Issue 1 – 10/14/2021


Return to school brings back Pioneer Spirit by Brooke Womack
Superfans are back in the stands viewing sporting events in person again

Fans are back in the stands for Sandy High sporting events.

Changes abound as students and staff return by Michelle Valencia
Masks and distancing are prioritized as school starts

SHS opts for block scheduling by Michelle Valencia
Classes are split into A/B days and are 90 minutes long

Advisory expands to four days a week by Rebekah Harrell
Class splits time between Character Strong and Academic Focus


Working while going to school is balancing act by Sydney Glover
Students juggle work time with being back in school

Coffee shop jobs are popular among SHS students.

Staff members retire by Nicole Wright
Shelley Anderson and Rita McCombs look forward to life after Sandy High School

Teacher’s family spends fall in France by Gillian Moore
Anouxa Vixathep’s wife and kids are living abroad

Wade Lockett returns to SHS to help students graduate by Rebekah Harrell
The administrator was previously the athletic director at SHS

Dorn is living her own reality show by Sydney Glover
The new principal was once a candidate for MTV’s “Road Rules”

Colleges adjust admission policies by Makayla Bogle
Many schools are dropped the standardized testing requirement


Are you in love . . . with your country? by Jacob Oeck
Students express feelings of patriotism

Photo by Danne on

Drivers Ed may be tedious but it’s also valuable by Laila Ramirez
The program helps students become safer drivers


Discord earns place among chatting apps by Vinny White
The app is trying to expand from a gamers chat service

Sandy Actor’s Theatre is back with a new production by Vinny White
“Dead to the Last Drop” is the newest play by the local group

Red Shed reopens with new menu by Ty Tilden
The local restaurant recently underwent a remodel

Food cart business not easy to break into by Jacob Oeck
Long hours and countless rules and regulations are part of food cart life

Pioneer Digital Media club creates streaming service by Henry Schutt
The club was live streaming varsity sports before the recent shutdown


Football beats Barlow for first time in over 20 years by Nicole Wright
The team is 5-1 and ranked #14 in the state

Photo by Gillian Moore

Underclassmen earn varsity spots by Brooke Womack
Younger teammates have different experiences on varsity teams

Athletes take different paths to their sports by Gillian Moore
Getting started in a sport can happen in many ways

Soccer teams stay competitive by Makayla Bogle
Teams credit chemistry for enjoyable seasons

Cross country team competes at Nike meet by Ty Tilden
JV teams wins their divisions at the prestigious meet

Volleyball team keeps battling by Rebekah Harrell
The team is rebuilding after losing a number of seniors to graduation

Water Polo teams still looking for first win by Laila Ramirez
Improvement is still the goal for the teams

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