Skyrocketing gas prices concern Davis students

The average gas price in Utah lies at $3.77/gallon. Since last year gas prices have risen by an average of $1.02/gallon. Utah’s prices are also above the national average of $3.15/gallon. These steep prices have had many negative consequences for Davis High students.

“My friend’s car broke down from lack of gas on the way to the bank to deposit money.” explains high schooler Genevieve Nolan.

Students are getting desperate in order to maintain their modes of transportation. Some resort to depositing spare change or tips and argue that they can’t pay for gas without the gas to get to work. This creates a never-ending cycle of the blame game.

“With minimum wage at $7.25 there isn’t enough money to go around for gas. Especially with not being able to work a lot of hours due to school and homework.” says Brooke Higley Davis High senior.

Students are expected to manage a full plate as well as pay skyrocketing gas prices. Many students are resorting to walking more, or even driving their parents’ car to combat with needing gas.

“I can’t save for college and pay for gas.” argues student Maddie Morris.

Seniors especially are starting to stress the impending doom of paying for college, inclining gas prices are not helping.

Gas prices are speculated to be high due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Since people were locked up all day, they had no reason to drive their cars causing oil/gas companies to suffer. When lockdowns lifted, people were eager to use their cars and begin commuting to work again. This caused the steady incline of gas prices as demand grew.

Although gas prices are still high, they have dropped since this summer much to the relief of high schoolers. Students are still hopeful that gas prices will drop further.

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Skyrocketing gas prices concern Davis students

The average gas price in Utah lies at $3.77/gallon. Since last year gas prices have risen by an average of $1.02/gallon. Utah’s prices are also above the national average of $3.15/gallon. These steep prices have had many negative consequences for Davis High students.

“My friend’s car broke down from lack of gas on the way to the bank to deposit money.” explains high schooler Genevieve Nolan.

Students are getting desperate in order to maintain their modes of transportation. Some resort to depositing spare change or tips and argue that they can’t pay for gas without the gas to get to work. This creates a never-ending cycle of the blame game.

“With minimum wage at $7.25 there isn’t enough money to go around for gas. Especially with not being able to work a lot of hours due to school and homework.” says Brooke Higley Davis High senior.

Students are expected to manage a full plate as well as pay skyrocketing gas prices. Many students are resorting to walking more, or even driving their parents’ car to combat with needing gas.

“I can’t save for college and pay for gas.” argues student Maddie Morris.

Seniors especially are starting to stress the impending doom of paying for college, inclining gas prices are not helping.

Gas prices are speculated to be high due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Since people were locked up all day, they had no reason to drive their cars causing oil/gas companies to suffer. When lockdowns lifted, people were eager to use their cars and begin commuting to work again. This caused the steady incline of gas prices as demand grew.

Although gas prices are still high, they have dropped since this summer much to the relief of high schoolers. Students are still hopeful that gas prices will drop further.

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Skyrocketing gas prices concern Davis students

The average gas price in Utah lies at $3.77/gallon. Since last year gas prices have risen by an average of $1.02/gallon. Utah’s prices are also above the national average of $3.15/gallon. These steep prices have had many negative consequences for Davis High students.

“My friend’s car broke down from lack of gas on the way to the bank to deposit money.” explains high schooler Genevieve Nolan.

Students are getting desperate in order to maintain their modes of transportation. Some resort to depositing spare change or tips and argue that they can’t pay for gas without the gas to get to work. This creates a never-ending cycle of the blame game.

“With minimum wage at $7.25 there isn’t enough money to go around for gas. Especially with not being able to work a lot of hours due to school and homework.” says Brooke Higley Davis High senior.

Students are expected to manage a full plate as well as pay skyrocketing gas prices. Many students are resorting to walking more, or even driving their parents’ car to combat with needing gas.

“I can’t save for college and pay for gas.” argues student Maddie Morris.

Seniors especially are starting to stress the impending doom of paying for college, inclining gas prices are not helping.

Gas prices are speculated to be high due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Since people were locked up all day, they had no reason to drive their cars causing oil/gas companies to suffer. When lockdowns lifted, people were eager to use their cars and begin commuting to work again. This caused the steady incline of gas prices as demand grew.

Although gas prices are still high, they have dropped since this summer much to the relief of high schoolers. Students are still hopeful that gas prices will drop further.

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The tale of Taya

Taya Kilgore goes thoroughly through the aspects of how she lives her life, the things she has overcome, and who inspires her to do so.

Kilgore grew up in Kaysville, Utah with her mom, and Dad being a first born. Then came along three other siblings years later. She quickly became involved with dance and cheer classes at a young age. Her and her father enjoy skiing together and going running.

“Growing up with siblings was so fun, and I’m very grateful for them”

Kilgore has had many curve balls thrown at her. Her best friend passed away due to an unfortunate event in junior high, her father went to prison and was in a mentally abusive relationship her sophomore year of high school. Despite these circumstances, she has come out of them as a strong powerful woman.

Kilgore’s dad has made a huge impact on her life. He has overcome many trials in his life and done amazing things despite the circumstances. He raced in 100-mile races, grew his solar company, and just recently wrote a book.

“My dad has inspired me to work through any trials that come my way with my head held high”

One thing Taya is passionate about is politics and making a difference in people lives. She uses her social media account to promote important things going on around the world. For example, she promotes Black Lives Matter, abortion laws, and women’s rights.

“I know posting about things isn’t going to make the worlds a difference, but it can spread awareness”.

Kilgore values her strength on all the hardships she’s going through, her empathy and sympathy for her friends and family and the love she gives to them. Anyone who knows Taya loves her and she is nothing without her courageousness!

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Trey Talbot Darts up the Middle

Trey Talbot is a senior this year, and he always gives his all to defend the tradition. He is a two-sport athlete and an exceptional student of Davis High.

Trey is known as a great athlete and a strong competitor in both football and baseball. He’s already had a fantastic senior year in football, which will surely continue. He will be the catcher for the baseball team when the season rolls around. He loves to compete and works hard in everything he does.

Trey made it very clear that he does not have a favorite sport between football and baseball.

“I like whatever season it is better.”

Trey has had multiple game-winning touchdowns and crucial plays in his football games this year. He said that his favorite games he’s played in this year have been the Syracuse and Fremont games, both of which he had a big part of winning.

“I love the intensity of the close games, and especially love a good comeback.”

Many people know the athlete side of Trey, but don’t know what he’s like outside of sports. Although he stays very busy with sports through the school year, Trey always makes time to have some fun with his friends.

Trey explained that his typical day after practice usually consists mostly of homework. When he finishes his homework, he likes to watch friends. He usually watches this for a couple hours before going to bed. He also said that he often finds himself “scrolling through twitter” late at night before bed.

Trey made it clear that his hardest class is AP calculus. It’s his most challenging class and is where he gets most of his homework from. “Calculus sucks, but I’m doing very well.”

According to some of Trey’s friends, he is a good teammate, student, and friend. “Trey is a really good teammate. He just brings the juice all the time.” “I love hanging out with him and he’s a lot of fun.”

Trey does a great job of balancing his school, social, and sports life. He will be ready for anything after high school and will continue to have a great senior year.

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Trey Talbot Darts up the Middle

Trey Talbot is a senior this year, and he always gives his all to defend the tradition. He is a two-sport athlete and an exceptional student of Davis High.

Trey is known as a great athlete and a strong competitor in both football and baseball. He’s already had a fantastic senior year in football, which will surely continue. He will be the catcher for the baseball team when the season rolls around. He loves to compete and works hard in everything he does.

Trey made it very clear that he does not have a favorite sport between football and baseball.

“I like whatever season it is better.”

Trey has had multiple game-winning touchdowns and crucial plays in his football games this year. He said that his favorite games he’s played in this year have been the Syracuse and Fremont games, both of which he had a big part of winning.

“I love the intensity of the close games, and especially love a good comeback.”

Many people know the athlete side of Trey, but don’t know what he’s like outside of sports. Although he stays very busy with sports through the school year, Trey always makes time to have some fun with his friends.

Trey explained that his typical day after practice usually consists mostly of homework. When he finishes his homework, he likes to watch friends. He usually watches this for a couple hours before going to bed. He also said that he often finds himself “scrolling through twitter” late at night before bed.

Trey made it clear that his hardest class is AP calculus. It’s his most challenging class and is where he gets most of his homework from. “Calculus sucks, but I’m doing very well.”

According to some of Trey’s friends, he is a good teammate, student, and friend. “Trey is a really good teammate. He just brings the juice all the time.” “I love hanging out with him and he’s a lot of fun.”

Trey does a great job of balancing his school, social, and sports life. He will be ready for anything after high school and will continue to have a great senior year.

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Tyler, the Creator, an odd influence

Tyler Okonma is a rapper that has taken over the internet with his blunt words and his sense of humor. He has won a Grammy, BRIT Award, and an MTV Video Award, and has designed clothing and merchandise.

Tyler, the Creator, first arose on the music scene in 2007 with “Odd Future”, he has satisfied his title through an offbeat, unashamed way to deal with creation, all while changing himself from a dull power lyricist to an unguarded, adaptable artist.

His most successful album was “Igor”. “Igor” has gotten 122.9 million streams. Tyler The Creator set his spot at No.1 on Billboard 200. In contrast with his different collections, this was the first out of five for Tyler, The Creator to be at No.1.

“Go to the mall and buy some potato salad,” Tyler said when getting asked what he was going to do after getting nominated for a Grammy.

Okonma has a sense of fashion and humor has helped his success. He has become a trendsetter in the fashion world. Okonma said he accepts everybody dresses something similar, his own ethos is a salute to the abnormal.

“Growing up an inner-city black kid, I wasn’t the most masculine, I wasn’t into sports, I like pink,” said Tyler, the Creator to a sold-out crowd.

Okonma has started his own clothing company called Golf Wang. It shows cases vibrant clothing which features geriatric menswear that is marketed to young fashionistas.
Tyler, the Creator made dressing like a grandpa cool, got men to shake pink tennis shoes with flowers on them, and is a voice for the untouchables who walk to the beat of their own drum.
I never had a drink in my life. I don’t smoke or anything.” He has influenced part of his audience to not smoke or drink.
Tyler, the Creator has had success in many ways and it could only go up from here with him planning on more albums and tours.

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Vegetarian for Life or just a Phase?

Sonali Harangaonker, Davis High student has been vegetarian almost her whole life because of Indian culture!

“My culture is my most prized possession because of its uniqueness from other cultures. There are so many traditions, fun and colorful clothing and a variety of foods.”

Being a vegetarian isn’t the normal lifestyle people in Utah tend to have but Sonali is all about breaking down stereotypical barriers.

“Everyone’s first initial thought about vegetarianism is always negative and poorly looked upon but it’s not as bad as everyone makes it out to be because there are several options. Believe it or not people can survive without eating meat”

During a typical day of eating like Sonali, in the morning she tends to lean towards a banana and strawberry smoothie. For lunch, she usually makes a lettuce wrap with tofu as a substitute. Then for dinner; curry.

“Being a vegetarian makes you more aware of what you’re consuming so I don’t go out to fast food places often because of the health benefits. I recommend being a vegetarian to anyone that isn’t and is thinking about it.”

Restaurants and fast-food places have come out with more vegetarian options because of youtubers, celebrities and other well-known people who have converted to being a vegetarian. This proves how much impact and influence people have on this world.

In an interview with one of Sonali’s peers, Cadie, she said, “She thinks it’s beautiful that Sonali is a vegetarian and because it’s her body, she can do whatever she wants, and no one can say anything.”

Sonali is truly an inspiration to others that have a hard time embracing their culture and different lifestyle than everyone else. Her expressing how proud she is of her culture, is truly beautiful and is making a difference.

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Davis D’ettes competition ready

The Davis High D’ettes work extremely hard every season to dominate in competition come December. The drill team is exceptional! Their work ethic is amazing, and each dancer has great self-discipline. Each team member is incredibly talented to help with their competition season coming up!

Currently, the D’ettes practice 6 days a week and are working on their competition routines. Each practice starts with a drill down and then the seniors warm up the rest of the team. Their tricks and skills are then worked on for the rest of the warmup. They then begin cleaning or learning choreography to their routines.

Right now, the team is learning and cleaning their routines including show routine, hip hop, dance routine, and military. Many team members are used to the competitive spirit leading up to the competition, but for the newbies it’s a new air space.

Although most of the girls on the team are returners, the new girls have been able to catch on and continue to work as hard as those who already know the rundown.

“The new girls are doing very well and catching on!” says Head Captain, Ella Gatherum.

All the captains as well as the coaches are impressed with the team’s work ethic this year.

“They are all really hard working, especially with the dance routine that is super exhausting; all the girls push through to the end!” Coach Kiera Mortenson says of the girls during practices.

All the girls love their coaches! They speak highly of the people they work so hard for.

“I’m so grateful for my coaches! I couldn’t have asked for better!” Ella exclaims.

The coaches help the team dynamic, and it seems to be amazing as well. It’s a fun and safe environment to learn and make mistakes. Everyone has a kind spirit, and the team feels like a sisterhood and a family! Being on such a team, it doesn’t surprise me that each dancer has tons of Davis Pride! They love cheering at the games and performing at halftime. Their football routines were so much fun to watch!

The D’ettes competition season starts in December, and as they begin to intensify their practices and become more competitive, their season is going to end up being exhilarating! The team is ready and prepared to work harder and harder to get to the top!

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Davis D’ettes competition ready

The Davis High D’ettes work extremely hard every season to dominate in competition come December. The drill team is exceptional! Their work ethic is amazing, and each dancer has great self-discipline. Each team member is incredibly talented to help with their competition season coming up!

Currently, the D’ettes practice 6 days a week and are working on their competition routines. Each practice starts with a drill down and then the seniors warm up the rest of the team. Their tricks and skills are then worked on for the rest of the warmup. They then begin cleaning or learning choreography to their routines.

Right now, the team is learning and cleaning their routines including show routine, hip hop, dance routine, and military. Many team members are used to the competitive spirit leading up to the competition, but for the newbies it’s a new air space.

Although most of the girls on the team are returners, the new girls have been able to catch on and continue to work as hard as those who already know the rundown.

“The new girls are doing very well and catching on!” says Head Captain, Ella Gatherum.

All the captains as well as the coaches are impressed with the team’s work ethic this year.

“They are all really hard working, especially with the dance routine that is super exhausting; all the girls push through to the end!” Coach Kiera Mortenson says of the girls during practices.

All the girls love their coaches! They speak highly of the people they work so hard for.

“I’m so grateful for my coaches! I couldn’t have asked for better!” Ella exclaims.

The coaches help the team dynamic, and it seems to be amazing as well. It’s a fun and safe environment to learn and make mistakes. Everyone has a kind spirit, and the team feels like a sisterhood and a family! Being on such a team, it doesn’t surprise me that each dancer has tons of Davis Pride! They love cheering at the games and performing at halftime. Their football routines were so much fun to watch!

The D’ettes competition season starts in December, and as they begin to intensify their practices and become more competitive, their season is going to end up being exhilarating! The team is ready and prepared to work harder and harder to get to the top!

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