Donald Glover saves 2020

Donald Glover, otherwise known as “Childish Gambino,” the famous singer/rapper surprised his few fans awake around 1 o’clock early Sunday morning (mar. 15). Glover perhaps dropped the album for his fans to enjoy during this global pandemic. However, the album was only able to be streamed from https://donaldgloverpresents.com/ and it was only enjoyed by the few up that early as it was only streamed for 12 hours and stopped playing around noon.

The album then titled “Donald Glover Presents” contains tracks with features such as 21 Savage, SZA, and Ariana Grande. There are 12 tracks on the album which could be Gambino’s Last, or so he stated in his Grammy’s speech.

“I like endings I think they are important to progress.”

Glover also said that he has a few things planned but he’d rather not talk about it.

“Sometimes I think the way you get to the gift, is more important than the gift,” said Glover.

Some fans were left disappointed if they didn’t get to listen to Gambino’s album in the short time that they had to do so. However, a time began on the website a few days after the initial release, hopefully leading up to a final release everywhere. When the timer began to run low and eventually run out, fans everywhere were not disappointed to see his album release.

On March 22 the long-awaited album from the infamous Childish Gambino released titled, “3.15.20” possibly titled after the first initial tease of the album released on 3/15/2020. What happened this certain day? Did Gambino release it for some special purpose on that date? It is all up for discussion as it is sometimes hard to get Glover to speak on any of his work. Donald Glover is a very Private person, read more about him in another one of our stories, https://www.davishighnews.com/15829/opinion/the-infamous-childish-gambino/

Glover had planned to release his latest and final season of “Atlanta” on March 1st, However, it was postponed to now release in 2021. “Atlanta” is Glover’s hit television series he created, stars in, and occasionally directs at times. “Atlanta” fans, however, will be happy to hear that with the postponement of the release fans will now get more of the series. 10 episodes of season 3 are scheduled to release early that year, and the now final season 4 with 8 episodes coming out some time that fall. With the Corona Virus pandemic everywhere fans hope the seasons filming doesn’t get pushed back even more.

What is next from Donald Glover? It is always hard to tell, whatever it may be fans everywhere are always awaiting his next move whether it be more music, acting or directing. Go listen to his latest album streaming everywhere right now!

 

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Donald Glover saves 2020

Donald Glover, otherwise known as “Childish Gambino,” the famous singer/rapper surprised his few fans awake around 1 o’clock early Sunday morning (mar. 15). Glover perhaps dropped the album for his fans to enjoy during this global pandemic. However, the album was only able to be streamed from https://donaldgloverpresents.com/ and it was only enjoyed by the few up that early as it was only streamed for 12 hours and stopped playing around noon.

The album then titled “Donald Glover Presents” contains tracks with features such as 21 Savage, SZA, and Ariana Grande. There are 12 tracks on the album which could be Gambino’s Last, or so he stated in his Grammy’s speech.

“I like endings I think they are important to progress.”

Glover also said that he has a few things planned but he’d rather not talk about it.

“Sometimes I think the way you get to the gift, is more important than the gift,” said Glover.

Some fans were left disappointed if they didn’t get to listen to Gambino’s album in the short time that they had to do so. However, a time began on the website a few days after the initial release, hopefully leading up to a final release everywhere. When the timer began to run low and eventually run out, fans everywhere were not disappointed to see his album release.

On March 22 the long-awaited album from the infamous Childish Gambino released titled, “3.15.20” possibly titled after the first initial tease of the album released on 3/15/2020. What happened this certain day? Did Gambino release it for some special purpose on that date? It is all up for discussion as it is sometimes hard to get Glover to speak on any of his work. Donald Glover is a very Private person, read more about him in another one of our stories, https://www.davishighnews.com/15829/opinion/the-infamous-childish-gambino/

Glover had planned to release his latest and final season of “Atlanta” on March 1st, However, it was postponed to now release in 2021. “Atlanta” is Glover’s hit television series he created, stars in, and occasionally directs at times. “Atlanta” fans, however, will be happy to hear that with the postponement of the release fans will now get more of the series. 10 episodes of season 3 are scheduled to release early that year, and the now final season 4 with 8 episodes coming out some time that fall. With the Corona Virus pandemic everywhere fans hope the seasons filming doesn’t get pushed back even more.

What is next from Donald Glover? It is always hard to tell, whatever it may be fans everywhere are always awaiting his next move whether it be more music, acting or directing. Go listen to his latest album streaming everywhere right now!

 

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If You Ain’t First, You’re Last: Davis High’s Amazing Track Team

Two weeks ago our very own track team kicked off what is expected to be an amazing season. There are a lot of great athletes on the team this year. This team shows lots of promise and it will be exciting to see what they accomplish in the future. The previous week they started out with an Alumni meet.

“We did a lot of events. My favorite part was seeing all the different people there, and because of Agnello. Agnello’s the coolest guy.” – David Spjut, who is a junior on the team.

There are high expectations for the track team this year. Before the first meet the team went into it with a lot of confidence. They should though, I have heard nothing but good things about the team.

“We are taking on Roy and Northridge. They are both pretty bad, so we’re gonna take all the podium spots,” predicted Spjut about the meet.

Spjut turned out to be exactly right. Someone from Davis took first in every event!

“We’re taking state, that’s always the final goal,” – Spjut

The Darts boys and girls teams won by a significant amount. Star members of the team, senior Cole Noriega and senior Bailey Kealamakia both took first place for the Darts in the hurdles. There were some great throws by Kale Thomas and some awesome clears in the pole vault by Parker Sagers.

“There were so many good marks it would take me too long to mention everybody. All in all I think it was a very successful meet.” – Cole Noriega

Unfortunately due to the current situation of the virus our track team cannot compete until May 1st. Hopefully we will get to see them soon back out on the track to show off all the hard work they have put in for this season.

 

 

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Inequality in the healthcare system

On March 12th, the NBA decided to suspend all games because of a player testing positive for COVID-19, and rapidly went about testing every player that could be affected by the virus.

The Utah Jazz had 58 members of the team, including players, coaches, and other staff, tested immediately. The Brooklyn Nets then were tested and found that several members of their team had been infected by the coronavirus, and recently the entire Los Angeles Lakers team was tested for the disease.

Now while it’s not inherently bad for celebrities and the rich to be tested for infectious diseases, why should the wealthy be given testing priority over those who have life-threatening symptoms?

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted,

“We wish them a speedy recovery. But, with all due respect, an entire NBA team should NOT get tested for COVID-19 while there are critically ill patients waiting to be tested. Tests should not be for the wealthy, but for the sick.”

The problem that we see with the healthcare system, in terms of coronavirus testing, the availability of tests is much lower than the abundance of people needing to be tested. NBC says,

“As cases in the United States continue to rise, so are reports about a shortage of testing kits. Sick patients are being turned away, unable to receive tests because they simply aren’t available.”

It brings to light the inequalities of our healthcare system that are experienced by thousands of people who need tests, but they aren’t there, who need medication but simply can’t afford it, or people who are uninsured and cannot afford life saving treatments.

Another large inequality that is found in our healthcare system is the high cost of medical procedures, especially for those who cannot afford health insurance. A study done by Harvard Medical School in 2009 found that roughly 45,000 people die every year because they cannot afford the cost of medical treatment for life-threatening conditions. We can assume that number has risen in the past decade because of the sharp rise in the cost of health insurance.

In 2009, when the study was published, health insurance around the country was an average of $161 per month. In 2019, the average cost of health insurance was $599 per month. Since that time, however, the average wage has only risen 3.5 to 4%, while the cost of health insurance has rose over 372%. While health insurance companies raised premiums, they didn’t raise quality of healthcare available.

Perhaps one of the more frustrating and outrageous aspects of the U.S. healthcare systems is price-gouging of medicines. Price-gouging is when a company takes a product and marks the price up to a cost that is hundreds, if not thousands, of the cost of production. A prime example of this is the EpiPen.

The Cut News says,

“CBS News reports that the price of EpiPens has increased by more than 480 percent since 2009, two years after Mylan purchased the device from Merck. A two-pack used to cost pharmacies about $100. It’s now $600, and they have a stated expiration of one year. But health insurance covers that, right? It depends on your plan. If you’re one of the many people with a high-deductible plan, you could be stuck with the bill. Parents of children with severe allergies are told to have devices at home and school, too, which can add up fast. Two packs can set some people back $1,200”

Another example of price-gouging is insulin. Insulin is the medication that is required to regulate blood sugar for those with diabetes. A report from the American Diabetic Association found that the price of insulin has nearly tripled since 2002, and rose 64% since 2014.

The report further finds that many patients have to decide whether to buy the life-saving medication or pay bills or other life necessities like food, or are rationing their insulin which is a dangerous practice which can lead to death with some patients. Similarly, the quality of insulin hasn’t seen any large increases, and certainly hasn’t improved enough to warrant a tripling in cost. It’s the reason that many Americans who live in northern states often cross the border and buy insulin in Canada.

Like many other aspects of the American economic system, the healthcare system ensures big checks to their executives at the cost of lost lives of the working-class American. It’s unfair that there is no regulation and healthcare companies are allowed to raise insurance over 300%. It is a problem and needs to be fixed and unfortunately, the future of healthcare doesn’t look great for the working-class American.

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How is Covid-19 effecting our school

Covid-19 really is taking over our school and other events.

At the beginning of last week there was talk of Covid-19 rapidly spreading through the United States. Shortly after on a Wednesday game, two of the Jazz players tested positive for the Covid-19 virus. This caused a panic among the nation because they are just normal people. This was the start to the United States concern and led to talk of shutting down schools for a few weeks.

Well on Friday March 13th, the governor of Utah announced that all Utah school districts would be having a “soft closure,” for two weeks. All classes are now being held online starting Wednesday, March 18. This is a sudden change, but was done to help stop the spread of this virus, Covid-19. Other than schools being closed, all events with more than a 100 people would also be having a “soft close”.

“I didn’t really think that our school would ever actually get closed due to this, I hope everyone stays healthy over these next two weeks.”

States a surprised Davis High Student.

“I am a little upset there won’t be any basketball to watch, but I am happy school is being closed.”

Another concerned Davis High Student.

Due to the “soft closure,” student need to make sure to check their emails and see what they can do to get their grades up and where they want them by the end of the week, which is the end of term!

Next semester begins next week so students need to make sure to stay caught up on those assignments given to avoid becoming swamped with work when students return back to school after spring break.

Remember to listen to political leaders by staying at home to decrease the spread of this virus. Stay safe and healthy over these next few weeks.

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How to stay motivated to do school work at home

During the soft closure of Davis School District, it can be hard to stay motivated to do school work because of the easy distractions of being at home. Some distraction include; family, friends, notifications, the temptation to sleep, or even just procrastination. Here are a few tips to stay motivated and on task:

1. Reward yourself when you meet a homework goal. 

Rewards can be a powerful motivator! The reward doesn’t have to be anything big, it could be giving yourself 5 minutes to look through Snapchat, Instagram, or Tiktok after you read a section of a textbook or finish a homework assignment. The bigger the accomplishment, the bigger the reward.

2. Treat yourself before getting to work. 

When you treat yourself to a snack, or check social media before you start schoolwork, it can boost your mood and your motivation. Just be sure to set a limit of how long you can be on your phone, so you don’t lose track of time.

3. Work with a motivated partner.

Working with friends or siblings, can make doing school work more enjoyable. You can also help each other stay on track as well.

4. Find the time and place when you do your best work. 

Some people do their best work in the mornings when they feel awake and energized, instead of at night when they feel tired and groggy. Location also helps you stay in the school work mindset. Most people prefer to do work in a quiet environment where they have a clear mind, with no distractions. Its a good idea to experiment new areas until you find what works best for you.

5. Set goals. 

Setting goals can keep you motivated and make school work seem more attainable. Make your goals S.M.A.R.T. Be sure they are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time bound. Making S.M.A.R.T. goals are important, because they keep you from setting vague and unreachable goals, that you cant achieve.

Other quick tips to keep you motivated to do school work are:

6. Put away distractions

7. Keep yourself focused and alert

8. Stay energized

9. Take frequent breaks

10. Prioritize assignments

11. Break assignments down into more manageable pieces

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Boys Soccer Review

This last week the boy’s soccer team played Logan High School and Syracuse High School and achieved two wins. The Darts will also be facing Northridge High School next week and they anticipate another win for their season.

On Thursday March 5th, the boys soccer team played Logan. The game started off rough because they were down 0-2, but they made a come back and won 4-2! During the game, Logan High School’s defender got a red card, and the Davis High School team capitalized on, the fact that, they only had 10 player, so they scored 4 goals.

4 days later, on Tuesday March 10th, boys soccer team played Syracuse High School. They also won that game! The score was 3-0.

The team wasn’t too confident going into the game,

“[but] after Roderick scored the first goal, the whole team got hyped and we started playing much better and with more energy,” said Colby Cook, senior on the soccer team.

So far the boys soccer team is on fire!

This Thursday, March 12th, we are going to play Northridge High School. This team is going to be good, but Colby Cook predicts that they will win the game 2-0. It will be intense but the Davis High soccer team, believes they can win.

We have played a total of 3 games so far, and won all of them. The DHS boys soccer team is amazing and believes the rest of the season will go really good. The students have high hopes as well, and believe that we can make it to state if we keep playing how we have been!

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Boys Soccer Review

This last week the boy’s soccer team played Logan High School and Syracuse High School and achieved two wins. The Darts will also be facing Northridge High School next week and they anticipate another win for their season.

On Thursday March 5th, the boys soccer team played Logan. The game started off rough because they were down 0-2, but they made a come back and won 4-2! During the game, Logan High School’s defender got a red card, and the Davis High School team capitalized on, the fact that, they only had 10 player, so they scored 4 goals.

4 days later, on Tuesday March 10th, boys soccer team played Syracuse High School. They also won that game! The score was 3-0.

The team wasn’t too confident going into the game,

“[but] after Roderick scored the first goal, the whole team got hyped and we started playing much better and with more energy,” said Colby Cook, senior on the soccer team.

So far the boys soccer team is on fire!

This Thursday, March 12th, we are going to play Northridge High School. This team is going to be good, but Colby Cook predicts that they will win the game 2-0. It will be intense but the Davis High soccer team, believes they can win.

We have played a total of 3 games so far, and won all of them. The DHS boys soccer team is amazing and believes the rest of the season will go really good. The students have high hopes as well, and believe that we can make it to state if we keep playing how we have been!

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People worldwide rise up amidst coronavirus chaos

People everywhere are rising up and doing their part to ensure an optimistic future for all mankind, despite the utter chaos that has come from the global pandemic COVID-19.

The coronavirus has brought our species to its knees and has changed everyone’s life in some way. As a result of the disease, schools have shut down, travel has ceased, many are quarantined, and all are encouraged to socially distance themselves. These abrupt, pertinent changes to our lives have the potential to cause feelings of isolation, discouragement, or hopelessness. However, that has not been the case. In fact, this life-altering disease has initiated a worldwide fight for happiness that has never been seen before.

The impact of the coronavirus has brought a unique sense of focus for people. It has, in a way, simplified our lives to allow for much-needed physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing. For example, locals are embracing nature more in an attempt to safely and healthily escape their homes for a moment. Families and individuals are walking, biking, and simply enjoying the outdoors far more than they did before the coronavirus.

Also, life has become immensely less busy due to the cancellation of most sports and events as well as remote school and work. This allows people to spend more time with their families and to focus on what truly matters to them. Too often, our vision becomes clouded as we become caught up in daily tasks and responsibilities. Social distancing has provided a unique opportunity to set aside those daily troubles and focus on what’s important.

Instead of causing isolation, social distancing has, ironically, brought a newfound sense of community. People are reaching out more and making a greater effort to take care of each other. Many have offered to go grocery shopping for their elderly neighbors who are at a higher risk of getting sick. Others have launched online support groups for those who struggle with anxiety about COVID-19-related issues.

Many people are also trying to better support local businesses in this trying time. Restaurants are particularly suffering right now with much fewer customers and much less in-dining eating. One man in Draper created a website where people can buy gift cards to help restaurants stay afloat while not risking their health. Another restaurant customer left a $1,100 tip for the staff of the restaurant- many of whom he knew would likely be losing their jobs when the dine-in ban went into effect.

Not only are locals supporting businesses, but the reverse is happening as well. One local bakery has been giving away 2 free loaves of bread to its customers. The first loaf is to help the customer and their family during this time, and the second is for the customer to give to someone else who could benefit from it. Many grocery stores are also giving away free toilet paper and other supplies for those who need it.

There is also a greater emphasis on promoting medical research and supporting medical professionals. The University of Utah, a major advocate of medical research, launched a White Ribbon campaign in support of medical staff. IKEA also contributed to this effort by donating 50,000 face masks from their warehouse to a major hospital.

Social media has become a safe space where people are sharing positive and uplifting messages of hope as well as necessary information in this time of darkness and confusion. Many celebrities have used their social media platforms to promote optimism and many have donated their time and money to the cause. For example, Donovan Mitchell paid for students’ meals during public school closures. Rudy Gobert donated $500,000 to support COVID-19 relief. Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively donated $1 Million to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada, and Jimmy Fallon rose $20,000 to give to Feeding America.

The examples are endless. People are taking control of their futures, refusing to be crushed by this pandemic. This disease has united us in a way that could never have been imagined, and it has brought about changes to our society that we desperately needed. So, stay optimistic, for we are not faltering in the face of this trial, but growing stronger.

 

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The curse of consciousness

Greed, cruelty, sadism, hypocrisy, pride. This is the curse of thought– consciousness. Man is the lowest of animals. One might claim that ignorance is bliss but, rather, knowledge is corruption.
Man claims to be ‘civilized’. Compare man to wild anaconda, mankind hunts for sport mankind had to devise ‘tags’ to prevent killing off entire species of thought to be a lower animal. However, even with tags; mankind hunts on their own standards, taking as much as they want. Cause they can, and they love it. The wild, supposedly lower animal, when presented with prey, eats as it needs never killing more never wasting.

Why work when you don’t have to? Since the dawn of time man has been driven by laziness. The constant desire to make life easier. We all dream that way don’t we? Wishing we owned a business, and could just sit back and watch the money roll in. Never do we want to work a day in our lives. It is the American dream. People travel from one nation to another just for the opportunity.

“Man is the only Slave. And he is the only animal that enslaves.”- Mark Twain

Whether it is corporate enslavement or buying one another, slavery is still around. The worst part is not that man enslaves, but that man enjoys the torment of one another.
European, Native American, African, Asian. Every ethnicity, every culture commits, has committed atrocities. The crusades an honorable plight in the name of God– a bloody massacre of god-fearing men, no different than the crusaders. Aztec human sacrifices, Genital mutilation, Footbinding, The Holocaust, the list goes on. We like not only to prove that we are better than each other but we love to make one another suffer. Whether it is in the name of God or our country.

“Man is the Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Ani­mal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion – several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself, and cuts his throat if his theology isn’t straight.” – Mark Twain

In every action we are hypocrites. We create philosophies of how it is that a man should live. But, if we evaluate ourselves off of them, we are at the bottom. For example utilitarianism– the greatest good for the greatest population. As by our very nature, we destroy the earth we live on, causing the extinction of one species after another until cause our own. Each time we try to reach a higher level of action, like the will of God, we end up creating some of the greatest atrocities of mankind. However, higher animals don’t do this.

Higher animals have no pride, they aren’t hypocritical, sadistic, cruel or greedy. They feel pleasure, they feel pain. But they act primally out of pure instinct. Their ignorance is arguably, blissful. If you don’t want to be the lowest animal by now and become as lavish as chicken, you should take some time and humble yourself, give up the pride you hold yourself to. Once you’re done with that give up your sadistic desires, look at the person next to you. That person is nothing but equal. They look like you, feel like you, think like you. Take your gift of conciseness, use it for something other than inflicting pain and giving into greed. Smile at them, and offer them unjudgemental acceptance. Like a civilized animal.

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