By: Naiah Sirrine, Student Life Co-Editor
As you teenage boys struggle in the world of dating, our queen Taylor Swift has many songs in which she points out what boys and men have to do to win over the heart of the girl you want. She gave a full on script entitled, “How you get the girl” in which she depicts exactly what to say. You are supposed to say, “ I want you for worse or for better, I would wait for ever and ever, Broke your heart, I'll put it back together. I would wait for ever and ever. And that's how it works, That's how you get the girl.” With such clear and concise lyrics, it’s easy to see what women want. They want you to “Remind me how it used to be, Pictures in frames of kisses on cheeks, And say you want me.” It’s so simple to get the girl today, in a world with a culture designed to hurt and make girls insecure. All you need to do is make them feel loved and important. Taylor has many other songs depicting lyrics of what a girl looks for in a relationship, such as her song "stay stay stay,” “You took the time to memorize me, My fears, my hopes and dreams. I just like hanging out with you.” All you need is to show interest and be a kind, authentic person. As fifteen also states, “When somebody tells you they love you, you’re gonna believe them.” Taylor here is conveying both the naivety and the want of a girl to be and feel loved. If you can make her feel confident, powerful, and yet protected, you will get the girl. Also don’t cheat. Never cheat. Taylor rips apart cheaters to their core. Cheat and you will definitely not “get the girl”.
Top ten streamed Taylor Swift songs of all time:
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever
Shake It Off
Look What You Made Me Do
You Need to Calm Down
Dating your friends sister
By: Jett Whittaker
Dating is complicated, but when it turns into dating a sister or brother of a close friend, things get much more complicated. In this article we go into the many complications of dating a sibling of a close friend.
To start, dating a friend's sister has long been a controversial topic amongst teens. While some believe it's perfectly acceptable to have a romantic relationship with a friend's sibling, others argue that it's a violation of the unspoken rules of friendship. The topic has gained attention in my life after I’ve started dating Maggie McDowell, a senior at Corner Canyon High School. At the beginning of our relationship I was very good friends with Maggie’s younger brother Henry McDowell, a junior at Corner. I felt scared he wouldnt approve and hate me, so I kept our relationship secret. I talked to Maggie about it a lot and she stated, “It’s our relationship, not his, and whether he approves or not that is his problem and shouldnt concern us. Honestly I doubt he will care at all.”
"Jett, you're playing with fire," commented Gagan Guddep, another junior at Corner. "I understand that you have feelings for Maggie, but you need to think about the consequences. If things don't work out, you could ruin your friendship with her brother."
Others were more supportive of my decision, arguing that he should be able to pursue a relationship with whoever I choose, regardless of their relationship to his friends. "I don't see what the big deal is," I was told by another one of my friends. "If you two are happy together, that's all that matters. It's not like youre doing anything wrong."
Eventually I mustered up the courage to talk to Henry, and he told me this: “Jett I don't care what you and my sister do, it's her life and it's your life. I’m not mad at all, just weirded out that you didn't tell me.” When I received this I was totally relieved, and realized that it does indeed not concern Henry. To me, if you want to date your friend's sister, go for it! The only people that should be the determining factor in your relationship are you and your partner.
Nevertheless, The controversy surrounding dating a friend's sibling is not a new one. For years, teens have struggled with navigating the complex dynamics of friendship and romance. While some believe that pursuing a relationship with a friend's sibling is a natural progression of their relationship, others argue that it's a violation of trust and could ultimately lead to the end of the friendship.Regardless of which side of the debate one falls on, it's clear that the issue of dating a friend's sister is a contentious one. As more and more teens grapple with the decision of whether to pursue a relationship with a friend's sibling, it's likely that this debate will continue to rage on for years to come.
If you had a sibling that one of your good friends wanted to take out on a date, what would you say?
By: Jake Anderson
What is worse than getting through an entire school year only to find that you have to take a final test in each of your classes on everything that you learned. A Sophomore at Corner Canyon who wished to remain anonymous said, “How do they expect me to remember everything we learned the whole year long in eight different classes???” This seems preposterous, students are already assessed at the end of each unit as to whether or not they know the material. So why do school districts and teachers require finals at the end of the year? Meemli reported, “Finals week is always a stressful time for students. Huge assignments come at you quickly in a relatively short period of time, and instructors have a tendency to forget that you’re taking classes besides their own. You have to work hard to manage it all.” There is nothing worse than taking a final for a class and having it ruin your grade. Some students are naturally good test takers, and they do not turn in any assignments all quarter and bank on the final saving their grades. Other students who are not as good at test taking have to work extremely hard during the quarter so that the final does not tank their grade. Many students think that final projects are better than finals because you can use resources. A resident, who lives near Corner Canyon High School stated, “They should just let the students out a week earlier, then my property is not at risk for the teenage shenanigans that I deal with the rest of the year, for as long as it usually is.” While school officials likely will not end school earlier they may be open to switching classes and teachers from requiring a final to requiring a final project.
Tips to Lessen the Trauma from Testing
(None of these actions are condoned by Canyons District)