ABOUT THE EDITORS:
Hey chargers! My name is ELLA, and my name is YASIL, we are the CO-EDITORS for the STUDENT LIFE SECTION!
Ella is a senior who has been on the CCHS Mountain Bike Team for four years and is a team captain this year.
Yasil is a sophomore who loves playing soccer, playing video games and going out.
What are you doing for thanksgiving?
BY: ELLA SHEARER
STUDENT LIFE EDITOR
This week we went around and talked to students about what they would be doing for thanksgiving. A very common answer was that they were going to have thanksgiving with some family. A lot of students said that they will be hanging out in the morning and later in the day will eat food with their family and then will hang out with family, many of them will be trying to avoid doing the dishes and cleaning up all of the food. Some students said that they really like helping make the food, and others said that they stay out of the kitchen at all costs.
Here are some more specific answers, Alyssa said, “I’m going down to Saint George to hang out with my cousins and grandparents and have Thanksgiving with them down there”. Cannon and JJ said, “I’m going over to my grandparent’s house.” This seemed to be a very common answer among a lot of students, with about six of the surveyed students responding this way.
One student said, “I don’t know what my parents have planned but I’m sure we’re doing something.” Another student said, “We usually go to my aunt’s house so I’m sure we’re doing that and will eat there and then play some games like we usually do.”
Here’s some more answers, “I’m just going to chill all day with my family and eat a lot.” “I’m going to eat a lot, then hopefully get out of doing all of the dishes.” “I already had a friendsgiving with a ton of my friends and then on Thanksgiving we have family coming over to my house and we’re going to have a ton of food… I’m super excited.” “We’re going super chill this year, we’re just doing my family and my grandparents at my house, we’re going to eat and then play some games.”
We started asking students what Thanksgiving food needs to go. Here are the results:
- Stuffing- 8 votes
- Cranberry sauce- 2 votes
- Pumpkin pie- 5 votes
- Turkey- 6 votes
- Ham- 3 votes
- Yams- 4 votes
- Green bean casserole- 1 vote
- Mashed potatoes- 1 vote
written by: yasil anez
date: nov 19, 2023
date: nov 19, 2023
In our school we have a lot of different groups of students. A lot of this difference can be seen from right outside, in the school's parking lot. In the parking lot there are many different types of cars from handoff cars that are old, to brand new suvs and sedans. A lot of a person's personality and character can be learned from their car. For example what type of vehicle taste they have, whether they are organized or not and whether they have certain beliefs or are from a certain place. Much like a room your car reflects a lot of who you are.
From the cars that were handoff there were two groups: the ones that had their car looking like a trash can, and the ones that moded it and made it look really good. These are really interesting cars to analyze because they show how dedicated a person is to their principles. And for the newer cars or more expensive cars they seemed to be more bland with less personality since cars have some of their own, which tends to be more typical with more modern cars. These types of people are more the type “I drive because I need to.” rather than the type “I enjoy driving everywhere I need to go.” but in general every student loves there car for one reason or another.
These are some of the things we heard from students. From the handoff group we heard things like “ my dad gave me this car as a gift, why do I have to take care of it like he did.” christian. On the other hand, one of the students from the more modern car group said “ my parents got me this car because they knew I needed it.” Camille gonzales. At first sight these two quotes dont seem to be different but for someone who gets quotes from students everyday (me) the handoff seems to have a more personal meeting but both groups seem to really care about their cars because in the end they both need a car. Why do they need a car? That's a question for another story.
Do you have a car? Which of the two groups do you belong to? Answer these questions (let us know what you think) and after answer this one. Why do you belong to that group? You might say it's because my parents have money to buy me a car or the opposite. Maybe you bought your own car and you don't think you belong to any of these groups. If you are the person that bought your own car you most likely feel very proud of it. I would too. For this group this car is a symbol of your hard work and dedication. Your car to you is most likely more important to you than the other groups. If you were the one that bought your own car, and it doesn't count if you paid half and your parents paid half. You better feel proud.
Written by: Yasil Anez
BY YASIL ANEZ
STUDENT LIFE EDITOR
The jobs that hire the most high school students maybe you could get a job is one if these
- Burger king
- Dairy queen
These are the top five places that hire high school students. These places tend to have a lot of locations, many of these have locations around draper for students at corner canyons to go too. There are about 20 fast food restaurants in Draper where students can apply.
BY YASIL ANEZ
STUDENT LIFE EDITOR
For many students having to depend on their parents for money is simple but for others it's not ideal. Thus many students have decided to get jobs for themselves. Today many students at corner canyon have jobs in various different fields like: working with your parents, a side hustle like mowing the lawn for other people, or now in the winter shoveling snow, some work in restaurants, some work at entertainment centers, and even some on their own. What encourages all of these students to find jobs? This is a question that we tried to answer. We ran a small survey around the school and the thing we heard the most was that most students didn't not have a job and some did not want a job. Shay Gerret said “ I don't have a job and I don't have time for one, and I also just don't want one.” But for the little that did have a job they all said they got it because they needed money to be able to go out with friends or simply to have money to spend on stuff. Oliver Pinto said “ I have a job and it's really fun, I got a job to have money, and I work at a restaurant.” The main reason why some students did not get jobs was because they didn't have time but then we had some students like Anthony Auerra “i play soccer everyday of the week, and sometimes have work before school.” or like Yasil Anez who said “I play soccer monday ,tuesday, thursday, and friday also have games on the weekends, but i still work every sunday, and go out to work with my mom after or before practice.”
Various students have different responsibilities that affect whether they can get jobs or not but most people that have jobs seem to be very happy. On the other hand, students that don't have a job most of the time have to depend on their parents.
BY LILY HERSCH
EDITOR IN CHIEF
With the Speech and Debate season just starting up, the CCHS Speech and Debate team headed to Hunter High School on October 28th to compete in the tournament Hunter Haunting. With schools all over the Salt Lake Valley in attendance, it was a large tournament with high anticipation.
The team, some dressed in Halloween costumes, headed to the school at an early 6:45 in the morning. Honorable mentions include Kenna Gibbons as Ramona Flowers from movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Cat Faucette as Winx fairy Bloom, Gage Woodbury as a spartan, Gavin Woodbury as Zeus, and Owen Harline and Madi Richardson in matching costumes as Padme and Anakin from movie series Star Wars.
Hunter Haunting is infamously known as one of the more mediocre tournaments of the season, as the judges typically aren’t very experienced in their roles, and the tournament often becomes delayed, with debate rounds and speech rounds overlapping. Nonetheless, the team was in high spirits and happy to be there, regardless of results and setbacks. Because, per Speech and Debate Coach Jonathan Spencer, “The minute you got in the bus you were winners.”
“Hunter Haunting, although messily organized, is always a lot of fun because people are in costumes and can abandon the typical business attire seen at tournaments.” says junior Cece Faucette, who competes in speech event Impromptu.
“It was a really good learning experience; if you are an experienced debater and looking for awards, go to this tournament because no one knows what they're doing; it was also super delayed. On another note, it was really fun because everyone got to dress up. Overall, it was a mix of good and bad.” - comments Madison Richardson, who is the Communications captain as well as an LD and Congress debater.
After a long day of rounds, expected delays, Diet Mountain Dew, candy, and cheap nachos, the team was relieved to reach one of the main highlights of every tournament: awards. Everyone in the audience had to be especially quiet and attentive, as the announcer’s microphone was unusually quiet. The CCHS team excelled as typical, with several competitors winning awards.
With a mixture of excitement, disappointment, and exhaustion, the team headed back to Corner Canyon. Some with urgency to get ready for the Halloween Dance, and some who couldn’t care less. Despite mixed reviews, the team unanimously agrees that the tournament was worth all the trouble and hectic scheduling; who doesn’t like debating human rights while dressed as Padme?
Total of awards won at Hunter Haunting:
- 2nd Place Novice Congress
- Finalist Novice Congress
- 5th Place Open Congress
Ethan Faucette & Aidan Messerian:
- 3rd place & undefeated in PF
- Top 10 impromptu
- 1st Place Declamation
- 1st Place Async Oratory
- 3rd Place Scary Storytelling
- 3rd Place Open Spar
- 3rd Place Newscaster
- 3rd Place Costume
- Tie 1st Place Scary Storytelling
- 3rd Place Async Interp
- Tie 1st Place Scary Storytelling
- 1st Place Async Interp
- 3rd Place Declamation
Random student survey!
photo credit- Yasil Anez
BY ELLA SHEARER
This week we went around and asked Corner Canyon students their go to dad joke, we then took that joke to another person, told it to them and asked them for their dad joke. Here is all of the dad jokes we gathered:
- What do you call a well balanced horse? Stable
- What would bears be without bees? Ears
- What do lawyers wear to work? Lawsuits
- What did the ocean say to the beach? Nothing, it just waved
- Why do cows wear bells? Because their horns don’t work
- What did the triangle say to the circle? Your pointless
- What do sprinters eat before they race? Nothing, they fast
- What did a tomato say to another tomato during a race? Ketchup
- How do you make an eggroll? You push it
- What do you call two ducks and a cow? Quackers and milk
- Someone says “excuse me”, I say “there is no excuse for you”
- Why shouldn’t you trust trees? Because they’re shady
- What do you call a sad berry? A blueberry
- What kind of cheese isn’t yours? Nacho cheese
- What's brown and sticky? A stick
- Why can’t a nose be 12 inches long? Because it would be a foot
- Why do cows have hooves and not feet? Because they lactose
After talking to 28 students and only getting 17 unique responses it became evident what dad jokes are more popular than the others. We then went around and asked 20 more students which dad joke was better out of the two most commonly answered jokes, “What do you call a well balanced horse? Stable” and “What did the ocean say to the beach? Nothing, it just waved”
Though both were answered multiple times, the fan favorite was “What do you call a well balanced horse? Stable” with 17/20 people voting this way.
The ultimate test of the best dad joke from the students was asking some of the administration which their favorite was. After telling some of the administrators and teachers the two dad jokes the winner was “What do you call a well balanced horse? Stable” with more than half of the surveyed administrators and teachers answering this way.
How has covid affected attendance?
Even Maria, one of the hall monitors has noticed a difference in the amount of students out in the hall during classes, here’s what she said,
“Since covid I think it's harder for kids to stay in class. I think our school does pretty good, especially at the beginning of the year, but as we go throughout the year more and more are out in the hall without a hall pass, meaning many are skipping classes.”
source- Yasil Anez
BY ELLA SHEARER
Have you noticed any change in attendance since covid? This is a question we asked numerous teachers and faculty members here at the school. Here is some of their answers:
“Attendance was far worse after covid, you can blame the Utah legislature for making attendance not count for students; they passed laws so that attendance couldn’t count against a students grades” -Mr. Reed
“I think the main reason for attendance going down is not having an attendance policy that was enforced, because before covid it was a very strict policy and now it is very lenient.” - Angie from the attendance office
“The attendance is especially bad for seniors, we’re running 30-40% absent for my senior classes.” -Mrs. Bown
“Attendance is worse now than before, but I didn't teach here before covid so it’s hard to say specifically for this school, but overall it has gone down a lot since covid” -Mr. Greenwood
“I think when teachers had to make everything available at home during covid, it made it so that there was no reason for students to come to school after covid. Many teachers like myself are trying to stop making school at home super available to students, and incentivising students to come to school more.” -Mr. Boyer
It’s very obvious that teachers have noticed a difference in attendance since covid, let’s see what the students think:
“My attendance is kinda bad, I just stopped caring about my classes after covid”
“My attendance went down a lot, I stopped caring about my classes and the grades I get in them”
“It's gone down a lot, I just don't really want to come to school anymore.”
“Pretty much all of my classes can be done at home so I don’t really need to come to school.”
“I only come to school for the classes I need to.”
“I’ve noticed a lot of my friends just don’t come to school anymore, might just be senioritis.”
For most students the scenario is the same, Covid made school very accessible at home and now it is hard to come back to school if all of the work can be done at home. Attendance for the majority of the students has gone down significantly, though this doesn’t account for everyone, it applies to many students, this is especially true for the seniors.
BY ELLA SHEARER
Here at Corner Canyon we have an amazing selection of classes, one of them being the CTE Internship class. This is often a class that gets looked over when students are doing course requests as they don’t know what it entails.
An internship is, “a professional learning experience that offers meaningful, practical work related to a student’s field of study or career interest.” as stated by the University of Maryland. For the Corner Canyon students that take the internship class at the school they are able to find a place to intern at that might be of interest to them for a potential career.
Many that take this class have an idea of what they might want to do for an internship before taking the class, making it easier to start looking for an internship. However even if you don’t know what you want to do you can always take the class and find something that may be of interest to you.
A student here at Corner Canyon said that they loved this class because it helped them to decide that they truly did want to pursue the career they did an internship in. This class is perfect to help you to decide if you like a career that you have an interest in going into.
Many underclassmen will ask what electives they should take as they continue through high school. This is a great class that any junior/ senior can take, and if you are needing CTE credit, this class can count towards it.
After taking this class myself I was able to decide for sure that I wanted to pursue physical therapy as a career. Mrs. Grinder is the teacher for this class and she does an amazing job at helping students to understand the importance of this class and is able to show how beneficial an internship can be for one’s future.
According to a Forbes council member, Internships are an opportunity to network with great people and sharpen your skills before entering the workforce. They also help tremendously with figuring out your true passion.” Ultimately, if you are trying to prepare for the future and get some hands-on work experience, the CTE internship class is a great way to do this as a high school student.
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Why should you take the CTE internship class?
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What's the best fried chicken place?
BY YASIL ANEZ
Fried chicken, a food that everyone loves no matter where it's from. And if you haven't tried it before or simply don't eat it because you are vegan or vegetarian I'm very sorry for you. Now we all know that some fried chicken is better than others. So comes the subject of which fried chicken place is the best? To figure this out we interviewed a number of people including students and some graduates, as well as adults. (This is just from the research we made. you are welcome to like whatever chicken you like.)
The least favorite, with the least amount of votes was Raising Cane’s, impressively. Some thighs that we heard were like “ I like their chicken a lot, for its crispness.” Yaritza Jurado. And on the flip side “Their chicken is not juice enough.” Michelle Castillo. So there is an argument on why it's so low. This chicken place was the lowest on the list for a reason. It's still a place that people should try.
Next in the list is Chick-fil-A. We expected this to be the position since they are not known to be a fried chicken place. Some things we heard were “Their chicken sandwiches are very good.” Diego Sanchez. And on the flip side “Chicken by itself doesn't have that much taste.” Sofía de la Paz. This “chicken place” seems to be well rated judging on what people think of it. It definitely is a place you would probably go to for fast food.
Second place in the list goes to KFC. This chicken place deserves it being one of the oldest and still standing strong. It's a place that has filled lots of hearts like our friend Josh who said “This place is the closest to my roots.” and on the flip side we heard “Their chicken is too oily.” Santiago Rios. This great place is definitely well rated. Since it has always been great. though the occasional argument on it is why it's not top one. But definitely a must try.
The number one on the list is Popeyes fried chicken. This chicken place has a high spot on the list being one of the most popular to do with it being so good. Here are some things we heard: “ Popeyes chicken is very juicy.” Yasil Anez. “ Their chicken is simply the best.” Francisco Garcia. “ Their workers are the nicest.” Jose Guerrero. The quality of their food and their serves just make eating that chicken the best experience. This chicken makes your day and feeds your soul. The chicken place it the one that sets the margins for the other ones so it's the one to beat. Hopefully after you read this you will want to eat some of it. Don't worry it had me hungry too. So in the end what's your best chicken place?
As a whole, according to El Pollo Norteño, Australia consumes roughly 205 pounds of chicken per person, per year. This is more than any other country in the world including the US, which is believed to be the best place on earth to get fried chicken, of all things.
According to this what country would you like to go to to try their fried chicken? Or do you believe the U.S.A has the best fried chicken?
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