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Horoscopes, a popular entertainment

Horoscopes, a popular entertainment

Megan Breneman, Assistant Editor

October 8, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Whether it’s once a year, monthly, weekly or daily, almost everyone has checked their horoscope at least once. Horoscopes range from being checked religiously to once in a lifetime. There may be a good many reasons one may choose to rely on what someone else predicts for them.

Mental illnesses shouldn’t be “trendy”

Mental illnesses shouldn’t be “trendy”

Kylee Warren, Reporter

October 8, 2015


Filed under Opinion

"I'm so depressed that I failed that test in history today." "My backpack is completely organized, I'm so OCD!" "I'm being so bipolar today." These are all examples of real mental illnesses that get tossed around as if they are common emotions. Lacey Jones (real name withheld) said, "I am not ashamed...

Staff Editorial: Utah learns from other cultures

Staff Editorial: Utah learns from other cultures

Warrior Ledger Staff

October 8, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Diversity can be seen in most parts of Utah, depending on where you go. That's one of the great things about Utah: Students are beginning to see the world and are shaping the future in a positive way.

Staff Editorial: Celebrating with Krampus

Staff Editorial: Celebrating with Krampus

Warrior Ledger Staff

December 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Here comes the time of year to spread holiday cheer and douse ourselves in unholy fear. Santa makes his way through chimneys to leave charitable gifts for all the good little children as Krampus slips into the rooms of all the naughty ones to drag them off and devour them the next day.

Stress of applying for college discourages students from aiming high

Stress of applying for college discourages students from aiming high

Leiani Brown, Editor in Chief

December 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion

It’s winter again, which—for colleges all across the nation—means recruiting time. Well-designed, personal flyers begin to pop up in the mailbox, and email inboxes overflow with messages flowered by phrases like “You’ve been selected” and “A student of your potential,” all sounding creepily intimate and borderline desperate.

November is Transgender Awareness Month

November is Transgender Awareness Month

Jasper Ramirez, Art Editor

December 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Transgender is an umbrella term that describes a diverse group of people whose gender identity or expression differs from the gender they were assigned to at birth. According to University of California Los Angeles School of Law’s Williams institute, an estimated 700,000, or 0.3% of adults identify as transgender in the United States.

Gender is more than male and female

Gender is more than male and female

Jem Ashton, News Editor

December 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Gender is often seen as a binary subject, you’re either male or you’re female and whichever gender you are is decided by whichever parts you had at birth. Rather than viewing gender as a physical attribution, it should be viewed as an expression of how people identify with themselves. This doesn’t only apply to people transitioning from one of the two predominating sexes to the other, it also applies to people who don’t feel a strong connection to either gender and choose to define themselves as third-gendered, gender-fluid, or neutrois. Whether they identify as female and male simultaneously or as neither, non-binary people do exist.

Police force becomes overly weaponized

Police force becomes overly weaponized

Jem Ashton and Jasper Ramirez

December 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Tear gas is a chemical weapon that has been banned in warfare since 1993, but it is still allowed to be used against our own citizens by our overly weaponized police forces. There is no reason for an officer to be more weaponized than a soldier. They are not an army, and giving the police our surplus military supplies has only increased the rates of violence and murder in the United States. The Icelandic police forces have only killed one person since the foundation of their country in 1944, but the United States faces at least 400 deaths at the hands of police forces every year.

Mental illness stigma is harmful to students

Mental illness stigma is harmful to students

Jasper Ramirez, Art Editor

December 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion

ccording to the Kim Foundation, an estimated 57.7 million people, or one in four adults, suffer from a diagnosable mental illness in a given year. Mental illness causes mild and severe impairments in the way a person thinks, their mood, and behavior. People who suffer from mental illness have to carry the burden of stigmas and misconceptions with them.

Snapchat proves beneficial as well as hazardous

Snapchat proves beneficial as well as hazardous

Keely Valdez, Reporter

December 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Snapchat, as we all know, is a photo messaging app. Almost everyone in the school has heard of it and almost everyone has Snapchat downloaded onto their phones. It’s the new texting. It’s easier, faster, and more efficient but how is it being used? There’s several ideas on how to use it. Both negative and positive. Snapchat can be a good thing or a bad thing.

The benefits to exercising healthily

The benefits to exercising healthily

Yvette Zavala, Reporter

December 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion

There are many advantages and some disadvantages to eating right and exercising, but mostly advantages. Eating right and exercising can help people in my ways to live a better and healthier life. Eating right and exercising helps you feel better and look better.

Siblings can be a positive or negative influence on students

Siblings can be a positive or negative influence on students

Tara Buell, Reporter

December 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Having a sibling in school can both be positive, and negative. When it comes to rides to school, friends, school work, and just having somebody there, a sibling comes in handy.

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