The fastest metal cars you’ve ever seen

I got my first Hot-Wheels car when I was 3, it was a green Camaro that has been passed down from generation to generation. I have a huge collection of Hotwheels cars. The reason Hot-Wheels are so interesting is because they can be collector items if you find old ones. New cars aren’t as collectable as the antiques.

The very first Hot-Wheels car was made in 1968 it was the custom Camaro. The original Hot-Wheels cars first came out with 16 different kinds of cars, known as the sweet 16. Hot-Wheels is owned by Mattel and they have made a monopoly in the toy car industry, everyone knows what a Hot-Wheels car is. The reason Hotwheels are better than matchbox cars or any other toy car is that they use a different type of axel that allows them to roll in a straighter line.

The rarest Hot-Wheels is a 1969 Pink Rear O Loading Volkswagen Beach Bomb. If you find 1 of the 2 that were made they are worth upwards of $72,000. The reason this car is so expensive is that there are only 2 that were produced in the color pink. They were never sold to the public, only 1 has ever made it to public hands.

Hotwheels have been around for many years and they will continue to stick around for many more. The little 99 cent cars have brought so much joy to people and inspired so many kids to grow up loving cars. Hotwheels cars should not be overlooked as just a toy.

 

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How restaurants are staying afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic?

One of the many effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the closure of all public dining rooms in Utah.  While most restaurants remain open, this closure has had a major impact on their business.

Restaurants in Utah are no longer allowed to let people sit down and eat in their dining rooms. Customers are now required to go through the drive-thru, if the restaurant has one, or order take-out. Has this impacted local eateries? The answer, obviously, is yes, but the impact is greater some places than others.

“We have been about as busy as before because everyone who came inside is now coming through the drive-thru,” said Isaac Baker, an employee at McDonald’s in Kaysville.

Business at McDonald’s hasn’t slowed down much, but that doesn’t mean the employees aren’t feeling the effects of the virus.

“Lots of employee’s hours have been cut down including mine,” explained Baker.

This is due to the CDC’s recommendation that there shouldn’t be gatherings of 10 or more people to slow the spread of the virus.

It seems that fast food restaurants aren’t feeling the effects of the virus very strongly, even if their employees are. However, what if a restaurant doesn’t have a drive-thru or popular take-out service?

Nicole Pett, an employee at the Kaysville Yogotogo, said that business has really slowed down during the closure.

“A lot of people would usually come in, get their ice cream and sit down and talk with their friends/family for a while. Also a lot of teenagers would usually come in at night and talk with their friends, but now parents aren’t letting them out of the house anymore so we lost a lot of business from that,” she explained.

Restaurants whose main business is from people coming in and sitting down to eat have been hit hardest by this closure. Until this pandemic passes, it seems that fast food will continue to thrive while traditional sit-down restaurants are in for a rough little while.

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How are students handling social distancing?

No one had heard of the term, “social distancing,” until a couple weeks ago, but now it has a massive impact on our schooling and social lives. How are Davis High students handling this new way of life?

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States Government Officials have been pushing this concept of social distancing. While it is definitely necessary to help curve the spread of the virus, it’s been a big blow to students’ routines and social lives.  Now, you can’t go to school, hang out with large groups of friends, or even grab a quick bite to eat at a fast food restaurant.

Everyone at Davis is handling this differently, but the general consensus is that they can’t wait for social distancing to end.

“Emotionally, I’m feeling really trapped,” said Emily Lindberg, a senior at Davis.

This has been a really hard time for students, especially seniors.  They have to miss out on one of their last two months of high school, and all students are missing the social interaction that comes with day to day life at school.

There are many ways to spend your time during social distancing, but the biggest challenge is staying connected with your friends.

“I’m using social media … FaceTiming, texting, and calling a lot more than I usually do,” said Emily when asked how she’s trying to stay connected with her friends.

People are turning to their phones now more than ever to talk with their friends, but no one wants this to continue to be their primary form of communication.

We all need some way to get through this, and that can be different for everyone.

“Take it one day at a time, keep (your) mind busy until it’s all over,” advises Jax Pearce, a Davis High senior.

Whatever your solution is, it seems clear that anything you can do to keep your mind off of the virus and the social distancing concept will make the next month a lot more bearable for you.

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Flattening the curve, one face mask at a time

Hundreds of local Utah residents are sewing homemade face masks to help protect people in this time of heightened concern.

With the number of Coronavirus cases increasing, so is the urge for medical professionals and community citizens to stay safe and healthy. During these worrisome times, it is vitally important that people take proper protective measures. Wearing face masks is a great way to ensure better health, which is why many have taken it upon themselves to sew homemade face masks for others.

Initially, the main goal of these local philanthropists was to donate as many face masks as possible to medical professionals who are on the frontlines combatting this disease and to hospitals whose stocks are running low. Healthcare professionals have since announced that, while moved by the generosity, they are unable to accept homemade face masks. Medical institutions have explained that cloth masks do not provide the level of protection that is needed for those in direct contact with Coronavirus patients. Although they may not be appropriate for hospital workers, they are certainly helpful for those at home.

The masks block droplets that are ejected when someone sneezes or coughs and they remind people to refrain from touching their faces. Thus, face masks will prevent many different types of sickness, including the rampant COVID-19. Professionals have encouraged people to wear face masks saying that the use of masks along with social distancing will help to slow the spread of coronavirus in the community.

Sewing face masks is a fantastic way to contribute to the safety of the community and anyone can do it! All you need is some fabric, thread, and elastic and they just need to be big enough to cover the mouth and nose. Countless tutorials and designs can be found on the internet, as well as sewing professionals who are available to help. Some fabric companies are even giving away special kits to Utah households with materials to make the masks.

Each member of the community plays a crucial role in preventing this life-altering disease from spreading. Devoting even a small ounce of time to sewing face masks can make a world of difference.  Making face masks is a great way to serve the community during this trying time and to protect ourselves and those we love.

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COVID-19 vs. Class of 2020

COVID- 19, also known as the, Corona Virus has swept the nation fast, impacting all of the United States starting in January, causing closure of many things including school the start of March 13 until May 1.

Many seniors across the nation having been looking forward to the day they will be able to walk the stage with their best friends after finishing 12 years of school. Others have been looking forward to senior night in the sports they have been perfecting for many years and looking up to other seniors and being excited to be in their shoes one day. On top of the high school seniors being devastated, others graduating from college  are also affected, being in school for years to get ready for their profession to be contributing to the people of society, and all they get is a video chat and a diploma in the mail.

In a survey asking if seniors felt robbed of their senior year, many said graduation, here’s what others said,

“I can’t spend the last few months of my senior year with my friend,”  Addie Walley.

“These were our last months that we’d get to solidify friendships with people we might not get to see during or after college,” Kiana Madrid.

“We don’t get to fully live out our senior year, like our proms, games, senior trips etc,” Judy Rodriguez.

” Yes because this part of the year is full of lasts for us. Our last prom, our last track season,” Bradley Lawson.

It is not a sure thing that graduation and prom activities will for sure be cancelled, but from the look of it with number cases of the Corona in Utah constantly getting bigger the out look is not pretty.

But hey at least we aren’t the class of 1918.

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Girl’s Softball: Ridgeline and Kearns

The girls fought an amazing game with triumph over Ridgeline on Thursday, March 5that Davis and now go to put up a fight against Kearns March tenth.

The Ridgeline game was a very well played game and shockingly by the younger girls. Players, Sadie Hathaway (sophomore), Abby Olsen (freshman), Laney Tuft (freshman), Abby Clark (junior), Emily Dent (jurnior), and Keli Scadden (sophomore), all girls on the younger side, but just as amazing as the senior players. They had 7 home runs total, 6 of which were scored by juniors and sophomores and 1 run was made by Kya Wilmott (senior).

The team continues to grow together after their triumph. Most players on the team have been playing together for a while. when asked how the team spirit was at the game

The Kearns game was a game well fought. Although Davis was defeated it was close with the game ending Davis 8 and Kearns 9.  This game seniors really came to play making most of the runs. Seniors, Danielle Brklacich running once and Britney Brklacich and Kya Wilmott each making two runs. Other players that made runs were, Ellie Anderson (junior), Emily Dent (junior), and Keli Scadden (sophomore) each scoring one run to help Davis almost take the win over Kearns.

 

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Girl’s Softball: Ridgeline and Kearns

The girls fought an amazing game with triumph over Ridgeline on Thursday, March 5that Davis and now go to put up a fight against Kearns March tenth.

The Ridgeline game was a very well played game and shockingly by the younger girls. Players, Sadie Hathaway (sophomore), Abby Olsen (freshman), Laney Tuft (freshman), Abby Clark (junior), Emily Dent (jurnior), and Keli Scadden (sophomore), all girls on the younger side, but just as amazing as the senior players. They had 7 home runs total, 6 of which were scored by juniors and sophomores and 1 run was made by Kya Wilmott (senior).

The team continues to grow together after their triumph. Most players on the team have been playing together for a while. when asked how the team spirit was at the game

The Kearns game was a game well fought. Although Davis was defeated it was close with the game ending Davis 8 and Kearns 9.  This game seniors really came to play making most of the runs. Seniors, Danielle Brklacich running once and Britney Brklacich and Kya Wilmott each making two runs. Other players that made runs were, Ellie Anderson (junior), Emily Dent (junior), and Keli Scadden (sophomore) each scoring one run to help Davis almost take the win over Kearns.

 

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A Whole New World: Foreshadowing and Detailing

Last year, my sophmore year of high school, I happen to have had the best English course of my life. One thing I had the pleasure of learning about was the power of foreshadowing and detail in films and literature. Well, the arts in general.

Let’s take the Count of Monte Cristo for example. So much of that beloved piece of art, both in the form of moving pictures and literature, has an immense amount of foreshadowing and detail. That is, after all, why it is considered to be one of the best pieces of literary arts that this world has obtained.

“Foreshadowing in movies is essential to a point. If it is too obvious than it ruins how the entire movie is perceived.” – Mitchell Johnson

Even small details that may seem minor to the work can make or break the entire film, novel, or art piece. Things as simple as the shadows used to differentiate the good from the evil, the composition of outfits and characters, similar references from movies to books, expressions, reactions, and sneak peeks can determine how well the overall product will turn out.

“I love when movies and books use foreshadowing because it is so fun and interesting to look for those little hints that lead to the finale, and I like detailing because it adds more depth to the picture of whatever it is that you are looking at.” – Thomas Lassache

Being able to have such wonderful form of not only entertainment, but objects to help us stimulate thoughts and emotion is such an amazing thing. Everybody seems to be waiting for the next advancement in our society, but we already have everything we need. We have wonderful forms of technology of old and new. All that we want, all that we need, and a little bit more.

“Sometimes I think that I need more, but there is so much to look for in things that we already have. Especially that of the fine arts departments.” – Matthew Ralston

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Coronavirus destroys winter-spring competition

Corona is destroying peoples lives. This past month many things have been canceled and called off, but the students that got hit the most were winter Guard and Drum-line. Both of these indoor activities got called off because of the coronavirus.

With fees for these activities ranging from $200 to the extreme $1000 to march or perform. The cost for winter Drum-line this season was a hefty $600 and most say that the fee is worth the experience, however, imagine paying that expensive fee to find out that you wasted $300 because your season was cut in half. It is like dropping $10,000 on a car to find out that you only get half of it, and you lost $5,000.

The cancellation is nation wide and all performers are in a really depressive state. However, some schools like Farmington High may hold a final performance for all schools that want to come for only family members and the performers. This makes sure that no more that 100 people will be present at a time and will still be able to have a competition worth going to. F.H.S. is a saving grace for Drum-lines all across the Wasatch front.

This is a thank you to F.H.S. for giving us all hope in this time of sadness. You have given hundreds of students hope to get one last chance and an adrenaline rush before it is all over. You gave the choice to end strong and not let this virus win, so keep living your lives be careful but also have fun.

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Coronavirus destroys winter-spring competition

Corona is destroying peoples lives. This past month many things have been canceled and called off, but the students that got hit the most were winter Guard and Drum-line. Both of these indoor activities got called off because of the coronavirus.

With fees for these activities ranging from $200 to the extreme $1000 to march or perform. The cost for winter Drum-line this season was a hefty $600 and most say that the fee is worth the experience, however, imagine paying that expensive fee to find out that you wasted $300 because your season was cut in half. It is like dropping $10,000 on a car to find out that you only get half of it, and you lost $5,000.

The cancellation is nation wide and all performers are in a really depressive state. However, some schools like Farmington High may hold a final performance for all schools that want to come for only family members and the performers. This makes sure that no more that 100 people will be present at a time and will still be able to have a competition worth going to. F.H.S. is a saving grace for Drum-lines all across the Wasatch front.

This is a thank you to F.H.S. for giving us all hope in this time of sadness. You have given hundreds of students hope to get one last chance and an adrenaline rush before it is all over. You gave the choice to end strong and not let this virus win, so keep living your lives be careful but also have fun.

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