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Boys Varsity Basketball Team 2022-2023
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Boys´ Basketball Team Scores Greatest Season Since 2007

Hunter Hudson, Editor March 21, 2023

The boys´ basketball team achieved one of the greatest records in the school's history this season. With a strong offense and great teamwork, they ran up a record of 23 - 2 and won their first regional...

Drill Team Seniors Reflect on Memories and Team Spirit

Drill Team Seniors Reflect on Memories and Team Spirit

Brooke Fournier March 21, 2023

The Cottonwood Chaparrals wrapped their year up with an outstanding showcase of their talents and hard work. Seniors on the team had the chance to choreograph and perform routines for the last time. Vice...

Ceiling Damage in English Classroom
 Photo by: Mikkah Pacheco

Flooding Woes Strike Room 229

Kellen Vanchiere, Staff Reporter March 21, 2023

  According to a KSL report, "Utah's mountain snowpack has surpassed 20 inches for the first time since 2019 and only the eighth time over the past 25 years," This is a welcome development...

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The Great Salt Lake Is Drying Up; Why Students Should Care

Alexis Bunker, Staff Reporter March 20, 2023

According to environmental scientists, excessive water use on top of climate change will cause the Great Salt Lake to dry up "within years" unless extraordinary action is taken, according to an article...

School Resources For Homeless Students

School Resources For Homeless Students

Litzi Flores, Staff Reporter March 20, 2023

The number of homeless people in Utah has skyrocketed over recent years. Being homeless can be detrimental to the health and education of a child; according to a study titled "Child Homelessness in Utah"...

GEAR UP: A Key to Students Futures

GEAR UP: A Key to Students’ Futures

February 6, 2023

GEAR UP's field trip to the UVU (Utah Valley University) was phenomenal, according to the students who attended. Students were enlightened by the facts about UVU. For example, UVU has the highest number...

Following the 2022 Election, Students Discuss Social Issues and the Importance of Voting

Litzi Flores, Staff Reporter January 4, 2023

According to NPR (National Public Radio), the turnout of young voters in the 2022 election was the second highest in a midterm in the past 30 years. Now that this year’s midterm election is over,...

How to “Break-Up” a Long Class Period

Hunter E. Hudson, Contributor January 4, 2023

Most students enjoy taking a short break in the middle of a long class. But if too many breaks are given, it can cut into time that should be spent learning. With only 86 minutes in a class, 72 minutes...

Students and Staff Members Express Opinions on Dress Code

Luna Tarango Perez December 21, 2022

According to a recent survey in which 14 staff members participated, 42.9%  believed the student dress code is "fair and reasonable"; whereas 35.7% felt it should be "more lenient."  Among the 23...

Help Available for Mental Illness, Depression

Help Available for Mental Illness, Depression

Alexis Bunker, Contributor November 18, 2022

People feel down from time to time, and that’s perfectly normal; everyone feels emotions, including negative ones. Students should seek help when they start to feel troubled more often than not.  According...

Kathryn Taylor Promotes Relatable Texts for Students

Kathryn Taylor Promotes Relatable Texts for Students

Bella Bloss, Contributor November 14, 2022

 Kathryn Taylor, one of two new English teachers this year, is described by her students as young, enthusiastic, and passionate about the quality of their education. Taylor graduated from Brigham Young...

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