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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

Students stand in front of a flag, some saluting and some not, to represent the decision students make to either stand and recite the pledge of allegiance or to stand in silence.

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...

Trump lifts the trophy ban

Trump lifts the trophy ban

Isabella Ashton, News Editor

May 15, 2018

On March 1st, the Federal Fish and Wildlife Services announced that the US will allow hunters to import big-game trophies from Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia. Before, the agency would evaluate the import of trophies on a nation by nation basis. The nation had to prove that tr...

Tide Pod challenge goes viral

Shelf of Tide Pods readily available at local grocery store.

Pearl Ashton, Editor-In-Chief

May 15, 2018

Poison control centers have received over 50,000 calls about laundry packets over the past five years, the majority of those accidents involved children younger than five years old. But according to the American Association of Poison Control Center (AAPCC), 13-19 year olds have been responsible for more than 130 initial exposures since 2016, and over 90 calls have been made about teenagers ingesting Tide Pods in just the past few weeks.

LDS Teen Participation around the Valley Spreads Joy

LDS Teen Participation around the Valley Spreads Joy

Tysen Christensen, Reporter

May 15, 2018

From March 18, 2018 to May 20, 2018, teenagers from across the Salt Lake valley have been preparing for the rededication of the LDS Jordan River Temple. From sharing images on Instagram to going out in their communities serving the people around them. Youth have been sharing their experiences th...

HOPE Week wraps up year

HOPE Week wraps up year

Oliver Fierro, Reporter

May 15, 2018

Charity Week has come and gone along with this years Christmas music, Spirit Week ended with a roaring victory by the seniors, now the quiet halls give way to Taylorsville High Schools’ HOPE Squad. Run by said HOPE Squad, Hope week will be held April 23 through the 27 and will be dedicated to bringi...

Crowdfunding implications

Crowdfunding implications

Aspen Earnhart, Feature Editor

May 15, 2018

Go Fund Me-- they can be found all over social media for various reasons. However, there’s many implications and scandals that have accompanied this type of crowdfunding. The most common issue people have with crowdfunding is the possibility that it may be a scam, and the story listed could be made ...

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