Niska helps community with grieving process

Rebekah HarrellEditor-in-Chief Death is a scary reality that everyone will eventually have to deal with, whether it be the loss of a loved one or facing death themselves. Planning funeral arrangements is stressful, but there are professionals like Paula Niska to help. Loving people through the hardship and struggles of death is what drives funeralContinue reading “Niska helps community with grieving process”

Bliesner experiences life through music

Rebekah HarrellEditor-in-Chief When COVID-19 hit in March of 2020, people became confined to their houses with emotions of fear and anger, but music offered an escape from all the hardships senior Grace Bliesner faced.  “I really found escapes in music over quarantine, it’s a way to mix up your day when it feels like everyContinue reading “Bliesner experiences life through music”

Papa Hadyn’s a great stop for dessert

Rebekah HarrellEditor-in-Chief Papa Haydn’s is a well-known restaurant that serves delicious European desserts. They feature a menu with over 20 options ranging from German Chocolate Cake to Coconut Macaroons. The first dessert is the Passion dessert and is a must. It features small white cake layered with chocolate cake underneath. The outside of the cakeContinue reading “Papa Hadyn’s a great stop for dessert”

Students adjust to increased rules enforcement

Rebekah HarrellEditor-in-Chief At the beginning of the second semester, teachers and administrators started to frequently enforce more policies such as dress code, attendance, hall passes, and the phone policy. Policies regarding phones, dress code, and more have always been in place, but because of COVID-19, the administration relaxed the consequences of breaking these policies inContinue reading “Students adjust to increased rules enforcement”

Teams reschedule after games canceled due to Covid

Rebekah HarrellEditor-in-Chief  Sports are a very important part of life at SHS from the basketball games to the wrestling tournaments, but recently a few games have been canceled due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases. “We have had three contests canceled due to COVID-19 this winter, all were canceled by the opponents, not Sandy,”Continue reading “Teams reschedule after games canceled due to Covid”

Geography absorbed into rest of social studies curriculum

Rebekah HarrellEditor-of-Chief Years ago Sandy High School required freshmen to take a mandatory Geography class that discussed basic things such as state capitals, population, and environmental effects. Not offering the class anymore has affected a lot of students regarding the basic knowledge of our geography.  The question is: is Geography a necessary class? “In theContinue reading “Geography absorbed into rest of social studies curriculum”

PDMC produces ‘Family Feud’

Rebekah HarrellEditor-in-Chief After being shut down from filming and producing live sporting events, the Pioneer Digital Media Club started to brainstorm different ideas and they decided on one new project- Family Feud. Family Feud is a gameshow that many people are familiar with. The Pioneer Digital Media Club have created a spin-off version about SandyContinue reading “PDMC produces ‘Family Feud’”

Students eager for in-person assemblies

Rebekah HarrellEditor-in-Chief Assemblies have a long tradition at Sandy High School, but all of that came to a halt due to COVID-19. As the year progresses, many people wonder when will assemblies return? “Leadership hopes to do an in-person assembly this year but we don’t have much say in this. With all the restrictions andContinue reading “Students eager for in-person assemblies”

Becker’s difficult past leads him to help students

Rebekah HarrellEditor-in-Chief If you ask students at Sandy High School their thoughts on new teacher Steve Becker, most students describe him as fun and entertaining, but what you didn’t know is that Becker comes from a past of severe hardship and challenges that have shaped him into who he is today. “I am an exampleContinue reading “Becker’s difficult past leads him to help students”

Stress weighs on students learning in the classroom

Rebekah HarrellEditor-in-Chief Distance learning was stressful for many students, but does returning to in-person school cause more burdens and stress? When students went online in March of 2020, many people had difficulty adapting to distance learning. Students tried to keep up, but faced many educational barriers like understanding assignments, technological difficulties, and taking responsibility forContinue reading “Stress weighs on students learning in the classroom”