Student Council elections

Article by Jenny Wallentine - SJHS Student Staff Writer

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Around the end of the school year each year, 9th graders start to prepare for high school. 8th graders will soon be 9th graders and want to try out for student council. This week elections took place; many people want to get in but only 12 are aloud each year.

Right now the second round of elections are going on, many people are extremely nervous for the interview itself, they are scared about people around school seeing them on camera. Molly Hunter said “Because i want to be able to maybe my school better and help my peers know they can always count on me.”  

These students are so supportive of their fellow competitors and make it clear that they are cheering on others even if they don’t get in, they’ll vote for their friends and tell others to vote for their friends as well. Mckay Dalley and Scout Benson both said that they really want to hang with friends and get to help make a difference with their friends.

Today is the final election for student council’s top 18. They all had to present a one minute long video posted throughout the school on why they should be in it and why we as a student body should vote for them. Many students like Molly Hunter, Alexi Love, Jayden Tate, and Averi Smith were very nervous to give their speech in front of everyone but based on the reactions of the students, they all rocked it! So be sure to vote for the best student council of 2017-2018.

Mr. Bass is the best

Article by Esmeralda Montoya - SJHS Student Staff Writer

Do you know Mr.Bass the science teacher here at SJHS he is really good at it. He does so much fun stuff and he makes science the best; He is a amusement and funny teacher. His labs are really enjoyable how he makes them there the best labs ever here in Springville Jr High they are.

Mr. Bass explains how he loves students how there so much pleasure. He chose science because that's his favorite subject he also said “ I like teaching this age I like this subject”. Could you guess when the school was built? (3 years old) it's not old at all it really cool and nice. Did you know Mr. Bass has been here all three years this school was built its awesome right. Kids in Mr. Bass class think he is great too “I love his labs they're really fun” said Clark Warren he’s a kid in Mr. Bass class. Kyle also explains how he lets them do fun labs.Winter Smith and Makayla Peterson also explain how great he and his labs are.

Not just his labs are great but so is him “He’s so nice and he’s funny” said Tristan Richman. Mr. Bass is so awesome is what the point is. He is a good science teacher here at SJHS he has done so much for students to learn things of science. With the lab he does a lot that helps students know a lot about science so many kids like Mr. Bass he is a very nice, entertaining and a humorous teacher. So many people have had him over the term and liked him know and still think he is awesome.

Boys' Tennis Team

Article by Chandler Kiser - SJHS Student Staff Writer

Last week at SJHS Mr. Dahl held boys tennis tryouts some of these boys answered these questions.

When asked “Why did you want to be on the tennis team” Cam Monson answered because I like playing tennis and I want to play it more. He also said that he started when he was 10 or 11 and he started  because his parents wanted him to play/learn it.

Ethan White said, that he likes to play tennis and he tried out because he wanted to show off his skills, and he started a few years ago with his family.

Jacob Roper, a 9th grader at SJHS said that he tried out because his friend talked him into it and he started two weeks. When asked “Why did you start playing tennis” he said that he likes sports with paddles/rackets.

This years tennis seems like it will be even better than last years and the school hope that they score lots of wins for our school.

Music, music, and more music

Article by Alyssa Badger - SJHS Student Staff Writer

Music is all around us. Whether it be in your earbuds, on a speaker in your backpack, or on the radio on your way to school, everyone listens to some form of it. There are plenty of students here that go to music as a way to cope with the stress of school and just life in general.

Tyler Shurtliff, a ninth grader, says his favorite musical artists are “James Bay, Young the Giant, Milky Chance, and Eden Project." He gets most of his music on spotify and occasionally from other people. He says that Spotify is his go to when listening to music. His current favorite song is “either ‘XO - Eden Project’ or ‘Them Dirty Bones - Mike Waters’ “

Elise Fleshner, a ninth grader, loves music. She regularly posts songs that she likes on her instagram story. She plays all of her music on spotify which is also where she finds most of the stuff she listens to. Her favorite bands include “21 Pilots, Blossom, Petite Biscuit, and Vampire Weekend.” She says her favorite song right now is “March to the Sea by 21 Pilots.”

Chris Davis, another ninth grader, claims his current favorite song to be “Blue Collar Man by Styx.” He regularly listens to music throughout out the school day through his earbuds. “Me or Bon Jovi,” he says to be his favorite artists. He mostly listens to music on spotify which also where he finds it.

Music is a very universal thing but everyone likes different types and uses it for different reasons.

Entertaining half of technology

Article by Azhdon Vest - SJHS Student Staff Writer

Everyone is excited about the new forms of technology that is being released, such as all of the different phones. But you can't forget about the more entertaining side of technology and that is Video Games.

Many people play Video Games on their phone, or their favorite at home gaming console. Here are some SJHS students opinions on their favorite games and consoles.

Tristan Sandate Prefers to play on the Xbox one and likes all the different types of game genres that have been released, but his favorite game so far has been Battlefield 1 , Because it has a good settings with lots of content along with great graphics.

Jesus Hernandez Also prefers the xbox one and will play any type of video game except puzzle games. So far his favorite game has been Watch_Dogs 2 Because it is openworld and you are able to do anything you like and it is based in San Francisco.

Darren Allread, like many prefers the Xbox One S and will play any type of games that are released. But also like Tristan enjoys to play Battlefield 1 Because of the genre the game is, It has good graphics, and the setting where the game is played.

Trevor Wright being the only one on this list that prefers the PlayStation 4 likes Open World Stealth games. His favorite game has been Rainbow Six Siege because it is competitive and you need to be tactical in what you do.

Many of the SJHS students like the new forms of technology that are coming out along with the new Video Games that are being released. It also seems that most of the gamers in SJHS prefer to play on the Xbox One over any of the other consoles.

MAN UP! Teen Author Boot Camp

Article by Trey Widtfeldt, SJHS Student Staff Writer

A little thing called Teen Author Boot Camp is pretty much a comic con for books. (Except it's for teenagers, you learn stuff, most of the merch is free, and you get to see authors.) Yeah. Comic con for books.

The only difference is there are two ways in order to get in. You can either be a normal person and pay to get in… Or you could be a boss and write a short story to submit to them and see if you are a decent enough writer to even get in. So let's meet some of them!



SUMMARY: Girl with lost family locates a well with the capabilities of traveling to an alternate world of magic.

THOUGHTS ON TABC: Hopes it will be fun, she anticipates meeting good authors and learning from them.




SUMMARY (of favorited story): Girl secretly balances a life of a normal teenager and being a secret agent.

THOUGHTS ON TABC: Especially hopes for a good learning experience, Laurissa likes the general idea of TABC.


The authors featured for TABC is Jay Asher, who is especially known for his major publication of “Thirteen Reasons Why” and Marie Lu, known for making the “Legend” series, which was even taken in by CBS and made into a television show.

If you have ever considered being a writer, or have even written some short works of writing, there is still a possible chance of submitting next year, which can give you a great learning opportunity for a good future as a writer!

Batter UP

By: Stazie Killpack - SJHS Student Staff Writer

In ninth grade, jr. high students have the opportunity to tryout for the high school teams. Springville Jr. is very excited to announce that Sage Bowers, Seattul Call, Gabbie Grimes, Lizzie Kurban and Laney Scott made the sophomore high school team, and a special congrats to Sage Bowers for also making the JV team!

“Being a part of a high school team is an amazing experience, and the best part is that the seniors treat everyone the same no matter what grade you are in.” Says Seattul Call.

Laney Scott tells us that, “ One of the coolest parts of high school ball is getting to know so many different girls at the high school, and creating bonds with them.” With accelerated ball, your teammates are spread all across Utah, but with the high school team we all live in the same area.

Another cool part about being on the team is the amazing gear they receive. Ball bags, bucket hats, visors, jerseys and so much more.

Sage Bowers said that, “ It might as well be Christmas when we get the gear.” Sometimes it feels better than Christmas morning.

The Varsity and JV teams have only lost one of their games so far, and the Sophomores are still going strong. When you can come support them by coming to their games at the high school! Good luck girls.

Spotlight: Lizzie Kurban

Article by Rainy Hickman - SJHS Student Staff Writer

Lizzie Kurban is a 9th grader here at Springville Junior High. She’s incredibly sweet and funny, and such a great person to be around. She’s pretty interesting, so if you want to know more about her, just keep on reading!

Lizzie wouldn’t consider herself well known, and is, generally, a friendly person. She thinks that peer pressure is dangerous and would define it as someone saying “do this,” and you’re like “eh,” and they’re like “do it and you’re cool, do and you’re cool.” Then you’re just like, “ok.” She would convince someone someone to do something that they don’t want to by talking to them about it, and try to tell them how it’s beneficial to them.

“Red is the color you feel when angry. Orange is the color you taste when you bite into an orange. Yellow is the color you feel when you smile. Green is the color you feel when you lay in the grass. And the grass is lush and soft. Blue is the color you feel when you jump into a pool. Purple is the color you feel when you’re in love,” Lizzie described each color, as she would to a blind person. If she were a crayon, she would be white. “Because I’m useless,” she joked.

“The desire to be better at something, to push forward, and work hard.” She said, when asked what inspires her. She works towards relaxing in her free time. “I love it when people are interested and passionate about something they do. I admire that they put so much effort into hobbies, or jobs, etc,” she said. Giving up on people I care about, whether it be family, friends, or significant others, would be the hardest to give up on. She thinks it would be harder to tell someone you don’t love them back. Her favorite part of the human face is the eyes. “Eyes are really pretty and you can tell a lot about someone.”

If she were to be any animal, she would be a jellyfish, because they’re squishy and floppy and kinda just flop around then ocean. She would get rid of South and North Dakota, and just make it one big state. She thinks that the most beautiful things in nature are animals, sunsets and oceans.

New term, New grades

Article by Micah Schmitz - SJHS Student Staff Writer

We have officially entered term 4, resetting everyone's grades, and weus a great three day weekend. The new term started well, ending teacher appreciation week, and starting the school play, Singing in the Rain. Students generally like it, as it gives them a fresh start with grades. Ethan Howard said that on a scale from one to pineapple, the new term was about an apple, which is probably a positive review. Carson Lyman said “Yes, Yes we are.” about liking the new term.