Acrylic Collages


The photos installed in the tables at the commons area haven’t been updated for years, but might be eventually.

Around the school there are many projects commemorating past students and their accomplishments. One of the more random ones is the pictures underneath the acrylic on the tables in the commons. The photos have been there for years, but no one knows what’s going to happen to them next.

The original plan was presented by past principal, Rod Belnap, two years ago. “Dr. Belnap was excited about the idea that kids would get to see like, maybe, brothers, sisters, friends, neighbors, involved in school activities while they were sitting around the tables,”  said Clyde Ellertson, welding teacher of the students that installed the acrylic on the tables.

The photos, scanned by past English teacher Brian Fendrick and his yearbook class, are now becoming outdated. The latest year is 2007.

Suggestions have been made to update the photos or perhaps paint student artwork on the tables.

“It’s something we’ll talk about as a team,” said assistant principal Sherry Patton. “I think [updating the photos] is a good idea.”

For now, the future isn’t set in stone for the acrylic collages. All that is for sure is that students will continue to have a place to sit in the commons.

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NewsPack TV

Man launches homemade rocket into space

rocket man

Mike Hughes a 61 year old limousine driver launched a homemade rocket at the Mojave desert on Saturday. He launched his rocket into space to prove that the earth was a discuss shape. The scheduled launched was originally in November but he hit a couple of rocky patches and had to  reschedule. Hughes was in the air for about  minute before he had to jump out and deploy his parachute he was met by cheering fans and emergency personnel who rushed him to the hospital.

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“Did You Make Your Bed This Morning?” Vietnam veterans speak to AP Language students about the hardships of war.


Monday, February 26th, 9:00 am.  Mr. Bockholt’s AP Language students filed into the lecture hall where they were greeted by the smiling faces of 4 war Veterans.  Bob Arrington, Petty officer, Door Gunner, US Navy. Steve Greer, SP5, Combat Engineer, US Army. John Warkingtin, SGT, Combat Engineer, US Army.  And Stacy Little, SGT, Field Artillery, US Army.

Recently,  Bockholt’s students have been reading and analyzing The Things They Carried, a novel by Tim O’Brien about the Vietnam war.  These Veterans came to speak to the students about experiences and feelings throughout the war.  

“Good morning ladies and gentlemen.” Little said. “First question I’ve gotta ask you guys, did you make your bed this morning? Think about that.”

This question was met with many responses from students. Most shook their head no, but a few proudly admitted to making their bed before leaving for school that morning.

Each veteran introduced themselves and stated where they fought and what position they held, as well as describing what their medals mean and how they earned them. Then the floor was opened up for questions.

“How did serving and being over there and all of that effect all of your families, as well as friends, etc.” junior Marley Keith asked.

“Vietnam really wasn’t a popular war, so I really didn’t tell my family or my parents what I was doing at the time, I didn’t tell them anything about the war,” Arrington said. “When it was such an unpopular war, you didn’t tell anyone about what you were doing or what happened. It was years before we even began to talk about it.”

The only means of communication the soldiers had at that time during the war were letters. There was no phone calls or video chatting, just a pen and paper. It could take up to 2-3 months to get a reply back.

“When I’d write home to my dad or my brothers and sisters in Kansas and tell them the things that we were doing, they’d write back, there’s nothing going on over here, we don’t hear anything about it,” Little replied. “The American people were kept in the dark about all of the crap that was going on in Korea because they, the government, had their hands full with Vietnam, and they didn’t want that news out there.”

Soldiers were eligible for one R&R (rest and recreation) during their tour of duty. It could be a period of up to 13 months in a different country away from the war. In certain situations, soldiers would get an offer to be hidden and they’d take it, so that they didn’t have to return to the war.

Despite getting these offers, none of the veterans that spoke chose to be hidden from the war and eventually got rid of the fear of dying in combat. They learned that if it was going to happen, it would, and there was nothing they could do about it.

“When you’re nineteen, you’re ten feet tall and bulletproof,” Arrington said. “You didn’t think about getting killed out there.”

Despite all of the controversy that surrounds the Vietnam war, these veterans are extremely proud of the way that they served their country, and so are we.


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It’s kind of a punny story

joke board

The story behind the joke board


What did the traffic light say to the car?

Don’t look I’m changing.

For months now, jokes have been bulleted to the retro board next to the bookkeeper with no explanation. Previously, it was just a papered over bulletin board, but later popped up as a punny constant in students lives.

Beginning in Halloween of 2017, Sue Holmes, head secretary, was the one who started it all.

“[During Christmas] I wanted to stay in contact with my kids, so I started sending them the 12 Days of Christmas Jokes,” said Holmes joyfully. So after the paper was ripped down, the office had a discussion on what to do with it. Holmes suggested putting up the jokes.

Now, Christy Koford, who works in the main office, looks up jokes online and displays them on the board outside the bookkeeper’s window.

“We thought it would lighten the mood out in the commons,” said Koford. This really shows how much the office cares for the students.

“And it was good use of our cabinet that we haven’t used before,” Koford said jokingly.

Sending their office aids to put up the jokes, the aids can’t help but suggest their own. Koford is willing to take cute and clean jokes from students, so students can see their humor on display. Planning on keeping the joke board up for years to come, it’s a new tradition starting this school year.

What did one wolf say to the other?

Howl’s it going?

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Cringe worthy or trustworthy?

Elevator key Fixed

The school elevator has problems, but is that an issue for students who use it?


Super slow. Sketchy. Useless. Broken. If you used these words to describe the school elevator, then you most likely don’t have to use it on a daily basis.

Many classes are held upstairs, including history, English, foreign languages, and the library. Even more classes are going to be held upstairs once construction finishes adding on the new section of the school with its own second level.

Having classes upstairs creates a problem for a percentage of the student body. Some students can’t get upstairs, whether it be from a disability or a broken ankle. Without a way to get up to the second level, students wouldn’t be able to take an English class, a foreign language, or even check out a book.

The elevator solves this problem. Every day students use it to get up to classes or it’s used for taking carts up to classrooms like the chromebooks or the cleaning supplies. We use it every day for recycling purposes, but we also have kids that are in either walkers or wheelchairs that have to use it,” said Jan Welsh, special education life skills teacher. ¨I see kids who’ve had surgery use it… It’s more of a lift.¨

Admittedly, the elevator has problems. “[Though] The elevator has been in use for 24 years, so for that age it’s pretty good,” Ryan Wheeler, head custodian, said.

The elevator has collected multiple quirks over the years. ¨It smells like the 80’s and, like, dusty, burnt black coffee,” said senior Cooper Wilson.

A past issue was that the call switch didn’t work most of the time. “Sometimes you can sit there for like two minutes and it still hasn’t opened,” said Bethany Jackson, a senior who uses the elevator because of her broken leg. However, maintenance has fixed it and it is now working well.

However, those who use the elevator don’t find these things an issue. “It is useful for people like me,” said Josh Holmes, junior who uses a wheelchair. For the small percentage of the student body that uses it, the elevator is an essential, something that can’t be taken away.

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Lunch lady life


The lunch ladies work behind the scenes every day to make sure students don’t go hungry.

Food is served to the student body every single day. Breakfast and lunch are prepared and served in the matter of hours for hundreds of teenagers. How is it all done? That’s where the lunch ladies step in.

The ladies are in the kitchen for hours preparing food for the student body. Most of them arive around 7:00 am, however the manager, Lisa Gibby, arrives at 5:30 and a couple of workers arrive later to get the lunch room setup, they work hard.

Depending on their job, the ladies perform different duties to help the kitchen run smoothly. Those assigned to bread making make the bread from scratch and portion everything. Those assigned to the main dish thaw the required ingredients and cook them.

Being a lunch lady isn’t just cooking, however. Lots of paperwork goes into running the kitchen. Estimating the amount of food prepared and taking orders is a regular daily activity. “We keep track of all the kids that eat,” said Lisa Gibby, manager of the kitchen.

After doing all of this, lunch ladies are often given a bad rap because of the food they serve. “I feel like the ladies are super nice but there’s kind of a crappy attitude towards the food,” junior Shannon Lynch said.

“It’s not our fault we have to serve the food we do. It’s the Federal Government’s fault,” Gibby said.

The lunch ladies love their jobs. That’s why they keep coming back every day after 10+ years of serving. As long as students are hungry, they’ll be there.

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Chess Tournament

ChessTounrey Wide Shot

“{Chess} Is a fun way to get people to focus more…It helps you solve problems faster,” said Eric Murphy, a junior who participated in the tournament.


On January 24, the Strategy Games Club met at Fremont so they could travel to West Jordan High School to compete in a chess tournament.


When they got to the tournament, there were people from grades K-12. Each player plays four people on a timed chess match.


“People were all preparing to play their A-game,” said Matthew Johnson, participant.  


“If you win, you play someone who won. If you lost, you played someone who lost,” said Murphy.


Fremont did pretty well over all.


“Five of us won trophies…and two of us won medals. Medals are just a participation award,” explained Zach Billings, vice-president.

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Amber-alike app


HOSA members team up with corporations for community awareness projects

HOSA members Maddie Hoyt and Harlie Bowman have teamed up with MRC corporations and the code red alert system team to advocate an app for families and businesses.

“It helps a lot of people become aware of what’s going on around them and in their communities,” Bowman said.

The app is similar to an amber alert that will notify people when there is a robbery, natural disaster, or storm warning.

“It is a great app that keeps families and business owners aware and safe,” explained Hoyt.

Go to:

To register your cell phone(s)

Photo: Playstore
Photo: Playstore
Photo: Playstore
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ACT after school prep class


Juniors get one free ACT test every year.  There’s a class you can take after school to study for this test. It cost ten dollars to the bookkeeper and is due on February 8th. Here’s what to expect from this class.


First two days are English and the third and fourth days are Reading

     1. The first/third day agenda

  • Grammar ideas
  • Style ideas
  • Tips to get through the test
  • Practice ACT

     2. The second/fourth day agenda

  • Go through more tips
  • Take a second practice test

Science-Van Ark

Science is only one day

  • Science portion isn’t a whole lot of facts, it’s critical thinking
  • Looking a data, and analyzing
  • Reading graphs


Math portion is two days

     1. First day agenda

  • What you can have on the test
  • What calculators is allowed vs what’s not
  • The different types of math
  • How much of each kind to expect

     2. Second day agenda 

  • Solving different problems
  • Practice test
  • Talk about your answers
  • Go over questions
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End of Semester Essentials


Tips to relieve end of semester stress


The end of a semester is stressful whether you are a sophomore, junior, college kid, or teacher. There’s always something to do and not enough time to do it. However, there are many ways to relieve that stress, and some are more simple than others.

  • Get a planner. While it can be at first overwhelming to see all that you have to do, planners can help you keep track of time and projects.
  • Get the work done. Many times stress is self-inflicted as people forget or don’t do their work. It’s simple. “Don’t procrastinate,” says junior Shannon Lynch.
  • Eat healthy. While it’s nice to try to drown your sorrows in donuts and chips, it will make you feel worse in the long run. “It’ll make you feel good inside and mentally, so eat a salad,” said SBO Bryson Mumford.
  • Sleep. Make sure you’re awake and ready to go for your next day. Take a nap every once in awhile, but make sure to limit your time. Caffeine can be a good pick-me-up, but sleep is what will do it for you.
  • Wear nice clothes. Hoodies and sweats will make you feel comfortable for the whole day, but will bog your mind and make your brain slow down as it relaxes. Wearing nice clothes can stimulate your brain and help you focus.
  • Physical activity. It may seem like a horrible idea to anyone considering it, but physical activity does help you focus. Going on a walk or doing something aerobic can make someone feel extremely focused and energetic after the activity.
  • Keep school supplies. It’s never a pleasant feeling to go to a class and realize you don’t have a pencil or paper. “It’s another little thing you have to worry about,” said Mumford.
  • Plan. Once this semester ends, the school year isn’t over. You have to mentally and physically prepare for the next semester. Make sure you’ve got all of your supplies and homework prepared.
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