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May 2017

The Library TA’s of SJHS

Submitted by tara.pina on Fri, 05/05/2017 - 11:24
Article by Jocelynn Garner - SJHS Student Staff Writer

What's it like being a TA in the school library? Well there are many jobs; such as taking papers to teachers, stapling papers or making copies. It's a fun job, and sometimes you don't have much to do. You can apply for this class by turning in an application to your counselor. Austin Snarr took this class because, “I felt like it was a good class to stay caught up in.” he said. At times it can be a busy job. Teachers will bring stuff into print but it's “never too hard.” said Austin. Other students should definitely try to be a Teacher's Assistant in the library. Some advice Chandler Thurman and Austin Snarr have is to stay on task and get your homework done if you have extra time. Chandler’s favorite part is stapling or in spare time, playing on the computers. Austin likes to deliver papers to teachers. Although being a librarian is not a career they'd want, having this class makes them want to go to the library more.

The spotlight of Fatima Toure

Submitted by tara.pina on Fri, 05/05/2017 - 10:51
Article by Jocelynn Garner - SJHS Student Staff Writer

Many of you may know Fatima. She is very funny and outspoken. She is great at soccer and could not live without it. Depression is a challenge and unfortunately she has to overcome it. No one can resist food, neither can Fatima. Food is a true blessing. Clowns are her biggest fear. Hopefully none show up at her house, because that is her favorite place to be. Her favorite thing to do is sleep. I mean, who doesn't love to sleep? Although she's only traveled to Washington D.C. it was a great trip for her. “Lead others in a good way.” That's what true leadership means to Fatima. Out of flying cars, robot house cleaners or moon cities she'd want flying cars. The reason be is that you could get to places faster. She would love to be a hairstylist just for done day to dye people's hair. We all have that one phrase we say all the time and her’s is “ugh!” Hard work is success, according to Fatima. If she had the chance she'd tell her future self, “you fiiiiine!” Clearly she's an exciting and amazing person.

Monsters of the BLACK LAGOON

Submitted by tara.pina on Fri, 05/05/2017 - 10:49
Article and Comic by Trey Widtfeldt - SJHS Student Staff Writer

The most beloved day of school is coming upon us, the day when we have the option to go the Lagoon theme park, the Utah made park that everybody loves, it even houses one of the oldest roller coasters in Utah, as well as the newer and feared ride, the Cannibal.

The trip up isn’t like other trips, you ride in what they call the “Le Bus” a higher quality bus, typically used for tours, with the rumors of hitting the chairs a smoke cloud of dandruff appearing. They spared no expense for a high quality trip, which is great, let's see some opinions on people with plans to go to the Lagoon.

Tavio of seventh grade is no newcomer to Lagoon. Alike to other people, he had come there before and has enjoyed it. And in his terms: “That was some good stuff. Some good stuff.” Although Tavio has not gone to Lagoon since the new additions, his interest is increased with the new addition of Cannibal to see exactly what it has to offer.

If you are a seventh grader just coming to SJHS: Then the mystical wonders of Lagoon has just been opened to you with even some access to go with friends. The charge is small, even less so than going there without the school, so if you haven't had the opportunity to go, now is your chance!

School’s almost over, what do you think?

Submitted by tara.pina on Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:03
Article by Esmeralda Montoya - SJHS Student Staff Writer

Springville Jr High is almost to the last days of school. Kids here at SJHS have loved the school, the school has so many amazing things that happen here. The Talent Show, Hope week, etc, Students at Springville Jr High have loved the school because of all the fun they got to do. It’s really sad that this year is ending, but there is always next year. This year has been a blast, but next year will be a much more enjoyable year.

“It has been good. Not to hard or to easy, but fun” explain Emma Caren on her opinion about Springville Jr High. here at SJHS we have fine arts programs like orchestra. “Orchestra is really fun” said Emma Carner. Matthew King also explains how this year was really fun. Freda Gomes also points out how she likes this school and that it’s been a good year so far. “This year here at Springville Jr High was enjoyable. Being with friends here has been really fun. Meeting new people is also a cool thing.” said Freida Gomez. Matthew King loves everything here so much that he can't pick which part was his favorite, he liked everything. He also liked his teachers “They’re really cool!” he exclaimed.

Springville Jr High has been really amazing this year, and next year will be even better. It’s a really great school. There are so many things to do at here, and the teachers here are great. We also have an awesome principal and cool assistant principals. Springville Jr High is a good school to be in because people learn and they learn in a pleasant way; So come back next year to our school and you’ll have an awesome place to learn. So many people love it here and so many will continue to for many years to come.

Feelings About Nickelback

Submitted by tara.pina on Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:02
Article by Lizzie Kurban - SJHS Student Staff Writer

Do you hate Nickelback? A lot of people do, so if you do, then you’re not alone. What is it that makes them so bad you might wonder? Tommy Williams, a 9th grader, thinks that they are one of the worst bands ever. “The lead singer sounds like he’s being choked, their music is boring and repetitive.” he says. Sarah Thompson thinks that they only have one good song, which is the song, Photograph, but other than that “lame. Their music is lame.”  Jonny Acevedo says, “I’ve never really listened to them before, because I strive to keep myself away from trash. But I think they’re are a bad band.” Anya Keil says that she’s never listened to them before, but they seem to have a really bad reputation.

Now that we know what music people don’t like we asked them what type of music they actually like to listen to. Tommy says that he’s a fan of classic rock, he likes bands like The Beatles and Nirvana and Radiohead. Sarah is also a fan of classic rock, she loves the band Journey. Jonny is a fan of older music, like Frank Sinatra and Queen, but he does enjoy a good Disney soundtrack. Anya loves R&B and rap, her favorite artist is Childish Gambino.

What makes all of these artists better than Nickelback? Absolutely nothing except opinion. This article was written as a joke, so if you like Nickelback I’m sorry. It’s okay to have your own opinion and like certain types of music, everyone has their own tastes, feel free to express yours.

Disney movies, old vs new!

Submitted by tara.pina on Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:00
Article by Saydie Vanleuven - SJHS Student Staff Writer

New Disney movies vs the old. Which one do you think will win? Dylan Miles, an eighth grader, said that he likes the new movies better because there is more action in them. Kyle Snyder explained he likes the new movies better because they are more realistic. Chevelle, a seventh grader, says that she likes the new versions of the movies because they seem more interesting.

Dylan Miles thinks that it’s a good idea to make the new disney movies and Kyle agrees.Also Chevelle thinks it’s a really good idea to make the new versions of disney movies because they are more interesting and more realistics.

Some of the new disney movies that were remade are Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. It is such a smart idea to make newer versions, even though the old versions are great, the newer versions in some people’s opinions are better.

Internment Camp at Topaz Field Trip

Submitted by tara.pina on Wed, 05/03/2017 - 14:58
Article by Chandler Kiser - SJHS Student Staff Writer

4/24 Monday 60 eighth grader students will be going to Topaz mountain to visit the Internment camp at Topaz. Ms. Jensen planned the field trip, when asked  “Why do you want to take the students to Topaz” she said “ It’s different when you experience for yourself instead of just reading about it in a text book, and she also mentioned that the camp is practically in Springville’s back yard. Scout Benson said that she is planning on going to Topaz and she mentioned that she want’s to go because she wants to learn more about about the Internment camps.

When asked, Why do you want to take the 8th grade english classes to Topaz? Mrs.Bass replied, that it would be really cool to experience what we’ve learned in class. She also mentioned that we could get information about the camp we didn't get from the book.

So Monday 4/24, 60 students will be going to the internment camp at Topaz and hopefully the students  will learn new things about the camp we didn't learn from the book.


Submitted by tara.pina on Wed, 05/03/2017 - 14:57
Article by Jenny Wallentine - SJHS Student Staff Writer

Here at Springville we are a very sports oriented community, whether itś school, city league or club; most kids take part in some sort of after school sports activity. Some of the most desired sports or the most popular activities are Basketball, Volleyball, and Football.

Zach Mitchell, an 8th grader here at SJHS participates in many sports such as Lacrosse, basketball and football, his favorite sport is Lacrosse and he is a big fan of the Jazz, Utah’s basketball team. Zach has been doing football almost all of his life and lacrosse for 5 years. Tucker Kelsey, also an 8th grader plays Rugby, football, wrestling, and basketball. He was on the wrestling team for SJHS. His favorite sports teams are the Broncos, the Calves, the Jazz, and all things U of U.

Girls around here also play many sports but mainly different kinds. Ella Stoddard plays Softball, soccer, track, and basketball. She however, does not follow any sports teams. Victoria Hunt plays Volleyball and is on a ballroom dance team. Victoria has been doing dance for 12 almost 13 years, since she was 2!

A student teacher at our school Miss Merrill says her favorite sport is basketball and she actually coached for a few years! In high school she also did Volleyball and Track.

SJHS has many sports teams such as tennis, basketball, wrestling, track, and many more. So be sure to try and get to be a part of a community and get involved in sports!

A Day, B Day, All Day

Submitted by tara.pina on Wed, 05/03/2017 - 14:57
Article by Micah Schmitz - SJHS Student Staff Writer

For those SJHS students going to the high school next year, you may be getting some practice in their class schedule. Starting in may SJHS will be going into an A day B day schedule for the end of year sage testing. This will make classes go to lengths about an hour and a half. They do this so students will have more time to do sage testing without being interrupted. Charles Brenchley a SJHS student said “I don't think we need it.” While Oliver Smith, another SJHS student said “I personally like that we are going to have a schedule that will let sage testing be easier. It extends all of your classes, including electives, so that's cool too.” But no matter what your opinion, with only 26 days of school left, a bit of a different schedule should be the least of your worries.

Anya Keil

Submitted by tara.pina on Wed, 05/03/2017 - 14:52
Article by Rainy Hickman - SJHS Student Staff Writer

Anya Keil, a 9th grader here at SJHS, is probably one of the most interesting girls I’ve met. Continue reading if you want to know more about her.

Who does she admire? She admires Robin Williams, because he’s really funny. “I regret not saying how much I care,” she said when asked what she regrets the most. And who does she envy? She envies Mr. Jensen, just like everyone else. “I achieved 15 seconds on my 100 meters,” she said proudly, when asked what she has achieved. Her biggest fear? She’s scared of being alone, because without the socializing she does, she’d go insane. Who inspires her? Her friends inspire her. What would be hard for her to give up on? To give up on her progression in track, and her friends. It would be harder for her to tell someone she doesn’t love them back. “That’d be hard.” Trust or love? She would chose trust. “My life is good right now, it could be better, but I’m not complaining,” she said when asked if she was happy with her life. “I miss my grandma, she practically raised me,” she said when asked what she misses the most from her childhood. “I wish to always have confidence,” she answered when asked what she would wish for.

Her full name is Anya Silafga Keil Lewis. Her favorite five foods are pasta, avocados, meat loaf, sausage and tomatoes. She likes spicy food, and her favorite animal is a dog.

Is she a nice person? “I think I’m nice to most, except for really good friends. I’ll jokingly make fun of you.” Does she love making friends? “Of course, I do.” So there you go, anything you need to know about her to start a conversation.


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