The Warrior Ledger

Living a life of war

Picture of Black Lives Matter symbol over the American Flag.

Tsi Tsi Ki Gonzalez, Reporter

October 15, 2020

“Police have killed 826 people in 2020,” stated Mapping Police Violence. “Black people have been 28% of those killed by police in 2020 despite being only 13% of the population.” Police brutality is mainly towards skin-colored citizens. Due to these events, people started protesting and rioti...

Students mental health during a pandemic

Senior Jose Vasquez works on his schoolwork during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lauralyn White, Reporter

October 15, 2020

Covid-19 has increased the already rising mental health crisis in America. Michigan Mental Health Services (MMHS) found some suicide hotlines reaching a 300% increase in calls and many suicide prevention groups are struggling to keep up. At the heart of this problem are students struggling to cope with the changes ...

Emotion is the key in most, if not all, decisions

Yin and Yang resembles the balance needed between emotion and logic.

Taylor S. Fischbeck, Editor

October 1, 2020

Emotion or logic? That’s a question that has been asked multiple times, especially when it comes to decision making. Some people believe emotion should have more control over your decisions and some believe that logic should be the main driving force when in reality, it’s both. Unfortunately, one...

The proper use of the BITE model

Infographic of the BITE model and what the model entails.

Belle R. LeDuc, Reporter

May 6, 2020

Knowing the history of Utah, it is no surprise that nearly 77% of the population has a religious affiliation of some kind. It has been a part of Utah culture since it was admitted to the union. Depending on the person, their religion- or lack thereof- can play a large part in their life. From Heaven ...

10 books to read during quarantine

A collage of the ten books listed below to help people get through quarantine.

Taylor S. Fischbeck, Editor

April 29, 2020

During this trying time, teenagers need a distraction to keep them from going insane while they’re all trapped inside the house. One of the best ways to do that is to read! Here are ten books that were chosen by peers that will help pass the time inside our homes. 1. The Statistical Probability of Love at Fi...

What is caffeine and what does it do?

Two Starbucks drinks displayed to show the use of caffeine in people's lives and to show how easy it is to buy caffeinated beverages.

Mason Warnick, Reporter

February 18, 2020

What exactly is caffeine? Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant. It is the world's most widely consumed psychoactive drug. Unlike many other psychoactive substances, it is legal and unregulated in nearly all parts of the world. Caffeine is an alkaloid (a nitrogen-based plant that psychologic...

What arranged marriage really is

A man and woman's golden wedding rings sit across from each other and between them, a black, bold question mark.

Diana Onorato, Reporter

November 21, 2019

A long-standing tradition, one viewed with much controversy, is arranged marriage. Arranged marriages have been around since ancient times and are practiced worldwide. It wasn’t until the 18th century that arranged marriages became less common in European countries. They were imposed to strengthen...

Best way to win love; advice from teachers

Taylorsville High art teacher Nicole Lavely with her husband.

Taylor S. Fischbeck, Editor

November 19, 2019

High school is the time for students to experience relationships and often, the students believe they’ll be with someone forever. Now the question is how do we win love?  Psychologist Gleb Tsipursky from Psychology Today has twelve tips for happy relationships. However, there are only three tha...

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