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Finding a balanced diet challenges teens

Finding a balanced diet challenges teens

Cameron Bessette, Reporter

October 2, 2018

Too much, too little, just right. The individual stories of high school eating are the equivalent of a live-action Goldilocks and the Three Bears. With some students counting every calorie and some consuming every calorie, one big mystery remains: where, oh, where can that middle bowl be found?   ...

Church announces new name guidelines

Church announces new name guidelines

Isabella Ashton, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2018

As of August 16th, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints no longer wants its members to be referred to as Mormons. The official statement released by the faith’s leader President Russell M. Nelson also discourages the use of the terms “Mormon Church” or “LDS Church.” The offic...

NASA Launches Parker Solar Probe

NASA Launches Parker Solar Probe

Spencer Johnson, Reporter

October 2, 2018

On August 12, 2018, at 3:31 am, NASA launched the Parker Solar Probe on its mission to study the sun. The probe will travel closer to the sun than any other man-made object and will reveal numerous insights into the nature of our star.      According to NASA, the car-sized probe—named after the physici...

SBOs hope for more school spirit this year

SBOs hope for more school spirit this year

Callé Hansen, Opinion Editor

October 2, 2018

Fall is here, and with it comes the many different sports teams competing and opportunities for students to prove their Taylorsville pride. With football, volleyball, girl’s tennis, and soccer, boy’s golf, cross country meets, and weekly games, students can go and support their fellow peers as t...

Transgender and non-binary students search for school support

Transgender and non-binary students search for school support

Alexa Blaise Chandler, News Editor

October 2, 2018

With the recent resurgence of the importance of gender identity, many non-binary, transgender and gender-expansive youth and faculty are searching for some kind of guidance on pronoun use, treatment and support from the school district on where they stand within school policies.    According ...

Take a chill pill–or rather, a chill pass

Take a chill pill–or rather, a chill pass

Oliver Fierro, Reporter

October 2, 2018

According to an article by Katie Hurley, an adolescent psychotherapist on how to accommodate for anxious students in school, “anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, impacting an estimated one in eight children. Left untreated, childhood anxiety can result in poo...

Gender roles may stem from brain anatomy

Gender roles may stem from brain anatomy

Chloe Robinson, Reporter

October 2, 2018

While our culture of gender roles is a large influence on the behavior of men versus women, biology could be an influence on traditional gender roles. Studies show that boys and girls under two years old generally prefer their respective sex-typed toys. Children at this age barely recognize gende...

Moving out: a journey

Moving out: a journey

Oliver Fierro, Reporter

October 2, 2018

Being a senior may seem like the best thing ever, but it isn’t all free periods and sluffing class to go buy coffee. This is the year that many of us turn 18 and have to start thinking about adult stuff, like what we want to be when we grow up, where we want to go to college, and how you’re going...

Assisted suicide remains a controversial subject

Assisted suicide remains a controversial subject

Alexa Blaise Chandler, Photo & Art Editor

October 2, 2018

Mandated by law in Oregon, Washington, Vermont, California, Colorado and the District of Columbia, assisted suicide is a physician-administered death delivered to a patient after the patient is diagnosed with a terminal illness and has less than six months to live. Spurring “Right-to-Die” back in 2014, Br...

School mental health resources fail students

School mental health resources fail students

Kaitlyn Workman, Reporter

October 2, 2018

It’s no secret that the American scholastic system faces an epidemic of mentally ill young people, with one in five Americans having mental health problems. Now, America’s high school students are mobilizing in response to school shootings, but a problem more deadly than guns is already in Utah ha...

Epilepsy more prevalent in teens than commonly thought

Epilepsy more prevalent in teens than commonly thought

Jen Cordeiro, Reporter

September 25, 2018

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 seizures that...

Why students recite the pledge

Why students recite the pledge

Calle Hansen, A & E Editor

May 15, 2018

Every morning at the end of the announcements, students are asked to stand for the pledge. However, not every student recites it or stands up. For some, this is disrespectful, but to others it is their right. Cornell Law School says “The most basic component of freedom of expression is the right...

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