DHS Students Bring Back 90s Fashion

Students all over Davis High can be seen following the latest fashion trends of 2020. Baggy jeans, retro Nikes, corduroy pants, and high top Converse are found almost anywhere you look. Travis Frey, a teacher at Davis High, frequently wears his trendy OG Air Jordan 1s in it’s classic red, black, and white colorway. Like many others, he likes splurging on his favorite clothing trends.

“Crew neck sweatshirts, straight/wide leg pants, and high top Converse are a good go-to outfit.” says Haley Lowry, a senior this school year.

The fashion of 2020 is strongly influenced by 90s fashion. Many of the outfits being worn today mimic the beloved trends in the 90s. Scrunchies, plaid vest sweaters, and mom jeans made up some of the most fashionable outfits throughout the 80s to 90s, and are being worn by teens and young adults of today’s time. Fashion icons of this generation such as Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Selena Gomez are a few of the people that started the vintage trend of this year, and so far it has appealed to many DHS students.

Clothing today is very gender neutral and both boys and girls at Davis High School are seen expressing themselves through their clothing. There’s no doubt that these stylish students that are creative with today’s trends have a big impact on the style of their peers.

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Attention Incoming Sophomores!

Listen up all you incoming sophomores! High school is the next step in your life and we want you all to enjoy it, so here is some advice on how to NOT go through the pain.

The biggest point to mention and probably the most significant is: TIME MANAGEMENT! This cannot be stressed enough; whatever classes you’re taking, whatever sports/clubs/activities you’re involved in, and whatever else you have going on in your life, organize it! Here are some tips…

  1. Spread Out Homework Assignments and Studying. By getting in the habit of doing homework (even if it’s just a little bit) everyday you can dramatically decrease stress. Rather than cramming and finishing it all last minute, which usually results in poor, rushed work and lower grades, spread it out.
  2. Get a Planner. Planners are a great way to write down and lay out your schedule. You can organize activities, events, assignments for school and add any notes. This method of organization has proved to be a beneficial and smart way to manage our crazy lives.
  3. Don’t Overdue It. We all want to excel in school, graduate, and eventually get a job. Therefore many students pile on difficult classes and responsibilities, anything to spruce up college resumes…right? As great as this is, don’t push it. You’ll just end up overwhelmed, taking on more than you can handle.

To shed light on some personal experience from a former sophomore at Davis,

“My first year of high school was really rough, I was taking all honors classes, taking AP, and playing sports. I just couldn’t keep up. I felt trapped in this continuous spiral of stress and sadness. So, my advice to incoming sophomores would be to take it step by step, enjoy high school, work hard, and most importantly don’t give up! I gave up and looking back I wish I never did.”

So all you new sophomores, be smart, work hard, manage your time, and have fun. We wish you all the best and good luck!

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New School Board Gives Teachers and Students a Scare

Earlier this week, it was brought to the publics’ attention that, on November 4th of 2020 they will be adopting the current school schedule to a four-day schedule, contrary to the current hybrid schedule. With the numbers of confirmed Covid-19 cases on the rise, family and students are beginning to worry. Some individuals believe that this new schedule will create a spike in Covid-19 related cases within the school and community, stirring more thoughts on the possibility of remote schooling for the rest of the year.

When asked about the situation, David Henriod, currently a  biology teacher at Davis Highschool, had this to say when hearing about the school board’s decision. “I was very surprised. I had no idea that they would have a decision that fast,” If this change had gone through, a fairly quick change would have to be made in all classrooms. “I would have had to make sure I had enough seats for a full class. I would also have to start preparing more classroom lessons since I would be seeing students more often in person,” stated Henriod.

This idea for a schedule change in the very midst of the pandemic seemed sudden to many and as said before, concerned many people as well considering the hybrid schedule was supposed to be a full year situation. In David Henriods words, “it just seemed like the decision came out-of-the-blue, no warning. I was expecting it to last at least through the first term. Hopefully, at least to get a two-week notice. When the school board revised the decision for the schedule change many were relieved however, this schedule change was only postponed for grades 7-12, Jr. high and high school students.

When asked about the decision to revise or, postpone the change, Henriod had this to say, “ I thought they did the right thing for Jr. high and high schools. Make the change at a good changing point at the end of the term” But elementary teachers got the shaft. All of their students are coming every day.

It is no surprise that with the changes in the hybrid schedule that started this school year due to Covid-19 some teachers may feel overwhelmed. These intense changes and especially with how the school board has recently been fluctuating can cause a lot of teachers to stress as they need to edit their curriculum on the fly. “I am easy going—so they can do whatever they want. I wish there was more communication from the top about possible changes. I think the teachers are doing okay, I know many who are angry and have to work twice as hard to cover both in-person and remote learning. It can wear on a person,” stated Mr. Henriod.

Teachers seem to be doing well and students are getting on track, but no matter what changes happen, this year is sure to be a unique and fascinating year for Davis High.

 

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COVID Cases Spike: How are Mask Opinions Shifting?

In the recent weeks there has been an upswing of cases in the Davis school district as several students and teachers have contracted the virus. This has lead to a putting off the return to a 4 day a week schedule and has raised questions on how we should try to further reduce the spread of the virus.

Some extracurriculars have been questioned as to whether they should be shut down. Amidst these growing concerns some attitudes about school procedures may have shifted. At risk people may get more concerned and feel unsafe, and previously anti-mask people may reduce their opposition to wearing masks.

For many students coming to school is the main source of human contact and therefore potential contact with the virus. Because of this people have started changing their opinions on the virus based on what they are seeing and hearing at school.

As Individuals have become more informed than they were over the summer due to others sharing what information they have found this has caused a shift in how students feel about policies that are in place to limit the spread of the virus.

“I used to think masks were really stupid and not worth anything  beforehand, but as I go on and see studies and other things and i’ve come to see it as a necessary evil. I would feel awful if I did spread COVID so I do wear a mask because that is what I can do to help out.” – Liam Bean, a junior at Davis high.

Many others who have immune deficiencies, health complications, or those who are regularly around those who are in high risk groups may feel very different about how safe school feels and how they handle masks.

When worried about getting the virus the small things such as sanitation and masks may seem much more important to comply with in order to ensure that they do not get infected or spread the virus it to others

“I am so grateful for masks being required at school. It lowered the chance of getting COVID. I honestly don’t mind masks because I’ve gotten used to them and I know they are keeping me safe. The school has done a pretty good job at keeping COVID under control so I feel safe going to school. I am worried however for going back to 4 days a week because social distancing won’t be possible in a few classes” – Kenzie Carter, a senior at Davis High

Feelings are becoming more intensified, as opinions can significantly alter the habits and activities of students, controlling the spread of the virus is the largest factor in schools remaining open. Students have come to rely on the patterns of school and are worried about going back to an all online schedule, so many have become more cautious and willing to wear masks and take protective measures to stop the spread of the virus to keep the school open and to protect themselves and their loved ones.

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How will Halloween look this year?!

What Halloween ideas will be in store this year for people in your neighborhood? Will there even be Halloween this year? Imagine what children think about the idea of not having trick or treat! The things we have to do for Covid-19 are pretty serious. I work at Lagoon, and they still are enforcing social distancing, but they do the best that they can do with the haunted houses. I’m not exactly sure how they are social distancing, but they’re doing all they can to keep their customers safe. The biggest issue about the haunted houses is that the actors have to wear masks on top of their character masks. That sounds such like a struggle. October should be very interesting to see the outcomes of what may happen for that month. Will anyone even put up their  Halloween decorations and give out candy? How can you plan Halloween events when a lot of the places still make you use hand sanitizer and wear a mask? This seriously could not get any worse. Now let’s talk little more about these other haunted house attractions. Let’s start off with Black Island Farms. If you’re wanting some good Halloween ideas, go through their nightmare acres! That should give you a good scare! In Nightmare on 13th, they are doing very well with the covid-19 plan. But if you take off your mask anytime while you’re in the attraction, they will not interact with you. Their tickets are only for half hour time slots, so only a small amount of people are able to go. Will it even be fun with the actors having to wear masks? I know it’s safer for us and for them, but do you like to be scared by them? Or do you like to see them wearing masks? I guess you could say the the idea of Halloween won’t be as scary as you imagined. I was able to have the opportunity to ask these students what they were thinking of wearing for Halloween. Ethan McKay says he’s not going to be dressing up for Halloween. Some people go big for Halloween, and some people don’t. I spoke to my mother Jill Rindlisbacher, and she said “I would go big but I would do what I’m told. I wouldn’t plan the decorations of things.” These are some Halloween ideas. Hope you guys live it, and HAVE A SPOOKY HALOWEEEN HAHAHA!

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Creepy Costume Ideas for Halloween

As Halloween approaches, everyone is getting excited for the spooktacuilar events that lie ahead. The only problem is coming up with a good costume. Lucky for you, I have come up with the most thrilling costume ideas! So you and your friends can celebrate the spookiest holiday in style!

Halloween Costumes for Singles:

  • Cher Horowitz from Clueless
  • Lord Farquaad from Shrek
  • Sia
  • Ariana Grande
  • Nacho Lebre
  • Zombie
  • Dracula
  • Superhero

Halloween Costumes for Couples:

  • Danny and Sandy from Grease
  • Shrek and Fiona
  • Beetlejuice and Lydia Deetz
  • Barbie and Ken
  • Woody and Buzz Lightyear
  • Sun and Moon

Halloween Costumes for groups:

  • Winnie the Pooh characters
  • The Mystery Gang from Scooby Doo
  • Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs
  • Stranger Things
  • Care Bears
  • The Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus
  • Deck of Cards
  • Mario Kart characters
  • Harry Potter characters
  • Ghosts

Now that you are all set for the big night, be sure to stay safe and healthy and have lots of fun!

 

 

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Davis High Students react to recent spike in COVID-19 Cases

In the past few weeks, Utah has hit the highest number of recorded COVID-19 cases as a state. Though as a country we have been flattening the curve, this weekend it was announced that Utah has hit a startling amount of positive cases. Over 1,1oo positive cases of COVID-19 in Utah were confirmed just last Friday, leaving everyone in shock.

But how has this alarming information impacted the students of our local Davis High? For some students, the biggest concern is protecting others. Davis High Student Amanda Barlow says that her habits haven’t changed much since following the spike, as she has already been wearing a mask and keeping her hands clean.

However, the high number of cases does make her wary of being around individuals at higher risk. “My biggest concern”, says Barlow, “would be that I would spread COVID to someone who would die from it”. Barlow also leaves her advice that students should “Be safe, but don’t live in complete fear”.

For other students, their concerns lie with going to school itself. Even though she is following the state’s mask mandate and the school’s constant sanitation policies, student Anna Owens worries that students may have to revert to online learning in the coming months.

She isn’t worried about attending school four days a week, but she knows that the school board might be. Owens commented that her biggest concern is to “Maybe not go to school at all”, worrying that the spike in cases will cause schools to shut down completely.

Each student seems to have their own perspective and concerns on how the high number of positive cases will impact their life. One thing we can all agree on, however, is that after this year, attending school may never be the same.

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What do School Dances Look Like in 2020?

With the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19 school and life has changed greatly and we have been forced to give up much of our traditions. However, for many students, there has been some push-back to try and have events for this school year despite school shutting down most events like assemblies and dances. Due to this, some third party groups are trying to put on “Rogue Dances”, one large concern of going to these dances is whether or not it is safe for students and their families.

Traditionally, schools hold dances and are able to have a certain level of control over students. Due to the pandemic, at these dances it may be hard to enforce rules if any rules are even set in place. This creates a concern for spreading the virus as well as students acting more reckless than usual and increasing the risk of injuries and increasing cases.

“It was pretty fun, the dance was a riot there were people body surfing and people ripping off their shirts, it was wild… for me personally it was too wild but I know a lot of people that had a ton of fun” said Marshal Jacobson, a senior at Davis High.

On top of the inherent risks of spreading viruses with lessened distancing and non strict adherence to face covering guidelines, there is a risk of students getting out of control without authority figures to prevent accidents. With that, many precautions have been taken to make everything safe, so is it worth the risk?

This brings into question what the experiences of students are worth because there is a conflict of what is safe and smart, and what is being too cautious and needlessly taking away from students. As it currently stands, the school administration is not supporting any dances and is more concerned about keeping cases down with social distancing as well as reducing group sizes. We will see how the changes that are approaching in the coming months with attempts to open up more and trying to go back to a more traditional schedule, amidst the pandemic increasing dramatically in many places.

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Hybrid Schedule: Students Tell All

School is one of the many things that has changed significantly in recent months due to COVID-19. To keep students safe, Davis School District has chosen to apply a hybrid learning schedule that is affecting students academically and socially.

This new schedule involves students attending school in-person twice a week and remotely on the other 3 days. Students have found that learning half the curriculum online allows them to get more sleep and live a healthier lifestyle, but it poses challenges academically.

“I always get confused at when assignments are due and I never know if, somehow, I missed an assignment. I feel like teachers haven’t made it very clear what assignments we’re doing in class and what we need to do at home.”

States Breanna Wilson, a senior at Davis.

The hybrid schedule seems to be shifting the ratio of learning to practicing in a negative way. Less learning. More homework. Students are only in each class once a week. Such limited time with teachers in-person makes it difficult to understand the concepts. Consequently, when they are trying to complete their many homework assignments on remote days, students often feel confused, frustrated, and overwhelmed.

“Virtual instruction can often be confusing and doesn’t allow for activities that further explain the concept (like labs and demonstrations). The biggest frustration has been not understanding the concepts and not knowing what the expectations are for each class or assignment.”

Says Rachel Dummer, a Davis High student.

Since there is less time to learn the concepts, many teachers are cutting their curriculum nearly in half so as not to push students at an unbearable pace. Students appreciate this because it lessens their workload and anxiety, however, they are not being intellectually stimulated.

When you’re taking classes with this hybrid schedule, you’re probably only going to learn half the material that you were supposed to. I’m super into learning, so I find that an issue. If I’m taking a class, I want to learn the material it’s supposed to teach me.”

Another problem that students have noticed with this system is attendance. This schedule was designed to allow students to work completely from home should they get sick or if the school were to shut down again. It was supposed to relieve students of the pressure to attend school in the building. However, it has not done so. In fact, since students only go to each class once a week, grades are more attendance-based than ever before. Students have expressed that they wish teachers would make more of an effort to ensure that they will not get penalized for missing class if they get sick.

Students are also being affected socially in many ways due to this new system. One way is through masks. Davis School District requires all students to wear masks to promote safety. Most students are very willing to abide by this rule if it means they get to stay in school, however, they have noticed that the masks have caused notable changes in the social dynamic of the school.

“In a lot of my classes, way less people talk to each other and it’s a lot harder to read people’s emotions. I’ve noticed that it’s harder for me to make friends too. I feel like I have less social skills with a mask on because I can’t tell how people feel. Also, I can’t understand my teachers or classmates sometimes because their voices get muffled.”

Says Breanna.

The hybrid schedule splits the school population in half alphabetically and then alternates the two groups between in-building and remote. Group A attends school on Mondays and Wednesdays, while Group B attends on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This means that students no longer see some of their friends at school.

“It’s hard to keep up with friends on the other schedule. You really have to make an effort at it. It’s a lot harder when you don’t see them at school to stay friends with them. It’s just a matter of keeping in communication and showing that you care, even if you’re not physically able to see them. This new schedule is very much a test of who is your actual friend and who is just there because of convenience.

Explains Eva Weeks, a Davis High senior.

One of the biggest disappointments that this new schedule brought was the lack of school social events. Sports games are difficult to attend, and the school is not sponsoring any dances. These events provide great opportunities for students to meet new people and make new friends. Not having these leaves a void in school morale.

“The dances and sporting events are what hold the school together and give students school pride. I think that not being able to attend all of those will definitely affect the students socially. It’s hard not to be able to go and support your school. I think it will definitely impact every individual socially in some way and will impact school pride in general.”

States Eva.

Without these social events, students are having to find new ways to stay involved. Many have found that joining a club or sports team helps them stay connected. Others use Dartboard on Canvas to connect with other students. It’s important to stay involved where possible so that we can maintain school pride during these trying times.

Despite the challenges and shortcomings of the new hybrid schedule, students are grateful to be back in school and have respect for all the teachers, SBOs, and administration that are doing their best to lead our school under these unusual circumstances.

 

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Stop comparing: a memoir to the senior class

I saw a post that was talking about how the seniors of the class of 2020 are being dramatic about not being able to live out their senior years in terms of graduation, prom, senior trips, sports, etc. The post compared it to the fact that high schoolers in the 60s and 70s spent their senior year fighting the Vietnam war. This is upsetting because none of those people posting things like this know how it feels to have their senior year taken away from them. People that put things like that on social media don’t know what it feels like to have something so important, something that is a rite of passage to move into adulthood could be taken away so easily. The kinds of people that are posting those things got to graduate high school, they got to go to their senior prom. They were able to play their last year of sports with their teams. They were able to go on a senior trip with either their parents or their friends. They got to go to the senior and goodbye parties. Those people were able to say goodbye to high school and say goodbye to being a teenager, but the class of 2020 may not ever get to experience that. They may never get to walk across that stage with their friends or be able to make peace with the fact that their lives are changing. These kids, myself included, may not get to go to college with a mindset that they can do whatever they want.

This Coronavirus is trying to destroy our generation by debilitating us. We have been asked to sit on our couch, unlike our grandparents who were asked to fight a war. The two concepts are definitely different, but are equally as hard for both generations. Our generation is a generation that is always moving, that has always had access to whatever they wanted, and now we have live in a time where we don’t know when the grocery stores are going to have toilet paper or meat or hand sanitizer. That is the most terrifying because throughout our lives we have been told that we can have whatever we want, when we want it through technology and through
instant gratification. We have never had to be denied what we want because of lack of resource, only because we chose to deny it.

Sitting on your couch or being quarantined to your own home is like a death sentence to people who have mental illnesses like depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, ADD, etc. asking a generation of kids who suffer from mental illnesses to stay in their house and not allow themselves to distract from an illness that protrudes their everyday life is harder than any of these millennials or boomers will ever be able to understand. They didn’t have to go through it so it’s easy for them to judge and tell us that this isn’t hard because it is a lot harder than any of us ever expected it to be. You always think as a kid that when school gets canceled that that would be the best day of your life because the responsibility and routine is gone, none of us expected that to become untrue. We all wanted to be able to have fun and do what we want to do, but it’s like this virus has stopped us from living life.

This virus has made it hard for any of us to chase our dreams or continue chasing our dreams because we are afraid that it is going to infect us and ultimately affect the ones that we love. It is something that has instilled fear within us and is controlling our lives, and I’ve never let anything control my life except for me. It is taking away our ability to connect with others physically something that is nourishing to all of us. Social interaction is something that seems to heal mental, physical, emotional wounds. It is the connection that we have with others that truly makes life worth living. Putting a bunch of people who suffer from a mental illness and telling them that they aren’t allowed to talk to people or be around people is only going to make their situation worse. It is only going to increase suicide rates, mental illness rates because they will be denied the social interaction that they deserve because of a virus that has shaking the entire world. I believe that the COVID-19 virus isn’t the end of the world. I believe that it is a wakeup
call to the world to realize that they need to be making better decisions. We all need to learn to be better prepared, kind, and clean.

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Dear Ol’ Davis High School

Dear Ol’ Davis High School

You have taught me what it means to care. You have taught me what it means to strive. You have taught what it means to get back up when I fall. I have grown in more ways throughout your humble halls than I ever thought I could. I knew when I stepped through your front doors, first day of sophomore year, that I would be different the last time I stepped out. Little did I know, that last time would be so soon.

We’ll fight for you!

And we are. Who is we? First, teachers. Teachers of Davis High, sitting at home surrounded by children of their own or plagued by the silence of their once bustling classroom. Agonizing hours spent organizing lesson plans for the students they no longer get to see. They love us and wish the best for us. They’re sacrificing their sanity for us. They are fighting for us. Second, students. We are fighting for each other. Friends, acquaintances, the kids we never even spoke a word to. We know what each and every one of us is feeling. We know what each and every one of us was dreading to hear. And we heard it. Those three words that we begged for as a child but didn’t realize would make us grow up so fast. “No. More. School.” Now is the time to come together. Now is the time to forgive, forget, move past our differences and stick together. We can’t give up now. We might not enter those doors again but we can remind each other of what we had when we stepped out. Those doors are not the end of friendships. Those doors are not the end of passion and hard work. Those doors are not the end of being a Davis Dart.

We’ll fight for Davis!

You better believe it. I have put up a fight for you. Little did I know that my fight would be much different than attending football games and striving for a 4.0. My fight for you has consisted of more tears than I’ll ever be able to count. More memories than I’ll ever be able to recreate. My fight continues here within the walls of my own home, clicking and clacking away on a school provided computer. Attending Zoom sessions left and right, logging in and out of Canvas what seems to be a thousand times a day. Checking emails ready to tackle the assignment I’ve got next. I am fighting Davis High. And I am fighting hard.

We’re up to snuff, we never ever ever bluff

We are the coolest graduating class that there ever was. We exceeded every possible expectation anyone could ever have for us. If I told you 10 years ago, a cute little 3rd grader, that you wouldn’t get to go to your own graduation, you would laugh in my face. You wouldn’t believe me. And when it happened as an 18 year old Senior, we still didn’t believe you. That’s what makes us so amazing. Hope. Davis High students have HOPE. We never ever gave up. And we never will. We aren’t going to pretend like this is easy, because it’s not. It is the most devastating and disappointing experience for most of us. But, don’t lose hope. Hope for a brighter future. Hope for a better tomorrow. Hope that this virus will not be our legacy. Let’s make our legacy one of strength, pressing forward and optimism. Let’s make our legacy passion, overcoming difficulties and excessive happiness. Let us never forget who we are. We are Davis Darts!

Against the Darts of Davis, none can progress

Progress is defined as “forward or onward movement toward a destination.” Davis High students are fighters. We don’t let anyone get past us without giving them a run for their money. We don’t just stand by and let whatever happens happen. And now is not the time to stop. This virus may have paused our motivation. It may have paused our optimism. But don’t let it pause friendships. Don’t let it pause meaningful connections and strong relationships. Do not let this virus progress. Physically, we don’t really have a say. But mentally, we are in charge. This virus can’t bring us down if we don’t let it. We are Davis High! Against us, nothing can move forward. We are in control of our destiny, our fate. It is time that we pick up our targets, take a few steps forward and aim for an even greater future. Aim for an even greater triumph than we ever imagined. We will beat this virus. And we won’t let it stop us.

Three cheers for Davis! OUR DHS!

My DHS. Your DHS. Our DHS. Thank you, Davis High School. Thank you for the memories. Thank you for the tears. Thank you for the memories and friends that have shaped me into who I am today. Thank you for giving me a good environment to grow up in and for encouraging me to be myself. Thank you, teachers, for stretching me and helping me grow. I know I complained. I know I dreaded waking up each morning, scraping the snow off my car and struggling to find a parking spot. I’m not going to pretend like I wanted to be there for you. But you were always there for me. Thank you for never giving up on me and for being there during the hardest time of my life. You’re a real one, Davis. The biggest GOAT of us all. Thank you. And may I always be honored to call myself a Davis Dart. <3

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Earthquake death wish: shop students

With the impact of online school you may be wondering how shop students are supposed to get the work done. The truth is they can’t, however some teachers are allowing students to come into the shop to change car oil or use the lathes. But wait what about Covid-19? The teachers that are allowing shop students to come to the school are setting up appointments and only allowing a small amount of students to be in the shop at a time. What do students think of this?

“It is a huge blessing because I payed a lot of money to take this class.”

“I don’t have a lift at my house so changing brakes and oil is much easier to do in the shop”

However this is a blessing now it looks like a curse. With the earthquake that happened on 3/18/2020 the school is being evacuated and no teachers are at the school. You probably know about the infamous A-building, the building that looks 300 years old behind Davis High. This building is a concern for most parents because sending a child to a non-earthquake proof building is like a death wish. However if the building is deemed safe then hopefully parents will continue to send students to finish projects and hopefully allow students to return to school soon.

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Earthquake shakes up Davis County

Just after 7:00 a.m. on March 18, 2020, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 on the Richter Scale hit the Salt Lake area about 4 miles from Magna, UT. The quake cut power to about 55,000 residents, says utility company Rocky Mountain Power. It is the largest earthquake to hit Utah since 1992. At least six aftershocks had been recorded within 20 minutes of the initial earthquake. Several large media sources have reported on the earthquake, including NBC, CNN, USAToday, and CBSNews.

The tremor has had a large influence on broader sectors of life as well. The Salt Lake City International Airport was forced to divert incoming flights to give time for inspections of the runway to take place. The airport has closed roads into the airport, telling people not to come. Additionally, KUTV news anchor Brian Mullahy said that the earthquake means no flights in or out of the airport for several hours. The public transportation systems in Salt Lake City have come to a halt, and all TRAX cars have found a station safely and evacuated passengers.

Another large worry with the earthquake is the potential for infrastructure damage. In terms of the Richter Scale, levels 0 to 3 generally aren’t felt by people, levels 3 to 5 are felt clearly, and anything above 5.1 has the potential to cause damage to infrastructure. Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall said, in reference to infrastructure damage, “The City is assessing the situation now and I’ll circle back with an update when I have it. Be safe.”. The Utah Department of Transportation had inspection crews out immediately and said in a tweet, “So far there doesn’t appear to be any, but we’re checking everything out, specifically our bridges,”.

Perhaps the largest worry after an earthquake is the question, “could there be another one?”. There have been small aftershocks, but because of the close proximity to the Wasatch fault line, a large earthquake could be enough to trigger the massive earthquake that seismologists have been predicting for decades. The United States Geological Survey, aided by the University of Utah Seismology Department, forecast that there will likely be more aftershocks in the coming days. Within one week, the USGS predicts that there is about a 90% chance that there will be anywhere from one to 220 earthquakes larger than 3.0 in the coming week. They further predict that there is a 17% chance that there are one to three earthquakes measuring at 5.0 or higher in the next week. A seismologist from the University of Utah predicts a 5% chance that in the next week, an earthquake measuring higher than 5.7 will occur.

While the likelihood of there being another big earthquake is fairly low, less than a one in five chance, it is important to be prepared. The USGS urges people to be ready in the case of a larger quake, and to remember to drop, cover, and hold on.

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2020 SBO Elections

Election season is back, and it’s time to vote for Student Body Officers again. Primary elections will occur the March 9-14 and final elections the week after. With the new changes to the Davis High Constitution, elections will be better than ever.  

The changes to the Davis High Constitution made on February 25, 2020, aim to make elections more fair and focus more on the candidates rather than their campaign material. Changes included poster size regulations, social media rules, and a ban on campaign shirts, backpack signs, car decorations, etc…  

These changes force candidates to rely on their outreach and word of mouth rather than the size of their poster. Banning campaign materials outside of posters give every candidate a chance and prevents students from spending too much money on their campaign. Elections this year are bound to be different than they’ve ever been. Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen all get to vote for representatives from their grade and for Student Body President.  

To run, pick up an election packet in Mr. Gunn’s room 1801. A mandatory election meeting is on Friday, March 6thTeachers and Administration go over applications and approve of eligible students, and help candidates run their campaign. Mason Child, a Senior Officer, has been a part of student council since 9th grade, so he has a lot of experience. The key to a good campaign, he said, is a great original pun for your posters.  

Mason’s favorite part of SBO elections is the thrill and build-up before the results are announced. Running for SBO is a good opportunity to get to know more students around the school and be more involved in student events. Student Body Officers go to games, plan student activities, and meet new students. Voting opens on myDSD soon, so make sure to look out for posters and candidates the next couple of weeks.  

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Davis High’s warm weather attitude

Spring of 2020 is finally coming and is expected to start on Thursday, March 19th! With Spring comes warm weather and with warm weather comes a whole new mentality at Davis High. Less sweaters and pants and more shorts, skirts, dresses and t-shirts.  

When Davis High students were asked what their thoughts are on the warm weather finally coming after a bitter-cold winter. Their thoughts on what their favorite things are about warm weather and what activities they like to do came up. Out of all the students, there was one answer that was said by almost everyone.

 Sarah Brown was the one who kicked off the most popular answer by saying this,

“My favorite thing about the warm weather is finally being able to drive with the windows down and blast some summer music. It is the best when you get to go on drives with your friends and just jam out.”  

“Warm weather just makes me so happy because it means that summer is coming and there is a lot more to do when its warmer. I love to be outdoors and when it starts getting warmer it means that I get to do all the fun things I love like hiking, swimming and going boating.”

Said junior, Phoebe Arnold. 

With Spring at Davis High also comes all the Spring sports! Soccer, tennis, softball, baseball and golf are all the sports that are just starting their seasons and all the players couldn’t be more excited!  

“I love warm weather because I don’t have to wear sweats every day anymore and, in the Spring, I finally get to play softball.”

Said varsity softball player Ellie Anderson.

She said Spring for her is all about softball, but she just loves warm weather all around because it reminds her that Summer is just getting closer and closer! 

This warm weather is really kicking off the new and happier attitude here at Davis High and all the students are here for it! 

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Davis High constitutional convention makes changes to our school constitution

February 25th was the day of Davis High’s constitutional convention. This was where every student government member, two representatives from each student government organization, and a representative from every school sanctioned extra curricular club got to vote on whether previously made changes should be put into place in our school constitution. The vote was unanimous for the changes.

This year, changes range from specifying the duty of Dartman to school election rules. The Dartman has always been the school mascot, but now he has a fairly new position as one of the officers as well. This year, they specified the election process for the Dartman. His election is still very similar to elections for other positions in the school. His process includes completing a portfolio similar to the final Student Body Officer candidates.

For the upcoming election, the school included regulations for poster sizes and rules for campaigning on social media. Now posters and banners can only be hung with tape that leaves no residue, and glitter of any kind may not be used. For the election, Each candidate has to agree to attend mandatory leadership training if elected. For campainging, social media advertisements must be approved by the administration. Another rule says that any campaigning beyond posters, social media, and word of mouth is not allowed and will result in the person being removed from the ballot. This includes backpack signs, shirts, and car decorating to not be allowed; things that were very prevalent in last year’s election. The intent of these rules are to make the upcoming election more inclusive and fair to our students.

Many students at Davis High don’t even know that there is a school constitution, let alone a constitutional convention. However, the constitutional convention affects on Davis are definitely there. For example, over the time that Davis High has existed, wording for the school song has changed at least five times because of the constitutional convention. More recently, one year posters were banned near the stairwell, in order to stop potential fire hazard’s. The changes made in our constitution helps make this school a safer place.

Another reason for the changes is to make students feel like things are run the right way. Mrs. Barney commented on how the constitution is there to let everybody know that everything is run fairly at Davis and people can’t just make changes to the school rules whenever they want.

Hopefully these changes in the school constitution can make elections more fair for students. For those of you who want to get in to the student government next year, remember that petitions for the election start Monday, March 2nd.

 

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Davis High’s Constitution

This great country was built upon one of the greatest written articles to ever exist. The constitution of the United States has not only led the citizens therein to a greater life, but it has also acted as an example for other countries to model their own governance. The constitution has provided the United States with a stable and effective method of governance. Due to this, Davis High formed their own version of a constitution.

That’s right, Davis High has their own constitution. Drafted by the student government, it lays out the rules and regulations for running for office, as well as the duties and responsibilities of the officers.

In order to keep it relevant with the times, they try and revise it every two years. This year they’re revising it for a number of reasons, based on a number of new issues involving the fairness of elections.

“We’re dealing with a lot of new things, like social media, that weren’t included in the first place. We’re updating it to make sure we’re doing things correctly,” explained Erik Gunn, SBO advisor.

Like Gunn stated, this years’ updates to the school constitution will include regulations for campaigning on social media. It will also include things like how many and how large of posters may be put up around the school, if and what you can give out to your “supporters,” and more. The updates will also include specifications on the duties and responsibilities of the student government officers, specifically Dartman. While Dartman the mascot has been around since the start of the school, Dartman the officer is a fairly new position, so his responsibilities needed to be defined and added in.

The goal of these changes is to make the election process more inclusive. To dissuade situations like cyber bullying due to the election, and to give everyone, no matter their background or situation, an equal opportunity of becoming involved in the school.

“Hopefully more people feel like they can run for office and be apart of student government,” expressed Gunn.

The school will host its constitutional convention on February 25 during lunch. Each student government member and two representatives from each student government organization, as well as a representative from each school sanctioned educational/curricular club, will be present to vote on and ratify this years changes to the Davis High Constitution.

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What does Hope Week mean to you?

Once a year, the Hope Squad dedicates a whole week to spreading hope and love to the students of Davis High.
This past week, Feb. 10th-14th was Davis High’s 5th Hope Week. Activities include handing out candy, pledging to spread kindness, and a whole day devoted to performing acts of kindness.

Hope Squad’s goal for Hope Week is to spread awareness about suicide and inspire hope to show those dealing with suicidal thoughts that there is always a better option. Hope Squad is here to help anyone and encourages students to reach out to others who might need help. They hope to spread their message through the various activities throughout the week.

On Monday, Hope Week began with Hope Squad members standing at the entrances to the school and handing out ring pops to brighten people’s day. Wednesday at lunch, Hope Squad had students sign a pledge to spread kindness and to take suicide more seriously. For the final activity, they made kindness cards with simple acts of kindness that students could do for each other on them. For each act of kindness, students can turn in their cards for candy.

Said Hope Squad member Noah Farr, “My favorite part of hope week is getting to meet a lot of people as I talk and interact with everyone throughout the week.” Building connections and interacting with lots of students is how Hope Squad always spreads their message, and Hope Week is no exception.

To Noah, Hope week is a week where more people can get help. It’s a week where they spread awareness about suicide and how to help those dealing with it. Stopping suicides before they happen is their ultimate goal, and they work to help people realize there are better options and that they still have a long life to live.

As this year’s Hope Week comes to an end, it is important to remember their message. Hope Squad is always there to help any student who suffers from suicidal thoughts or will provide advice and support if you are worried about your friends. So take Hope Week to heart: be kind and spread hope, you never know who will need it.

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The Infamous “Childish Gambino”

Who is the most talented person you know? someone in your family? a famous actor? Meet Donald Glover, otherwise known as “Childish Gambino”. Donald is debatably the most talented man in the world more famously known by his stage name “Childish Gambino” Gambino is a rapper/singer who is also known to produce the majority of his music.

Donald Glover was born on September 25, 1983, on an airforce base in California. Glover grew up loving comedy and was voted “most likely to write for the Simpsons” in highschool. Glover worked on a youtube channel “Derrick Comedy” where he did skits and eventually made a movie based on his popular skit series “Mystery Team”. When Gambino was 23 he was hired to write for “30 Rock” on NBC. Gambino also did some standup comedy and you can find a few of his shows on Netflix or youtube.

Gambino later discovered he had more talents than just comedy and he began to rap and release albums such as “EP”, “Camp”, “Because the Internet”, “Kauai”, and “Awaken, My Love” With his later work such as his hit single “This Is America” When the music video Released for “This Is America” directed by Gambino himself the internet blew up. Everyone was talking about the lyrics and the symbolism he hid in his video depicting hard truths about America. He was later asked to describe his video and he politely refused to leave it up for everyone’s interpretation.

Gambinos fans were slightly shocked by the music change Gambino made on his 2016 album “Awaken My Love” where instead of rapping Gambino Spends most of his time Singing over mellow beats he produced himself. “RedBone” another one of his Breakout hits blew up and many memes were made making it super popular with teens and young adults alike.

In the middle of all this time Gambino spent working on music he was always busy with either acting or directing. in 2016 Glover created the television series “Atlanta” which he stars in and occasionally directs. he was also apart of the sitcom “Community”. since then he has later been in movies such as “Spiderman Homecoming”, “Lazarus Effect” and he was cast as the young Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars Spinoff “Solo”. Glover is even the voice of teenage Simba in the 2019 “The Lion King”.

Coachella last year was huge for Gambino, not only did he put on an amazing performance he also held a showing for a short film created and directed by himself titled “Guava Island” which is a story about a musician who tries to bring an entire island together through his music and of course in classic Gambino style Glover plays the young musician.

Gambino is a very private person with a wife and two kids which only one of the children names has been released to the public. While Gambino doesn’t tend to stunt a lot of Jewelry or super cars he is really into fashion, he spends most of his money on clothes. He has an extensive Gucci Collection it is rumored he has at least one piece from every drop. Another thing that followed Coachella was the Release of the shoes he had been working on with Adidas, 3different pairs were released with 3 separate commercials for each, the shoes take a different approach saying they look better worn out not crispy clean.

“I like endings, I think it is important to progress” – Donald Glover

In 2019 Childish Gambino won 4 Grammys “This Is America” and back in 2018 he won the best R&B performance of “Redbone” off his album “Awaken my love!”. Gambino was nominated for a few awards back in 2015 for the best rap album “Because The Internet” and although it didn’t win, it proves his talent and energy his puts into his work. “Because The Internet” is a classic album loved by Gambino fans alike. Gambino is a man of many talents and while he is a private person who doesn’t like to stay in the spotlight it is sometimes hard to know what is coming up.

Whatever it is he is working on it never fails to impress, be sure to look out for what his next move may be. One of the projects he is currently working on “Atlanta” season 3 is rumored to release sometime 2020. Many fans are waiting on the next and “final” album said Gambino in his Grammy speech. Donald Glover proves time and time again how talented he is in many different categories. He is definitely an artist to keep your eye on.

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HOPE Squad: spreading hope and love

The Davis High HOPE Squad is a group of students here at Davis high who help raise awareness for mental illness and depression. The HOPE squad is always there for anyone with a problem and need someone to talk to. The harsh truth and reality is that suicide rates have increased over the years and we can all do things to help all it takes is a “hello.”

This week the HOPE squad will be hosting “hope week”. Hope week is full of different activities for every day of the week, to celebrate Valentine’s Day coming up the HOPE squad put up big hearts which say cheesy pick up lines on each one.

On Monday they put “hope” on all the doors with a little message inspiring people to speak up about their problems with mental health. As the week continues on the HOPE squad will continue to add one more thing to the school or make an activity up for every day of the week.

“I like knowing I have someone to go talk to if I ever need help with some mental health issues, it is nice having a whole week just to help spread awareness to all the kids so we can all help solve the problem,” commented Joe Quillen.

Be sure to keep an eye out for every activity they will be doing, and keep in mind to always be a good friend to everyone.

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Spirit week: bop or flop?

Davis high school spirit week is a annual event that the SBO’s plan in advance to raise morale after the first semester ends. This years themes were wacky day, game day, Hawaiian day, 80’s day, and Disney day. But why is school spirit important, and was this years successful?

What is spirit week? Not only did students get to see lots of weird things (full jedi robes) students also had the opportunity to receive free food. Although free food sounds like a surefire way to get seniors to attend an activity, most people just want to get away from school for a while.

“I just can not stand people sometimes,” stated an undisclosed source when asked why they weren’t too eager to participate.

“When i didn’t know what to wear i just went with the theme for the day,” commented another anonymous source, explaining why they did like participating.

You may be wondering why is school spirit important? Mrs. Hoyt, a Davis High history teacher, summed the idea up very well.

“School spirit is something that brings the school together and allows morale to rise.”

School spirit also benefits Davis High athletes. Roaring crowds can give a huge adrenaline rush to athletes allowing more intense play. The intense play allows the DHS MOB to get even more crazy allowing even harder play and more adrenaline to rush through the brains of everyone attending.

So the next time the school has a spirit week, don’t be afraid to get involved!

 

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Revenge in ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’

Sitting. Alone. You open your eyes, only to find nothing but darkness. Dehydration makes your head pound. Your last meal lies a few feet away, completely untouched. This lifeless room has been your home for only a few months, a small span of your wrongly accused life sentence. Death seems to be your only way out, there is nothing to do but wait. You hear a scratching– it’s source a brick on the corner of your room. “is somebody there” After the response, your life will never be the same. This is the story of Edmund Dantes.

The Count of Monte Cristo is a classic, and arguably one of the greatest literary works of all time. Being such, there are many themes that appear throughout the text. The most notable being revenge. Revenge plays a major role throughout the story, making the reader ask themselves questions like: “How far is too far?” and “Should revenge be dealt out upon a victims posterity?” Revenge being the driving force it is, is responsible for a large amount of the characters’ actions and subsequent deaths throughout the piece, there being only a handful of characters its  persuasive glance did not tempt. It’s become apparent to me that revenge seems to be a prominent theme in The Count of Monte Cristo.

As one might have guessed the first victim of revenge’s hateful gaze was the story’s own protagonist: Edmond Dantes. He lives a small and optimistic life as a young and naïve boy of 19 with a loving father and fiancé. When on his wedding night, he’s framed for a crime he didn’t commit by the men he thought were his friends and thrown into an Island prison for 14 years until his perilous escape. Upon learning of these treacheries the innocent boy is fully consumed by revenge, emerging later as something different. Where an innocent boy once stood stands something else entirely, something formidable. The once trusting, compassionate, and innocent boy was gone. The boy had been replaced by something more, a brooding, calculated, and vengeful Puppet-master. Revenge created the Count of Monte Cristo, thus kicking the story into full gear.

Revenge claimed many more victims over the course of the book, claiming the lives of at least nine souls altogether. Though the Count was not the only character whose actions were driven by revenge throughout the plot, though he was the most subtle in his methods. Haydee planned to take revenge on her father for years saying: “God forgive me: though I am a Christian, I have always thought to avenge my illustrious father.” (86.120) and when finally given the chance she lets loose all her hatred and disdain upon him, plunging him into devastating guilt and destroying his public persona. Most likely being the contributing factor to his suicide.

When thinking upon the conclusion, the book truly isn’t about revenge at all. The man most guilty received the least of all the punishments, why? Well it’s a representation of the characters’ growth. A story of a man realizing revenge doesn’t always lead to satisfaction. A story about a man who learned to have mercy and compassion for his enemies. Eventually leading him to become his true self, a perfect mix of Dantes and The Count. Therefore the story isn’t about revenge at all, but rather learning how to overcome revenge, A principle that would’ve prevented many murders, crimes, divorces, and wars throughout history. And for what it’s worth, that’s why The Count of Monte Cristo is hands down my favorite book of all time.

 

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Tips to do well on the ACT

So many people stress about taking the ACT and how to get a good score, and there is no sure way to do perfect, but there are some tips to help.

First off, choose your ‘letter of the day’, which is basically just the letter that you pick when you have absolutely no idea what the answer is. It’s important to choose just one letter because it will give you greater probability of getting it right. Statistically speaking, B and C are the most common correct answer.

Second, make sure that you have eaten all meals up until that point. Your brain is able to think more clearly when you’re not worrying about eating. And also bring snacks with you to eat during the break.

Next, Get a good night’s sleep. It sounds like a cliche but it really is important to be well-rested when taking the test.

Don’t go back and change answers. More often than not, your first guess will be better than your second. Unless you are 100% sure that you know the correct answer, don’t second guess anything.

Next, pace yourself. This one is pretty obvious because it is a timed test. In order to get the highest score possible, fill out every question, even if you have to guess. At about 5 minutes to the end of each section, fill out the rest of the questions that are unanswered with your ‘letter of the day’, very lightly with your pencil, but continue working.

Most importantly, stay calm and don’t spend too long on a single question. Move on if you don’t know something. As for the essay section, mainly focus on your intro and conclusion, because of the way it is graded, these paragraphs will benefit you the most if you do well on them.

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Tips to do well on the ACT

So many people stress about taking the ACT and how to get a good score, and there is no sure way to do perfect, but there are some tips to help.

First off, choose your ‘letter of the day’, which is basically just the letter that you pick when you have absolutely no idea what the answer is. It’s important to choose just one letter because it will give you greater probability of getting it right. Statistically speaking, B and C are the most common correct answer.

Second, make sure that you have eaten all meals up until that point. Your brain is able to think more clearly when you’re not worrying about eating. And also bring snacks with you to eat during the break.

Next, Get a good night’s sleep. It sounds like a cliche but it really is important to be well-rested when taking the test.

Don’t go back and change answers. More often than not, your first guess will be better than your second. Unless you are 100% sure that you know the correct answer, don’t second guess anything.

Next, pace yourself. This one is pretty obvious because it is a timed test. In order to get the highest score possible, fill out every question, even if you have to guess. At about 5 minutes to the end of each section, fill out the rest of the questions that are unanswered with your ‘letter of the day’, very lightly with your pencil, but continue working.

Most importantly, stay calm and don’t spend too long on a single question. Move on if you don’t know something. As for the essay section, mainly focus on your intro and conclusion, because of the way it is graded, these paragraphs will benefit you the most if you do well on them.

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Fun date ideas and advice

You finally have enough confidence to ask the girl of your dreams out, you ask her and she said she said that would be fun! so you ask if this Friday works and she says yes, Friday comes pretty fast, you pick her up and head over to station park and you sit and eat at blaze pizza, it is tasty and affordable after the wonderful meal you go to cherry berry and get some frozen yogurt and you finally take her home after you talk for a while and you walk to the door and go in for a kiss and right before your lips touch you wake up from your dream…

I have a couple of solutions for you when going on a date, first, ask the girl or boy in person be personable don’t ask them over text or plan it and know everything you’re going to be doing, some fun date ideas could consist of bowling, classic fun center, ice skating, seeing a movie, top golf, go to a zoo or an aquarium, Thrift ridiculous outfits to wear together.

If you are not close to this person you are asking you could go on a double date with one of her friends and your friends, make sure she is comfortable around you and talk to them before you just ask them and make sure you tell her when and where you’re going so she knows to dress appropriately for the occasion.

Tell jokes to talk to her keep her entertained, make it so she/him wants to be around you, go in feeling confident and yes I’m going to say it… be yourself.

If you are trying to get a smooch on the first date, just make sure the mood is right and keep your head up high and don’t move to fast, but if she does seem like she is in the mood and its been great night confidence is key.

If your dating the right person it should feel easy.

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Dateless Davis, What’s Going On?

It is 2020, and the youth of America can’t seem to get a date. The stats have shown that only 35% of youth aged 13-17 go on dates. This tells us that teens are dating less now than they did in the past. What’s up?

Studies have shown that the divorce rate in 2019 was a frighting 50%. Dating is rare, so people get in the mindset of being freakishly attached to people that give them romantic attention. They haven’t dated enough people to know what they want, so if they find someone that likes them, they take advantage of it thinking they won’t be able to find that with anyone else. Then in their marriage when they realize they aren’t compatible, the only way to fix the problems is to divorce.

So how can we fix this heartbreaking crisis? In an anonymous interview with a teenage boy at Davis, I approached him with the question “Why don’t boys ask girls out anymore?” His response was “I don’t want to spend money on someone else’s wife.” I was appalled. Sir, are you so possessive of women that the first girl you ask out has to commit to you and marry you or else you won’t spend a penny on her? where is your mother? Where is your father? I remain appalled.

A contributing factor to lads not having the courage to ask girls out anymore is social evolution, especially in female attitudes. In my personal experience as a teenage lass here at Davis, I could care less if I get asked out. I’m not sitting around waiting for some strong attractive man to take me on a date. My first priority is having a good time and that usually means gathering with my lady friends and having a wild night on the town. Girl’s are raised to crave male attention but recently are realizing that they can have a fun night, manless. It is also becoming more socially acceptable for girls to ask boys out. Sometimes it’s the female that has to take the first leap and that is very apparent in our modern culture.

The main answer to these dateless boys is simply that society’s expectations are changing. People are more connected online than they are in real life and it makes them socially awkward and unable to meet new people. Something you do online could be terrifying to do in real life. Boys don’t look at dating as a priority anymore. Girls are learning how to have fun without boys. This change effects how we fall in love but only time will tell if it’s a good change, or a big mistake.

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Results of HOSA Bottlecaps

Less is more, and in this case less means small. Small bottle caps collected by students and teachers here at Davis High have created an huge impact in the lives of five children suffering from cancer. 5,015 caps collected! The amount of bottle caps collected raised enough money to provide those five children chemo treatments that will benefit their lives greatly.

“I’m so glad that we came together to help kids in need!”

stated Mikayla Jensen, a devout member of the HOSA club.

Davis High’s HOSA is a great club the school has organized. It helps students recognize the importance of service and how it can benefit not only their lives, but the lives of those around them. It also gives students the chance to reach out and help create a safe atmosphere in the community and especially at Davis High School. It gives the school great integrity because of the work of HOSA.

Another great impact the students of HOSA have is the blood drives they organize. Blood drives are crucial for many who need that help. Blood drives meet the needs of many in need.

HOSA is a great club for those interested in looking for ways to become a better person, make great friends, and reach out to the community. It allows others to see the good and the bad in the world and what they can do to change for good. Taking the time out of a busy schedule, away from school and friends, students have changed the world for good, no matter the simplicity of their efforts.

It is crucial that we continue to support HOSA and the good they do. We must encourage people to join the club as they motivate students to become better and improve who they are. It is more than a club, it is a way of life and will continue to be an incredible opportunity for students at Davis High.

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D’ettes reign in a big win!

This last Saturday, January 4, 2020, the D’ettes competed at UVU, bringing in an impressive amount of wins and achievements. The drill team got 3rd in military, 1st in dance, 1st in character, 1st for 6A. The team had the highest scores out of all the schools, so they also received the sweepstakes award.

Students are always excited to see the drill team perform at sporting events. With their straight formations and smooth transitions, the routine is always flawless. One only has to see the team to know the team has a strong relationship with each other and have built lasting friendships.

Ella Gatherum, a sophomore on the team, has been on the team for two years. She feels that the team will do well and continue placing high at the rest of their competitions. She has high confidence in the team even taking state.

“What I love about the team is the loving and supportive atmosphere as well as the friendships I’ve built while on the drill team.”

Ella said that she felt the competition over the weekend gave the team more confidence and motivation to keep working hard towards their goals. The team’s biggest goal this season is to become state champions, and they are well on their way to achieving that dream.

When asked what the greatest moment at the competition was, Ella replied that it was finally taking first place at a competition because it had been years since the Davis drill team had taken first overall.

The team has always focused on hard work and they practice countless hours every week. Their determination and hard work is just starting to pay off, and it will for sure bring in many more wins and achievements for the team.

The D’ettes will next compete on January 11, 2020 at Corner Canyon. Come show your school spirit and come cheer the girls on as they travel on the road to state.

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Save it or shave it!

This week was the conclusion of the annual Davis High tradition, the “save it or shave it” competition. Lots of beautiful hair was at stake this year, and the match ups were more intense than ever. Some of the highlighted match ups were Hannah Loveland vs. Quaid Rasmussen, and Julie Walker vs. Brody Inman.

The losers of these two match ups, unfortunately, were Quaid and Julie. Many people know Quaid for his long, beautiful, and luscious locks of hair. It was a very sad sight to see them chopped off. Many students gathered in the commons to witness the chopping of the hair of the competitors. Here’s how some of the competitors felt about participating.

“Honestly it was very scary because ya boy got a weird looking head and didn’t want to buzz it, but all in all it was a party,” shared Brody Inman, Senior.

Brody was victorious in his match up against Julie Walker, and raised 65 dollars in donations. Fortunately for him, he did not have to cut off his gorgeous hair, and expose his weird looking head. This was mostly made possible by generous donations from many of his friends and peers.

Quaid Rasmussen was not as fortunate. He fell short in his match up against Hannah Loveland, and his trademark hair, which he has been growing for years, was chopped into a rather stylish mullet, held back in a ponytail. In fact, he did the honor himself, and cut his own hair! He kind of looked like a founding father, charging into battle against the British. He wielded his sheared locks with pride as he marched off the stage.

“I will miss it, but I also won’t. The hardest part is going to be doing my hair in the morning. After not having to do it for years I don’t know what I’m doing,” shared Quaid Rasmussen, Senior.

The donations to the save it or shave it competitors were added to the sub 4 santa total, and helped contribute to us reaching our goal of 20,000 dollars. Thank you to all those who donated.

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Christmas cookies and holiday spirit … that’s the way traditions start!

With Christmas less than a week away, it seems appropriate to talk about favorite Christmas traditions. Students will be getting out of school this week, and are anxiously looking forward to the break. Some will be traveling to far and exotic places, while other students will be staying home cuddled up in blankets by the fire. But one thing that we all look forward to are the traditions that we do throughout the month of December during the Christmas season.

A lot of students are looking forward to hitting the slopes over the break. Snowbasin and Park City are the most popular ski resorts to visit this time of year. Skiing and snowboarding is a favorite Christmas tradition because friends and families can spend time together doing a fun and wholesome activity.

Hailey Halliday, a sophomore here at Davis, put in her input on her favorite Christmas traditions.

“My favorite traditions is going to my grandparents on the Sunday before Christmas and on Christmas Eve.”

One Christmas tradition that she felt was unique to her family was that her family watched the Polar Express while drinking hot chocolate. Hailey is looking forward to having a break from school and spending time with her friends and family.

Other students are perhaps looking forward to baking their favorite treats for Christmas. Christmas break is a time to indulge in sweets. Houses are filled with the wonderful aroma of cookies, hot cocoa, and Christmas dinner. Whether it be constructing a gingerbread house, frosting sugar cookies, or decorating chocolates, traditions involving baked goods are a wonderful burst of flavor to our tastebuds.

Some teens are looking forward to shopping all day until they drop. Some traditions revolve around finding the perfect gift for your family members and friends.

“Christmas traditions are important because they have always been there. And I have so many memories with them!”

Christmas traditions are an important aspect of this time of year. During the break, make sure to spend as much time as you can with family and friends, no matter how you do it.

 

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Travis Frey

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HOSA Service Project

HOSA stands for Health Occupations Students of America. HOSA is a club at Davis high for students that are interested in going into the medical field. They’re doing a service project called “Bottle Caps for Cancer.” Mrs. Kurtz gave us the run down to what the service project is all about.

“The service project is for the Fonsi Foundation in Mexico. We are collecting plastic bottle caps for all varieties, water bottles, soda, milk, juice, Gatorade, etc. so the foundation can recycle and collect funds to support kids and families in need of cancer treatment.”

This service project is perfect for kids to help others with medical issues that cant afford it themselves. Weather you’re in HOSA or not Mrs. Kurtz encourages everyone to donate, by simply saving your caps before you throw them away. 1000 caps collected equals 1 chemotherapy treatment.

HOSA’s goal is 1000 caps. They are collecting caps until December 20th. There are 3 places where you can donate, the main office, south vending machines, and outside of room 2416. If you are unable to locate the donation bins you can give your caps to any health science teacher, Kurtz, Ogden, Farenbach, and Freeman.

HOSA has done many other life changing service projects. Their most recent one was the blood drive. They were able to collect several pints of bloods that will save lives.

So before you throw that bottle away think about saving your cap and donating. Even one bottle cap could make the difference.

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HOSA Service Project

HOSA stands for Health Occupations Students of America. HOSA is a club at Davis high for students that are interested in going into the medical field. They’re doing a service project called “Bottle Caps for Cancer.” Mrs. Kurtz gave us the run down to what the service project is all about.

“The service project is for the Fonsi Foundation in Mexico. We are collecting plastic bottle caps for all varieties, water bottles, soda, milk, juice, Gatorade, etc. so the foundation can recycle and collect funds to support kids and families in need of cancer treatment.”

This service project is perfect for kids to help others with medical issues that cant afford it themselves. Weather you’re in HOSA or not Mrs. Kurtz encourages everyone to donate, by simply saving your caps before you throw them away. 1000 caps collected equals 1 chemotherapy treatment.

HOSA’s goal is 1000 caps. They are collecting caps until December 20th. There are 3 places where you can donate, the main office, south vending machines, and outside of room 2416. If you are unable to locate the donation bins you can give your caps to any health science teacher, Kurtz, Ogden, Farenbach, and Freeman.

HOSA has done many other life changing service projects. Their most recent one was the blood drive. They were able to collect several pints of bloods that will save lives.

So before you throw that bottle away think about saving your cap and donating. Even one bottle cap could make the difference.

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Farewell Davis High

Dear ol’ Davis High School,

I am now heading into one of my last weeks here as a student. My experience has been mostly good and has helped me discover who I am.

I remember coming to school on the first day of sophomore year. I was scared, timid, and felt judged for being who I wanted to be. Through the year I grew and met many people. I became less scared of the kids that were older than me. I started to realize that if I treat people as equal to me then they will respect me so much more. If you can do that, it will help build your confidence so much. It helped mine at least. I met people that will be my friends forever.

Junior year was a year of growth and fun. I felt like this was the best part of high school for me. I made relationships I know will last a lifetime. I spent weekends with my best friends. I remember doing things that were so simple, but I will remember forever. We spent a lot of time skiing, boating, watching movies, swimming and so many other things. I will forever cherish this time.

Senior year. This year I guess half of year for me haha, has been quite scary. I had to make decisions that will affect the rest of my life. I enjoyed the beginning of the year being able to cheer at the football games and be with friends but I just felt like I needed to be somewhere else. I didn’t feel happy and complete. I knew I had to do something about it, so I investigated graduating early. Everything I looked over or asked about completely fell into place. So, I decided to take a leap of faith.

I remember going up to Utah State University to go on a tour. I was so happy and excited and in awe. I felt like I needed to be there, and it was the place for me. On the way home my mom started crying and said “I don’t know how I am going to let you go, but I know you need to do this. I haven’t seen you this happy in a long time.” In this moment I knew I needed to do it. To have courage and realize, I am not making decisions for anyone but me. I don’t need to protect anyone or be there for anyone except myself during this time.

I encourage all of you reading this to take whatever leap of faith you feel will be important in your life. You only live this life once, so don’t take it for granted.

Sincerely, Megan Harris

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Farewell Davis High

Dear ol’ Davis High School,

I am now heading into one of my last weeks here as a student. My experience has been mostly good and has helped me discover who I am.

I remember coming to school on the first day of sophomore year. I was scared, timid, and felt judged for being who I wanted to be. Through the year I grew and met many people. I became less scared of the kids that were older than me. I started to realize that if I treat people as equal to me then they will respect me so much more. If you can do that, it will help build your confidence so much. It helped mine at least. I met people that will be my friends forever.

Junior year was a year of growth and fun. I felt like this was the best part of high school for me. I made relationships I know will last a lifetime. I spent weekends with my best friends. I remember doing things that were so simple, but I will remember forever. We spent a lot of time skiing, boating, watching movies, swimming and so many other things. I will forever cherish this time.

Senior year. This year I guess half of year for me haha, has been quite scary. I had to make decisions that will affect the rest of my life. I enjoyed the beginning of the year being able to cheer at the football games and be with friends but I just felt like I needed to be somewhere else. I didn’t feel happy and complete. I knew I had to do something about it, so I investigated graduating early. Everything I looked over or asked about completely fell into place. So, I decided to take a leap of faith.

I remember going up to Utah State University to go on a tour. I was so happy and excited and in awe. I felt like I needed to be there, and it was the place for me. On the way home my mom started crying and said “I don’t know how I am going to let you go, but I know you need to do this. I haven’t seen you this happy in a long time.” In this moment I knew I needed to do it. To have courage and realize, I am not making decisions for anyone but me. I don’t need to protect anyone or be there for anyone except myself during this time.

I encourage all of you reading this to take whatever leap of faith you feel will be important in your life. You only live this life once, so don’t take it for granted.

Sincerely, Megan Harris

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Santa’s substitute

ATTENTION ALL READERS. SANTA NEEDS YOUR HELP!! Every single year in Utah there over 90,000 children that do not get a Christmas. These kids live in a household that is too poor to afford Christmas gifts. Although we cannot help every single child in Utah have a Christmas, we can help a few.

“The tradition has been alive for well over 15 years,” said Mr. Gunn, the student body officer adviser.

Sub for Santa has been a tradition for well over 15 years. Throughout that lifespan, the goal of Sub for Santa keeps changing. Last year the goal of Sub for Santa was $25,000.

This year Davis High School is aiming for a high goal of $20,000. Although this may seem like a very high goal, the students at Davis can truly accomplish this goal. There are 2,600 students enrolled at Davis High School this year. If only 2,000 students were able to donate just $10, then the goal would be easily met. All of this money is not just being randomly spread out into the world.

“We give the money to the district and then the district gives it to homeless students in the District. Some money is saved to buy things for homeless students that go to Davis as well,” said Micah Laub, a student body officer.

Last year there was a bigger challenge than this year. The goal was $25,000. We managed to pull through in the end for that goal, even though it was a very difficult challenge. This $25,000 goal has been the most ambitious for the school. Last year was also the year in which Davis High School students donated the most to Sub for Santa.

Regardless of the difficulty of the challenge, Davis High students will rise to any challenge that is given to them. Please be a part of this challenge by donating to Sub for Santa and help someone that needs you.

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Santa’s substitute

ATTENTION ALL READERS. SANTA NEEDS YOUR HELP!! Every single year in Utah there over 90,000 children that do not get a Christmas. These kids live in a household that is too poor to afford Christmas gifts. Although we cannot help every single child in Utah have a Christmas, we can help a few.

“The tradition has been alive for well over 15 years,” said Mr. Gunn, the student body officer adviser.

Sub for Santa has been a tradition for well over 15 years. Throughout that lifespan, the goal of Sub for Santa keeps changing. Last year the goal of Sub for Santa was $25,000.

This year Davis High School is aiming for a high goal of $20,000. Although this may seem like a very high goal, the students at Davis can truly accomplish this goal. There are 2,600 students enrolled at Davis High School this year. If only 2,000 students were able to donate just $10, then the goal would be easily met. All of this money is not just being randomly spread out into the world.

“We give the money to the district and then the district gives it to homeless students in the District. Some money is saved to buy things for homeless students that go to Davis as well,” said Micah Laub, a student body officer.

Last year there was a bigger challenge than this year. The goal was $25,000. We managed to pull through in the end for that goal, even though it was a very difficult challenge. This $25,000 goal has been the most ambitious for the school. Last year was also the year in which Davis High School students donated the most to Sub for Santa.

Regardless of the difficulty of the challenge, Davis High students will rise to any challenge that is given to them. Please be a part of this challenge by donating to Sub for Santa and help someone that needs you.

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Unique names of Davis High

Here at Davis High, there are around 2,800 students, and with that many students there are some of them with very unique names. Names such as Talia, Kelty-Lyn, Charity, Sugar, Elle, Whiley, Tyla, Lars, Giovanni, Rex, Dax, Lachlan, Gladys, Chalissi, Bowen, Kale, and Cambry. We took a poll and asked the Journalism class what their favorites are, and we came up with the conclusion that they are Kelty-Lyn, Lachlan, and Sugar.

“My mom  liked being outdoors and camping, and she would spend weekends at RIE in Alaska, and my parents looked at Kelty brand and they liked all the stuff,when they found out they were having a girl one of the names they thought would be cute and different was Kelty,” says Kelty-Lyn on how she got her name.

“Sugar is a normal name in Peru, and my dads name is also Sugar. When we moved to America, we realized how unique it was.” says Sugar S. The name Sugar is a very unique name and among one of the favorites of Davis High.

“It’s of Scots- gael origin , an abbreviation of the gaelic word for viking. The word was given to the nordi invaders first on the isle of Orkney, from there the name spread to other gaelic nations, the direct translations include “viking,warlike, invader from the land of the lochs, or simply Scandinavia.” Lachlan stated.

These three names are above all distinctive and very exclusive names, and Davis is very glad to have some one-of-a-kind students with cool names at our school.

 

 

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Unique names of Davis High

Here at Davis High, there are around 2,800 students, and with that many students there are some of them with very unique names. Names such as Talia, Kelty-Lyn, Charity, Sugar, Elle, Whiley, Tyla, Lars, Giovanni, Rex, Dax, Lachlan, Gladys, Chalissi, Bowen, Kale, and Cambry. We took a poll and asked the Journalism class what their favorites are, and we came up with the conclusion that they are Kelty-Lyn, Lachlan, and Sugar.

“My mom  liked being outdoors and camping, and she would spend weekends at RIE in Alaska, and my parents looked at Kelty brand and they liked all the stuff,when they found out they were having a girl one of the names they thought would be cute and different was Kelty,” says Kelty-Lyn on how she got her name.

“Sugar is a normal name in Peru, and my dads name is also Sugar. When we moved to America, we realized how unique it was.” says Sugar S. The name Sugar is a very unique name and among one of the favorites of Davis High.

“It’s of Scots- gael origin , an abbreviation of the gaelic word for viking. The word was given to the nordi invaders first on the isle of Orkney, from there the name spread to other gaelic nations, the direct translations include “viking,warlike, invader from the land of the lochs, or simply Scandinavia.” Lachlan stated.

These three names are above all distinctive and very exclusive names, and Davis is very glad to have some one-of-a-kind students with cool names at our school.

 

 

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Skating Culture

Skateboarding is an action-packed sport that involves riding and performing tricks using a skateboard, as well as a recreational activity, an art form, an entertainment industry job, and a method of transportation. Skateboarding has been shaped and influenced by many skateboarders throughout the years. Skating has impacted me in more of a positive way than negative, I have gained many friendships throughout my skating career, some of my best friends I have met either through skating or snowboarding.

Skating is a way of life. Some people will dedicate there whole life to the skate culture. Skateboarding has influenced fashion, music and even the way we talk. … The culture surrounding skateboarding is filled with independent and sometimes very opinionated skaters. The attitude of the skater often reflects the era when they started skateboarding the young ones are so good and have such great energy, they will push themselves at such a young age that when their 15-16 years old sponsors will stalk them, watch their edits and videos, and before you know it… BOOM! They’re sponsored.  All there years of dedicating their life to skating finally paid off, all the hard work was worth it.

Some people say skating has a negative impact on young teens these days. Most just look at us judge us by our baggy clothes, our hair, the way we talk, even the stuff we do, and it isn’t about that at all. Skating is about having fun with your friends, gaining relationships with numerous teens at the skate park. The only real negatives about skating are either falling and getting hurt, but that’s what you have to look past, and finally, the money you spend to buy more skate products. that it is all about having fun and experiencing the rad thriller of skating with the ones you love.

 

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What Davis High Thinks of the Donald Trump and His Ukraine Affair

On July 25, 2019, Donald Trump asked Volodymyr Zelensky for “a favor”.  This “favor” has sparked much controversy and many opinions about the man himself. Most people have an opinion and it has seemed to split the country in half.

After gathering the information for this article, it seemed as if there were three different types of opinions. Some thought Donald Trump is trying his best and judged too harshly, there were those who thought had a more neutral opinion, and there were also those who thought he was not even competent enough to do his hair well.

Donald Trump’s presidentially has sparked much controversy ever since he set foot in the white house, but some people still think he is good at heart.

“He’s doing good things for the most part and he’s got good intentions” said Charity Maynes, a senior at Davis High.

“He’s trying to do the right thing.”

Many people, like Charity, do believe Donald Trump is trying to do the right thing, and that others judge him too harshly. Other people, like Joe Quillen, have a more neutral opinion.

“Innocent until proven guilty” was one of the few things Joe said when asked about the Ukraine scandal.

This is the fair way to distinguish between innocent people and guilty people and is the exact mentality America uses in its courtrooms today. Even with all the people in the U. S. that give Donald much credit for the things he does as president, some don’t even want Trump having a second chance.

“Donald Trump is a bull in a china shop that thinks he’s smart” said Trevor Schwab, senior at Davis high.

“He always has the same speech: ‘dumb democrats, no quid pro quo’”

Obviously many opinions about Donald Trump differ from each other, but it still should not stop Davis High from feeling unified.

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Thanksgiving traditions

Thanksgiving is a national holiday where you get together with your family and friends to celebrate and give thanks for the things we are grateful for. Traditionally, most families have a very large dinner, but everyone has their own traditions.

Reporters got to talking with Cambree Santore, a Davis High senior, and asked her what makes Thanksgiving traditions important to her, and what some of her family traditions.

“Thanksgiving traditions are important because they’re fun and you spend quality time with your family and the traditions are unique to your family. Some traditions that my family does is we do a Thanksgiving breakfast then after we start cooking to host Thanksgiving dinner at our house where my entire family comes over and everyone brings their dogs,” she stated.

Leah Burrola, another student at Davis High, wanted to also share a few traditions her and her family like to celebrate on Thanksgiving and why they are important.

“Every Thanksgiving my dad makes the majority of the food while the football game is on down stairs. My whole family comes over to my house and my grandma brings her amazing fruit salad and deviled eggs, that’s my favorite part. Thanksgiving traditions are important because you always do the same thing every year and everyone gets excited to do them,” said leah.

Thanksgiving break starts on Wednesday, and we won’t be back tell the following Monday. Make sure to use this time to celebrate family traditions and give thanks and have an amazing holiday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanksgiving food drive

When the cold fall weather “rolls” around, thanksgiving begins to creep into everyone’s mind as the harsh winter inches closer. During this time you may begin to think of the origins of thanksgiving or maybe even the name behind the holiday, think about it “Thanks” “Giving” This holiday season isn’t just about the turkey, the mounds of mashed potatoes not even the killer deals on Black Friday. Instead, this holiday focus on the things you are thankful for that many others may not have, That’s where we get the “Thanks” part of thanksgiving.

The “Giving” section of Thanksgiving is where every one of you can and should come into play. Here at Davis, we are hosting our annual food drive, where we all come together as a community to donate cans of food to help those in need.

“I love being a part of a community that cares about more than just themselves.” – Mr. Frey

The Davis high food drive is a great way to help out this holiday season it makes other less fortunate people happy and helps them enjoy their holiday just as much as you. Think about it how much food do you have in the pantry at home? how much of it do you need? how much is it going to hurt to donate a few cans of food? It is just so simple, bring in food.

Come donate to the Davis High food drive and help out those in need. Remember what Thanksgiving is all about this holiday and remember about those in need. Remember to be thankful for what you have and give back. The food drive ends November 21 so make sure you get your cans in quick! Be safe this holiday and don’t overeat or overspend on black Friday be safe out there trying to get those deals.

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HOSA Blood Drive

Have you ever gone to a blood drive to donate blood? Well, if not, you have a chance to donate blood to help save lives on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. HOSA, or the Future Health Officials will be sponsoring the drive at Davis High School in the cafeteria from 2-6 pm. Donating blood saves lives!

Blood drives are very important and necessary because every three seconds, someone is in need of blood. Such people would include those being treated for cancer, cardiovascular and orthopedic surgeries, and patients with blood disorders. One out of every three people need blood at least once in their lifetime. People usually need donated blood if they are ill or injured or are in need of a transfusion.

Mrs. Kurtz, the adviser for the HOSA club encourages students to come to the blood drive.

“It’s the right thing to do. This time of year is when people are the busiest, the number of donations go down, and the need for blood goes up.”

The holiday season is the busiest season of the year, and people cannot make as much time to come donate blood. That does not mean the need for blood decreases.

“Blood drives are important for HOSA because it incorporates service into the club and the drives are related to the medical field, which HOSA members are involved in,” continued Mrs. Kurtz. “It also gives them experience in the medical field.”

The donated blood will be given out to a variety of hospitals such as Primary Children’s, Intermountain, and LDS hospital. Students can also go donate blood at ARUP Blood Services centers in Salt Lake City and Sandy, or at Red Cross facilities.

Donating blood goes to a variety of recipients, but 20% of the blood is given to children. You may have doubts about going for a variety of reasons such as fear of needles or not having enough time. This needs to change. About 39% of the population is eligible to donate blood, but less than 8% do.

Giving blood is very noble, but as mentioned before, only 39% of the population is eligible. Check requirements for your age to become a blood donor before you go to donate blood.

This holiday season, come donate blood and save a life! And don’t worry, because giving blood won’t cost you anything! Go and see Mrs. Krutz in room 2416 for any questions.

 

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Internships

When I grow up I want to be…? Many students knew the answer to this question as they grew up but have lost the answer and are searching for a new adventure. Internships provide students with an opportunity to dip their toes into the pool of job opportunities the world offers. Internships allow students to reignite the passions of their childhood and fulfill the dreams they’ve always had. Enthusiasm for the workplace is necessary to motivate students to work hard and make a difference in the world. The internship class allows students to experience this enthusiasm and drive them towards success.

The variety of internships offered to students here at Davis High is astounding. Each internship satisfies the desires of each field of work. The most popular internship field is medical (especially EMT), along with elementary education, veterinary work, the court system and the police force. Also included are graphic designers and students interested in American Sign Language.

Each job has its highs and lows and the internship class allows students to experience that first hand. Those working with the police find that it isn’t all adrenaline rushing adventure but also involves paperwork and routine, everyday tasks. Students involved in elementary education discover the importance of patience as they work with young children and do the same things every day. Students must see this side of each job because it pulls the curtains away from their minds, solidifying the truths about jobs they’ve been learning about their entire lives.

The most important thing about internships is that they teach you the importance of hard work, responsibility, grit, and enthusiasm. Internships are not easy and require a lot of effort, but they are worth that effort. Internships help students dig deep into who they are and find the passion that will drive them through the rest of their lives. Take the opportunity this upcoming semester to sign up for an internship. Take a peek into the world of opportunities offered in society today. Find what you love and what makes you excited to live life.

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Davis High School projects massive sales at mattress fundraiser

Attention Davis County! The Davis High School marketing program is having a fundraiser! On November 16th, there will be a mattress sale being held at Davis High School.

Not only will the marketing team be selling mattresses, but they will also be selling pillows, bedsheets, and linens for all bed sizes! The bedsheets come at a great price and quality. Plush microfiber allows for breathability while still giving a good tactile feel.

The bedsheets come in white; ivory; blush; lilac; fern; driftwood; ash; and pacific colors. Pricing will range from $45 to $55. An added benefit to purchasing from this fundraiser will be a 100% money back guarantee if returned within 30 days.

It may be easy to think that the mattresses being sold will not be high quality due to the fact that it is a fundraiser. This is not quite the case though.

The mattresses that are sold are brand new and are not “second hand” mattresses. This fundraiser will sell brands including Intellibed, Simmons Beautyrest, Southerland, and many more name brand mattresses.

“The reason that we’re having the fundraiser in the first place is so that we can gather enough money to help support the DECA Nationals trip. This year, the national competition will be held in Nashville, Tennessee.”

Stated Mr. McCauley when asked about what the funds would go toward.

In terms of payment, credit cards; debit cards; checks; or cash are all acceptable methods. One special opportunity is a no fee or interest lay a way program. The marketing program is hoping to have one of the biggest turnouts of this year so please come support Davis High School! Tell the cashier that Wyatt Ko sent you to the sale for an extra $50 off of any mattress!

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Mindfulness and Meditation to Save our Fevered Minds

Students at Davis High school have insanely busy schedules filled with as many activities that someone can fit into a 24 hour period. We often overwhelm ourselves with extra curricular activities and endless piles of homework. This kind of routine can become very unhealthy and greatly effect our physical, mental, and emotional health. It’s easy to forget about yourself and your needs when all you’re focusing on is being a successful student. This is where mindfulness and meditation becomes a key component in saving you from slowly destroying yourself.

Mrs. Tarbet offers a yoga class that has had an insane positive impact on my life. Yoga itself has been practiced for thousands of years and is still very popular today because of it’s positive health benefits. The curriculum is centered around exercise through intense stretching, relaxation through breathing, and improving mental health through meditation. I can’t express how amazing it feels to take a break during a stressful school day and just focus on controlling how I want my mind and body to feel.

I think teenagers especially take for granted how incredible our bodies are. Being fatally sleep deprived, depressed, and overwhelmed with anxiety is just second nature us. Yoga class teaches you to live completely in the moment. Just taking a minute to pay attention to all your senses is an experience you have to try out to fully understand. Even just acknowledging the fact that you’re alive and listening to the sound of your breathing is enough to change your perspective on life.

It would be a wise idea for teachers and administration to pay more attention to their students and their mental health. Too many times we feel like robots in a factory being programmed with information for 7 hours. Being able to take a little break to meditate and clear our minds of the endless information that’s constantly being crammed into our skulls will be extremely effective. Educators should care more about how students are feeling and thinking before they publicly shame them for not understanding 100 different concepts at the same time.

Yoga is a very underrated class and its ideas and concepts should be taught to every student in every classroom. Learning how to relax your body and control your thought processes is a skill that will bless you for the rest of your life. Stress is deadly, it is crucial that you learn how to control it and relax your mind in order to have a meaningful, happy, and healthy life. So scurry down to the counseling office and clear spot for Yoga next semester. You can thank me later.

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National STEM Day

Last week was Friday, November 8, which also happens to be national STEM day. STEM or STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art, and math. This is a day that has been around since 2015 and is designed to celebrate and inspire everyday activities, jobs, or learning experiences that involve STEM.

National STEM day was actually inspired by a Netflix series. The show is called Project MC2, and is meant to inspire young girls to explore STEM-related careers. In the show 4 girls work in a secret organization called NOV8 (pronounced innovate and explains why STEM day is on November 8), to protect the world.

Even though Project MC2 is only a 6/10 on IMDB, the point to inspire young minds to branch out into STEM is still there. The day is observed for this reason, and a great way to celebrate is by inspiring young people to branch out into.

“National STEM day is meant to inspire kids to explore and pursue their interests in science, technology, engineering, art, and math.” writes Checkiday.com

There are many jobs that revolve around STEM that go all the way from a nurse practitioner to a mathematician. Whenever we ask kids “what they want to be when they grow up” they usually respond with a career choice that includes science, technology, engineering, or math. Helping your little sister to get inspired to work toward becoming an astronaut, or inspiring your younger cousin to take up a career in medicine is a great way to get involved in STEM

“Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.” stated astronaut Mae Jemison

That is what National STEM day is all about.

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How to deal with seemingly endless end of term stress

Stress is the inclination of being under unusual weight. This weight can emerge out of various parts of your day by day life. For instance, an expanded outstanding burden, a progress period, a battle with your family or new and existing money related concerns. You can see this has an aggregate impact whereby any stress-or is forced.

In these circumstances, you may feel compromised or irate, and your body can trigger a pressure reaction. You should exercise on a daily basis that helps you to get rid of stress. For this, you can select Personal Trainer Greenwich services. This can then prompt an assortment of physical manifestations, change your conduct and lead to increasingly extreme feelings. Stress influences us from numerous points of view, both physically and inwardly, and at various degrees of power.

Stress is the inclination of being under an excessive amount of mental or passionate weight. Stress winds up distressing if you feel unfit to deal with it. Everybody reacts diversely to pressure and encounters distinctive pressure components or different pressure factors. The regular stress factors are work, connections, and cash. Stress can influence the way you feel, think and carry on. It can likewise influence how your body functions. Regular indications of stress incorporate nervousness, irritating Meditations, rest issue, perspiring, loss of craving and focus issues. It merits requiring some investment to learn various systems and procedures for stress the board, before genuine ramifications for your psychological and physical prosperity.

The physical advantages of activity—improving physical condition and battling malady—have for some time been set up, and doctors consistently empower remaining physically dynamic. Exercise is likewise viewed as essential for keeping up mental wellness, and it can diminish pressure. Studies demonstrate that it is successful at diminishing weakness, improving sharpness and focus, and at upgrading by and large intellectual capacity. This can be particularly useful when stress has drained your vitality or capacity to think.

At the point when stress influences the cerebrum, with its many nerve associations, the remainder of the body feels the effect too. So, it makes sense that if your body feels good, so does your brain. Exercise and other physical action produce endorphins—synthetic compounds in the cerebrum that go about as characteristic painkillers—and furthermore improve the capacity to rest, which thus diminishes pressure. Meditation, needle therapy, knead treatment, notwithstanding breathing profoundly can make your body produce endorphins. Personal trainers can guide you best regarding what type of exercise is best for you that helps to reduce stress. Furthermore, the customary way of thinking holds that an exercise of low to direct power makes you feel invigorated and solid.

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Christmas Proposals

People are already getting asked to Christmas. Isn’t it a little early? (the immediate thought of every human being in October)

The Christmas Dance is a couple of months away and people are already getting asked to go. This begs the question of why. It’s not just right now, it started the night after homecoming (I know ridiculous) that the proposals started flying around. The girls of Davis High School are trying to stake their claim on the guys they want to go with. It does seem a little soon—since the Christmas Dance is on the 14th of December—but the early bird gets the worm.

“It is really early to be asking to Christmas, but if I don’t do it now, the guy I want to go with might be gone by the time I ask him” said Katelynn Garrett, a dance frequenter.

But why does it have to be so soon. It almost feels like “The Great Depression” reincarnated via Dance dates. The idea that your date defines your popularity is somewhat absurd.

Students at Davis know that they have to be fast but some think this is too early to be asking.

“I think it’s really weird that people are asking already. I get that you want to go with someone, but isn’t it a little excessive to ask this soon?” commented Braxton Lowry, a sophomore at Davis.

Students at Davis are a little split about the Christmas proposals, some think it’s ok to ask as early as possible. Others think that it’s better to wait to ask. For the most part, students just like to get excited about dances as early as possible. Which is not a bad thing. But lets be real. I have leftovers in the fridge that will be more relevant come December 14th.

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