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Taylorsville Crossroads landscapes local business

Taylorsville Crossroads landscapes local business

Megan Breneman, Assistant Editor

October 10, 2015


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Taylorsville residents may have recently noticed the clouds of smoke and the paths of destruction down 5400 South and Redwood Road at the Family Center due to the fairly recent demolitions of buildings. Some locals may have witnessed in June when the construction started as the area in which numerous h...

Megan Breneman, Assistant Editor

October 9, 2015


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Taylorsville residents may have recently noticed the clouds of smoke and the paths of destruction down 5400 South and Redwood Road at the Family Center due to the fairly recent demolitions of buildings. [...] Although a good majority understand that it’s been very vacant the past few years with many places going out of business and ones that have been gone a long time. Alas, we had to realize a rebirth would come at some point.

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Losing memory of 9/11

Losing memory of 9/11

Xylina Session, Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2015


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My 2A period never says the pledge. 9/11 fell on a Friday, and it was not looking to be a different day than usual. Weekend plans usurped intercom voices. A devout half of the class squirmed in a struggle to grasp the announcements their comrades were missing.

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Save the imprisoned: read a banned book today!

Save the imprisoned: read a banned book today!

Brianne Gardner, Reporter

October 5, 2015


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September 27 through October 3rd was Banned Book Week, the one week when it's encouraged to read books with topics seen as “controversial”. One of the books often heard of is To Kill A Mockingbird, Which is banned due to language content, and racism. Some people may argue that these challenged books should ...

Community service reaps student benefit and experience

Community service reaps student benefit and experience

Esparanza Standing Bear, Reporter

October 5, 2015


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According to a study of the University of Nevada “Young people involved in community service are more likely to have a strong work ethic as an adult.” Volunteering can be helpful when it comes to decision making on a career choice. Volunteering in a field teens have a career interest in can help d...

Cornell Notes implemented school-wide

Cornell Notes implemented school-wide

Christopher Talbot, Reporter

October 2, 2015


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In the 1950s, Cornell Notes were created, to help students comprehend and retain information. According to Ms. Jen Johnson, Taylorsville high school’s AVID coordinator, they came to the school four years ago. Chemistry teacher Ms. Natalie Paxton, who this year is using Cornell notes for the first...

Students now required to pass U.S. Citizenship test to graduate

Students now required to pass U.S. Citizenship test to graduate

Kaylee Wengren, Reporter

October 2, 2015


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Utah governor Gary Herbert passed a bill of law on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 stating all public schools are required to take the U.S. citizenship test to graduate. The bill requires each student to take a 50 question test and get a 70% or higher to graduate. However, this new law has frustrated many pe...

Students relish culture during Peru trip

Students relish culture during Peru trip

Holly Link, Assistant Editor

September 30, 2015


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Every teenager wishes to broaden their horizons by traveling. Each year students from Taylorsville get the opportunity to travel across the globe. A program entitled “EF Tours” gives students a chance to travel for a low cost. Taylorsville is one of the few schools in Utah to take advantage of th...

Media Center launches “Reading across the USA” reading challenge

Media Center launches “Reading across the USA” reading challenge

Leiani Brown, Editor in Chief

November 24, 2014


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With the enticement of weekly prizes and the chance to win an iPad mini, the library now presents a reading contest for all those willing to explore books from across the country.

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Lauren Kate visits Taylorsville Library

Lauren Kate visits Taylorsville Library

Megan Breneman, Entertainment Editor

November 24, 2014


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Lauren Kate, author of the “Fallen” series, was welcomed by a group of students on November 10 when she came to visit at lunch. She discussed her life leading up to being a published author and then after, continuing to talk about her books and following up with answering the audience’s questions.

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Multicultural Assembly cancelled due to lack of participation

Multicultural Assembly cancelled due to lack of participation

John Diaz, Reporter

November 24, 2014


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The Multicultural assembly was supposed to be on the 25th of November, but it got cancelled due to lack of participation. The assembly was supposed to be about students performing dances or music from cultures they originate from.

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Student literacy declines

Student literacy declines

Jeremy Ashton, News Editor

November 10, 2014


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Only 20% of American 8th graders admit to recreational reading or reading besides what’s assigned inside the classrooms and many of the students who “only read what’s assigned” have the tendency to google summaries of those materials or skim through it and hope for the best. The same goes for high school students, who feel like reading is a waste of time, not entertaining enough, or too difficult.

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