Charger art exhibit IS ON
Now on display at Provo Towne Center
BY AFTON WALKER
STUDENT LIFE EDITOR
STUDENT LIFE EDITOR
Corner Canyon’s very own AP art classes have put some wonderful pieces of art on display down in Provo.
These students have been working hard in and out of school to showcase their art and prepare it for the public to see. Gracie Pollick curated the “Polka Dot Emotions” for the AP studio class. This exhibit allows “the viewer to decide how each piece makes them feel.” Students picked from the following emotions; happiness, sadness, anger, love, guilt, peace, and apathy.
In the AP 2D design class, Jack Pollock curated the “Light through the Darkness” exhibit.
These pieces will be up at the Provo Towne Center from October 19th to Mid-November so go check out these amazing pieces of art!
Above: A painting created by Megan Petty to evoke the feeling of "Happiness."
Among us: students are connecting... by killing each other
BY SPENCER CROSTON
MUSIC AND BOOKS EDITOR
MUSIC AND BOOKS EDITOR
Creed Gardiner - “I love the comradery of ‘Among Us.’”
Since the start of the pandemic, students have been finding crafty ways to stay connected while also being safe. One such way this has been happening is through a new online game called “Among Us.” Recently, “Among Us” has garnered huge attention online, being one of the most popular games played on streaming platforms such as Twitch and YouTube.
The game pits up to ten players against each other in a small space in which they must complete various tasks around the map. Between one and three of the players are imposters. Their goal is to pretend to complete tasks and sneakily kill the other players. If a body is found and reported, the players must discuss and try and weed out who they think the imposter is. The game is completed if the imposters kill a majority of the players or if the crew members vote out the imposters/complete all of the tasks. The game is on all mobile platforms making it very easy to pick up and play. Due to the extended closure of Corner Canyon High school, many Corner Canyon students have been using this game as a way to connect with their friends.
Eve Candell, a senior at Corner Canyon High School, stated, “I love playing ‘Among Us’ with my friends because it provides a quarantine-friendly way to hang out and be social.” Eve is one of many students who has created a group chat as a way to easily get online with her friends and play the game. Many students also commented on how easy the game is to pick up. Kaiden Aboroa, a Corner Canyon junior, stated “It’s a game anyone can pick up and get good at, no matter what your video game experience is.” Ian Colton, a Corner Canyon sophomore, commented on his enjoyment of the challenge of playing as the imposter. He stated, “There’s just something about getting to murder your closest friends and the blaming it on other people that really gets me in the most touching of ways.” If you are bored due to the extended closure at Corner Canyon High School, “Among Us” may be a fun way to connect with your friends.
Reminiscing school dances
WILL WE EVER BE MOSHING AND JUMPING AND SCREAMING IN THE COMMONS AT A DANCE EVER AGAIN?
BY: TYLER LYBBERT
HEALTH AND WELLNESS EDITOR
This year there has been very little hope for school dances. While it was rumored that they may start after December, the chances of that happening are low.
With the amount of kids not being responsible enough to wear a mask, being shut down for the next two weeks causes myself and others to think, ´will we actually get dances, or is this an empty promise?´ The chances of dances starting are not the best, and each time we shut down due to an increase of Covid cases, they get even lower.
Dances are a huge part of high school; they are probably one of the most popular school events. Each month groups of kids get dressed up in fun clothes and participate in a fun date followed by dancing at the school.
Last school year, school was canceled before prom could happen. Groups of people decided they would throw their own home proms and that trend was a hit.
This trend has continued on through this school year as well. Although it may not be the smartest at this moment of time, students have taken it upon themselves to host their own homecomings.
There isn't a designated time for a dance from the school, so people will get their friends together and decide a date and time on their own.
Due to the dances not being school sanctioned, people may or may not choose to wear masks; whatever pleases them is what happens. However, in a lot of the pictures of homecoming on instagram that I or my friends have seen, nobody is wearing a mask.
This could have very bad consequences, because if one of the people in their group gets covid, they are all at a potential risk of being positive. However, most people don´t wear masks when hanging out with friends, so not wearing a mask this time may not make a difference at all.
Doing an at home dance may be a lot more work, it is still a fun event to do. You still get the same experience of dressing up, going on a cute date, and getting to do an activity, but not the actual dancing part.
Make sure to stay as safe as possible, but still have fun.School dances are a great way to get to know others, and it offers a new fun memory. Here are some things students have to say about dance...
"One of my best school dance memories I have was at my first dance, which was homecoming my sophomore year.
My date was one of my best friends, and our group was huge. I got to know a lot of kids that I didn't know very well and we all had a blast!” -Spencer Croston
"My favorite high school dance memory was the Halloween dance… it was soooo fun and our group was bomb.com and I had a fun carpool"- Emma Carver
"My first dance I went with all of my swim buddies for the winter formal. We went in our sweats because it was right after our swim meet. We partied hard and it was a blast! Our gingerbread house was the best." -Jaxon Barlow
"For Morp one year I went with my best friend and we dressed up as each other. IT was so fun and I had a great time." -Tanner Lybbert
Dogs Of Corner Canyon
BY AFTON WALKER
STUDENT LIFE EDITOR
STUDENT LIFE EDITOR
It can commonly be agreed that sending a picture or gif of a dog can change your whole mood. Whether we are walking in the park and ask to pet the dog walking past us or cuddling up with our own puppies at home, these lovable pets make life so much better. During these questionable times, we could all use some puppy love right now. Here are some of Corner Canyon's very own dogs! From small and quirky to big and energetic, we have them all!
“Bosco is a fun loving free wheeling guy who’s always ready to party. He's a stubborn puppy and gets really sassy when he’s hungry.
His favorite hobbies include barking at birds and eating treats! if you ever have the need for a dog cuddle, Bosco is your guy!”
“My favorite thing about Daisy is she is as cute as can be! She gives me BIG kisses!”
“Icarus rocks because he is calm, handsome, throws AND fetches his own ball, gives kisses when asked, and loves his family.” We got Icky after our beloved black pug Romeo passed to greener pastures (or more comfy doggie beds).
“WHY I LOVE DARLA:
-she is the cutest puppy in the world
-she likes to rub against you like a cat
-her eyes bare straight into your sole
-she likes to snuggle
-she’s a sneaky little twat who likes to eat your socks and garbage”
“This is my dog Sarge. Even though he is 6, he acts like he’s still a puppy. He’s kinda nuts, but then he burns his energy really fast. I like how loving and caring he is.”
“This is my dog Plum and she is very dumb but also floppy and cuddly and always knows to cuddle people who are crying.”
BeatING THE boredom during the covid pandemic
BY JADA CLAYTON
HOME PAGE EDITOR
Coronavirus, oh how we hate it. This Covid-19 pandemic has shut things down, it has limited jobs and working conditions, stores, shopping centers, dine-in restaurants, and attending activities within schools, like dances and sports. Although activities are limited, there are still so many fun things you can do during your free time. The pandemic has had a spike but is slowing back down, so some local places have decided to open their doors again. Yay!
Now that these places are accepting business again there are a few things to do with a couple of buddies; grab a bite or attend a movie, but keep your distance. Some popular eateries have opened up again which include, U-swirl, costa vida, spitz, in-n-out, five guys, olive garden, and texas roadhouse, etc.
These are fun and convenient places to go to get a treat or some dinner with friends or family, and these restaurants have taken fantastic precautions and as long as the guidelines are followed it will run smoothly and you can enjoy yourself.
The food industry took a big hit during the first couple months of quarantine, unless you are a fast food/drive through eatery. Which were and are doing order ahead pickups, this has made it insanely convenient. Most people will go and dine in as an evening activity but with this convenient pickup strategy, you can get food and go to a park or a location elsewhere. The movie theaters also struggled through this pandemic but, because they had to get creative most theaters are offering outdoor drive-in movies, which is an awesome alternative if the movies inside don't interest you. While on the topic of outdoors, some cool things to do that are free and still just as enjoyable and very popular in Draper include going to a park, biking, hammocking, hiking, or watching the sunset, simple as that.
Utah has many beautiful locations to offer, taking advantage of the great landscapes around you is a fantastic way to discover and have some fun. Staying outdoors allows you to keep a safe distance and still enjoy yourself!
While this may be another coronavirus article and it may be like the last one you read. But if you can take at least one thing away from this; in case everything gets shut down again, live a little.
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