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Epilepsy more prevalent in teens than commonly thought

Epilepsy more prevalent in teens than commonly thought

Jen Cordeiro, Reporter

November 27, 2017


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According to the Epilepsy Foundation, one in one hundred teens has epilepsy. They define epilepsy as a neurological disorder that can include sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness and convulsions which due to abnormal electricity in the brain. While epilepsy is classified as seizures there are...

Taking a knee: NFL players protest injustices

Taking a knee: NFL players protest injustices

Audrey Helm, Isabella Ashton, and Alexa Chandler

November 27, 2017


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"We're proud of our country, we respect our flag," President Trump said at a rally on September 22nd. "Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a b**** off the field right now, out, he's fired. He's fired!'" Trump's comments were directed...

Teen immigrants face a language struggle

Teen immigrants face a language struggle

Kiara Bobadilla, Reporter

November 27, 2017


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We've all noticed those kids in junior highs, high schools, or even college who don't know english, or who simply struggle with any other language. The struggle gets worse day by day, the students easily see their failure in each class. Grades, participation,GPA, everything. Lisette Oliveto came to...

Female Role in the Alt-Right

Female Role in the Alt-Right

Audrey Helm, News Editor

November 20, 2017


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White women have been part of hate movements since the 1920s, when the Ku Klux Klan began an all-female branch that at one point had half a million members, according to timeline.com. Since then, the presence of women in hate groups and in highly conservative groups has continued, though their presenc...

Comparisons between circumcision and genital mutilation

Comparisons between circumcision and genital mutilation

Aspen Earnhart, Feature Editor

November 20, 2017


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It’s 2017, and people have finally started talking about circumcision--the world’s oldest and possibly one of the most controversial surgical procedure--estimated to be over 15,000 years old. Circumcision is an elective procedure in which the foreskin of a male penis is surgically removed. It’s mo...

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones

Payton Wright, Assistant Editor

March 14, 2017


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     While homework and social hierarchies prey on student after student, there is a not-so-secret and not-so-silent killer out on the loose and everyone falls victim to it, and it’s called gossip.       Not one person in the world is innocent of spreading or receiving gossip.  Rumors have always...

Testing in progress

Testing in progress

Aspen Earnhart, Reporter

March 14, 2017


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May 1st. Sweaty palms, racing heart. The dreaded three hours of Scantron sheets and silence. You’ve been preparing for this day for months now, and suddenly you’ve forgotten everything you know. Well, I guess it’s time to start applying for Clown College.    You’re probably wondering what I’...

What Trump means for DACA

What Trump means for DACA

Ana Zamora, Reporter

March 14, 2017


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There have been a lot of changes since Trump has taken office. Among the executive orders he has been signing are the approval of North Dakota pipeline and the border wall that will be built between the United States and Mexico. Along with the changes that Trump wants to make, there has also been a ...

Voter misconceptions cloud millennial voters

Isabella Ashton, Reporter

March 14, 2017


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Young people don’t vote. Or at least that is the stereotype. The millennial generation has received criticism for their apparent apathy towards voting, and have even been called lazy. These sentiments are not completely unfounded. According to an analysis done by Pew shared in an article by NPR...

Taylorsville gears up for Clash of Class during Spirit Week

Taylorsville gears up for Clash of Class during Spirit Week

Anthony Do, Guest Writer

February 2, 2017


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Have you been participating in any events this year? If not, here is your chance! The 2017 Spirit Week is coming up in February and this year will be a “Beach Party!” We will be having a Clash of Class and may the best class win.  This means participating and helping out in events hosted by th...

Student Spotlight: Jared De Leon

Ana Zamora, Reporter

December 15, 2016


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Jared De Leon is Senior Class President and Latinos In Action Vice President. He is not only intelligent, but he is also very involved in the school. De Leon has an uplifting personality that allows him to become an easily likeable person. “My favorite thing about me is the positive outlook that I b...

Rate of teen suicides in Utah triples

Rate of teen suicides in Utah triples

Cheyenne Inman, Reporter

December 13, 2016


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Recently in Utah the number one cause of death for youth age 10-17 has change from car accidents to suicide. In fact according to The Salt Lake Tribune the suicide rate for teens has almost tripled since 2007. The Salt Lake Tribune’s article writes that Utah health officials are at a loss when trying to...

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