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Protester in the Parking Lot

Protester in the Parking Lot

Tyler Monson

December 3, 2012

Bingham High's back parking lot has only one exit point. It's a punishing truth. If you want to get out of school there is only one way to do it, indignantly brave your way in that direction and pray that you don't get killed by some junior on a joyride. Over the past year I've resigned myself to...

Dishing out Dollars for Dances

Dishing out Dollars for Dances

November 28, 2012

Bingham High School has six major dances every year: Homecoming, Bingham Ball, the Christmas Dance, Sweethearts, Prom, and Girl’s Pref.  Three of these dances are girl’s choice and three are boy’s choice. Girls have to shovel out a lot more cash than boys for any dance. The boys have it easier...

Tips for a Successful Secession

Tips for a Successful Secession

Tyler Monson, Staff Writer

November 28, 2012

After Election Day, the polls close and the nation boasts its newly-chosen leader, parading them through the streets with pride. While this is all fine and dandy, this year after the Obama re-election the country seemed…more divided than usual. Individuals from forty states have circulated petitions...

The Public Menace

The Public Menace

Bryce Rodabough, Staff Writer

November 14, 2012

The bang echoes through the bathroom as I enter, the wood door bouncing against the metal frame. Immediately, my senses are assaulted with the smell of…. well, honestly I have no idea what that smell is; what I do know is that I am definitely not a fan.  As I sit down, I begin to read the literature...

Rolling with the Pigs

Bryce Rodabough, Staff Writer

October 29, 2012

As this November draws near, the American populous is continually being bombarded by the presidential campaign between Presidential hopeful Governor Mitt Romney, and current President Barack Obama.  Commercial after commercial, speech after speech, each containing highlights of their platform, or jabs...

Reasons to Block People on Facebook

Reasons to Block People on Facebook

Shaylee Hook, Staff Writer

October 29, 2012

Facebook is the place everyone comes to write what’s on their mind and keep in touch with friends, but in some cases, you may not want to stay in touch any longer. Unfriending people can be a hard task, and at times very stressful, however, there is a way. To make your conquest easier we’ve created the perfect profile of people you may want to unfriend.

Late Start: More than just Sleeping In?

Late Start: More than just Sleeping In?

Jacie Wach, Staff Writer

October 4, 2012

Bingham has always been known for its traditions. This may explain why it was the last school in Jordan School District to implement a late start Friday policy. In fact, Bingham didn’t necessarily choose to begin late start, rather we were required to due to a new policy in our district. Although ...

Daily Pledge: More Damaging Than Helpful

cartoon by Tyler Monson

Haley Jensen, Staff Writer

September 25, 2012

Senate Bill 223, passed by Utah’s legislature during the 2012 session, now requires the Pledge of Allegiance to be said daily in public schools across the state. Freshman senator Aaron Osmond sponsored this bill. According to KCPW, Osmond said that the idea came to him after visiting several schools. ...

Student Talkback

Student Talkback

September 19, 2012

If you could be a superhero, what superhero would you be? "Violet from The Incredibles. Because she can turn invisible and do force fields. Who wouldn't want that?"   "Iron Man he makes all of his stuff and he's the funniest guy."...

How to Get on Your Teacher’s Good Side by Sucking Up

How to Get on Your Teacher’s Good Side by Sucking Up

Kristen Andersen, Op/Ed Editor

September 13, 2012

Your high school GPA will determine the rest of your life. It is imperative that you get good grades, so here are some tips on how to suck up to your teachers. Using these, you can get the grades you want. 1. Learn your teacher’s personality. If they are the funny type, be the class clown. Y...

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