European Life

I recently had the opportunity to go to London and Denmark with my parents. There are a lot of cool things I noticed that are pretty contrary to things we do here in the states.

When we  left the U.S. we stopped in New York because we had a layover. We then had another six and a half hour flight to London. When we got there we were very tired from our flight and our body clocks were off because it was 6:00 in the morning when we got there. But that didn’t stop us from touring the city.

I was amazed at all the architecture because a lot of it was very old and Victorian era buildings. I was also shocked by how clean the city was compared to some of our big cities here in the states. I also noticed this in Copenhagen, Denmark, but even more so. It seemed like they took the time to care for their cities and streets and make sure all of it was clean and welcoming in a sense.

The second thing I noticed was portion sizes with food. They eat a lot less than we do, and it shows. I noticed how there were considerably less obese people. It also seemed like the food all over the place was more clean and healthy. In grocery stores, convenience stores and just anywhere you can get snacks or food, there is way less sugary products and more healthy options.

But most of all it was a great experience to see how different they live than we do. I am serving an LDS mission in Denmark in June, and it made me so much more excited. I truly can’t wait to get back to Denmark.

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To stay hydrated, get a Hydro Flask!

The average person needs to drink 64 ounces of water a day. The most convenient way for people to stay hydrated is carrying a water bottle with them throughout their day. With all the different brands & styles, who’s to know what kind of water bottle a person should get?

Fear not, for Hydro Flasks are easily the best water bottles out there. The classic, sleek design makes for easy personalization. There’s something for everybody with the wide variety of colors & designs. Many people choose to accessorize their Hydro with Flex Boots, different colored caps, & lots of stickers.

Some might argue that Hydro Flask’s biggest competitor, Yeti, makes better water bottles. That’s absolutely incorrect because Hydro Flasks are easier to carry and come in more customization styles.

Junior Robin Nelson says, “I love my Hydro Flask more than my life. It’s my favorite color, & it keeps my water cold. I’m running to dance & even if I have to leave my water in my car, it’s still cold.” She ends with this, a steely glint in her eye really showing how strongly she feels. “I hate hot water.”

Do yourself a favor, & toss out that old excuse of a water bottle & get yourself a Hydro Flask. They’re available at a number of retailers, including Tilly’s at Station Park. Stay hydrated!

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Senior Week: Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament

As the school year winds down, the last week of school is full of activities for the seniors to close out their high school career. One of the most anticipated events is the Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament. The tournament started on Tuesday and the final round is today. The seniors have the opportunity to play volleyball with their friends and have an enjoyable time. The games are being played in the auxiliary gym here at school, because of the weather.

This activity should be very popular among the seniors as many teams have signed up to participate. Margaret Brown, a member of the Ball Slappers had this to say about the tournament:

“Our team has really good chemistry off the court, because we’ve been friends for a long time, so that same chemistry should translate to the volleyball court.”

This tournament is meant to be a fun final activity for seniors, and so far, those have been the results. Those who have participated in the tournament have had nothing but positive things to say about the tournament so far. Jack Rigby thinks that

“it has been fun to get the senior class together for one last activity and volleyball is the perfect activity to do so because everyone can play it”.

The final rounds of the tournament will be played today in the auxiliary gym after school starting at 3 pm.

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Davis high baseball is out of here

As all spring sports have come to an end, the High school baseball season has been a good one. This is the second year for our new coach, and a good one for him. The baseball team did well, with many wins and many losses, some losses worse than others, and some wins that stood out.

The team did well enough to tie in region, along side of Fremont, who, though swept us, lost to many teams that we beat. Being in first, even in a tie, is much better than being in second. With sweeping Northridge, and beating a team by over 10 points, what they did this year was impressive.

Working in sync lead them to winning so much this year, and every time they won, the way they worked together improved. When they acted for themselves, to prove themselves, and to impress the crowd, they didn’t do well at all. But as they grew closer, they got better,and each win they had lead to them becoming much closer, improving their chemistry together.

Though in our region they did very well, in state they did not. Going only a few games and being beat out disappointed them.

Recalling on the rest of the season, Heston told me “it was a good one, and I’m glad I was there for it”. Many other of the players feel the exact same way.

With the year coming to an end, baseball, and many other sports, had a great season. But as Davis high does, we’ll defend the tradition, and keep winning.

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Davis high baseball is out of here

As all spring sports have come to an end, the High school baseball season has been a good one. This is the second year for our new coach, and a good one for him. The baseball team did well, with many wins and many losses, some losses worse than others, and some wins that stood out.

The team did well enough to tie in region, along side of Fremont, who, though swept us, lost to many teams that we beat. Being in first, even in a tie, is much better than being in second. With sweeping Northridge, and beating a team by over 10 points, what they did this year was impressive.

Working in sync lead them to winning so much this year, and every time they won, the way they worked together improved. When they acted for themselves, to prove themselves, and to impress the crowd, they didn’t do well at all. But as they grew closer, they got better,and each win they had lead to them becoming much closer, improving their chemistry together.

Though in our region they did very well, in state they did not. Going only a few games and being beat out disappointed them.

Recalling on the rest of the season, Heston told me “it was a good one, and I’m glad I was there for it”. Many other of the players feel the exact same way.

With the year coming to an end, baseball, and many other sports, had a great season. But as Davis high does, we’ll defend the tradition, and keep winning.

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The debate that’s breaking all of our hearts

In 1973 the supreme court ruled in Roe vs. Wade that abortion is legal and the rights of the woman. Recently those ideals have been questioned and people are wanting them to change. There are at least 8 other states who have limited abortion laws  and are wanting to overturn the supreme court decision in 1973. In Georgia the governor, Brian Kemp, just passed a bill that stated you cannot get an abortion after a heartbeat is detected which can be as early as 6 weeks. 17 states are considering passing the heartbeat bill. In Alabama the governor, Kay Ivey, just passed a bill saying you can’t get an abortion after 6 weeks even if it was incest or rape. The consequences for getting an abortion can be prison time for 10-30 years.

The pro-life or pro-choice debates have been going on a lot in the past week and there have been a lot of people putting their opinions out on social media. I think one thing that is not talked about enough is that pro- choice doesn’t mean “pro- abortion.” I think that you can support freedom of choice but that doesn’t mean that you think that abortion is a “good thing.” One of the best things about the United States is that we have the freedom to make decisions for ourselves and our own family. The frustrating thing about what is going on right now is that the government is imposing themselves on the personal decisions of a family. These new laws are not only taking away women’s rights but family rights as well. As much as there needs to be restrictions on abortion the laws in Georgia and Alabama are too much because they are basically forcing a pregnancy.

People will get abortions for many different reasons and it’s not fair to assume that any situation is the same. Every family or woman that decides to get an abortion goes through different situations and nobody will know why they made the decision they did, and because we have the right to privacy they don’t have to talk about it. There are so many grey areas when it comes to abortion and it’s no one else’s choice to decide whats best for the woman or the family. As a citizen of the United States you have the right to choose what you do with your life and nobody should be able to take that from you.

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Is Dating a Thing of the Past??

Do people still go on “dates” anymore, or do they prefer to just hangout in large groups?

Technology has changed the way people date. Texting makes it easy to get to know people without something like going to dinner and a movie. Dating is a more classy way to get to know someone you’re interested in. A lot of people, though, have not been on a real date and have just adapted the idea of just hanging out. It is more comfortable, and there is not as many awkward moments typically.

Hanging out is a good way to get to know someone better. This can get you to the point where you can comfortably ask them on a date. Dates are not a thing of the past, they are just less frequent because of technology and the way people socialize now.

On the other hand, some may consider it to be a thing of the past because kids now-days are more interested in the superficial parts of dating and being with someone for a while. They focus on other things like school, or they don’t focus on anything at all. I think that kids are losing the desire to be in long term relationships. These days kids like just hanging out instead of organized dates.

I think dating is both modern and a thing of the past because of the way dating has evolved these days.

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Graham Jarvis: Best in The World!

#1 in the world, Graham Jarvis is the best extreme enduro-rider in the game today!

Born in England on April 21, 1975, he has been riding his whole life. He won his first trials event when he was only 10 years old. He continues to live in Yorkshire England today, traveling around the world riding. He rides a Husquvarna 300TE.

Extreme-enduro is a pretty new sport that requires riders to try and ride through seemingly impossible terrain. The terrain covers about everything from boulders, mud, steep rocky inclines, to man-made obstacles like log piles, motorway barriers, large rocks, and tractor tiers.

To be able ride these conditions, Graham Jarvis has to do a lot of modifications to his bike. He has lightened the suspension, added on a FMF exhaust pipe, he uses Hinson basket, and his clutch is made to be able to take large amounts of stress (like when he races in Erzberg).

Erzberg is an Austrian motorcycle enduro-race that began in 1995. It’s held annually in either May or June. It’s held in an open pit mine. At the beginning of the race about 500 riders start from crawling up the walls of the mine. One of the hardest sections of the race is called Carl’s Dinner. In the 2015 race the very first to arrive to this section was Graham Jarvis.

Graham Jarvis has won the 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Erzberg.

He has also won the

Red Bull Romaniacs – 2008, 2011,2012,2013, 2016, 2017

Hell’s Gate – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017

Roof of Africa – 2013, 2015, 2016

Red Bull Sea to Sky- 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015

Scottish Six Days Trial – 1998, 1999, 2004, 2006

And that’s why Graham Jarvis is the best in the world!

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Students for the Environment

You have probably heard of the problems our globe has been through. I know there are many, but there is definitely a bigger one. Global warming is real, it is sad, and it just grows. For that, there are many things that us, as the family earth, can do to make it better. One of those things that came up not to Utah, nor the U.S., but to the whole world was a movement that supported. A Swedish clime activist  has been fighting for the world’s biggest leaders to use more alternative energy sources like the renewable ones, such as solar energy instead of the combustion of fossil fields. At Davis High, the Junior Julia Last is being responsible for the movement.

“She posted online and we are trying to spread the word, and to gather as many students as we can to join the movement. We are gathering at Davis on the morning of Friday, the 24th, and marching to the City Hall in Kaysville, during it, we are having a lot of activities during it, and we will find supplies to make posters and whats is needed, and I will give a speech.”, said Last.

So, if you agree with Julia’s plans and that the earth needs help, joint the movement.

If not, no one cares for whatever you are doing in your end of term classes.

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IT Chapter Two

The IT Chapter 2 trailer was recently released and all you need to know is it looks amazing.

Stephen King’s “IT” which was written in September of 1986 and was made into a movie in 1990. Director, Andres Muschietti took it into his hands to revamp this twisted thriller. The first chapter of IT was remade and released in 2017 and it was just as good as was hyped. The director did a very good job of bringing modern horror and fear to the already familiar face of Pennywise and all he is.

The second Chapter is set to take place with the characters being kids in the first who are now adults. Pennywise is resurfacing after his 27 year hibernation period to get his revenge, after the kids escaped his grasp in the first.

The beginning of the trailer takes place with Beverly back in Derry at the house she grew up in. An elderly women now owned the house and invited Beverly inside for tea. Beverly starts wondering and looking at the pictures on the walls and sees the face of the infamous clown. At this point you’re gonna have to go watch this hair raising trailer to get the full effect.

This movie is becoming more and more hyped with the release date being so far away. Strong recommendation to go watch the trailer and to see it in theaters come September.

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