The Warrior Ledger

Living a life of war

Picture of Black Lives Matter symbol over the American Flag.
October 15, 2020

“Police have killed 826 people in 2020,” stated Mapping Police Violence. “Black people have been 28% of those killed by police in 2020 despite being only 13% of the population.” Police brutality...

Students mental health during a pandemic

Senior Jose Vasquez works on his schoolwork during the COVID-19 pandemic.
October 15, 2020

Covid-19 has increased the already rising mental health crisis in America. Michigan Mental Health Services (MMHS) found some suicide hotlines reaching a 300% increase in calls and many suicide prevention...

Emotion is the key in most, if not all, decisions

Yin and Yang resembles the balance needed between emotion and logic.
October 1, 2020

Emotion or logic? That’s a question that has been asked multiple times, especially when it comes to decision making. Some people believe emotion should have more control over your decisions and some...

Author Spotlight: Lindsey Duga

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...

The psychology of a good schedule

Graduate Elias Hickman writing out a schedule.
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...

The proper use of the BITE model

Infographic of the BITE model and what the model entails.
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...

10 books to read during quarantine

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

How students are affected by deportation

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

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.
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...

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.
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...

Providing lunch for those in need

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

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.
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...

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