The Warrior Ledger

Living a life of war

Picture of Black Lives Matter symbol over the American Flag.

Tsi Tsi Ki Gonzalez, Reporter

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 is mainly towards skin-colored citizens. Due to these events, people started protesting and rioti...

Students mental health during a pandemic

Senior Jose Vasquez works on his schoolwork during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lauralyn White, Reporter

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 groups are struggling to keep up. At the heart of this problem are students struggling to cope with the changes ...

The First Ten Seconds

A red chair stands out among a line of white chairs.

Paige Smith, Editor

September 16, 2020

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. 10 seconds. That’s how long it is speculated that it takes to form an opinion on someone. Oftentimes, this judgment is subconscious. Humans make daily subconscious decisions without even realizing it. One of the biggest decisions people make is first impressions. Ask ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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