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Teen immigrants face a language struggle

Teen immigrants face a language struggle

Kiara Bobadilla, Reporter

November 27, 2017

We've all noticed those kids in junior highs, high schools, or even college who don't know english, or who simply struggle with any other language. The struggle gets worse day by day, the students easily see their failure in each class. Grades, participation,GPA, everything. Lisette Oliveto came to...

Female Role in the Alt-Right

Female Role in the Alt-Right

Audrey Helm, News Editor

November 20, 2017

White women have been part of hate movements since the 1920s, when the Ku Klux Klan began an all-female branch that at one point had half a million members, according to timeline.com. Since then, the presence of women in hate groups and in highly conservative groups has continued, though their presenc...

Comparisons between circumcision and genital mutilation

Comparisons between circumcision and genital mutilation

Aspen Earnhart, Feature Editor

November 20, 2017

It’s 2017, and people have finally started talking about circumcision--the world’s oldest and possibly one of the most controversial surgical procedure--estimated to be over 15,000 years old. Circumcision is an elective procedure in which the foreskin of a male penis is surgically removed. It’s mo...

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones

Payton Wright, Assistant Editor

March 14, 2017

     While homework and social hierarchies prey on student after student, there is a not-so-secret and not-so-silent killer out on the loose and everyone falls victim to it, and it’s called gossip.       Not one person in the world is innocent of spreading or receiving gossip.  Rumors have always...

Testing in progress

Testing in progress

Aspen Earnhart, Reporter

March 14, 2017

May 1st. Sweaty palms, racing heart. The dreaded three hours of Scantron sheets and silence. You’ve been preparing for this day for months now, and suddenly you’ve forgotten everything you know. Well, I guess it’s time to start applying for Clown College.    You’re probably wondering what I’...

What Trump means for DACA

What Trump means for DACA

Ana Zamora, Reporter

March 14, 2017

There have been a lot of changes since Trump has taken office. Among the executive orders he has been signing are the approval of North Dakota pipeline and the border wall that will be built between the United States and Mexico. Along with the changes that Trump wants to make, there has also been a ...

Voter misconceptions cloud millennial voters

Isabella Ashton, Reporter

March 14, 2017

Young people don’t vote. Or at least that is the stereotype. The millennial generation has received criticism for their apparent apathy towards voting, and have even been called lazy. These sentiments are not completely unfounded. According to an analysis done by Pew shared in an article by NPR...

Taylorsville gears up for Clash of Class during Spirit Week

Taylorsville gears up for Clash of Class during Spirit Week

Anthony Do, Guest Writer

February 2, 2017

Have you been participating in any events this year? If not, here is your chance! The 2017 Spirit Week is coming up in February and this year will be a “Beach Party!” We will be having a Clash of Class and may the best class win.  This means participating and helping out in events hosted by th...

Student Spotlight: Jared De Leon

Ana Zamora, Reporter

December 15, 2016

Jared De Leon is Senior Class President and Latinos In Action Vice President. He is not only intelligent, but he is also very involved in the school. De Leon has an uplifting personality that allows him to become an easily likeable person. “My favorite thing about me is the positive outlook that I b...

Rate of teen suicides in Utah triples

Rate of teen suicides in Utah triples

Cheyenne Inman, Reporter

December 13, 2016

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

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

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...

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