Class of 2021 Withstand Pandemic

Seniors have drastically been affected by COVID-19 this school year and many are saddened by the high school experiences they will leave without. The final year of high school is typically envisioned to be the most exciting one of all four. It is the ending to a full 12 years of grade school and a wrap up of memorable adolescence. The dances, dates, and hangouts are some of the things many would love to go back and feel. It’s remembered by many adults to be a very important and exciting time, but that might not be the case for the graduating class of 2021.

“Dances are most fun during senior year since everyone goes all out for their last ones.”

Says Shareef Rehman, a past student at Davis High.

Now that everyone is currently trying to stop the spread of the infamous corona virus, many schools have enforced social distancing and a hybrid schedule. This change has caused dances to be cancelled, a limited amount of sports game tickets, and way less students at school. For seniors, the school spirit just doesn’t seem to be there.

“Its super weird, the halls are quiet and a lot of my friends go to school on a different day than me.”

Says Davis high senior Halee Richmond.

Although the seniors this year definitely aren’t going to get the experience they hoped for, it hasn’t stopped them from enjoying the finale of this chapter in their lives. Students have hosted their own smaller dances, planned their own get togethers, and continue to make more unforgettable memories. High school in the middle of a pandemic isn’t fair or ideal, but it won’t stop this year’s seniors from enjoying one of the most eventful times in their lives. Covid will not pose any threat as these students transition into adulthood.

 

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Class of 2021 Withstand Pandemic

Seniors have drastically been affected by COVID-19 this school year and many are saddened by the high school experiences they will leave without. The final year of high school is typically envisioned to be the most exciting one of all four. It is the ending to a full 12 years of grade school and a wrap up of memorable adolescence. The dances, dates, and hangouts are some of the things many would love to go back and feel. It’s remembered by many adults to be a very important and exciting time, but that might not be the case for the graduating class of 2021.

“Dances are most fun during senior year since everyone goes all out for their last ones.”

Says Shareef Rehman, a past student at Davis High.

Now that everyone is currently trying to stop the spread of the infamous corona virus, many schools have enforced social distancing and a hybrid schedule. This change has caused dances to be cancelled, a limited amount of sports game tickets, and way less students at school. For seniors, the school spirit just doesn’t seem to be there.

“Its super weird, the halls are quiet and a lot of my friends go to school on a different day than me.”

Says Davis high senior Halee Richmond.

Although the seniors this year definitely aren’t going to get the experience they hoped for, it hasn’t stopped them from enjoying the finale of this chapter in their lives. Students have hosted their own smaller dances, planned their own get togethers, and continue to make more unforgettable memories. High school in the middle of a pandemic isn’t fair or ideal, but it won’t stop this year’s seniors from enjoying one of the most eventful times in their lives. Covid will not pose any threat as these students transition into adulthood.

 

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TV Show or Modern Masterpiece ?

Breaking Bad, a popular TV show on Netflix, remains a series favorite and continues to be enjoyed by almost anyone who watches it. Once the show has been started, it’s hard not to remain locked in on this emotional and thrilling masterpiece. With a rating of 96% on Rotten Tomatoes and a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series, there’s no doubt that this intense TV drama will leave you needing just one more episode.

“I’ve watched it at least five times and it’s still one of my favorites.”

States Breaking Bad fan Oklee Jackson.

Maybe it’s the fact that Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher, turns his life completely around and becomes a secret criminal after finding out he has a limited amount of time left to live, that keeps people intrigued. Whatever it is, this show has an emotional impact like no other. There’s excitement, sadness, thrill, joy, and much more throughout Walter’s rollercoaster of a life. Bryan Cranston, the actor who plays Walter, does a great job of portraying Walter and makes it all the more real.

It’s the perfect show for times like these when social events and going out isn’t safe or appealing. Even with 5 seasons and 62 episodes, this show will never get old even after watching it multiple times. Although it’s final episode date was September 29, 2013, it remains a loved and dependable series. If you’re looking for the perfect show to start during these days of staying home, this one will not disappoint.

 

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TV Show or Modern Masterpiece ?

Breaking Bad, a popular TV show on Netflix, remains a series favorite and continues to be enjoyed by almost anyone who watches it. Once the show has been started, it’s hard not to remain locked in on this emotional and thrilling masterpiece. With a rating of 96% on Rotten Tomatoes and a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series, there’s no doubt that this intense TV drama will leave you needing just one more episode.

“I’ve watched it at least five times and it’s still one of my favorites.”

States Breaking Bad fan Oklee Jackson.

Maybe it’s the fact that Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher, turns his life completely around and becomes a secret criminal after finding out he has a limited amount of time left to live, that keeps people intrigued. Whatever it is, this show has an emotional impact like no other. There’s excitement, sadness, thrill, joy, and much more throughout Walter’s rollercoaster of a life. Bryan Cranston, the actor who plays Walter, does a great job of portraying Walter and makes it all the more real.

It’s the perfect show for times like these when social events and going out isn’t safe or appealing. Even with 5 seasons and 62 episodes, this show will never get old even after watching it multiple times. Although it’s final episode date was September 29, 2013, it remains a loved and dependable series. If you’re looking for the perfect show to start during these days of staying home, this one will not disappoint.

 

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Boba: adorable addition to the family

Davis high school teacher, Mr. Phongsavath, gets the cutest puppy named Boba T. Phongsavath.

Early August, high school teacher, soccer coach, and father Soulivahn Phongsavath made the decision to let his family get a puppy. This decision was a very rewarding one, but also one that was challenging. It was not a unanimous vote. While most of his family wanted a puppy, Souli wasn’t 100% convinced. After serious consideration and deal-making, they finally agreed and got Boba, the Cavapoo.

“The compromise was that I would be able to pick the name”

Says Souli.

There were a couple different options for names for the new family member. Souli wanted anything Taylor Swift or Kanye West related, but since all of the boys’ names in his family start with “B”, they went with Boba.

Souli got Boba because it would be good for the kids, but Boba quickly took a liking to one of the kids specifically, Souli’s daughter. He follows her around everywhere and she takes care of him. They’ve created such an amazing bond with each other that will last a lifetime.

Even though puppies can be hard to train, they are so rewarding and it feels like everything was worth it when you really start to love them. As you get to watch them grow up, you can see all the progress they’ve made and it’s truly amazing.

“Boba’s a part of the family and we love him.”

Explains Souli.

Though trying at times, puppies teach everyone so much and bring people together as families and friends. Everyone grows to love puppies and puppies love everyone back. Some more than others.

You can follow Boba for more adorable pictures and updates on Instagram @boba_cavapoo .

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Boba: adorable addition to the family

Davis high school teacher, Mr. Phongsavath, gets the cutest puppy named Boba T. Phongsavath.

Early August, high school teacher, soccer coach, and father Soulivahn Phongsavath made the decision to let his family get a puppy. This decision was a very rewarding one, but also one that was challenging. It was not a unanimous vote. While most of his family wanted a puppy, Souli wasn’t 100% convinced. After serious consideration and deal-making, they finally agreed and got Boba, the Cavapoo.

“The compromise was that I would be able to pick the name”

Says Souli.

There were a couple different options for names for the new family member. Souli wanted anything Taylor Swift or Kanye West related, but since all of the boys’ names in his family start with “B”, they went with Boba.

Souli got Boba because it would be good for the kids, but Boba quickly took a liking to one of the kids specifically, Souli’s daughter. He follows her around everywhere and she takes care of him. They’ve created such an amazing bond with each other that will last a lifetime.

Even though puppies can be hard to train, they are so rewarding and it feels like everything was worth it when you really start to love them. As you get to watch them grow up, you can see all the progress they’ve made and it’s truly amazing.

“Boba’s a part of the family and we love him.”

Explains Souli.

Though trying at times, puppies teach everyone so much and bring people together as families and friends. Everyone grows to love puppies and puppies love everyone back. Some more than others.

You can follow Boba for more adorable pictures and updates on Instagram @boba_cavapoo .

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Boba: adorable addition to the family

Davis high school teacher, Mr. Phongsavath, gets the cutest puppy named Boba T. Phongsavath.

Early August, high school teacher, soccer coach, and father Soulivahn Phongsavath made the decision to let his family get a puppy. This decision was a very rewarding one, but also one that was challenging. It was not a unanimous vote. While most of his family wanted a puppy, Souli wasn’t 100% convinced. After serious consideration and deal-making, they finally agreed and got Boba, the Cavapoo.

“The compromise was that I would be able to pick the name”

Says Souli.

There were a couple different options for names for the new family member. Souli wanted anything Taylor Swift or Kanye West related, but since all of the boys’ names in his family start with “B”, they went with Boba.

Souli got Boba because it would be good for the kids, but Boba quickly took a liking to one of the kids specifically, Souli’s daughter. He follows her around everywhere and she takes care of him. They’ve created such an amazing bond with each other that will last a lifetime.

Even though puppies can be hard to train, they are so rewarding and it feels like everything was worth it when you really start to love them. As you get to watch them grow up, you can see all the progress they’ve made and it’s truly amazing.

“Boba’s a part of the family and we love him.”

Explains Souli.

Though trying at times, puppies teach everyone so much and bring people together as families and friends. Everyone grows to love puppies and puppies love everyone back. Some more than others.

You can follow Boba for more adorable pictures and updates on Instagram @boba_cavapoo .

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Will they be Region 1 champs or will they choke?

The Davis High girls soccer team heads into their final region games on top of all the other schools in region 1, but with two must-win games, will they pull up and win or will there be two region champions this year?

After a major win against Layton last game, Davis is ready to storm into these two games and seize the region championship trophy. It was such a tight game with great opportunities for both teams, but better defense too. The game ended up going into double overtime, still scoreless, and on to penalty kicks. With weeks, even months, of practicing penalty kicks almost every single practice, the Davis High girls soccer team prevailed and made every single one of their shots. Goalkeeper Taygan Sill showed up and did more than her part, making an essential save during the shootout. Halle Lund then stepped up and put in the winning shot.

“It felt awesome. It was just a great experience to be a part of, and knowing I helped the team succeed was awesome.” (Halle Lund)

That win definitely gave the team a ton of momentum heading into the last two region games, but there’s always nerves when you have to play in big games. A lot of the girls were nervous because it’s always anyone’s game, but they had so much support from friends and family, they knew they could pull out the win.

They knew they would be heading into playoffs regardless of if they won or not, but they were unsure of which seed they’d get. It’s always nice to go into playoffs with a high seed, but the team is so grateful they could make it to the playoffs and are hopeful for the best outcome possible.

“I’m super excited and have a good feeling going into playoffs. I feel like we are going to peak at the right time.”

Says Grace Nicol, the captain the team.

With their record and the girls they have this year, it’s shaping up to be another great year to be a Dart.

 

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Will they be Region 1 champs or will they choke?

The Davis High girls soccer team heads into their final region games on top of all the other schools in region 1, but with two must-win games, will they pull up and win or will there be two region champions this year?

After a major win against Layton last game, Davis is ready to storm into these two games and seize the region championship trophy. It was such a tight game with great opportunities for both teams, but better defense too. The game ended up going into double overtime, still scoreless, and on to penalty kicks. With weeks, even months, of practicing penalty kicks almost every single practice, the Davis High girls soccer team prevailed and made every single one of their shots. Goalkeeper Taygan Sill showed up and did more than her part, making an essential save during the shootout. Halle Lund then stepped up and put in the winning shot.

“It felt awesome. It was just a great experience to be a part of, and knowing I helped the team succeed was awesome.” (Halle Lund)

That win definitely gave the team a ton of momentum heading into the last two region games, but there’s always nerves when you have to play in big games. A lot of the girls were nervous because it’s always anyone’s game, but they had so much support from friends and family, they knew they could pull out the win.

They knew they would be heading into playoffs regardless of if they won or not, but they were unsure of which seed they’d get. It’s always nice to go into playoffs with a high seed, but the team is so grateful they could make it to the playoffs and are hopeful for the best outcome possible.

“I’m super excited and have a good feeling going into playoffs. I feel like we are going to peak at the right time.”

Says Grace Nicol, the captain the team.

With their record and the girls they have this year, it’s shaping up to be another great year to be a Dart.

 

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What is the Yearbook Doing Amongst COVID Chaos?

Every year almost all students buy a yearbook, it contains everyone’s pictures as well as documentation of most everything that happened during the school year. However, this year there is a big chunk of the book is missing, almost 400 students across the 3 grades did not get there picture taken at the beginning of the year and so if they don’t get their picture taken soon they will not be covered with the rest of the students.

“About 300 student’s didn’t get their picture taken, so we will come pull them out of class and take their pictures against the wall” -Savannah Karchner, A Senior Yearbook Editor

The main part most students look at in the yearbook is the people pages to find their picture and their friends, not only will much of this be displaced or gone because of missing pictures, but also several events throughout the year have been canceled leaving space where things normally would have been covered.

Assemblies, dances, and concerts are only a few of the missing things from the yearbook that the coronavirus has taken from us. Instead there has to be new coverage of what is happening this year. Instead of a homecoming dance spread there may be one about how you get social interaction when you are social distancing. Instead of our welcoming assembly we get to explore how people have adapted and learned to use online learning and only coming to school 2 times a week.

“We have created different spreads that haven’t been covered in previous yearbooks, and we are using our creativity and problem solving to fill the book” -Savannah Karchner, A Senior Yearbook Editor

With these difficulties the most important thing you as the student body and as parents is to make sure you get covered. On the dartboard there are surveys to fill out and teacher superlatives that if you fill out you can be quoted and covered in the yearbook.

While struggling through a pandemic it is our cooperation that will help the school rise and be able to do it’s best. By participating in school and taking initiative for being a part of the school we will will all have a great school year.

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