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Snarknado: Sexiest man alive is now Blake Shelton and I can’t handle it

Snarknado: Sexiest man alive is now Blake Shelton and I can’t handle it

Payton Wright, Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

If you think tractors are sexy and have a thing for middle-aged men who cheat on their wives for publicity, then wait until you see this year’s sexiest man alive: Blake Shelton. I cannot believe that the infamous People Magazine’s contest finally decided to widen their margin of people that they coul...

Street art: is it wroth the dangers?

Street art: is it wroth the dangers?

Breanna Siepert, Reporter

December 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Street art is a widely known form of art that spreads creativity, symbolism, and voice.  This art is seen far and wide and catches the eye from miles away. The uniqueness of this art is what makes it so amazing, but at what risk is this art made? Tags and drawings are often seen in dangerously high ...

Why we swear: the psychology behind it

Why we swear: the psychology behind it

Ryan Tibbits, Student

December 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Swearing is a natural human response to pain. We swear when we know that we have messed something up to a point where you have to restart the task all over again. The problem is when people use profanity in their daily life conversations, most of it is used because they think that profanity packs more of a p...

Coffee: friend or fiend?

Coffee: friend or fiend?

Vaianna Schwenke, Reporter

December 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As most foods and drinks coffee has been around for centuries, There is a popular Ethiopian legend wherein coffee is discovered by a goat herder named Kaldi, who found his goats frolicking and full of energy after eating the red fruit of the coffee shrub. Kaldi tried the fruit for himself and had a ...

Staff Ed: Dying from stress? Here’s how not to

Staff Ed: Dying from stress? Here’s how not to

December 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With stressful term endings, avalanches of assignments, and adulthood looming a few years in the distance, life can get pretty crazy. Everyone has their own methods of dealing with overwhelming or difficult times, from taking baths to yoga and even a bowl of Depression Cheerios. Everyone is unique, a...

Controversy over the HPV shot

Controversy over the HPV shot

Aspen Earnhart, Feature Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Genital warts- the phrase itself probably brings up terrifying flashbacks from junior high health class. While the scare-tactic of showing pictures of STDs to 8th graders may not be the most effective, the terrifying reality of cancer-causing diseases is all too serious. One of these diseases is Human ...

Newsflash: candy corn is trash

Newsflash: candy corn is trash

Steven Acero, Reporter

November 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With the approach of Halloween we are beginning to see more and more decorations, and candy show up. With this comes the argument that swept twitter over the weekend: “Is candy corn any good?” Many people have taken the popular opinion that candy corn is trash. With some people saying “candy cor...

Colorism issue impacts beauty standards

Colorism issue impacts beauty standards

Sarah Al- Barkawl, Opinion Editor

November 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Have you ever been told that your skin complexion does not go well with that shade of color of shirt  or “You’re good looking for a dark-skinned (insert race)?” We all come in different shapes and sizes but the thing that seems to affect everyone the most is our skin color. They say beauty lie...

You don’t need friends to be happy

You don’t need friends to be happy

Payton Wright, Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

There are approximately 1,600 students at Taylorsville High School; more than likely you probably know around 500, be it personally or you just know of them.  Odds are you have been in school with at least 30-40 of them since junior high or even elementary school. You’ve been with them for a while, and...

Living in the state of Utah automatically makes you rude

Living in the state of Utah automatically makes you rude

Elaine Hernandez, Reporter

November 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

A group of over 50,000 submit their results to Travel + Leisure. The annual results for America’s Favorite Places survey, ranked Salt Lake City top 15 of America's Rudest Cities. Salt Lake City ranked number 6 on the scale. New York City ranked three slots above Salt Lake City as far as kindness go...

It’s not the end of the world if you aren’t asked to a dance

It’s not the end of the world if you aren’t asked to a dance

Laina Mackay, Reporter

November 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

While planning a school dance can be fun it also takes a lot of the students and teachers time. It takes weeks to plan and decorate for a school dance. Some students get asked to dances where others choose to go by their self. At the school dances, people dance and are offered refreshments. They are ...

Bisexuality portrayed on televison

Bisexuality portrayed on televison

Audrey Helm, News Editor

November 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Bisexual people are often betrayed misrepresented in television and the media in a phenomenon known as bi erasure. According to glaad.org, bi erasure “is a pervasive problem in which the existence or legitimacy of bisexuality (either in general or in regard to an individual) is questioned or denied outrig...

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