The Warrior Ledger

The absurd amount of food that goes to waste every year

The amount of food wasted just outside of Taylorsville High.

Joseph Flores, Reporter

November 11, 2019

How much food do you think Americans waste annually 10-15%? America wastes an absurd amount of produce per year. They can waste up to 50% of all of its produce annually. The low prices of produce in America can cause people to buy more than needed.  According to, roughly 37 million people strug...

Dress code: a travel through time

Students walking to class with their different choices of clothing.

Gabi Dufrenne, Reporter

October 21, 2019

Over the past few years, there has been a massive increase in stories about students getting dress coded. This includes girls not being admitted into school dances or being forced to change into a shame suit for having clothes that are “too revealing” for the school’s standards. But how did dres...

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...

Ocasio-Cortez proposes Green New Deal

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proposes her plan for the Green New Deal, which would ensure the lack of dependence on nonrenewable energy

Lindsay Cook, A&E Editor

April 26, 2019

New York’s 14th District Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has sent shockwaves through the House and Senate following the release of her Green New Deal. The Green New Deal, proposed on February 7th on the House floor, is a commitment to a series of investments in “clean” energy with the ...

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

Students shed light on what it means to be non-binary

Non-binary sophomore Lia Lynn writes their pronouns on the board, demonstrating sentences in which their pronouns can be used. Oftentimes, students are told their pronouns are not grammatically correct. this, however, is a fallacy.

Jordan Harvey and Lia Lynn

April 26, 2019

The non-binary gender identity is not common knowledge, but more and more people are identifying with it, and as of 2016, those who identify as non-binary make up about 25-35% of the transgender population. Studies show that about 700,000 to 1,000,000 people make up the transgender community, leavin...

The image that social media has on students

A student scrolls through her social media on her tablet signifying the time spent online by students

Paige Smith, Reporter

April 26, 2019

Social Media is part of every student’s life, whether they have an account or not. In a survey of 130 randomly selected students, 94% voted that society is addicted to social media. Yet only 38% felt they personally are addicted to social media. 83% of these students voted that they have more than ...

The conversion therapy bill

Nathan is one among many who shared their conversion therapy story with Equality Utah

Cameron Bessette, Reporter

April 26, 2019

Conversion or reparative therapy is a treatment that aims to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. It is considered a pseudoscientific practice. A pseudoscience is a practice that claims to be scientific and factual but lacks support from most scientists. Conversion therapy uses a v...

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