Alan Spaulding: Teacher, Farmer, Mentor.

If you have ever had any of the following classes you are lucky. Animal science, aquaculture, plant and soil science, or floriculture. This is because if you have had any of these classes, then you have most likely had Alan Spaulding as a teacher. Spaulding is by far the most god-tier teacher that dwells within Davis High School. It is a wonder that he even works here at all. If we are all being honest with ourselves, Spaulding is too good for this school.

One of the reasons Spaulding is such a magnificent character is his storytelling ability. That man has had many unbelievable life experiences and often times blesses his students by sharing them. It doesn’t matter if he is in the middle of class or even teaching a lesson. If you ask him a question about anything, he will stop what he is doing and answer your question in a way that the greatest minds of history would have trouble competing with.

More than anything else at Davis High School, the students here love Mr. Spaulding. The only thing harder to find than a Unicorn or bigfoot would be a negative comment about Mr. Spaulding. He is considered an idol by many here at this school.

“The man dressed up as Santa Claus for us. I really liked it when he dressed up as Santa Claus,” stated Brody Inman.

Any teacher who would dress up as Santa Claus for their students would most likely do anything for their students. What would this school be if we didn’t have Alan Spaulding teaching here? Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

 

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Fun date ideas and advice

You finally have enough confidence to ask the girl of your dreams out, you ask her and she said she said that would be fun! so you ask if this Friday works and she says yes, Friday comes pretty fast, you pick her up and head over to station park and you sit and eat at blaze pizza, it is tasty and affordable after the wonderful meal you go to cherry berry and get some frozen yogurt and you finally take her home after you talk for a while and you walk to the door and go in for a kiss and right before your lips touch you wake up from your dream…

I have a couple of solutions for you when going on a date, first, ask the girl or boy in person be personable don’t ask them over text or plan it and know everything you’re going to be doing, some fun date ideas could consist of bowling, classic fun center, ice skating, seeing a movie, top golf, go to a zoo or an aquarium, Thrift ridiculous outfits to wear together.

If you are not close to this person you are asking you could go on a double date with one of her friends and your friends, make sure she is comfortable around you and talk to them before you just ask them and make sure you tell her when and where you’re going so she knows to dress appropriately for the occasion.

Tell jokes to talk to her keep her entertained, make it so she/him wants to be around you, go in feeling confident and yes I’m going to say it… be yourself.

If you are trying to get a smooch on the first date, just make sure the mood is right and keep your head up high and don’t move to fast, but if she does seem like she is in the mood and its been great night confidence is key.

If your dating the right person it should feel easy.

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Dateless Davis, What’s Going On?

It is 2020, and the youth of America can’t seem to get a date. The stats have shown that only 35% of youth aged 13-17 go on dates. This tells us that teens are dating less now than they did in the past. What’s up?

Studies have shown that the divorce rate in 2019 was a frighting 50%. Dating is rare, so people get in the mindset of being freakishly attached to people that give them romantic attention. They haven’t dated enough people to know what they want, so if they find someone that likes them, they take advantage of it thinking they won’t be able to find that with anyone else. Then in their marriage when they realize they aren’t compatible, the only way to fix the problems is to divorce.

So how can we fix this heartbreaking crisis? In an anonymous interview with a teenage boy at Davis, I approached him with the question “Why don’t boys ask girls out anymore?” His response was “I don’t want to spend money on someone else’s wife.” I was appalled. Sir, are you so possessive of women that the first girl you ask out has to commit to you and marry you or else you won’t spend a penny on her? where is your mother? Where is your father? I remain appalled.

A contributing factor to lads not having the courage to ask girls out anymore is social evolution, especially in female attitudes. In my personal experience as a teenage lass here at Davis, I could care less if I get asked out. I’m not sitting around waiting for some strong attractive man to take me on a date. My first priority is having a good time and that usually means gathering with my lady friends and having a wild night on the town. Girl’s are raised to crave male attention but recently are realizing that they can have a fun night, manless. It is also becoming more socially acceptable for girls to ask boys out. Sometimes it’s the female that has to take the first leap and that is very apparent in our modern culture.

The main answer to these dateless boys is simply that society’s expectations are changing. People are more connected online than they are in real life and it makes them socially awkward and unable to meet new people. Something you do online could be terrifying to do in real life. Boys don’t look at dating as a priority anymore. Girls are learning how to have fun without boys. This change effects how we fall in love but only time will tell if it’s a good change, or a big mistake.

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Davis High Winter Drumline

The Davis high drumline is an elite group of individuals that both dedicate their time and money to the marching program. The Davis high drumline is a regular finalist of the Intermountain Percussion Championships. The drumline practices after school on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:00 to 7:00 pm.

But what is an indoor drumline? The indoor drumline is just like a marching band but only a drumline. A mat is rolled out onto the floor and a grid is used to march on and play the show. This year’s show is called The Road Less Traveled, it is a show about breaking off from society norms. The drums involved for the show are Quads/Tenors, the five different bass drums with different pitches, Snare drums, and Single Toms.

The music consists of multiple rhythms that are confusing as well as hard to learn. Conditioning is a huge chunk of drumline because carrying a drum and marching while playing is hard without muscle strength. The way that drumline plays is with three-inch high taps and double the height for accents.

Many people ask about how percussionists play rolls, the answer is diddles. diddles are when percussionists play two notes in one stroke by letting the stick bounce off the drum and allowing rapid notes to be played.

The other part of the winter drumline is the pit. The pit also is known as the front ensemble consists of the vibes, bass drum, guitarists, synths, bells, and marimbas.

This is the show for the year and the overview of this year’s winter drumline. The drumline hopes to make the finals this year and bring Davis home another drumline title. Overall this year will be a great one for the drumline. And I don’t want to jinx anything so I will knock on wood for drumline this year, but we will see you in finals.

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Davis High Winter Drumline

The Davis high drumline is an elite group of individuals that both dedicate their time and money to the marching program. The Davis high drumline is a regular finalist of the Intermountain Percussion Championships. The drumline practices after school on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:00 to 7:00 pm.

But what is an indoor drumline? The indoor drumline is just like a marching band but only a drumline. A mat is rolled out onto the floor and a grid is used to march on and play the show. This year’s show is called The Road Less Traveled, it is a show about breaking off from society norms. The drums involved for the show are Quads/Tenors, the five different bass drums with different pitches, Snare drums, and Single Toms.

The music consists of multiple rhythms that are confusing as well as hard to learn. Conditioning is a huge chunk of drumline because carrying a drum and marching while playing is hard without muscle strength. The way that drumline plays is with three-inch high taps and double the height for accents.

Many people ask about how percussionists play rolls, the answer is diddles. diddles are when percussionists play two notes in one stroke by letting the stick bounce off the drum and allowing rapid notes to be played.

The other part of the winter drumline is the pit. The pit also is known as the front ensemble consists of the vibes, bass drum, guitarists, synths, bells, and marimbas.

This is the show for the year and the overview of this year’s winter drumline. The drumline hopes to make the finals this year and bring Davis home another drumline title. Overall this year will be a great one for the drumline. And I don’t want to jinx anything so I will knock on wood for drumline this year, but we will see you in finals.

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Davis High Winter Drumline

The Davis high drumline is an elite group of individuals that both dedicate their time and money to the marching program. The Davis high drumline is a regular finalist of the Intermountain Percussion Championships. The drumline practices after school on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:00 to 7:00 pm.

But what is an indoor drumline? The indoor drumline is just like a marching band but only a drumline. A mat is rolled out onto the floor and a grid is used to march on and play the show. This year’s show is called The Road Less Traveled, it is a show about breaking off from society norms. The drums involved for the show are Quads/Tenors, the five different bass drums with different pitches, Snare drums, and Single Toms.

The music consists of multiple rhythms that are confusing as well as hard to learn. Conditioning is a huge chunk of drumline because carrying a drum and marching while playing is hard without muscle strength. The way that drumline plays is with three-inch high taps and double the height for accents.

Many people ask about how percussionists play rolls, the answer is diddles. diddles are when percussionists play two notes in one stroke by letting the stick bounce off the drum and allowing rapid notes to be played.

The other part of the winter drumline is the pit. The pit also is known as the front ensemble consists of the vibes, bass drum, guitarists, synths, bells, and marimbas.

This is the show for the year and the overview of this year’s winter drumline. The drumline hopes to make the finals this year and bring Davis home another drumline title. Overall this year will be a great one for the drumline. And I don’t want to jinx anything so I will knock on wood for drumline this year, but we will see you in finals.

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Top 3 Most Influential Music Artists of The 2010’s

Over the past decade, the music industry has once again evolved in ways we never saw coming. With the immense growth over the last decade, artists have been bringing their best to the table and while there’s more music out there than ever, only a select few have undoubtedly influence the masses and their culture. Whether it’s breaking boundaries socially, lyrically or their innovative sound, singers like Taylor Swift, Beyonce and Kanye West have paved the way for music throughout the 2010s. Here are three influential musicians of the past decade.

To be frank, it would be a crime to not include one of the best-selling artists of all time in this list, and Taylor Swift is just that. Arguably the most successful crossover artist of the 21st century, Swift has taken over the top charts with almost every release of her career—especially over the past decade. Starting the 2010s with Speak Now and ending with Lover gives listeners a full foray of Swift’s musical journey from country singer to pop icon. Whether it’s her confessional lyrics that pull on our heartstrings or her bombastic pop hits one can’t help but dance along. simply her influence on mainstream pop in terms of cultural impact or pure albums sold is unmatched. Taylor has practically dominated the music industry and undoubtedly broken boundaries for all musicians.

Some celebrities view themselves and other stars as normal people, but despite that, Beyonce is even a celebrity for other celebrities. Over the past decade, the “Queen B” has crafted her music into being more than notes and lyrics, but a catalyst for something more. Throughout the past decade, Beyonce illustrated the resurgence of the surprise album drop with her 2013 self-titled release, created a movement of black love and cultural celebration with her concept album Lemonade and captured a new generation of hearts as the voice of Nala in Disney’s live-action Lion King. All in all, it wouldn’t be the most influential artist list without including Beyonce.

Love him or hate him, it’s undeniable that Kanye West has had a massive impact on hip-hop and music as a whole during the 2010s. Without Kanye, the world would most likely not have Drake, The Weeknd, Kid Cudi or most popular rappers today. Breaking musical and societal boundaries, Kanye has always been about doing what’s different. Whether it’s electrifying and polarizing listeners with albums like 808s & Heartbreak, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and The Life of Pablo or Kanye creating controversy with his actions and words, he has continued to stay relevant since his first album dropped in 2004. Hip-hop wouldn’t be what it is today without the influence of Kanye, and even as he dropped what may be his worst album to date with Jesus is King, the rapper will remain to influence listeners and contemporaries for years to come.

 

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Australia Fires

On November 12, 2019, the public of Sydney, Australia was warned of catastrophic dangers from wildfire. Since then, 15.6 million acres of the country has burned. The fires have taken a large toll on the people who live there, 24  people have died and over 1,000 homes have been destroyed, and people are evacuating every day.

This has been one of the worst fire seasons Australia has ever seen. The area of land that has been destroyed is much bigger than the fires California experienced  in 2019, and even bigger than the land destroyed in the devastating fires in the Amazon rainforest. Imagine the entire area between Logan and Nephi being completely destroyed by fire, and that’s how much of Australia has been burnt down.

But it isn’t just Australia being affected by these devastating fires. It is possible for the smoke from these fires to spread across the Earth, causing poor air quality for countries across the world. The pollution from the smoke is so bad there, that people are being sent to the hospital each day.

The wildlife on the continent is extraordinary, and many species have been pushed to the brink of extinction. It is estimated that over 1 billion animals have died. If we can’t find a way to put these fires out now, the koalas we think of when we think of Australia along with tons of other species will be gone forever.

Is there a solution to this? The fires have seemed never-ending, and there’s only so much fire fighters can do. Researchers have been looking for a solution, and some indigenous people might have a surprising solution. Their idea is to start small scale fires to clear the debris that would help the large fires spread.

The fires in Australia have been devastating, and although it might seem like it doesn’t have anything to do with us, it could have an impact on us. If you want, there are many places you can donate to to help fight this and save Australia.

 

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2020 National championship

As the season approached a fast and soon close everyone knew that LSU was dominate and something special. Joe burrow led the dangerous offense to the number one ranking in college football as well as the number one seed in the college football playoff. LSU dominated Oklahoma with a baffling score of 63 to 28 with Joe Burrow having an insane 8 total touchdowns, and with this dominate win they earned their spot in the 2020 national championship. The rest was history.

On the other side was the reigning national champions at the time Clemson Tigers who went undefeated and won the ACC. Although they were dominate in their conference for the most part with one close game coming from North Carolina people were very skeptical of the Tigers. Were they the same team they were 10 months ago? Could they compete against the top teams and keep up? Regardless they earned the third seed in the college football playoff and went on to play Ohio State and upset them 29-23. Earing them the other spot in the national championship.

Both teams came into this game confident in their offenses on one side with LSU you had Joe Burrow reining Heisman winner Ja’Marr Chase the NCAA receiving leader and tight end Thaddeus Moss son of NFL legend Randy Moss. On the other side the Clemson Tigers have true sophomore Trevor Lawrence leading the team with his undefeated college record with running back Travis Etienne in the backfield with him and the dangerous Tee Higgins and Justyn Ross split out wide.

With those kinds of offenses people were expecting fireworks but the beginning of the game was anything but that LSU on the first two drives didn’t even get past there own thirty it was a defensive struggle. Finally, Clemson punched it in off a short touchdown run from Trevor Lawrence taking a seven zero lead.

As the game went on Clemson started to pull away as they went up 17-7 but the tigers finally settled in being able to take the lead right before half as Joe Burrow had a couple touchdown passes in the first half.

The second half started the way it ended with LSU on the gas and as the game came closer to the end, they could smell the blood as they scored to go up 17 with ten minutes left in the game. Clemson hadn’t been able to do anything all half and when LSU went up by 17 it was the last straw and Clemson was done. LSU rode out the last few minutes taking in that they had just won the 2020 national championship.

As the game clock hit zero people broke out in celebration some in tears of joy and the other Tigers had to go home with the loss. LSU was dominate all year with much thanks to Joe Burrow leading their offense. This might go down as one of the best college football teams ever and definitely one of the greatest offenses ever.

 

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2020 National championship

As the season approached a fast and soon close everyone knew that LSU was dominate and something special. Joe burrow led the dangerous offense to the number one ranking in college football as well as the number one seed in the college football playoff. LSU dominated Oklahoma with a baffling score of 63 to 28 with Joe Burrow having an insane 8 total touchdowns, and with this dominate win they earned their spot in the 2020 national championship. The rest was history.

On the other side was the reigning national champions at the time Clemson Tigers who went undefeated and won the ACC. Although they were dominate in their conference for the most part with one close game coming from North Carolina people were very skeptical of the Tigers. Were they the same team they were 10 months ago? Could they compete against the top teams and keep up? Regardless they earned the third seed in the college football playoff and went on to play Ohio State and upset them 29-23. Earing them the other spot in the national championship.

Both teams came into this game confident in their offenses on one side with LSU you had Joe Burrow reining Heisman winner Ja’Marr Chase the NCAA receiving leader and tight end Thaddeus Moss son of NFL legend Randy Moss. On the other side the Clemson Tigers have true sophomore Trevor Lawrence leading the team with his undefeated college record with running back Travis Etienne in the backfield with him and the dangerous Tee Higgins and Justyn Ross split out wide.

With those kinds of offenses people were expecting fireworks but the beginning of the game was anything but that LSU on the first two drives didn’t even get past there own thirty it was a defensive struggle. Finally, Clemson punched it in off a short touchdown run from Trevor Lawrence taking a seven zero lead.

As the game went on Clemson started to pull away as they went up 17-7 but the tigers finally settled in being able to take the lead right before half as Joe Burrow had a couple touchdown passes in the first half.

The second half started the way it ended with LSU on the gas and as the game came closer to the end, they could smell the blood as they scored to go up 17 with ten minutes left in the game. Clemson hadn’t been able to do anything all half and when LSU went up by 17 it was the last straw and Clemson was done. LSU rode out the last few minutes taking in that they had just won the 2020 national championship.

As the game clock hit zero people broke out in celebration some in tears of joy and the other Tigers had to go home with the loss. LSU was dominate all year with much thanks to Joe Burrow leading their offense. This might go down as one of the best college football teams ever and definitely one of the greatest offenses ever.

 

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