The Mane Street Journal
The Importance Of An Art Class
The Cheer Team
Football Region Recovery
Latinos In Action
Table of Contents
Letter from the Editor
This Year's Staff
Sports Injuries and How it Effects School Work
Should Lunch be Longer?
Class of 99' Alumni Assembly
What teachers are Doing Differently This Year
Another year and another set of students in the Broadcast Journalism class. This year there are more students than ever before, which means more stories about the school to be shared. Take a moment and read the articles and watch the videos to see these great student produced stories. As a reminder, everything in the magazine is student chosen, created, and edited. These student are responsible for every step of the process, and they do a great job.
Letter from the Editor
- Clint Peery, Teacher
By: Jessica Hoschouer
This is, as you know, the start to a new year hear at Payson High School. With a new year comes new staff members for the Mane Street Journal. Each year, our staff grows larger, which is definitely true for this years staff. With more new comers than returners, we have loved figuring out how to work together. Like every year, we hope to be able to tell you our story through our videos, and we are excited for you to get to know all of us throughout this school year. We are also excited to see how we grow through the year, and hope that you will also be able to see it through our videos.
This Year's Staff
School spirit is something that has been around for a long time and it continues to grow! This is the pride that supports each other in every single area possible. Our student section is the best in the state and with every sport or UIL or fine arts event there is always support. School spirit is something that will always be remembered, from standing in the freezing cold student section, to screaming so loud you lose your voice the next day. It is something that will not be going away anytime soon. Hope to see your school spirit out there payson!
By: Keeley Stokes
As the school year is beginning, new changes come and some things stay the same. The bell schedule and attendance policy, are some of the biggest changes this year. This year, there are some things that have changed about the bell schedule and attendance, some of the students and teachers might like it and others might hate it. Some might think it is efficient while, on the other hand some might think that it is a waste of time. This is some of the things Mrs. Olsen and Mrs. Christensen said about the new schedule and attendance policy.
By: Pamela Mireles
We all love watching a good sporting event. It is always heart wrenching when someone gets hurt, and we have our moment of silence, but afterwards everyone goes back to cheering and getting into the game. The athletes that get hurt have to carry that injury with them for more than just that moment.
Being an athlete can already affect your school life with practices and less time to do homework, but being injured on top of that can make it even harder. Some athletes here at PHS have been Injured playing sports and when asked how being injured affected their everyday life and their school work they gave us some insight. “I had to find my motivation to actually get around and be able to go to my classes and pay attention” Maddie Mitchell, a soccer player at PHS who tore the ligaments in her ankle, said in her interview.
Halle Meek, a basketball and soccer player here at PHS, was injured playing basketball last year and as a result could not play either sports this year. “I have two bulging discs in my back and my sciatic nerve is pinched. My legs go numb and I’m not able to play my favorite sports” she said. When asked how it affected her school work, she informed us that “I have to leave class to get feeling back in my legs and I miss important things.”
Although they were injured in sports, they still want to continue playing them. The other athletes that were interviewed gave similar responses in the facts that they still want to continue with sports and that they all missed some important things in school due to their injuries.
By: Amanda Anderson
Sports Injuries and How it Affects School Work
Should lunch be longer?
By: Kade Bingham
When you go to lunch it's close to impossible to get out of the school parking lot. If lunch was longer it would cause less tardiness because fast food lines last around 15 minutes. It's stressful and if you planned on doing something else during lunch that’s out of the question, because you barely have time to get food.
Class of 99' alumni assembly
By: noah braithwaite
“Every year at PHS we advance in the year, losing a class and gaining a class. Just like the class of 2018 leaving PHS last year and the school gaining the class of 2021 at the start of the year which is truly a tragedy because the class of 21’ sucks. Have you ever wondered about the classes that have been gone for a long time? Like the class of 1999 who have been gone for 20 years. This year they are the alumni class for PHS, they will be threw on an assembly for us it was trult one last dance for them, one last goodbye to PHS… I asked a graduate from the class of 99' a couple of questions. In the interview I asked him three questions. The following are his answers to the questions. How has phs changed since the the last time you were here? “Not much, everything looks the same." Are you excited about the assembly? “Yeah it will be super fun I remember being here, 20 years is a long time but it goes by fast, time goes by fast’’. Who was your favorite teacher when you were here ? “Jim Griffin and Mr. Alexander by far”. If you could come back to high school what would you change? “ Really I had a lot of fun in high school, the only thing I would do differently would be to expand my friends and to open up to different groups, that's my only regret”
Home coming, more commonly referred to as Hoco by the students, is an intense experience, from asking-to the game the whole week is on edge. However, every year is different for everybody. For example this year the school did not win our game and there was also a huge fire burning just over the ridge of the mountain the whole week! This year we had plenty of activities to keep us distracted from the chaos of the fire. Here is some insight on all of Hoco week 2018 and what happened.
This year for one of the schools many activities for Hoco week we had our annual light parade and as Noah Bird said "Its O-mazing" to be in the light parade. As the light parade was going the town had Pole Creek, and Bald Mountain fires going to keep them nice and toasty even though it was still a little chilly outside that night.
The homecoming game was a good one for sure! We were really close to winning it even towards the end. The cheer, drill team, and color guard did a great job as well awing the crowds with their grand performances as well as the opposing teams crowds as the players were getting ready for the second half.
BY: Tyler Burke
Everyone knows what the school theme is but do they know what it really means or how the school decides what the theme is every year? Junior Class President, Ethan Gowans talked more about the school theme this year. The theme is the song, “Live Life, by Zayde Wolf". Student Council chooses the song to use for the school theme and they decided on this one this year because they want everyone to appreciate high school and live in the moment. Everyone worries about the past and the future and this year the school wants the student body to focus on living life in the moment.
everyone to appreciate high school and live in the moment. Everyone worries about the past and the future and this year we want the student body to focus on living life in the moment.
By: Reagan Christensen
By: Lexi Craig
While interviewing teachers to see what they planned on doing different this year. They said, every year teachers learn more from their students. A question that was asked was what do teachers plan on doing different this year and there were some pretty good answers. They all had a great answer and great perspectives on what they plan on achieving this year, such as, trying to help their students learn in different ways. The second question that was asked was “what do you think helps your students learn the most?” And some of the answers about how every student learns different. Some said that they plan on having different kinds of assignments and activities that appeal to a couple styles of learning. Let’s have a good year Payson!
What are teachers doing different this year
Painting is one of the many art classes in our school, painting specifically is very different from the other art classes. It isn't about grinding out projects, getting sketches done, or pushing to get a project done, Painting is all about how you feel and the thought and touch that goes into each piece, you are the creator, and there is nothing that you cant think of. It really is about the love for this art, If you try you will get something out of it, and if you don't it might just take longer.
By: Ashton Eaves
The Night Parade is one of Payson’s activities that helps people figure out what goes on at Payson High School. Ashton Eaves was a big help in the making of this video. So we went around before the parade to see what people thought about it.
The first person that was asked about the Night Parade was Ethan Gowans. The interview started out by asking what he thought the Night Parade is. He said, “The Night Parade is a fun little parade that Payson High started a couple years ago, to show off all of our cool groups.” He was then asked what is one word to describe you and your group. He then said, “Me and my group? Like student council?” “Yeah student council.” He then said, “Rambunctious, whatever you want man! Lion Pride!” He was then asked why he is participating in the Night Parade. And he said because he put it on. Then he was asked what his favorite part of the Night parade was. “I love seeing how enthusiastic everyone gets and how they’re getting ready for homecoming. It’s fun.”
And the last question that was asked was what the purpose of the Night Parade was. His response was, “To showcase our fun groups.” Ethan was really fun to interview because he gave good answers that really helped with the video.
The next person that was interviewed was one of my friends, Jared Tew. Jared was also another person that was fun to interview because he was very interactive and gave us awesome answers to all of our questions. The first question was asked what is the Night Parade? “What is the Night Parade!? A fun time!” He was then asked what is one word to describe you and your group? He said, “My group, well we’re kind of wacky us the swim kids.” Why are you participating in the night parade? He then said, “Because it’s fun!” He was asked what his favorite part of the Night parade was, and he said, “Seeing all of the student body together.” What is the purpose of the Night Parade? “To get everybody hyped for school.”
There was another person that was also interviewed, Emillee Van Moos how she would describe the Night Parade in one word. She thought about it for a second then said “Dark.” Then her friend came and whispered in her ear to tell her a word and she yelled, “LIT!”
I then asked my friend Kody Mecham what he thought of the Night Parade. This is how the interview went: “What is the Night Parade?” “It's a parade for sports people.” “What’s one word to describe you and your group?” “We’re runners?” He was then asked why he was participating in the Night Parade. And he said, “Because they are.” “What’s your favorite part about the Night Parade?” He said, “The Lights.” The last question is asked him was, “what is the purpose of the Night Parade?” “Its so that extracurricular groups can show off what they’re doing and it’s also for homecoming.
By: Andrew Martin
The Importance of an art class
Many students that attend Payson high School are also enrolled in an art class. While a few are there for credit, and others an easy A, there may be importance to taking an art class. A study done by Jay P. Greene, Brian Kisida, Cari A. Bogulski, Anne Kraybill, Collin Hitt, and Daniel H. Bowen of different universities showed results of increased empathy and tolerance in younger people who explored the arts. As well as a desire to become cultural consumers in the future. An art student, Adriene Wilde, and an art teacher, Mrs.Burdick, were asked their thoughts on the importance of art classes. Along with this, Whether or not they believed students could gain empathy from the arts, what students would hope to learn from an art class, and if they felt schools were lacking emphasis on art education.
The Drill Team
By: Whitney Peterson
We all know the drill team is a dance group, but do we really know them?
Jess Holt as the Captain and Abbie Merrill as the Vice president. Being the captain comes with a lot of responsibility. Jess describes some of the responsibilities she has. “I have to know, all of the dances and I kind of reteach them, re-clean it and help the coaches with whatever they need.” she states.
Abbie got asked how much time and effort gets put into Drill and she says, “Drill is a lot of time. I don’t think people realize that it’s the whole year. So its February to February, that’s our season. So it doesn’t end. Its every single morning at 6am. Even in the summer. So we practice 6-9 every morning, all summer, all year, every single day.” But she also talks about the times they get off. “We have two weeks off in the summer and one week off in the school year. So we have three weeks of the entire year.”
That is dedication. The team members are as close as family. They are extremely hard working and love what they do.
There comes a time in our lives, when we first come into high school, and we must decide on how we are going to spend the next three years . We devise plans on how to spend the next three years. Such as, playing a sport, being a part of the play, in a club, or even just spending most of the time with your friends. Although these plans might not live up to their full potential, whatever it may be; they are, or once were, a part of us that we will never forget. Because going through high school is a treacherous journey of self discovery, which we share with one another.
Therefore, here are some interviews of fresh sophomores here at Payson High school, and they are asked how they feel like they are going to use up their last years of adolescence.
First of all, Tyson is a sophomore that is part of the FFA, who plans on being apart of the FFA throughout high school. He also plans on graduating.
Next, Abby Clark is another sophomore that is a part of the school’s dance company, and she has many different goals for high school, such as graduating and being a part of the dance company throughout high school.
Cheerleaders are known as the ruler of the school going alongside the jocks. Throughout the years they have had many captains leading the team. This month time was taken to get to know the cheer team of 2018-19, and how they plan to make this year successful and different from other years. Interviews where set up with the captains of this year. Jenna Osborn, Ellie Wall , Kat Larson. They each told why they chose to be a cheerleader.
Going along Jenna says, “ I have always looked up to the cheerleaders at the games, like when I was in junior high, and it just looked so much fun. You can be involved in all the sports, and support the school.” All three of the captains have chosen to dedicate their time to being on the team to represent the school as a lion.
Ellie Wall says, “I started cheering when I was seven and ever since then, I always looked up to the cheerleaders, and that's what I always wanted to do. Cause I always wanted to be involved in the school.”
Following this was Kat Larson, “Because ever since i was little I've always wanted to be a cheerleader, and i just thought it would always be so fun and to be involved in the school.”
Interviews where also taken from a few of the cheer members to tell us a little about the team this year. Starting with Kinzie Hacking, “ the biggest challenge is probably being busy all the time going from game to game to game, and with work, and school. It’s really hard to stay caught up, but that's also my favorite part to always be doing something and always be involved.”
Madi Hawkins also about the highlights. “ Cheering at all the sporting events and being involved.”
The cheer team isn't all about the pom-poms and mini skirt it’s about a bond with friends and working together to keep the school pride alive. One thing that stood out to was something Kat mentioned in what the goals are for the team, she said, “Besides our dances I feel like one of our big goals this year should be to be kind to everyone and to involve everyone in the school.” The reason this stood out was to show that everyone should be involved in everything no matter what the situation is. With being a cheerleader you would think that not only to cheer on our sports teams but to cheer on the students in our school to show that lions are lions.
The Cheer Team
There has been a huge growth in concurrent enrollment classes in these past couple years here at PHS. In the past, there has just been the basic concurrent enrollment classes like Math and English and a few science classes. Now, there is a huge selection of classes to choose from. There is psychology classes, video classes, dance classes, and even a brakes class that you can earn college credit from.
Taking concurrent enrollment classes in high school will also save you lots of time and money in college. Taking one of these classes will save you an average of 1,200 dollars per class and its with great teachers here at PHS. Teachers here will be more willing to help you if you’re not understanding parts of the subject and will work hard with you.
A lot of seniors are taking lots of concurrent enrollment classes here and getting a lot of their college credit done and over with. Students should really start taking advantage of these amazing classes we offer here. It’s a great way to start planning for your future.
By: Lainee Peery
By: Weston Thomas
At Payson we have a senior sunrise which is a way to start the year out for the seniors. So Weston went and recorded a little bit of it and interviewed a couple of people to see if Payson had a good turn out and see if they got what they expected out of it.
Braxton Hall: We do senior sunrise cause the seniors get a chance to meet up together at the beginning of the year and come closer to one another as the class of 2019 to be able to get ready for this coming year. We end with a senior sunset so that they can be off on their way to graduate. I think we had a good turn out we expected less to come than actually did the class of 2019 has a lot of attendance to everything and what we wanted to do there was what happened. So they wrote a letter to themselves it was supposed to say like who they like what kind of classes they are taking and just stuff about their life right now and then on their five year reunion they plan to open them and just see what it was like back when they were a senior.
Logan Bennett: Senior sunrise all the seniors came at seven in the morning one morning and we had breakfast we signed a poster we wrote some goals for the year and it was just super fun. Yeah we had an awesome turnout more than we’ve had in the past it was awesome.
Payson senior sunrise they had a really good turnout the seniors had a lot of fun they wrote letter for their future selves so they can see that in their five year reunion and just see what life was like as a senior. It seems like a really good way to start the year out for them and get them going maybe get them to meet a couple of new seniors and make some new friends and also reunite them with their old friends and start the year out on a good note.
Obviously everyone loves friday night lights, and who wouldn’t? But a lot more goes into that then just coming out and playing football. So here is what the coaches and players shared about their strategy and thoughts are on the new season.
Question: What’s it like handling criticism?
“It’s hard...handling criticism because a lot of people that criticize the football team don’t know how hard we work we practice...and with that, it makes it difficult to go to practice because you don’t feel the need to work hard because to know that there are people that are going to talk trash on you. And on your team on your efforts to win. When really were doing everything we can. It’s really degrading, but we put up with it because we wanna win.”- Running Back Harrison Judd.
Question: What’s it like to be captain for Payson football?
“Um, it’s interesting. I never really...thought, of being captain. Because I’m usually more shy. But having the responsibility of being a captain...is...I feel like, I have to be less shy and more active and talk more and usually my actions at practice I try to...not show off, but push everyone around and not be scared to be myself for once. And to let everyone know they can trust me and to be a leader in general. It’s pretty interesting.”- O-Line Corbin Gull
Question: Handling criticism?
“Um, I don’t really hear it as much this year. But previous years, it was...it was unsettling. A lot of people who say ‘oh you’re Payson, why even try? You guys suck’ It’s like, if you think that you can do better...come out and join us, we’d be happy to have those that can help us. We’re not really a bad team, it’s just certain people on the team I feel. This year we’ve come together a lot better. I’ve seen so much more improvement. I don’t really take criticism anymore. They can think what they want. But I really know what we are.”- Corbin Gull
Question: Handling Criticism?
“Psh, well it’s hard for people to judge us because they don’t play. And they don’t practice, they just see. And so...based on what you see, you can say we’re a bad team. But were not.” Safety Mike Lowry.
I then talked to Coach Campbell and asked him what his thoughts are on the new season.
Question: Region Goal?
“Well, uh, our goal this year...this is my third year coaching. Our first year goal was to understand football and understand the schemes and just get better. And last year, we did that. We went from one win to four wins. My goal this year is to be better than we were last year. To be a better team, to play together. To understand our assignments. From a win, lose standpoint. Obviously we want to be better than we were last year. And that’s definitely a reality right now.”- Coach Campbell.
Question: Key/Fun players to watch?
“Yeah, we have a lot of guys that the fans should enjoy watching. Hank Bowers is a
Senior, playing QB. Uh, Harrison Judd is a Running Back, he’s gonna be a Senior. Landyn Westover is a Receiver, Defensive Back. He’s a Senior. Um, we have some returning Offensive Lineman like Corbin Gull, McCoy Cook, and Dakota Boss. So, all Seniors again starting. Returners from last year. Um...Tyson Fromm and Tyler Bott, our Linebackers. Doing a really good job. Cordell Clinger is a Senior Linebacker/Defensive End. Doing a really good job. Brock Sorensen, Free Safety. He’s always done a good job just being the smartest player on the field and getting the team where they need to go. And we have a really good group of seniors. We’re excited just to..hope that everyone enjoys coming out and watching what we...put out on the field.”- Coach Campbell.
And there you have it. That’s what the players and coaches thoughts are on the new season. Now lets see if they can take what they’ve practiced and put it into the games.
Record: 4-5 overall; 1-4 in Region
By: Donovan Treanor
Have you heard about Latinos In Action? Many of us have but how many actual know who they are? Not enough. So here is a little bit about them with you. First of all, people tend to assume, because of the name, that The LIA is exclusive to latinos. While it was founded around latinos, anyone is aloud to participate in it.
The Latinos In Action community is an opportunity for people to build themselves as students, friends, and hard working contributors to the community around them. They push themselves to participate in social events and activities as well as various community service projects. The biggest thing about Latinos In Action is their passion for helping others and really wanting to do the best that they can to be good examples for all those looking up to them.
It was founded in Los Angeles by José who began to recognize in high school that very few of his Latino peers participated in rigorous coursework, extracurricular activities, and community service. As a teacher, and later an administrator, José saw again what he’d started to notice as a student in Los Angeles: Latino youth were disengaged and disenfranchised at school. In addition, they often shunned their cultural heritage, which he believes is at the heart of every Latino youth’s drive to excel. This gap kept students, who could offer the classroom and community a wealth of knowledge, experience, and unique perspectives, from graduating high school and college. In effect, this phenomenon kept students from reaching their potential.
José recognized the barriers these young Latinos faced within their own homes and communities. He saw himself in these students and reflected on the opportunities, experiences, and mentors that had allowed him— a low-income, non-English-speaking immigrant— to succeed. The combination of these experiences and reflections led José to begin the Latinos in Action program.
Latinos In Action
By: Cade Wootton
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By: Ari Sanders
Many sports are physically and mentally demanding, so athlete heath is a huge part of many athletes lives. A select few athletes were asked what they do to stay at peak performance. Kayden Todd(Varsity Football) was asked, what he does to stay healthy after practice? He said that he usually eats big meals, and drinks a protein shake. He was also asked what he does throughout the off-season to prepare for the upcoming season. He said he works out a lot, in addition to eating and protein shakes. Among the few interviewed Jarrett Christensen(Varsity Football) was also asked about his after practice habits. Jarrett said that he eats big meals, and lifts and stretches. He told reporters he also tries to eat five big meals a day. Cooper Ott(Varsity Football) was interviewed next, he told us that he eats healthy meals, and hydrates. After the season, Cooper lifts and eats and tries to build up muscle for the season. Madi Hawkins(Payson High Cheerleader) was the final athlete interviewed, she was asked about her daily routine, she told reporters that she runs and stretches, and works on her cheers and tumbling for tryouts. The last person interviewed was, Coach Jeb Clark(Wrestling Head Coach), He was asked what’s important for athletes to do to prepare for game/match day, he said that it's important for them to mentally prepare themselves, he was also asked what athletes should do during the off season to stay ready, he said that they need to keep active and continue to practice their sport and be in shape when the season rolls around.