Senior Cotillion

With the end of the school year coming to a close, the last couple weeks are going to be awesome, especially for the seniors. With a lot of fun activities and opportunities senior week is upon us. Every day there is a different activity for the seniors to participate in, all leading up to Friday. Friday is Senior Cotillion.

Senior Cotillion is a non-date dance for all the seniors who attend Davis High. It is suppose to be an awesome time. With it being senior week, there is a lot of talk from everyone about Senior Cotillion.

Zoe Jacobs says,

“I think that I’m going. I think that it’s great, and I’m looking forward to this last chance to socialize and attend a dance for Davis High.”

When asked about the expectations for Senior Cotillion Marcus Maughan said, “I think it will be a good time and hopefully there is good music.”

Lot’s of seniors have different opinions about the dance and are looking forward to have such a fun opportunity.

Margaret Brown says,

“I am super excited! I am so excited that all of my friends are going to Senior Cotillion as well.”

This years senior class has been an awesome one for sure. With the senior’s high school career coming to a close, they are excited to have one last opportunity to dance and have fun at Senior Cotillion.

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The music we listen too

Throughout the world and history music has been and still is an extremely important part of humanity. Proof of its existence since the beginning of man has been discovered.  The oldest instrument, is a bone flute from a cave in Germany, carbon dates to 35000 years ago. The first complete musical composition is the Seikilos epitaph its written on a gravestone that resides in modern day turkey, and has been decided to be from the first or second century AD.  the first known written song is cuneiform, a Hurian hymn written 3400 years ago. The credited founder of music itself is Iranian king Jashmid, with his rule during the eliminate empire that existed from 2500 BC to 644 BC, but presumably it existed before then because humans have had vocal chords longer than that.

Quite clearly music has had a major influence on our world. In modern times though, hymns, operas and classical music were the most significant as it started out, but, as we progressed, so did music, leading us to the 1,264 genres we have now.

It has been used a long time as a way of helping to get through work. A great example of this is music that slaves would sing while on the plantation, though just songs at the time, the significance of African american culture in music is substantial. so substantial that in my age group the genres of music they are accredited for is most listened to.

Here in Davis high, I took a poll of 60 students and the outcome of the best wasn’t surprising. Coming in first was rap, with just over a third at 22 people voting it as their favorite. A tie at second place, with country and punk rock with 14 people each, though both of these are much lower nationwide, in Utah culture seems to make them popular. A three way tie comes in at 3rd place, with rock, alternative, and electronic all having 3. Though in third in this sample, nationwide in all age groups, rock makes up 21.7 of favorites, which put it in first. What was even more shocking is what came in last, pop with only 1 person saying it was their favorite, because nationwide, its only 1.6 percent less than rock, so barely number 2.

The United States is a very diverse place, with diverse music choices. My sample did not really reflect our nation at all of all ages, and not too similar to our age group too. The culture here in this area of Davis country though, the culture is very different from the rest of the United States, so maybe its that influencing our favorites, or maybe its just something else.

Whatever it may be, and whatever your favorite genre may be, in the long run it doesn’t matter as long as you like what you listen to.

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The music we listen too

Throughout the world and history music has been and still is an extremely important part of humanity. Proof of its existence since the beginning of man has been discovered.  The oldest instrument, is a bone flute from a cave in Germany, carbon dates to 35000 years ago. The first complete musical composition is the Seikilos epitaph its written on a gravestone that resides in modern day turkey, and has been decided to be from the first or second century AD.  the first known written song is cuneiform, a Hurian hymn written 3400 years ago. The credited founder of music itself is Iranian king Jashmid, with his rule during the eliminate empire that existed from 2500 BC to 644 BC, but presumably it existed before then because humans have had vocal chords longer than that.

Quite clearly music has had a major influence on our world. In modern times though, hymns, operas and classical music were the most significant as it started out, but, as we progressed, so did music, leading us to the 1,264 genres we have now.

It has been used a long time as a way of helping to get through work. A great example of this is music that slaves would sing while on the plantation, though just songs at the time, the significance of African american culture in music is substantial. so substantial that in my age group the genres of music they are accredited for is most listened to.

Here in Davis high, I took a poll of 60 students and the outcome of the best wasn’t surprising. Coming in first was rap, with just over a third at 22 people voting it as their favorite. A tie at second place, with country and punk rock with 14 people each, though both of these are much lower nationwide, in Utah culture seems to make them popular. A three way tie comes in at 3rd place, with rock, alternative, and electronic all having 3. Though in third in this sample, nationwide in all age groups, rock makes up 21.7 of favorites, which put it in first. What was even more shocking is what came in last, pop with only 1 person saying it was their favorite, because nationwide, its only 1.6 percent less than rock, so barely number 2.

The United States is a very diverse place, with diverse music choices. My sample did not really reflect our nation at all of all ages, and not too similar to our age group too. The culture here in this area of Davis country though, the culture is very different from the rest of the United States, so maybe its that influencing our favorites, or maybe its just something else.

Whatever it may be, and whatever your favorite genre may be, in the long run it doesn’t matter as long as you like what you listen to.

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Choir State Competition: Review

Our choir students competed at the Libby Gardner Hall, in Salt Lake City and represented Davis really well, apparently. But, not all of them made it for State, only A Capella Choir and Madrigals, and they got mixed. Both of those choir categories have their own class periods, and the students included on it have to try out. They have multiple songs that they have prepared to perform and everyone in the categories make it, not only some students, which is really good and inclusive for all of them.

” We perform the songs and we get a score for them, 1 is perfect, and 4 is the worse we can get. 1- is also possible and it’s considered almost a perfect performance. We did pretty good, we got 2 1-‘s and one 1, so that was totally worth it”, said Paden Wilson, one of the students of A Capella that made if for Madrigals next year.

” I think our work was worth it and we also had a lot of fun, because we all like singing and that is a way for us to express ourselves as a group”, said Courtney Sorenson, another student that made it for next year’s Madrigals choir too.

It seems to us that their hard work was worth it . Congrats to the students and to their teacher, Ms. May.

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IGOR: The new sound of modern music

Tyler, The Creator, one of the music industry’s most versatile and varied artists and producer tweeted out the following a few minutes ahead of the release of his newest album, IGOR:

“THIS IS IGOR. PRONOUNCED EEE-GORE. DON’T GO INTO THIS EXPECTING A RAP ALBUM. DON’T GO INTO THIS EXPECTING ANY ALBUM. JUST GO, JUMP INTO IT.”

Tyler’s made quite the following for himself in the past decade since his debut, and in that time hes repeatedly pushed the boundaries of music as the modern world knows it. From the violent bars and verses of albums like Cherry Bomb, Or Goblin, to the swooning melodies and upbeat tunes of Flower Boy, Tyler has gone from a punk to a young man struggling with his sexuality, and someone that just wants to save the Bees. Two years removed from his last album, Flower Boy, fans were ecstatic to say the least when world of a rumored new studio album emerged earlier this month, and on May 17th, 2019 IGOR was released.

Tyler himself suggested that fans just go, just jump into the album, and from first hand experience I can attest that a long walk, a car overlooking the sunset, or just laying in bed all suffice, as long as distractions are limited, IGOR can be experienced just as its meant to be. Using the world “Listening” doesn’t do justice to this album, it is something that is experienced. If rap isn’t your genre don’t be discouraged, Tyler stated it himself, don’t go into this expecting a rap album or any album for that matter.

Taking heavy influence from old school R & B, soul, funk, and rap music Tyler manages to assemble an album that hits the check marks to qualify for all those categories, yet doesn’t truly fit into any genre. IGOR is IGOR, that really the only genre it can be classified in, which is to say that IGOR is an entirely new genre in the age of modern music, one that it alone will ever fit into. The first track exemplifies this to a tee, deep bass as if from a Si-Fi movie opens the track, but soon enough drums, cymbals, and masterful layering of vocals produces an atmosphere that sets up the rest of the album, an atmosphere that says this isn’t just music, this IS IGOR.

With features from artists such as Kanye West, Playboi Carti, and Lil Uzi Vert, the album on paper seems like the perfect recipe for a masterful rap album, but the way these guests are used just play further into Tyler, The Creators musical prowess. A prowess he uses to display the complex emotions behind IGOR so that by the end of the album you’ll feel that you were at the center of a heartbreak yourself.

“EARFQUAKE” is the second song on the album, one that sets the stage for the story of loves troubles IGOR will chronicle throughout is approximately 40 min run time. Stating “‘Cause when it all comes crashing down, I’ll need you.” Tyler sets the stage for next song “I THINK” where he believes hes falling in love, and this time he believes its for real. The idealistic view of love can only last so long however, until the album explores Tyler’s descent into heartbreak and misery, eventually accepting his feelings, and asking the person in question: Are we still friends?

Withing 40 minutes, IGOR sets up, explores, and describes the emotional roller coaster of love for someone that doesn’t love you back. It does this will solidifying Tyler, The Creator as one of the most innovative artists in the industry, with the music industry as his canvas. Music couldn’t be in better hands than those of Tyler, The Creator.

If you haven’t listened to IGOR yet, go on a nice walk, or find a place with no distractions and experience the new sound of modern music.

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Boys tennis team: The best tennis team in years

Davis High School’s boys tennis team just came out with a major win. The tennis team got first in region after six years. They were predicted to get third place but then got first. They beat out Fremont and Layton high, which were predicted to first and second. We are so proud of our tennis team especially since we haven’t gotten first place in six years.

The boys tennis team has state this weekend on the seventeenth and eighteenth. The team right now is working on self improvement and to focus on what makes them a good player instead of trying to match the other teams players styles. The schools they are looking out for are Lone Peak High and some Salt Lake schools. The Davis High tennis team hasn’t had a top finish in state in a while, but with our first place at region we are expecting great things at the state tournament.

Danny Zlothick said, “The team was so excited about our win at region and I am really looking forward to state.”

At the state tournament there are about twenty other schools that are competing. The team is hoping to place top five this year. There are different events and different levels to every event if they players win then they get points for their team. We wish our boys tennis the best of luck at their tournament this weekend.

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Boys tennis team: The best tennis team in years

Davis High School’s boys tennis team just came out with a major win. The tennis team got first in region after six years. They were predicted to get third place but then got first. They beat out Fremont and Layton high, which were predicted to first and second. We are so proud of our tennis team especially since we haven’t gotten first place in six years.

The boys tennis team has state this weekend on the seventeenth and eighteenth. The team right now is working on self improvement and to focus on what makes them a good player instead of trying to match the other teams players styles. The schools they are looking out for are Lone Peak High and some Salt Lake schools. The Davis High tennis team hasn’t had a top finish in state in a while, but with our first place at region we are expecting great things at the state tournament.

Danny Zlothick said, “The team was so excited about our win at region and I am really looking forward to state.”

At the state tournament there are about twenty other schools that are competing. The team is hoping to place top five this year. There are different events and different levels to every event if they players win then they get points for their team. We wish our boys tennis the best of luck at their tournament this weekend.

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Darts Softball

It’s almost the end of the school year which means the softball state tournament is here. The softball team here at Davis has had a great season. With the school year coming to an end, the Darts softball team, who took 3rd in region, heads to state.

The way the tournament works for softball is the tournament is all double elimination. This means you can lose once and still go on to win the whole thing. However, once you lose once it is a lot tougher as you are working your way up from the loser’s bracket, but it is possible to win it all.

Davis has already played 2 state tournament games. The first game they faced off against Herriman, but lost.  Then they played American Fork and won pretty easily. So the Darts are still alive and look to keep moving forward in the state tournament.

The Darts will face off against the Pleasant Grove Vikings next Tuesday. This should be a great match up, good luck to the softball team as they continue to battle for state in the state tournament.

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Darts Softball

It’s almost the end of the school year which means the softball state tournament is here. The softball team here at Davis has had a great season. With the school year coming to an end, the Darts softball team, who took 3rd in region, heads to state.

The way the tournament works for softball is the tournament is all double elimination. This means you can lose once and still go on to win the whole thing. However, once you lose once it is a lot tougher as you are working your way up from the loser’s bracket, but it is possible to win it all.

Davis has already played 2 state tournament games. The first game they faced off against Herriman, but lost.  Then they played American Fork and won pretty easily. So the Darts are still alive and look to keep moving forward in the state tournament.

The Darts will face off against the Pleasant Grove Vikings next Tuesday. This should be a great match up, good luck to the softball team as they continue to battle for state in the state tournament.

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Game of thrones: the best show ever?

While going through your daily lives, it is likely that you have heard of the hit show Game of Thrones. The enormous fan base produces a very outgoing, persistent, and obsessed demographic. If you have not ever watched the show, hopefully this article can provide insight on why people become so addicted to it.

Game of thrones started off as a book series by George R. R. Martin. The first book in the series came out in 1996 and became vastly popular prior to the release of the second book. Shortly after the drop of the book on the market, it swiftly became a New York Times best seller with thousands of people reading the adventurous tales of George R. R. Martin.

Game of thrones is well known for the medieval political drama and deep character development. You will constantly hear fans talk about events in the show like the red wedding and lots of the dramatic scenes. Most of the well known characters include, Khaleesi, the mother of dragons, and Jon Snow.

The amount of viewers recorded on the show is truly incredible. An average of 18 million viewers per season. The amount of viewers for each season trumps the populations of countries like Greece, Portugal, Cuba, Israel, Hong Kong, and New Zealand.

If you have interest in game of thrones, I recommend it tremendously. But you might want to hurry up, the last and final season of the show, season 8, is out and the show is almost at the season finale!

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