The Warrior Ledger

Students return to school amidst shooting terror

Photo representing students who have lived through school shootings, mourning those who died.

Alexa Blaise Chandler, News Editor

October 4, 2018

After the onslaught of shootings at the end of the 2018 school year, student worries have arisen regarding the return to school and the shift into a ‘gun-free zones’. Following the Sante Fe High School shooting, in which 20 students and faculty were shot and resulting in the death of ten sc...

Kaepernick’s influence extends beyond taking a knee

Colin Kaepernick's recent ad with Nike.

Isabella Ashton, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2018

It was in 2016 when Colin Kaepernick first knelt during the National Anthem. What ensued was a firestorm of controversy as a culture war, racial tensions, and politics converged. And now, two years later, the former NFL quarterback has reignited the conversation. “Believe in something. Even if it means sa...

Key Club Spotlight

Lindsay Cook, Reporter

October 4, 2018

Key Club is an internationally recognized service group that has been led and run by students since 1925. Taylorsville’s Key Club often has upwards of 60 members every year. Some of the larger upcoming service projects for the new school year include trick or treating for UNICEF, a Fun Run, and the ...

Social media is making us numb

These students sit in the hallway on their phones, texting instead of interacting with one another.

Danika Shane, Reporter

October 4, 2018

High school students are all prone to be on their phones 24/7, whether scrolling through Facebook or taking selfies with Snapchat. The statistics from the data collected on Social Media Use by Aaron Smith and Monica Anderson says, between the ages of 18-29, 88 percent are on their phones the majorit...

The psychological give-away of a liar

Sisters telling stories about their day. One has her arms crossed and is judging the truthfulness of the story by observing her sister's posture and movements.

Thomas Woods, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 2, 2018

Cultures from all around the globe have differing social norms. As stated by AP Teacher Mrs. Hanks, in Japan, when talking to a respected superior, you bow your head, never look them in the eyes and hiss in agreement with them. In India, finishing your entire plate and not leaving bits of food on you...

Community gives thoughts on shootings

Students crouch under desk to simulate potential active shooter drill.

Taylor S. Fischbeck, Reporter

October 2, 2018

Students have all been living with threats about school shootings but few have asked what students and staff, as well as parents, have to say about why this is happening and how it affects them. The shooting at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, often marks the first school shooting recorded and ...

Finding a balanced diet challenges teens

There are many options available for teenager to consume - some healthier than others. This picture depicts the two opposing options, one healthy and the other decidedly not. For students, it's often cheaper to eat fast food over fresh foods.

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

A worship house for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints displays the official name for the religion

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 sends Solar Probe Parker into space. Image illustrates its' flight.

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

Action shot from the 2018 Homecoming football game. It is the aim of the SBOs to increase school spirit and increase attendance to school activities.

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

Non-binary Student Jordan Harvey poses with gender marker, indicative of how they don't fit within the 'standard' gender identities.

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...

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