Soccer Senior Night

The Davis High Soccer team faced the Syracuse Titans on Monday night for Davis’s senior night.

The game was a huge success, ending in a win for the Darts with a score of 2-1.

This was a big game for both Davis and Syracuse because whoever won would secure 2nd place in our region.

Because it was senior night, we recognized our four senior players Simon Jenson, Wyatt Sanders, Stephen Seelos, and Jacob Veater.

A junior at Davis High, Jerick Sparrow, scored both the goals for Davis.

The highlight of the game was during the second half. Syracuse scored, tying up the score to 1-1 and in the very next play, Davis scored. It wasn’t even ten seconds after Syracuse’s score!

“When Jerick scored that second goal for us, it was so exciting and we all ran up to celebrate our soon to be victory.” says Talon Meyer, a sophomore on the team.

There were lots of fans who came to support the team and that really motivated the players to do their absolute best.

“We had a bigger crowd that really hyped us up and got us ready for the win. People posted on social media and it was super fun to have so many people there supporting us.” says Meyer.

There were a lot of soccer players from other teams in the crowd who were waiting with anticipation to see who would win the intense game.

As the team is heading into the playoffs it’s important for Davis students to support our team more than ever before.

The energy was high and after our victory everyone ran down to congratulate the team on their spectacular win.

“The game was perfect, this was the win we needed” says Meyer.

This win was the perfect step to push the team into playoffs, now as the 2nd place team in our region.

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Soccer Senior Night

The Davis High Soccer team faced the Syracuse Titans on Monday night for Davis’s senior night.

The game was a huge success, ending in a win for the Darts with a score of 2-1.

This was a big game for both Davis and Syracuse because whoever won would secure 2nd place in our region.

Because it was senior night, we recognized our four senior players Simon Jenson, Wyatt Sanders, Stephen Seelos, and Jacob Veater.

A junior at Davis High, Jerick Sparrow, scored both the goals for Davis.

The highlight of the game was during the second half. Syracuse scored, tying up the score to 1-1 and in the very next play, Davis scored. It wasn’t even ten seconds after Syracuse’s score!

“When Jerick scored that second goal for us, it was so exciting and we all ran up to celebrate our soon to be victory.” says Talon Meyer, a sophomore on the team.

There were lots of fans who came to support the team and that really motivated the players to do their absolute best.

“We had a bigger crowd that really hyped us up and got us ready for the win. People posted on social media and it was super fun to have so many people there supporting us.” says Meyer.

There were a lot of soccer players from other teams in the crowd who were waiting with anticipation to see who would win the intense game.

As the team is heading into the playoffs it’s important for Davis students to support our team more than ever before.

The energy was high and after our victory everyone ran down to congratulate the team on their spectacular win.

“The game was perfect, this was the win we needed” says Meyer.

This win was the perfect step to push the team into playoffs, now as the 2nd place team in our region.

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Soccer Senior Night

The Davis High Soccer team faced the Syracuse Titans on Monday night for Davis’s senior night.

The game was a huge success, ending in a win for the Darts with a score of 2-1.

This was a big game for both Davis and Syracuse because whoever won would secure 2nd place in our region.

Because it was senior night, we recognized our four senior players Simon Jenson, Wyatt Sanders, Stephen Seelos, and Jacob Veater.

A junior at Davis High, Jerick Sparrow, scored both the goals for Davis.

The highlight of the game was during the second half. Syracuse scored, tying up the score to 1-1 and in the very next play, Davis scored. It wasn’t even ten seconds after Syracuse’s score!

“When Jerick scored that second goal for us, it was so exciting and we all ran up to celebrate our soon to be victory.” says Talon Meyer, a sophomore on the team.

There were lots of fans who came to support the team and that really motivated the players to do their absolute best.

“We had a bigger crowd that really hyped us up and got us ready for the win. People posted on social media and it was super fun to have so many people there supporting us.” says Meyer.

There were a lot of soccer players from other teams in the crowd who were waiting with anticipation to see who would win the intense game.

As the team is heading into the playoffs it’s important for Davis students to support our team more than ever before.

The energy was high and after our victory everyone ran down to congratulate the team on their spectacular win.

“The game was perfect, this was the win we needed” says Meyer.

This win was the perfect step to push the team into playoffs, now as the 2nd place team in our region.

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Dogecoin tanks after Elon Musk SNL appearance

Saturday Night Live is an Emmy Award winning Television show that is heading into its 46th season. It has been credited throughout the years with many funny one-liners in their memorable skits. SNL does a good job of providing satire for current world issues.

One way SNL gains such a big following is through famous guest appearances like Justin Timberlake or the Rock.  Last weekend, SNL decided that billionaire Tesla and Space X CEO Elon Musk would be great for the show given his media attention across the platform.

Elon Musk is known for many accomplishments including Tesla and Space X, but another thing Elon is known for is his influence on the stock market and crypto currencies like Bit Coin and Doge coin. Elon uses his social media platforms like Twitter to get the word out about a certain Crypto he is targeting.

Doge coin was created in 2013 by Billy Markus, a software engineer, and his coworker, Jackson Palmer. It features the face of the Shiba Inu dog from the Doge meme and was initially created as a joke payment system in the start of the crypto trading world. However, it soon gained ground after Elon Musk boarded the Doge train a few years ago.

Days leading up to Elon Musk’s appearance on SNL, Doge was trading at record highs. Doge was already up from less than a cent at the beginning of the 2021 trading year, to over 75 cents thanks to Elon Musk and his famous tweets like “Doge to the moon”. Reddit page r/wallstreetbets, known for their successful take on the Gamestop group trade, also fueled the rise of Doge with many viral posts showing accounts with millions of dollars of doge making upwards of 50 percent their values.

As Elon Musk made his appearance on stage, he was asked a few questions and things went downhill fast. Elon referred to Doge as a side hustle which did not settle right with his followers. Doge immediately tanked from 75 cents to almost 45 following his appearance. Elon tried to save it in the following days with more tweets, but the damage had already been done and his efforts made no difference. Doge was down and remains down to this day as it bounces between 49 and 50 cents daily. The Doge Dollar dreams are now further out of reach than ever before.

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Trump dominates other GOP candidates in Utah poll

The 2020 election was a whirlwind for both Democrats and Republicans as it managed to be the biggest voter turnout in history. Current President Joe Biden managed to receive 81 million votes while former President Donald Trump managed to receive 74 million votes. Former President Trump did not take it lightly when he lost claiming that the election was “fraudulent” and “stolen”, but the past is the past for the former President. Donald Trump has his sights set on 2024 and many Utahns believe he will come back as the GOP’s candidate for President. 

In a recent poll, 250 Utahns out of the 400 polled, stated that former President Trump would be the GOP’s nominee for President in 2024. 

“Of course Trump is coming back. If you watched his interviews with Sean Hannity and Candace Owens, you definitely get the vibe he is coming back. Now we wait to see if he injects himself into the Republican primaries in 2022.” 

Stated an anonymous person when asked why they believed Trump would be the nominee.

It is no secret that former President Trump is going to be a big part of the future for the GOP whether that means backing a candidate or running himself. Many believe Trump will be the one running. Many Utahns have expressed that they are not over Trump and want him back. They have not liked what the Biden administration has done, and they believe that Trump is man of his word. However, they are concerned that if Trump is on the ticket, he will split the Republican vote. A series of events can happen over the next couple of years to determine what happens, but many believe the former President will be back. 

Donald Trump’s political plans are dominating political conversations today. More moderate Republicans that I communicated with believed that Trump has already “roasted his goose” and that he should back a strong candidate for President instead. The candidate that most people want Donald to back is Governor Ron DeSantis of FloridaRepublicans and Democrats alike were impressed with how Governor DeSantis has handled the reopening of Florida. They also firmly believe that DeSantis will appeal to both extreme Republicans and the more moderate ones.

“I would fully back Ron DeSantis. I will be honest when I say how I like he has kept Florida open and how he always put Florida first. I thoroughly believe Governor DeSantis should run for President of the United States.” 

Stated a registered Democrat in Utah to me.

The prospect of a 2024 campaign for Trump has been characterized as coy. The biggest factor behind this could be in large part to campaign financing rules. The former President has until the Republican primaries in 2022 to announce his run for President. 

While the 2024 election seems like a lifetime away, it is a lot closer than what many think. The GOP is looking forward to it because they have a strong conviction; they can reclaim the White House and Democrats believe they can curb they Republicans.

“I will say today that Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for President. He will come back stronger than ever and make sure that everyone knows he loves America. Even if he decides to not come back, I am sure that the GOP will put forth a great candidate. I look forward to the 2024 election.”

Declared an anonymous person who was polled.

These next couple of months will be wild but as Trump says supporters will be “very happy” with what he decides. 

 

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A Whimsical Female Lead That’s Actually Done Right

Last weekend I drove up to Logan to hang out with my best friend. While there, my friend and I watched the 1998 romcom movie “You’ve Got Mail.” Most straight romcoms are cringey and repetitive, so I tend to steer clear unless it’s to make fun of them. Surprisingly enough, I actually really liked this one.

The movie follows the story of Kathleen Kelly (played by Meg Ryan), a small bookstore owner in New York and her struggle to keep her shop open as a new, bigger bookstore opens across the way. Joe Fox (played by Tom Hanks) is the cause of this disruption in Kelly’s flow. As a co-owner of the new bookstore, Fox is a detached businessman who sees only profit.

While this financial struggle is occurring, both Kelly and Fox are emailing back and forth with people they’ve met in an online chat room. They share their thoughts and feelings about life without giving specifics about who they are exactly. Little do they know that the person they’ve been emailing is the very person they consider to be their real life enemy!

The plot is simple and straightforward enough. What I really enjoyed about the movie was the character of Kathleen Kelly.

When the movie first starts, we are introduced to the characters in their normal, day-to-day lives. Kathleen Kelly’s character is free-spirited and down to earth, loving her simple work in the bookshop—she is friendly and lighthearted. Because of this, I was kind of worried that I’d be watching another “manic pixie dream girl” trope happen.

We’ve seen it a million times before—a whimsical, two-dimensional woman steps into the life of a stoic man who couldn’t care less about other people. She changes his world and saves him from misery, making him see that everything is beautiful and lovely, etc.

The manic pixie dream girl trope actually has an official definition in the dictionary, as follows: a type of female character depicted as vivacious and appealingly quirky, whose main purpose within the narrative is to inspire a greater appreciation for life in a male protagonist.

I was happily surprised to find that the character Kathleen Kelly, while upbeat and cheerful, was not overly idolize as an angelical being. Kelly is bright and fun, but still a grounded adult who has weaknesses and imperfections. She’s adorable and happy without being shallow.

Kelly works in her cute little bookshop, finding happiness in the little ways she personally serves her customers. Despite loving her job, we see her question whether or not she is truly satisfied with what she is doing with her life. Kelly longs for something big or exciting to happen to shake things up.

This desire for something more is a source of insecurity for Kelly. Venturing out into something unknown frightens her, but she knows she can’t stay in the same place forever and be happy with her life.

Kathleen Kelly has a big heart and is totally an extrovert—her friendly demeanor sets the atmosphere for her little shop. What I found refreshing was that throughout the movie, Kelly gets frustrated and irritated with people. There’s actually a wide range of emotion that Kelly experiences in the duration of the movie.

Kelly gets annoyed with Joe Fox, finding him to be insensitive and overly blunt. Fox’s impersonal business mindset grates against her own outlook on business. Even though Kelly feels spite towards Fox, she struggles to verbalize it. Kelly discusses this struggle with her friend, confiding that she desperately wishes she could think of the right thing to say in the moment.

Near the end of the movie, Kelly finally comes up with the perfect zinger to say to her enemy. Immediately after it comes out of her mouth, she’s filled with regret and shame. Even though she wanted to say exactly what she said, her empathetic nature takes over her feelings.

Through small moments like this, the show displays a woman that is optimistic, kind, and completely human. This movie could easily have turned Kathleen Kelly into a stale, perfectly happy woman with too much enthusiasm to be realistic, but it didn’t. The movie showed a real person, rather than an ideal. The dimension given to Kelly’s character only adds to her endearing relatability.

Because of the success of Kathleen Kelly’s character and the development of the plot, I really liked “You’ve Got Mail.” It’s a movie that I would love to watch again. If you’re looking for a fun romcom that actually has some depth to it, I’d recommend this one.

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Are masks permanently changing how we express ourselves?

Masks are on virtually everyone’s face, but what will it be like when they are gone?

For many kids in America, wearing a face mask at school all day is the new normal. Whether it’s in the classroom, hallways, or bathroom, masks are always worn over the mouth and nose.

Most workplaces have also adopted mask policies and social distancing measures. Stores, theatres, gas stations; everywhere we go, there are masks.

As a lot of us have seen, this has changed how we talk to each other. For one, we have to speak louder than before; masks muffle and absorb sounds, making pronunciation more critical than ever before.

I’ve found that wearing masks also changes how we use facial expressions to communicate. Since our noses and mouths are covered, eyes and eyebrows are the only thing that really keeps our faces from being expressionless.

When talking to someone else, sometimes I have to remind myself to move my eyebrows, so they know that I am engaged in what they are saying. I am making facial expressions during the conversation, but the micro expressions are a lot less visible with a mask on.

It feels almost cartoonish to over-exaggerate what faces I make, and I have a feeling that once masks are no longer required, seeing everyone’s facial expressions will take some adjusting to.

Masks are kind of nice for people who have social anxiety; for example, I can lip sync to my music without worrying about who is looking at me. And if you have an RBF, masks are definitely your friend. No one can judge you for looking upset.

I’ve caught myself making a lot really odd faces underneath my mask while walking around campus. I’ll just be moving my face muscles randomly out of boredom. Realizing that people would be able to see me doing all this if it weren’t for my mask makes me laugh. I must look insane!

This got me wondering about how different it will be to talk to people face to face, without masks, after the pandemic has died out (whenever that will be). Will we go back to how things were before, or will we be permanently adjusted to them?

Seeing the entire face of a stranger weirds me out. I’m so used to only being able to see from the eyes up that seeing noses and chins will feel strange. And since mask mandates are present in almost every county, it has started to feel illegal to me. Like no, full face viewing is not allowed.

Maybe it’s just something I think about, but I am very curious to see how facial masks change the everyday interactions between classmates, employees, customers, and strangers. Will we feel and act normal when the masks are gone? Or will our social circles be forever changed?

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The licorice conundrum: Twizzlers vs. Red Vines

Which do you prefer, Twizzlers or Red Vines? This is the question that has plagued everyone’s mind for years.

Everyone has their own opinions on this, and I personally have gotten in some pretty heated arguments about this topic.

Red Vines are considerably more popular on social media. On Twitter, Red Vines has more than 64,000 followers which is 16,000 more followers than Twizzlers have. Red Vines also has more followers of Facebook. On Instagram, Twizzlers doesn’t even have an account while Red Vines has a lot of followers.

However, in 2019 Twizzlers was the best-selling licorice brand in the U.S. with sales amounting to about 102.2 million units. This raises the question: Does it matter which is more popular on social media if they don’t end up actually buying and eating the product?

TasteMade.com compares the pros and cons of both Twizzlers and Red Vines. They compare calories, ingredients, consistency, taste, and healthiness. Ultimately, they declare Twizzlers to be the winners debate. They say that although Red Vines are healthier, Twizzlers have a better flavor overall.

Twizzlers fans say that Red Vines are too waxy tasting and get too stale and hard and hurt your teeth. Red Vines fans rebuttal this by saying that Twizzlers taste like plastic and aren’t as healthy.

Personally, I think that Twizzlers are far superior to Red Vines. The taste alone makes me support Twizzlers because I agree that Red Vines taste like a weird waxy, chalky mix.

The only pro I will agree with about Red Vines is that they work better as a straw. Who doesn’t want to drink out of licorice? However, Twizzlers still work as a straw so they still win in my books.

There are some people who don’t like licorice at all and think we’re all crazy for caring about something as trivial as which brand of licorice tastes better. However, they will never understand the importance of this debate. In most statistics, the two candies are evenly tied.

Mashed.com even goes so far as to say “Maybe there are some things humanity was never to find out.” in relation to which licorice is the victor.

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My Experience Trying Out for Davis High Soccer Team

Last week, on March 1st, 2021, was the very first Davis High Soccer tryout for the 2021 spring season. It was hosted at Ponds Parks, located in west Kaysville just off Burton Lane starting at 3:15 sharp.

This year will be my senior year on the team. I had played on the team my freshman and sophomore years in previous seasons, but decided to take a break for my junior season, due to education courses that would get in the way. The pressure was on after not touching a ball for a whole year.

The very first tryout was really relaxed. There were 72 players that they divided into four teams and we just scrimmaged on two different fields while the coaches watched. I got to get some touches on the ball and condition a little bit before the tryouts intensity picked up. They made no cuts the first tryout, so we would be rolling into the second with 72 student athletes still.

The second tryout was more or less the same. The pace of the game had definitely started to pick up due to the fear of the first cuts, which is always the largest of the player cuts so everyone was giving their all. After the tryouts, we all waited to see the results of the cut.

They were posted on the front office doors of Davis High School at 7pm that night. Only 52 players were left,  and 20 kids have been cut, I had survived first cuts.

Wednesday. It’s final tryout day. By 7pm tonight, this years Davis High School boys soccer team would be decided. They could cut anywhere from 10-14 players, and I had to make sure that I was not one of them. I played my heart out to make sure the coaches would have a difficult decision. There were 2 other seniors who took a break and decided to come back for their final year as well, and I knew it would come down to who out of us 3 they would take.

After playing my heart out, I hit the gym to keep myself busy as I waited for the clock to hit 7pm again to go check if I had made final cuts. I couldn’t stay focused while I lifted weights nervously. After what seemed like forever, I finally headed to the High School to see if I would be on this years Davis High Soccer team.

As I arrived, I parked in the visitor parking. I saw players walking back with their heads down as well as ones celebrating jumping in joy, and I wondered which one I would be. I walked up nervously, only to find out that I had made the team! A huge weight was lifted off my shoulders knowing I did it. This season was about to be the best one yet. I knew how hard I was going to have to work, but I knew the reward would be worth it in the end.

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Prom is in 9 days this is gonna be a change!

So prom is happening in about nine day’s hope you all are ready all for prom. Because there’s a lot that have changed ever sense we have had this silly virus. this virus I swear is probably feels like we have had it longer then it really has been infecting the world. So I’ve never officially been to my own schools Prom so I’m not sure how well this one will be considering now the Dress code will be enforced now which, I don’t think that’s really an issue who cares haha that’s just me how I feel about the dress code for prom, at least.

As well as getting covid-19 tested I mean those rapid covid-19 tests don’t do anyone jack. All they do is give you practically just quick result and they don’t really give you the greatest of results and the positives and negatives aren’t all true so, these covid-19 test are ridiculous. All they do is make the schools and district satisfied with the covid-19 tests so they still will be able to be in the school and teaching still. So having to get tested for coivd-19 kind of of dumb ,I’d rather get the coivd shot because then I don’t need to take that stupid rapid covid test and more. Being immune in two weeks sound nicer then being tested all the time don’t you think.

Next thing there may be say someone you would like to go with but, you won’t this year. You can’t bring anyone from any of the schools which  is a little kind of bogus! I wanted to bring my girlfriend to prom but sadly I can’t which is a bummer, mainly the reason I was going to have the whole time planned with her but, oh well none of my friends are going so that’s not fun considering it’s my last prom that I kind of want to go. The point is there is so many changes of prom that I don’t really feel like going anyways. who cares I can still have a fun day even if I don’t go to prom my last time it would have been only just me and her haha. If I did have another way to go to prom with some buddy’s that be legend in away.

There’s no reason for those people that aren’t going they can’t find something else to do that night. But nine days this is going to be awesome ! There’s supposedly a dope DJ there for the Dance kind of want to go there being a DJ but nah there’s definitely something better the prom. How do you guy’s feel about prom. Ben haggard feels pretty chill with these changes of prom, he’s in the Davis high school team so it does make perfect sense. Then there’s sometimes different opinions about prom right now.

What will Brooklynn have to say about prom? The feeling having prom is a pretty cool thing to have the ability to do. Especially given how little we weren’t really able to do. though having a prom just for the seniors in the district could be great mainly, to give seniors the chance to do this, because we won’t be able  to experience this one amazing sometimes an extraordinary night that we will have that special someone or even you having that remarkable night to remember the night you would want to remember!

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