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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...

Have I heard this before? Deja-Vu explained

Elaine Hernandez, Reporter

December 13, 2016


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You're walking down the street, you glance at a stranger and suddenly have this feeling of ‘I've seen this before.’ This is called Deja Vu. The word deja vu means “already seen” in French. This is the feeling of seeing or experiencing something before. Students feel that that they are stuck i...

Retaking the ACT improves test scores

Retaking the ACT improves test scores

Cici Longi, Reporter

December 13, 2016


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The ACT is the rigorous undertaking required during a student's junior year of high school. The average composite score on the ACT in 2015 was 20.2 in Utah. A score that is considered good is 24 according to PrepScholar. Students striving to improve their first ACT score can apply to retake it. According...

Taylorsville Theater is in the Show Business

Taylorsville Theater is in the Show Business

Ari Jones, Reporter

December 13, 2016


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The cast waits silently behind the cascading curtains as the audience quiets down. The lights dim and the pit orchestra is at attention. From the silence, the song, Another Op’nin Another Show, begins slowly. The stage lights rise to kick off Taylorsville High’s musical, Kiss Me, Kate. Karl Gardner...

Building Awareness for Sewing

Building Awareness for Sewing

Samuel Apple and Makayla Garfield

December 7, 2016


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Sewing has been around since the Ice Age, formerly one of the most important jobs in the village. If we fast-forward to today, hand sewing is being replaced by machines and conveyor belts. The appreciation for skilled tailors is increasingly diminishing. The time involved making a piece of clothing...

Behind the scenes of Taylorsville theater

Behind the scenes of Taylorsville theater

Brielle Miller, Reporter

December 7, 2016


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3...2...1...Action! With the musical coming to an end, many people only focus on what is happening on stage, but no one ever really thinks about who’s behind the scenes and does the majority of the building for the musical or any of the performances at Taylorsville High School. The people who help...

Self Deprecation alters perception of self worth

Self Deprecation alters perception of self worth

Hannah Anderson, Reporter

December 7, 2016


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In today’s world, low self-esteem and self-deprecating attitudes are at a high with 44% of highschool girls feeling immense pressure to lose weight and 15% of highschool guys feeling likewise according to dosomething.org. But, why are these negative feelings of oneself so omnipresent now? And what...

Veterans Day inspires gratitude in the community

Veterans Day inspires gratitude in the community

Arianna Jones, Reporter

December 7, 2016


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The “Holiday Season” seems to go from Halloween to Thanksgiving and on to Christmas. But there is one holiday in November that is still a part of the mix. Veteran’s Day is held on November 11th which is the anniversary of the end of World War I. The holiday honors United States veterans and those...

Jostens offers students school memorabilia

Jostens offers students school memorabilia

Pearl Asthon, Reporter

December 7, 2016


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“We will have rings and things and fine array!” Yes, this isn’t Taming of the Shrew but Shakespeare's quote ties into what a lot of students have been looking at, thanks to Jostens. Jostens came to Taylorsville High school a little bit ago, advertising their rings and things, and to Seniors...

Latinos in Action redefines misconceptions

Latinos in Action redefines misconceptions

Ana Zamora, Reporter

December 7, 2016


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Walking through upper I hall, you find the usual history classes. However other classes are also found such as AVID, and Latinos In Action (LIA). LIA in particular seems carry around some misconceptions that most students believe. It turns out that most of these misconceptions aren’t really true. Many...

Columbus Day conquered by Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Columbus Day conquered by Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Carlos Gutierrez, Editor-In-Chief

December 7, 2016


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Columbus Day is a holiday that celebrates the arrival of the Spanish into the New World, trying to find a new route to India by traveling West. This idea was beyond the imagination of the people in the fifteenth century, because they believed the earth was flat. This belief persisted even though before...

Free education comes at a price

Free education comes at a price

Payton Wright, Assistant Editor

December 7, 2016


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Textbooks: $78. $35 for a mandatory CTE class. $20 for a class you can’t live without. $3.35 for every lunch you'd like to have, and if you're eating lunch every day that's around $675 a year. Don’t forget notebooks, books, pencils, and graphing calculators! Year after year we put money into our...

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