The Warrior Ledger

Teachers strike for more resources and higher pay

A teacher writing a meaningful sentence onto her whiteboard

Sierra Yost, Photo Editor

April 26, 2019

Recently, teachers from across America have been going on strike. Starting with California, expanding to Denver, and rippling to Virginia--educators are demanding higher wages and smaller class sizes. Some states are just considering walking the picket line, but others have already taken action and g...

The male-only draft deemed unconstitutional

Veterans march in Nashville, Tennessee. This picture symbolizes the majority of the male gender in the United State's army.

Isabella Ashton, Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2019

On February 22, a Texas federal judge ruled that the male-only draft is unconstitutional. Currently, males ages 18-25 must register for the Selective Service in case the need for a draft arises. Females are not required to register. The Supreme Court first upheld the legitimacy of a male-only draft...

Measles threaten public health

A hand holding a syringe for vaccines

Alexa Blaise Chandler, News Editor

April 24, 2019

Early January 2019, approximately 33 cases of the measles have been reported in Washington and Oregon, with another 11 suspected. Utah is one of 18 states to allow students to attend schools without receiving their vaccinations because of parents opting out for personal reasons including moral, pe...

Spotlight: Tech Department

The stage crew works on building a set for the school musical,

Rayven Cann, Sports Editor

April 24, 2019

The Tech Dept. or Stage Tech is a class for students interested in many different aspects of production through the theater. When people talk about Stage Tech, many get the impression that it’s only building, lights, sound, and moving sets when really there is so much more. In fact, other than the b...

Women’s health is growing more political

Women's health is growing more political

Cameron Bessette, Reporter

April 24, 2019

According to Dr. Kristen Mattheson, of the University of Arizona, the average woman has her period from three to seven days per month from age thirteen to age fifty-one. That means that the average woman will have 456 periods over 38 years. That is an average of 2,535 days of her life, or 6.25 years...

Nature documentaries connect us to the natural world

The planet Earth from space.

Isabella Ashton, Editor-in-Chief

April 24, 2019

A male jaguar prowls through the rainforest, searching for his potential prey. This animal is easily three hundred pounds of svelte muscle. And with glistening, rosette-spotted fur and probing green eyes, it’s easy to see why jaguars and other big cats have long been respected and mythologized by c...

California biohazards: true or false?

A sign in the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California displays a Proposition 65 warning.

Robert Loose, Reporter

April 24, 2019

“WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. (California law requires this warning to be given to customers in the State of California).” California’s Proposition 65 states, “Any product with chemi...

How to give throughout the year

Alivia Odle, Reporter

February 26, 2019

There are often ads for Toys For Tots or other organizations during the holidays to help people in need. The holidays are usually the time that people seem to be in the giving mood. But people need the help year round, not just during this time of the year. A problem that people face around the year...

Latinos en Acción

Latinos en Acción

José Yanez, Spanish Editor

February 22, 2019

En el año 2001, el Doctor José Enríquez dio inicio a un programa llamado Latinos In Action, o Latinos en Acción, impartiendo la primera clase en la Escuela Secundaria Timpview, en Provo. Esto dio paso a un gran movimiento latino a lo largo de muchas escuelas de Utah y de todo el país. El propósito del Dr. Enriquez no fue sólo crear una organización, sino «convertir estudiantes latinos en los líderes que son capaces de serlo».

The U.S. as a Global Superpower

The U.S. as a Global Superpower

Aurelia Jones, Reporter

February 19, 2019

The United States of America is one of the largest countries in the world. It’s one of the biggest, if not the biggest, global superpowers in the world. But how did all of this start? How did the U.S. get where they are today? How in only about 250 years did the United States become such a large power over the globe?

What is the deal with the lack of foundation shade ranges?

What is the deal with the lack of foundation shade ranges?

Bryan Jimenez-Figueroa, Reporter

February 19, 2019

Foundation. We all know what it is. A cosmetic used to even out the skin or cover up any blemishes or imperfections. Whether it be liquid, powder, or even cream foundation, we are familiar with someone in our lives who wears the product. Those who wear foundation know how hard it is to find their own skin tone, especially for people of color. So, why are we still living in a world where people of color have a hard time finding their correct foundation color?

The Cellar book review

The Cellar book review

Emilee Garn, Reporter

February 19, 2019

If you are looking for a chilling, realistic book that has crime and even kidnapping, The Cellar by Natasha Preston may be the book for you. Published in 2014, Goodreads summarizes The Cellar as, “Nothing ever happens in the town of Longthorpe – that is, until sixteen-year-old Summer Robinson disappears without a trace. No family or police investigation can track her down. Spending months inside the cellar of her kidnapper with several other girls, Summer learns of Colin’s abusive past, and his thoughts of his victims being his family…his perfect, pure flowers. But flowers can’t survive long cut off from the sun, and time is running out….”

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