, house jobs, as well as dreadful homework. Having to complete this all makes teenagers very stressed, furthermore tired. The average ...

What is caffeine and what does it do?

Two Starbucks drinks displayed to show the use of caffeine in people's lives and to show how easy it is to buy caffeinated beverages.

Mason Warnick, Reporter

February 18, 2020

What exactly is caffeine? Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant. It is the world's most widely consumed psychoactive drug. Unlike many other psychoactive substances, it is legal and unregulated in nearly all parts of the world. Caffeine is an alkaloid (a nitrogen-based plant that psychologic...

Providing lunch for those in need

Students choose which fruits and vegetables to eat with the school lunches.

Daniel Freed, Reporter

December 16, 2019

According to Feeding America, 1 in 7 people in the U.S. face hunger every year. 1 in 5 children are lacking proper access to food at some point during the year. When parents or guardians can’t regularly and reliably provide food for their children this is called food insecurity. Even though median ...

Frozen 2 brings joy to adults and children alike

Sisters, Princess Ana and Queen Elsa, facing back to back in order to show their relationship with Frozen 2 on the side.

Taylor S. Fischbeck, Editor

December 2, 2019

Disney has brought joy into the world ever since it released its first movie in 1937 and it has yet to disappoint. One of Disney’s newest movies is the sequel to the 2013 Frozen, starring our beloved characters and introducing new ones. Frozen 2 was released on November 22, 2019, and the reviews have...

Impeachment Explained: how the process works

A chart showing the impeachment process.

Gabi Dufrenne, Reporter

November 25, 2019

Impeachment is a very prevalent topic in today's media, however, this raises questions as to what is the impeachment process, and what are the possible outcomes. There have only been two times that the United States government has impeached a president, President Clinton, and Johnson. With the 2020 elec...

Anti-government protests cause celebrity ban

Citizens of Hong Kong standing outside in protest of government.

Kevin Mendez, Reporter

November 25, 2019

For the past couple of months, China has been experiencing backlash from its citizens from the government making laws about allowing the extradition of convicted criminals to mainland China.  This worried the people that live in Hong Kong because they feared that this law would give them unfair ...

Principal of West High School placed on paid leave

Students protest their principal's leave outside of West High on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 9:40 am.

Camorah Sillito, Reporter

November 25, 2019

As of Monday, November 18, the principal of West High School, Ford White, has been placed on paid leave. According to Desert News, “A letter sent to parents and others in the school community by Chris Gesteland, who supervises all schools that are part of West High’s feeder pattern, didn’t offer an explanatio...

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