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Salty Slams

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Slam Poetry, according to Urban Dictionary, is “The only thing known to man that makes anyone under the age of thirty like poetry.”  

“Slam poetry is what’s considered modern poetry,” said Chloe Rose, leader of the Slam Poetry club. “It’s a mixture of poetry and performance arts, because you’re not just reading your poem, but performing in front of a crowd.”

    This month, on February 16 from 6-9pm, the members of the club are being featured at The Salty Creative, a performance venue in Ogden near 27th and Washington.  It’s a small establishment that allows students to attend slams and perform their poems.  The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for students, and performers get in free.

    “All the profits, after paying rent for the venue, go to us,” Rose said, “So we make a profit as a club to do some more really cool stuff.”

 

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Utah Higher Education Day

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Applying to college is a very time consuming process, and for juniors, it’s right around the corner.  There are a lot of aspects that factor into which schools you apply for.  One of the biggest things that needs to be considered is how much scholarship money a school offers you.

“Scholarship money is very important, because I see money as my ticket to  eating a good meal,” said junior Colby Sorensen. “If I’m spending too much money on loans for school, I can’t eat, pay for rent, or buy gas.”  

Coming up on February 22, there is going to be a Utah Higher Education Day (College Day) for the juniors.

“College day is sponsored by the Utah Higher Education Authority,” said counselor Kim Deamer.  “This is a group with representatives from ALL the colleges in Utah.  They are coming to let Juniors know about their college and the programs they have.  They are trying to help juniors make decisions about which college to attend.

Students can walk around and talk to representatives at each table and get information on what it’s like to attend that college.

“The coordinator for the Utah Higher Education day emails us at the beginning of the school year and tells us these are the dates that we’re going to do it, make sure you have rooms available,” said Crystal Worthen, counseling secretary. 

Unfortunately, this day occurs before the juniors take this ACT, so they will not have their scores to help them understand how much scholarship money they can receive.

“I think that’s kind of misleading and confusing to have college day before the ACT,” said junior Kade Schweitzer. “You don’t even know what’s in your options, so you don’t know exactly what you should be looking for while you’re there.”

Scholarships generally depend mostly on your GPA and ACT score.  

“It doesn’t really make sense to me to have college day before we take the ACT,” Sorensen said. “It’s a huge deciding factor, at least in my situation. My ACT decides what classes I’m taking next year, and what college I can afford.”

Although without their ACT scores, Juniors may not have all of the information, some students view this as a good opportunity to know what they should shoot for.

“Well it makes sense to me to have college day before we get our scores, because that way we know what we want and need to aim for on the ACT and on our GPA,” said junior Emma Christensen. “I think it’s smart to do it before.”

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Chloe Kim brings home gold

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17 year old Chloe Kim from long beach California won the Olympic gold medal for women’s snowboarding half pipe. Her first run landed her a 93.75 which gave her a substantial lead over the rest of the competitors, her last run gave her an almost perfect score of 98.75, Chloe is the youngest female gold medalist in the winter Olympic’s.

 

Pc: CNN

Chloe showing her colors at winter Olympics.

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Olympics finally starts with opening ceremonies

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This morning at 12:20 the Olympics officially started with the opening ceremonies, United Korea held an amazing show to kick off the 2018 Olympics. North Korea and South Korea marched together under one flag.

Also in more Olympic news Russia is still disqualified from the Olympics and 45 athletes from Russia are disqualified from competing in the Olympics in general. 168 Other Russian athletes are going to compete under the Olympic flag wearing neutral colors.

 

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SpaceX launches Tesla into Space.

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Tuesday Elon Musk and space X launched a new rocket into space, this rocket was unmanned except for a red Tesla and mannequin dressed in a space suit named Starman. The rocket has three boosters to carry into orbit and are recyclable they fly down and land back on the pads for another use. The car was supposed to reach mars but some over calculations have caused the rocket to go past mars and is now going towards an asteroid belt after mars.

Along with Starman driving a cherry red Tesla there is also a sign on the dashboard that says ” Don’t Panic” and a hot wheels car, there is a also a small astronaut figure on board as well.

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Four teenagers are stuck in the jungle; And it’s great

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The new movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle came out over Winter Break and audiences loved it.

 

On December 20, 2017, the movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle hit the theaters. A continuation of the original, this Jumanji stars Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black. There is one key difference about this Jumanji that wasn’t featured in the original, in this movie the game advances with the modern times and upgrades itself to a video game, sucking people inside of it instead of bringing the game to life. And it does a great job.

This  movie does an amazing job of keeping its audience entertained. It has loads of humor, but not too much to make it seem cheesy. The plot is fast paced to keep the audience engaged and with multiple plot twists, especially a large reveal at the end, to keep people on their toes.

However, there is some inappropriate humor and mild language. Also, some of the acting could have been improved. The four adult stars of the show were supposed to act like their teenage counterparts, and there was varying stages of success on that front.

All in all, it is a great movie.

If you’re wondering if it’s worth seeing, it definitely is. However, I wouldn’t put it in front of the popular releases that came out at the end of 2017. Wait till it’s in the cheaper theaters and you don’t have to fight the rush for movies.

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“Cash on Delivery” starts next week

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Grab your cash for “Cash on Delivery”

 

The theater department will be performing their spring play starting next week.This year’s play is “Cash on Delivery”,  a comedy by Michael Cooney.

The play will be performed February 8th, 9th, 10th, and 12th at 7:00pm in the auditorium. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door for $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors, cash or check only.

Go out and see the theater department put on another wonderful show!

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End of Semester Essentials

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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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First Colombian Cross Country Skier goes to olympics

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Sebastian Uprimny is a Colombian man who moved to Salt Lake to learn English, he fell in love with the 2002 winter Olympic games held in Salt lake that year. He made a goal to compete it the games and started training, training slowed down when he married and had four children and started a language translating business in SLC. but he wasn’t ready to give up his dream,

“Two years ago, I said, ‘OK, I’m getting to the point in my life where either I make it or I move on,” said Uprimny.

he started his goal again and after hard work he made it to turkey where he qualified in the 2018 Olympic games in  Pyeongchang, South Korea. Uprimny is the first cross country skier from Colombia and is excited to show off his hard work.

“That’s what I’ve been dreaming of for so many years for me,” he said. “Since I was a kid, to see an opening ceremony.”

Photo By: Sebastian Uprimny

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January silverwolf of the month

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Kishan Chaudhari with parents, nominated by Ms. McCauley.
Kylee Beesley with parents, nominated by Mrs. Bjerregaard.
Hunter Jex with parents, nominated by Mrs. Obray.
Matthew Odenwalder with parents, nominated by Mrs. Sandstrom.
Erik Rodriguez with mom, nominated by Ms. Welsh.
Courtney Schmid with mom, nominated by Mrs. Lott & Mrs. Chadwick.
Garrett Brown with parents, nominated by Mrs. Merrill.
Emma Kirk with parents, nominated by Mrs. Taylor.
Abby Broadbent with parents, nominated by Mrs. Dalebout.
Marlie Nebeker with family, nominated by Mr. Schreck.
Peyton Parker with dad, nominated by Mrs. Hall.
Shelby Stewart nominated by Mrs. Ostberg.
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