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HeforShe Campaign advocates gender equality

HeforShe Campaign advocates gender equality

Lydia Flores, Reporter

November 10, 2014


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On September 20th, 2014, Emma Watson closed her address to the United Nations with the significant and thought-provoking quote above. Many know Watson for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies, however on this day she stood as an advocate for women’s equality and launched the HeforShe movement.

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South Korean students spend a day at Taylorsville

South Korean students spend a day at Taylorsville

Hollie Link, News Editor

November 10, 2014


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On October 20th through October 22nd, Taylorsville High School hosted around 50 very special and memorable guests. Students from the international high school in South Korea, visited Taylorsville in hope to experience life as a typical American student.

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Students and teachers try to get more artwork in hallways

Students and teachers try to get more artwork in hallways

Alexandria Anderson and John Diaz

November 10, 2014


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When walking along F-hall, students and teachers will find the walls decorated with artwork of past students. There is lots of artwork all over the school, but not as much as in the F-hall and Mr. Eberly is trying to change that.

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Five authors visit for teen read month

Five authors visit for teen read month

Megan Breneman, Entertainment Editor

November 10, 2014


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October isn’t just the month of breast cancer awareness but also the month that celebrates books and encourages teens to read. Teen Read Month was particularly highlighted on the dates of October 15 and 27 when different authors came during lunch to talk to students about their books.

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Same-sex marriage legalized in Utah

Same-sex marriage legalized in Utah

Hollie Link, News Editor

November 10, 2014


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As of Monday, October 6, 2014 the US supreme court declared themselves to stay out of the nationwide debate on legalizing same-sex marriage. This statement upset many. Since Monday, 19 new states are pending for marriage litigation. According to USA Today, soon 30 states will allow same-sex marriage which means 60 % of the US will allow legalization for same-sex unions.

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Ebola Spreads to the U.S.

Ebola Spreads to the U.S.

Jesse Vigil, Reporter

November 10, 2014


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Ebola is a virus which starting symptoms are fever, sore throat, muscle pain, and headaches. These symptoms can begin to occur as soon as three days or up to three weeks after contracting the virus. Symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, rash, and the decreased function of the liver and the kidneys. The outbreak of this disease is believed to have begun in West Africa amongst the countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria. The virus is suspected to have been transferred from a fruit bat, which can carry the disease without effect. Scientists believe that a fruit bat bit a human in the western region of Africa, and the disease spread from there.

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LIA aims to work as a team to better the community

LIA aims to work as a team to better the community

Yvette Zavala, Reporter

November 9, 2014


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This year the Latinos in Action (LIA) team has been coming up with a lot of activities. At the school, LIA started in the year of 2013-2014. This year LIA is coming to become better and better as the year goes by.

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17 and winning the Nobel Peace Prize

17 and winning the Nobel Peace Prize

Anabelle Estavillo and Lydia Flores

November 1, 2014


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On October 10, 2014 Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India won the Nobel Peace Prize for their continual efforts to advocate women’s equality in education. Their individual campaigns have lasted approximately five years each and at the age of 17, Yousafzai is the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner ever.

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Schools help promote proper recycling

Schools help promote proper recycling

Austin Fraser, Reporter

October 22, 2014


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In the last couple years, recycling has been a minor treatment to a huge problem. This problem happens at our homes, and just about any business or any house. Recycling is a way that we reuse certain materials. It is easy to do if we commit ourselves.

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SBOs use new ideas to form student unity

SBOs use new ideas to form student unity

Alexandria Anderson, Reporter

October 22, 2014


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According to the National Association of Student Council, “A Student Council is a representative structure for students only, through which they can become involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with school management, staff and parents for the benefit of the school and its students."

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Self-esteem impacts student success

Self-esteem impacts student success

Lydia Flores, Reporter

October 22, 2014


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Depression, a drop in grades, and lack of sleep-- Every teen has had experience with these different things, however very few acknowledge that these things can come as a result of low self-esteem. According to the facts listed on Dosomething.org, 44 % of females and 15% of males in high schools struggle with low self-esteem.

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New policy alters vending

New policy alters vending

Leiani Brown, Editor in Chief

October 22, 2014


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The flashing numbers and brightly-lit, undisputably delicious merchandise available in the Commons has always drawn students’ attention with great ease, but this year it is a lack of appeal that has heads turning to school vending machines. According to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, schools must now follow calorie restrictions with what they sell in their vending machines and other student-accessible food spots during the school day, in an effort to lower childhood obesity and bad eating habits.

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